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Dr Marita Lynagh

Senior Lecturer

School of Medicine and Public Health (Health Behaviour Sciences)

Career Summary

Biography

Biography

Dr Marita Lynagh is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Health Behaviour Science, School of Medicine & Public Health, University of Newcastle, Australia. Over a period of 20 years, Marita has developed and taught innovative curriculum in departments of Nursing, Health Sciences, Education and Medicine in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. She has a special interest in teaching personal development and health education for teachers, epidemiological aspects of public health and health promotion for undergraduates in health professions, and communication skills in medicine.

As a health behaviour scientist, Marita’s broad research interests include health behaviour change strategies particularly incentive-based interventions, physical activity promotion, alcohol-harm reduction, tobacco control, assessment of unmet needs of haematological cancer survivors and their support persons, and validity of different selection tools for admission into undergraduate medicine.

Marita has published over 30 papers in peer reviewed journals and presented her work at national and international conferences including the 11th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine at Washington DC, USA in August 2010. Marita has supervised two PhD students and a number of Masters in Health Promotion, Psychology Honours and PRC Summer Scholarship Programs students. In 2010, Marita undertook a 6 months Special Studies Program as a Honorary Research Fellow at the Hood Centre for Children & Families, Dartmouth Medical School, New Hampshire USA, and in 2013 was awarded a 12-month Career Enhancement Fellowship from the University of Newcastle.

Research Expertise

Dr Lynagh completed her Phd in Behaviour Science in relation to Medicine on an Evaluation of a health promoting schools approach to reduce sun exposure, smoking and unsafe alcohol use in secondary school-age students in 2004. The Phd project utilised a randomised controlled trial study design involving 6 secondary state schools from the Hunter Region with half the schools implementing a health promoting schools intervention program over 2 years. Marita was responsible for overall project management of the study, including ethics approvals, protocol writing, development of intervention materials and measurement tools, data collection and analysis, and implementation of the program in three schools simultaneously. This experience enabled Marita to not only develop skills in rigourous research methodology and project management, but also important liaison and communication skills with school principals and gate-keepers which are applicable and transferable to other health-related research settings. Since her Phd, Dr Lynagh has collaborated with local, national and international researchers on a number of other research projects in the public health, health behaviour and health education research areas. Some key areas of interest and current research activity include: * Evaluating the effectiveness of financial Incentives to encourage health behaviour change. Dr Lynagh is currently undertaking a feasibility trial, funded by the National Heart Foundation, on the use of financial incentives to encourage pregnant smokers to quit smoking. * Identifying the unmet needs of haematological cancer patients and their support persons and understanding their adherence to medication. Dr Lynagh is colloborating with a group of her colleagues from the Priority Research Centre in Health Behaviour on a large, national-wide study on haematological cancer survivors funded by Cancer Australia and beyond blue. * Collaborating with researchers from the Hood Center for Children and Families, Dartmouth Medical School (USA) on a longitudinal study on the influence of cross-promotional food marketing on pre-schoolers' dietary intake funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. *

Teaching Expertise
Dr Lynagh has many years of experience teaching and coordinating both undergraduate and postgraduate course in public health, health promotion, health education and communication skills. Marita teaches into a range of courses across both faculties of Health and Education. She currently co-ordinates and teaches courses in: drug education and road safety education for pre-service teachers; teaching and managing sensitive issues in the classroom, such as sexuality, mental health, child protection and grief and loss for pre-service primary and secondary school teachers; introduction to public health and epidemiology for health professional students; and communcation and interactional skills for Medicine students. Dr Lynagh has also developed and written many of the above courses from their beginnings and continues to update and improve course content and delivery methods. in 2007 Dr Lynagh received both the Faculty of Health Vice-Chancelor's Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support and the University of Newcastle Vice-Chancelor's Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support. In 2011, Marita was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and in 2012 was nominated for an Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

Administrative Expertise
Dr Lynagh is a peer reviewer for the Faculty of Health HREC ethics applications and is frequently invited to review manuscripts for consideration of publication in journals such as BMC Public Health, Medical Education and Health Education and Research. From 2008 to 2010, Marita served as a Board Director on NUSport and currently serves on the Discipline Management Committee and the JMP Admissions Committee. Dr Lynagh is also the University of Newcastle representative on the National UMAT Technical Sub-Committee, and a current member of the JMP Admissions and Academic Senate Committees.

Collaborations
Marita's primary research collaboration is with colleagues from the Priority Research Centre in Health Behaviour on several current research projects. Marita is also currently collaborating with a team of researchers from the Hood Center for Children and Families, Dartmouth Medical School, USA on a large NIH funded project.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma of Social Health Sc (Hlth Prom), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Selection for medicine
  • alcohol and harm minimisation
  • child and adolescent health
  • communication skills
  • epidemiology
  • financial incentives
  • heallth behaviour
  • health education
  • health promotion
  • medical education
  • obesity and physical activity
  • personal development
  • population health
  • school health
  • sexuality education

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified 25
130199 Education Systems not elsewhere classified 25
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2013 - 1/12/2013 Fellow UON

UoN Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women

University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/07/2010 - 1/08/2010 Honorary Research Fellow

Visiting Research Fellows

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Population Health Services,
United States
1/07/2010 - 1/12/2010 Visiting Professor Darmouth Medical School
Hood Centre for Children and Families
United States
1/01/2008 - 31/12/2010 Membership - NUSport Board NUSport Board
Australia
1/01/1998 - 31/12/2003 Membership - Faculty Research and Ethics Committee Faculty Research and Ethics Committee
Australia
1/01/1998 - 31/12/2004 Membership - ACHPER Australian Council for Health and Physical Education Australian Council for Health and Physical Education (ACHPER)
Australia
1/01/1995 - 31/12/2007 Membership - Public Health Australia Association Public Health Australia Association
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - UMAT Technical Sub-Committee UMAT Technical Sub-Committee
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
1996 Postgraduate Research Scholarship
University of Newcastle
1992 Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Community Development/Cancer Control
University of Newcastle

Scholarship

Year Award
2015 Career Enhancement Fellowship
Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle

Teaching Award

Year Award
2012 Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Unknown
2011 Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
University of Newcastle
2007 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support
University of Newcastle
2007 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support in the Faculty of Health
University of Newcastle

Invitations

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2010 Why not pay women to quit smoking in pregnancy?
Organisation: Norris Cotton Cancer Centre, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre Description: Invited to present as part of the Norris Cotton Centre Grand Rounds.
2010 Evidence-based Public Health Full-day Workshop.
Organisation: University of New Hampshire Description: Invited to present a one-day workshop on evidence-based public health to post-graduate Masters of Public Health students.
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Publications

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


Journal article (36 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wiggers J, Kypri K, Bonevski B, McElduff P, et al., 'Targeting multiple health risk behaviours among vocational education students using electronic feedback and online and telephone support: protocol for a cluster randomised trial.', BMC Public Health, 15 550 (2015)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1898-8
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Kypros Kypri, Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis, Billie Bonevski
2015 Hall AE, Sanson-Fisher RW, Lynagh MC, Tzelepis F, D'Este C, 'What do haematological cancer survivors want help with? A cross-sectional investigation of unmet supportive care needs.', BMC Res Notes, 8 221 (2015)
DOI 10.1186/s13104-015-1188-7
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Flora Tzelepis, Alix Hall
2015 Lynagh M, Cliff K, Morgan PJ, 'Attitudes and Beliefs of Nonspecialist and Specialist Trainee Health and Physical Education Teachers Toward Obese Children: Evidence for "Anti-Fat" Bias.', J Sch Health, 85 595-603 (2015)
DOI 10.1111/josh.12287
Co-authors Philip Morgan
2015 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wiggers J, Kypri K, Bonevski B, McElduff P, et al., 'Targeting multiple health risk behaviours among vocational education students using electronic feedback and online and telephone support: Protocol for a cluster randomised trial Health behavior, health promotion and society', BMC Public Health, 15 (2015)

Background: Technical and Further Education (TAFE) colleges are the primary provider of vocational education in Australia. Most TAFE students are young adults, a period when healt... [more]

Background: Technical and Further Education (TAFE) colleges are the primary provider of vocational education in Australia. Most TAFE students are young adults, a period when health risk behaviours become established. Furthermore, high rates of smoking, risky alcohol consumption, inadequate fruit and vegetable intake and insufficient physical activity have been reported in TAFE students. There have been no intervention studies targeting multiple health risk behaviours simultaneously in this population. The proposed trial will examine the effectiveness of providing TAFE students with electronic feedback regarding health risk behaviours and referral to a suite of existing online and telephone services addressing smoking, risky alcohol consumption, fruit and vegetable intake, and physical activity levels. Methods/Design: A two arm, parallel, cluster randomised trial will be conducted within TAFE campuses in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. TAFE classes will be randomly allocated to an intervention or control condition (50 classes per condition). To be eligible, students must be: enrolled in a course that runs for more than 6 months; aged 16 years or older; and not meet Australian health guideline recommendations for at least one of the following: smoking, alcohol consumption, fruit and/or vegetable intake, or physical activity. Students attending intervention classes, will undertake via a computer tablet a risk assessment for health risk behaviours, and for behaviours not meeting Australian guidelines be provided with electronic feedback about these behaviours and referral to evidence-based online programs and telephone services. Students in control classes will not receive any intervention. Primary outcome measures that will be assessed via online surveys at baseline and 6 months post-recruitment are: 1) daily tobacco smoking; 2) standard drinks of alcohol consumed per week; 3) serves of fruit consumed daily; 4) serves of vegetables consumed daily; and 5) metabolic equivalent minutes of physical activity per week. Discussion: Proactive enrolment to existing online and telephone services has the potential to address modifiable determinants of disease. This trial will be the first to examine a potentially scalable intervention targeting multiple health risk behaviours among students in the vocational training setting.

DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1898-8
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Billie Bonevski, Kypros Kypri, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Chris Paul
2015 Lynagh MC, Clinton-McHarg T, Hall A, Sanson-Fisher R, Stevenson W, Tiley C, Bisquera A, 'Are Australian clinicians monitoring medication adherence in hematological cancer survivors? Two cross-sectional studies.', Exp Hematol Oncol, 4 15 (2015)
DOI 10.1186/s40164-015-0011-4
Co-authors Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2015 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wiggers J, Kypri K, Bonevski B, McElduff P, et al., 'Targeting multiple health risk behaviours among vocational education students using electronic feedback and online and telephone support: protocol for a cluster randomised trial', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 15 (2015)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1898-8
Co-authors Chris Paul, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins, Kypros Kypri, Billie Bonevski, Luke Wolfenden, Flora Tzelepis
2014 Hall A, D Este C, Tzelepis F, Lynagh M, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Factors associated with haematological cancer survivors experiencing a high level of unmet need across multiple items of supportive care: a cross-sectional survey study', Supportive Care in Cancer, 22 2899-2909 (2014)
DOI 10.1007/s00520-014-2264-6
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall, Catherine Deste
2014 Hall A, D Este C, Tzelepis F, Lynagh M, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Factors associated with haematological cancer survivors experiencing a high level of unmet need across multiple items of supportive care: a cross-sectional survey study', Supportive Care in Cancer, 22 2899-2909 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00520-014-2264-6
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Flora Tzelepis, Catherine Deste
2014 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Keeping the 'Goose' on the Menu: Response to Commentaries on Financial Incentives in Health Behaviour Change', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 21 206-209 (2014)
DOI 10.1007/s12529-013-9342-x
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Keeping the 'Goose' on the Menu: Response to Commentaries on Financial Incentives in Health Behaviour Change', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 21 206-209 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-013-9342-x
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Hall A, D'Este C, Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher R, Lynagh M, 'The Survivor Unmet Needs Survey (SUNS) for haematological cancer survivors: a cross-sectional study assessing the relevance and psychometric properties', BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 14 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-14-211
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Flora Tzelepis, Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Hall A, Sanson-Fisher R, Lynagh M, Tzelepis F, D'Este C, 'A COMPARISON OF THE UNMET NEEDS OF YOUNGER AND OLDER ADULT HAEMATOLOGICAL CANCER SURVIVORS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 10 162-163 (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste, Flora Tzelepis
2014 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Keeping the ¿goose¿ on the menu: response to commentaries on financial incentives in health behaviour change.', Int J Behav Med, 21 206-209 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-013-9313-2
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Keeping the ¿goose¿ on the menu: response to commentaries on financial incentives in health behaviour change.', Int J Behav Med, 21 206-209 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-013-9313-2
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Hall AE, Sanson-Fisher RW, Lynagh MC, Threlfall T, D'Este CA, 'Format and readability of an enhanced invitation letter did not affect participation rates in a cancer registry-based study: a randomized controlled trial', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, 66 85-94 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2012.07.016
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Hall A, Lynagh M, Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Supportive care needs of hematological cancer survivors: A critical review of the literature', Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 88 102-116 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2013.03.008
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall
2013 Hall A, Campbell HS, Sanson-Fisher R, Lynagh M, D'Este C, Burkhalter R, Carey M, 'Unmet needs of Australian and Canadian haematological cancer survivors: a cross-sectional international comparative study', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 22 2032-2038 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/pon.3247
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall
2013 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'What's Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander. Guiding Principles for the Use of Financial Incentives in Health Behaviour Change', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 20 114-120 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-011-9202-5
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski
2012 Bonevski B, Bryant JL, Lynagh MC, Paul CL, 'Money as motivation to quit: A survey of a non-random Australian sample of socially disadvantaged smokers' views of the acceptability of cash incentives', Preventive Medicine, 55 122-126 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Chris Paul
2012 Carey ML, Anderson AE, Sanson-Fisher RW, Lynagh MC, Paul CL, Tzelepis F, 'How well are we meeting haematological cancer survivors' preferences for involvement in treatment decision making?', Patient Education and Counseling, 88 87-92 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Paul CL, Clinton-Mcharg TL, Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Tzelepis F, 'On-line information and support for supporters and carers of haematological cancer patients: Is access an issue?', Supportive Care in Cancer, 20 2687-2695 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Chris Paul, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Flora Tzelepis, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Gilligan C, Kypri K, Johnson NA, Lynagh MC, Love S, 'Parental supply of alcohol and adolescent risky drinking', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 754-762 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Natalie Johnson, Conor Gilligan, Kypros Kypri
2012 Carey ML, Paul CL, Cameron EC, Lynagh MC, Hall AE, Tzelepis F, 'Financial and social impact of supporting a haematological cancer survivor', European Journal of Cancer Care, 21 169-176 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Chris Paul, Alix Hall, Flora Tzelepis, Mariko Carey
2012 Lynagh MC, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Symonds IM, Scott A, Hall AE, Oldmeadow CJ, 'An RCT protocol of varying financial incentive amounts for smoking cessation among pregnant women', BMC Public Health, 12 1032 (2012) [C3]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Alix Hall, Billie Bonevski, Ian Symonds, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Christopher Oldmeadow
2011 Paul CL, Carey ML, Hall AE, Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Henskens FA, 'Improving access to information and support for patients with less common cancers: hematologic cancer patients' views about web-based approaches', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13 e112 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/jmir.1894
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Frans Henskens, Alix Hall, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul
2011 Lynagh MC, Bonevski B, Symonds IM, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Paying women to quit smoking during pregnancy? Acceptability among pregnant women', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 13 1029-1036 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntr108
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Ian Symonds, Billie Bonevski, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Lynagh MC, Gilligan C, Handley T, 'Teaching about, and dealing with, sensitive issues in schools: How confident are pre-service teachers?', Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 1 5-11 (2010) [C1]
Co-authors Conor Gilligan
2010 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Shakeshaft A, 'Alcohol-related harm: Perceptions of ambulance officers and health promotion actions they do and would do', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 21 19-25 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2009 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Shakeshaft A, 'Reducing alcohol-related harm: The untapped potential of pre-hospital care workers', International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2 237-240 (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1007/s12245-009-0127-6
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2007 Lynagh MC, Burton R, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'A systematic review of medical skills laboratory training: Where to from here?', Medical Education, 41 879-887 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2007.02821.x
Citations Scopus - 72Web of Science - 65
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2005 Sanson-Fisher RW, Lynagh MC, 'Problem-based learning: A dissemination success story?', Medical Journal of Australia, 183 258-260 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2003 Schofield M, Lynagh MC, Mishra GD, 'Evaluation of a Health Promoting Schools program to reduce smoking in Australian secondary schools', Health Education Research, 18 678-692 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/her/cyf048
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 30
2002 Lynagh MC, Perkins JJ, Schofield M, 'An Evidence-Based Approach to Health Promoting Schools', Journal of School Health, 72(7) 300-302 (2002) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 10
1999 Lynagh M, Knight J, Schofield MJ, Paras L, 'Lessons learned from the Hunter Region Health Promoting Schools Project in New South Wales, Australia', JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH, 69 227-232 (1999)
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 15
1999 Lynagh MC, Knight JJ, Schofield M, Paras L, 'Lessons learned from the Hunter Region Health Promoting Schools Project in NSW, Australia', Journal of School Health, 69(6) 222-232 (1999) [C1]
1997 Lynagh M, Schofield MJ, SansonFisher RW, 'School health promotion programs over the past decade: A review of the smoking, alcohol and solar protection literature', HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL, 12 43-60 (1997)
DOI 10.1093/heapro/12.1.43
Citations Scopus - 62Web of Science - 58
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
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Conference (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Hall A, Tzelepis F, Lynagh M, Sanson-Fisher R, D'Este C, 'PREVALENCE AND ASSOCIATES OF THE TOP HIGH/VERY HIGH UNMET NEEDS OF AUSTRALIAN HAEMATOLOGICAL CANCER SURVIVORS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall
2014 Hall AE, Paul C, Bryant J, Lynagh M, Rowlings P, Enjeti AK, et al., 'TO ADHERE OR NOT TO ADHERE: RATES AND FACTORS IMPACTING ON MEDICATION ADHERENCE IN HAEMATOLOGICAL CANCER PATIENTS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul, Alix Hall
2013 Hall A, Lynagh M, Sanson-Fisher R, Tzelepis F, D'Este C, 'Unmet Needs: What do Hematological Cancer Survivors Want Help With?', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste, Flora Tzelepis
2013 Hall A, D'Este C, Tzelepis F, Lynagh M, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Survivor Unmet Needs Survey (SUNS) for Hematological Cancer Survivors: A Psychometric Assessment', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Flora Tzelepis, Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Lynagh MC, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher R, Symonds I, Scott A, Hall A, Oldmeadow C, 'Should we pay pregnant smokers to quit? Preliminary findings of a feasibility trial.', Journal of Smoking Cessation, Sydney (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1017/jsc.2013.26
Co-authors Alix Hall, Billie Bonevski, Ian Symonds, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Christopher Oldmeadow
2012 Paras LE, James EL, Morgan PJ, Lynagh MC, 'The FamilyFIT Program: Feasibility of an innovative family-based intervention designed to increase physical activity levels', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Erica James
2011 Paras LE, Morgan PJ, Lynagh MC, James EL, Bonevski B, 'A family focused community-based RCT to increase physical activity levels in children and their parents: Rationale and intervention description of the FamilyFIT study', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Erica James, Philip Morgan
2010 Paras LE, Morgan PJ, Lynagh MC, James EL, Bonevski B, 'Rationale and intervention description of the familyFIT study: A family-focused community-based RCT, to increase physical activity levels in children and their parents', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Erica James, Billie Bonevski
2010 Lynagh M, Symonds I, Sanson-Fisher R, Bonevski B, 'THE ACCEPTABILITY OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL INCENTIVES(PFI) FOR REDUCING ANTENATAL SMOKING', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Ian Symonds, Rob Sanson-Fisher
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 11
Total funding $4,206,191

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


20141 grants / $10,000

A regional primary care based intervention to encourage colorectal cancer screening in those not responding to current national screening initiatives. $10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Christopher Oldmeadow, Associate Professor Frans Henskens, Doctor Marita Lynagh
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301403
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20132 grants / $57,500

Teaching Relief - $50,000 - Lynagh ALL COMMUNICATIONS REGARDING TEACHING RELIEF FUNDS TO BE DIRECTED TO THE HEAD OF SCHOOL ONLY” $50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Marita Lynagh, Professor Ian Symonds
Scheme Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201123
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Increasing my research output and leadership profile$7,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Marita Lynagh
Scheme Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200955
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $75,000

The validity of UMAT and other selection tools for predicting student academic and non-academic performance in a medical program$75,000

Funding body: ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research)

Funding body ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research)
Project Team Doctor Marita Lynagh, Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Graeme Horton, Conjoint Professor David Powis, Doctor Miles Bore, Conjoint Associate Professor Donald Munro, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor Nicky Hudson
Scheme UMAT Consortium Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1201096
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20113 grants / $3,750,000

Impact of food marketing and cross-promotions on pre-schoolers dietary intake.$3,600,000

The aim of this study is to examine the longitudinal impact fo cross-promotional advertising on children's dietary intake and explore parental motivation for purchasing foods promoted through CPTI.

Funding body: NIH National Institutes of Health

Funding body NIH National Institutes of Health
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Randomised controlled trial of a personal financial incentive (PFI) intervention to reduce antenatal smoking in women receiving public antenatal care$129,000

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Marita Lynagh, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor Robert Carter, Professor Anthony Scott
Scheme Grant-In-Aid
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000355
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

FamilyFIT: An innovative approach to increasing physical activity for the whole family$21,000

Funding body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Funding body Hunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project Team Associate Professor Erica James, Ms Lorraine Paras, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Marita Lynagh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1001012
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20101 grants / $38,330

Sources of alcohol for teenage binge drinking$38,330

Funding body: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

Funding body Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
Project Team Doctor Conor Gilligan, Professor Kypros Kypri, Doctor Natalie Johnson, Doctor Marita Lynagh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190209
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20091 grants / $267,361

20061 grants / $1,000

The Australian College of Ambulance Professionals National Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 2/11/2006 - 4/11/2006$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Marita Lynagh
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0187040
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19941 grants / $7,000

94GRANT. Evaluation of the health promoting schools program: A pilot study.$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Marita Lynagh
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174888
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2009 A Family-Based Approach to Increasing Physical Activity in Children
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Unmet Needs of Survivors of a Haematological Malignancy: Prevalence, Predictors, and Psychometrics
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Marita Lynagh

Position

Senior Lecturer
Discipline of Health Behaviour Science
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Health Behaviour Sciences

Contact Details

Email marita.lynagh@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4042 0545
Mobile 0400 635664
Fax (02) 4042 0044

Office

Room Level 4 - West wing
Building HMRI Building
Location JHH Campus

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