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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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111299Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified15
160599Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified35
111799Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/07/2009 - 18/12/2009Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/03/1995 - Director, Population HealthHunter 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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
1998Wiggers JH, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Evidence-based health promotion', Evaluating Health Promotion, Stanley Thornes (Publishers) Ltd., UK 126-145 (1998) [B1]
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher

Journal article (162 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Wolfenden 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)
DOI10.1186/s12966-015-0193-5
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2015O'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)
DOI10.17061/phrp2521521Author URL
2015Rowland 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)
DOI10.1093/heapro/dau075Author URL
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2015Nathan 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)
DOI10.1111/1753-6405.12321Author URL
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2015Rowland 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)
DOI10.1093/heapro/dau075Author URL
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2015Gwynn 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, (2015)
DOI10.1111/ajr.12182Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsJosephine Gwynn
2015Bartlem 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)
DOI10.1177/0004867415569798Author URL
Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2015Bell 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)
DOI10.1111/1753-6405.12314Author URL
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden, Philip Morgan
2015Finch 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)
DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006706Author URL
2015Kingsland 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, (2015)
DOI10.1111/dar.12252Author URL
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2015Wolfenden 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)
DOI10.1186/s12966-015-0193-5Author URL
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2015Yoong 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)
DOI10.1136/jech-2014-205389Author URL
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2015Yoong 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)
DOI10.2196/jmir.3639Author URL
Co-authorsRebecca Wyse
2015Bartlem 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)
DOI10.1176/appi.ps.201400360Author URL
Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2015Stockings 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)
DOI10.1111/inm.12128Author URL
Co-authorsJenny Bowman, Amanda Baker, Richard Clancy
2014Yoong 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)
DOI10.1093/pubmed/fdu006
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2014Yoong 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]
DOI10.1093/pubmed/fdu006
Co-authorsTara Clinton-Mcharg, Luke Wolfenden
2014Metse 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]
DOI10.1186/1745-6215-15-266Author URL
Co-authorsRichard Clancy, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2014Dray 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]
DOI10.1186/1745-6215-15-289Author URL
Co-authorsJenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2014Dodds 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 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.

DOI10.1186/1471-2458-14-572
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse
2014Farrell 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]
DOI10.17061/phrp2511408Author URL
2014Wolfenden 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, 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.

DOI10.3945/ajcn.113.071738
CitationsWeb of Science - 2
Co-authorsJenny Bowman, Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden
2014Stockings 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 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.

DOI10.1177/0004867414533835
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsJenny Bowman, Amanda Baker, Richard Clancy
2014Finch 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]
DOI10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.10.004Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden, Philip Morgan
2014Dodds 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]
DOI10.1016/j.appet.2013.10.013Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2014McElwaine 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]
DOI10.1016/j.pec.2013.10.017Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2014Bartlem 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]
DOI10.1016/j.amepre.2014.08.003
Co-authorsJenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2014McElwaine 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. 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.

DOI10.1016/j.amepre.2014.06.018
Co-authorsJenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2014Miller 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 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.

DOI10.1111/dar.12118
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014Miller 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 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.

DOI10.1111/dar.12118
CitationsScopus - 1
2014Munro 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]
DOI10.1111/1753-6405.12178
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2014Bell 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. 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.

DOI10.1017/S1368980013003364
CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2014Wolfenden 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 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.

DOI10.1017/S1368980012004958
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2014Wellard 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)
DOI10.1111/1747-0080.12106
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2014Wellard 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 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.

DOI10.1111/1747-0080.12106
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2014Nathan 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 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.

DOI10.1093/her/cyu068
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden, Christopher M Williams, Rebecca Wyse
2014Ward 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, 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.

DOI10.1071/HE14011
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014Bell 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]
DOI10.1111/1753-6405.12201Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014Sutherland 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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.jsams.2014.12.003
Co-authorsDavid Lubans, Philip Morgan
2014Stockings 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 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.

DOI10.1093/ntr/ntu097
Co-authorsAmanda Baker, Richard Clancy, Kim Colyvas, Jenny Bowman
2014Wye 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]
DOI10.1186/1471-244X-14-94Author URL
Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2014Dodds 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]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-14-572Author URL
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse
2014Jones 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]
DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005312Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse
2014Hodder 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]
DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004718Author URL
Co-authorsJenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2014Wolfenden 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]
DOI10.1186/s13012-014-0147-3Author URL
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse, Christopher M Williams
2013Bowman 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]
DOI10.1017/jsc.2013.24
Co-authorsAmy Anderson, Jenny Bowman
2013Stockings 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]
DOI10.1093/ntr/nts206Author URL
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsJenny Bowman, Amanda Baker, Richard Clancy
2013Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Knight J, Wiggers J, 'Who enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of quitline support? Comparison of participants versus nonparticipants.', Nicotine Tob Res, 15 2107-2113 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1093/ntr/ntt114Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsChris Paul, Flora Tzelepis
2013Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Wiggers J, Duncan SL, Knight J, 'Predictors of abstinence among smokers recruited actively to quitline support', ADDICTION, 108 181-185 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03998.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsFlora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2013Anderson 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) 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.

DOI10.1176/appi.ps.201200213
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsAmy Anderson, Jenny Bowman
2013Sutherland 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]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-13-57Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsDavid Lubans, Philip Morgan, Luke Wolfenden
2013Kingsland 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]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-13-762Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2013McElwaine 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]
DOI10.1186/1472-6963-13-167Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2013Bell 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]
DOI10.1186/1472-6963-13-492Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2013Nathan 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]
DOI10.1186/1479-5868-10-75Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsPhilip Morgan, Luke Wolfenden
2013Bell 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]
DOI10.1186/1479-5868-10-114Author URL
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2013Bartlem 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]
DOI10.1186/1748-5908-8-85Author URL
Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2013Colin 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. 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.

DOI10.1017/S1368980013003364
2012Campbell 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]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsJenny Bowman, Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden
2012Rowe 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-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2012Louie 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]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsJosephine Gwynn
2012Bowman 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]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsJenny Bowman, Kim Colyvas
2012Wolfenden L, Bell C, Wiggers JH, Butler M, James EL, Chipperfield KM, 'Engaging parents in child obesity prevention: Support preferences of parents', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48 E4-E6 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsErica James, Luke Wolfenden
2012Sawyer 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]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2012Young 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]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2012Rowe 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]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2012Wolfenden L, Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Freund MA, Wiggers JH, Gillham K, 'Acceptability of proactive telephone recruitment to a telephone support service to encourage healthy eating, physical activity and weight loss', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36 295-296 (2012) [C1]
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden, Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis
2012Wolfenden 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-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2012Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Duncan SL, Walsh RA, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, 'Increasing the reach of quitlines through active telephone recruitment: Do cold-called smokers differ from quitline callers?', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 14 1488-1493 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsFlora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2012Gwynn 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]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsCatherine Deste, Josephine Gwynn, John Attia
2012Nathan 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]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-12-651
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsPhilip Morgan, Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse
2012Wolfenden 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]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsChris Paul, Luke Wolfenden
2012Hodder 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]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsJenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2012Finch 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]
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2012Miller 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]
2012Kingsland 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]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2011Heard 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]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-11-324
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2011Hodder 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]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2011Stockings 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]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-11-570
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsRichard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2011Finch 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]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-10-534
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsRebecca Wyse, Philip Morgan, Luke Wolfenden
2011McElwaine 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]
DOI10.1186/1472-6963-11-354
Co-authorsJenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2011Wye 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]
DOI10.1080/17523281.2011.555077
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2011Miller 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]
CitationsScopus - 1
2011Kingsland 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]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2011Nathan 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]
DOI10.1093/her/cyr033
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsRebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden
2011Miller 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1465-3362.2011.00337.x
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2011Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wiggers JH, Walsh RA, Knight JJ, Duncan SL, et al., 'A randomised controlled trial of proactive telephone counselling on cold-called smokers' cessation rates', Tobacco Control, 20 40-46 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1136/tc.2010.035956
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsChris Paul, Flora Tzelepis
2011Wolfenden 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01738.x
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsMelinda Hutchesson, Luke Wolfenden
2011Wolfenden 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-authorsElizabeth Stojanovski, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2011Gwynn 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]
DOI10.1017/s1368980010001928
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsJohn Attia, Josephine Gwynn, Catherine Deste
2011Wyse 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]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsRebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2011Wolfenden 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1747-0080.2010.01487.x
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2010Rowe 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]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2010Wye 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00530.x
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsRichard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2010Gwynn 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00555.x
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsCatherine Deste, Josephine Gwynn, Wayne Smith, John Attia
2010Daly 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00525.x
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2010Wye 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01524.x
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsAmanda Baker, Richard Clancy, Jenny Bowman
2010Johnson 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]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsNatalie Johnson, Kerry Inder
2010Wolfenden 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1467-789X.2009.00637.x
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2010Wyse 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]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-10-216
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsRebecca Wyse, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2010Wye 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]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-10-372
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsRichard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2009Johnson 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]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsKerry Inder, Natalie Johnson
2009Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, Lecathelinais LC, et al., 'Telephone recruitment into a randomized controlled trial of Quitline support', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 37 324-329 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.amepre.2009.05.022
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsChris Paul, Flora Tzelepis
2009Wolfenden 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1465-3362.2008.00003.x
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2009Freund 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02520.x
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsChris Paul
2009Wye 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]
DOI10.1176/appi.ps.60.1.100
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 20
Co-authorsRichard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2009Freund 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]
DOI10.1093/ntr/ntp056
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsChris Paul
2009Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Wiggers JH, Duncan SL, Knight JJ, 'Active telephone recruitment to quitline services: Are nonvolunteer smokers receptive to cessation support?', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11 1205-1215 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1093/ntr/ntp125
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsFlora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2008Freund 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]
DOI10.1071/NB07102
CitationsScopus - 5
Co-authorsChris Paul
2008Wolfenden 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]
CitationsWeb of Science - 4
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2008Eastwood 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1741-6612.2008.00299.x
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsDavid Durrheim
2008Freund 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]
DOI10.1080/14622200802027131
CitationsScopus - 31Web of Science - 26
Co-authorsChris Paul
2008Wolfenden 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]
DOI10.1080/14622200802097472
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2008Wolfenden 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]
DOI10.1016/j.ypmed.2007.12.003
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2008Moses 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]
DOI10.1007/s11136-008-9361-2
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2007Moses 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]
DOI10.1007/s11136-006-9137-5
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2007Wiggers JH, 'Reducing alcohol-related violence and improving community safety: The Alcohol Linking Program', NSW Public Health Bulletin, 18 83-85 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1071/nb07061
CitationsScopus - 6
2007Wolfenden 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)
DOI10.1111/j.1753-6405.2007-00095.xAuthor URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2007Wolfenden 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1753-6405.2007.00095.x
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2007Wolfenden 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]
DOI10.1093/pubmed/fdm015
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2007Wolfenden 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]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2006Johnstone 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]
DOI10.1093/heapro/dal020
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 8
2005Moses 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]
DOI10.1016/j.pec.2004.03.015
CitationsScopus - 48Web of Science - 42
2005Daly 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]
DOI10.4278/0890-1171-19.3.163
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2005Wolfenden 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]
DOI10.1016/j.ypmed.2004.11.011
CitationsScopus - 27Web of Science - 28
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2005Wright 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)
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CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2005Wolfenden 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2044.2004.04070.x
CitationsScopus - 31Web of Science - 39
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2005Wright 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]
CitationsScopus - 81Web of Science - 75
2004Oberdorfer 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]
DOI10.1016/j.ajic.2003.07.005
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2004Radvan 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]
DOI10.1093/her/cyg080
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 9
2004Johnson 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]
DOI10.1097/00008483-200405000-00005
CitationsScopus - 24
Co-authorsNatalie Johnson, Kerry Inder
2004Bowman 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-authorsJenny Bowman
2004Wiggers 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]
DOI10.1080/09595230412331289518
CitationsScopus - 22Web of Science - 19
2004Paul 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1360-0443.2004.00773.x
CitationsScopus - 27Web of Science - 19
Co-authorsChris Paul
2004Wolfenden 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]
DOI10.1071/NB04023
CitationsScopus - 2
2003Oberdorfer 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]
DOI10.1016/S0196-6553(03)00082-8
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2003Wolfenden 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]
DOI10.1080/09595230310001613967
CitationsScopus - 32Web of Science - 28
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2003Brotherton 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]
2003Oberdorfer 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]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2002Daly 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]
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 4
2002Oberdorfer 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]
2002Oberdorfer 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]
2002Haile 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]
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 9
2002Nagle 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]
2001Yoon 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]
DOI10.1161/01.STR.32.8.1926
CitationsScopus - 164Web of Science - 113
Co-authorsChris Levi
2001Smith 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]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 5
2001Wiggers 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]
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 11
2001Daly 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]
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 14
2001Wiggers 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]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2001Yoon SS, Heller R, Levi CR, Wiggers JH, 'Knowledge and perception about stroke among an Australian urban population', BMC Public Health, 1 6 (2001) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsChris Levi
2001Sug 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 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.

CitationsScopus - 2
2000Wiggers 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]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2000Warner-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]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 6
1997Wiggers JH, SansonFisher R, 'Duration of general practice consultations: Association with patient occupational and educational status', SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 44 925-934 (1997)
DOI10.1016/S0277-9536(96)00175-XAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 33Web of Science - 27
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
1997Wiggers 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]
CitationsScopus - 30Web of Science - 25
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
1995Wiggers 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]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
1994Wiggers 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]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
1991Clover K, Redman S, Wiggers J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Community knowledge of cancer', Health Promotion International, 6 93-101 (1991) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 9
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
1990Wiggers J, Donovan KO, Redman S, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Cancer patient satisfaction with care', Cancer, 66 610-616 (1990) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 170Web of Science - 156
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
1989Dickinson J, Wiggers J, Leeder S, Sanson-Fisher R, 'General practitioners'' detection of patients'' smoking status', Medical Journal of Australia, 150 420-426 (1989) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 63Web of Science - 86
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
1989WIGGERS 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)
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1987WIGGERS 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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2014Dray 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]
DOI10.1007/s12529-014-9418-2
Co-authorsJenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2014Dray 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]
DOI10.1007/s12529-014-9418-2
Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2014Stockings 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]
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Co-authorsRichard Clancy, Kim Colyvas, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2014Bowman 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]
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Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2014Bailey 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]
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Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2014Metse 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]
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Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2014Metse 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]
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Co-authorsRichard Clancy, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2014Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Wiggers J, McLennan J, Hull P, Drinkwater R, et al., 'INCREASING IMPLEMENTATION OF EFFECTIVE SMOKING CESSATION STRATEGIES - THE QUITSTAIR', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
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Co-authorsFlora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2014Stockings 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]
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Co-authorsRichard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman, Kim Colyvas
2014Bartlem 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]
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Co-authorsJenny Bowman
2014Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wolfenden L, Bonevski B, Wiggers J, 'PROACTIVE RECRUITMENT INTO EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS TARGETING CANCER RISK BEHAVIOURS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
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Co-authorsFlora Tzelepis, Chris Paul, Luke Wolfenden, Billie Bonevski
2013Kingsland 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]
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Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2012Bowman 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-authorsJenny Bowman, Kim Colyvas
2012Miller 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]
2012Miller 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]
2012Bell 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-authorsPhilip Morgan, Luke Wolfenden
2012Wolfenden 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-authorsJenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse
2011Finch 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-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2011Wyse 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-authorsRebecca Wyse, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2010Stockings 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-authorsJenny Bowman, Amanda Baker, Richard Clancy
2010Way 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]
2009Slattery 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-authorsLuke Wolfenden
2009Bowman 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-authorsJenny Bowman, Elizabeth Stojanovski, Luke Wolfenden
2009Bowman 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-authorsJenny Bowman, Amanda Baker, Richard Clancy
2009Stockings 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-authorsRichard Clancy, Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker
2009Wolfenden 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-authorsLuke Wolfenden, Melinda Hutchesson
2008Wiggers 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]
2008Wiggers JH, 'Increasing the delivery of smoking cessation in Australian hospitals', 2008 UK National Smoking Cessation Conference - Archive, London (2008) [E3]
2008Flood 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-authorsJosephine Gwynn, Wayne Smith
2008Gwynn 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-authorsWayne Smith, Josephine Gwynn
2008Louie 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-authorsJosephine Gwynn, Wayne Smith
2008Bowman 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-authorsJenny Bowman
2008Wye 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-authorsRichard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2008Wye 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-authorsAmanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2007Foster 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-authorsAmanda Baker, Jenny Bowman, Richard Clancy
2007Freund 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-authorsChris Paul
2007Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, Daly JB, et al., 'Telemarketing smoking cessation: a proactive approach to non-volunteer smokers (Poster)', Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: From Vision to Reality. Programme and Presentations, Auckland (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsFlora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2007Bowman 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-authorsAmanda Baker, Jenny Bowman, Richard Clancy
2002Nagle 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)
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Co-authorsNatalie Johnson, Kerry Inder
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2014Gwynn 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-authorsWayne Smith, John Attia, Catherine Deste, Josephine Gwynn
2014Gwynn 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-authorsJosephine Gwynn, Wayne Smith, John Attia, Catherine Deste
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants69
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 bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Patrick McElduff
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2016
Funding Finish2016
GNoG1400149
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20153 grants / $128,800

Working Well: Mental Health and Mining$90,000

Funding body: Minerals Council of Australia

Funding bodyMinerals Council of Australia
Project TeamProfessor Brian Kelly, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Carole James, Ms Jaelea Skehan, Mr Ross Tynan
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1401530
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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

Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District

Funding bodyHunter New England Local Health District
Project TeamDoctor Conor Gilligan, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Ms Julie Rae
SchemeResearch Funds
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500833
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

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

Funding body: Australian Drug Foundation

Funding bodyAustralian Drug Foundation
Project TeamDoctor Conor Gilligan, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Ms Karen Gillham
SchemeResearch Project
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500866
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

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 bodyCancer Institute NSW
Project TeamAssociate 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
SchemeCommunity of Practice Program
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400998
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

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

201310 grants / $3,548,468

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

Funding body: Health Administration Corporation

Funding bodyHealth Administration Corporation
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Professor Julie Byles
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301190
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Bosco Rowland, Ms Karen Gillham, Ms Jennifer Tindall, Ms Maree Sidey
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201199
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor 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
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201168
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: Australian Drug Foundation

Funding bodyAustralian Drug Foundation
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Bosco Rowland, Ms Karen Gillham, Ms Jennifer Tindall, Ms Maree Sidey
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300712
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Tremain - Salary and Top-Up$129,428

Funding body: Hunter New England Population Health

Funding bodyHunter New England Population Health
Project TeamMs Megan Freund, Professor John Wiggers, Miss Danika Tremain
SchemeScholarship
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300706
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

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 bodyHunter New England Population Health
Project TeamDoctor 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
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300710
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

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

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

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

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

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 bodyHunter New England Local Health District
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Bosco Rowland, Ms Karen Gillham, Ms Jennifer Tindall, Ms Maree Sidey
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1400833
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyHunter New England Population Health
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Miss Melanie Kingsland
SchemeScholarship
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300693
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

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 bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Paula Wye, Associate Professor Judith Prochaska, Ms Megan Freund, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Libby Campbell
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100130
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyANPHA (Australian National Preventive Health Agency)
Project TeamDoctor 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
SchemePreventive Health Research Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1101031
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Doctor Libby Campbell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Ms Megan Freund, Doctor Paula Wye
SchemePartnership Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000537
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyHealth Reform Transitional Organisation - Northern
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Doctor Libby Campbell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Ms Megan Freund, Doctor Paula Wye
SchemeNHMRC Partnership Projects Partner Funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100784
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Physical Activity 4 Every 1$110,000

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Libby Campbell
SchemePromotion Demonstration Research Grant Scheme
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100605
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

HNEPH Health Promotion Demonstration Grant- PA4E1$87,875

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Libby Campbell
SchemePromotion Demonstration Research Grant Scheme
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100762
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20106 grants / $4,726,402

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

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamProfessor Julie Byles, Professor John Wiggers
SchemeCapacity Building Infrastructure Grants Program
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000087
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

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 bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Doctor Libby Campbell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Ms Megan Freund
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190175
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Healthy Schools, Healthy Futures$1,420,000

Funding body: nib Foundation

Funding bodynib Foundation
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Doctor Libby Campbell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Ms Megan Freund
SchemeNational Grants
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000225
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

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 bodyHunter New England Population Health
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers
SchemeScholarship
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000656
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

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 bodyHunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project TeamDoctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Ms Megan Freund
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0900142
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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 bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamDoctor 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
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0900190
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

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 bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189163
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: Australian Drug Foundation

Funding bodyAustralian Drug Foundation
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189604
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyHunter New England Area Health Service
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189605
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding bodyDepartment of Health
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn, Professor John Wiggers
SchemeAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190389
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

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 bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Ms Megan Freund, Ms Karen Gillham, Doctor Edouard Tursan D'Espaignet
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189796
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Doctor Libby Campbell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Dr R Kerridge
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189819
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190134
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyAustralian Rotary Health
Project TeamAssociate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Professor Amanda Baker, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Vaughan Carr
SchemeMental Health Research Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188134
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

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

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188548
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

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

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamAssociate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Professor Amanda Baker, Professor John Wiggers
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188473
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Luke Wolfenden, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bell, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman
SchemePilot Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189064
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189151
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20074 grants / $2,032,590

NIPH Capacity Building Infrastructure grant$1,472,398

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamConjoint Professor David Henry, Professor Julie Byles, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Associate Professor Julia Lowe, Conjoint Professor David Durrheim
SchemeNIPH Capacity Building Infrastructure grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187399
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

HMRI - Health Behaviour Research Program$493,278

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamConjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor John Wiggers
SchemeNSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187933
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

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

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding bodyDepartment of Health
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith
SchemeAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188162
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

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 bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamAssociate Professor Christine Paul, Professor John Wiggers
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187241
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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 bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith, Dr Michael Booth, Professor John Wiggers, Mr L Clay, Ms Robin Roberts
SchemeHealthy Start to Life for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Children
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184019
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Dr Raoul Walsh, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Dr Amanda Neil, Doctor Libby Campbell, Ms Jenny Knight
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184268
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: Hunter New England Population Health

Funding bodyHunter New England Population Health
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Dr Raoul Walsh, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Dr Amanda Neil
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185734
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

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

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding bodyCancer Council NSW
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Dr Raoul Walsh, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Dr Amanda Neil
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185735
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

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 bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Professor Ann Roche, Doctor Libby Campbell, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0182937
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding bodyNational Heart Foundation of Australia
Project TeamAssociate Professor Christine Paul, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Dr Raoul Walsh
SchemeGrant-In-Aid
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0182922
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

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

Funding body: Telstra Foundation

Funding bodyTelstra Foundation
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn, Mr L Clay, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith
SchemeCommunity Development Fund
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0182949
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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

Funding body: Diabetes Australia

Funding bodyDiabetes Australia
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith, Professor John Wiggers
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183184
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183495
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20033 grants / $264,500

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

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Richard Mattick, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Christopher Doran, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0181806
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Doctor Libby Campbell, Ms Justine Daly
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182479
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183577
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Professor John Wiggers
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181449
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Robert Batey, Doctor Libby Campbell, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181402
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyNational Heart Foundation of Australia
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Allan Spigelman
SchemeGrant-In-Aid
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0179371
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

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

Funding body: Community Health and Anti-Tuberculosis Association

Funding bodyCommunity Health and Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Mrs Robyn Considine, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman
SchemeHarry Windsor Medical Research Grants
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0179892
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

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 bodyCancer Council NSW
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Allan Spigelman
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0179432
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

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

Funding body: Financial Markets Foundation for Children

Funding bodyFinancial Markets Foundation for Children
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Mrs Robyn Considine
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0179613
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

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

Funding body: John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation

Funding bodyJohn Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Mrs Robyn Considine, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman
SchemeResearch Grant (Defunct)
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0180151
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

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

Funding body: Community Health and Anti-Tuberculosis Association

Funding bodyCommunity Health and Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman
SchemeHarry Windsor Medical Research Grants
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178770
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

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 bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Mrs Robyn Considine
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0178329
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Jill Cockburn, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Mrs Robyn Considine, Professor John Wiggers
SchemeStrategic Research Development Committee (Consultancy/Tender)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0178620
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0177638
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19951 grants / $7,934

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

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding bodyCommonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers
SchemeGPEP Research Scholarship
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0176403
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Addressing 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
2014Weight Loss and the Management of Osteoarthritis
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014A 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
2014An Intervention to Improve Implementation of Nutrition Guidelines in Childcare Services
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2014Characteristics and Management of Co-Existing Low Back Pain and Health Risk Behaviours
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014A Multi-Component Intervention in Disadvantaged Secondary Schools to Reduce the Decline in Adolescent Physical Activity
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013Increasing 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
2012Evaluating 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
2011Evaluating 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
2010Effectiveness of a Resilience Intervention in Tobacco, Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use Among Secondary School Students
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2010A Comprehensive Accreditation Intervention to Reduce Alcohol Consumption at Community Sports Clubs
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2010Effectiveness of a Multi-Strategic Intervention in Increasing the Provision of Preventive Care to Community Health Clients
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2008Physical Activity Levels of Children Attending Long Day Care
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2008Increasing the Implementation of Vegetable and Fruit Breaks in Australian Primary Schools
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2002Infant Exposure To Environmental Tobacco Smoke
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Smoke-Free Psychiatric Hospitals: A Platform to Initiate Smoking Cessation Treatment
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2014Towards 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
2012The 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
2012Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in an Australian Population
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2011Smoking in Mental Health Hospitals: Policies, Practices and Perceptions
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2011Opportunities for Reducing Alcohol-Related Crime in Non-Metropolitan Areas of Australia
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2010Assessing the Care Needs of People with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Sole Supervisor
2009Smoking Care Provision in Hospitals: A Study of Prevalence and Initiatives to Increase Care Delivery
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2006Preoperative Clinics: An Opportunity for Smoking Cessation Care
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2005Promoting the musculoskeletal health of Indigenous Australians living in rural Communities. Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2003Improving Infection Control Compliance in Non-medical Skin Penetration Services
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2002Public 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.

CountryCount of Publications
Australia164
United Kingdom14
United States6
Austria1
Canada1
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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

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

Office

RoomWHBB40
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