Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham

Associate Professor

School of Medicine and Public Health (Public Health)

Career Summary

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.

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.

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.

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



Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • environmental distress
  • environmental psychology
  • health psychology
  • health social science
  • program evaluation
  • survey design methods

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160899Sociology not elsewhere classified30
170199Psychology not elsewhere classified15
111799Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified55

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/07/2015 - 31/12/2015Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
12/10/2013 - 2/11/2013Casual Academic Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/10/2013 - 30/12/2013StatisticianUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/03/2012 - 8/06/2012Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
10/02/2010 - 17/12/2010Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
27/07/2009 - 4/12/2009Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/07/2006Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/11/1987 - 1/07/2005Associate ProfessorUniversity of South Australia
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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, 'Situating Health and Illness', Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia 3-16 (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]
Co-authorsCatherine Deste, Ann Taylor
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]
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-authorsJulie Byles
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]
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]
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]
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-authorsAnn Taylor
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]
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]
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Journal article (44 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Connor LH, Higginbotham N, '¿Natural cycles¿ in lay understandings of climate change', Global Environmental Change, 23 1852-1861 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.07.002
CitationsScopus - 5
2013Bailey K, Higginbotham N, 'How and Why People Change: Foundations of Psychological Therapy', JOURNAL OF PACIFIC RIM PSYCHOLOGY, 7 73-74 (2013) [C3]
DOI10.1017/prp.2013.7Author URL
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]
DOI10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.10.007
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 15
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]
DOI10.1080/00141840903202132
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 11
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]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1584.2008.00977.x
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsHelen Stain, Terry Lewin, Brian Kelly
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]
CitationsScopus - 33Web of Science - 23
Co-authorsHelen Stain, Brian Kelly
2008Sartore GM, Kelly B, Stain H, Albrecht G, Higginbotham N, 'Control, uncertainty, and expectations for the future: a qualitative study of the impact of drought on a rural Australian community.', Rural and remote health, 8 950-. (2008) [C1]
Co-authorsHelen Stain, Brian Kelly
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]
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 8
2008Sartore GM, Kelly B, Stain H, Albrecht G, Higginbotham N, 'Control, uncertainty, and expectations for the future: a qualitative study of the impact of drought on a rural Australian community.', Rural and remote health, 8 950-. (2008) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 33Web of Science - 23
Co-authorsHelen Stain, Brian Kelly
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]
DOI10.1007/s00127-008-0374-5
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsBrian Kelly, Terry Lewin, Helen Stain
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]
DOI10.1080/10398560701701288
Co-authorsHelen Stain, Brian Kelly
2007James CL, Mackenzie LA, Higginbotham HN, 'Health professionals' attitudes and practices in relation to functional capacity evaluations', Work, 29 81-87 (2007) [C1]
Co-authorsCarole James
2006Higginbotham HN, Connor LH, Albrecht GA, Freeman SR, Agho K, 'Validation of an Environmental Distress Scale', EcoHealth, 3 245-254 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10393-006-0069-x
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]
CitationsScopus - 33Web of Science - 27
Co-authorsMeredith Tavener, Julie Byles
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]
CitationsScopus - 9
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]
DOI10.1525/maq.2004.18.1.23
CitationsWeb of Science - 15
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]
DOI10.1080/09593980490425111
Co-authorsPeter Osmotherly
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]
DOI10.1007/s10393-004-0053-2
Co-authorsWayne Smith
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]
DOI10.1007/s10393-004-0109-3
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]
DOI10.1186/1472-6920-3-11
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]
DOI10.1016/S0277-9536(02)00478-1
CitationsScopus - 22Web of Science - 19
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]
CitationsScopus - 36
Co-authorsRon Plotnikoff
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]
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]
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsRichard Fletcher
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]
CitationsScopus - 8
Co-authorsJulie 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]
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsJulie Byles
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]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsMeredith Tavener, Julie Byles
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]
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsJulie Byles
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]
2001Fletcher R, Higginbotham HN, 'Men's perceived health needs', NSW Public Health Bulletin, 12 327-329 (2001) [C1]
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-authorsCatherine Deste
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 the Home Falls and Accidents Screening Tool (HOME FAST): Selecting the items', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63 (6) 260-269 (2000) [C1]
Co-authorsJulie Byles
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-authorsJulie 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-authorsJulie Byles
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]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsJulie Byles, Meredith Tavener, Peter Schofield
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]
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 9
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-authorsJulie 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]
1998Raymond D, Henry R, Higginbotham HN, Coory M, 'Predicting readmission to hospital with asthma', Journal of Paediatric Child Health, 34 534-538 (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]
CitationsScopus - 54Web of Science - 42
Co-authorsRon Plotnikoff
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]
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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, 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Co-authorsHelen Stain, Terry Lewin, Brian Kelly
2006Stain HJ, Higginbotham HN, Lewin TJ, Kelly BJ, Lane P, 'Multilevel modeling of rural mental health', Acta Neuropsychiatria, Sydney (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsTerry Lewin, Brian Kelly, Helen Stain
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]
Co-authorsHelen Stain, Brian Kelly
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants15
Total funding$1,992,241

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20082 grants / $218,000

Climate change, place and community: An ethnographic study of the Hunter Valley, New South Wales$135,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Linda Connor, Conjoint Professor Glenn Albrecht, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0187498
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Climate change, place and community: An ethnographic study of the Hunter Valley, New South Wales$83,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Linda Connor, Professor Glen Albrecht, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG1000060
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20052 grants / $131,421

Open Cuts to Land and Culture: Rural Community Engagement with Large-Scale Industrial Development.$122,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Linda Connor, Conjoint Professor Glenn Albrecht, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184379
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

The effect of drought on rural and remote Australian communities$9,421

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Brian Kelly, Associate Professor Helen Stain, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Conjoint Professor Glenn Albrecht
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184757
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20042 grants / $288,806

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

Funding bodyNestle Foundation
Project TeamDr Hong Tang, Doctor Michael Dibley, Mr Kim Nguyen, Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Dr Thanh Phan Nguyen, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184894
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

Psychological and social monitoring of Hunter environmental change.$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Professor Linda Connor, Conjoint Professor Glenn Albrecht, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith, Doctor Craig Dalton
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183538
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $14,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Professor Linda Connor, Conjoint Professor Glenn Albrecht, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182454
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20012 grants / $19,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0179983
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Impact of electronic information on patient health seeking behaviour, decision-making & wellbeing.$9,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDr Anni Dugdale, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180029
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20002 grants / $101,840

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

Funding bodyWellcome Trust
Project TeamAssociate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Doctor Michael Dibley
SchemeSenior Research Fellowship in Medical Science
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0179014
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

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)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Professor Linda Connor, Doctor Michael Dibley, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178954
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

19952 grants / $168,173

International Forum for Social Sciences in Health$94,500

Funding body: Ford Foundation

Funding bodyFord Foundation
Project TeamAssociate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0175412
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

Social Science Twinning Project$73,673

Funding body: International Clinical Epidemiology Network

Funding bodyInternational Clinical Epidemiology Network
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Richard Heller, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0176109
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

19941 grants / $51,000

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

Funding bodyFord Foundation
Project TeamAssociate Professor Nick Higginbotham
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0173361
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

19901 grants / $1,000,001

Implementation and Evaluation of Various Strategies to prevent Heart Disease$1,000,001

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Richard Heller, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Emeritus Professor Annette Dobson
SchemePHRDC Project Grant (Defunct)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1990
Funding Finish1990
GNoG0175454
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY
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Research Supervision

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2006Smoking Inoculation Program to Prevent the Uptake of Smoking Among Junior High School Students in Yogyakarta Municipality, Indonesia
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2003Veteran satisfaction with a home based preventive care intervention
Public Health Not Elswr Classi, The University of Notre Dame Australia
Principal Supervisor
2002Home hazards and falls prevention in home-based health assessments for older people in the community
Public Health Not Elswr Classi, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham

Position

Associate Professor
Public Health/CCEB
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Public Health

Contact Details

Emailnick.higginbotham@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 40420558

Office

RoomHMRI Building W-4 John Hunter Hospital
BuildingHMRI Building
LocationJohn Hunter Hospital Campus

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