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Biography

AProf Deborah Loxton’s health research focuses on women’s health and wellbeing with a particular emphasis on the impact of major life events. AProf Loxton has a strong interest in women’s reproductive health and has examined health behaviour during pregnancy, cervical cancer screening and abuse, maternal health in the first years of motherhood, and antenatal behaviours associated with negative birth outcomes. She is recognised as an expert in women’s health with particular knowledge of intimate partner abuse.

Longitudinal methodology remains one of AProf Loxton’s primary research interests, as reflected by her work describing the methods and outcomes of longitudinal data collection and analysis. She has used both quantitative and qualitative and is now undertaking various projects that link longitudinal survey data with other datasets, such as the Midwives Data Collection in NSW, the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). AProf Loxton has pursued new methods for examining longitudinal qualitative data. She has chaired two symposia on this topic at an international conference, as well as chairing and convening the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) Qualitative Health Research Group.

AProf Loxton is the Deputy Director and member of the Steering Committee of the ALSWH at the Priority Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing. The ALSWH is a longitudinal cohort study conducted with three age groups (aged 18-23, 45-50 and 70-75 in 1996) of over 40,000 Australian women. AProf Loxton leads the team in currently recruiting a new cohort of 18-23 year olds. She has been responsible for operational oversight of the ALSWH since 2006 including survey design, cohort maintenance, data collection, budget and staff management.

AProf Loxton’s ALSWH research responsibilities include contributing to the design and conduct of ALSWH major reports, publications and other forms of dissemination. The most recently released ALSWH report described women’s adherence to health guidelines, including pregnancy specific guidelines. AProf Loxton co-led another ALSWH report which focussed on women’s reproductive health. The latter was used extensively to develop the National Women’s Health Policy of 2010. Other government reports authored by AProf Loxton have covered such topics as the health impact of abuse, domestic violence programs, and barriers to service delivery for young pregnant women and mothers.

AProf Loxton is a chief investigator on two projects: an ARC Linkage Grant (partnered with Family Planning NSW & Bayer Healthcare) that is exploring contraceptive use and access, and a Bupa Foundation grant examining maternal health outcomes in relation to mental health screening. Throughout her career AProf Loxton has been awarded $1,321,881 million in competitive external grant funding, $564,772 in competitive internal grants, and over $14.5 million in government and external consultancy funding.

AProf Loxton has built a national and international profile in her area of research, being an invited speaker and chairing symposia at international and national conferences. She has presented at nine international conferences and has been invited to speak on 15 different occasions at NGO and government events. Her research efforts have resulted in 43 journal publications (six in press), multiple conference presentations, one peer reviewed journal special edition, and ten major research reports for government.

In recognition of her expertise in intimate partner abuse, the Sax Institute commissioned AProf Loxton to produce quarterly reports concerning recent research in domestic and family violence for distribution to NSW state government policy agencies in 2009-10. Additionally, her research on domestic and family violence and sole motherhood has generated significant media interest.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of New England, 11/10/2003
  • Diploma of Management, GE Consultancy Pty Ltd (RTO), 29/08/2008
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of New England, 25/03/1999

Research

Research keywords

  • Women's health
  • domestic violence
  • health service use
  • maternal health and wellbeing
  • mental health
  • reproductive health
  • social and economic wellbeing and health

Research expertise

AProf Loxton’s main areas of expertise are the impact of abuse on women’s health, women’s reproductive health, and longitudinal research methods. Her research reputation is largely built upon the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health (ALSWH). The research outputs of this study are substantive in their own right, as well as being a national resource recognised and used by the Australian government and used and valued by over 400 research collaborations. AProf Loxton’s work has had a significant impact on national policies relating to women’s health and wellbeing.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111700Public Health And Health Services100

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - USA Academy of Violence and Abuse

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - NSW Population Health Services Research Research Ethics Committee
  • Member - Australian Women's Health Network
  • Member - Medical Outcomes Database Project Scientifica Advisory Committee

Awards

Research Award.

2008Faculty Research Award
University of Newcastle (Australia)
In recognition and appreciation of outstanding performance and contribution to the Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle.
2001Keith and Dorothy McKay Travelling Scholarship
University of New England (Australia)
Scholarship.
1999APA PhD Scholarship
University of New England (Australia)
Scholarship.

Invitations

Women's Health Summit, Sydney Town Hall
Women's Health NSW, Australia (Invited keynote address (expenses not paid))
2007
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
Department of Health and Ageing, Australia (Seminar)
2005
Health and economic wellbeing of Australian sole mothers.
Office of the Status of Women, Australia (Seminar)
2004

Collaboration

AProf Loxton belongs to the Management and Leadership Group of the Priority Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, and conducts seminars and workshops that contribute to the centre’s core business. Her involvement with the ALSWH includes collaborating with staff at the Universities of Queensland and Newcastle. AProf Loxton is a member of the NSW Population and Health Services Research Ethics Committee and has a keen interest in this area. AProf Loxton has recently formed collaborations between the centre and the USA Academy of Violence and Abuse and is in the process of formalising a collaboration with the Korean Women’s Development Institute. A number of research projects have provided AProf Loxton with the opportunity to work with researchers from the University of New South Wales, la Trobe University, University of Melbourne and the University of New England.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Psychology - assessment
  • Psychology - research methods

Teaching expertise

AProf Loxton is currently supervising 11 PhD students, three of whom are examining facets of pregnancy and childbirth (postnatal depression, alcohol use during pregnancy, and perinatal mental health assessment). AProf Loxton also has a mentoring role within the research centre, leading paper writing and participating in grant writing workshops. In addition, AProf Loxton co-designed a statistics workshop for academics from non-statistics oriented backgrounds who wish to gain experience in epidemiological investigations.

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Highlighted Publications

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

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2006Loxton 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]
2006Loxton DJ, Schofield M, Hussain R, Mishra G, 'History of domestic violence and physical health in midlife', Violence against Women, 12 715-731 (2006) [C1]
2009Loxton 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]
2006Loxton DJ, Mooney RH, Young AF, 'The psychological health of sole mothers in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, 184 265-268 (2006) [C1]

Co-authors: Anne Young

2005Loxton DJ, 'What future? The long term implications of sole motherhood for economic wellbeing', Just Policy, 39-44 (2005) [C1]
2004Loxton 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]
2007Loxton 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

2007Loxton DJ, Young AF, 'Longitudinal survey development and design', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 1 114-125 (2007) [C1]

Co-authors: Anne Young

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

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2007Loxton 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]

Journal article (62 outputs)

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2014Byles 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]
2014Anderson 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]
2014May-Ling JL, McLaughlin D, Loxton D, 'Trauma exposure and the subsequent risk of coronary heart disease among mid-aged women', Journal of Behavioral Medicine, (2014)
2014Reilly N, Austin M-P, Harris S, Loxton D, Chojenta C, Forder P, 'The impact of routine assessment of past or current mental health on help-seeking in the perinatal period', Women and Birth, (2014)
2014Chojenta 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 e95038 (2014)
2014Dolja-Gore X, Loxton DJ, Byles JE, D'Este CA, '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)
2014Dolja-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, 17 A143-A143 (2014)
2014Duffy L, Loxton D, Adams J, Sibbritt 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)
2013Loxton 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]
2013Reilly 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]
2013Loxton 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]
2013Loxton 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]
2013Hure 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]
2013Adams 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]
2013Powers 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]
2013Reilly 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]
2013Rich 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]
2013Rich 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]
2013Schofield 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]
2013Harris 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]
2013Lucke 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]
2013Powers 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]
2013Herbert 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]
2013Baker AT, Byles JE, Loxton DJ, Graves A, McLaughlin D, 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]
2013Teede 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]
2013Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Forder P, Powers JR, Loxton DJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, '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]
2013Vashum KP, McEvoy M, Milton AH, Islam MR, Sibbritt D, Attia J, 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]
2013Tavener M, Byles J, Loxton D, 'Expert perceptions of the popular baby boomer image', Australasian Journal on Ageing, (2013)
2012Rich 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]

Co-authors: Jane Rich, Sarah Wright

2012Harris 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]
2012Powers 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]

Co-authors: Jane Rich

2012Chojenta 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]

Co-authors: Catherine Chojenta

2012Anderson 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]
2012Hure 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]
2011Dolja-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]

Co-authors: Julie Byles

2011Astbury 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]
2011Adams 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]
2011Mackerras 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]
2011Stavrou 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]
2011Byles 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]
2011Burns 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]
2011Lucke J, Herbert D, Loxton DJ, Weisberg E, 'Unintended pregnancies: Reducing rates by improving access to contraception', Australian Family Physician, 40 849 (2011) [C3]
2010Powers 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]
2010Powers 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]
2010Lucke 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]
2009Loxton 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]
2007Loxton DJ, Young AF, 'Longitudinal survey development and design', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 1 114-125 (2007) [C1]

Co-authors: Anne Young

2007Helman 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]
2007Warner-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]
2007Chojenta 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]
2007Loxton 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

2007Loxton DJ, 'Editorial', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 1 78-79 (2007) [C3]
2006Loxton DJ, Mooney RH, Young AF, 'The psychological health of sole mothers in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, 184 265-268 (2006) [C1]

Co-authors: Anne Young

2006Loxton DJ, Schofield M, Hussain R, Mishra G, 'History of domestic violence and physical health in midlife', Violence against Women, 12 715-731 (2006) [C1]
2006Loxton 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]
2005Loxton DJ, 'What future? The long term implications of sole motherhood for economic wellbeing', Just Policy, 39-44 (2005) [C1]
2004Loxton 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]
2004Minichiello V, Plummer D, Loxton DJ, 'Factors predicting sexual relationships in older people: an Australian study', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 23 125-130 (2004) [C1]
2002Hussain 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)
2001Hussain 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]
2001Schofield 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]
2000Minichiello V, Plummer D, Loxton D, 'Knowledge and Beliefs of Older Australians about Sexuality and Health (2000) [C1]
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Conference (23 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Parsons 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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2013) [E3]
2013Loxton D, Chojenta C, 'Intimate partner abuse and perinatal mental health', Archives of Women's Mental Health, Paris, France (2013) [E3]
2013Chojenta 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, Paris, France (2013) [E3]
2013Herbert 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, Copenhagen, Denmark (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Melissa Harris

2012Francis 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, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Colin James

2012Parsons 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, Darwin (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Louise OBrien

2012Loxton 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, Washington, DC (2012) [E3]
2012Breen 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, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
2012Anderson 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, Washington, DC (2012) [E3]
2012Francis 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, Darwin (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Colin James

2012Loxton DJ, 'Survival among women who have experiences abuse in older age', Abstracts. National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, San Francisco, CA (2012) [E3]
2012Gresham 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, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2011Francis 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, Auckland, NZ (2011) [E3]
2011Chojenta 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, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Catherine Chojenta

2011Byles 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, Perth, WA (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Julie Byles

2010Stavrou EP, Loxton DJ, 'The validation of self-reported cancer in Australian women: The Australian Longitudinal Study in Women's Health', American Journal of Epidemiology, Anaheim, Solomon Islands (2010) [E3]
2010Teede 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, San Diego, CA (2010) [E3]
2010Astbury J, Bruck D, Loxton DJ, 'Sexual violence as a predictor of sleep difficulties in a community sample of young women', Sleep & Biological Rhythms, Christchurch, NZ (2010) [E3]
2010Harris 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:, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009Chojenta CL, Lucke J, Loxton DJ, 'Does social support reduce the likelihood of postnatal depression in Australian mothers?', Archives of Women's Mental Health, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Catherine Chojenta

2009Powers JR, Loxton DJ, 'Does wave non-response affect the results in longitudinal studies?', Australasian Epidemiologist, Dunedin, NZ (2009) [E3]
2009Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton DJ, 'Identity construction in baby boomer women', Australasian Journal on Ageing, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]
2005Loxton 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, Alice Springs, NT (2005) [E2]
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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Dobson 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]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants26
Total funding$10,448,860

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2014 (3 grants)

Mothers' and their Children's Health: understanding disparities in health and health service use among young Australian families$280,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Deb Loxton, Professor Gita Mishra, Professor Annette Dobson, Professor Virginia Slaughter, Dr Kylie Hesketh, Associate Professor Leigh Tooth, Professor Ilona Koupil
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$280,00020142015
GNo:G1400700

The role of perceived stress on the onset of type 2 diabetes in women.$21,500
Funding Body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Project Team
Doctor Melissa Harris, Professor John Attia, Doctor Judy Luu, Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$21,50020142014
GNo:G1301440

Australasian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Conference$1,544
Funding Body: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

Project Team
Miss Amy Anderson, Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
AOD Conference Attendance Scholarship ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,54420142014
GNo:G1300901

2013 (3 grants)

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

Project Team
Professor Julie Byles, Associate Professor Deb Loxton, Professor Annette Dobson, Professor Gita Mishra
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,755,11120132016
GNo:G1301206

A life course perspective on the identification of risk factors for low birth weight$23,994
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Alexis Hure, Associate Professor Deb Loxton, Doctor Catherine Chojenta, Ms Amy Anderson, Doctor Melissa Harris
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$23,99420132013
GNo:G1300904

2012 EIA Impact Trial travel grant$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020132013
GNo:G1300375

2012 (2 grants)

Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (Renewal of funding 2012-13 to 2014-15) $2,206,287
Funding Body: Department of Health

Project Team
Professor Julie Byles, Associate Professor Deb Loxton, Professor Annette Dobson
SchemeRole
Consultancy/TenderInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,206,28720122014
GNo:G1201195

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020122012
GNo:G1200503

2011 (4 grants)

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

Project Team
Professor Julie Byles, Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
Consultancy/TenderInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,625,00020112013
GNo:G1100838

Perinatal mental health assessment: Does it improve maternal health outcomes?$136,760
Funding Body: BUPA Health Foundation

Project Team
Associate Professor Deb Loxton, Doctor Catherine Chojenta
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$136,76020112012
GNo:G1100152

The mental health of women who binge drink$34,550
Funding Body: NSW Ministry of Health

Project Team
Ms Jennifer Powers, Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
Drug and Alcohol Council Research Grants ProgramInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$34,55020112011
GNo:G1000947

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020112011
GNo:G1100385

2010 (3 grants)

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)

Project Team
Associate Professor Deb Loxton, Professor Jayne Lucke, Professor Christina Lee, Professor Annette Dobson, Professor Ian Fraser, Dr Edith Weisberg
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$74,54520102012
GNo:G1000904

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

Project Team
Professor Julie Byles, Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$27,84720102010
GNo:G1000166

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020102010
GNo:G1000802

2009 (4 grants)

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

Project Team
Professor Annette Dobson, Professor Julie Byles, Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
Consultancy/TenderInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,368,50020092012
GNo:G0189875

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

Project Team
Professor Julie Byles, Associate Professor Deb Loxton, Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson, Mr Richard Gibson, Doctor Jenny Stewart Williams, Doctor Paul Kowal
SchemeRole
Mental Health Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$31,99020092009
GNo:G0189463

Research report: Women's health in the east of Victoria$4,995
Funding Body: Womens Health East

Project Team
Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,99520092009
GNo:G0190059

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020092009
GNo:G0189896

2008 (2 grants)

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)

Project Team
Associate Professor Deb Loxton, Professor Jon Adams, Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Dr Marie Pirotta, Professor John Humphries, Professor Marc Cohen, Doctor Alexander Broom
SchemeRole
Complementary and Alternative MedicineChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$180,30820082010
GNo:G0188978

Domestic Violence$17,000
Funding Body: The Sax Institute

Project Team
Professor Julie Byles, Associate Professor Deb Loxton, Doctor Jenny Stewart Williams
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,00020082008
GNo:G0189568

2006 (2 grants)

PRC - Priority Research Centre for Gender health & Ageing$543,772
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, Associate Professor Deb Loxton, Associate Professor Liz Milward, Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson, Professor Dimity Pond, Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Associate Professor Anne Young
SchemeRole
Priority Research CentreInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$543,77220062013
GNo:G0186949

Adequacy and equity of treatment for depression among older Australian women$11,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Julie Byles, Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00020062006
GNo:G0186177

2005 (2 grants)

Data provision for the Women's Data Warehouse $42,500
Funding Body: Department of Family and Community Services

Project Team
Associate Professor Deb Loxton, Ms Jennifer Powers, Associate Professor Anne Young
SchemeRole
Consultancy/TenderChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$42,50020052005
GNo:G0185597

8th National Rural Health Conference, 10-13 March 2005$900
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$90020052005
GNo:G0185200

2004 (1 grants)

Barriers to service delivery for young pregnant women and mothers.$50,257
Funding Body: Department of Family and Community Services

Project Team
Doctor Penelope Warner-Smith, Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
Consultancy/TenderInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,25720042004
GNo:G0183788
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions7
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.5

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Gender & Health)Principal SupervisorAn Exploration into the Role of Relationship Status and the Contraceptive Practices of Young Female Adults
20122016PHD Health
University of New England
Co-SupervisorIntimate partner violence in Australia: Impact of rurality on vulnerability, prevalence and effects
20122015PhD (Gender & Health)Principal SupervisorFrom Assault to Verdict: Comprehensive Court Preparation for Survivors of Sexual Assault
20112015PhD (Gender & Health)Principal SupervisorModifiable Predictors of Mental Health Services Utilisation for Australian Women
20102014PhD (Gender & Health)Principal SupervisorAssessing Alcohol Use in Pregnant Women Using Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
20092012PHD Psychiatry
University of New South Wales
Co-SupervisorPerinatal mental health assessment: impact on service utilisation and maternal health outcomes.
20072014PhD (Gender & Health)Principal SupervisorExploring Social Supports/ Support Services & Decisions to Leave or Change with Women Who Have Experienced Domestic violence

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Gender & Health)Principal SupervisorClinical Decision Making and the Role of Paramedics Fulfilling their Legislative Powers Under the Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW). A Qualitative Study
2014PhD (Gender & Health)Principal SupervisorThe Nature of Things: An Interdisciplinary Investigation Into the Experiences and Impacts of Drought For Three Generations of Australian Women
2013PhD (Gender & Health)Principal SupervisorWhen Life's a Pain: Perceived Stress and Psychosocial Factors in Women with Arthritis Transitioning from Midlife to Older Age
2013PhD (Gender & Health)Principal SupervisorPrevalence, Antecedents and Perceptions of Efficacy of Treatments of Postnatal Depression in Australia
2010PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Co-SupervisorYour Bloomin' Lot: An Empirical Study of the Popular Baby Boomer Stereotype
2008PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorAn Examination of the Structural and Political Barriers Preventing Permanent Resident Overseas-Trained Doctors From Working as General Practitioners in Rural New South Wales
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Associate Professor Deborah (Deb) Loxton

Work Phone(02) 40420690
Cell / Mobile Phone0438841502
Fax4042 0044
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPublic Health
Office
HMRI 4306,
HMRI Building,
HMRI Building
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/deborah-loxton