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Professor Deb Loxton

Deputy Director- ALSWH & RCGHA

Faculty of Health and Medicine (Public Health)

Informing better outcomes for women

Associate Professor Deb Loxton examines the health and wellbeing of women who have lived with violent partners, and the impact of reproductive health options and choices on women.

Deb Loxton

In 2003, Deb started working on the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH), for which she is now Deputy Director.  She is also the co-director of the University’s recently renamed Priority Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing (previously the Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing).

Major administrative roles aside, Deb is a prolific researcher, expert in the impacts of violent relationships on women, as well as different aspects of reproductive health.

“Violence is a big term, and incorporates emotional abuse, financial abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and harassment,” Deb states.

“If you think about any four women in your life, the stats suggest at least one of them has lived with a violent partner, or will, at some point in their lifetimes.”

“And it doesn't just happen to people who live a certain sort of a life, it happens across the board.”

In addition to authoring over 80 peer-reviewed publications, Deb has contributed to fifteen government reports that have informed policy, six as lead author.

RECORDING AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S HEALTH

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health began in 1995. Across the country, 57,000 women fill in periodic surveys, answering questions regarding their physical and mental health, relationships, and financial position.

With Director Professor Julie Byles, Deb oversees the University of Newcastle node of the ALSWH team, who work on survey development, participant retention, participant recruiting, and data collection, as well as production of government reports.

The resultant data, produced by a team at the University of Queensland, is used by researchers and government to observe emerging trends, inform policy, quantify public health issues and forward plan.

Twenty years on, valuable data are emerging that could not be extrapolated from single cross sectional surveys.

The study originally involved three cohorts of women, born 1921-26, 1946-51 and 1973-78. As the original ‘young’ cohort aged, Deb petitioned for funding to involve a new cohort in the study.

“We spent 2012 and 2013 recruiting 17,000 women from across the country who were aged from 18 to 23,” Deb advises.

So valuable are the stories of participants’ lives, trackers are included in the ALSWH team, to search for ‘lost’ participants.

“You can't replace a participant once they have dropped out.”

“You don't know what happened to them and it is like a half-told story.”

RECOVERY FROM VIOLENCE

Deb’s own research, informed by the ALSWH data, often focuses on the varied impacts on women who have lived with a violent partner, and their recovery from that experience.

Deb explains that abuse is detrimental to women’s physical and mental health, not just whilst it is occurring but also after the relationship ends.

“We have data showing women 15 years post-violence with the same deficit in physical and mental health that they had when they were in the relationship, and that women who are still in a violent relationship report.”

Deb suggests the data shows that significant recovery can occur when the woman has access to social or financial support through formal or informal networks.

“The deficit in mental and physical health does not disappear but can become much less with non-judgmental support.”

SEX AND GENDER

Another area of focus for Deb is women and their reproductive health.

“I look at women’s choices and experiences around contraception and having children – that is, maternal health and wellbeing from the time of preconception and conception, through to birth, and the immediate time after that,” Deb says.

“It is quite fascinating, and a real privilege, watching women go through the decision-making process or not, and having children or not, and what happens to their health and well being along the way.”

With funding from the Australian research Council (ARC) Deb is leading the UON arm of the Contraceptive Use, Pregnancy Intention and Decisions (CUPID) research team.

CUPID is a longitudinal study of patterns of contraception use and access to contraceptive information, advice and services for young Australian women.

The impact of childhood sexual assault on adult sexual health is another area Deb has investigated, alongside colleague Associate Professor Jan Coles from Monash University.

INTERGENERATIONAL OUTCOMES

In 2016, Deb will extend her work with Professor Gita Mishra on the Mothers and Their Children’s Health (MATCH) project, with funding from The National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

A successful pilot has been completed for the project which aims to build understanding regarding disparities in health and health service utilisation among Australian families.

“We will be able to have a look at really distant predictors of their children's health, in relation to the woman's health,” Deb notes.

“We are recruiting the children of the women who have been participating in ALSWH for the past 20 years, since before they were mothers.  This will give us a great view of intergenerational health outcomes.”

Deb would also like to look at several other issues raised by ALSWH data, including an increased prevalence of mental health problems among those in the newest cohort, the way Medicare services are delivered to women seeking support, and abuse endured by older women - but she is limited by time.

“Extra funding and postdoc students looking to become involved are always welcome!” Deb laughs.

“Over the next few years what I hope to do is build a model of accumulated disadvantage over the life course and look at the impact of that.”

“If we can identify those places where intervention could lessen those health deficits, we could make a real difference to the lives of women who have been disadvantaged by the violence of others.”

INFORMING POLICY

Deb’s research is affecting real change in government policy, translating to more equitable outcomes, or better services, and she cites this as the most rewarding aspect of her work.

In 2010, the government unveiled the National Women’s Health Policy which aims to continue to improve the health and wellbeing of all women in Australia, especially those at greatest risk for poor health.

“That policy contained over 50 citations to the ALSWH,” she says.

In 2015, Deb was invited to contribute to the Australian Human Right’s Commission expert roundtable, as part of a national consultation to examine the impact of domestic and family violence on children.

Her involvement, informed by data from the ALSWH and related work, will be ongoing.

Deb’s body of work has informed legislation and governmental policy on domestic violence, superannuation, reproductive health, and sole motherhood in Australia and overseas.

“I think all academics appreciate having papers published and so on,” she muses.

“But what I like best is seeing where the research goes and what it does for people.”

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Informing better outcomes for women

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Career Summary

Biography

Associate Professor Deborah Loxton is Codirector of the Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, a priority research centre of the University of Newcastle, and Deputy Director of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH). A/Prof Loxton has a background in psychology and was awarded her PhD in health in 2003.  She is an experienced quantitative and qualitative researcher in women's health, with particular interests in reproductive health and the impact of stressful life events, including the health impact of abuse, such as domestic violence. A/Prof Loxton’s research is largely undertaken using data from the ALSWH, a longitudinal cohort survey that collects data from four age cohorts of over 57,000 Australian women.  She has extensive experience in developing and conducting survey based research, including participant recruitment and retention in large cohort studies. In 2012-13, A/Prof Loxton led the ALSWH research team in recruiting the newest cohort of participants, which includes over 17,000 women born 1989-95.

In her role as Deputy Director of ALSWH, A/Prof Loxton oversees data collection and cohort maintenance, in addition to leading and contributing to publications and reports to government that arise from the study. She has authored over 80 peer reviewed publications and has produced a further 15 government reports (six as lead author). A/Prof Loxton’s program of work has informed health policy in Australia, New Zealand and the USA in the areas of domestic violence, superannuation, reproductive health and sole motherhood. In addition, her work has been used by the World Health Organization to develop a screening tool for elder abuse. In 2015, ALSWH was awarded the CAPHIA Team Award for excellence and innovation in public health research. The award recognises ALSWH as an exceptional public health resource that provides an evidence base for government and other decision-makers for the development and evaluation of policy and practice in many areas of service delivery that affect women.

A/Prof Loxton has been awarded over $24M funding and has been involved in over 120 collaborations in Australia and internationally. Her international collaborations include the USA Academy of Violence and Abuse and the Korean Women’s Development Institute. A/Prof Loxton has initiated formal relationships between the Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing and these organisations.

In addition to her duties as ALSWH Deputy Director, A/Prof Loxton is leading a program of research that investigates the health impact of abuse across the lifecourse. She is also currently facilitating a consortium which includes researchers from University of Newcastle, La Trobe University, Family Planning NSW, Victorian Assisted Reproductive Technology Association, the Jean Hailes Foundation, and the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service to examine Aboriginal reproductive health. Recently, A/Prof Loxton has started working in the area of improving maternal mortality in developing nations.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of New England
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of New England
  • Diploma of Management, GE Consultancy Pty Ltd (RTO)

Keywords

  • Psychology - assessment
  • Psychology - research methods
  • Women's health
  • domestic violence
  • health service use
  • maternal health and wellbeing
  • maternal mortality
  • mental health
  • reproductive health
  • social and economic wellbeing and health

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Deputy Director- ALSWH & RCGHA University of Newcastle
Faculty of Health and Medicine
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2011 -  Deputy Director Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
Priority Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing
Australia
1/01/2006 -  Deputy Director Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2005 Research Manager University of Newcastle
Research Centre for Gender Health and Ageing
Australia
1/06/2003 - 31/12/2003 Senior Research Officer

Women's health

University of Newcastle
Research Centre for Gender Health and Ageing
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2015 Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Team Research Award
Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia
2008 Faculty Research Award
University of Newcastle
2001 Keith and Dorothy McKay Travelling Scholarship
University of New England
1999 APA PhD Scholarship
University of New England

Invitations

Contributor

Year Title / Rationale
2013 Mental Health Commission of NSW
Mental health reform working party
2012 Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Roundtable
2009 • Maternity Services Review Roundtables for data collection monitoring and research, and peer support

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2012 Motherhood, health and the impact of psychosocial factors
The challenges of service provision to high risk mothers and infants. Perinatal and Mental Health Unit, St John of God seminar
2011 Maternal health and wellbeing: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
Mothering:  Challenges, Change and Hope

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2007 Women's Health Summit, Sydney Town Hall
Organisation: Women's Health NSW Description: This summit was attended by over 500 health workers, academics and stakeholders with an interest in women's health. I was invited to speak about the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health and about my research into intimate partner violence and sole motherhood.
2005 Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
Organisation: Department of Health and Ageing Description: Invited presentation for the Department of Health and Ageing to present ALSWH findings on the health and wellbeing of women who had experienced intimate partner violence, attended by around 50 representatives from government departments in Canberra, 2005. This presentation was recorded on DVD and will be available for electronic distribution.
2004 Health and economic wellbeing of Australian sole mothers.
Organisation: Office of the Status of Women Description: I was invited to present findings from a year long investigation I conducted into the health and economic wellbeing of sole mothers, at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet by the Office of the Status of Women. Over 50 representatives from various government departments attended.

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2015 Adversity
2015 Australian Human Rights Commission Expert Roundtable on Domestic Violence and Children
2012 Women’s health
Invited address to the Australian Psychological Society Newcastle AGM
2012 What can we find out about sexual and reproductive health?
First national sexual and reproductive health conference
2011 The Australian longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) conference Women’s Event
2009 Intimate partner violence, health and social support: Findings over the long term
Lunchtime seminar series, Women’s Health in the North
2007 Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
The Benevolent Society Breakfast Meeting for Professionals
2007 Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
The Benevolent Society Manager’s Meeting
2007 Women’s health: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
International Women’s Day Forum
2007 Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
Australian Women’s Health Nurse Association Professional Update
2006 Going through menopause: results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health Menopause and Midlife, Update for Allied Health Professionals
2006 Going through menopause
Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health Menopause and Beyond: What really matters for women
2005 Presentation for health professionals
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Loxton DJ, Byles J, Dobson A, Brown W, Conducting Longitudinal Research, eContent Management Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia, 134 (2007)
2007 Loxton DJ, Stewart Williams JA, Adamson LR, Barriers to Service Delivery for Young Pregnant Women and Mothers: Report to the National Youth Affairs Research Scheme (NYARS), National Youth Affairs Research Scheme, Canberra, 147 (2007) [A2]
Co-authors Jenny Stewartwilliams

Journal article (96 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Coles J, Anderson A, Loxton D, 'Breastfeeding Duration after Childhood Sexual Abuse: An Australian Cohort Study.', Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, 32 NP28-NP35 (2016) [C1]
Co-authors Amy Anderson
2016 Francis L, Loxton D, James C, 'The Culture of Pretence: A hidden barrier to recognising, disclosing and ending domestic violence.', J Clin Nurs, (2016)
DOI 10.1111/jocn.13501
2016 Joham AE, Nanayakkara N, Ranasinha S, Zoungas S, Boyle J, Harrison CL, et al., 'Obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome and breastfeeding: an observational study.', Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand, 95 458-466 (2016)
DOI 10.1111/aogs.12850
Co-authors Peta Forder
2016 Harris ML, Byles JE, Townsend N, Loxton D, 'Perceptions of coping with non-disease-related life stress for women with osteoarthritis: a qualitative analysis.', BMJ Open, 6 e010630 (2016)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010630
Co-authors Melissa Harris, Julie Byles
2016 Wigginton B, Harris ML, Loxton D, Lucke JC, 'A qualitative analysis of women's explanations for changing contraception: the importance of non-contraceptive effects.', J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care, (2016)
DOI 10.1136/jfprhc-2015-101184
Co-authors Melissa Harris
2016 Wigginton B, Moran C, Harris ML, Loxton D, Lucke J, 'Young Australian women explain their contraceptive choices', Culture, Health and Sexuality, 18 727-741 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.New developments in female contraceptives allow women increased options for preventing pregnancy, while men¿s options for reversible contraception have n... [more]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.New developments in female contraceptives allow women increased options for preventing pregnancy, while men¿s options for reversible contraception have not advanced beyond the condom. There has been little discursive exploration of how neoliberal and postfeminist discourses shape women¿s accounts of choosing whether or not to use contraception. Our thematic discourse analysis of 760 free-text responses to a question about contraceptive choice considers the social and political climate that promotes the self-governed woman who freely chooses contraception. We examine the ways in which women formulated and defended their accounts of choice, focusing on the theme of free contraceptive choice that constructed women¿s choices as unconstrained by material, social and political forces. We identify two discursive strategies that underpinned this theme: a woman¿s body, a woman¿s choice and planning parenthood, and explore the ways in which choice was understood as a gendered entitlement and how contraceptive choices were shaped (and constrained) by women¿s plans for parenthood. We discuss the implications of these discursive strategies, and neoliberal and postfeminist discourses, in terms of the disallowance of any contextual, social and structural factors, including the absence of men in the ¿contraceptive economy¿.

DOI 10.1080/13691058.2015.1117138
Co-authors Melissa Harris
2016 Tavener M, Chojenta C, Loxton D, 'Generating qualitative data by design: the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health qualitative data collection.', Public Health Res Pract, 26 (2016)
DOI 10.17061/phrp2631631
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta, Meredith Tavener
2016 Powers J, Duffy L, Burns L, Loxton D, 'Binge drinking and subsequent depressive symptoms in young women in Australia', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 161 86-94 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.Background: The long-term impact of binge drinking on subsequent depressive symptoms is unclear. The aims were to identify longitudinal patterns of bi... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.Background: The long-term impact of binge drinking on subsequent depressive symptoms is unclear. The aims were to identify longitudinal patterns of binge drinking and whether binge drinking preceded depressive symptoms in the short-term (1-6 years) and long-term (10-15 years). Methods: Longitudinal data from 1996, 2000 and 2009 mailed surveys of 8,197 women in the 1973-78 cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. Latent class analysis was used to identify binge drinking patterns and logistic regression to estimate associations with subsequent depressive symptoms. Results: Five binge drinking trajectories were identified with predicted proportions of women who were very infrequent (24%), fluctuating infrequent (17%), frequent (17%), very frequent (26%) or extremely frequent binge drinkers (16%) between 16 and 21 years. At 22-27 years, depressive symptoms were significantly higher for extremely frequent binge drinkers (31% versus 21% in the short-term; 22% versus 16%-18% in the long-term) than for less frequent bingers. Unadjusted odds of depressive symptoms were 1.70 (95%CI:1.38;2.08) times for extremely frequent binge drinkers than very infrequent bingers and were 1.30 (95%CI:1.04;1.63) after adjusting for demographics, relationships and experience of violence. At 31-36 years, the odds of depressive symptoms were 1.34 (95%CI:1.09-1.64) times for extremely frequent than very infrequent binge drinkers, but were not significant after adjusting for relationships and violence. Conclusions: Extremely frequent binge drinking (more than weekly) in late adolescence appears to elevate the risk of subsequent depressive symptoms in young women in their early twenties and thirties, emphasising the need for preventive strategies to curb binge drinking.

DOI 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.01.019
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2016 Stanford S, Jones MP, Loxton DJ, 'Understanding women who self-harm: Predictors and long-term outcomes in a longitudinal community sample.', Aust N Z J Psychiatry, (2016)
DOI 10.1177/0004867416633298
2016 Tavener M, Mooney R, Thomson C, Loxton D, 'The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health: Using Focus Groups to Inform Recruitment.', JMIR Res Protoc, 5 e31 (2016)
DOI 10.2196/resprot.5020
Co-authors Meredith Tavener
2016 Dillon G, Hussain R, Kibele E, Rahman S, Loxton D, 'Influence of Intimate Partner Violence on Domestic Relocation in Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Young Australian Women.', Violence Against Women, (2016)
DOI 10.1177/1077801216628689
2016 Chojenta CL, Lucke JC, Forder PM, Loxton DJ, 'Maternal Health Factors as Risks for Postnatal Depression: A Prospective Longitudinal Study', PLoS ONE, 11 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Chojenta et al.Purpose While previous studies have identified a range of potential risk factors for postnatal depression (PND), none have examined a comprehensive set of r... [more]

© 2016 Chojenta et al.Purpose While previous studies have identified a range of potential risk factors for postnatal depression (PND), none have examined a comprehensive set of risk factors at a population-level using data collected prospectively. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between a range of factors and PND and to construct a model of the predictors of PND. Methods Data came from 5219 women who completed Survey 5 of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health in 2009 and reported giving birth to a child. Results Over 15% of women reported experiencing PND with at least one of their children. The strongest positive associations were for postnatal anxiety (OR = 13.79,95%CI = 10.48,18.13) and antenatal depression (OR = 9.23,95%CI = 6.10,13.97). Positive associations were also found for history of depression and PND, low SF-36 Mental Health Index, emotional distress during labour, and breastfeeding for less than six months. Conclusions Results indicate that understanding a woman's mental health history plays an important role in the detection of those who are most vulnerable to PND. Treatment and management of depression and anxiety earlier in life and during pregnancy may have a positive impact on the incidence of PND.

DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0147246
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta, Peta Forder
2015 Coles J, Lee A, Taft A, Mazza D, Loxton D, 'Childhood sexual abuse and its association with adult physical and mental health: results from a national cohort of young Australian women.', J Interpers Violence, 30 1929-1944 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0886260514555270
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
2015 May-Ling JL, Loxton D, McLaughlin D, 'Trauma exposure and the subsequent risk of coronary heart disease among mid-aged women', JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 38 57-65 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10865-014-9577-2
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2015 Coles J, Lee A, Taft A, Mazza D, Loxton D, 'General practice service use and satisfaction among female survivors of childhood sexual abuse', Australian Family Physician, 44 71-76 (2015) [C1]

Background: Because childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and adult violence are associated with poorer physical and mental health of women, our aim was to investigate the associations bet... [more]

Background: Because childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and adult violence are associated with poorer physical and mental health of women, our aim was to investigate the associations between CSA, adult violence experiences and general practice service use and satisfaction in a community sample of Australian women aged 28-33 years. Methods: Data of 9058 women from the 1973-78 cohort who completed Survey 4 of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health were analysed. Results: Logistic regressions conducted indicated that after controlling for demographic variables, women with experiences of lifetime violence were more likely to have higher general practice service use compared to those without violence experiences. CSA was not associated with an increase in service use but was significantly associated with a decrease in service satisfaction. This finding remained significant even when they visited the general practice more frequently. Discussion: Implementing trauma-informed care is suggested as a way to improve the satisfaction of this patient group with complex needs.

Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Powers J, Tavener M, Graves A, Loxton D, 'Loss to follow-up was used to estimate bias in a longitudinal study: A new approach', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, (2015) [C1]

Objectives: To examine bias arising from loss to follow-up due to lack of contact. Study Design and Setting: The 1973-1978 cohort of Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Healt... [more]

Objectives: To examine bias arising from loss to follow-up due to lack of contact. Study Design and Setting: The 1973-1978 cohort of Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health was first surveyed in 1996 and followed up in 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009. At the 2000 survey, 9,688 women responded (responders), 2,972 could not be contacted, of whom 1,515 responded subsequently (temporary no contact) and 1,457 did not (permanent no contact). Characteristics were compared for these groups at baseline and follow-up in 2003, 2006, or 2009. Relative risk ratios were used to estimate bias. Results: No-contacts were younger, more likely to live in cities, to be less educated and stressed about money than responders. No-contacts were more likely to be in de facto relationships, separated, divorced, or widowed, to have experienced partner violence and be smokers. Compared with temporary no contact, permanent no contact were less educated, less likely to be studying or employed. Despite differences in prevalence estimates, relative odds ratios were close to one and had confidence intervals that included one, indicating little effect of bias. Conclusion: Although various characteristics were related to loss to follow-up, the relative risks estimates did not indicate serious bias due to loss to follow-up in this cohort of young women.

DOI 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.01.010
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jenny Powers, Meredith Tavener
2015 Hure AJ, Chojenta CL, Powers JR, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Validity and Reliability of Stillbirth Data Using Linked Self-Reported and Administrative Datasets', JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 25 30-37 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.2188/jea.JE20140032
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jenny Powers, Catherine Chojenta, Alexis Hure, Julie Byles
2015 Powers JR, Anderson AE, Byles JE, Mishra G, Loxton DJ, 'Do women grow out of risky drinking? A prospective study of three cohorts of Australian women', Drug and Alcohol Review, (2015) [C1]

Introduction and Aims: To examine women's drinking behaviour relative to Australian guidelines and identify associated factors over the lifespan. Design and Methods: Data came fro... [more]

Introduction and Aims: To examine women's drinking behaviour relative to Australian guidelines and identify associated factors over the lifespan. Design and Methods: Data came from three prospective cohorts of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health aged 18-23 (n=14247), 45-50 (n=13715) and 70-75 years (n=12432) when first surveyed in 1996. The same women were re-surveyed at roughly 3-year intervals until 2012. At each survey, four drinking behaviours were based on two guidelines: long-term drinking (no more than two standard drinks per day) and episodic drinking (no more than four standard drinks on an occasion): (i) no risk (within both guidelines); (ii) low episodic risk (less than once a month); high episodic risk (at least once a month); long-term risk (more than two drinks per day regardless of episodic drinking). Results: No risk drinking increased with age, low episodic risk drinking remained almost constant between ages 18 and 39, and high episodic risk drinking declined rapidly. Few women drank at long-term risk. Factors associated with risky drinking varied with age; however, being a past or current smoker consistently increased the risk, and risks for smokers increased with age. Risky drinking was less likely to be practised by women providing care and needing help with daily tasks, or by pregnant women and those living with children. Discussion and Conclusions: Risky drinking behaviour should be addressed in younger women and in those who smoke. Interventions to reduce risky drinking, possibly in combination with reducing smoking, could be offered through general practice centres.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12246
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jenny Powers, Julie Byles, Amy Anderson
2015 Rowlands IJ, Loxton D, Dobson A, Mishra GD, 'Seeking health information online: Association with young australian women's physical, mental, and reproductive health', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17 (2015) [C1]

Relatively little is known about the extent to which young adults use the Internet as a health information resource and whether there are factors that distinguish between those wh... [more]

Relatively little is known about the extent to which young adults use the Internet as a health information resource and whether there are factors that distinguish between those who do and do not go online for health information. Objective: The aim was to identify the sociodemographic, physical, mental, and reproductive health factors associated with young women's use of the Internet for health information. Methods: We used data from 17,069 young women aged 18-23 years who participated in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. Multivariable logistic regression was used to estimate the association between sociodemographic, physical, mental, and reproductive health factors associated with searching the Internet for health information. Results: Overall, 43.54% (7433/17,069) of women used the Internet for health information. Women who used the Internet had higher odds of regular urinary or bowel symptoms (OR 1.44, 95% CI 1.36-1.54), psychological distress (very high distress: OR 1.24, 95% CI 1.13-1.37), self-reported mental health diagnoses (OR 1.16, 95% CI 1.09-1.23), and menstrual symptoms (OR 1.25, 95% CI 1.15-1.36) than women who did not use the Internet for health information. Internet users were less likely to have had blood pressure checks (OR 0.85, 95% CI 0.78-0.93) and skin cancer checks (OR 0.90, 95% CI 0.84-0.97) and to have had a live birth (OR 0.74, 95% CI 0.64-0.86) or pregnancy loss (OR 0.88, 95% CI 0.79-0.98) than non-Internet users. Conclusions: Women experiencing "stigmatized" conditions or symptoms were more likely to search the Internet for health information. The Internet may be an acceptable resource that offers "anonymized" information or support to young women and this has important implications for health service providers and public health policy.

DOI 10.2196/jmir.4048
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2015 Harris ML, Loxton D, Wigginton B, Lucke JC, 'Harris et al. respond to "social media recruitment"', American Journal of Epidemiology, 181 750-751 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1093/aje/kwv008
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Melissa Harris
2015 Harris ML, Loxton D, Wigginton B, Lucke JC, 'Recruiting online: Lessons from a longitudinal survey of contraception and pregnancy intentions of young Australian women', American Journal of Epidemiology, 181 737-746 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 The Author.Recruitment of young people for epidemiologic research remains challenging, with marked decreases in the effectiveness of face-to-face, mail, and telephone recr... [more]

© 2015 The Author.Recruitment of young people for epidemiologic research remains challenging, with marked decreases in the effectiveness of face-to-face, mail, and telephone recruitment methods. We report on the implementation and feasibility of an innovative and flexible approach used to recruit participants for a longitudinal cohort study about contraceptive use and pregnancy (the Contraceptive Use, Pregnancy Intention, and Decisions (CUPID) Study). Australian women aged 18-23 years were recruited using a range of online, networking, and offline methods, including social media (primarily Facebook (Facebook Inc., Menlo Park, California; http://www.facebook.com)), face-to-face events, distribution of promotional material, and media releases. Over the course of the 1-year recruitment period (beginning in September 2012), a total of 3,795 eligible women were recruited to complete the online survey, at a cost of approximately A$11 per participant. This sample was found to be broadly representative of the Australian population of women aged 18-23 years in terms of demographic characteristics, with the exception of an overrepresentation of tertiary-educated women (88.7% compared with 72.6%). This study demonstrated that although current recruitment strategies are required to be innovative and flexible in order to engage young people in epidemiologic research, representative samples can be achieved online at reasonable cost.

DOI 10.1093/aje/kwv006
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Melissa Harris
2015 Wigginton B, Harris ML, Loxton D, Herbert D, Lucke J, 'The feminisation of contraceptive use: Australian women's accounts of accessing contraception', FEMINISM & PSYCHOLOGY, 25 178-198 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0959353514562802
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Melissa Harris
2015 Dillon G, Hussain R, Loxton D, 'Intimate partner violence in the young cohort of the Australian longitudinal study on women's health: urban/rural comparison and demographic associations', Advances in Mental Health, 13 18-29 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/18374905.2015.1039752
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Gresham E, Forder P, Chojenta CL, Byles JE, Loxton DJ, Hure AJ, 'Agreement between self-reported perinatal outcomes and administrative data in New South Wales, Australia', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Gresham et al.Background: Many epidemiological studies that focus on pregnancy rely on maternal self-report of perinatal outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate th... [more]

© 2015 Gresham et al.Background: Many epidemiological studies that focus on pregnancy rely on maternal self-report of perinatal outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the agreement between self-reported perinatal outcomes (gestational hypertension with or without proteinuria, gestational diabetes, premature birth and low birth weight) in a longitudinal study and linked to administrative data (medical records). Methods: Self-reported survey data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health was linked with the New South Wales Perinatal Data Collection. Agreement between the two sources was evaluated using percentage agreement and kappa statistics. Analyses were conducted at two levels by: i) the mother and ii) each individual child. Results: Women reliably self-report their perinatal outcomes (=87 % agreement). Gestational hypertension with or without proteinuria had the lowest level of agreement. Mothers' reports of perinatal outcomes were more reliable when evaluated by child. Restricting the analysis to complete and consistent reporting further strengthened the reliability of the child-specific data, increasing the agreement from >92 to >95 % for all outcomes. Conclusions: The present study offers a high degree of confidence in the use of maternal self-reports of the perinatal outcomes gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes, preterm birth and low birth weight in epidemiological research, particularly when reported on a per child basis. Furthermore self-report offers a cost-effective and convenient method for gathering detailed maternal perinatal histories.

DOI 10.1186/s12884-015-0597-x
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Peta Forder, Alexis Hure, Catherine Chojenta, Julie Byles
2015 Powers JR, Dobson AJ, Berry HL, Graves AM, Hanigan IC, Loxton D, 'Lack of association between drought and mental health in a cohort of 45-61 year old rural Australian women.', Aust N Z J Public Health, 39 518-523 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12369
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2015 Dobson AJ, Hockey R, Brown WJ, Byles JE, Loxton DJ, McLaughlin D, et al., 'Cohort Profile Update: Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.', Int J Epidemiol, 44 1547-1547f (2015) [C2]
DOI 10.1093/ije/dyv110
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Julie Byles
2014 Mishra GD, Hockey R, Powers J, Loxton D, Tooth L, Rowlands I, et al., 'Recruitment via the internet and social networking sites: The 1989-1995 cohort of the Australian longitudinal study on women's health', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16 (2014) [C1]

Background: Faced with the challenge of recruiting young adults for health studies, researchers have increasingly turned to the Internet and social networking sites, such as Faceb... [more]

Background: Faced with the challenge of recruiting young adults for health studies, researchers have increasingly turned to the Internet and social networking sites, such as Facebook, as part of their recruitment strategy. As yet, few large-scale studies are available that report on the characteristics and representativeness of the sample obtained from such recruitment methods.Objective: The intent of the study was to describe the sociodemographic and health characteristics of a national sample of young Australian women recruited mainly through the Internet and social networking sites and to discuss the representativeness of their sociodemographic, health, and lifestyle characteristics relative to the population.Methods: A cohort of 17,069 women (born between 1989 and 1995) was recruited in 2012-13 for the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. Sociodemographic characteristics (percentages, means, and 95% confidence intervals) from the online survey data were compared with women aged 18-23 years from the 2011 Australian Census. Sample data were compared by age and education level with data from the 2011-13 Australian Health Survey (AHS).Results: Compared to the Australian Census data, study participants were broadly representative in terms of geographical distribution across Australia, marital status (95.62%, 16,321/17,069) were never married), and age distribution. A higher percentage had attained university (22.52%, 3844/17,069) and trade/certificate/diploma qualifications (25.94%, 4428/17,069) compared with this age group of women in the national population (9.4% and 21.7% respectively). Among study participants, 22.05% (3721/16,877) were not in paid employment with 35.18% (5931/16,857) studying 16 or more hours a week. A higher percentage of study participants rated their health in the online survey as fair or poor (rather than good, very good, or excellent) compared with those participating in face-to-face interviews in the AHS (18.77%, 3203/17,069 vs 10.1%). A higher percentage of study participants were current smokers (21.78%, 3718/17,069 vs 16.4%) and physically active (59.30%, 10,089/17,014 were classified as sufficiently active vs 48.3%) but alcohol consumption was lower (59.58%, 9865/16,558 reported drinking alcohol at least once per month vs 65.9% in the AHS). Using self-reported height and weight to determine body mass index (BMI, kg/m2), 34.80% (5901/16,956) of the cohort were classified as overweight or obese (BMI of 25 or more), compared with 33.6% respectively using measured height and weight in the AHS.Conclusions: Findings indicated that using the Internet and social networking sites for an online survey represent a feasible recruitment strategy for a national cohort of young women and result in a broadly representative sample of the Australian population.

DOI 10.2196/jmir.3788
Citations Scopus - 7
Co-authors Jenny Powers, Julie Byles
2014 Chojenta C, Harris S, Reilly N, Forder P, Austin MP, Loxton D, 'History of pregnancy loss increases the risk of mental health problems in subsequent pregnancies but not in the postpartum', PLoS ONE, 9 (2014) [C1]

While grief, emotional distress and other mental health conditions have been associated with pregnancy loss, less is known about the mental health impact of these events during su... [more]

While grief, emotional distress and other mental health conditions have been associated with pregnancy loss, less is known about the mental health impact of these events during subsequent pregnancies and births. This paper examined the impact of any type of pregnancy loss on mental health in a subsequent pregnancy and postpartum. Data were obtained from a sub-sample (N = 584) of the 1973-78 cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, a prospective cohort study that has been collecting data since 1996. Pregnancy loss was defined as miscarriage, termination due to medical reasons, ectopic pregnancy and stillbirth. Mental health outcomes included depression, anxiety, stress or distress, sadness or low mood, excessive worry, lack of enjoyment, and feelings of guilt. Demographic factors and mental health history were controlled for in the analysis. Women with a previous pregnancy loss were more likely to experience sadness or low mood (AOR = 1.75, 95% CI: 1.11 to 2.76, p = 0.0162), and excessive worry (AOR = 2.01, 95% CI: 1.24 to 3.24, p = 0.0043) during a subsequent pregnancy, but not during the postpartum phase following a subsequent birth. These results indicate that while women who have experienced a pregnancy loss are a more vulnerable population during a subsequent pregnancy, these deficits are not evident in the postpartum. © 2014 Chojenta et al.

DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0095038
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta, Peta Forder
2014 Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Forder PM, Powers J, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Risky drinking patterns are being continued into pregnancy: a prospective cohort study.', PLoS One, 9 e86171 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0086171
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Peta Forder, Jenny Powers, Frances Kaylambkin, Amy Anderson, Alexis Hure
2014 Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Women's perceptions of information about alcohol use during pregnancy: a qualitative study.', BMC Public Health, 14 1048 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1048
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Frances Kaylambkin, Alexis Hure, Amy Anderson
2014 Dixon SC, Herbert DL, Loxton D, Lucke JC, ''As many options as there are, there are just not enough for me': Contraceptive use and barriers to access among Australian women', European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, 19 340-351 (2014) [C1]

© 2014 The European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health.Objective A comprehensive life course perspective of women's experiences in obtaining and using contraception... [more]

© 2014 The European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health.Objective A comprehensive life course perspective of women's experiences in obtaining and using contraception in Australia is lacking. This paper explores free-text comments about contraception provided by women born between 1973 and 1978 who participated in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH). Methods The ALSWH is a national population-based cohort study involving over 40,000 women from three age groups, who are surveyed every three years. An initial search identified 1600 comments from 690 women across five surveys from 1996 (when they were aged 18-23 years) to 2009 (31-36 years). The analysis included 305 comments from 289 participants. Factors relating to experiences of barriers to access and optimal contraceptive use were identified and explored using thematic analysis. Results Five themes recurred across the five surveys as women aged: (i) side effects affecting physical and mental health; (ii) lack of information about contraception; (iii) negative experiences with health services; (iv) contraceptive failure; and (v) difficulty with accessing contraception. Conclusion Side effects of hormonal contraception and concerns about contraceptive failure influence women's mental and physical health. Many barriers to effective contraception persist throughout women's reproductive lives. Further research is needed into reducing barriers and minimising negative experiences, to ensure optimal contraceptive access for Australian women.

DOI 10.3109/13625187.2014.919380
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Dolja-Gore X, Loxton DJ, D'Este CA, Byles JE, 'Mental health service use: Is there a difference between rural and non-rural women in service uptake?', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 22 92-100 (2014) [C1]

This study examines differences in uptake of the Medicare items rolled out in 2006 under the 'Better Access Scheme' (BAS) between rural and non-rural Australian women. It compares... [more]

This study examines differences in uptake of the Medicare items rolled out in 2006 under the 'Better Access Scheme' (BAS) between rural and non-rural Australian women. It compares differences in women's uptake of the BAS services by area of residence (ARIA+) across time using the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health (ALSWH) survey data linked to Medicare data. Women aged 28-33 years at the time the BAS was introduced that responded to the self-reported question on depression/anxiety and consented to linkage of their survey data with Medicare data (n=4316). Participants were grouped by ARIA+according to BAS use, diagnoses of anxiety/depression but no BAS use and other eligible women. Across all areas, women born 1973-1978 with a self-reported diagnosis of depression/anxiety or having treatment under the BAS had a significantly lower mean mental health score compared to other women. Significantly more women living in non-rural areas had used at least one service provided under the BAS initiative compared to women in outer regional, inner regional or remotes areas (21% versus 18% versus 13% versus 7%, respectively), and across all areas, 12% of women reported having a diagnosis of depression/anxiety but not been treated under the BAS. While there is a gradual uptake of the new BAS services, a large percentage of women who have a diagnosis of depression/anxiety have not been treated under the BAS. The data suggest that women in urban areas have been better able to take up the services compared to non-urban women. © 2014 National Rural Health Alliance Inc.

DOI 10.1111/ajr.12109
Co-authors Xenia Doljagore, Catherine Deste, Julie Byles
2014 Byles J, Leigh L, Chojenta C, Loxton D, 'Adherence to recommended health checks by women in mid-life: data from a prospective study of women across Australia', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 38 39-43 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12180
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Julie Byles, Catherine Chojenta
2014 Harris ML, Herbert D, Loxton D, Dobson A, Wigginton B, Lucke JC, 'Recruiting young women for health surveys: Traditional random sampling methods are not cost-effective', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38 495 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12281
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Melissa Harris
2014 Tavener M, Byles J, Loxton D, 'Expert perceptions of the popular baby boomer image', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33 E31-E35 (2014) [C1]

© 2013 ACOTA.Aim: This paper explored how gerontology experts described baby boomers, whether they challenged the popular image, and if they provided alternatives to the popularl... [more]

© 2013 ACOTA.Aim: This paper explored how gerontology experts described baby boomers, whether they challenged the popular image, and if they provided alternatives to the popularly reported baby boomer behaviours and characteristics. Methods: Qualitative interviews were conducted with ten experts from different areas across Australia. The interviews were semi-structured and guided by a 'sense-making' approach to explore the baby boomer construct and identify expert narratives that differed from the popularly tendered image. Results: The majority of experts were identified as baby boomers and made use of phrases associated with the popular baby boomer image, such as 'cashed up', 'reinventing retirement' and 'sea change'. Lifestyle and wealth were recognised as staple features of the popular image. To a lesser degree, the experts also recognised alternative characteristics and behaviours, including people with disabilities and those who struggle financially. Conclusions: Experts appeared to identify with the popular baby boomer label, but not necessarily the accompanying stereotypes.

DOI 10.1111/ajag.12087
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Julie Byles, Meredith Tavener
2014 Duffy L, Adams J, Sibbritt D, Loxton D, 'Complementary and alternative medicine for victims of intimate partner abuse: A systematic review of use and efficacy', Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2014 (2014) [C1]

Objectives. To examine: (i) the extent to which victims of intimate partner abuse (IPA) use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and (ii) the effects of CAM on their menta... [more]

Objectives. To examine: (i) the extent to which victims of intimate partner abuse (IPA) use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and (ii) the effects of CAM on their mental health. Methods. Medline, Scopus, and Web of Science were searched for studies measuring the extent of CAM use amongst victims of IPA and trials assessing the impact of CAM on mental health amongst this population. Risk of bias was assessed using the Cochrane collaboration tool. Results. No studies measuring the level of CAM use amongst IPA victims, and only three studies assessing the effect of CAM on the mental health of this population were identified. Two studies looked at yogic breathing, while one assessed the effect of music therapy. All three studies showed some beneficial effects; however, each had a small sample, brief intervention period, and no follow-up measurement and were considered to be at high risk of bias. Conclusions. The review found little evidence for the benefits of CAM for IPA victims. Findings suggest positive effects of music therapy and yogic breathing; however, methodological limitations mean that these results should be interpreted with caution. It is important that more research into the use and effects of CAM amongst this population are undertaken. © 2014 Luke Duffy et al.

DOI 10.1155/2014/963967
2014 Reilly N, Harris S, Loxton D, Chojenta C, Forder P, Austin MP, 'The impact of routine assessment of past or current mental health on help-seeking in the perinatal period', Women and Birth, (2014) [C1]

Background: Clinical practice guidelines now recommend that women be asked about their past or current mental health as a routine component of maternity care. However, the value o... [more]

Background: Clinical practice guidelines now recommend that women be asked about their past or current mental health as a routine component of maternity care. However, the value of this line of enquiry in increasing engagement with support services, as required, remains controversial. Aim: The current study aimed to examine whether assessment of past or current mental health, received with or without referral for additional support, is associated with help-seeking during pregnancy and the postpartum. Methods: A subsample of women drawn from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (young cohort) who reported experiencing significant emotional distress during pregnancy (N = 398) or in the 12 months following birth (N = 380) participated in the study. Results: Multivariate analysis showed that women who were not asked about their emotional health were less likely to seek any formal help during both pregnancy (adjOR = 0.09, 95%CI: 0.04-0.24) and the postpartum (adjOR = 0.07, 95%CI: 0.02-0.13), as were women who were asked about these issues but who were not referred for additional support (antenatal: adjOR = 0.26, 95%CI: 0.15-0.45; postnatal: adjOR = 0.14, 95%CI: 0.07-0.27). However, considerable levels of consultation with general practitioners, midwives and child health nurses, even in the absence of referral, were evident. Conclusion: This study demonstrates that enquiry by a health professional about women's past or current mental health is associated with help-seeking throughout the perinatal period. The clinical and resource implications of these findings for the primary health care sector should be considered prior to the implementation of future routine perinatal depression screening or psychosocial assessment programmes. © 2014 Australian College of Midwives.

DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2014.07.003
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Peta Forder, Catherine Chojenta
2013 Loxton D, Powers J, Fitzgerald D, Forder P, Anderson A, Taft A, Hegarty K, 'The Community Composite Abuse Scale: Reliability and Validity of a Measure of Intimate Partner Violence in a Community Survey from the ALSWH', Journal of Women's Health, Issues & Care, 2 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.4172/2325-9795.1000115
Co-authors Peta Forder, Jenny Powers, Amy Anderson
2013 Vashum KP, McEvoy M, Shi Z, Milton AH, Islam MR, Sibbritt D, et al., 'Is dietary zinc protective for type 2 diabetes? Results from the Australian longitudinal study on women's health', BMC Endocrine Disorders, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6823-13-40
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Milton Hasnat, Mark Mcevoy, John Attia, Julie Byles, Amanda Patterson
2013 Loxton D, Robertson J, Walkom EJ, 'Costs of medicines and health care: a concern for Australian women across the ages.', BMC Health Services Research, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-484
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Emily Walkom
2013 Rich JL, Byrne JM, Curryer C, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Prevalence and correlates of depression among Australian women: A systematic literature review, January 1999- January 2010', BMC Research Notes, 6 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-6-424
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Julie Byles, Jane Rich, Cassie Curryer Uon
2013 Baker AT, Byles JE, Loxton DJ, McLaughlin D, Graves A, Dobson A, 'Utility and acceptability of the modified telephone interview for cognitive status in a longitudinal study of Australian women aged 85 to 90', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61 1217-1220 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/jgs.12333
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Julie Byles
2013 Lucke JC, Herbert DL, Watson M, Loxton D, 'Predictors of Sexually Transmitted Infection in Australian Women: Evidence from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', ARCHIVES OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, 42 237-246 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10508-012-0020-x
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2013 Nanyakkara N, Joham A, Eszter V, Zoungas S, Loxton DJ, Teede H, 'Breastfeeding in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Data from the Australian Longitudinal Women¿s Health Study', Medicus, 53 (2013)
2013 Adams J, Sibbritt D, Broom A, Loxton D, Wardle J, Pirotta M, Lui C, 'Complementary and Alternative Medicine Consultations in Urban and Nonurban Areas: A National Survey of 1427 Australian Women', Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 36 12-19 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jmpt.2012.12.010
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 7
2013 Austin M-P, Loxton D, Chojenta CL, Reilly N, 'Maternal mental health in the perinatal period: Outcomes from Australian epidemiological and longitudinal based studies', Archives of Women's Mental Health, 16 (suppl 1) S42 (2013)
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta
2013 Herbert D, Harris ML, Loxton D, Lucke J, 'Contraceptive use and unintended pregnancy among 18-23 year old women in Australia: the first findings of the CUPID study', European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, 18 S78-S78 (2013)
Co-authors Melissa Harris
2013 Chojenta CL, Loxton D, Lucke J, Forder P, 'A longitudinal analysis of the predictors and antecedents of postnatal depression in Australian women', Archives of Women's Mental Health, 16 (suppl 1) S111 (2013)
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta, Peta Forder
2013 Harris ML, Loxton D, Sibbritt DW, Byles JE, 'The Influence of Perceived Stress on the Onset of Arthritis in Women: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 46 9-18 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s12160-013-9478-6
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Julie Byles, Melissa Harris
2013 Powers JR, McDermott LJ, Loxton DJ, Chojenta CL, 'A Prospective Study of Prevalence and Predictors of Concurrent Alcohol and Tobacco Use During Pregnancy', MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH JOURNAL, 17 76-84 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10995-012-0949-3
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta, Jenny Powers
2013 Herbert DL, Loxton D, Bateson D, Weisberg E, Lucke JC, 'Challenges for Researchers Investigating Contraceptive Use and Pregnancy Intentions of Young Women Living in Urban and Rural Areas of Australia: Face-to-Face Discussions to Increase Participation in a Web-Based Survey', JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, 15 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/jmir.2266
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2013 Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Forder P, Powers JR, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Predictors of antenatal alcohol use among Australian women: A prospective cohort study', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 1366-1374 (2013) [C1]

Objective To identify predictors of antenatal alcohol consumption among women who usually consume alcohol. Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Australian Longitudinal Study o... [more]

Objective To identify predictors of antenatal alcohol consumption among women who usually consume alcohol. Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH). Population or Sample A total of 1969 women sampled from the ALSWH 1973-78 cohort. Methods Women were included if they were pregnant in 2000, 2003, 2006 or 2009. The relationship between antenatal alcohol consumption and sociodemographics, reproductive health, mental health, physical health, health behaviours, alcohol guidelines and healthcare factors was investigated using a multivariate logistic regression model. Main outcome measures Alcohol use during pregnancy. Results Most (82.0%) women continued to drink alcohol during pregnancy. Women were more likely to drink alcohol during pregnancy if they had consumed alcohol on a weekly basis before pregnancy (odds ratio [OR] 1.47; 95% confidence interval [95% CI] 1.13-1.90), binge drank before pregnancy (OR 2.28; 95% CI 1.76-2.94), or if they were pregnant while alcohol guidelines recommended low alcohol versus abstinence (OR 1.60; 95% CI 1.26-2.03). Drinking during pregnancy was less likely if women had a Health Care Card (OR 0.63; 95% CI 0.45-0.88) or if they had ever had fertility problems (OR 0.64; 95% CI 0.48-0.86). Conclusions Most Australian women who drank alcohol continued to do so during pregnancy. Prepregnancy alcohol consumption was one of the main predictors of antenatal alcohol use. Alcohol guidelines, fertility problems and Health Care Card status also impacted antenatal alcohol consumption. © 2013 RCOG.

DOI 10.1111/1471-0528.12356
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Jenny Powers, Frances Kaylambkin, Alexis Hure, Peta Forder, Amy Anderson
2013 Reilly N, Harris S, Loxton D, Chojenta C, Forder P, Milgrom J, Austin M, 'Disparities in reported psychosocial assessment across public and private maternity settings: a national survey of women in Australia', BMC Public Health, 13 632 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-632
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Peta Forder, Catherine Chojenta
2013 Reilly N, Harris S, Loxton D, Chojenta C, Forder P, Milgrom J, Austin M, 'Referral for Management of Emotional Health Issues During the Perinatal Period: Does Mental Health Assessment Make a Difference?', Birth, 40 297-306 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/birt.12067
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta, Peta Forder
2013 Loxton D, Chojenta C, Anderson AE, Powers JR, Shakeshaft A, Burns L, 'Acquisition and Utilization of Information About Alcohol Use in Pregnancy Among Australian Pregnant Women and Service Providers', Journal of Midwifery & Women¿s Health, 58 523-530 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/jmwh.12014
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta, Amy Anderson, Jenny Powers
2013 Schofield MJ, Powers JR, Loxton D, 'Mortality and Disability Outcomes of Self-Reported Elder Abuse: A 12-Year Prospective Investigation', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61 679-685 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/jgs.12212
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2013 Powers JR, Loxton DJ, O'Mara AT, Chojenta CL, Ebert L, 'Regardless of where they give birth, women living in non-metropolitan areas are less likely to have an epidural than their metropolitan counterparts', WOMEN AND BIRTH, 26 E77-E81 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2012.12.001
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta, Lyn Ebert, Jenny Powers
2013 Teede HJ, Joham AE, Paul E, Moran LJ, Loxton D, Jolley D, Lombard C, 'Longitudinal weight gain in women identified With polycystic ovary syndrome: Results of an observational study in young women', Obesity, 21 1526-1532 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/oby.20213
Citations Scopus - 40Web of Science - 37
2013 Hure AJ, Powers JR, Chojenta CL, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Poor Adherence to National and International Breastfeeding Duration Targets in an Australian Longitudinal Cohort', PLOS ONE, 8 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0054409
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta, Julie Byles, Alexis Hure, Jenny Powers
2013 Rich JL, Chojenta C, Loxton D, 'Quality, Rigour and Usefulness of Free-Text Comments Collected by a Large Population Based Longitudinal Study - ALSWH', PLOS ONE, 8 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0068832
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Jane Rich, Catherine Chojenta
2012 Harris ML, Loxton DJ, Sibbritt DW, Byles JE, 'The relative importance of psychosocial factors in arthritis: Findings from 10,509 Australian women', Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 73 251-256 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Julie Byles, Melissa Harris
2012 Dillon G, Hussain R, Loxton DJ, Rahman S, 'Mental and physical health and intimate partner violence against women: A review of the literature', International Journal of Family Medicine, (2012)
2012 Rich JL, Wright SL, Loxton DJ, ''Patience, hormone replacement therapy and rain!' Women, ageing and drought in Australia: Narratives from the mid-age cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20 324-328 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Sarah Wright, Jane Rich
2012 Powers JR, Loxton DJ, Baker J, Rich JL, Dobson AJ, 'Empirical evidence suggests adverse climate events have not affected Australian women's health and well-being', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36 452-457 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Jane Rich, Jenny Powers
2012 Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Powers JR, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Determinants of pregnant women's compliance with alcohol guidelines: A prospective cohort study', BMC Public Health, 12 1-10 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Amy Anderson, Frances Kaylambkin, Jenny Powers, Alexis Hure
2012 Chojenta CL, Loxton DJ, Lucke J, 'How do previous mental health, social support, and stressful life events contribute to postnatal depression in a representative sample of Australian women?', Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 57 145-150 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta
2012 Hure AJ, Powers JR, Mishra GD, Herbert DL, Byles JE, Loxton DJ, 'Miscarriage, preterm delivery, and stillbirth: Large variations in rates within a cohort of Australian women', PLOS One, 7 1-8 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Jenny Powers, Alexis Hure, Julie Byles
2011 Adams J, Sibbritt DW, Broom A, Loxton DJ, Pirotta M, Humphreys J, Lui C-W, 'A comparison of complementary and alternative medicine users and use across geographical areas: A national survey of 1,427 women', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 11 85 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 25
2011 Stavrou E, Vajdic CM, Loxton DJ, Pearson S-A, 'The validity of self-reported cancer diagnoses and factors associated with accurate reporting in a cohort of older Australian women', Cancer Epidemiology, 35 e75-e80 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
2011 Byles JE, Dolja-Gore X, Loxton DJ, Parkinson L, Stewart Williams JA, 'Women's uptake of medicare benefits schedule mental health items for general practitioners, psychologists and other allied mental health professionals', Medical Journal of Australia, 194 175-179 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors L Parkinson, Xenia Doljagore, Jenny Stewartwilliams, Julie Byles
2011 Mackerras D, Powers JR, Boorman J, Loxton DJ, Giles GG, 'Estimating the impact of mandatory fortification of bread with iodine on pregnant and post-partum women', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65 1118-1122 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2011 Burns L, Black E, Powers JR, Loxton DJ, Elliott E, Shakeshaft A, Dunlop AJ, 'Geographic and maternal characteristics associated with alcohol use in pregnancy', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 35 1-8 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Adrian Dunlop, Jenny Powers
2011 Lucke J, Herbert D, Loxton DJ, Weisberg E, 'Unintended pregnancies: Reducing rates by improving access to contraception', Australian Family Physician, 40 849 (2011) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2011 Astbury J, Bruck D, Loxton DJ, 'Forced sex: A critical factor in the sleep difficulties of young Australian women', Violence and Victims, 26 53-72 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2011 Dolja-Gore X, Byles JE, Loxton DJ, Hockey RL, Dobson AJ, 'Increased bulk-billing for general practice consultations in regional and remote areas, 2002-2008', Medical Journal of Australia, 195 203-204 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Xenia Doljagore, Julie Byles
2010 Powers JR, Loxton DJ, Burns LA, Shakeshaft A, Elliott EJ, Dunlop AJ, 'Assessing pregnant women's compliance with different alcohol guidelines: An 11-year prospective study', Medical Journal of Australia, 192 690-693 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Jenny Powers, Adrian Dunlop
2010 Powers JR, Loxton DJ, 'The impact of attrition in an 11-Year prospective longitudinal study of younger women', Annals of Epidemiology, 20 318-321 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.annepidem.2010.01.002
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 47
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2010 Lucke JC, Brown W, Tooth L, Loxton DJ, Byles JE, Spallek M, et al., 'Health across generations: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Biological Research for Nursing, 12 162-170 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1099800410373804
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Julie Byles, Jenny Powers
2009 Loxton DJ, Powers JR, Schofield M, Hussain R, Hosking SJ, 'Inadequate cervical cancer screening among mid-aged Australian women who have experienced partner violence', Preventive Medicine, 48 184-188 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2008.10.019
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2007 Loxton DJ, Byles JE, Dobson A, Brown WJ, 'Conducting longitudinal research: Practical lessons from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 1 (2007) [C2]
Co-authors Julie Byles
2007 Loxton DJ, 'Editorial', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 1 78-79 (2007) [C3]
2007 Warner-Smith PA, Loxton DJ, Brown WJ, 'Human Resources for Longitudinal Studies: Matching people to skills and tasks', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 1 92-103 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.5172/mra.455.1.2.92
2007 Loxton DJ, Young AF, 'Longitudinal survey development and design', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 1 114-125 (2007) [C1]
Co-authors Anne Young
2007 Chojenta CL, Byles JE, Loxton DJ, Mooney RH, 'Communication and dissemination of longitudinal study findings', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 1 199-209 (2007) [C1]
Co-authors Julie Byles, Catherine Chojenta
2007 Helman J, Loxton DJ, Adamson LR, Graves AM, Powers JR, 'Conducting substudies in a longitudinal research project', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 1 187-198 (2007) [C1]
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2006 Loxton DJ, Mooney RH, Young AF, 'The psychological health of sole mothers in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, 184 265-268 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Anne Young
2006 Loxton DJ, Schofield M, Hussain R, 'Psychological health in midlife among women who have ever lived with a violent partner or spouse', Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21 1092-1107 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0886260506290290
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 25
2006 Loxton DJ, Schofield M, Hussain R, Mishra G, 'History of domestic violence and physical health in midlife', Violence against Women, 12 715-731 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 20
2005 Loxton DJ, 'What future? The long term implications of sole motherhood for economic wellbeing', Just Policy, 39-44 (2005) [C1]
2005 Loxton DJ, 'What future? The long-term implications of sole motherhood for economic wellbeing', Just Policy, 35 39-44 (2005)
2004 Loxton DJ, Schofield M, Hussain R, 'History of domestic violence and health service use among mid-aged Australian women', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 28 383-388 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2004.tb00448.x
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
2004 Minichiello V, Plummer D, Loxton DJ, 'Factors predicting sexual relationships in older people: an Australian study', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 23 125-130 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2004.00018.x
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 10
2002 Hussain R, Schofield M, Loxton D, 'Cosmetic surgery history and health service use in midlife: Women's Health Australia', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 176 576-579 (2002)
Citations Web of Science - 3
2001 Hussain R, Schofield MJ, Loxton D, 'Cosmetic surgery history is related to higher health service use in mid-life: Womens Health Australia', The Medical Journal of Australia, 176 576-579 (2001) [C1]
2001 Schofield MJ, Hussain R, Loxton D, Miller Z, 'Psychosocial and health behavioural covariates of cosmetic surgery: Women''s Health Australia study', Journal of Health Psychology, 7 445-457 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
2000 Minichiello V, Plummer D, Loxton D, 'Knowledge and Beliefs of Older Australians about Sexuality and Health (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5
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Conference (112 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Loxton DJ, Powers J, 'Recruiting participants in the 21st century: Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2015 Patrick K, Ezer P, Loxton D, Harris ML, Lucke J, 'Rural-urban differences in use and access to contraception for young Australian women' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Melissa Harris
2015 Dobson A, Loxton DJ, Mishra G, 'Communicating research: Experiences of Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation jointly with CIPHER (2015) [E3]
2014 Harris ML, Wigginton B, Loxton D, Lucke J, '¿It¿s my body¿: patterns of contraceptive use among young Australian women' (2014)
Co-authors Melissa Harris
2014 Wigginton B, Harris ML, Loxton D, Lucke J, 'What "finding the ¿right¿ contraceptive" means to Young Australian women' (2014)
Co-authors Melissa Harris
2014 Fraser C, Wigginton B, Harris ML, Bateson D, Stewart M, Loxton D, Lucke J, 'Contraceptive consultations in primary care: who¿s talking?' (2014)
Co-authors Melissa Harris
2014 Wigginton B, Moran C, Harris ML, Loxton D, Lucke J, '¿I love having a choice¿: young Australian women¿s discussions about contraceptive choice' (2014)
Co-authors Melissa Harris
2014 Byles J, Leigh L, Chojenta C, Loxton DJ, Pachana N, 'Late life changes in mental health: A longitudinal study of 9973 women aged through their 70¿s and 80¿s' (2014)
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta, Julie Byles
2014 Dolja-Gore X, Loxton D, D'Este C, Byles J, 'Use of observational data to examine treatment effects of medicare subsidised mental health (BAS) services.' (2014)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Catherine Deste, Xenia Doljagore
2014 Dolja-Gore X, Loxton D, Byles J, D'Este C, 'Treatment effects on mental health outcomes for Australian women uptaking the ¿Better Access Scheme¿ mental health counselling services: A data linkage study.' (2014)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Catherine Deste, Xenia Doljagore
2014 Powers JR, Loxton D, 'The ups and downs of recruiting in the 21st century' (2014)
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2014 Dolja-Gore X, Loxton D, D'este C, Byles J, 'HOW EFFECTIVE ARE AUSTRALIAN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING SERVICES FOR WOMEN WITH POOR MENTAL HEALTH?', VALUE IN HEALTH (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Julie Byles, Xenia Doljagore
2013 Parsons VLM, O'Brien LM, James CG, Loxton DJ, 'Paramedics under mental health legislation in Australia', Abstracts of the XXXIIIrd International Congress on Law and Mental Health (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Louise Obrien, Colin James
2013 Chojenta C, Loxton DJ, Lucke J, Forder P, 'A longitudinal analysis of the predictors and antecedents of postnatal depression in Australian women', Archives of Women's Mental Health (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Peta Forder, Catherine Chojenta
2013 Herbert D, Harris ML, Loxton D, Lucke J, 'Contraceptive use and unintended pregnancy among 18-23 year old women in Australia: the first findings of the CUPID study', European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Melissa Harris
2013 Loxton DJ, Rich J, Wright S, 'Three generations of Australian women ageing in drought' (2013)
2013 Nanayakkara N, Joham A, Zoungas S, Loxton DJ, Teede H, 'Breastfeeding in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health' (2013)
2013 Wigginton B, Harris ML, Loxton D, Herbert D, Lucke J, 'The medicalisation of reproduction: women¿s accounts of accessing contraception' (2013)
Co-authors Melissa Harris
2013 Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Forder P, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Predictors of Antenatal Alcohol Consumption in Australia' (2013)
Co-authors Amy Anderson, Peta Forder, Alexis Hure, Frances Kaylambkin
2013 Forder PM, Harris S, Reilly N, Chojenta C, Loxton D, Austin M-P, 'The issue of honesty during perinatal screening for depression and anxiety' (2013)
Co-authors Peta Forder, Catherine Chojenta
2013 Reilly N, Harris S, Loxton DJ, Chojenta C, Forder P, Milgrom J, Austin M-P, 'The impact of mental health assessment on help seeking during the perinatal period: A national survey of women in Australia' (2013)
Co-authors Peta Forder, Catherine Chojenta
2013 Harris ML, Loxton D, Sibbritt D, Byles J, '¿The mind is such a powerful thing¿: the role of perceived stress on the onset of arthritis in women' (2013)
Co-authors Melissa Harris, Julie Byles
2013 Harris ML, Anderson A, Rich J, Loxton D, 'Drinking alcohol during pregnancy: how do women experience information delivery?' (2013)
Co-authors Jane Rich, Melissa Harris, Amy Anderson
2013 Dillon G, Hussain R, Loxton DJ, Rahman S, 'Rurality, domestic relocation and intimate partner violence in young women (poster)' (2013)
2013 Dolja-Gore X, Loxton D, D'Este C, Byles J, 'Trends in Mental health Service use for Australian Women.' (2013)
Co-authors Xenia Doljagore, Catherine Deste, Julie Byles
2013 Rich J, Loxton DJ, Wright S, 'Ageing in drought ¿ A longitudinal thematic analysis of older women¿s experiences of drought in Australia' (2013)
Co-authors Jane Rich
2013 Powers J, Loxton DJ, 'Subsequent level of depression in young women who binge drink in late adolescence' (2013)
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2013 Dixon S, Herbert D, Loxton DJ, Lucke J, '¿As many options are there are, there are just not enough for me¿: A qualitative analysis of contraceptive use and barriers to access among Australian women (poster)' (2013)
2013 Hure A, Chojenta CL, Powers J, Loxton D, Byles J, 'Validation of self-reported stillbirths using administrative datasets' (2013)
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Julie Byles, Catherine Chojenta, Jenny Powers
2013 Loxton D, Chojenta C, 'Intimate partner abuse and perinatal mental health', Archives of Women's Mental Health (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1007/s00737-013-0355-x
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta
2012 Loxton DJ, 'Survival among women who have experiences abuse in older age', Abstracts. National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence (2012) [E3]
2012 Loxton D, Lucke J, Herbert D, Harris ML, 'What can we find out about sexual and reproductive health?' (2012)
Co-authors Melissa Harris
2012 Dolja-Gore X, loxton D, Blythe F, Byles J, D'Este C, 'Other than psychological distress what factors are associated with using mental health services?' (2012)
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Julie Byles, Xenia Doljagore
2012 Loxton DJ, Powers J, Byles J, 'Aging and vulnerability to abuse: Findings on prevalence, experience and survival outcomes from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health' (2012)
2012 Tavener MA, Byles J, O'Mara A, Loxton D, Chalmers K, 'Change in older women's mental health between 2005 and 2008.' (2012)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Meredith Tavener
2012 Dolja-Gore X, Loxton D, D'Este C, Byles J, Blythe F, 'Other than psychological distress what factors are associated with using mental health services?' (2012)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Catherine Deste, Xenia Doljagore
2012 Tavener MA, Loxton D, Byles JE, 'The price of getting old.' (2012)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Meredith Tavener
2012 Breen C, Burns L, Conroy E, Powers J, Loxton DJ, Hutchinson D, et al., 'Caring for individuals affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Positives, challenges and suggestions for improvement', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012 (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Powers, Adrian Dunlop
2012 Parsons V, O'Brien LM, Loxton DJ, James C, 'Constructing a social narrative on the foundation of shared experiences: A common bond between mental health nurses and paramedics in pre-hospital mental health care', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Louise Obrien
2012 Gresham E, Byles JE, Loxton DJ, Hure AJ, 'Poorer diet quality predicts hypertension in pregnancy', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Julie Byles
2012 Anderson AE, Loxton DJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Powers JR, 'Compliance with alcohol guidelines for pregnant women: Using data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Journal of Women's Health (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Powers, Frances Kaylambkin, Amy Anderson
2012 Loxton DJ, Rich JL, Chojenta CL, 'Is there anything you would like to add?: Responses to open-ended survey questions as research data', Journal of Womens Health (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta, Jane Rich
2012 Francis LM, Loxton DJ, James CG, 'Navigating the journal to quality care. Nurses and midwives responding to women experiencing domestic violence: How can we advance the provision of assistance to women on this journey?', 2nd Australian Capital Region Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Colin James
2012 Francis LM, Loxton DJ, James CG, 'Something in me had changed: How women leave or end domestic violence', AQR/Discourse, Power Resistance DPR 'Down Under' Conference 2012 (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Colin James
2011 Joham A, Ranasinha A, Zoungas S, Loxton DJ, Teede H, 'Hypertension in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: New results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health' (2011)
2011 Joham A, Ranasinha A, Zoungas S, Loxton DJ, Teede H, 'Fertility, ovulation induction and in-vitro fertilisation and use in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: New results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health' (2011)
2011 Chojenta C, Loxton DJ, Lucke J, 'An examination of the narratives of women who have experiences postnatal depression in Australia' (2011)
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta
2011 Joham A, Ranasinha A, Zoungas S, Loxton DJ, Teede H, 'Gestational Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: New results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health' (2011)
2011 Powers J, Loxton DJ, 'Differences in birth interventions by area of residence' (2011)
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2011 Tavener MA, Loxton D, Byles JE, 'Something's got to give. Exploring qualitative data for evidence of personal economic arguments in health care decision-making.' (2011)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Meredith Tavener
2011 Sibbritt D, Adams J, Broom A, Loxton DJ, Pirotta M, Cohen M, Humphries J, '¿Self-integration¿ of health care: A chiropractic and osteopathic case study' (2011)
2011 Loxton DJ, 'A mixed methods approach to measuring abuse in a cohort of older age Australian women' (2011)
2011 Loxton DJ, 'The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health' (2011)
2011 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Swings and roundabouts: How women juggle family life and retirement [poster presentation].' (2011)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Meredith Tavener
2011 Francis LM, Loxton DJ, ''Something in me had changed'. How women end domestic violence', 17th International Conference of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women Conference Handbook (2011) [E3]
2011 Powers JR, Loxton D, 'Does drought affect women¿s mental health? Results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health' (2011)
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2011 Byles JE, Dolja-Gore X, Powers JR, Loxton DJ, Dobson A, 'Pap tests and mammograms: Are there urban/rural differences in take-up in women?', Posters - Abstracts. 11th National Rural Health Conference (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Julie Byles, Xenia Doljagore, Jenny Powers
2011 Chojenta CL, Loxton DJ, Lucke J, ''The perfect mother wouldn't have that': Australian women's experiences of motherhood and postnatal depression', Archives of Women's Mental Health (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta
2010 Astbury J, Bruck D, Loxton DJ, 'Sexual violence as a predictor of sleep difficulties in a community sample of young women', Sleep & Biological Rhythms (2010) [E3]
2010 Loxton DJ, 'Abuse in older age: Australian women¿s experiences of elder abuse' (2010)
2010 Loxton DJ, Powers J, McDermott L, Chojenta C, 'Alcohol and tobacco consumption during pregnancy' (2010)
Co-authors Jenny Powers, Catherine Chojenta
2010 Rich J, Wright S, Loxton DJ, 'Stories from Women living with drought in Australia: A longitudinal exploration' (2010)
2010 Loxton DJ, 'Motherhood, drought and elder abuse: Stories from three generations of women who participate in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health (chair)' (2010)
2010 Loxton DJ, 'Symposium (chair): Women¿s experiences of abuse: Findings from the ALSWH' (2010)
2010 Loxton DJ, 'Experiences of abuse across three generations' (2010)
2010 Loxton DJ, Powers J, Furber K, 'Intimate partner violence, health and social support' (2010)
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2010 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Identity construction in Australian 'baby boomer' women [poster presentation].' (2010)
Co-authors Meredith Tavener, Julie Byles
2010 Loxton DJ, Chojenta C, Powers J, 'Alcohol consumption among pregnant women: How do service providers and mothers learn about and react to official guidelines?' (2010)
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta, Jenny Powers
2010 Lucke J, Chojenta C, Loxton DJ, 'Reproductive health: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health' (2010)
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta
2010 Lucke J, Watson M, Herbert D, Loxton DJ, 'Factors associated with STI among young women: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health (poster)' (2010)
2010 Astbury J, Bruck D, Loxton DJ, 'Sexual violence as a predictor of sleep difficulties in a community sample of young women' (2010)
2010 Chojenta C, Loxton DJ, Lucke J, 'The perfect mother wouldn¿t have that: Australian women¿s experiences of motherhood and postnatal depression' (2010)
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta
2010 Chojenta C, Loxton DJ, Lucke J, 'Prevalence and antecedents of postnatal depression in Australia' (2010)
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta
2010 Astbury J, Bruck D, Loxton DJ, 'Sexual violence as a predictor of sleep difficulties in a community sample of young women (poster)' (2010)
2010 Harris ML, Loxton DJ, Sibbritt DW, Byles JE, 'Psychosocial characteristics of midlife women with arthritis: Results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', 2010 National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing: (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Melissa Harris, Julie Byles
2010 Teede HJ, Deeks AA, Gibson-Helm M, Lombard C, Jolley D, Paul E, et al., 'Body mass index as a predictor of polycystic ovary syndrome risk: Results of a longitudinal cohort study', Endocrine Reviews. ENDO2010 Abstracts (2010) [E3]
2010 Powers JR, Loxton D, 'Do adverse climate conditions affect women¿s self-rated health?' (2010)
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2010 Stavrou EP, Loxton DJ, 'The validation of self-reported cancer in Australian women: The Australian Longitudinal Study in Women's Health', American Journal of Epidemiology (2010) [E3]
2009 Loxton DJ, 'Symposium (chair): Qualitative findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health' (2009)
2009 Loxton DJ, Adamson L, Chojenta C, Rich J, 'Women¿s experiences of abuse: A longitudinal qualitative perspective' (2009)
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta
2009 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Making sense of experts.' (2009)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Meredith Tavener
2009 Loxton DJ, Powers J, Furber K, 'Intimate partner violence, health and social support: Findings over the long term' (2009)
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2009 Dobson A, Loxton DJ, 'The health of women in rural areas' (2009)
2009 Teede H, Deeks A, Gibson-Helm M, Lombard C, Jolley D, Paul E, et al., 'Polycystic ovarian syndrome in Australian women: Results of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health study' (2009)
2009 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Contrasting baby boomer identities through narrative.' (2009)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Meredith Tavener
2009 Powers JR, Loxton DJ, 'Does wave non-response affect the results in longitudinal studies?', Australasian Epidemiologist (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2009 Chojenta CL, Lucke J, Loxton DJ, 'Does social support reduce the likelihood of postnatal depression in Australian mothers?', Archives of Women's Mental Health (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta
2009 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton DJ, 'Identity construction in baby boomer women', Australasian Journal on Ageing (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00397.x
Co-authors Julie Byles, Meredith Tavener
2008 Dolja-Gore X, Loxton D, Byles J, 'Annual Health Assessments for Older Women' (2008)
Co-authors Xenia Doljagore, Julie Byles
2008 Byles J, Robinson I, Loxton DJ, Parkinson L, Gibson R, Young A, 'Treatment for depression among older Australian women' (2008)
Co-authors Julie Byles
2008 Dolja-Gore X, Loxton D, Robertson J, 'Prescribed Medication use by Women Before, During and After Pregnancy.' (2008)
Co-authors Xenia Doljagore
2008 Mackerras D, Powers J, Boorman J, Loxton DJ, Giles G, 'Estimating the impact on pregnant and post-partum women of fortifying bread with iodine' (2008)
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2008 Chojenta C, Loxton DJ, Lucke J, 'Prevalence and antecedents of postnatal depression in Australia' (2008)
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta
2008 Loxton DJ, Powers J, Mooney R, Hosking S, 'Sole motherhood, mental health and the role of social support' (2008)
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2008 Powers J, Loxton DJ, 'How do pregnant women respond to alcohol guidelines?' (2008)
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2008 Lucke J, Watson M, Loxton DJ, Herbert D, 'The sexual health of Australian women in their twenties and thirties' (2008)
2008 Lucke J, Watson M, Herbert D, Loxton DJ, 'Factors associated with STI among young women: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health' (2008)
2008 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton D, Warner Smith P, 'Australian baby boomers. Divergence and convergence of stereotyped characteristics and behaviours.' (2008)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Meredith Tavener
2007 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Making the right impression or lost in translation? Representation of baby boomers in Australian news text.' (2007)
Co-authors Meredith Tavener, Julie Byles
2007 Loxton DJ, 'The treatment of older women with depression' (2007)
2007 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Lost in translation: Representation of Australian baby boomers in news text.' (2007)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Meredith Tavener
2006 Loxton DJ, Lucke J, 'The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health' (2006)
2005 Loxton DJ, 'The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health: An overview' (2005)
2005 Warner-Smith P, Ford J, Lee C, Loxton DJ, 'Mid-age women consider retirement ¿ or do they? Health and labour force transitions in mid-age women: findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health' (2005)
2005 Loxton DJ, 'From the smallness of the community, comes the strength of the community: Sole mothering in rural and remote Australia', 8th National Rural Health Conference Program and Papers (2005) [E2]
2005 Loxton DJ, Schofield M, Hussain R, 'Factors that mediate the relationship between partner violence and mental health' (2005)
2005 Loxton DJ, Powers J, Schofield M, Hussain R, 'Gynecological and breast health and partner violence: Preventive healthcare' (2005)
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2005 Loxton DJ, 'Intimate partner violence and screening for reproductive health problems' (2005)
2005 Loxton DJ, 'Partner violence and mid-aged women¿s health' (2005)
2004 Bryson L, Byles J, Loxton DJ, Warner-Smith P, 'Implications of social diversity for women¿s health: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health' (2004)
Co-authors Julie Byles
2004 Loxton DJ, 'Intimate partner violence and health services for women' (2004)
2003 Loxton DJ, Hussain R, Schofield M, 'Experiences of domestic abuse in rural and remote Australia' (2003)
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Report (18 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Byles J, Hockey R, McLaughlin D, Dobson A, Brown W, Loxton DJ, Mishra G, 'Chronic conditions, physical function and health care use: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health', Department of Health, 170 (2015) [R1]
Co-authors Julie Byles
2014 Mishra G, Loxton DJ, Anderson A, Hockey R, Powers J, Brown W, et al., 'Health and wellbeing of women aged 18 to 23 in 2013 and 1996: findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health', Department of Health, 183 (2014)
Co-authors Jenny Powers, Julie Byles, Melissa Harris, Meredith Tavener
2013 Holden L, Dobson A, Byles J, Loxton D, Dolja-Gore X, Hockey R, et al., 'Mental Health: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Department of Health and Ageing (2013)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Melissa Harris, Xenia Doljagore, Catherine Chojenta
2012 Dobson A, Byles JE, Brown W, Mishra G, Loxton DJ, Hockey R, et al., 'Adherence to health guidelines: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 90 (2012) [R1]
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta, Amy Anderson, Jenny Powers, Julie Byles, Alexis Hure
2011 Dobson A, Byles J, Dolja-Gore X, Fitzgerald D, Hockey R, Loxton DJ, et al., 'Rural, remote and regional differences in women¿s health: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health', Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 134 (2011)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Jenny Powers, Xenia Doljagore, Jane Rich
2010 Byles J, Dobson A, Pachana N, Tooth L, Loxton DJ, Berecki J, et al., 'Women, health and ageing: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health', Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 268 (2010)
Co-authors Jenny Powers, Julie Byles
2010 Loxton DJ, Byrne J, Rich J, Byles J, 'Prevalence and correlates of depression among Australian women: A systematic literature review, January 1999- January 2010', Beyond Blue, 100 (2010)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Jane Rich
2009 Loxton DJ, Lucke J, 'Reproductive health: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health', Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 153 (2009)
2009 Loxton DJ, Graves A, 'Women¿s health in Eastern Victoria: Research report', Women¿s Health East, Victoria, 100 (2009)
2008 Loxton DJ, Hosking S, Stewart Williams J, Brookes J, Byles J, 'A review of selected domestic and family violence prevention programs', The Sax Institute, 1 (2008)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Jenny Stewartwilliams
2008 Dolja-Gore X, Byles J, Loxton D, Berecki J, Gibson R, Hockey R, et al., 'Use and costs of medications and other health care resources: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Department of health and Ageing (2008)
Co-authors Anne Young, Xenia Doljagore, Jenny Powers, Julie Byles, L Parkinson
2007 Loxton D, Lucke J, 'Reproductive health: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2007)
Co-authors Catherine Chojenta
2007 Byles J, Robinson I, Gibson R, Parkinson L, Loxton DJ, Young A, 'Depression among women in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health', Hunter Medical Research Institute, 100 (2007)
Co-authors Julie Byles
2005 Loxton DJ, Powers J, Young A, Wood A, 'Report on the provision of data to the Office of Women', Office for Women, Department of Family and Community Services, 726 (2005)
Co-authors Jenny Powers
2005 Loxton DJ, 'Intimate partner violence', Achievement report prepared for the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 4 (2005)
2005 Adamson L, Brown W, Byles J, Chojenta C, Dobson A, Fitzgerald D, et al., 'Women¿s weight: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health', Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 99 (2005)
Co-authors Jenny Powers, Catherine Chojenta, Julie Byles
2004 Loxton DJ, Warner-Smith P, Young A, 'The physical, social and economic health of women with dependent children, following relationship breakdown', Department of Prime minister & Cabinet, Office of the Status of Women, 186 (2004)
2004 Parker G, Loxton DJ, Svensson A, Lee C, Warner-Smith P, Young A, 'Australian women¿s experiences of abuse and life after abuse', Office of the Status of Women, 47 (2004)
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Thesis / Dissertation (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Rich JL, The nature of things: An Interdisciplinary Investigation Into The Experiences and Impacts of Drought For Three Generations Of Australian Women, University of Newcastle (2014)
Co-authors Jane Rich
2010 Tavener MA, Your bloomin' lot: An empirical study of the popular baby boomer stereotype., University of Newcastle (2010)
Co-authors Meredith Tavener
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 40
Total funding $14,771,493

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20164 grants / $1,201,926

Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (Renewal of funding 2017) $1,150,000

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Professor Deb Loxton, Professor Gita Mishra, Associate Professor Leigh Tooth
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600620
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Pathways to improving maternal mortality in rural Nepal$31,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Mr Binod Bindu Sharma, Laureate Professor Roger Smith, Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Jennie Thomas Medical Research Travel Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600617
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Research Consultancy$13,008

Funding body: The Sax Institute

Funding body The Sax Institute
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600945
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Data book to profile women's workforce participation, child care usage and views on formal and informal child care using data from the 1973-78 cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's He$7,918

Funding body: Department of Education and Training

Funding body Department of Education and Training
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton, Dr Mary Welsh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600902
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20154 grants / $135,114

House and Home: Pathways and alternatives to residential aged care for older Australian women$91,024

Funding body: IRT (Illawarra Retirement Trust)

Funding body IRT (Illawarra Retirement Trust)
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Associate Professor Deirdre McLaughlin, Mrs Peta Forder, Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Research Foundation Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1400841
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Indigenous Reproductive Healthcare Pilot$25,000

Funding body: Family Planning NSW

Funding body Family Planning NSW
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton, Professor Jayne Lucke
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500628
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Aboriginal Reproductive Health: A Collaborative Approach to Research and Understanding$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501120
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Reaping the Benefits: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health$9,090

Funding body: NSW Trade & Investment

Funding body NSW Trade & Investment
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme NSW Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP) Conference Sponsorship Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500548
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20144 grants / $283,044

Mothers' and their Children's Health: understanding disparities in health and health service use among young Australian families$240,000

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton, Professor Gita Mishra, Professor Annette Dobson, Professor Virginia Slaughter, Dr Kylie Hesketh, Associate Professor Leigh Tooth, Professor Ilona Koupil
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400700
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The role of perceived stress on the onset of type 2 diabetes in women.$21,500

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust

Funding body John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust
Project Team Doctor Melissa Harris, Professor John Attia, Doctor Judy Luu, Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301440
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Dietary iron during pregnancy: finding the right balance$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Alexis Hure, Doctor Amanda Patterson, Doctor Liz Holliday, Professor Deb Loxton, Dr Amina Khambalia
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401399
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Australasian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Conference$1,544

Funding body: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

Funding body Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
Project Team Miss Amy Anderson, Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme AOD Conference Attendance Scholarship Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300901
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20133 grants / $1,781,105

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health New Young Cohort and Older Cohort Project $1,755,111

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Professor Deb Loxton, Professor Annette Dobson, Professor Gita Mishra
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1301206
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

A life course perspective on the identification of risk factors for low birth weight$23,994

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Alexis Hure, Professor Deb Loxton, Doctor Catherine Chojenta, Ms Amy Anderson, Doctor Melissa Harris
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300904
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

2012 EIA Impact Trial travel grant$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300375
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20122 grants / $2,858,287

Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (Renewal of funding 2012-13 to 2014-15) $2,856,287

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Professor Deb Loxton, Professor Annette Dobson, Professor Gita Mishra
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1201195
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Women's Health 2012 Congress, Grand Hyatt in Washing DC, 16 - 18 March 2012$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200503
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20118 grants / $5,104,049

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health: The new 1989-94 Young Cohort and 1921-26 Cohort follow-up$2,625,000

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1100838
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Women’s Health in the 21st Century$2,190,625

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team

Annette Dobson

Scheme Centre for Research Excellence
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

Perinatal mental health assessment: Does it improve maternal health outcomes?$136,760

Funding body: BUPA Health Foundation

Funding body BUPA Health Foundation
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton, Doctor Catherine Chojenta
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100152
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Improving Services to Families Affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)$50,057

Funding body: Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation

Funding body Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation
Project Team

L Burns

Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON N

Improving Services to Women who are Pregnant and Alcohol Dependent$50,057

Funding body: Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation

Funding body Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation
Project Team

L Burns

Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON N

The mental health of women who binge drink$34,550

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Ms JENNIFER Powers, Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Drug and Alcohol Council Research Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000947
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The Health Effects of Sexual Violence for Young Australian Women.$15,000

Funding body: The Health Effects of Sexual Violence for Young Australian Women.

Funding body The Health Effects of Sexual Violence for Young Australian Women.
Project Team

L Burns

Scheme Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON N

Academy of Violence and Abuse 2011 Scientific Assembly: The Developing Science of Violence and Abuse: Toward a New Undestanding$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100385
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20103 grants / $104,392

A longitudinal study of patterns of contraception use and access to contraceptive information, advice and services for young Australian women$74,545

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton, Professor Jayne Lucke, Professor Christina Lee, Professor Annette Dobson, Professor Ian Fraser, Dr Edith Weisberg
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1000904
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Prevalence and correlates of depression among women in Australia: A literature review 1999-2009$27,847

Funding body: Beyond Blue Ltd

Funding body Beyond Blue Ltd
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000166
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Challenging the Boundaries, 16th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference, Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites, Vancouver, British Columbia, 3 - 5 October 2010$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000802
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20094 grants / $2,407,985

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (Renewal of funding)$2,368,500

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Annette Dobson, Professor Julie Byles, Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0189875
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Uptake and impact of new Medicare Benefits Schedule Items - Psychologists and Other Allied Mental Health Professionals$31,990

Funding body: Australian Rotary Health

Funding body Australian Rotary Health
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Professor Deb Loxton, Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson, Mr Richard Gibson, Doctor Jenny Stewart Williams, Doctor Paul Kowal
Scheme Mental Health Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189463
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Research report: Women's health in the east of Victoria$4,995

Funding body: Womens Health East

Funding body Womens Health East
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190059
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Sowing the seeds of academic change: Nuturing new paradigms, Bloomington MInnesota, USA 24-25 April 2009$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189896
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20082 grants / $197,308

CAM use among mid-age women as national mixed-methods study across the urban-rural divide$180,308

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton, Professor Jon Adams, Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Dr Marie Pirotta, Professor John Humphries, Professor Marc Cohen, Doctor Alexander Broom
Scheme Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0188978
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Domestic Violence$17,000

Funding body: The Sax Institute

Funding body The Sax Institute
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Professor Deb Loxton, Doctor Jenny Stewart Williams
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189568
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20071 grants / $49,854

Alcohol Use in Pregnancy $49,854

Funding body: NSW Department of Health Drug and Alcohol Council

Funding body NSW Department of Health Drug and Alcohol Council
Project Team

L Burns

Scheme Research Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

20062 grants / $554,772

PRC - Priority Research Centre for Gender health & Ageing$543,772

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Professor Sandra Capra, Associate Professor Pauline Chiarelli, Conjoint Professor David Henry, Professor Tina Koch, Ms Chris Landorf, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor Deb Loxton, Associate Professor Liz Milward, Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson, Professor Dimity Pond, Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Associate Professor Anne Young
Scheme Priority Research Centre
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G0186949
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Adequacy and equity of treatment for depression among older Australian women$11,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186177
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20052 grants / $43,400

Data provision for the Women's Data Warehouse $42,500

Funding body: Department of Family and Community Services

Funding body Department of Family and Community Services
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton, Ms JENNIFER Powers, Associate Professor Anne Young
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185597
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

8th National Rural Health Conference, 10-13 March 2005$900

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185200
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $50,257

Barriers to service delivery for young pregnant women and mothers.$50,257

Funding body: Department of Family and Community Services

Funding body Department of Family and Community Services
Project Team Doctor Penelope Warner-Smith, Professor Deb Loxton
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183788
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed18
Current13

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD4.3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Access to Service Delivery for Ethnic Women of Reproductive Age in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHTs) in Bangladesh
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD The Long Term Health and Socioeconomic Consequences of Early Motherhood in Australia
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Living with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome during pregnancy: a qualitative exploration of women's experience
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Maternal Mortality in Eastern Ethiopia: Magnitude, Determinants and Role of Maternal Health Services
PhD (Reproductive Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Pregnancy Outcome Among Pregnant Women Who Follow and Not Follow Antenatal Care Service: a Prospective Cohort Study
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Creative Survival; What We Can Learn From Women Who Have Experienced Violence, and How We Can Better Listen
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours Narratives from Women in Drought
Human Geography, Faculty of Science and Information Technology,The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Domestic Violence and Its Impact on Women¿s Income Earning Ability and Financial Security
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Exploring the use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception in a Cohort of Young, Australian Women
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Pathways to Improving Maternal Mortality in Rural Nepal
PhD (Reproductive Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Predictors and Outcomes of the Use of Mental Health Services: An Analysis of Observational Data
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Assessing Alcohol Use in Pregnant Women Using Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Perinatal Mental Health Assessment: Impact on Service Utilisation and Maternal Health Outcomes
Psychiatry, University of New South Wales
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Honours Depression Among Young Australia Women
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology,The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 Honours Self-Harm Among Young Australian Women
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology,The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Women of Courage: Comprehensive Court Preparation and Support for Women Survivors of Sexual Assault
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours Anxiety Among Young Australian Women
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology,The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 Honours Suicidal Ideation Among Young Australian Women
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology,The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Exploring Social Supports/Support Services and Decisions to Leave or Change with Women Who Have Experienced Domestic Partner Violence
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Intimate Partner Violence in Australia: Impact of Rurality on Vulnerability, Prevalence and Effects
Health, University of New England
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Clinical Decision Making and the Role of Paramedics Fulfilling their Legislative Powers Under the Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW). A Qualitative Study
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD The Nature of Things: An Interdisciplinary Investigation Into the Experiences and Impacts of Drought For Three Generations of Australian Women
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD When Life's a Pain: Perceived Stress and Psychosocial Factors in Women with Arthritis Transitioning from Midlife to Older Age
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Prevalence, Antecedents and Perceptions of Efficacy of Treatments of Postnatal Depression in Australia
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 Masters The Role of Social Support in the Relationship between Intimate Partner Violence and Health
Psychology, Charles Sturt University
Co-Supervisor
2011 Honours Mental Health Decline in Older Australian Women
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology,The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 Professional Doctorate Is Trauma Bad for your Health? The Impact of Trauma and Ongoing Life Events on Negative Health Behaviours in Young Women
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology,The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Your Bloomin' Lot: An Empirical Study of the Popular Baby Boomer Stereotype
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2008 Masters Timing of Intimate Partner Violence and the Effects on Mid-aged Australian Women’s Physical and Psychological Health
Epidemiology, University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD An Examination of the Structural and Political Barriers Preventing Permanent Resident Overseas-Trained Doctors From Working as General Practitioners in Rural New South Wales
PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007 Honours The Anxious Road to Depression: Risk Factors for Secondary Depression following Anxiety in Australian Women
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology,The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 91
United Kingdom 7
Norway 1
United States 1
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News

women health

Go to WHoA! – Gen Ys helping to shape health care future

April 29, 2014

More than 17,000 young women bucked the stereotypical 'Generation Me' tag last year to complete a wide-ranging medical survey that will help shape the future of Australia's health care services.

Ms Amy Anderson

Alcohol during pregnancy

November 19, 2013

Research from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) has revealed that eight in ten expectant mothers consume alcohol during their pregnancy.

Professor Deb Loxton

Position

Deputy Director- ALSWH & RCGHA
Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Public Health

Contact Details

Email deborah.loxton@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40420690
Mobile 0438841502
Fax 4042 0044
Link UoN Blogs

Office

Room HMRI 4306
Building HMRI Building
Location HMRI Building

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