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Professor John Wiggers

Professor

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

Since completion of my PhD in 1997, the University of Newcastle has had an agreement with the Hunter New England Health Service whereby I contribute to the latter organisations delivery of population health services. In this context I have extended my state, national and international reputation for population health research, particularly in the area of re-orientating health and other agencies towards the adoption of policies and practices that have a disease prevention and health risk reduction focus. This work has primarily involved research in changing the service delivery practices of agencies with regard to the prevention of obesity, and to reducing alcohol and tobacco related harms.

Research Expertise
Public Health, Population Health Chronic disease prevention Injury Prevention Alcohol and Tobacco harm reduction


Qualifications

  • PhD (Medicine), University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Social Science, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Health promotion
  • Population Health
  • Preventive medicine
  • Public Health

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified 15
160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified 35
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/03/1995 -  Director, Population Health Hunter New England Health
Health
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
1998 Wiggers JH, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Evidence-based health promotion', Evaluating Health Promotion, Stanley Thornes (Publishers) Ltd., UK 126-145 (1998) [B1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher

Journal article (163 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Wolfenden L, Kingsland M, Rowland BC, Dodds P, Gillham K, Yoong SL, et al., 'Improving availability, promotion and purchase of fruit and vegetable and non sugar-sweetened drink products at community sporting clubs: a randomised trial.', The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, 12 35 (2015)
DOI 10.1186/s12966-015-0193-5
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 O'Hara BJ, Eggins D, Phongsavan P, Milat AJ, Bauman AE, Wiggers J, 'Piloting proactive marketing to recruit disadvantaged adults to a community-wide obesity prevention program.', Public Health Res Pract, 25 e2521521 (2015)
DOI 10.17061/phrp2521521
2015 Rowland BC, Wolfenden L, Dodds P, Kingsland M, Gillham KE, Wiggers JH, 'The impact of a hypothetical designated driver program on intended alcohol-related behavior: an RCT', HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL, 30 7-15 (2015)
DOI 10.1093/heapro/dau075
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Nathan N, Wolfenden L, Rose B, Robertson K, Wiggers J, 'Benefits of policy support of a healthy eating initiative in schools.', Aust N Z J Public Health, 39 94-95 (2015)
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12321
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Rowland BC, Wolfenden L, Dodds P, Kingsland M, Gillham KE, Wiggers JH, 'The impact of a hypothetical designated driver program on intended alcohol-related behavior: an RCT.', Health Promot Int, 30 7-15 (2015)
DOI 10.1093/heapro/dau075
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Wolfenden L, Kingsland M, Rowland BC, Dodds P, Gillham K, Yoong SL, et al., 'Improving availability, promotion and purchase of fruit and vegetable and non sugar-sweetened drink products at community sporting clubs: a randomised trial.', Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 12 35 (2015)
DOI 10.1186/s12966-015-0193-5
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Gwynn J, Lock M, Turner N, Dennison R, Coleman C, Kelly B, Wiggers J, 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community governance of health research: Turning principles into practice.', Aust J Rural Health, 23 235-242 (2015)
DOI 10.1111/ajr.12182
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Josephine Gwynn
2015 Bartlem KM, Bowman JA, Bailey JM, Freund M, Wye PM, Lecathelinais C, et al., 'Chronic disease health risk behaviours amongst people with a mental illness.', Aust N Z J Psychiatry, (2015)
DOI 10.1177/0004867415569798
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2015 Bell AC, Finch M, Wolfenden L, Fitzgerald M, Morgan PJ, Jones J, et al., 'Child physical activity levels and associations with modifiable characteristics in centre-based childcare.', Aust N Z J Public Health, 39 232-236 (2015)
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12314
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Luke Wolfenden
2015 Finch M, Yoong SL, Thomson RJ, Seward K, Cooney M, Jones J, et al., 'A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of an implementation intervention to increase healthy eating and physical activity-promoting policies, and practices in centre-based childcare services: study protocol.', BMJ Open, 5 e006706 (2015)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006706
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Kingsland M, Wolfenden L, Tindall J, Rowland B, Sidey M, McElduff P, Wiggers JH, 'Improving the implementation of responsible alcohol management practices by community sporting clubs: A randomised controlled trial.', Drug Alcohol Rev, 34 447-457 (2015)
DOI 10.1111/dar.12252
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Wolfenden L, Kingsland M, Rowland BC, Dodds P, Gillham K, Yoong SL, et al., 'Improving availability, promotion and purchase of fruit and vegetable and non sugar-sweetened drink products at community sporting clubs: a randomised trial.', Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 12 193 (2015)
DOI 10.1186/s12966-015-0193-5
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Yoong SL, Hall A, Williams CM, Skelton E, Oldmeadow C, Wiggers J, et al., 'Alignment of systematic reviews published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the Database of Abstracts and Reviews of Effectiveness with global burden-of-disease data: a bibliographic analysis.', J Epidemiol Community Health, 69 708-714 (2015)
DOI 10.1136/jech-2014-205389
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, Luke Wolfenden, Alix Hall
2015 Yoong SL, Williams CM, Finch M, Wyse R, Jones J, Freund M, et al., 'Childcare service centers' preferences and intentions to use a web-based program to implement healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices: a cross-sectional study.', J Med Internet Res, 17 e108 (2015)
DOI 10.2196/jmir.3639
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse
2015 Bartlem K, Bowman J, Freund M, Wye P, Lecathelinais C, McElwaine K, et al., 'Acceptability and Receipt of Preventive Care for Chronic-Disease Health Risk Behaviors Reported by Clients of Community Mental Health Services.', Psychiatr Serv, appips201400360 (2015)
DOI 10.1176/appi.ps.201400360
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2015 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Bartlem KM, McElwaine KM, Baker AL, Terry M, et al., 'Implementation of a smoke-free policy in an inpatient psychiatric facility: Patient-reported adherence, support, and receipt of nicotine-dependence treatment.', Int J Ment Health Nurs, (2015)
DOI 10.1111/inm.12128
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker
2014 Yoong SL, Wolfenden L, Clinton-McHarg T, Waters E, Pettman TL, Steele E, Wiggers J, 'Exploring the pragmatic and explanatory study design on outcomes of systematic reviews of public health interventions: a case study on obesity prevention trials', Journal of public health (Oxford, England), 36 170-176 (2014)
DOI 10.1093/pubmed/fdu006
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2014 Yoong SL, Wolfenden L, Clinton-McHarg T, Waters E, Pettman TL, Steele E, Wiggers J, 'Exploring the pragmatic and explanatory study design on outcomes of systematic reviews of public health interventions: a case study on obesity prevention trials', Journal of public health (Oxford, England), 36 170-176 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1093/pubmed/fdu006
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Luke Wolfenden
2014 Metse AP, Bowman JA, Wye P, Stockings E, Adams M, Clancy R, et al., 'Evaluating the efficacy of an integrated smoking cessation intervention for mental health patients: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.', Trials, 15 266 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1745-6215-15-266
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2014 Dray J, Bowman J, Freund M, Campbell E, Wolfenden L, Hodder RK, Wiggers J, 'Improving adolescent mental health and resilience through a resilience-based intervention in schools: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.', Trials, 15 289 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1745-6215-15-289
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2014 Dodds P, Wyse R, Jones J, Wolfenden L, Lecathelinais C, Williams A, et al., 'Validity of a measure to assess healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in Australian childcare services', BMC Public Health, 14 (2014) [C1]

Childcare services represent a valuable obesity prevention opportunity, providing access to a large portion of children at a vital point in their development. Few rigorously valid... [more]

Childcare services represent a valuable obesity prevention opportunity, providing access to a large portion of children at a vital point in their development. Few rigorously validated measures exist to measure healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in this setting, and no such measures exist that are specific to the childcare setting in Australia. Methods. This was a cross sectional study, comparing two measures (pen and paper survey and observation) of healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in childcare services. Research assistants attended consenting childcare services (n = 42) across the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia and observed practices for one day. Nominated Supervisors and Room Leaders of the service also completed a pen and paper survey during the day of observation. Kappa statistics and proportion agreement were calculated for a total of 43 items relating to healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices. Results: Agreement ranged from 38%-100%. Fifty one percent of items showed agreement of greater than or equal to 80%. Items assessing the frequency with which staff joined in active play with children reported the lowest percent agreement, while items assessing availability of beverages such as juice, milk and cordial, as well as the provision of foods such as popcorn, pretzels and sweet biscuits, reported the highest percent agreement. Kappa scores ranged from -0.06 (poor agreement) to 1 (perfect agreement). Of the 43 items assessed, 27 were found to have moderate or greater agreement. Conclusions: The study found that Nominated Supervisors and Room Leaders were able to accurately report on a number of healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices. Items assessing healthy eating practices tended to have higher kappa scores than those assessing physical activity related policies or practices. The tool represents a useful instrument for public health researchers and policy makers working in this setting. © 2014Dodds et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-572
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse
2014 Farrell L, Lloyd B, Matthews R, Bravo A, Wiggers J, Rissel C, 'Applying a performance monitoring framework to increase reach and adoption of children's healthy eating and physical activity programs.', Public Health Res Pract, 25 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.17061/phrp2511408
2014 Wolfenden L, Wyse R, Campbell E, Brennan L, Campbell KJ, Fletcher A, et al., 'Randomized controlled trial of a telephone-based intervention for child fruit and vegetable intake: Long-term follow-up', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 99 543-550 (2014) [C1]

Background: Telephone-based interventions can be effective in increasing child fruit and vegetable intake in the short term (<6 mo). The long-term efficacy of such interventions, ... [more]

Background: Telephone-based interventions can be effective in increasing child fruit and vegetable intake in the short term (<6 mo). The long-term efficacy of such interventions, however, is unknown. Objectives: The primary aim of this study was to determine whether the short-term (<6 mo) impact of a telephone-based intervention on children's fruit and vegetable intake was sustained over a longer term. A secondary aim of the study was to assess the long-term impact of the intervention on the intake of foods high in fat, salt, or sugar (noncore foods). Design: The study used a cluster randomized controlled trial design. Parents were recruited from Australian preschools between February and August 2010 and allocated to receive an intervention consisting of print materials and 4 telephone-counseling calls delivered over 1 mo or to a print information-only control group. The primary endpoint for the trial was the 18-mo postbaseline follow-up. Linear regression models were used to assess between-group differences in child consumption of fruit and vegetables and noncore foods by subscales of the Children's Dietary Questionnaire. Results: Fruit and vegetable subscale scores were significantly higher, indicating greater child fruit and vegetable intake, among children in the intervention group at the 12-mo (16.77 compared with 14.89; P < 0.01) but not the 18-mo (15.98 compared with 16.82; P = 0.14) follow-up. There were no significant differences between groups at either of the follow-up periods in the noncore food subscale score. Conclusion: Further research to identify effective maintenance strategies is required to maximize the benefits of telephone-based interventions on child diet. This trial was registered at http://www.anzctr.org. au/ as ACTRN12609000820202. © 2014 American Society for Nutrition.

DOI 10.3945/ajcn.113.071738
Citations Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden
2014 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Prochaska JJ, Baker AL, Clancy R, Knight J, et al., 'The impact of a smoke-free psychiatric hospitalization on patient smoking outcomes: A systematic review', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48 617-633 (2014) [C1]

Objective: Smoke-free policies have been introduced in inpatient psychiatric facilities in most developed nations. Such a period of supported abstinence during hospitalization may... [more]

Objective: Smoke-free policies have been introduced in inpatient psychiatric facilities in most developed nations. Such a period of supported abstinence during hospitalization may impact smoking behaviours post discharge, yet little quantitative evidence exists. The aim of this review was to provide the first synthesis of the research evidence examining the impact of a smoke-free psychiatric hospitalization on patients smoking-related behaviours, motivation, and beliefs. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of electronic databases PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and EMBASE from inception to June 2013. Studies were included if they were conducted in an inpatient psychiatric facility with a smokefree policy and if they examined any change in patients smoking-related behaviours, motivation, or beliefs either during admission, post discharge, or both. Risk of bias was assessed using the Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias Tool. Results: Fourteen studies were included in the review. Of the four studies that assessed change in smoking from admission to post discharge, two indicated a significant decline in cigarette consumption up to 3 months post discharge. Positive changes in motivation to quit and beliefs about quitting ability were identified in two studies. One study reported an increase in the rate of quit attempts and one reported a decline in nicotine dependence levels. Conclusions: A smoke-free psychiatric hospitalization may have © The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2014.

DOI 10.1177/0004867414533835
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker, Richard Clancy
2014 Finch M, Wolfenden L, Morgan PJ, Freund M, Jones J, Wiggers J, 'A cluster randomized trial of a multi-level intervention, delivered by service staff, to increase physical activity of children attending center-based childcare', PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 58 9-16 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.10.004
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Philip Morgan
2014 Dodds P, Wolfenden L, Chapman K, Wellard L, Hughes C, Wiggers J, 'The effect of energy and traffic light labelling on parent and child fast food selection: a randomised controlled trial', APPETITE, 73 23-30 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2013.10.013
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2014 McElwaine KM, Freund M, Campbell EM, Slattery C, Wye PM, Lecathelinais C, et al., 'Clinician assessment, advice and referral for multiple health risk behaviors: Prevalence and predictors of delivery by primary health care nurses and allied health professionals', PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING, 94 193-201 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2013.10.017
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2014 Bartlem KM, Bowman JA, Freund M, Wye PM, McElwaine KM, Wolfenden L, et al., 'Care provision to prevent chronic disease by community mental health clinicians', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 47 762-770 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.08.003
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2014 McElwaine KM, Freund M, Campbell EM, Knight J, Bowman JA, Wolfenden L, et al., 'Increasing preventive care by primary care nursing and allied health clinicians a non-randomized controlled trial', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 47 424-434 (2014) [C1]

Background: Although primary care nurse and allied health clinician consultations represent key opportunities for the provision of preventive care, it is provided suboptimally. Pu... [more]

Background: Although primary care nurse and allied health clinician consultations represent key opportunities for the provision of preventive care, it is provided suboptimally. Purpose: To assess the effectiveness of a practice change intervention in increasing primary care nursing and allied health clinician provision of preventive care for four health risks. Design: Two-group (intervention versus control), non-randomized controlled study assessing the effectiveness of the intervention in increasing clinician provision of preventive care. Setting/participants: Randomly selected clients from 17 primary healthcare facilities participated in telephone surveys that assessed their receipt of preventive care prior to (September 2009-2010, n=876) and following intervention (October 2011-2012, n=1,113). Intervention: The intervention involved local leadership and consensus processes, electronic medical record system modification, educational meetings and outreach, provision of practice change resources and support, and performance monitoring and feedback. Main outcome measures: The primary outcome was differential change in client-reported receipt of three elements of preventive care (assessment, brief advice, referral/follow-up) for each of four behavioral risks individually (smoking, inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption, alcohol overconsumption, physical inactivity) and combined. Logistic regression assessed intervention effectiveness. Results: Analyses conducted in 2013 indicated significant improvements in preventive care delivery in the intervention compared to the control group from baseline to follow-up for assessment of fruit and vegetable consumption (+23.8% vs -1.5%); physical activity (+11.1% vs -0.3%); all four risks combined (+16.9% vs -1.0%) and for brief advice for inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption (+19.3% vs -2.0%); alcohol overconsumption (+14.5% vs -8.9%); and all four risks combined (+14.3% vs +2.2%). The intervention was ineffective in increasing the provision of the remaining forms of preventive care. Conclusions: The intervention's impact on the provision of preventive care varied by both care element and risk type. Further intervention is required to increase the consistent provision of preventive care, particularly referral/follow-up.

DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.06.018
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2014 Miller P, Curtis A, Droste N, Palmer D, Busija L, Tindall J, et al., 'Changes in injury-related hospital emergency department presentations associated with the imposition of regulatory versus voluntary licensing conditions on licensed venues in two cities', Drug and Alcohol Review, (2014) [C1]

Introduction and Aims: Regulatory and collaborative intervention strategies have been developed to reduce the harms associated with alcohol consumption on licensed venues around t... [more]

Introduction and Aims: Regulatory and collaborative intervention strategies have been developed to reduce the harms associated with alcohol consumption on licensed venues around the world, but there remains little research evidence regarding their comparative effectiveness. This paper describes concurrent changes in the number of night-time injury-related hospital emergency department presentations in two cities that implemented either a collaborative voluntary approach to reducing harms associated with licensed premises (Geelong) or a regulatory approach (Newcastle). Design and Methods: This paper reports findings from Dealing with Alcohol-Related problems in the Night-Time Economy project. Data were drawn from injury-specific International Classification of Disease, 10th Revision codes for injuries (S and T codes) presenting during high-alcohol risk times (midnight-5.59am, Saturday and Sunday mornings) at the emergency departments in Geelong Hospital and Newcastle (John Hunter Hospital and the Calvary Mater Hospital), before and after the introduction of licensing conditions between the years of 2005 and 2011. Time-series, seasonal autoregressive integrated moving average analyses were conducted on the data obtained from patients' medical records. Results: Significant reductions in injury-related presentations during high-alcohol risk times were found for Newcastle since the imposition of regulatory licensing conditions (244 attendances per year, P=0.025). None of the interventions deployed in Geelong (e.g. identification scanners, police operations, radio networks or closed-circuit television) were associated with reductions in emergency department presentations. Discussion and Conclusions: The data suggest that mandatory interventions based on trading hours restrictions were associated with reduced emergency department injury presentations in high-alcohol hours than voluntary interventions. © 2014 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12118
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2014 Miller P, Curtis A, Palmer D, Busija L, Tindall J, Droste N, et al., 'Changes in injury-related hospital emergency department presentations associated with the imposition of regulatory versus voluntary licensing conditions on licensed venues in two cities', Drug and Alcohol Review, 33 314-322 (2014) [C1]

Introduction and Aims: Regulatory and collaborative intervention strategies have been developed to reduce the harms associated with alcohol consumption on licensed venues around t... [more]

Introduction and Aims: Regulatory and collaborative intervention strategies have been developed to reduce the harms associated with alcohol consumption on licensed venues around the world, but there remains little research evidence regarding their comparative effectiveness. This paper describes concurrent changes in the number of night-time injury-related hospital emergency department presentations in two cities that implemented either a collaborative voluntary approach to reducing harms associated with licensed premises (Geelong) or a regulatory approach (Newcastle). Design and Methods: This paper reports findings from Dealing with Alcohol-Related problems in the Night-Time Economy project. Data were drawn from injury-specific International Classification of Disease, 10th Revision codes for injuries (S and T codes) presenting during high-alcohol risk times (midnight-5.59am, Saturday and Sunday mornings) at the emergency departments in Geelong Hospital and Newcastle (John Hunter Hospital and the Calvary Mater Hospital), before and after the introduction of licensing conditions between the years of 2005 and 2011. Time-series, seasonal autoregressive integrated moving average analyses were conducted on the data obtained from patients' medical records. Results: Significant reductions in injury-related presentations during high-alcohol risk times were found for Newcastle since the imposition of regulatory licensing conditions (344 attendances per year, P<0.001). None of the interventions deployed in Geelong (e.g. identification scanners, police operations, radio networks or closed-circuit television) were associated with reductions in emergency department presentations. Discussion and Conclusions: The data suggest that mandatory interventions based on trading hours restrictions were associated with reduced emergency department injury presentations in high-alcohol hours than voluntary interventions. © 2014 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12118
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Munro G, Buykx P, Ward B, Rae J, Wiggers J, 'Adult drinking in Australian schools', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38 205-208 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12178
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2014 Bell AC, Davies L, Finch M, Wolfenden L, Francis JL, Sutherland R, Wiggers J, 'An implementation intervention to encourage healthy eating in centre-based child-care services: impact of the Good for Kids Good for Life programme', Public Health Nutrition, 1-10 (2014)

Objective: To determine the impact of an implementation intervention designed to introduce policies and practices supportive of healthy eating in centre-based child-care services.... [more]

Objective: To determine the impact of an implementation intervention designed to introduce policies and practices supportive of healthy eating in centre-based child-care services. Intervention strategies included staff training, resources, incentives, follow-up support, and performance monitoring and feedback. Design: A quasi-experimental design was used to assess change over 20 months in healthy eating policy and practice in intervention and comparison child-care services. Setting: The Hunter New England (HNE) region of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Subjects: All centre-based child-care services (n 287) in the intervention region (HNE) were invited and 240 (91 % response rate) participated. Two hundred and ninety-six services in the rest of NSW were randomly selected as a comparison region and 191 participated (76 % response rate). A sub-analysis was conducted on those services that provided children food (n 196 at baseline and n 190 at follow-up). Ninety-six provided menus for analysis at baseline (HNE, n 36; NSW, n 50) and 102 provided menus at follow-up (HNE, n 50; NSW, n 52). Results: Services in the intervention region were significantly more likely to provide only plain milk and water for children (P = 0·018) and to engage parents in nutrition policy or programmes (P = 0·002). They were also more likely (P = 0·056) to have nutrition policy on home packed food. In addition, menus of services that provided lunch were significantly more likely to comply with healthy eating guidelines for sweetened drinks (P < 0·001), fruit (P < 0·001) and vegetables (P = 0·01). Conclusions: An implementation intervention was able to modify policy and practice in a large number of child-care services so that they were more supportive of healthy eating. Copyright © The Authors 2014.

DOI 10.1017/S1368980013003364
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2014 Wolfenden L, Wiggers J, 'Strengthening the rigour of population-wide, community-based obesity prevention evaluations', Public Health Nutrition, 17 407-421 (2014) [C1]

Abstract Objective The aim of the present study was to review the methodological literature regarding evaluation methods for complex public health interventions broadly and, based... [more]

Abstract Objective The aim of the present study was to review the methodological literature regarding evaluation methods for complex public health interventions broadly and, based on such methods, to critically reflect on the evaluation of contemporary community-based obesity prevention programmes. Design A systematic review of the methods and community-based literature was performed by one reviewer. Results The review identified that there is considerable scope to improve the rigour of community-based obesity prevention programmes through: prospective trial registration; the use of more rigorous research designs, particularly where routine databases including an objective measure of adiposity are available; implementing strategies to quantify and reduce the risk of selective non-participation bias; the development and use of validated instruments to assess intervention impacts; reporting of intervention process and context information; and more comprehensive analyses of trial outcomes. Conclusions To maximise the quality and utility of community-based obesity prevention evaluations, programme implementers and evaluators need to carefully examine the strengths and pitfalls of evaluation decisions and seek to maximise evaluation rigour in the context of political, resource and practical constraints. © The Authors 2012.

DOI 10.1017/S1368980012004958
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2014 Wellard L, Chapman K, Wolfenden L, Dodds P, Hughes C, Wiggers J, 'Who is responsible for selecting children's fast food meals, and what impact does this have on energy content of the selected meals?', Nutrition and Dietetics, 71 172-177 (2014)
DOI 10.1111/1747-0080.12106
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2014 Wellard L, Chapman K, Wolfenden L, Dodds P, Hughes C, Wiggers J, 'Who is responsible for selecting children's fast food meals, and what impact does this have on energy content of the selected meals?', Nutrition and Dietetics, 71 172-177 (2014) [C1]

Aim: The present study aimed to: (i) document the role of parents in children's fast food meal selection; (ii) determine whether parental demographics, weight status or fast food ... [more]

Aim: The present study aimed to: (i) document the role of parents in children's fast food meal selection; (ii) determine whether parental demographics, weight status or fast food consumption frequency were associated with who selects children's fast food meals; and (iii) determine whether the total energy content of children's meals selected from a hypothetical fast food menu was associated with selection responsibility. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 477 parents of children aged 3-12 years in New South Wales, Australia, was conducted. Participants completed two computer-assisted telephone interviews. The first collected demographic and anthropometric data including height and weight. Participants were subsequently mailed a hypothetical fast food menu. The second interview asked who was responsible for selecting their children's fast food meals, and what items would be chosen. Energy content of the selections was examined. Results: Most parents (60%) stated that they shared meal selection responsibility with their children. Parents with higher education levels (P < 0.01) or younger children (P < 0.01) were more likely to take responsibility for meal selection. When parents stated that children were responsible, they chose fast food meals with significantly higher energy content than when responsibility was shared (P < 0.01). Conclusions: The present study shows that parents are influential in children's fast food intake. Parents should be encouraged to play an active role in assisting children to make healthier fast food choices, to reduce the impact of high-energy meals on their overall diets.

DOI 10.1111/1747-0080.12106
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2014 Nathan N, Wolfenden L, Williams CM, Yoong SL, Lecathelinais C, Bell AC, et al., 'Adoption of obesity prevention policies and practices by Australian primary schools: 2006 to 2013', Health Education Research, 30 262-271 (2014)

Despite significant investment in many countries, the extent of schools' adoption of obesity prevention policies and practices has not been widely reported. The aims of this artic... [more]

Despite significant investment in many countries, the extent of schools' adoption of obesity prevention policies and practices has not been widely reported. The aims of this article are to describe Australian schools' adoption of healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices over an 8-year period and to determine if their adoption varies according to schools' size, geographic or socio-economic location. Between 2006 and 2013, a representative randomly selected cohort of primary schools (n = 476) in New South Wales, Australia, participated in four telephone interviews. Repeated measures logistic regression analyses using a Generalised Estimating Equation (GEE) framework were undertaken to assess change over time. The prevalence of all four of the healthy eating practices and one physical activity practice significantly increased, while the prevalence of one physical activity practice significantly decreased. The adoption of practices did not differ by school characteristics. Government investment can equitably enhance school adoption of some obesity prevention policies and practices on a jurisdiction-wide basis. Additional and/or different implementation strategies may be required to facilitate greater adoption of physical activity practices. Ongoing monitoring of school adoption of school policies and practices is needed to ensure the intended benefits of government investment are achieved.

DOI 10.1093/her/cyu068
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Christopher M Williams, Rebecca Wyse
2014 Ward BM, Buykx P, Munro G, Hausdorf K, Wiggers J, 'Review of policies and guidelines concerning adults' alcohol consumption and promotion in Australian government schools', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 25 125-128 (2014) [C3]

Issue addressed: Schools are recognised as important settings for promoting student and community wellbeing through education, policies and the modelling of behaviour. Recently, t... [more]

Issue addressed: Schools are recognised as important settings for promoting student and community wellbeing through education, policies and the modelling of behaviour. Recently, there has been controversy regarding the promotion and use of alcohol by adults at school events. The aim of this study was to examine the policy approach of all Australian jurisdictions to the possession and use of alcohol, by adults, at government school events when students are present. Methods: A desktop review of Australian governments' alcohol in schools policy/guidelines documents was undertaken. Results: Eighteen documents across eight jurisdictions were retrieved. There were inconsistencies between jurisdictions and lack of policy clarity regarding the promotion and/or use of alcohol by adults at events organised by schools for recreation, celebration and fundraising purposes. Discussion and conclusions: Clarity is needed about the role of alcohol in Australian schools, particularly in relation to its use of alcohol when there is a duty of care to children. The possession and/or use of alcohol by adults at school events may contribute to the pervasive role of drinking in Australian social life. So what?: Clear and evidence-based guidelines are needed to inform school policies across all jurisdictions as to whether, when and under which circumstances it is appropriate for schools to promote and/or supply alcohol. This would also strengthen the ability of school principals and communities to make appropriate evidence-based decisions that focus on the interests of children.

DOI 10.1071/HE14011
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Bell AC, Campbell E, Francis JL, Wiggers J, 'Encouraging general practitioners to complete the four-year-old Healthy Kids Check and provide healthy eating and physical activity messages.', Aust N Z J Public Health, 38 253-257 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12201
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Sutherland R, Campbell E, Lubans DR, Morgan PJ, Okely AD, Nathan N, et al., 'Physical education in secondary schools located in low-income communities: Physical activity levels, lesson context and teacher interaction', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, (2014)

Objectives: Physical education (PE) plays an important role in contributing to students' physical activity (PA); however, moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) within PE is lower than re... [more]

Objectives: Physical education (PE) plays an important role in contributing to students' physical activity (PA); however, moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) within PE is lower than recommended. Little is known about the PA levels of students from disadvantaged schools within PE. This study aimed to describe: (i) the PA levels of students from disadvantaged secondary schools during PE lessons, (ii) the lesson context and teacher interactions occurring during PE, and (iii) the associations between teacher, school or PE lesson characteristics with student physical activity levels in PE.: Design: Cross-sectional study of 100 Grade 7 PE lessons across 10 secondary schools.: Methods: System for observing fitness instruction time (SOFIT) was used to assess student PA, lesson context, and teacher interaction. Teacher and school characteristics were collected via survey. Mean proportion of lesson time was used to describe PA, lesson context and teacher interaction. Associations between each outcome variable and each characteristic were examined using 2-sample t-tests, ANOVAs and linear regression.: Results: Thirty-nine percent of PE lesson was spent in MVPA, and less than 10% spent in VA. Lessons in schools in urban areas included significantly more MVPA than rural areas (P = 0.04). Male teachers and more experienced teachers conducted lessons with significantly more VA than female and less experienced teachers (P = 0.04 and 0.02). MVPA was also higher in lessons conducted by more experienced teachers.: Conclusion: PA during PE lessons within disadvantaged secondary schools is below international recommendations. Male teachers, more experienced teachers and schools in urban regions teach more active lessons.

DOI 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.12.003
Co-authors David Lubans, Philip Morgan
2014 Stockings EAL, Bowman JA, Baker AL, Terry M, Clancy R, Wye PM, et al., 'Impact of a postdischarge smoking cessation intervention for smokers admitted to an inpatient psychiatric facility: A randomized controlled trial', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 16 1417-1428 (2014) [C1]

Introduction: Persons with a mental disorder smoke at higher rates and suffer disproportionate tobacco-related burden compared with the general population. The aim of this study w... [more]

Introduction: Persons with a mental disorder smoke at higher rates and suffer disproportionate tobacco-related burden compared with the general population. The aim of this study was to determine if a smoking cessation intervention initiated during a psychiatric hospitalization and continued postdischarge was effective in reducing smoking behaviors among persons with a mental disorder. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was conducted at an Australian inpatient psychiatric facility. Participants were 205 patient smokers allocated to a treatment as usual control (n = 101) or a smoking cessation intervention (n = 104) incorporating psychosocial and pharmacological support for 4 months postdischarge. Follow-up assessments were conducted at 1 week, 2, 4, and 6 months postdischarge and included abstinence from cigarettes, quit attempts, daily cigarette consumption, and nicotine dependence. Results: Rates of continuous and 7-day point prevalence abstinence did not differ between treatment conditions at the 6-month follow-up; however, point prevalence abstinence was significantly higher for intervention (11.5%) compared with control (2%) participants at 4 months (OR = 6.46, p = .01). Participants in the intervention condition reported significantly more quit attempts (F[1, 202.5] = 15.23, p = .0001), lower daily cigarette consumption (F[4, 586] = 6.5, p < .001), and lower levels of nicotine dependence (F[3, 406] = 8.5, p < .0001) compared with controls at all follow-up assessments. Conclusions: Postdischarge cessation support was effective in encouraging quit attempts and reducing cigarette consumption up to 6 months postdischarge. Additional support strategies are required to facilitate longer-term cessation benefits for smokers with a mental disorder.

DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntu097
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Richard Clancy, Kim Colyvas, Jenny Bowman
2014 Wye P, Gow LB, Constable J, Bowman J, Lawn S, Wiggers J, 'Observation of the extent of smoking in a mental health inpatient facility with a smoke-free policy.', BMC Psychiatry, 14 94 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-244X-14-94
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2014 Dodds P, Wyse R, Jones J, Wolfenden L, Lecathelinais C, Williams A, et al., 'Validity of a measure to assess healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in Australian childcare services.', BMC Public Health, 14 572 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-572
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse
2014 Jones J, Wolfenden L, Wyse R, Finch M, Yoong SL, Dodds P, et al., 'A randomised controlled trial of an intervention to facilitate the implementation of healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in childcare services.', BMJ Open, 4 e005312 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005312
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse
2014 Hodder RK, Freund M, Wolfenden L, Bowman J, Gillham K, Dray J, Wiggers J, 'Systematic review of universal school-based resilience interventions targeting adolescent tobacco, alcohol or illicit drug use: review protocol.', BMJ Open, 4 e004718 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004718
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2014 Wolfenden L, Nathan N, Williams CM, Delaney T, Reilly KL, Freund M, et al., 'A randomised controlled trial of an intervention to increase the implementation of a healthy canteen policy in Australian primary schools: study protocol.', Implement Sci, 9 147 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/s13012-014-0147-3
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse, Christopher M Williams
2013 Bowman J, Fletcher A, Wiggers J, Anderson AE, McElwaine K, Bartlem K, et al., 'Psychologists and Smoking Cessation Intervention: Unrealised Potential', Journal of Smoking Cessation, 8 76-84 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/jsc.2013.24
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2013 Stockings E, Bowman J, McElwaine K, Baker A, Terry M, Clancy R, et al., 'Readiness to quit smoking and quit attempts among Australian mental health inpatients.', Nicotine Tob Res, 15 942-949 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/ntr/nts206
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker, Richard Clancy
2013 Tzelepis 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]
DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntt114
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2013 Tzelepis 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03998.x
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2013 Anderson AE, Bowman JA, Knight J, Wye PM, Terry M, Grimshaw S, Wiggers JH, 'Smoking cessation care provision and support procedures in Australian community mental health centers', Psychiatric Services, 64 707-710 (2013) [C1]

Objective: The study assessed the association of supportive clinical systems and procedures with smoking cessation care at community mental health centers. Methods: Managers (N584... [more]

Objective: The study assessed the association of supportive clinical systems and procedures with smoking cessation care at community mental health centers. Methods: Managers (N584) of community mental health centers in New South Wales, Australia, were asked to complete a survey during 2009 about smoking cessation care. Results: Of the 79 managers who responded, 56% reported that the centers assessed smoking for over 60% of clients, and 34% reported that more than 60% of clients received minimum acceptable smoking cessation care. They reported the use of guidelines and protocols (34%), the use of forms to record smoking status (65%), and the practice of always enforcing smoking bans (52%). Minimum acceptable smoking cessation care was associated with encouraging nicotine replacement therapy for staff who smoke (odds ratio [OR]59.42), using forms for recording smoking status (OR55.80), and always enforcing smoking bans (OR53.82). Conclusions: Smoking cessation care was suboptimal, and additional supportive systems and procedures are required to increase its delivery.

DOI 10.1176/appi.ps.201200213
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2013 Sutherland R, Campbell E, Lubans DR, Morgan PJ, Okely AD, Nathan N, et al., 'A cluster randomised trial of a school-based intervention to prevent decline in adolescent physical activity levels: study protocol for the 'Physical Activity 4 Everyone' trial', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 13 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-57
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, David Lubans, Philip Morgan
2013 Kingsland M, Wolfenden L, Rowland BC, Gillham KE, Kennedy VJ, Ramsden RL, et al., 'Alcohol consumption and sport: a cross-sectional study of alcohol management practices associated with at-risk alcohol consumption at community football clubs', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-762
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2013 McElwaine KM, Freund M, Campbell EM, Knight J, Bowman JA, Doherty EL, et al., 'The delivery of preventive care to clients of community health services', BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-167
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2013 Bell C, Pond N, Davies L, Francis JL, Campbell E, Wiggers J, 'Healthier choices in an Australian health service: a pre-post audit of an intervention to improve the nutritional value of foods and drinks in vending machines and food outlets', BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-492
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2013 Nathan N, Wolfenden L, Morgan PJ, Bell AC, Barker D, Wiggers J, 'Validity of a self-report survey tool measuring the nutrition and physical activity environment of primary schools', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 10 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-10-75
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Luke Wolfenden
2013 Bell AC, Wolfenden L, Sutherland R, Coggan L, Young K, Fitzgerald M, et al., 'Harnessing the power of advertising to prevent childhood obesity', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 10 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-10-114
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2013 Bartlem K, Bowman J, Freund M, Wye P, McElwaine K, Knight J, et al., 'Evaluating the effectiveness of a clinical practice change intervention in increasing clinician provision of preventive care in a network of community-based mental health services: a study protocol of a non-randomized, multiple baseline trial', IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, 8 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1748-5908-8-85
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2013 Colin Bell A, Davies L, Finch M, Wolfenden L, Francis JL, Sutherland R, Wiggers J, 'An implementation intervention to encourage healthy eating in centre-based child-care services: Impact of the Good for Kids Good for Life programme', Public Health Nutrition, 18 1610-1619 (2013)

Objective To determine the impact of an implementation intervention designed to introduce policies and practices supportive of healthy eating in centre-based child-care services. ... [more]

Objective To determine the impact of an implementation intervention designed to introduce policies and practices supportive of healthy eating in centre-based child-care services. Intervention strategies included staff training, resources, incentives, follow-up support, and performance monitoring and feedback. Design A quasi-experimental design was used to assess change over 20 months in healthy eating policy and practice in intervention and comparison child-care services. Setting The Hunter New England (HNE) region of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Subjects All centre-based child-care services (n 287) in the intervention region (HNE) were invited and 240 (91% response rate) participated. Two hundred and ninety-six services in the rest of NSW were randomly selected as a comparison region and 191 participated (76% response rate). A sub-analysis was conducted on those services that provided children food (n 196 at baseline and n 190 at follow-up). Ninety-six provided menus for analysis at baseline (HNE, n 36; NSW, n 50) and 102 provided menus at follow-up (HNE, n 50; NSW, n 52). Results Services in the intervention region were significantly more likely to provide only plain milk and water for children (P = 0·018) and to engage parents in nutrition policy or programmes (P = 0·002). They were also more likely (P = 0·056) to have nutrition policy on home packed food. In addition, menus of services that provided lunch were significantly more likely to comply with healthy eating guidelines for sweetened drinks (P < 0·001), fruit (P < 0·001) and vegetables (P = 0·01). Conclusions An implementation intervention was able to modify policy and practice in a large number of child-care services so that they were more supportive of healthy eating.

DOI 10.1017/S1368980013003364
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Campbell E, Campbell KJ, Wiggers JH, Brennan L, Fletcher AL, Bowman JA, et al., 'A cluster randomized controlled trial of a telephone-based parent intervention to increase preschoolers' fruit and vegetable consumption', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 96 102-110 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2012 Rowe SC, Wiggers JH, Wolfenden L, Francis JL, Freund MA, 'Evaluation of an educational policing strategy to reduce alcohol-related crime associated with licensed premises', Canadian Journal of Public Health, 103 S8-S14 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Louie JCY, Gwynn JD, Turner N, Cochrane J, Wiggers JH, Flood V, 'Dietary glycemic index and glycemic load among Indigenous and non-Indigenous children aged 10-12 years', Nutrition, 28 e14-e22 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Josephine Gwynn
2012 Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Colyvas KJ, Wye PM, Walsh RA, Bartlem KM, 'Smoking cessation among Australian methadone clients: Prevalence, characteristics and a need for action', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 507-513 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Kim Colyvas
2012 Wolfenden 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]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Erica James
2012 Sawyer AL, Wolfenden L, Kennedy VJ, Kingsland M, Young KG, Tindall J, et al., 'Alcohol sponsorship of community football clubs: The current situation', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 23 70-72 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Young K, Kennedy V, Kingsland M, Sawyer A, Rowland B, Wiggers JH, Wolfenden L, 'Healthy food and beverages in senior community football club canteens in New South Wales, Australia', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 23 149-152 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Rowe SC, Wiggers JH, Kingsland M, Nicholas C, Wolfenden L, 'Alcohol consumption and intoxication among people involved in police-recorded incidents of violence and disorder in non-metropolitan New South Wales', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36 33-40 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Wolfenden 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]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Luke Wolfenden, Chris Paul
2012 Wolfenden L, Kingsland M, Rowland B, Kennedy V, Gillham K, Wiggers JH, 'Addressing alcohol use in community sports clubs: Attitudes of club representatives', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36 93-94 (2012) [C3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Tzelepis 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]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis
2012 Gwynn JD, Flood VM, D'Este CA, Attia JR, Turner N, Cochrane J, et al., 'Poor food and nutrient intake among Indigenous and non-Indigenous rural Australian children', BMC Pediatrics, 12 1-14 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors John Attia, Catherine Deste, Josephine Gwynn
2012 Nathan NK, Wolfenden L, Bell AC, Wyse R, Morgan PJ, Butler MT, et al., 'Effectiveness of a multi-strategy intervention in increasing the implementation of vegetable and fruit breaks by Australian primary schools: A non-randomized controlled trial', BMC Public Health, 12 651 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-12-651
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden
2012 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Paul CL, Freund MA, Lecathelinais C, Wye PM, Gillham K, 'Increasing the use of preventative health services to promote healthy eating, physical activity and weight management: The acceptability and potential effectiveness of a proactive telemarketing approach', BMC Public Health, 12 953 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Chris Paul
2012 Hodder RK, Freund MA, Bowman JA, Wolfenden L, Campbell EM, Wye PM, et al., 'A cluster randomised trial of a school-based resilience intervention to decrease tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use in secondary school students: Study protocol', BMC Public Health, 12 1009 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2012 Finch M, Wolfenden L, Falkiner M, Edenden D, Pond N, Hardy L, et al., 'Impact of a population based intervention to increase the adoption of multiple physical activity practices in centre based childcare services: A quasi experimental, effectiveness study', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9 1-13 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Miller PG, Sonderlund AL, Coomber K, Palmer D, Tindall J, Gillham K, Wiggers JH, 'The effect of community interventions on alcohol-related assault in Geelong, Australia', The Open Criminology Journal, 5 8-15 (2012) [C1]
2012 Kingsland M, Wiggers JH, Wolfenden L, 'Interventions in sports settings to reduce alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm: A systematic review protocol', BMJ Open, 2 1-5 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2011 Heard TR, Daly JB, Bowman JA, Freund MA, Wiggers JH, 'A cross-sectional survey of the prevalence of environmental tobacco smoke preventive care provision by child health services in Australia', BMC Public Health, 11 324 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-324
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2011 Hodder RK, Daly JB, Freund MA, Bowman JA, Hazell T, Wiggers JH, 'A school-based resilience intervention to decrease tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use in high school students', BMC Public Health, 11 722 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2011 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Terry M, Clancy R, et al., 'A randomised controlled trial linking mental health inpatients to community smoking cessation supports: A study protocol', BMC Public Health, 11 570 (2011) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-570
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2011 Finch M, Wolfenden L, Morgan PJ, Freund MA, Wyse R, Wiggers JH, 'A cluster randomised trial to evaluate a physical activity intervention among 3-5 year old children attending long day care services: Study protocol', BMC Public Health, 10 534 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-10-534
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden, Philip Morgan
2011 McElwaine KM, Freund MA, Campbell EM, Knight JJ, Slattery C, Doherty E, et al., 'The effectiveness of an intervention in increasing community health clinician provision of preventive care: A study protocol of a non-randomised, multiple-baseline trial', BMC Health Services Research, 11 354 (2011) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-11-354
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2011 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Freund MA, Wolfenden L, Stockings EA, 'Treating nicotine dependence in mental health hospitals', Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis, 4 130-143 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17523281.2011.555077
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2011 Miller P, Palmer D, Droste N, Tindall J, Gillham K, Sonderlund A, et al., 'Dealing with alcohol-related problems in the night-time economy: A study protocol for mapping trends in harm and stakeholder views surrounding local community level interventions', BMC Research Notes, 4 204 (2011) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 2
2011 Kingsland M, Wolfenden L, Rowland BC, Tindall J, Gillham KE, McElduff P, et al., 'A cluster randomised controlled trial of a comprehensive accreditation intervention to reduce alcohol consumption at community sports clubs: Study protocol', BMJ Open, 1 e000328 (2011) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2011 Nathan NK, Wolfenden L, Butler M, Bell AC, Wyse R, Campbell EM, et al., 'Vegetable and fruit breaks in Australian primary schools: prevalence, attitudes, barriers and implementation strategies', Health Education Research, 26 722-731 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/her/cyr033
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse
2011 Miller P, Sonderlund A, Coomber K, Palmer D, Gillham K, Tindall J, Wiggers JH, 'Do community interventions targeting licensed venues reduce alcohol-related emergency department presentations?', Drug and Alcohol Review, 30 546-553 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2011.00337.x
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
2011 Tzelepis 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]
DOI 10.1136/tc.2010.035956
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2011 Wolfenden L, Neve M, Farrell L, Lecathelinais C, Bell C, Milat A, et al., 'Physical activity policies and practices of childcare centres in Australia', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47 73-76 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01738.x
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Luke Wolfenden
2011 Wolfenden L, Stojanovski E, Wiggers JH, Gillham K, Bowman JA, Richie C, 'Demographic, smoking, and clinical characteristics associated with smoking cessation care provided to patients preparing for surgery', Journal of Addictions Nursing, 22 171-175 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Elizabeth Stojanovski, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2011 Gwynn JD, Flood VM, D'Este CA, Attia JR, Turner N, Cochrane J, Wiggers JH, 'The reliability and validity of a short FFQ among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children', Public Health Nutrition, 14 388-401 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/s1368980010001928
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9
Co-authors John Attia, Josephine Gwynn, Catherine Deste
2011 Wyse R, Wolfenden L, Campbell EM, Campbell K, Brennan L, Fletcher A, et al., 'A pilot study of a telephone-based parental intervention to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in 3-5-year-old children', Public Health Nutrition, 14 2245-2253 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman, Rebecca Wyse
2011 Wolfenden L, Hardy LL, Wiggers JH, Milat AJ, Bell C, Sutherland RL, 'Prevalence and socio-demographic associations of overweight and obesity among children attending child-care services in rural and regional Australia', Nutrition & Dietetics, 68 15-20 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2010.01487.x
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2010 Rowe SC, Wiggers JH, Wolfenden L, Francis JL, 'Establishments licensed to serve alcohol and their contribution to police-recorded crime in Australia: Further opportunities for harm reduction', Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71 909-916 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2010 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Carr VJ, Terry MA, et al., 'An audit of the prevalence of recorded nicotine dependence treatment in an Australian psychiatric hospital', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34 298-303 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00530.x
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2010 Gwynn JD, Hardy LL, Wiggers JH, Smith WT, D'Este CA, Turner N, et al., 'The validation of a self-report measure and physical activity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34 S57-S65 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00555.x
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Josephine Gwynn, Wayne Smith, John Attia
2010 Daly JB, Wiggers JH, Burrows S, Freund MA, 'Household smoking behaviours and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke among infants: Are current strategies effectively protecting our young?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34 269-273 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00525.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2010 Wye P, Bowman JA, Wiggers J, Baker AL, Carr V, Terry M, et al., 'Providing nicotine dependence treatment to psychiatric inpatients: the views of Australian nurse managers', Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17 319-327 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01524.x
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Richard Clancy, Jenny Bowman
2010 Johnson NA, Inder KJ, Nagle AL, Wiggers JH, 'Attendance at outpatient cardiac rehabilitation: Is it enhanced by specialist nurse referral?', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 27 31-37 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Natalie Johnson, Kerry Inder
2010 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Tursan D'Espaignet E, Bell C, 'How useful are systematic reviews of child obesity interventions?', Obesity Reviews, 11 159-165 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2009.00637.x
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2010 Wyse R, Wolfenden L, Campbell EM, Brennan L, Campbell KJ, Fletcher AL, et al., 'A cluster randomised trial of a telephone-based intervention for parents to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in their 3- to 5-year-old children: Study protocol', BMC Public Health, 10 1-12 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-10-216
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2010 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Knight JJ, Carr V, et al., 'Total smoking bans in psychiatric inpatient services: a survey of perceived benefits, barriers and support among staff', BMC Public Health, 10 372-383 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-10-372
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2009 Johnson NA, Inder KJ, Nagle AL, Wiggers JH, 'Secondary prevention among cardiac patients not referred to cardiac rehabilitation', Medical Journal of Australia, 190 161 (2009) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Kerry Inder, Natalie Johnson
2009 Tzelepis 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.05.022
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2009 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Campbell EM, Knight JJ, Kerridge R, Spiegelman A, 'Providing comprehensive smoking cessation care to surgical patients: The case for computers', Drug and Alcohol Review, 28 60-65 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2008.00003.x
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2009 Freund MA, Campbell EM, Paul CL, Sakrouge R, Lecathelinais LC, Knight JJ, et al., 'Increasing hospital-wide delivery of smoking cessation care for nicotine-dependent in-patients: A multi-strategic intervention trial', Addiction, 104 839-849 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02520.x
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Chris Paul
2009 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Knight JJ, Carr VJ, et al., 'Smoking restrictions and treatment for smoking: Policies and procedures in psychiatric inpatient units in Australia', Psychiatric Services, 60 100-107 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1176/appi.ps.60.1.100
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker
2009 Freund MA, Campbell EM, Paul CL, Sakrouge R, McElduff P, Walsh RA, et al., 'Increasing smoking cessation care provision in hospitals: A meta-analysis of intervention effect', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11 650-662 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntp056
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Chris Paul
2009 Tzelepis 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]
DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntp125
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis
2008 Freund MA, Campbell EM, Paul CL, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, Mitchell EN, 'Provision of smoking care in NSW hospitals: Opportunities for further enhancement', NSW Public Health Bulletin, 19 50-55 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/NB07102
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Chris Paul
2008 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Campbell EM, Knight JJ, 'Pilot of a preoperative smoking cessation intervention incorporating post-discharge support from a Quitline', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 19 158-160 (2008) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2008 Eastwood K, Osbourn M, Francis L, Merritt TD, Nicholas C, Cashman P, et al., 'Improving communicable disease outbreak preparedness in residential aged care facilities using an interventional interview strategy', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 27 143-149 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2008.00299.x
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors David Durrheim
2008 Freund MA, Campbell EM, Paul CL, McElduff P, Walsh RA, Sakrouge R, et al., 'Smoking care provision in hospitals: A review of prevalence', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10 757-774 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14622200802027131
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Chris Paul
2008 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Campbell EM, Knight JJ, Kerridge R, Moore K, et al., 'Feasibility, acceptability, and cost of referring surgical patients for postdischarge cessation support from a quitline', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10 1105-1108 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14622200802097472
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2008 Wolfenden L, Campbell EM, Wiggers JH, Walsh RA, Bailey LJ, 'Helping hospital patients quit: What the evidence supports and what guidelines recommend', Preventive Medicine, 46 346-357 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2007.12.003
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2008 Moses NM, Wiggers JH, Nicholas C, 'Persistence of unmet need for care among people with systemic lupus erythematosus: A longitudinal study', Quality of Life Research, 17 867-876 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11136-008-9361-2
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2007 Moses NM, Wiggers JH, Nicholas CB, Cockburn JD, 'Development and psychometric analysis of the systemic lupus erythematosus needs questionnaire (SLENQ)', Quality of Life Research, 16 461-466 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11136-006-9137-5
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2007 Wiggers JH, 'Reducing alcohol-related violence and improving community safety: The Alcohol Linking Program', NSW Public Health Bulletin, 18 83-85 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/nb07061
Citations Scopus - 6
2007 Wolfenden L, Wiggers J, Knight J, Campbell E, 'Smoking and surgery: an opportunity for health improvement', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 31 386-387 (2007)
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2007-00095.x
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2007 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, Campbell EM, 'Smoking and surgery: An opportunity for health improvement (Letter)', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 31 386-387 (2007) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2007.00095.x
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2007 Wolfenden L, Dalton A, Bowman JA, Knight JJ, Burrows S, Wiggers JH, 'Computerized assessment of surgical patients for tobacco use: accuracy and acceptability', Journal of Public Health, 29 183-185 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/pubmed/fdm015
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2007 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, 'Addressing the health costs of the Iraq war: the role of health organisations', Medical Journal of Australia, 186 380-381 (2007) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2006 Johnstone E, Knight JJ, Gillham K, Campbell EM, Nicholas C, Wiggers JH, 'System-wide adoption of health promotion practices by schools: Evaluation of a telephone and mail-based dissemination strategy in Australia', Health Promotion International, 21 209-218 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/heapro/dal020
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
2005 Moses NM, Wiggers JH, Nicholas C, Cockburn JD, 'Prevalence and correlates of perceived unmet needs of people with systemic lupus erythematosus', Patient Education and Counseling, 57 30-38 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2004.03.015
Citations Scopus - 49Web of Science - 42
2005 Daly JB, Licata M, Gillham KE, Wiggers JH, 'Increasing the Health Promotion Practices of Workplaces in Australia With a Proactive Telephone-based Intervention', American Journal of Health Promotion, 19 163-166 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.4278/0890-1171-19.3.163
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2005 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, Campbell EM, Spigelman AD, Kerridge R, Moore K, 'Increasing smoking cessation care in a preoperative clinic: a randomized controlled trial', Preventive Medicine, 41 284-290 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2004.11.011
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2005 Wright A, Harris MG, Wiggers JH, Jorm AF, Cotton SM, Harrigan SM, et al., 'Recognition of depression and psychosis by young Australians and their beliefs about treatment (vol 183, pg 18, 2005)', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 183 143-143 (2005)
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2005 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, Campbell EM, Rissel C, Kerridge R, et al., 'A programme for reducing smoking in pre-operative surgical patients: randomised controlled trial', Anaesthesia, 60 172-179 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2004.04070.x
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 39
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2005 Wright A, Harris MG, Wiggers JH, Jorm AF, Cotton SM, Harrigan SM, et al., 'Recognition of Depression and Psychosis by Young Australians and Their Beliefs About Treatment', Medical Journal of Australia, 183 18-23 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 82Web of Science - 76
2004 Oberdorfer A, Wiggers JH, Bowman JA, Burrows SA, Cockburn JD, Considine RJ, 'Monitoring and educational feedback to improve the compliance of tattooists and body piercers with infection control standards: A randomized controlled trial', AJIC, 32 147-154 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ajic.2003.07.005
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2004 Radvan D, Wiggers JH, Hazell T, 'HEALTH C.H.I.P.s: opportunistic community of computerized health information programs', Health Education Research, 19 581-590 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/her/cyg080
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 9
2004 Johnson NA, Fisher JD, Nagle AL, Inder KJ, Wiggers JH, 'Factors Associated With Referral to Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Services', Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 24 165-170 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/00008483-200405000-00005
Citations Scopus - 24
Co-authors Kerry Inder, Natalie Johnson
2004 Bowman JA, Sidebottom CL, Gillham KE, Wiggers JH, 'Prevalence and predictors of alcohol involvement in cases attended by the ambulance service, and the role of consumption on licensed premises', Psychology & Health, 19 26-27 (2004) [C3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2004 Wiggers JH, Jauncey M, Considine R, Daly JB, Kingsland M, Purss K, et al., 'Strategies and outcomes in translating alcohol harm reduction research into practice: the Alcohol Linking Program', Drug Alcohol and Review, 23 355-364 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09595230412331289518
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 19
2004 Paul CL, Wiggers JH, Daly JB, Green S, Walsh (Ext) RA, Knight JJ, Girgis A, 'Direct telemarketing of smoking cessation interventions: Will smokers take the call?', Addiction, 99 907-913 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2004.00773.x
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Chris Paul
2004 Wolfenden L, Freund M, Campbell E, Wiggers J, Paul C, Mitchell E, 'Managing nicotine dependence in NSW hospital patients', NSW Public Health Bulletin, 15 98-99 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/NB04023
Citations Scopus - 2
2003 Oberdorfer A, Wiggers JH, Bowman JA, Lecathelinais C, 'Infection control practices among tattooists and body piercers in Sydney, Australia', American Journal of Infection Control, 31 447-456 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0196-6553(03)00082-8
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2003 Wolfenden L, Campbell EM, Walsh RA, Wiggers JH, 'Smoking cessation interventions for in-patients: a selective review with recommendations for hospital-based health professionals', Drug and Alcohol Review, 437-452 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09595230310001613967
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2003 Brotherton J, Knight JJ, Daly JB, Tindall J, Wiggers JH, 'The availability of smoke-free dining in licensed premises following the introduction of the NSW Smoke-free Environment Act', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 202-207 (2003) [C2]
2003 Oberdorfer A, Wiggers JH, Considine RJ, Bowman JA, Cockburn JD, 'Skin penetration operators' knowledge and attitudes towards infection control', American Journal of Health Behavior, 27 125-134 (2003) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2002 Daly JB, Campbell EM, Wiggers JH, Considine RJ, 'Prevalence of responsible hospitality policies in licensed premises that are associated with alcohol-related harm', Drug and Alcohol Review, 21 113-120 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 4
2002 Oberdorfer A, Wiggers JH, 'Environmental Health Officers' Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Infection Control', The Journal of the Australian Institute of Environmental Health, 2(2) 35-44 (2002) [C1]
2002 Oberdorfer A, Wiggers JH, 'Monitoring, Enforcing and Promoting Skin Penetration Guidelines in New South Wales, 2000', The Journal of the Australian Institute of Environmental Health, 2(2) 49-57 (2002) [C1]
2002 Haile M, Wiggers JH, Spigelman AD, Knight JJ, Considine RJ, Moore K, 'Novel strategy to stop cigerette smoking by surgical patients: pilot study in a preadmission clinic', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 72 618-622 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9
2002 Nagle A, Fisher J, Wiggers J, Johnson N, Inder K, 'Prevalence of being invited, attending, and completing phase II outpatient cardiac rehabilitation: Third Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke (abstract only)', American Heart Journal, 144 (2002) [C1]
2001 Yoon SS, Heller R, Levi CR, Wiggers JH, Fitzgerald PE, 'Knowledge of stroke risk factors, warning symptoms, and treatment among an Australian urban population', Stroke, 32 1926-1930 (2001) [C1]
DOI 10.1161/01.STR.32.8.1926
Citations Scopus - 164Web of Science - 114
Co-authors Chris Levi
2001 Smith K, Wiggers JH, Considine RJ, Daly JB, Collins T, 'Police knowledge and attitudes regarding crime, the responsible service of alcohol and a proactive alcohol policing strategy', Drug and Alcohol Review, 20 181-191 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5
2001 Wiggers JH, Considine RJ, Hazell T, Haile M, Rees M, Daly JB, 'Increasing the practice of health promotion initiatives by licensed premises', Health Education & Behavior, 28 331-340 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12
2001 Daly JB, Wiggers JH, Considine RJ, 'Infant exposure to environmental tobacco smoke: A prevalence study in Australia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25 132-137 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 14
2001 Wiggers JH, Radvan D, Clover K, Hazell T, Alexander J, Considine RJ, 'Public housing, public health: health needs of public housing tenants', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25 111-114 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2001 Yoon SS, Heller R, Levi CR, Wiggers JH, 'Knowledge and perception about stroke among an Australian urban population', BMC Public Health, 1 6 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Chris Levi
2001 Sug Yoon S, Heller RF, Levi C, Wiggers J, 'Knowledge and perception about stroke among an Australian urban population.', BMC public health [electronic resource], 1 14-14 (2001)

BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to measure knowledge about the symptoms, prevalence and natural history of stroke; the level of concern about having a stroke; understanding o... [more]

BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to measure knowledge about the symptoms, prevalence and natural history of stroke; the level of concern about having a stroke; understanding of the possibilities for preventing stroke, and the relationship between age, sex, country of origin, educational level, income, self-reported risk factors, and the above factors. METHODS: A random sample of households was selected from an electronic telephone directory in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area of New South Wales, Australia, between 10 September and 13 October 1999. Within each household the person who was between 18 and 80 years of age and who had the next birthday was eligible to participate in the study (1325 households were eligible). The response rate was 62%. RESULTS: The most common symptoms of stroke listed by respondents were "Sudden difficulty of speaking, understanding or reading" identified by 60.1% of the respondents, and "paralysis on one side of body" identified by 42.0% of the respondents. The level of knowledge of the prevalence of a stroke, full recovery after the stroke, and death from stroke was low and generally overestimated. 69.9% of the respondents considered strokes as being either moderately or totally preventable. There were few predictors of knowledge. CONCLUSION: The study suggests that educational strategies may be required to improve knowledge about a wide range of issues concerning stroke in the community, as a prelude to developing preventive programmes.

Citations Scopus - 2
2000 Wiggers JH, Considine RJ, Daly J, Hazell T, 'Prevalence and acceptability of public health initiatives in licensed premises', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 24(3) 320-322 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2000 Warner-Smith M, Wiggers JH, Considine RJ, Knight JJ, 'Dissemination of responsible service of alcohol initiatives to rugby league clubs', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 24(3) 312-315 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6
1997 Wiggers JH, SansonFisher R, 'Duration of general practice consultations: Association with patient occupational and educational status', SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 44 925-934 (1997)
DOI 10.1016/S0277-9536(96)00175-X
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1997 Wiggers J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Practitioner provision of preventive care in general practice consultations: association with patient educational and occupational status', Social Science and Medicine, 44(2) 137-146 (1997) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1995 Wiggers J, Sanson-Fisher R, Halpin S, 'Prevalence and frequency of health service utilisation: association with occupational status and educational attainment', Australian Journal of Public Health, 19 512-519 (1995) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1994 Wiggers J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'General practitioners as agents of health risk behaviour change: opportunities for behavioural science in patient smoking cessation', Behaviour Change, 11(3) 167-176 (1994) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 Clover K, Redman S, Wiggers J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Community knowledge of cancer', Health Promotion International, 6 93-101 (1991) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1990 Wiggers J, Donovan KO, Redman S, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Cancer patient satisfaction with care', Cancer, 66 610-616 (1990) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 172Web of Science - 157
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1989 Dickinson J, Wiggers J, Leeder S, Sanson-Fisher R, 'General practitioners'' detection of patients'' smoking status', Medical Journal of Australia, 150 420-426 (1989) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 63Web of Science - 86
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1989 WIGGERS J, REDMAN S, SANSONFISHER R, 'SAFETY RESTRAINT USE IN PRE AND PRIMARY-SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN - PATTERNS AND PREDICTORS OF USE', COMMUNITY HEALTH STUDIES, 13 365-365 (1989)
1987 WIGGERS J, 'DETERMINANTS OF LENGTH OF GENERAL-PRACTICE CONSULTATIONS', COMMUNITY HEALTH STUDIES, 11 238-239 (1987)
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Conference (39 outputs)

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2014 Dray J, Freund M, Bowman J, Campbell E, Wiggers J, Wolfenden L, et al., 'Mental Health and Resilience in Adolescence: A resilience-based intervention', International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2014; 21(S1): S203., Groningen, The Netherlands (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-014-9418-2
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2014 Dray J, Freund M, Bowman J, Campbell E, Hodder R, Wiggers J, Gillham K, 'The Mental Health of Adolescents: What Differences Exist?', International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2014; 21(S1): S203., Groningen, The Netherlands (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-014-9418-2
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2014 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Baker AL, Terry M, Clancy R, Wye PM, et al., 'IMPACT OF A POST-DISCHARGE SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION FOR SMOKERS ADMITTED TO A SMOKE-FREE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL: A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Kim Colyvas, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2014 Bowman J, Bartlem K, Freund M, Knight J, McElwaine K, Wye P, et al., 'COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND SMOKING CESSATION CARE: AN UNREALISED POTENTIAL', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2014 Bailey JM, Bowman JA, Wye PM, Bartlem KM, Stockings E, Metse A, Wiggers JH, 'THE PROVISION OF SMOKING CESSATION CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS: EXPECTATIONS AND EXPERIENCES OF 'CARERS'', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2014 Metse A, Bowman J, Wye P, Wiggers J, 'MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS' RECEPTIVITY TO AND UPTAKE OF A SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION, AND REPORTED CHANGES IN SMOKING BEHAVIOUR', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2014 Metse A, Bowman J, Wye P, Stockings E, Adams M, Clancy R, et al., 'EVALUATING THE EFFICACY OF AN INTEGRATED SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION FOR MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS: STUDY PROTOCOL FOR A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL.', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2014 Paul 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]
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2014 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Bartlem KM, McElwaine KM, Baker AL, Terry M, et al., 'QUALITY OF IMPLEMENTATION OF A SMOKE-FREE POLICY IN AN INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC FACILITY: ASSOCIATION WITH PATIENT ACCEPTABILITY', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman, Kim Colyvas
2014 Bartlem K, Bowman J, Freund M, Wye P, Knight J, McElwaine K, et al., 'NEED FOR ACTION: PREVENTIVE CARE FOR CHRONIC DISEASE RISK FACTORS WITHIN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2014 Tzelepis 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]
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul, Luke Wolfenden, Billie Bonevski
2013 Kingsland M, Wolfenden L, Tindall J, Rowland B, Gillham K, Dodds P, et al., 'REDUCING ALCOHOL-RELATED HARM IN SPORT: A CLUSTER RANDOMISED TRIAL WITH FOOTBALL CLUBS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Colyvas KJ, Wye PM, Walsh RA, Bartlem K, 'The need and potential for assisting clients of opioid substitution programs to quit smoking', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Kim Colyvas, Jenny Bowman
2012 Miller P, Curtis A, Coomber K, Palmer D, Gillham K, Tindall J, Wiggers JH, 'The effects of mandatory versus voluntary trading on emergency department attendances during high alcohol hours', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
2012 Miller P, Droste N, De Groot F, Palmer D, Gillham K, Tindall J, Wiggers JH, 'Pre-drinking increases harm in the night-time economy, but may be moderated by restricted trading hours', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
2012 Bell C, Finch M, Wolfenden L, Morgan PJ, Freund MA, Jones J, Wiggers JH, 'Predictors of preschool age children's physical activity at long day care', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Philip Morgan
2012 Wolfenden L, Campbell EM, Campbell K, Wiggers JH, Brennan L, Fletcher A, et al., 'A telephone-based parent intervention to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in 3-5 year-old children: 12-month outcomes from the healthy habits cluster randomized trial', International Journal of Behavioral Medicine: Abstracts from the ICBM 2012 Meeting, Budapest, Hungary (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman, Rebecca Wyse
2011 Finch M, Wolfenden L, Edenden D, Falkiner M, Pond N, Hardy L, et al., 'Impact of a population health physical activity practice change intervention in childcare services', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2011 Wyse R, Wolfenden L, Campbell E, Campbell K, Brennan L, Fletcher AL, et al., 'Efficacy of a telephone-based parent intervention to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in 3-5 year olds: a cluster randomised trial', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse, Jenny Bowman
2010 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, McElwaine KM, Moore LH, Terry MA, Clancy RV, et al., 'Do Mental Health Inpatients Want To Quit Smoking?', 12th Annual Meeting of the SRNT Europe Programme, Bath, UK (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker, Richard Clancy
2010 Way PL, Browne K, Carter S, Jennings J, Wiggers JH, 'Evaluation of networks: The Hunter New England experience', Network to Network 2010: The Inaugural Australasian Clinical Networks Conference Presentations, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2009 Slattery C, Wolfenden L, Freund MA, Knight JJ, Gillham K, Wiggers JH, 'To assess the effectiveness of a multi-strategic clinical practice change intervention in increasing the provision of nicotine replacement therpay to nicotine dependent inpatients at a rural hospital', 3rd Rural Health Research Colloquium: Building a Healthier Future Through Research: Program and Abstract Book, Ballina, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2009 Bowman JA, Ritchie C, Wolfenden L, Gillham K, Stojanovski E, Wiggers JH, 'What influences the provision of smoking cessation care in a pre-operative hospital clinic setting?', Oceania Tobacco Control 2009, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Elizabeth Stojanovski, Luke Wolfenden
2009 Bowman JA, McElwaine KM, Moore LH, Terry MA, Clancy RV, Knight JJ, et al., 'Do mental health inpatients want to quit smoking?', Oceania Tobacco Control 2009, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2009 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Carr VJ, Terry MA, et al., 'An integrated smoking cessation intervention for mental health inpatients: From hospital to community', Oceania Tobacco Control 2009, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker
2009 Wolfenden L, Hutchesson MJ, Farrell L, Lecathelinais LC, Sutherland RL, Bell C, et al., 'Physical activity policies and practices in childcare centres: A population based study', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Melinda Hutchesson
2008 Wiggers JH, 'Provision of comprehensive smoking cessation care to surgical patients in Australia: The case for routine clinical practice', 2008 UK National Smoking Cessation Conference - Archive, London (2008) [E3]
2008 Wiggers JH, 'Increasing the delivery of smoking cessation in Australian hospitals', 2008 UK National Smoking Cessation Conference - Archive, London (2008) [E3]
2008 Flood V, Gwynn JD, Louie JC-Y, Turner N, Cochrane J, Cochrane S, et al., 'Mean nutrient intake and foods contributing to selected nutrients amongt children aged 10 to 12 years: Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project', National Nutrition Networks Conference, Good Tucker - Good Health. Abstracts, Alice Springs, NT (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Josephine Gwynn, Wayne Smith
2008 Gwynn JD, Turner N, Cochrane J, Smith WT, Wiggers JH, 'Validity of short nutrition questions among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children aged 10 to 12 years using multiple 24-hour recalls: Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project', National Nutrition Networks Conference, Good Tucker - Good Health. Abstracts, Alice Springs, NT (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Wayne Smith, Josephine Gwynn
2008 Louie JC-Y, Everingham C, Turner N, Cochrane J, Gwynn JD, Smith WT, et al., 'Dietary glycemic index and glycemic load among children aged 10 to 12 years: many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project', National Nutrition Networks Conference, Good Tucker - Good Health. Abstracts, Alice Springs, NT (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Josephine Gwynn, Wayne Smith
2008 Bowman JA, Walsh RA, Gill T, Wiggers JH, 'Smoking cessation: Issues for Australian methadone clinics', SRNT 14th Annual Meeting. Annual Meeting Proceedings, Portland, OR (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2008 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Knight JJ, Carr VJ, et al., 'Smoking care and policies in mental health services in Australia: Healthcare provision or behaviour management?', SRNT 14th Annual Meeting. Annual Meeting Proceedings, Portland, OR (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker
2008 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Knight J, Carr VJ, et al., 'Smoking care in Australian psychiatric facilities: Healthcare or traditional behaviour management?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker
2007 Foster C, Wye PM, Bowman JA, Baker AL, Wiggers JH, Terry M, et al., 'Using smoke free workplace policy to mediate smoking cessation care in Mental Health services (Poster)', Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: From Vision to Reality. Programme and Presentations, Auckland (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Richard Clancy, Amanda Baker
2007 Freund MA, Campbell EM, Paul CL, Sakrouge R, Knight JJ, Wiggers JH, et al., 'Smoking cessation care in hospitals: an intervention trial to increase routine care (Poster)', Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: From Vision to Reality. Programme and Presentations, Auckland (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul
2007 Tzelepis 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-authors Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2007 Bowman JA, Baker AL, Wiggers JH, Foster C, Terry MA, Knight JJ, et al., 'Attitudes, knowledge and skills: providing smoking cessation care for mental health inpatients', Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: From Vision to Reality. Programme and Presentations, Auckland, New Zealand (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Richard Clancy, Jenny Bowman
2002 Nagle A, Fisher J, Wiggers J, Johnson N, Inder K, 'Prevalence of being invited, attending, and completing phase II outpatient cardiac rehabilitation', AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL, WASHINGTON, D.C. (2002)
Co-authors Natalie Johnson, Kerry Inder
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Report (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Gwynn JD, Blunden SV, Turner N, Flood V, Attia J, Smith W, et al., 'Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project: An Aboriginal community governed program of research and health promotion for children. Final Report August 2014', NSW MInistry of Health (2014) [R1]
Co-authors Wayne Smith, John Attia, Catherine Deste, Josephine Gwynn
2014 Gwynn JD, Blunden SV, Turner N, Flood V, Attia J, Smith W, et al., 'Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project: An Aboriginal community governed program of research and health promotion for children. Short Report.', NSW MInistry of Health, 27 (2014) [R1]
Co-authors Josephine Gwynn, Wayne Smith, John Attia, Catherine Deste
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 69
Total funding $18,651,423

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20161 grants / $350,732

Scheduling frequent opportunities for outdoor play – a simple approach to increase physical activity in childcare$350,732

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Patrick McElduff
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1400149
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20153 grants / $128,800

Working Well: Mental Health and Mining$90,000

Funding body: Minerals Council of Australia

Funding body Minerals Council of Australia
Project Team Professor Brian Kelly, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Carole James, Ms Jaelea Skehan, Mr Ross Tynan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401530
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Improving parents' skills to reduce adolescent alcohol use$20,000

Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District

Funding body Hunter New England Local Health District
Project Team Doctor Conor Gilligan, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Ms Julie Rae
Scheme Research Funds
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500833
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Improving parents skills to reduce adolescent alcohol use$18,800

Funding body: Australian Drug Foundation

Funding body Australian Drug Foundation
Project Team Doctor Conor Gilligan, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Ms Karen Gillham
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500866
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20142 grants / $138,439

Implementing smoking cessation support for cancer patients in NSW: Exploring the feasibility of system-wide implementation of brief advice and referral$118,439

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Dr Ann Dadich, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Bettina Meiser, Dr Natalie Taylor, Associate Professor Tim Shaw, Professor Jane Young, Ms Megan Varlow, Professor Graham Mann, Doctor Fiona Day
Scheme Community of Practice Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400998
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Professor John Wiggers, Ms Jenny Knight, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Searles
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301402
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

201310 grants / $3,548,468

Population Health and Health Services Research Support Program (PHHSRS) $1,999,000

Funding body: Health Administration Corporation

Funding body Health Administration Corporation
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Professor Julie Byles
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301190
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

A randomised trial of an intervention to maintain alcohol management practices in community sporting clubs$514,708

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Bosco Rowland, Ms Karen Gillham, Ms Jennifer Tindall, Ms Maree Sidey
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201199
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Moving from policy to practice: A randomised trial of an implementation intervention to facilitate the adoption of a statewide healthy canteen policy$390,113

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bell, Ms Megan Freund, Ms Karen Gillham, Doctor Libby Campbell, Ms Rachel Sutherland, Ms Nicole Nathan
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201168
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A randomised trial of an intervention to maintain alcohol management practices in community sporting clubs$235,000

Funding body: Australian Drug Foundation

Funding body Australian Drug Foundation
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Bosco Rowland, Ms Karen Gillham, Ms Jennifer Tindall, Ms Maree Sidey
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300712
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Tremain - Salary and Top-Up$129,428

Funding body: Hunter New England Population Health

Funding body Hunter New England Population Health
Project Team Ms Megan Freund, Professor John Wiggers, Miss Danika Tremain
Scheme Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300706
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Moving from policy to practice: A randomised trial of an implementation intervention to facilitate the adoption of a statewide healthy canteen policy$127,998

Funding body: Hunter New England Population Health

Funding body Hunter New England Population Health
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bell, Ms Megan Freund, Ms Karen Gillham, Doctor Libby Campbell, Ms Rachel Sutherland, Ms Nicole Nathan
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300710
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Patrick McElduff
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300471
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Ms Jenny Knight
Scheme Near Miss
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300800
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

A randomised trial of an intervention to maintain alcohol management practices in community sporting clubs$30,000

Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District

Funding body Hunter New England Local Health District
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Bosco Rowland, Ms Karen Gillham, Ms Jennifer Tindall, Ms Maree Sidey
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1400833
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Kingsland Scholarship top-up - A comprehensive accreditation intervention to reduce alcohol consumption at community sports clubs$22,221

Funding body: Hunter New England Population Health

Funding body Hunter New England Population Health
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Miss Melanie Kingsland
Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300693
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20122 grants / $2,129,565

Evaluating the efficacy of an integrated smoking cessation intervention for mental health patients: a randomised controlled trial$1,466,787

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Paula Wye, Associate Professor Judith Prochaska, Ms Megan Freund, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Libby Campbell
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100130
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Creating childcare environments supportive of child obesity prevention: The effectiveness of an intensive population based dissemination intervention$662,778

Funding body: ANPHA (Australian National Preventive Health Agency)

Funding body ANPHA (Australian National Preventive Health Agency)
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Libby Campbell, Ms Karen Gillham, Ms Megan Freund, Doctor Paula Wye, Ms Meghan Finch, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Doctor Rebecca Wyse, Dr Sze Yoong, Ms Jannah Jones
Scheme Preventive Health Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101031
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20114 grants / $909,825

The effectiveness of a clinical practice change intervention in increasing, on a health service wide basis, community health clinician adherence to preventive care guidelines$591,239

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Doctor Libby Campbell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Ms Megan Freund, Doctor Paula Wye
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000537
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The effectiveness of a clinical practice change intervention in increasing, on a health service wide basis, community health clinician adherence to preventive care guidelines$120,711

Funding body: Health Reform Transitional Organisation - Northern

Funding body Health Reform Transitional Organisation - Northern
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Doctor Libby Campbell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Ms Megan Freund, Doctor Paula Wye
Scheme NHMRC Partnership Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100784
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Physical Activity 4 Every 1$110,000

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Libby Campbell
Scheme Promotion Demonstration Research Grant Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100605
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

HNEPH Health Promotion Demonstration Grant- PA4E1$87,875

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Libby Campbell
Scheme Promotion Demonstration Research Grant Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100762
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20106 grants / $4,726,402

HMRI Public Health Program - Capacity Building Infrastructure Grant - 2009-006$1,747,133

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Capacity Building Infrastructure Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000087
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Effectiveness of a resilience intervention in reducing smoking and alcohol consumption among secondary school students$1,432,750

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Libby Campbell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Ms Megan Freund
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190175
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Healthy Schools, Healthy Futures$1,420,000

Funding body: nib Foundation

Funding body nib Foundation
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Libby Campbell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Ms Megan Freund
Scheme National Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000225
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Effectiveness of a resilience intervention in reducing smoking and alcohol consumption among secondary school students$80,672

Funding body: Hunter New England Population Health

Funding body Hunter New England Population Health
Project Team Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000656
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

A randomised controlled trial of an intervention to increase child physical activity during attendance at childcare$24,547

Funding body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Funding body Hunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Ms Megan Freund
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900142
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Pilot of an intervention to increase the provision of nicotine dependence treatment in mental health inpatient settings$21,300

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Paula Wye, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Professor Amanda Baker, Ms Megan Freund, Ms Jenny Knight, Ms Margaret Terry, Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Clancy
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900190
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20098 grants / $1,068,459

Reducing alcohol misuse: The efficacy of a comprehensive accreditation intervention in community sports clubs$446,964

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Dr Robin Room, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Bosco Rowland, Dr Jane Mallick, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Mr Michael Livingston, Ms Karen Gillham
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189163
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Reducing alcohol misuse: The efficacy of a comprehensive accreditation intervention in community sports clubs$113,622

Funding body: Australian Drug Foundation

Funding body Australian Drug Foundation
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Dr Robin Room, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Bosco Rowland, Dr Jane Mallick, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Mr Michael Livingston, Ms Karen Gillham
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189604
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Reducing alcohol misuse: The efficacy of a comprehensive accreditation intervention in community sports clubs$113,622

Funding body: Hunter New England Area Health Service

Funding body Hunter New England Area Health Service
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Dr Robin Room, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Bosco Rowland, Dr Jane Mallick, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Mr Michael Livingston, Ms Karen Gillham
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189605
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project (MRDPP) - Stage 2$80,000

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190389
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Effectiveness of an intervention designed to reduce alcohol-related harm associated with licensed premises in Newcastle$24,390

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Ms Megan Freund, Ms Karen Gillham, Doctor Edouard Tursan D'Espaignet
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189796
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

The effectiveness of a brief smoking cessation intervention with booked surgical patients in a public hospital$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Libby Campbell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Dr R Kerridge
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189819
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2009 Joint Conference SNRT & SNRT - Europe Workshops, Dublin London Geneva, 24 April - 14 May 2009$2,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190134
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20085 grants / $236,698

Integrated smoking care linking mental health inpatients to community services: a randomised controlled trial$164,414

Funding body: Australian Rotary Health

Funding body Australian Rotary Health
Project Team Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Professor Amanda Baker, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Vaughan Carr
Scheme Mental Health Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188134
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Upgrade of computer equipment for the computer assisted telephone generalised electronic system$25,000

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

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 Andrew 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
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188548
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Integrated Smoking Care Linking Mental Health Inpatients to Community Services: a Pilot Study$24,784

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Professor Amanda Baker, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188473
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Providing telephone support to parents to improve child fruit and vegetable intake$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bell, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189064
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2008 UK National Smoking Cessation Conference, Birmingham (Hilton Metropole), 30/6/2008 - 1/7/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189151
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20074 grants / $2,032,590

NIPH Capacity Building Infrastructure grant$1,472,398

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Professor David Henry, Professor Julie Byles, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Associate Professor Julia Lowe, Conjoint Professor David Durrheim
Scheme NIPH Capacity Building Infrastructure grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187399
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

HMRI - Health Behaviour Research Program$493,278

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187933
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project - Glycemic Index Analysis and LGA collaboration$50,708

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith
Scheme Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188162
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Follow-up of non-participants to a smoking cessation intervention trial: tracking quitting-related attitudes, behaviours and hard-core status$16,206

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187241
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20054 grants / $1,863,017

A type-2 Diabetes Prevention Program for primary school aged rural Indigenous children$1,497,370

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith, Dr Michael Booth, Professor John Wiggers, Mr L Clay, Ms Robin Roberts
Scheme Healthy Start to Life for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Children
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184019
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The effectiveness of pro-active telemarketing of a smoking cessation telephone counselling service.$297,932

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Dr Raoul Walsh, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Dr Amanda Neil, Doctor Libby Campbell, Ms Jenny Knight
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184268
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The effectiveness of pro-active telemarketing of a smoking cessation telephone counselling service.$67,712

Funding body: Hunter New England Population Health

Funding body Hunter New England Population Health
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Dr Raoul Walsh, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Dr Amanda Neil
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185734
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The effectiveness of pro-active telemarketing of a smoking cessation telephone counselling service.$3

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Dr Raoul Walsh, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Dr Amanda Neil
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185735
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20045 grants / $712,479

The effectiveness of a responsible hospitality audit and feedback intervention to reduce alcohol related harm$463,126

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Professor Ann Roche, Doctor Libby Campbell, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0182937
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The effectiveness of pro-active telemarketing of a smoking cessation telephone counselling service$99,353

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Dr Raoul Walsh
Scheme Grant-In-Aid
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0182922
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Development of measures of physical activity and food habits for use among indigenous rural children$95,000

Funding body: Telstra Foundation

Funding body Telstra Foundation
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Mr L Clay, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith
Scheme Community Development Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0182949
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Development of a Type 2 Diabetes Prevention program for Aboriginal & Non-Aboriginal rural children$40,000

Funding body: Diabetes Australia

Funding body Diabetes Australia
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183184
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

The trend of secondary prevention in the Hunter region over the last 5 years.$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183495
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20033 grants / $264,500

Reducing alcohol-related harm in rural communities$252,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Richard Mattick, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Christopher Doran, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0181806
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Pilot of a Responsible Hospitality Risk Assessment and intervention to reduce alcohol-related crime in and around licensed premises.$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Doctor Libby Campbell, Ms Justine Daly
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182479
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Joint Conference of the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association and the 4th Annual National Leadership conference of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws..$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183577
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20022 grants / $16,000

Tobacco smoking and nicotine dependence among methadone maintenance clients: towards the development of a cost-effective intervention model$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181449
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Pilot of a supportive education program for people with Hepatitis C$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Robert Batey, Doctor Libby Campbell, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181402
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20012 grants / $96,766

A randomised controlled trial of a computerised smoking cessation intervention in a surgical pre-admission clinic.$73,760

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Allan Spigelman
Scheme Grant-In-Aid
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179371
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Preventing infant exposure to tobacco smoke: evaluation of an early childhood intervention.$23,006

Funding body: Community Health and Anti-Tuberculosis Association

Funding body Community Health and Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Mrs Robyn Considine, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman
Scheme Harry Windsor Medical Research Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179892
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

20004 grants / $232,708

A randomised trial of a computerised smoking cessation intervention in a surgical pre-admission clinic.$92,708

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Allan Spigelman
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179432
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Preventing infant exposure to tobacco smoke: evaluation of an early childhood intervention.$70,000

Funding body: Financial Markets Foundation for Children

Funding body Financial Markets Foundation for Children
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Mrs Robyn Considine
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179613
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Preventing infant exposure to tobacco smoke: evaluation of an early childhood intervention.$40,000

Funding body: John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation

Funding body John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Mrs Robyn Considine, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman
Scheme Research Grant (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180151
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Preventing Infant Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: Evaluation of an Early Childhood Intervention.$30,000

Funding body: Community Health and Anti-Tuberculosis Association

Funding body Community Health and Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman
Scheme Harry Windsor Medical Research Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178770
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

19992 grants / $182,041

Evaluation of a surveillance and feedback intervention to reduce alcohol-related harm in hotels and clubs$107,041

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Mrs Robyn Considine
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178329
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Hepatitis C Social & Behavioural Research Grants. An intervention to improve compliance with skin penetration guidelines in Tattooists, Beauty Therapists & Hair$75,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Jill Cockburn, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Mrs Robyn Considine, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Strategic Research Development Committee (Consultancy/Tender)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178620
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19971 grants / $6,000

Pilot study to determine the feasibility and acceptability of an educational intervention to reduce the prevalence of alcohol-related incidents$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Wiggers
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0177638
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19951 grants / $7,934

Patient Socio-economic Status and General Practice Care.$7,934

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Professor John Wiggers
Scheme GPEP Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0176403
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Addressing Physical Health Risk Behaviours for People With Mental Illness: Exploring the Views and Roles of Key Stakeholder Groups
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2014 Weight Loss and the Management of Osteoarthritis
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014 A Randomised Trial of Web-Based Intervention in Sustaining Best-Practise Alcohol Management Practices at Community Sports Clubs
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014 An Intervention to Improve Implementation of Nutrition Guidelines in Childcare Services
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2014 Characteristics and Management of Co-Existing Low Back Pain and Health Risk Behaviours
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014 A Multi-Component Intervention in Disadvantaged Secondary Schools to Reduce the Decline in Adolescent Physical Activity
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013 Increasing the Mental Health of a Cohort of Adolescents Attending Disadvantaged Secondary Schools:A Resilience-focused Intervention Approach
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2012 Evaluating the Efficacy of an Integrated Smoking Cessation Intervention for Mental Health Patients: A Randomised Controlled Trial.
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2011 Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Clinical Practice Change Intervention in Increasing the Provision of Preventive Care in Community Mental Health Services
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2010 Effectiveness of a Resilience Intervention in Tobacco, Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use Among Secondary School Students
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2010 A Comprehensive Accreditation Intervention to Reduce Alcohol Consumption at Community Sports Clubs
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2010 Increasing Preventive Care Delivery by Primary Care Nurses and Allied Health Clinicians
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2008 Physical Activity Levels of Children Attending Long Day Care
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2008 Increasing the Implementation of Vegetable and Fruit Breaks in Australian Primary Schools
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2002 Child Health Care Provider Interventions to Prevent Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Children
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Smoke-Free Psychiatric Hospitals: A Platform to Initiate Smoking Cessation Treatment
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2014 Towards the Implementation of a Problem-Oriented Policing Approach to Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm Associated With Licensed Premises: Challenges and Opportunities
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Sole Supervisor
2012 The Food and Nutrient Intake and Physical Activity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Non-Indigenous Rural Children
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2012 Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in an Australian Population
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2011 Smoking in Mental Health Hospitals: Policies, Practices and Perceptions
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2011 Opportunities for Reducing Alcohol-Related Crime in Non-Metropolitan Areas of Australia
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2010 Assessing the Care Needs of People with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Sole Supervisor
2009 Smoking Care Provision in Hospitals: A Study of Prevalence and Initiatives to Increase Care Delivery
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2006 Preoperative Clinics: An Opportunity for Smoking Cessation Care
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2005 Promoting the musculoskeletal health of Indigenous Australians living in rural Communities. Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2003 Improving Infection Control Compliance in Non-medical Skin Penetration Services
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2002 Public Knowledge and Perception of Stroke in the Newcastle Urban Area
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

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

Country Count of Publications
Australia 164
United Kingdom 15
United States 7
Austria 1
Canada 1
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News

Philip Morgan

Acclaim for researchers

July 29, 2013

University of Newcastle researchers have won two awards at the National Preventative Health Awards presented at the National Preventive Health Symposium at Parliament House in Canberra.

Grants for creativity

Creative Industries

June 28, 2013

A study concerning Creativity and Cultural Production in the Hunter Region was announced today as one of six University of Newcastle projects awarded highly prestigious Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grants worth a total of $1.8 million.

Professor John Wiggers

Position

Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email john.wiggers@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4924 6247
Fax (02) 4924 6048

Office

Room WHBB40
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