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Biography

After completing an undergraduate degree in exercise science, postgraduate qualifications in health promotion and a PhD in public health, I was appointed as a tenured Lecturer in Public Health Research at La Trobe University in 1998. In 2004 I was recognised with an Excellence in Teaching Award and completed a Master of Business Degree. In 2005, I was promoted to Senior Lecturer, a position I held until 2007 when I relocated to Newcastle to take a position as a Senior Research Academic at the Centre for Health Research and Psycho-oncology (CHeRP). In 2010 I was appointed Associate Professor in Public Health at the University of Newcastle. The focus of my research is behavioural nutrition and physical activity utilising a range of approaches and methodologies. I have published 49 C1 journal articles (plus 2 UER; h-index =9), 6 abstracts, 5 book chapters and 1 book, have successfully supervised 19 student projects and have attracted over $1.8 million in grants/consultancy income.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 05/03/1989
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Social Science, University of Newcastle, 27/04/1985

Research

Research keywords

  • behavioural research
  • cancer prevention
  • exercise
  • lifestyle research
  • nutrition
  • physical activity
  • public health epidemiology

Research expertise

Behavioural epidemiology in relation to physical activity and nutrition

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111700Public Health And Health Services50
110399Clinical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified30
111199Nutrition And Dietetics Not Elsewhere Classified20

Awards

Research Award.

1999Research Award for Excellence Early in a Research Career
La Trobe University (Australia)

Teaching Award

2004Excellence in Teaching Award
La Trobe University (Australia)

Collaboration

The focus of my research is behavioural nutrition and physical activity as they relate to cancer control and prevention. I am a Chief Investigator in two University-funded Priority Research Centres: PRC in Health Behaviour; PRC for Physical Activity & Nutrition. Current research collaborations include Cancer Council NSW, Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia, Hunter Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group, Breastscreen Hunter, Prof Kerry Courneya (University of Alberta), Prof Wendy Brown (University of Queensland).

Administrative

Administrative expertise

RHD administration

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Communication skills
  • Health behaviour change
  • Health promotion
  • Interactional skills
  • Public health

Teaching expertise

Public health, health promotion, promotion of physical activity, health research methods

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Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Dickson-Swift V, James EL, Liamputtong P, Undertaking Sensitive Research in the Health and Social Sciences: Managing Boundaries, Emotions and Risks, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 154 (2008) [A1]

Chapter (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010James EL, Flood V, Armstrong B, Stacey FG, 'Diet, physical activity and cancer: The epidemiological evidence', When Cancer Crosses Disciplines: A Physician's Handbook, Imperial College Press, London, United Kingdom 49-78 (2010) [B1]
2010Chapman K, James EL, Read J, Bauer J, 'The benefits of nutrition and physical activity for cancer survivors', When Cancer Crosses Disciplines: A Physician's Handbook, Imperial College Press, London, United Kingdom 1077-1098 (2010) [B1]
2009James EL, Ward BM, Dickson-Swift V, Kippen SA, Snow PC, 'Best practice in research methods assessment: Opportunities to enhance student learning', Teaching Research Methods in the Social Sciences, Ashgate Publishing, Surrey 139-149 (2009) [B1]
2007James EL, 'Epidemiology', Community Nursing Practice: Theory, Skills and Issues, Allen & Unwin, Sydney 91-116 (2007) [B1]
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Journal article (51 outputs)

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2014Campbell S, Bowman J, James EL, Stacey FG, Chapman K, Kelly B, 'A mixed-method examination of food marketing directed towards children in Australian supermarkets', Health Promotion International, 29 267-277 (2014) [C1]
2014Short CE, Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, Rebar A, James EL, Courneya KS, Plotnikoff RC, 'Correlates of resistance training in post-treatment breast cancer survivors', Supportive Care in Cancer, (2014)
2013Short CE, James EL, Stacey F, Plotnikoff RC, 'A qualitative synthesis of trials promoting physical activity behaviour change among post-treatment breast cancer survivors', JOURNAL OF CANCER SURVIVORSHIP, 7 570-581 (2013) [C1]
2013Short CE, James EL, Plotnikoff RC, 'How Social Cognitive Theory can help oncology-based health professionals promote physical activity among breast cancer survivors', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSING, 17 482-489 (2013) [C1]
2013Short CE, James EL, Plotnikoff RC, 'Theory-and evidence-based development and process evaluation of the Move More for Life program: A tailored-print intervention designed to promote physical activity among post-treatment breast cancer survivors', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10 (2013) [C1]
2013Glasson C, Chapman K, Wilson T, Gander K, Hughes C, Hudson N, James E, 'Increased exposure to community-based education and 'below the line' social marketing results in increased fruit and vegetable consumption', Public Health Nutrition, 16 1961-1970 (2013) [C1]
2013Wolfenden L, Kypri K, Britton B, James EL, Francis JL, Wyse R, 'Effects of Introductory Information on Self-Reported Health Behavior', EPIDEMIOLOGY, 24 170-172 (2013) [C1]
2012Rotter T, Kinsman L, James EL, Machotta A, Steyerberg EW, 'The quality of the evidence base for clinical pathway effectiveness: Room for improvement in the design of evaluation trials', BMC Medical Research Methodology, 12 80 (2012) [C1]
2012Wolfenden L, Bell C, Wiggers JH, Butler M, James EL, Chipperfield KM, 'Engaging parents in child obesity prevention: Support preferences of parents', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48 E4-E6 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: John Wiggers

2012Glasson C, Chapman K, Gander K, Wilson T, James EL, 'The efficacy of a brief, peer-led nutrition education intervention in increasing fruit and vegetable consumption: A wait-list, community-based randomised controlled trial', Public Health Nutrition, 15 1318-1326 (2012) [C1]
2012Hall AE, Boyes AW, Bowman JA, Walsh RA, James EL, Girgis A, 'Young adult cancer survivors' psychosocial well-being: A cross-sectional study assessing quality of life, unmet needs, and health behaviors', Supportive Care in Cancer, 20 1333-1341 (2012) [C1]
2012Walshe R, James EL, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Boyes AW, Zucca AC, Girgis A, Lecathelinais LC, 'Socio-demographic and medical correlates of the use of biologically based complementary and alternative medicines amongst recent Australian cancer survivors', Preventive Medicine, 54 23-26 (2012) [C1]
2012Rotter T, Kinsman L, James E, Machotta A, Willis J, Snow P, Kugler J, 'The Effects of Clinical Pathways on Professional Practice, Patient Outcomes, Length of Stay, and Hospital Costs: Cochrane Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', EVALUATION & THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 35 3-27 (2012) [C3]
2012Short CE, James EL, Girgis A, McElduff P, Plotnikoff RC, 'Move more for life: The protocol for a randomised efficacy trial of a tailored-print physical activity intervention for post-treatment breast cancer survivors', BMC Cancer, 12 172 (2012) [C3]

Co-authors: Ron Plotnikoff

2012Wolfenden L, Wyse RJ, Britton BI, Campbell KJ, Hodder RK, Stacey FG, et al., 'Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged 5 years and under', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2012)
2011Short CE, James EL, Plotnikoff RC, Girgis A, 'Efficacy of tailored-print interventions to promote physical activity: A systematic review of randomised trials', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8 113 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: Ron Plotnikoff

2011Rotter T, Kinsman L, James EL, Machotta A, Willis J, Snow P, Kugler J, 'Have we drawn the wrong conclusions about the value of care pathways?: Is a Cochrane review appropriate?: Response to the commentary article published by Kris Vanhaecht et al', Evaluation & the Health Professions, 1-4 (2011) [C3]
2011James EL, Stacey FG, Chapman K, Lubans DR, Asprey G, Sundquist K, et al., 'Exercise and nutrition routine improving cancer health (ENRICH): The protocol for a randomized efficacy trial of a nutrition and physical activity program for adult cancer survivors and carers', BMC Public Health, 11 236 (2011) [C3]
2010Glasson C, Chapman K, James EL, 'Fruit and vegetables should be targeted separately in health promotion programmes: Differences in consumption levels, barriers, knowledge and stages of readiness for change', Public Health Nutrition, 14 694-701 (2010) [C1]
2010Rotter T, Kinsman L, James EL, Machotta A, Gothe H, Willis J, et al., 'Clinical pathways: effects on professional practice, patient outcomes, length of stay and hospital costs', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1-163 (2010) [C1]
2010Kinsman L, Rotter T, James EL, Snow P, Willis J, 'What is a clinical pathway? Development of a definition to inform the debate', BMC Medicine, 8 1-3 (2010) [C1]
2010Johnson NA, Inder KJ, Ewald BD, James EL, Bowe SJ, 'Association between participation in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation and self-reported receipt of lifestyle advice from a healthcare provider: Results of a population based cross-sectional survey', Rehabilitation Research and Practice, Article 541741 (2010) [C1]
2009Chen FC, Jackson P, Kippen S, James EL, 'Media reporting of the suicide phenomenon in Taiwan: A content analysis', Environmental Health, 9 44-59 (2009) [C1]
2009Ward B, James EL, Graham M, Snow P, 'Assessing epidemiological learning amongst undergraduate students', Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 10 26-38 (2009) [C1]
2009Dickson-Swift V, James EL, Kippen S, Talbot L, Verrinder G, Ward B, 'A non-residential alternative to off campus writers' retreats for academics', Journal of Further and Higher Education, 33 229-239 (2009) [C1]
2009Dickson-Swift V, James EL, Kippen S, Liamputtong P, 'Researching sensitive topics: Qualitative research as emotion work', Qualitative Research, 9 61-79 (2009) [C1]
2009Rotter T, Kugler J, Kinsman L, James E, Machotta A, Gothe H, 'The experience of conducting a cochrane systematic review of the impact of clinical pathways on professional practice, patient outcomes, length of stay and hospital costs', International Journal of Care Pathways, 13 62-66 (2009) [C1]
2008Ward B, Dickson-Swift V, James EL, Snow P, Spark J, Verrinder A, 'Incorporating research training into undergraduate pharmacy courses: A case study from Australia', Pharmacy Education, 8 1-6 (2008) [C1]
2008Harris S, James EL, Snow P, 'Predischarge occupational therapy home assessment visits: Towards an evidence base', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 55 85-95 (2008) [C1]
2008Dickson-Swift V, James EL, Kippen S, Liamputtong P, 'Risk to researchers in qualitative research on sensitive topics: Issues and strategies', Qualitative Health Research, 18 133-144 (2008) [C1]
2008Graham M, James EL, Keleher H, 'Predictors of hysterectomy as a treatment for menstrual symptoms', Women's Health Issues, 18 319-327 (2008) [C1]
2007Talbot L, James EL, Verrinder G, Jackson P, 'Curriculum development, accreditation and quality assurance in university environmental health education', Environmental Health (Online Edition), 7 35-46 (2007) [C1]
2007Talbot L, Graham M, James EL, 'A role for workforce competencies in evidence-based health promotion education', Promotion & Education: International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 14 28-33 (2007) [C1]
2007Dickson-Swift V, James EL, Kippen S, Liamputtong P, 'Doing sensitive research: What challenges do qualitative researchers face?', Qualitative Research, 7 327-353 (2007) [C1]
2007James EL, Fraser C, Talbot L, 'Vulnerable children in families affected by parental mental illness: The role of theory in programme development', Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 2 142-153 (2007) [C1]
2007James EL, Fraser C, Anderson K, Judd F, 'Use of research by the Australian health promotion workforce', Health Education Research, 22 576-587 (2007) [C1]
2006Fraser C, James E, Anderson K, Lloyd D, Judd F, 'Programs for children of parents with a mental illness:A critical review', International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 8 9-20 (2006) [C1]
2006Dickson-Swift V, James EL, Kippen S, Liamputtong P, 'Blurring Boundaries in Qualitative Health Research on Sensitive Topics', Qualitative Health Research, 16 853-871 (2006) [C1]
2006James EL, Talbot C, Kent M, 'Use of a quality improvement cycle in environmental health education', Environmental Health, 6 55-62 (2006) [C1]
2006James EL, Graham M, Ward B, Snow P, 'Teaching research and epidemiology to undergraduate students in the health sciences', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30 575-578 (2006) [C1]
2005Dickson-Swift V, James EL, Kippen S, 'Do university ethics committees adequately protest public health researchers?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 29 576-582 (2005) [C1]
2005Corcoran S, James EL, Ellis J, 'Do elderly Victorians from rural areas have access to public transport?', Road and Transport Research: a journal of Australian and New Zealand research and practice, 14 38-43 (2005) [C1]
2005James EL, Talbot L, 'Conducting research in general practice: lessons learnt from experience', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 16 41-46 (2005) [C1]
2005Schaller C, James EL, 'The nutritional knowledge of Australian nurses', Nurse Education Today, 25 405-412 (2005) [C1]
2005Dickson-Swift V, James EL, Kippen S, 'The impact of problem gambling on spouses: a qualitative study', Journal of Gambling Issues, - (2005) [C1]
2005Dickson-Swift V, James EL, Kippen S, 'HRECs have an important role to play in researcher safety', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 29 581-582 (2005)
2004James EL, Lindsay R, Kippen S, 'The Timed Up and Go Test: Unable to predict falls on the acute medical ward', Journal of Physiotherapy, 50 249-251 (2004) [C1]
2004Kinsman L, James EL, Ham J, 'An interdisciplinary, evidence-based process of clinical pathway implementation increases pathway usage', Professional Case Management, 9 184-196 (2004) [C2]
2003James EL, Talbot L, Fishley C, 'Does external support from divisions increase preventive activities in rural Australian General Practice', Australian Family Physician, 32 1044-1046 (2003) [C1]
2001Kinsman L, James EL, 'Evidence- based pathways need evidence -based implementation', Lippincott''s Case Management, 6(5) 208-219 (2001) [C1]
2000Heller RF, Langhorne P, James E, 'Improving stroke outcome: the benefits of increasing availability of technology', BULLETIN OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, 78 1337-1343 (2000)
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Review (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010James EL, Stacey FG, Chapman K, 'Nutrition and physical activity', Cancer Report 2010 (2010) [D1]
2007Rotter T, Koch R, Kugler J, Gothe H, Kinsman L, James EL, 'Clinical pathways: Effects on professional practice, patient outcomes, length of stay and hospital costs. (Protocol)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2007) [D1]

Conference (23 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Short CE, James EL, Plotnikoff RC, 'Case study: Exploring the 'black box' of intervention development', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Ron Plotnikoff

2012Short CE, James EL, Girgis A, McElduff P, Plotnikoff RC, 'The efficacy of two theoretically-based print interventions for promoting PA behaviour among post-treatment breast cancer survivors: A nationally-based 3-arm RCT', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Ron Plotnikoff

2012James EL, Boyes AW, Courbeya K, Lubans DR, Stacey FG, Morgan PJ, et al., 'A home-based resistance training program for survivors of prostate cancer: A pilot randomized controlled trial', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]
2012Short CE, James EL, Plotnikoff RC, 'What factors are associated with physical activity participation and sedentary behaviour among post-treatment breast cancer survivors?', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Ron Plotnikoff

2012James EL, Ewald BD, Johnson NA, Brown W, Stacey FG, Plotnikoff RC, 'Efficacy of referral for physical activity counseling: Protocol for an RCT to compare face-to-face and telephone counselling', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]
2012Paras LE, James EL, Morgan PJ, Lynagh MC, 'The FamilyFIT Program: Feasibility of an innovative family-based intervention designed to increase physical activity levels', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]
2012Stacey FG, James EL, Lubans DR, Chapman K, Boyes AW, Courneya K, et al., 'Acceptability of home-based resistance training for cancer survivors', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]
2011Stacey FG, Lubans DR, James EL, Chapman K, Asprey G, 'Exploring potential mediators of physical activity behaviour change in the ENRICH lifestyle intervention for cancer survivors and carers', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: David Lubans

2011Short CE, James EL, Plotnikoff RC, Girgis A, 'How theory-directed questions can help us understand physical activity behaviour in female breast cancer survivors', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Ron Plotnikoff

2011Short CE, James EL, Plotnikoff RC, Girgis A, 'Efficacy of tailored-print interventions in the physical activity domain: A systematic review of randomised trials', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Ron Plotnikoff

2011James EL, Wolfenden L, Wyse R, Britton B, Campbell K, Hodder R, et al., 'Interventions to increase fruit and vegetable consumption amongst preschool aged children: A systematic review of randomised trials', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
2011Paras LE, Morgan PJ, Lynagh MC, James EL, Bonevski B, 'A family focused community-based RCT to increase physical activity levels in children and their parents: Rationale and intervention description of the FamilyFIT study', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
2010James EL, Chapman K, Stacey FG, Asprey G, Lubans DR, Sundquist K, et al., 'Description and preliminary evaluation of the ENRICH (Exercise and Nutrition Routine Improving Cancer Health) program', 10th Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference, Perth, WA (2010) [E3]
2010Paras LE, Morgan PJ, Lynagh MC, James EL, Bonevski B, 'Rationale and intervention description of the familyFIT study: A family-focused community-based RCT, to increase physical activity levels in children and their parents', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Stacey FG, James EL, Chapman K, Lubans DR, Asprey G, Sundquist K, et al., 'ENRICH (Exercise and Nutrition Routine Improving Cancer Health): Efficiacy and feasibility of an exercise and nutrition program for cancer survivors and carers', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Washington, DC (2010) [E3]
2010Glasson C, Chapman K, Gander K, Wilson T, James EL, 'An RCT to evaluate the efficacy of a peer-led nutrition education intervention designed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption', Obesity Reviews, Stockholm, Sweden (2010) [E3]
2009Short CE, James EL, Girgis A, 'Tailored lifestyle programs: A 'how to' guide for researchers and health professionals', Psycho-Oncology, Vienna, Austria (2009) [E3]
2009Short CE, James EL, Girgis A, 'Tailoring to promote physical activity and broken sedentary time amongst chronic disease populations', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
2009James EL, Stacey FG, Glasson C, Chapman K, Lai J, Ruhan C, 'Feasibility of collecting and analysing shopping receipts to determine fruit and vegetable purchasing behaviour', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Ewald BD, James EL, Johnson NA, Paras LE, 'Efficacy of exercise physiologist counselling in primary care patients: A pilot study to determine feasibility and acceptability', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
2009James EL, Boyes AW, Girgis A, Paras LE, Lecathelinais LC, Eakin E, et al., 'Physical activity amongst Australian cancer survivors: Prevalence of activity, receipt of health professional recommendation, and survivors' preferences for the timing and delivery of programs', Psycho-Oncology, Vienna, Austria (2009) [E3]
2008James EL, Eakin E, Girgis A, Reeves M, Paras LE, Boyes AW, Zucca AC, 'What are cancer survivors' priorities and preferences for lifestyle programs?', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
2001Graham M, James EL, 'Satisfaction with the outcomes of a hysterectomy', Adelaide (2001) [E4]
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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002James E, 'Scoping Report to Assess Reviews Relevant to the Mental Health Promotion Plan', Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) (2002) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants22
Total funding$1,858,593

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2014 (2 grants)

Efficacy of a Home-based Resistance Training Intervention for Men with Prostate Cancer$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Erica James, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Doctor Allison Boyes, Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Dennis Taaffe, Miss Fiona Stacey
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020142014
GNo:G1301395

2014 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, San Diego USA, 21-24 May 2014$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health

Project Team
Associate Professor Erica James
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020142014
GNo:G1400519

2013 (1 grants)

2013 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Ghent, Belgium, 22 - 25 May 2013 $2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health

Project Team
Associate Professor Erica James
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020132013
GNo:G1300351

2012 (1 grants)

Be Active 2012: The 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Sydney, 31-10-12 to 03-11-12$980
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health

Project Team
Associate Professor Erica James
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$98020122012
GNo:G1201045

2011 (4 grants)

Efficacy of exercise physiologist counselling in primary care patients: a RCT of two pragmatic approaches$896,589
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Erica James, Doctor Benjamin Ewald, Doctor Natalie Johnson, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$896,58920112013
GNo:G0190295

Physical Activity and Nutrition: The University of Newcastle's Approach Toward Better Population Health and Education$321,711
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Benjamin Ewald, Professor Manohar Garg, Associate Professor Erica James, Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Priority Research CentreInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$321,71120112015
GNo:G1100058

FamilyFIT: An innovative approach to increasing physical activity for the whole family$21,000
Funding Body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Project Team
Associate Professor Erica James, Ms Lorraine Paras, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Marita Lynagh
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$21,00020112011
GNo:G1001012

2011 Annual Meeting of the National Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Melbourne, 15 - 18 June 2011$1,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health

Project Team
Associate Professor Erica James
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,20020112011
GNo:G1100396

2010 (1 grants)

Move More for Life: A tailored physical activity program for Australian breast cancer survivors$49,849
Funding Body: Cancer Institute NSW

Project Team
Ms Camille Short, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Associate Professor Erica James, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Research Scholars AwardInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$49,84920102013
GNo:G1000475

2009 (2 grants)

Health Behaviour Research Centre (HBRC)$267,361
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Alison Jones, Conjoint Professor David Durrheim, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Associate Professor Erica James, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Conjoint Associate Professor Colin Bell, Doctor Allison Boyes, Professor Kypros Kypri, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Professor John Attia, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Frank Tuyl, Ms Lyn Francis, Ms Megan Freund, Dr Claire Johnson, Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Doctor Sue Outram, Doctor Marita Lynagh, Doctor Natalie Johnson, Doctor Conor Gilligan, Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Doctor Edouard Tursan D'Espaignet, Doctor Libby Campbell
SchemeRole
Priority Research CentreInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$267,36120092012
GNo:G0189877

Promotion of healthy lifestyles and risk modification for cancer survivors and their partners/caregivers$180,000
Funding Body: Department of Health

Project Team
Associate Professor Erica James
SchemeRole
Chronic Disease Self-management/Lifestyle and Risk Modification GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$180,00020092009
GNo:G0190125

2008 (2 grants)

Upgrade of computer equipment for the computer assisted telephone generalised electronic system$25,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Conjoint Professor David Durrheim, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Conjoint Associate Professor Colin Bell, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Conjoint Associate Professor Raoul Walsh, Dr Edouard Tursan D'Espaignet, Ms Lyn Francis, Doctor Frank Tuyl, Associate Professor Erica James, Doctor Allison Boyes, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Libby Campbell
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020082008
GNo:G0188548

Population Health Congress 2008, Brisbane Convention Centre, 6/7/2008 - 9/7/2008$1,413
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Erica James
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,41320082008
GNo:G0189156

2007 (2 grants)

Timing and delivery preferences for lifestyle interventions for cancer survivors$10,790
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Erica James
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,79020072007
GNo:G0188034

Understanding the use of dietary supplements amongst cancer survivors$7,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Erica James
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,50020072007
GNo:G0188260

2005 (1 grants)

Development and Pilot Testing of an Evidence-Driven Audit Cycle Model for Quality Assurance of Undergraduate Courses$8,000
Funding Body: La Trobe University

SchemeRole
Quality Assurance Project GrantsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00020052005
GNo:16686229

2004 (1 grants)

Intervention Programs for Children of Parents with a Mental Illness:A Systematic Review.$17,000
Funding Body: La Trobe University

SchemeRole
Faculty Research SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,00020042004
GNo:16686265

2003 (1 grants)

Barriers to Public Health training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Victoria$7,500
Funding Body: La Trobe University

SchemeRole
Access and Equity Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,50020032003
GNo:16686297

2002 (2 grants)

Barriers to Evidenced Based Mental Health Promotion in Rural Victoria$9,800
Funding Body: La Trobe University

SchemeRole
Faculty Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,80020022002
GNo:16686271

OSP Program to Examine Evidenced Based Health Promotion (Semester 2, 2003)$7,200
Funding Body: La Trobe University

SchemeRole
Outside Studies ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,20020022002
GNo:16686282

2001 (1 grants)

Increasing Preventive Activities in General Practice.$0
Funding Body: La Trobe University

SchemeRole
Faculty Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$020012001
GNo:16686321

1996 (1 grants)

National Cancer Institute of the United States of America, Rockville, Maryland, USA, 17-31 July 1996$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Erica James
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70019961996
GNo:G0176528
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.38

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
20112017PhD (Behavioural Science)Principal SupervisorA Randomised Trial of a Healthy Lifestyle Program for Cancer Survivors and their Partners/Caregivers
20092014PhD (Behavioural Science)Principal SupervisorA Family-Based Approach to Increasing Physical Activity in Children
20032007PHD Public Health Not Elswr Classi
La Trobe University
Consultant SupervisorAn ethnographic investigation of nurses knowledge and implementation of health promotion

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (Behavioural Science)Principal SupervisorMove More for Life: The Development and Evaluation of a Computer Tailored-Print Intervention for Promoting Physical Activity Among Post-Treatment Breast Cancer Survivors
2006Masters Occupational Therapy
La Trobe University
Principal SupervisorChart audit of occupational therapy home visits
2006Masters Epidemiology
La Trobe University
Principal SupervisorA randomised trial of exercise for osteoarthritis of the knees amongst older adults
2005Honours Epidemiology
La Trobe University
Co-SupervisorAn examination of physical activity amongst university students using the Health Belief Model
2005Masters Epidemiology
La Trobe University
Co-SupervisorThe reporting of suicide in the Taiwanese media
2005PHD Public Health Not Elswr Classi
La Trobe University
Principal SupervisorConducting sensitive public health research: Issues for researchers
2004Masters Physiotherapy
La Trobe University
Principal SupervisorAn objective measure of mobility on the medical ward: The TUGT
2004Masters Epidemiology
La Trobe University
Sole SupervisorChart audit of an AMI clinical pathway
2003Masters Epidemiology
La Trobe Univeersity
Principal SupervisorAccess to public transport for older people in rural Victoria: A population perspective
2003Masters Nutrition & Dietetics
La Trobe University
Sole SupervisorNutritional knowledge of nurses
2002Honours Sociology
La Trobe University
Co-SupervisorThe experience of living with a problem gambler: Partners and spouses speak out
2002PHD Epidemiology
La Trobe University
Principal SupervisorHysterectomy as a treatment for menstrual symptoms: An epidemiological investigation
2001Honours Sport & Recreation Activities
La Trobe University
Co-SupervisorThe role of social support and participation in sport and recreation in adolescent self-esteem: A pilot study
2000Masters Critical Care Nursing
La Trobe University
Co-SupervisorBlind aspiration and patient position: The BAAPP study
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Associate Professor Erica James

Work Phone(02) 40420562
Fax(02)40420044
Email
PositionsAssociate Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Associate Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
Westwing,
HMRI,
HMRI Building, John Hunter Campus
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/erica-james