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Dr Flora Tzelepis

National Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

Dr Flora Tzelepis is a National Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle. Flora was awarded her PhD in December 2010 and received the University of Newcastle’s Research Higher Degree Excellence Award for the Faculty of Health for 2010. Her PhD work investigated the effectiveness of proactively offering NSW Quitline telephone support on smokers' long-term cessation rates. During her previous fellowship she led the development and psychometric evaluation of the Quality of Patient-Centered Cancer Care measure and assessed the quality of cancer care received by haematological cancer survivors. Her current Heart Foundation fellowship examines the effectiveness of proactive enrolment of TAFE students to existing telephone and online support in reducing smoking, alcohol, nutrition and physical activity health risk behaviours. She is also working on research that examines the effectiveness of an organisational change intervention on cessation rates among smokers attending drug and alcohol treatment centres and the acceptability of a stepped care model for smoking cessation.

Flora has published 46 peer-reviewed research papers and has been awarded two nationally competitive fellowships from the Leukaemia Foundation/Cure Cancer Australia and the National Heart Foundation.



Teaching Expertise

Flora has taught 4th year medical students communication skills regarding preparing patients for potentially threatening clinical procedures and obtaining informed consent. She has also taught evaluation designs and measurement and analysis to postgraduate students enroled in a health program evaluation course.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)(Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • cancer prevention
  • multiple health behaviours
  • quality of care
  • smoking cessation

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111799Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified65
160599Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified10
170199Psychology not elsewhere classified25

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
30/01/2015 - 31/12/2015National Heart Foundation PostdoctoUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2012 - 1/12/2013Fellow
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University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/01/2011 - 1/12/2011Fellow
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University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
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Publications

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Journal article (49 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, Stevenson W, Smits R, Henskens F, Wei A, et al., 'Protocol of a multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a web-based information intervention with nurse-delivered telephone support for haematological cancer patients and their support persons.', BMC Cancer, 15 295 (2015)
DOI10.1186/s12885-015-1314-xAuthor URL
Co-authorsFrans Henskens, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul
2015Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wiggers J, Kypri K, Bonevski B, McElduff P, et al., 'Targeting multiple health risk behaviours among vocational education students using electronic feedback and online and telephone support: protocol for a cluster randomised trial.', BMC Public Health, 15 550 (2015)
DOI10.1186/s12889-015-1898-8Author URL
Co-authorsChris Paul, Marita Lynagh, Billie Bonevski, Philip Morgan, Kypros Kypri
2015Hall AE, Sanson-Fisher RW, Lynagh MC, Tzelepis F, D'Este C, 'What do haematological cancer survivors want help with? A cross-sectional investigation of unmet supportive care needs.', BMC Res Notes, 8 221 (2015)
DOI10.1186/s13104-015-1188-7Author URL
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
2014Smits R, Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, Tzelepis F, Henskens F, Paul C, Stevenson W, 'Tailored and integrated Web-based tools for improving psychosocial outcomes of cancer patients: the DoTTI development framework.', J Med Internet Res, 16 e76 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.2196/jmir.2849Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsChris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Frans Henskens
2014Clinton-Mcharg T, Carey M, Sanson-Fisher R, Tzelepis F, Bryant J, Williamson A, 'Anxiety and depression among haematological cancer patients attending treatment centres: Prevalence and predictors', Journal of Affective Disorders, 165 176-181 (2014) [C1]

Background This study aimed to: (1) estimate the prevalence of anxiety and/or depression among haematological cancer patients attending treatment centres; and (2) explore the demographic, disease and treatment characteristics associated with anxiety and/or depression. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted with outpatients from three haematology clinics in Australia. Patients with a confirmed diagnosis of haematological cancer were approached by a research assistant while waiting for their appointment and invited to participate in the survey. Participants completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and self-reported demographic, disease and treatment characteristics. Results Questionnaires from 304 participants were returned. Twenty-seven percent of patients reported anxiety and 17% reported depression. Specifically, 15% reported anxiety without depression, 5% reported depression without anxiety, and 12% reported comorbid anxiety and depression. Participants who had to relocate to receive treatment had almost three times the odds of reporting anxiety and/or depression compared to those who did not have to move. Former smokers also had significantly higher odds of reporting anxiety and/or depression. Limitations The HADS is likely to have produced some false positives and false negatives when compared with gold standard structured clinical interviews for assessing psychological morbidity. Conclusions Approximately 20% of haematological cancer patients attending outpatient clinics may experience clinically significant levels of anxiety and/or depression. Providing additional tailored support to patients who have had to relocate for treatment, and to former smokers, may help to reduce anxiety and depression among these subgroups. © 2014 Published by Elsevier B.V.

DOI10.1016/j.jad.2014.04.072
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Mariko Carey
2014Hall A, D Este C, Tzelepis F, Lynagh M, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Factors associated with haematological cancer survivors experiencing a high level of unmet need across multiple items of supportive care: a cross-sectional survey study', Supportive Care in Cancer, 22 2899-2909 (2014)
DOI10.1007/s00520-014-2264-6
Co-authorsMarita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2014Hall A, D Este C, Tzelepis F, Lynagh M, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Factors associated with haematological cancer survivors experiencing a high level of unmet need across multiple items of supportive care: a cross-sectional survey study', Supportive Care in Cancer, 22 2899-2909 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s00520-014-2264-6
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsMarita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2014Hall A, D'Este C, Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher R, Lynagh M, 'The Survivor Unmet Needs Survey (SUNS) for haematological cancer survivors: a cross-sectional study assessing the relevance and psychometric properties', BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 14 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1472-6963-14-211Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsCatherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
2014Hall A, Sanson-Fisher R, Lynagh M, Tzelepis F, D'Este C, 'A COMPARISON OF THE UNMET NEEDS OF YOUNGER AND OLDER ADULT HAEMATOLOGICAL CANCER SURVIVORS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 10 162-163 (2014) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsMarita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2014Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher RW, Hall AE, Carey ML, Paul CL, Clinton-Mcharg T, 'The quality of patient-centred care: Haematological cancer survivors' perceptions', Psycho-Oncology, (2014)

Objective: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) that assess the quality of patient-centred cancer care have failed to measure all six patient-centredness dimensions endorsed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This study is the first to use the Quality of Patient-Centered Cancer Care (QPCCC) measure that covers all six IOM patient-centredness dimensions to examine haematological cancer survivors' perceptions of care and characteristics associated with perceived quality of care. Methods: Haematological cancer survivors diagnosed in the last 6 years and aged 18-80 years were recruited from two Australian state population-based cancer registries. Survivors were mailed the 48-item QPCCC measure. Results: Overall, 545 haematological cancer survivors completed the measure. Areas of care most commonly identified as delivered were hospital staff showing respect to survivors (93%) and making sure the correct treatment was received (93%). Aspects of care most frequently nominated as not delivered were hospital staff helping family and friends (34%) or the survivor (32%) to find other people with similar experiences to talk to. Characteristics associated with survivors perceiving higher quality care was delivered included being employed, having private health insurance, being younger, a Non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis and more recent diagnosis. Being depressed or stressed was associated with perceived lower quality of care. Conclusions: Provision of peer support programs that allow haematological cancer survivors and families and friends to talk to others in similar situations could be improved. Using PROMs to identify areas where cancer survivors perceive improvements are needed is essential to quality improvement efforts.

DOI10.1002/pon.3728
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul
2014Tzelepis F, Rose SK, Sanson-Fisher RW, Clinton-McHarg T, Carey ML, Paul CL, 'Are we missing the Institute of Medicine's mark? A systematic review of patient-reported outcome measures assessing quality of patient-centred cancer care', BMC Cancer, 14 (2014) [C1]

Background: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has endorsed six dimensions of patient-centredness as crucial to providing quality healthcare. These dimensions outline that care must be: 1) respectful to patients' values, preferences, and expressed needs; 2) coordinated and integrated; 3) provide information, communication, and education; 4) ensure physical comfort; 5) provide emotional support-relieving fear and anxiety; and 6) involve family and friends. However, whether patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) comprehensively cover these dimensions remains unexplored. This systematic review examined whether PROMs designed to assess the quality of patient-centred cancer care addressed all six IOM dimensions of patient-centred care and the psychometric properties of these measures.Methods: Medline, PsycINFO, Current Contents, Embase, CINAHL and Scopus were searched to retrieve published studies describing the development and psychometric properties of PROMs assessing the quality of patient-centred cancer care. Two authors determined if eligible PROMs included the six IOM dimensions of patient-centred care and evaluated the adequacy of psychometric properties based on recommended criteria for internal consistency, test-retest reliability, face/content validity, construct validity and cross-cultural adaptation.Results: Across all 21 PROMs, the most commonly included IOM dimension of patient-centred care was " information, communication and education" (19 measures). In contrast, only five measures assessed the " involvement of family and friends." Two measures included one IOM-endorsed patient-centred care dimension, two measures had two dimensions, seven measures had three dimensions, five measures had four dimensions, and four measures had five dimensions. One measure, the Indicators (Non-small Cell Lung Cancer), covered all six IOM dimensions of patient-centred care, but had adequate face/content validity only. Eighteen measures met the recommended adequacy criteria for construct validity, 15 for face/content validity, seven for internal consistency, three for cross-cultural adaptation and no measure for test-retest reliability.Conclusions: There are no psychometrically rigorous PROMs developed with cancer patients that capture all six IOM dimensions of patient-centred care. Using more than one measure or expanding existing measures to cover all six patient-centred care dimensions could improve assessment and delivery of patient-centred care. Construction of new comprehensive measures with acceptable psychometric properties that can be used with the general cancer population may also be warranted. © 2014 Tzelepis et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

DOI10.1186/1471-2407-14-41
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsChris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2013Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Knight J, Wiggers J, 'Who enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of quitline support? Comparison of participants versus nonparticipants.', Nicotine Tob Res, 15 2107-2113 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1093/ntr/ntt114Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsChris Paul, John Wiggers
2013Paul CL, McLennan J, Baxendale A, Schnelle B, Rawson J, Turon HE, Tzelepis F, 'Implementation of a personalized workplace smoking cessation programme.', Occup Med (Lond), 63 568-574 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1093/occmed/kqt121Author URL
Co-authorsChris Paul
2013Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Wiggers J, Duncan SL, Knight J, 'Predictors of abstinence among smokers recruited actively to quitline support', ADDICTION, 108 181-185 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03998.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsChris Paul, John Wiggers
2012Carey ML, Anderson AE, Sanson-Fisher RW, Lynagh MC, Paul CL, Tzelepis F, 'How well are we meeting haematological cancer survivors' preferences for involvement in treatment decision making?', Patient Education and Counseling, 88 87-92 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsChris Paul, Amy Anderson, Marita Lynagh, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012Paul CL, Clinton-Mcharg TL, Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Tzelepis F, 'On-line information and support for supporters and carers of haematological cancer patients: Is access an issue?', Supportive Care in Cancer, 20 2687-2695 (2012) [C1]
Co-authorsTara Clinton-Mcharg, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
2012Carey ML, Paul CL, Cameron EC, Lynagh MC, Hall AE, Tzelepis F, 'Financial and social impact of supporting a haematological cancer survivor', European Journal of Cancer Care, 21 169-176 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsMarita Lynagh, Chris Paul, Mariko Carey
2012Walsh RA, Cholowski KM, Tzelepis F, Stojanovski E, 'Smoking prevalence, attitudes, and confidence about tobacco roles among Australian nursing students', Journal of Addictions Nursing, 23 181-190 (2012) [C1]
Co-authorsElizabeth Stojanovski
2012Wolfenden L, Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Freund MA, Wiggers JH, Gillham K, 'Acceptability of proactive telephone recruitment to a telephone support service to encourage healthy eating, physical activity and weight loss', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36 295-296 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsChris Paul, John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden
2012Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Duncan SL, Walsh RA, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, 'Increasing the reach of quitlines through active telephone recruitment: Do cold-called smokers differ from quitline callers?', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 14 1488-1493 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsChris Paul, John Wiggers
2011Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, McElduff P, Knight JJ, 'Proactive telephone counseling for smoking cessation: Meta-analyses by recruitment channel and methodological quality', Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 103 922-941 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1093/jnci/djr169
CitationsScopus - 20Web of Science - 20
Co-authorsChris Paul
2011Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wiggers JH, Walsh RA, Knight JJ, Duncan SL, et al., 'A randomised controlled trial of proactive telephone counselling on cold-called smokers' cessation rates', Tobacco Control, 20 40-46 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1136/tc.2010.035956
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsChris Paul, John Wiggers
2011Walsh RA, Paul CL, Paras LE, Stacey FG, Tzelepis F, 'Workplace-related smoking in New South Wales: Extent of bans, public attitudes and relationships with relapse', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 22 85-90 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsChris Paul
2009Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, Lecathelinais LC, et al., 'Telephone recruitment into a randomized controlled trial of Quitline support', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 37 324-329 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.amepre.2009.05.022
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsChris Paul, John Wiggers
2009Walsh RA, Tzelepis F, Stojanovski E, 'Australian superannuation funds and tobacco investments: Issues for DAR readers', Drug and Alcohol Review, 28 445-446 (2009) [C3]
DOI10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00095.x
Co-authorsElizabeth Stojanovski
2009Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Wiggers JH, Duncan SL, Knight JJ, 'Active telephone recruitment to quitline services: Are nonvolunteer smokers receptive to cessation support?', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11 1205-1215 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1093/ntr/ntp125
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsJohn Wiggers, Chris Paul
2008Paul CL, Walsh RA, Stacey FG, Tzelepis F, Oakes W, Tang A, 'Smoking in movies in Australia: Who feels over-exposed and what level of regulation will the community accept?', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 19 229-231 (2008) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsChris Paul
2008Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Parfitt N, Girgis A, 'How to improve adolescents' sun protection behavior? Age and gender issues', American Journal of Health Behavior, 32 387-398 (2008) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 20Web of Science - 17
Co-authorsChris Paul
2008Walsh RA, Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Stojanovski E, Tang A, 'Is government action out-of-step with public opinion on tobacco control? Results of a New South Wales population survey', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32 482-488 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1753-6405.2008.00284.x
CitationsScopus - 31Web of Science - 25
Co-authorsChris Paul, Elizabeth Stojanovski
2008Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Walsh RA, Bonevski B, 'Is Australia headed for an epidemic of nicotine replacement therapy addicts?', Medical Journal of Australia, 189 346 (2008) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsChris Paul, Billie Bonevski
2008Walsh RA, Tzelepis F, Stojanovski E, 'Australian pension funds and tobacco investments: promoting ill health and out-of-step with their members', Health Promotion International, 23 35-41 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1093/heapro/dam043
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsElizabeth Stojanovski
2007Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Walsh RA, Turner R, 'Pharmacists on the front line in providing support for nicotine replacement therapy and bupropion purchasers', Drug and Alcohol Review, 26 429-433 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09595230701373966
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsChris Paul
2007Walsh RA, Tzelepis F, 'Adolescents and tobacco use: Systematic review of qualitative research methodologies and partial synthesis of findings', Substance Use and Misuse, 42 1269-1321 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1080/10826080701204904
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 6
2006Walsh RA, Cholowski KM, Tzelepis F, 'Surveying university students: variability in ethics committee requirements (Letter)', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30 84-85 (2006) [C3]
2006Walsh RA, Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Stojanovski E, 'Quit smoking behaviours and intentions and hard-core smoking in New South Wales', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 17 54-60 (2006) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 14
Co-authorsElizabeth Stojanovski, Chris Paul
2005Paul CL, Walsh RA, Tzelepis F, 'A Monetary Incentive Increases Postal Survey Response Rates for Pharmacists', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 59 1099-1101 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1136/jech.2005.037143
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsChris Paul
2005Walsh RA, Bowman JA, Tzelepis F, Lecathelinais LC, 'Smoking cessation interventions in Australian drug treatment agencies: a national survey of attitudes and practices', Drug and Alcohol Review, 24 235-244 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09595230500170282
CitationsScopus - 36Web of Science - 34
Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2005Walsh RA, Bowman JA, Tzelepis F, Lecathelinais LC, 'Regulation of environmental tobacco smoke by Australian drug treatment agencies', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 29 276-278 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1467-842X.2005.tb00768.x
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2004Paul CL, Girgis A, Tzelepis F, Walsh RA, 'Solaria use by minors in Australia: Is there a cause for concern?', ANZ Journal of Public Health, 28 90 (2004) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsChris Paul
2003Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Walsh RA, Girgis A, King L, McKenzie J, 'Has the investment in public cancer education delivered observable changes in knowledge over the past 10 years?', Cancer, 97 2931-2939 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1002/cncr.11393
CitationsScopus - 30Web of Science - 28
Co-authorsChris Paul
2003Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Girgis A, Parfitt N, 'The Slip Slop Slap years: Have they had a lasting impact on todays' adolescents?', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 14 219-221 (2003) [C3]
Co-authorsChris Paul
2003Cockburn JD, Paul CL, Tzelepis F, McElduff P, Byles JE, 'Delay in seeking advice for symptoms that potentially indicate bowel cancer', American Journal of Health Behavior, 27 401-407 (2003) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 27Web of Science - 22
Co-authorsJulie Byles, Chris Paul
2003Walsh RA, Tzelepis F, 'Support for smoking restrictions in bars and gaming areas: review of Australian studies', Australia & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 27 310-322 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1467-842X.2003.tb00400.x
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 18
2003Tzelepis F, Walsh RA, Paul CL, 'Community attitudes towards environmental tobacco smoke in licensed premises: follow-up study after the Sharp case', Australia & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 27 539-542 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1467-842X.2003.tb00830.x
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsChris Paul
2003Girgis A, Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, McElduff P, McKenzie J, 'Australians' use of fake tanning lotions: another piece of the puzzle', Promoting Health, 27 529-532 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1467-842X.2003.tb00828.x
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsChris Paul
2002Cockburn JD, Paul CL, Tzelepis F, McElduff P, Byles JE, 'Screening for bowel cancer among NSW adults with varying levels of risk: a community survey', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 26(3) 236-241 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsChris Paul, Julie Byles
2002Walsh RA, Tzelepis F, Paul CL, McKenzie J, 'Environmental tobacco smoke in homes, motor vehicles and licensed premises: community attitudes and practices', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 26(6) 536-542 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 22
Co-authorsChris Paul
2000Perkins JJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Rainbird KJ, Tzelepis F, 'Unmet needs: The challenge of caring for people with advanced cancer', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 9 S40-S40 (2000)
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Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2000Walsh RA, Paul CL, Tzelepis F, 'Overwhelming support for smoking bans', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 24 640-641 (2000)
DOI10.1111/j.1467-842X.2000.tb00536.xAuthor URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 5
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Conference (15 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Bonevski B, Wilson A, Dunlop A, Shakeshaft A, Tzelepis F, Walsberger S, et al., 'SMOKING CESSATION IN DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT SETTINGS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF STAFF AND CLIENT BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2014) [E3]
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Co-authorsBillie Bonevski, Amanda Wilson
2014Hall A, Tzelepis F, Lynagh M, Sanson-Fisher R, D'Este C, 'PREVALENCE AND ASSOCIATES OF THE TOP HIGH/VERY HIGH UNMET NEEDS OF AUSTRALIAN HAEMATOLOGICAL CANCER SURVIVORS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
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Co-authorsMarita Lynagh, Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Wiggers J, McLennan J, Hull P, Drinkwater R, et al., 'INCREASING IMPLEMENTATION OF EFFECTIVE SMOKING CESSATION STRATEGIES - THE QUITSTAIR', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
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Co-authorsJohn Wiggers, Chris Paul
2014Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wolfenden L, Bonevski B, Wiggers J, 'PROACTIVE RECRUITMENT INTO EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS TARGETING CANCER RISK BEHAVIOURS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
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Co-authorsJohn Wiggers, Chris Paul, Luke Wolfenden, Billie Bonevski
2014Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher RW, Hall AE, Carey ML, Paul CL, Clinton-McHarg T, 'DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOMETRIC EVALUATION OF THE QUALITY OF PATIENT-CENTERED CANCER CARE MEASURE WITH HAEMATOLOGICAL CANCER SURVIVORS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
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Co-authorsMariko Carey, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2013Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher R, Hall A, Carey M, Paul C, Clinton-McHarg T, 'Development and Psychometric Evaluation of a Quality of Patient-Centred Cancer Care Measure', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
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Co-authorsMariko Carey, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013Hall A, Lynagh M, Sanson-Fisher R, Tzelepis F, D'Este C, 'Unmet Needs: What do Hematological Cancer Survivors Want Help With?', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
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Co-authorsMarita Lynagh, Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013Hall A, D'Este C, Tzelepis F, Lynagh M, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Survivor Unmet Needs Survey (SUNS) for Hematological Cancer Survivors: A Psychometric Assessment', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
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Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh, Catherine Deste
2013Tzelepis F, Rose S, Sanson-Fisher R, Clinton-McHarg T, Carey M, Paul C, 'A Systematic Review of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Assessing Quality of Patient-Centred Cancer Care', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
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Co-authorsTara Clinton-Mcharg, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul
2012Bonevski B, Shakeshaft A, Paul C, Tzelepis F, Bryant J, Salmon A, Hull P, 'PRESENTATION 2-ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE INTERVENTIONS TO ENHANCE SMOKING CESSATION TREATMENT PROVISION IN THE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT SETTING', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2012) [E3]
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Co-authorsBillie Bonevski
2012Bonevski B, Shakeshaft A, Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Bryant JL, Salmon A, Hull P, 'Organisational change interventions to enhance smoking cessation treatment provision in the drug and alcohol treatment setting', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsBillie Bonevski, Chris Paul
2010Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, McElduff P, Knight JJ, 'Cold calling smokers for proactive telephone counselling: what are their long-term cessation rates?', 12th Annual Meeting of the SRNT Europe Programme, Bath, UK (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsChris Paul
2010Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, McElduff P, Knight JJ, 'Proactive telephone counselling for smoking cessation: meta-analyses of the impact of recruitment channel and methodological quality on efficacy', 12th Annual Meeting of the SRNT Europe Programme, Bath, UK (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsChris Paul
2007Paul CL, Walsh RA, Paras L, Tzelepis F, 'NSW smokers' views on the new graphic pack warnings: the motivated and the disaffected (Poster)', Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: From Vision to Reality. Programme and Presentations, Auckland (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsChris Paul
2007Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, Daly JB, et al., 'Telemarketing smoking cessation: a proactive approach to non-volunteer smokers (Poster)', Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: From Vision to Reality. Programme and Presentations, Auckland (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsJohn Wiggers, Chris Paul
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants13
Total funding$2,217,508

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20143 grants / $190,000

Targeted evidence-based support for reducing unhealthy Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol and Physical Activity behaviours among students in vocational education: a cluster randomised controlled trial$150,000

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding bodyNational Heart Foundation of Australia
Project TeamDoctor Flora Tzelepis
SchemePostdoctoral Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1300688
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

The Quit-STAIR: Is a stepped care model cost-effective for increasing smoking cessation success at a community level? $20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Professor John Wiggers, Ms Jenny Knight, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Searles
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301402
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Quality of cancer care from the patient perspective: An international comparison study$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey, Dr Megumi Uchida, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Ms Alison Zucca, Miss Alix Hall, Miss Lisa Mackenzie
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400058
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20135 grants / $1,242,042

Cost-effectiveness of a systems change intervention for smoking cessation in drug and alcohol treatment centres$1,060,523

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, Professor Michael Farrell, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Dr Allison Salmon, Professor John Strang
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200208
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Cost-effectiveness of a systems change intervention for smoking cessation in drug and alcohol treatment centres$75,519

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding bodyCancer Council NSW
Project TeamAssociate Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Dr Peter Kelly
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300120
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

The Quit-STAIR: A randomised controlled trial of a proactive stepped approach for maximising uptake of evidence-based smoking cessation support$50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Patrick McElduff
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300471
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The Quit-STAIR: A randomised controlled trial of a proactive stepped approach for maximising uptake of evidence-based smoking cessation support$50,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamAssociate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Ms Jenny Knight
SchemeNear Miss
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300800
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

HMRI Leukaemia Travel Award 2012$6,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamDoctor Flora Tzelepis
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300506
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20123 grants / $501,297

Improving cancer treatment systems: An RCT of a consumer action model for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy$249,408

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Ms A Tang, Doctor Mariko Carey, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Ms Kathryn Chapman, Ms Paula Vallentine, Conjoint Professor Christopher Doran, Doctor Patrick McElduff
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100618
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Increasing rates of organ donor registration: An RCT to determine the differential effectiveness of electronic and interpersonal information interventions.$237,682

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Conor Gilligan, Doctor Heidi Turon, Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Doctor Flora Tzelepis
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100421
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Improving cancer care for lymphoma: patients' perceptions of optimal care$14,207

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamDoctor Flora Tzelepis, Doctor Mariko Carey, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Ms Alison Zucca
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200212
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20112 grants / $284,169

Quality of care in blood cancer: Patients perceptions$198,836

Funding body: Leukaemia Foundation

Funding bodyLeukaemia Foundation
Project TeamDoctor Flora Tzelepis, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
SchemeNational Research Program (Postdoctoral Fellowship)
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100276
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

Quality of care in blood cancer: Patients' perception about the quality of care they receive$85,333

Funding body: Cure Cancer Australia Foundation

Funding bodyCure Cancer Australia Foundation
Project TeamDoctor Flora Tzelepis, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
SchemePostdoctoral Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000760
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Tackling Nicotine Together: An Organisational Change Intervention for Smoking Cessation in Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centres
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Unmet Needs of Survivors of a Haematological Malignancy: Prevalence, Predictors, and Psychometrics
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Flora Tzelepis

Position

National Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Emailflora.tzelepis@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4924 6275

Office

Room1182
BuildingBooth Building
LocationWallsend Campus

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