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Biography

In the early 1970s, I completed the first environmental psychology research masters at the University of Hawaii examining human-environment interaction in the context of Japanese perceptions and use of residential space. My doctoral fieldwork (community/clinical psychology) in Southeast Asia critically analysed the role of western-oriented psychiatric institutions in the context of non-western cultural values and healing practices and pioneered the concept of culture-accommodation of mental health care (Third World Challenge to Psychiatry (1984)). The theme of linking individual human action with broader social, cultural and political-economic contexts has dominated the inter-disciplinary and transdisciplinary research programs and publications I have developed over the past 21 years at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics. With a 5-year NH&MRC program grant in the 1990s, I designed a community development strategy aimed at reducing the epidemic of heart disease in the Upper Hunter coalfields. This experience taught us that cross-disciplinary perspectives are required to gain a comprehensive understanding of health problems in a dynamic bio-social ecosystem. Working through the Coalfields material, Albrecht, Freeman and I constructed the first transdisciplinary analysis of heart disease, informed by complexity theory, which became a central case study in our pioneering 2001 research text, Health Social Science (Oxford Uni) and a companion volume, Applying Health Social Science (Zed Books). All of the 26 research theses that I have supervised over the past 18 years integrate inter-disciplinary design components linking human action with the dynamics of context. The ARC Discovery Grant (Open Cuts to Land and Culture, 2005-2007) has furthered my extensive collaboration with Connor and Albrecht in which my career-long experience in developing and empirically testing models of human action is being applied to explain Upper Hunter community members responses (perceptions, appraisal, social behaviour) to massive environmental transformation.

Furthermore, I have taken substantial responsibility internationally for establishing the newly emerging perspective of transdisciplinary health social science. I authored the first two textbooks published in this field and have delivered a number of keynote lectures outlining the fields theoretical and methodological underpinnings, including: 2005 World Congress, International Forum for Social Sciences & Health, Istanbul, Turkey; 5th Asia Pacific Social Science & Medicine Conference, Kunming, China, 2002; INCLEN 18th Global Scientific Meeting, Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt, 2002; 4th Asia Pacific Social Science & Medicine Conference, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 1998; 3rd Asia Pacific Social Sciences & Medicine Conference, Perth, 1996; International Conference on Capacity Enhancement for the Social Sciences in Health, Ontario, Canada, 1995; INCLEN Twelfth Annual Scientific Meeting, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 1994; 2nd Asia Pacific Social Sciences & Medicine Conference, Manila, 1994; International Epidemiology Association Global Conference, Sydney, 1993.

In order to develop research capacity in health social science, I have contributed to the following international organisations:

  • Founder & Coordinator, INCLEN (International Clinical Epidemiology Network) Social Science Committee
  • Member, INCLEN Pharmaco-Epidemiology Committee
  • Member, INCLEN Capacity Building Committee
  • Founder & Steering Committee Member, International Forum for Social Sciences in Health
  • Founder & Secretary, Asia Pacific Network of International Forum for Social Sciences in Health
  • Associate Editor, Kluwer Book Publishers Series, International and Cultural Psychology: Topics, Issues and Directions.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Hawaii - USA
  • Bachelor of Arts, United States International University
  • Master of Arts, University of Hawaii - USA

Research

Research keywords

  • environmental distress
  • environmental psychology
  • survey design methods

Research expertise

The theme of linking individual human action with broader social, cultural and political-economic contexts has dominated the inter-disciplinary and transdisciplinary research programs and publications I have developed over the past 21 years at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics. With a 5-year NH&MRC program grant in the 1990s, I designed a community development strategy aimed at reducing the epidemic of heart disease in the Upper Hunter coalfields. This experience taught us that cross-disciplinary perspectives are required to gain a comprehensive understanding of health problems in a dynamic bio-social ecosystem. Working through the Coalfields material, Albrecht, Freeman and I constructed the first transdisciplinary analysis of heart disease, informed by complexity theory, which became a central case study in our pioneering 2001 research text, Health Social Science (Oxford Uni) and a companion volume, Applying Health Social Science (Zed Books). All of the 26 research theses that I have supervised over the past 18 years integrate inter-disciplinary design components linking human action with the dynamics of context. The ARC Discovery Grant (Open Cuts to Land and Culture, 2005-2007) has furthered my extensive collaboration with Connor and Albrecht in which my career-long experience in developing and empirically testing models of human action is being applied to explain Upper Hunter community members responses (perceptions, appraisal, social behaviour) to massive environmental transformation.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111700Public Health And Health Services55
160899Sociology Not Elsewhere Classified30
170199Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified15

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I served as a senior member of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle taking on such roles as: Head of Discipline; Deputy Director of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics; Chair, Postgraduate Education Program; Member of School of Medicine & Public Health Executive; Member, Faculty of Health Board.

In order to develop research capacity in health social science, I have contributed to the following international organisations:

  • Founder & Coordinator, INCLEN (International Clinical Epidemiology Network) Social Science Committee
  • Member, INCLEN Pharmaco-Epidemiology Committee
  • Member, INCLEN Capacity Building Committee
  • Founder & Steering Committee Member, International Forum for Social Sciences in Health
  • Founder & Secretary, Asia Pacific Network of International Forum for Social Sciences in Health
  • Associate Editor, Kluwer Book Publishers Series, International and Cultural Psychology: Topics, Issues and Directions

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • health psychology
  • health social science
  • program evaluation

Teaching expertise

For over twenty years I taught postgraduate courses in health social science, health survey design, transdisciplinary approaches to public health research, and social program evaluation and planning.

I have taken substantial responsibility internationally for establishing the newly emerging perspective of transdisciplinary health social science. I authored the first two textbooks published in this field and have delivered a number of keynote lectures outlining the fields theoretical and methodological underpinnings, including: 2005 World Congress, International Forum for Social Sciences & Health, Istanbul, Turkey; 5th Asia Pacific Social Science & Medicine Conference, Kunming, China, 2002; INCLEN 18th Global Scientific Meeting, Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt, 2002; 4th Asia Pacific Social Science & Medicine Conference, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 1998; 3rd Asia Pacific Social Sciences & Medicine Conference, Perth, 1996; International Conference on Capacity Enhancement for the Social Sciences in Health, Ontario, Canada, 1995; INCLEN Twelfth Annual Scientific Meeting, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 1994; 2nd Asia Pacific Social Sciences & Medicine Conference, Manila, 1994; International Epidemiology Association Global Conference, Sydney, 1993.

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Highlighted Publications

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Higginbotham HN, Connor LH, Albrecht GA, Freeman SR, Agho K, 'Validation of an Environmental Distress Scale', EcoHealth, 3 245-254 (2006) [C1]
2004Byles JE, Tavener MA, O'Connell RL, Nair BR, Higginbotham HN, Jackson CL, et al., 'Randomised controlled trial of health assessments for older Australian veterans and war widows', Medical Journal of Australia, 181 186-190 (2004) [C1]
2002Fletcher R, Higginbotham HN, Dobson A, 'Men's Perceived Health Needs', Journal of Health Psychology: an interdisciplinary, international journal, 7(3) 233-241 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: Richard Fletcher

2001Higginbotham HN, Briceno-Leon R, Johnson N, Applying Health Social Science, Zed Books, New York USA, 285 (2001) [A3]

Publications

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Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2001Higginbotham HN, Albrecht G, Connor L, Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia, 380 (2001) [A3]
2001Higginbotham HN, Briceno-Leon R, Johnson N, Applying Health Social Science, Zed Books, New York USA, 285 (2001) [A3]

Chapter (17 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002Tanaka-Matsumi J, Higginbotham HN, Chang R, 'Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Counseling Across Cultures: A Functional Analytic Approach for Clinical Applications', Counseling Across Cultures, Sage Publications, Inc., United States 337-354 (2002) [B2]
2001Johnson N, Higginbotham HN, Briceno-Leon R, 'Best Practice and Future Innovations in applying Social Science to Advancing the Health of Populations', Applying Health Social Science: Best Practice in the Developing World, Zed Books Limited, London and New York 249-276 (2001) [B1]
2001Higginbotham HN, Freeman SR, Heading G, Saul A, 'Cultural constructions of Risk: Heart Disease in the New South Wales Coalfields, Australia', Applying Health Social Science: Best Practice in the Developing World, Zed Books, London and New York 38-65 (2001) [B1]

Co-authors: Ann Taylor

2001Albrecht G, Higginbotham HN, Freeman SR, 'Transdisciplinary thinking in Health Social Science Research: Definition, Rationale, and Procedures', Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia 70-89 (2001) [B2]
2001Albrecht G, Higginbotham HN, Freeman SR, 'The Hierarchy of Health Influences', Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia 17-46 (2001) [B2]
2001Higginbotham HN, D'Este CA, Saul A, Connor L, 'Strengthening Cross-sectional Studies through Cognitive and Qualitative Methods', Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford Unifversity Press, South Melbourne, Australia 266-303 (2001) [B2]
2001Higginbotham HN, Albrecht G, Freeman SR, 'Heart Disease in Transdisciplinary Perspective', Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia 93-114 (2001) [B2]
2001Connor L, Higginbotham HN, Freeman SR, Albrecht G, 'Pharmaceuticals in Transdisciplinary perspective', Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia 115-150 (2001) [B2]
2001Higginbotham HN, Briceno-Leon R, Johnson N, 'Health Social Science: Transdisciplinary Partnerships for Improving Human Health', Applying Health Social Science: Best Practice in the Developing World, Zed Books Limited, London and New York 3-14 (2001) [B2]
2001Treloar C, Higginbotham HN, 'The Problems and Potential of Transdisciplinary Teams', Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria 151-174 (2001) [B2]
2001Connor L, Treloar C, Higginbotham HN, 'How to perform transdisciplinary research: qualitative study designs and methods', Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria 227-265 (2001) [B2]
2001Albrecht G, Higginbotham HN, 'Situating Health and Illness', Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia 3-16 (2001) [B2]
2001Higginbotham HN, Willms D, Sewankambo N, 'Transdisciplinary Research in the Community', Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria 175-199 (2001) [B2]
2001Byles JE, Higginbotham HN, Heller R, 'How to perform transdisciplinary research: Epidemiological study designs', Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria 206-226 (2001) [B2]

Co-authors: Julie Byles

2001Albrecht G, Higginbotham HN, 'Complexity and Human health: Across the Health Hierarchy', Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia 47-69 (2001) [B2]
2001Porteous J, Higginbotham HN, Freeman SR, Connor L, 'Qualitative Case-control and Case-study Designs', Health Social Science:" A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria 304-339 (2001) [B2]
2001Higginbotham HN, Albrecht G, Connor L, 'Conclusion: The Future and Health Social Science', Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia 340-343 (2001) [B2]
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Journal article (42 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Connor LH, Higginbotham N, ' ┬┐Natural cycles┬┐ in lay understandings of climate change', Global Environmental Change, 23 1852-1861 (2013) [C1]
2013Bailey K, Higginbotham N, 'How and Why People Change: Foundations of Psychological Therapy', JOURNAL OF PACIFIC RIM PSYCHOLOGY, 7 73-74 (2013) [C3]
2010Higginbotham HN, Freeman SR, Connor L, Albrecht G, 'Environmental injustice and air pollution in coal affected communities, Hunter Valley, Australia', Health and Place, 16 259-266 (2010) [C1]
2009Connor L, Freeman SR, Higginbotham HN, 'Not just a coalmine: Shifting grounds of community opposition to coal mining in Southeastern Australia', Ethnos, 74 490-513 (2009) [C1]
2008Stain HJ, Kelly BJ, Lewin TJ, Higginbotham HN, Beard JR, Hourihan F, 'Social networks and mental health among a farming population', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 43 843-849 (2008) [C1]
2008Lane P, Stain HJ, Kelly BJ, Lewin TJ, Higginbotham HN, 'Creating a database to facilitate multilevel analyses of mental health determinants and outcomes in rural and remote areas', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 16 207-212 (2008) [C1]
2008Connor LH, Higginbotham HN, Freeman SR, Albrecht GA, 'Watercourses and discourses: Coalmining in the Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales', Oceania, 78 76-90 (2008) [C1]
2008Sartore G-M, Kelly BJ, Stain HJ, Albrecht GA, Higginbotham HN, 'Control, uncertainty, and expectations for the future: A qualitative study of the impact of drought on a rural Australian community', Rural and Remote Health, 8 1-14 (2008) [C1]
2007Albrecht GA, Sartore G-M, Connor LH, Higginbotham HN, Freeman SR, Kelly BJ, et al., 'Solastalgia: The distress caused by environmental change', Australasian Psychiatry, 15 S95-S98 (2007) [C1]
2007James CL, Mackenzie LA, Higginbotham HN, 'Health professionals' attitudes and practices in relation to functional capacity evaluations', Work, 29 81-87 (2007) [C1]

Co-authors: Carole James

2006Higginbotham HN, Connor LH, Albrecht GA, Freeman SR, Agho K, 'Validation of an Environmental Distress Scale', EcoHealth, 3 245-254 (2006) [C1]
2005Higginbotham HN, 'Social marketing principles and practice (book review)', Drug and Alcohol Review, 24 201-202 (2005) [C3]
2004Byles JE, Tavener MA, O'Connell RL, Nair BR, Higginbotham HN, Jackson CL, et al., 'Randomised controlled trial of health assessments for older Australian veterans and war widows', Medical Journal of Australia, 181 186-190 (2004) [C1]
2004Albrecht GA, Higginbotham HN, Cashman P, Flint K, 'Evolution of transdisciplinarity and ecosystem health at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia', EcoHealth, 1 S23-S29 (2004) [C1]
2004Osmotherly PG, Higginbotham HN, 'Assessing patient intention to perform a home based exercise program for back and shoulder pain', Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 20 57-71 (2004) [C1]
2004Harris G, Connor LH, Bisits AM, Higginbotham HN, ''Seeing the baby': Pleasures and dilemmas of ultrasound technologies for primiparous Australian women', Medical Anthropology Quarterly: international journal for the cultural and social analysis of health, 18 23-47 (2004) [C1]
2004Connor LH, Albrecht GA, Higginbotham HN, Freeman SR, Smith WT, 'Environmental change and Human health in Upper Hunter communities of New South Wales, Australia', EcoHealth, 1 SU47-SU58 (2004) [C1]
2004Howteerakul N, Higginbotham HN, Dibley MJ, 'Antimicrobial use in children under five years with diarrhoea in a central region province, Thailand', Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 35 181-187 (2004) [C2]
2003Howteerakul N, Higginbotham HN, Freeman SR, Dibley MJ, 'ORS is never enough: physician rationales for altering standard threatment guidelines when managing childhood diarrhoea in Thailand', Social Science & Medicine, 1031-1044 (2003) [C1]
2003Winzenberg T, Higginbotham HN, 'Factors affecting the intention of providers to deliver more effective continuing medical education to general practitioners: a pilot study', BMC Medical Education, 3 1-12 (2003) [C1]
2002McClean W, Higginbotham HN, 'Prevalence of pain among nursing home residents in rural New South Wales', Medical Journal of Australia, 177 17-20 (2002) [C1]
2002Mackenzie L, Byles JE, Higginbotham HN, 'Professional Perceptions About Home Safety: Cross-National Validation of the Home Falls and Accidents Screening Tool (HOME FAST)', Journal of Allied Health, 31(1) 22-28 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: Julie Byles

2002Fletcher R, Higginbotham HN, Dobson A, 'Men's Perceived Health Needs', Journal of Health Psychology: an interdisciplinary, international journal, 7(3) 233-241 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: Richard Fletcher

2002Mackenzie L, Byles JE, Higginbotham HN, 'A Prospective Community-Based Study of Falls Among Older People in Australia: Frequency, Circumstances, and Consequences', OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 22(4) 143-152 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: Julie Byles

2002Mackenzie L, Byles JE, Higginbotham HN, 'Reliability of the Home Falls and Accidents Screening Tool (HOME FAST) for identifying older people at increased risk of falls', Disability and Rehabilitation, 24(5) 266-274 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: Julie Byles

2002Plotnikoff R, Higginbotham HN, 'Protection Motivation Theory and exercise behaviour change for the prevention of coronary heart disease in a high-risk, Australian representative community sample of adults', Psychology, Health & Medicine, 7(1) 87-98 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: Ron Plotnikoff

2002Byles JE, Tavener MA, Fitzgerald PE, Nair BR, Higginbotham HN, Jackson C, et al., 'A checklist for comprehensive health assessment for the over 70's', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 21 14-20 (2002) [C1]
2001Fletcher R, Higginbotham HN, 'Men's perceived health needs', NSW Public Health Bulletin, 12 327-329 (2001) [C1]
2001Serquina-Ramiro L, Kasniyah N, Inthusoma T, Higginbotham HN, Streiner D, Nichter M, Freeman SR, 'Measles Immunization Acceptance in Southeast Asia: Past patterns and future challenges', Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 32 791-804 (2001) [C3]
2000Mackenzie LA, Byles JE, Higginbotham HN, 'Designing the Home Falls and Accidents Screening Tool (HOME FAST): Selecting the items', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63 (6) 260-269 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: Julie Byles

2000Treloar CJ, Champness S, Simpson P, Higginbotham HN, 'Critical Appraisal Checklist for Qualitative Research Studies', Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 67 347-351 (2000) [C1]
2000Mukti A, Treloar CJ, Suprawimbarti, Asdie A, D'Este CA, Higginbotham HN, Heller RF, 'A Universal Precautions Education Intervention for Health Workers in Sradjito and PKU Hospital Indonesia', Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 31 1-7 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: Catherine DEste

2000Byles JE, Higginbotham HN, Goodger BG, Tavener MA, Conrad A, Schofield P, Anthony DM, 'Development of a depression scale for veterans and war widows', International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 7 256-270 (2000) [C1]
2000Saradamma R, Higginbotham HN, Nichter M, 'Social factors influencing the acquisition of antibiotics without prescription in Kerala State, south India', Social Science & Medicine, 50 891-903 (2000) [C1]
2000Mackenzie LA, Byles JE, Higginbotham HN, 'Designing a home safety screening instrument, stage one: Item generation', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63 260-269 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: Julie Byles

2000Mackenzie LA, Byles JE, Higginbotham HN, 'A comparison of self-report and prospective recording using a calendar, to measure falls, trips, accidents and injuries experienced by older people in the community', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 19 No.4 6-7 (2000) [C2]

Co-authors: Julie Byles

1999Higginbotham HN, Heading G, McElduff P, Dobson A, Heller RF, 'Reducing Coronary Heart Disease in the Australian Coalfields: Evaluation of a Ten-Year Community Intervention', Social Science and Medicine, 48 683-692 (1999) [C1]
1999Goodger BG, Byles JE, Higginbotham HN, Mishra G, 'Assessment of a Brief Scale to Measure Social Support Among Older People', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 23 260-265 (1999) [C1]

Co-authors: Julie Byles

1998Albrecht GA, Freeman S, Higginbotham N, 'Complexity and human health: the case for a transdisciplinary paradigm', Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 22 55-92 (1998) [C1]
1998Sarwano S, Broto P, Soemitro D, Higginbotham HN, 'A social psychological study of diarrhoeal disease in Jakarta, Indonesia: A test of cognitive dissonance theory', South Pacific Journal of Psychology, 10(2) 68-70 (1998) [C1]
1998Plotnikoff R, Higginbotham HN, 'Protection motivation theory and the prediction of exercise and low-fat diet behaviours among Australian cardiac patients', Psychology and Health, 13 411-429 (1998) [C1]

Co-authors: Ron Plotnikoff

1998Raymond D, Henry R, Higginbotham HN, Coory M, 'Predicting readmission to hospital with asthma', Journal of Paediatric Child Health, 34 534-538 (1998) [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Albrecht GA, Higginbotham HN, Connor LH, Freeman SR, 'Social and cultural perspectives on eco-health', International Encyclopedia of Public Health (2008) [D1]

Conference (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Connor LH, Higginbotham HN, Freeman SR, 'Mining community at Anvil Hill: State, civil society and global governance', AAS Conference 2007: Transforming Economies, Changing States. Abstracts, Canberra, ACT (2007) [E3]
2007Connor LH, Higginbotham HN, Freeman SR, 'Hunter Valley localities, environmentalism, and the Asia-Pacific coal economy', Asia Pacific Sociological Association: Asia Pacific Region: Societies in Transformation. Abstracts, Penang, Malaysia (2007) [E3]
2007Connor LH, Higginbotham HN, Albrecht GA, Freeman SR, 'Water, coal mines and human health in the Upper Hunter Valley', 2nd Biennial Conference, Environmental Health in Hunter New England. Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E3]
2007Stain HJ, Kelly BJ, Lewin TJ, Higginbotham HN, 'Community connectedness and mental health in a farming population', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Melbourne (2007) [E3]
2007Higginbotham HN, Connor LH, Freeman SR, Albrecht GA, 'Clearing the air: Health studies and the environment in coal communities in the Hunter', Asia Pacific Eco Health Conference 2007 Ecology and Health: People and Places in a Changing World. Abstracts, Deakin University, VIC (2007) [E3]
2006Stain HJ, Higginbotham HN, Lewin TJ, Kelly BJ, Lane P, 'Multilevel modeling of rural mental health', Acta Neuropsychiatria, Sydney (2006) [E3]
2005Sartore G-M, Stain HJ, Kelly BJ, Higginbotham HN, Albrecht GA, Tonna AM, 'Drought, the environment and mental health in a rural NSW Community', Abstracts for The Royal Australian & NZ College of Psychiatrists Joint CINP/ASPR Scientific Meeting, Brisbane (2005) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants15
Total funding$1,992,241

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2008 (2 grants)

Climate change, place and community: An ethnographic study of the Hunter Valley, New South Wales$135,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Linda Connor, Conjoint Professor Glenn Albrecht, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$135,00020082011
GNo:G0187498

Climate change, place and community: An ethnographic study of the Hunter Valley, New South Wales$83,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Linda Connor, Professor Glen Albrecht, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$83,00020082011
GNo:G1000060

2005 (2 grants)

Open Cuts to Land and Culture: Rural Community Engagement with Large-Scale Industrial Development.$122,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Linda Connor, Conjoint Professor Glenn Albrecht, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$122,00020052007
GNo:G0184379

The effect of drought on rural and remote Australian communities$9,421
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Brian Kelly, Associate Professor Helen Stain, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Conjoint Professor Glenn Albrecht
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,42120052005
GNo:G0184757

2004 (2 grants)

Changing diets, levels of activity and environments and their relationship to the emergence of adolescent overweight and obesity in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam$273,806
Funding Body: Nestle Foundation

Project Team
Dr Hong Tang, Doctor Michael Dibley, Mr Kim Nguyen, Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Dr Thanh Phan Nguyen, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$273,80620042009
GNo:G0184894

Psychological and social monitoring of Hunter environmental change.$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Professor Linda Connor, Conjoint Professor Glenn Albrecht, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith, Doctor Craig Dalton
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020042004
GNo:G0183538

2003 (1 grants)

Relating Ecological and Human Distress Syndromes: a Pilot Investigation in Upper Hunter Communities Exposed to Large Scale Industrial and Mining Activity$14,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Professor Linda Connor, Conjoint Professor Glenn Albrecht, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,00020032003
GNo:G0182454

2001 (2 grants)

School-Based Education Program to Prevent the Uptake of Smoking by Male Junior High School Students in Yogyakarta, Indonesia$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020012001
GNo:G0179983

Impact of electronic information on patient health seeking behaviour, decision-making & wellbeing.$9,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Dr Anni Dugdale, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,00020012001
GNo:G0180029

2000 (2 grants)

Anthropometric status of adult men and women in Vietnam and the relationship between levels of body mass indicator and risk of morbitity in adults(Scholarship)$89,840
Funding Body: Wellcome Trust

Project Team
Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Doctor Michael Dibley
SchemeRole
Senior Research Fellowship in Medical ScienceChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$89,84020002002
GNo:G0179014

Conceptions of Nourishment During Pregnancy Among Primiparous Australian Women of English-Speaking Backgrounds: Influence of Social Class and Sources of Health$12,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Professor Linda Connor, Doctor Michael Dibley, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020002000
GNo:G0178954

1995 (2 grants)

International Forum for Social Sciences in Health$94,500
Funding Body: Ford Foundation

Project Team
Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$94,50019951995
GNo:G0175412

Social Science Twinning Project$73,673
Funding Body: International Clinical Epidemiology Network

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Richard Heller, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$73,67319951995
GNo:G0176109

1994 (1 grants)

Planning proposal to set an initial agenda for Asia and the Pacific Regions of the International Forum for Social Sciences in Health.$51,000
Funding Body: Ford Foundation

Project Team
Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$51,00019941994
GNo:G0173361

1990 (1 grants)

Implementation and Evaluation of Various Strategies to prevent Heart Disease$1,000,001
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Richard Heller, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Emeritus Professor Annette Dobson
SchemeRole
PHRDC Project Grant (Defunct)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,000,00119901995
GNo:G0175454
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2006PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Principal SupervisorSmoking Inoculation Program to Prevent the Uptake of Smoking Among Junior High School Students in Yogyakarta Municipality, Indonesia
2003Masters Public Health Not Elswr Classi
University of Notre Dame Australia - The
Principal SupervisorVeteran satisfaction with a home based preventive care intervention
2002PHD Public Health Not Elswr Classi
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorHome hazards and falls prevention in home-based health assessments for older people in the community
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Associate Professor Howard (Nick) Higginbotham

Work Phone(02) 40420558
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PositionAssociate Professor
Public Health/CCEB
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPublic Health
Office
HMRI Building W-4 John Hunter Hospital,
HMRI Building,
John Hunter Hospital Campus
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/nick-higginbotham