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

Code Description Percentage
160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified 30
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified 15
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 55

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/11/1987 - 1/07/2005 Associate Professor University 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)

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

Chapter (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2002 Tanaka-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]
2001 Connor 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]
2001 Albrecht 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]
2001 Albrecht 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]
2001 Higginbotham 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]
2001 Albrecht 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]
2001 Albrecht 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]
2001 Higginbotham 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-authors Ann Taylor, Catherine Deste
2001 Connor 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]
2001 Byles 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
2001 Higginbotham 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]
2001 Treloar 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]
2001 Porteous 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]
2001 Higginbotham 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]
2001 Higginbotham 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
2001 Higginbotham 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]
2001 Johnson 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Connor LH, Higginbotham N, '¿Natural cycles¿ in lay understandings of climate change', Global Environmental Change, 23 1852-1861 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.07.002
Citations Scopus - 5
2013 Bailey K, Higginbotham N, 'How and Why People Change: Foundations of Psychological Therapy', JOURNAL OF PACIFIC RIM PSYCHOLOGY, 7 73-74 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1017/prp.2013.7
2010 Higginbotham 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.10.007
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 15
2009 Connor 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]
DOI 10.1080/00141840903202132
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 11
2008 Lane 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2008.00977.x
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Helen Stain, Brian Kelly, Terry Lewin
2008 Sartore 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]
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Helen Stain, Brian Kelly
2008 Sartore 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-authors Brian Kelly, Helen Stain
2008 Connor 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]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 8
2008 Sartore 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]
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Helen Stain
2008 Stain 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]
DOI 10.1007/s00127-008-0374-5
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Terry Lewin, Helen Stain
2007 Albrecht 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]
DOI 10.1080/10398560701701288
Co-authors Helen Stain, Brian Kelly
2007 James 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
2006 Higginbotham HN, Connor LH, Albrecht GA, Freeman SR, Agho K, 'Validation of an Environmental Distress Scale', EcoHealth, 3 245-254 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10393-006-0069-x
2005 Higginbotham HN, 'Social marketing principles and practice (book review)', Drug and Alcohol Review, 24 201-202 (2005) [C3]
2004 Byles 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]
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Meredith Tavener, Julie Byles
2004 Howteerakul 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]
Citations Scopus - 9
2004 Harris 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]
DOI 10.1525/maq.2004.18.1.23
Citations Web of Science - 15
2004 Osmotherly 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]
DOI 10.1080/09593980490425111
Co-authors Peter Osmotherly
2004 Connor 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]
DOI 10.1007/s10393-004-0053-2
Co-authors Wayne Smith
2004 Albrecht 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]
DOI 10.1007/s10393-004-0109-3
2003 Winzenberg 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]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6920-3-11
2003 Howteerakul 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]
DOI 10.1016/S0277-9536(02)00478-1
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 20
2002 Plotnikoff 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]
Citations Scopus - 36
Co-authors Ron Plotnikoff
2002 McClean W, Higginbotham HN, 'Prevalence of pain among nursing home residents in rural New South Wales', Medical Journal of Australia, 177 17-20 (2002) [C1]
2002 Fletcher R, Higginbotham HN, Dobson A, 'Men's Perceived Health Needs', Journal of Health Psychology: an interdisciplinary, international journal, 7(3) 233-241 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Richard Fletcher
2002 Mackenzie 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]
Citations Scopus - 8
Co-authors Julie Byles
2002 Mackenzie 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]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Julie Byles
2002 Byles 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]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Meredith Tavener, Julie Byles
2002 Mackenzie 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]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Julie Byles
2001 Serquina-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]
2001 Fletcher R, Higginbotham HN, 'Men's perceived health needs', NSW Public Health Bulletin, 12 327-329 (2001) [C1]
2000 Treloar CJ, Champness S, Simpson P, Higginbotham HN, 'Critical Appraisal Checklist for Qualitative Research Studies', Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 67 347-351 (2000) [C1]
2000 Mukti 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
2000 Saradamma 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]
2000 Mackenzie 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
2000 Mackenzie 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
2000 Mackenzie 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
2000 Byles 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]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Julie Byles, Peter Schofield, Meredith Tavener
1999 Higginbotham 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]
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff
1999 Goodger 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
1998 Albrecht GA, Freeman S, Higginbotham N, 'Complexity and human health: the case for a transdisciplinary paradigm', Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 22 55-92 (1998) [C1]
1998 Raymond D, Henry R, Higginbotham HN, Coory M, 'Predicting readmission to hospital with asthma', Journal of Paediatric Child Health, 34 534-538 (1998) [C1]
1998 Plotnikoff 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]
Citations Scopus - 54Web of Science - 42
Co-authors Ron Plotnikoff
1998 Sarwano 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)

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

Conference (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Connor 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]
2007 Connor 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]
2007 Higginbotham 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]
2007 Connor 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]
2007 Stain 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-authors Helen Stain, Terry Lewin, Brian Kelly
2006 Stain HJ, Higginbotham HN, Lewin TJ, Kelly BJ, Lane P, 'Multilevel modeling of rural mental health', Acta Neuropsychiatria, Sydney (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Stain, Brian Kelly, Terry Lewin
2005 Sartore 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-authors Brian Kelly, Helen Stain
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 15
Total funding $1,992,241

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


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 body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Linda Connor, Conjoint Professor Glenn Albrecht, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0187498
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Linda Connor, Professor Glen Albrecht, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G1000060
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Linda Connor, Conjoint Professor Glenn Albrecht, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184379
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Brian Kelly, Associate Professor Helen Stain, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Conjoint Professor Glenn Albrecht
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184757
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 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
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184894
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

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
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183538
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Professor Linda Connor, Conjoint Professor Glenn Albrecht, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182454
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179983
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Dr Anni Dugdale, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180029
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body Wellcome Trust
Project Team Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Doctor Michael Dibley
Scheme Senior Research Fellowship in Medical Science
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179014
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

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 body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Professor Linda Connor, Doctor Michael Dibley, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178954
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19952 grants / $168,173

International Forum for Social Sciences in Health$94,500

Funding body: Ford Foundation

Funding body Ford Foundation
Project Team Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175412
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

Social Science Twinning Project$73,673

Funding body: International Clinical Epidemiology Network

Funding body International Clinical Epidemiology Network
Project Team Emeritus Professor Richard Heller, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0176109
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

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 body Ford Foundation
Project Team Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0173361
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

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 body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Richard Heller, Associate Professor Nick Higginbotham, Emeritus Professor Annette Dobson
Scheme PHRDC Project Grant (Defunct)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1990
Funding Finish 1990
GNo G0175454
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed3
Current0

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2006 PhD Smoking Inoculation Program to Prevent the Uptake of Smoking Among Junior High School Students in Yogyakarta Municipality, Indonesia
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2003 Masters Veteran satisfaction with a home based preventive care intervention
Public Health Not Elswr Classi, The University of Notre Dame Australia
Principal Supervisor
2002 PhD Home 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

Email nick.higginbotham@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40420558

Office

Room HMRI Building W-4 John Hunter Hospital
Building HMRI Building
Location John Hunter Hospital Campus

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