Dr Josephine Gwynn

Conjoint Fellow

School of Medicine and Public Health (Indigenous Health)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Josephine Gwynn’s research interests focus on young Aboriginal people and their nutrition, physical activity, well-being and related determinants; Aboriginal community governance of research; models of Aboriginal community delivered health promotion; and the capacity building of Aboriginal researchers, project officers and community members. Dr Gwynn has just completed a large NHMRC study The Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project (MRDPP). The MRDPP was short listed for the national Indigenous Governance awards in 2012, and Dr Gwynn was awarded the University of Newcastle’s (UoN) Faculty of Health Staff Award in 2011 for Indigenous collaboration. Dr Gwynn is an early career researcher, and has consistently been successful in receiving research funding over her research career including whilst undertaking her PhD. She has mentored a number of Aboriginal project officers to complete their diplomas and degrees as well as attain leadership positions in their communities and in both state and national arenas.

Dr Gwynn’s current activities and collaborations include: co-leader of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research and Innovation Cluster at the UoN; leader of the Aboriginal Nutrition, Physical Activity and Wellbeing ‘Node’ at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney; Two Data Access Agreements with the Charles Perkins Centre; and co-convener of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee at the UoN Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health.

Dr Gwynn commenced her research career in Aboriginal health following the receipt of an NHRMC scholarship in Aboriginal Health in 2001. She established The Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project (MRDPP) in 2002. The MRDPP was a program of research and health promotion which addressed 2 key risk factors for type 2 diabetes, unhealthy food intake and low levels of physical activity participation. The MRDPP was a long term partnership between the UoN and 2 Aboriginal Medical services, and is currently in the results dissemination phase. Dr Gwynn’s PhD was conferred in 2012, and since then she has been employed in Research only positions.

Dr Gwynn’s clinical and academic career has been substantially based in rural and remote Australia. Her professional career as an Occupational Therapist spanned 13 years in primarily leadership positions, and included establishing hospital and community based services.  Her latter 2 years as a clinician were spent on Groote Eylandt in East Arnhemland and it was there that she commenced her work with Aboriginal communities. Subsequently she commenced her academic career at the UoN in a tenured teaching position in the undergraduate Occupational Therapy program, whilst managing a young family. Her duties included course and year co-ordination, and initiating new content such as a final year course on rural and remote practice with Aboriginal communities. Her wider UoN engagement at that time was reflected by her membership of a number of committees including that which established YAPUG, a pathway program designed to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people gain skills for entry into undergraduate degrees at the UoN, and another which established undergraduate inter-professional education in the Faculty of Health. She was also an inaugural staff member of the UoN Department of Rural Health (UoNDRH) in Tamworth NSW. I established the Occupational Therapy program and, as part of the broader team, established Allied Health programs at the UoNDRH in Tamworth

Research Expertise
My Public Health Research experience is in the field of Aboriginal Health which is my research area of interest and has been so since I established the Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project in 2001. I have developed a systematic program of research designed to ensure that the current (and future) intervention programs (health promotion strategies is our preferred term) are developed with rigor and community control /guidance. This program of research aims to reduce the unacceptably high prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in Australias Indigenous communities by focusing on supporting children and young people to access healthy foods and participate in physical activity. Whilst an improvement in both of these lifestyle risk factors will influence the future prevalence of many chronic diseases, the partner communities have a particular concern regarding the extent of Type 2 Diabetes and this is the disease that is the specific focus of prevention for the Many Rivers project. The Many Rivers project takes a whole of community approach, and as such participants are from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous communities. This work has included both qualitative and quantitative research. The Qualitative research included interviews with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous adults with Type 2 Diabetes, focus groups with children, interviews with their parents and community focus groups regarding determinants and barriers to physical activity participation and access and availability of healthy foods. The quantitative research has involved the development of self report surveys on food intake and physical activity participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children (both of which have been validated), a parent questionnaire exploring the determinants for their children and a diabetes knowledge questionnaire.These surveys have been used to evaluate health promotion programs delivered to 2 rural NSW communities by the Many Rivers team of Aboriginal community project officers. I am currently analysing the data from the 2000 non-Aboriginal and 500 Aboriginal children who participated, and their parents. I have also described the physical activity and food and nutrient intake of 215 rural children ( 47% of whom where Aboriginal children) using data gathered by accelerometer and by 24 hour recalls. I have directed a productive research partnership between the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) sector and the University of Newcastle since 2001. This partnership has evolved a governance structure that is widely respected and regarded as innovative in the tools that it uses to ensure Aboriginal Community Control of the research process. These tools include Data Access Agreements with external experts who assist with analysis, MOUs with the experts place of employment and regular convening of Aboriginal community reference groups who advice on all aspects of the project from the information and consent process to feedback on journal articles and conference presentations.

Teaching Expertise
I taught in the undergraduate Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Newcastle from 1992 to 2005. I have been subject and course co-ordinators- including that of the honours stream, and head of discipline. I have developed new modules of learning and a post-graduate subject, and assessed students using methods ranging from Viva's to group presentations to examination formats. I have undertaken a review of the degree course and mentored students. From 2002 to 2005 I was involved in the establishment of the joint teaching program with the Department of Rural Health in Tamworth, establishing videoconferencing as a method of teaching rural health issues between sites. Since 2002 I have mentored rural undergraduate students and from 2010 onwards have tutored in the Global Health elective of the 3rd year Bachelor of Medciine program. In 2011 I tutored in the undergraduate public health courses offered by the Discipline of Health Behaviour across the Faculties of Health and Education. Since 2012 I have participated as an interviewer as part of the admissions process to the Joint Medical Program at the University of Newcastle.

Administrative Expertise
Subject and course co-ordination involves every type of administrative function known to the academic world!



Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), University of Sydney
  • Master in Cognitive Science, University of New South Wales

Keywords

  • Aboriginal Health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Children
  • Determinants
  • Governance
  • Indigenous
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Activity
  • Rural and Remote
  • Youth

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111104Public Nutrition Intervention30
111701Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health70

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
13/10/2014 - 13/02/2015Post Doctoral Research FellowUniversity of Newcastle
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Australia
1/07/2013 - 31/12/2013Post Doctoral Research FellowUniversity of Newcastle
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Australia
20/02/2006 - 14/07/2006Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
31/12/2004 - 9/06/2005Project Co-ordinatorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
16/01/2004 - 19/12/2004LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
2/12/2002 - 31/12/2002LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Faculty of Health
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/03/2006 - Research AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/03/1992 - 1/03/2006LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1990 - 1/01/1992Occupational TherapistPrivate Practice, East Arnhem Land NT
Australia
1/01/1989 - 1/12/1989Senior Occupational TherapistYooralla Society of Victoria
Microcomputer Application Centre
Australia
1/01/1987 - 1/01/1989Senior Occupational TherapistPrince of Wales Hospital
Geriatric Assessment Unit
Australia
1/01/1985 - 1/12/1986Deputy Chief Occupational TherapistSpastic Society of Victoria
Secondary School Team
Australia
1/01/1979 - 1/12/1984Occupational TherapistAlbury Base Hospital NSW
Rehabilitation
Australia

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
2011Staff Award for Indigenous Collaboration
Unknown
2010Outstanding publication performance in 2010 as an early career researcher
Unknown

Research Award

YearAward
2012Poster Prize: Early Origins of Chronic Disease Symposium
Unknown

Invitations

External Reviewer - Programs

YearTitle / Rationale
2013Review Panel: Masters in Health Sciences Program
Organisation: University of Newcastle Description: Invited member review panel Masters in Health Science University of Newcastle

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2014Post Graduate Examinations Review Panel
Organisation: School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
2013Post Graduate Review Panel
Organisation: School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
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Publications

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


Journal article (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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-authorsJohn Wiggers
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-authorsJohn Wiggers
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-authorsJohn Attia, John Wiggers, Catherine Deste
2011Louie JC-Y, Flood V, Turner N, Everingham C, Gwynn JD, 'Methodology for adding glycemic index values to 24-hour recalls', Nutrition, 27 59-64 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.nut.2009.12.006
CitationsScopus - 22Web of Science - 17
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-authorsCatherine Deste, John Attia, John Wiggers
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 - 9Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsWayne Smith, Catherine Deste, John Wiggers, John Attia
2005Gwynn JD, 'Occupational therapists working with indigenous Australians use communication strategies, assessment tools and assistive devices that are more culturally appropriate for this population', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 52 91-92 (2005) [C3]
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Conference (16 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Gwynn J, 'The impact of an Australian Indigenous community governed program of health promotion on key risk factors for obesity: The results of the Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project.', Obesity Reviews, Kuala Lumper (2014) [E3]
2013Gwynn JD, Turner N, 'Impact of an Aboriginal community governed project: adiposity and food intake of rural children.', 12th National Rural Health Alliance Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia (2013) [E3]
2012Gwynn JD, Turner N, 'CLOSING THE GAP? NOT IN THEIR LIFETIME ¿..the food and nutrient intake of rural NSW Aboriginal young people: The Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project.', International Society of Hypertension Conference 2012: The Australian Early Origins of Hypertension Workshop, Adelaide South Australia (2012) [E3]
2012Gwynn JD, Turner NH, Flood VM, 'Steps to engagement: Working in partnership with indigenous communities', Steps to engagement: Working in partnership with indigenous communities, Sydney (2012) [E3]
2012Gwynn JD, Flood V, 'The validity of a short food frequency questionnaire: Advantages and limitations for indigenous and non-indigenous children internationally', 8th International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM 8). Abstract Book, Rome, Italy (2012) [E3]
2011Smith JD, Syron LA, Turner NH, Gwynn JD, 'The Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project: Governance, Aboriginal children's knowledge of diabetes, and their food and nutrient intake', Proceedings of the 3rd Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health (CRIAH) Aboriginal Health Research Conference, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E3]
2010Gwynn JD, Turner N, 'Closing the Gap? Not in their lifetime - food security for rural NSW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: The Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project', Food Futures: An Australian Approach. Program, Canberra, ACT (2010) [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-authorsWayne Smith, John Wiggers
2008Cochrane J, Cochrane S, Gwynn JD, Turner N, 'Community mapping of food access and food services in rural NSW communities: Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project', National Nutrition Networks Conference, Good Tucker - Good Health. Abstracts, Alice Springs, NT (2008) [E3]
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, John Wiggers
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-authorsJohn Wiggers, Wayne Smith
2006Gwynn JD, Turner N, Cochrane J, 'Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project', International Forum on Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples, Melbourne (2006) [E3]
2003Cooper RJ, Staples L, Gwynn JD, Lyons M, 'Beyond Fieldwork: The experience of the Northern NSW UDRH rural based occupational therapy program', 1st NSW Rural Allied Health Professionals Conference, Sydney (2003) [E3]
2003Lyons MJ, Gwynn JD, 'Crossing the Divide: The Northern NSW UDRH Initiative', OT Australia 22nd National Conference and Exhibition, 2003, Melbourne (2003) [E3]
2003Cooper R, Gwynn JD, Lyons MJ, Yardy AP, 'Teaching with Information Technology: The Experience of a Rural-based Occupational Therapy Programme', The Network Towards Unity For Health, Newcastle, NSW (2003) [E3]
2002Gwynn JD, 'Online in the Outback: a rural based final year undergraduate occupational therapy curriculum', Action for Health in a new Millennium, Stockholm, Sweden (2002) [E2]
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Other (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Wiggers JH, Gillham K, Heard TR, Janke T, Gwynn JD, 'Hunter New England Population Health: Authorship and Acknowledgment Guidelines', (2013)

Report (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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-authorsJohn Attia, Wayne Smith, Catherine Deste, John Wiggers
2014Gwynn JD, 'Dhama Burru Nyinhi Gurraar (Eat Strong Live Long) Final Report.', Office of Aboriginal and Torres Islander Strait Health;, 2 (2014) [O1]
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-authorsJohn Wiggers, Wayne Smith, Catherine Deste, John Attia
2013Gwynn JD, 'Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project Second and Final Interim Report: An Aboriginal Community directed program of health promotion and translational research.', NSW MInistry of Health, 12 (2013)
2013Gwynn JD, 'Dhama Burru Nyinhi Gurraar (Eat Strong Live Long) Progress Report.', Office of Aboriginal and Torres Islander Strait Health;, 5 (2013)
2012Gwynn JD, 'Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project Interim Report', NSW MInistry of Health, 35 (2012)
2012Gwynn JD, 'Impact of the Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention project on the adiposity of rural NSW Aboriginal and non-Indigenous children between 2007 and 2012: Preliminary Report 14th December 2012', NSW MInistry of Health, 11 (2012)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants20
Total funding$3,148,035

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20152 grants / $371,178

Evaluating the Quit for New Life $271,908

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Doctor Lisa Mackenzie, Mr Justin Walsh, Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Doctor Christopher Oldmeadow, Professor Peter Radoll, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor Sandra Eades
SchemeEvaluation of Quit for New Life
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1401375
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Supporting young Aboriginal men in their transition to fathering through a user developed website$99,270

Funding body: Young and Well CRC

Funding bodyYoung and Well CRC
Project TeamDoctor Richard Fletcher, Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Doctor Tonelle Handley, Ms Nicole Turner, Doctor Geoffrey Skinner, Ms Lisa Shipley, Professor David Perkins
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1401077
Type Of FundingCRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category4CRC
UONY

20141 grants / $1,238

12th International Congress on Obesity, Kuala Lumpar Malaysia, 17-20 March 2014$1,238

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1400127
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20121 grants / $800

International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, 5 - 8 September 2012$800

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1201001
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $611,579

Many rivers diabetes prevention project$611,579

Funding body: Health Administration Corporation

Funding bodyHealth Administration Corporation
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn, Ms Letetia Harris
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100011
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20101 grants / $1,162

PHAA Food Futures: An Australian Approach / The Way Forward for Indigenous Health: A focus on Food and Nutrition symposium, Canberra ACT, 20-22 April 2010$1,162

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000505
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20092 grants / $347,361

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
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190389
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20081 grants / $1,000

National Nutrition Networks Conference, Good Tucker - Good Health, Alice Springs, 12/3/2008 - 14/3/2008$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188620
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $50,708

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
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188162
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20051 grants / $1,497,370

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
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184019
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20043 grants / $139,928

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
RoleLead
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
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183184
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

Development of a culturally appropriate Type 2 Diabetes Prevention program for Indigenous and non-indigenous primary school aged children$4,928

Funding body: Eli Lilly Australia

Funding bodyEli Lilly Australia
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn
SchemeDiabetes Nurse Educator Grants
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183215
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20032 grants / $60,399

A Family Focussed School Based Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program.$60,013

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding bodyCommonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn, Mr Steve Blunden, Ms Robin Roberts
SchemeRural Chronic Disease Initiative.
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182282
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

OT Australia - 22nd National Conference, Melbourne Victoria. 5-9 April, 2003$386

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182919
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $1,697

13th World Congress on Occupational Therapy, Sweden, 23 June 2002$1,697

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181942
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20012 grants / $63,415

Communication Patterns in Aboriginal Health$62,976

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn
SchemeTraining Scholarship for Indigenous Australian Health Research
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181961
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

OT Australia 21st National Conference, Brisbane 1-4 April 2001$439

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180693
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19991 grants / $200

Occupational Therapy Australia: 20th National Conference, Canberra.$200

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Josephine Gwynn
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0180434
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014What is the History of the Coastal Region of North Stradbroke Island and How Does This Impact on the Musical Development of Indigenous and Other Australian Children?
Music, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
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News

Jo Gwynn Nicole Turner

Closing the gap on Indigenous health

December 5, 2014

Health clinician and researcher Nicole Turner was honoured at the 2014 NSW Aboriginal Health Awards for her work in encouraging nutritious eating, physical activity and healthy weight for Indigenous children in the Hunter New England Local Health District.

Dr Josephine Gwynn

Position

Conjoint Fellow
Medicine and Public Health Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Indigenous Health

Contact Details

Emailjosephine.gwynn@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 40420526
Mobile0414584375

Office

RoomWest Wing Level 4
BuildingHunter Medical Research Institute
LocationHunter Medical Research Institute

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