Dr Alison Beck

Dr Alison Beck

Project Manager

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Alison Beck is an early-mid career researcher with part-time appointments at the University of Newcastle and University of Wollongong. She is a registered Clinical Psychologist, a member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists and is currently undertaking a PhD (Psychiatry) through the University of Newcastle. Dr Beck has considerable clinical and research experience working with adults with severe mental illness and/ or substance related disorders. She has been involved in the development, delivery and/ or evaluation of psychological interventions since 2005, including two NHMRC funded clinical trials. 

Dr Beck completed a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Newcastle in 2004 and was awarded first class honours and a faculty medal. After completing her Professional Doctorate (Clinical Psychology) in 2009, she secured a competitive postdoctoral position at The Spectrum Centre, Lancaster University, UK. As part of her role, she worked as a facilitator on a group therapy trial for adults with experience of bipolar disorder. Upon returning to Australia, she has worked as a facilitator on a pilot trial of a group therapy intervention for adults in residential drug and alcohol settings (focusing on diet, exercise and smoking), as a Clinical Psychologist on the Mood Disorders Unit, Northside Clinic, Greenwich and more recently, as a contract Clinical Psychologist at the R.E.A.D. Clinic, Erina.  She is currently the trial-coordinator for a SMART Recovery project developing and evaluating an mHealth Routine Outcome Monitoring system. 

Dr Beck has published 20 peer-reviewed journal articles (10 as primary/ senior author), including the first systematic review of SMART Recovery evaluation articles. She has also contributed to four treatment manuals, more than twenty conference proceedings and has secured over $600,000 in funding as CI or AI. She provides regular peer reviews for a range of leading journals, including Psychological Medicine, Addiction and Addictive Behaviors.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Addiction
  • Behaviour Change
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychiatry
  • Substance Use

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 25
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified 45
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
8/01/2018 -  Trial Co-ordinator

Routine outcome monitoring (ROM) plus feedback in SMART Recovery Australia: A feasibility study examining Smart Track. This is a mixed-methods open pilot study examining the use of a novel mHealth Routine Outcome Monitoring and Feedback app (“Smart Track”) in SMART Recovery mutual support groups in New South Wales, Australia. The aim of this study is to develop and then examine the feasibility and acceptability of using a mHealth routine outcome monitoring and feedback app in SMART Recovery mutual support groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the conceptualisation, development and modification of a mHealth ROM and feedback app for adults with experience of addictive behaviours
  • Engaging study sites and taking responsibility for managing recruitment across the 22 SMART Recovery groups held across the 12 study sites (including conducting all screening, consent and enrolment procedures)
  • Offering training and support in the use of the app to facilitators and participants across the study sites
  • Conducting baseline and follow-up assessments with study participants
  • Leading a paper detailing the theoretical underpinnings and participatory research methods used to inform app development
  • Contributing significantly to the protocol for the pilot study
Project management activities (e.g. applications for ethics, site-specific approvals and trial registration; progress monitoring reports for funding bodies and ethics committees; monitoring data transmission and participant accrual, chairing and participating in project management meetings and the steering committee).

University of Wollongong
School of Psychology
Australia
26/05/2014 - 8/06/2018 Clinical Psychologist

The R.E.A.D. Clinic, Erina was established over 25 years ago by child psychologist, author and media personality, Dr John Irvine, and his brother, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Warwick Irvine. Today the Clinic is the longest established and largest private psychology practice on the NSW Central Coast.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing evidence based assessment and intervention for adults with complex psychological problems (including mood disorders, substance misuse and anxiety)

R.E.A.D. Clinic
Australia
2/07/2012 - 30/05/2014 Clinical Psychologist

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and facilitating a range of evidence based group therapy sessions
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team to plan and deliver brief, focused, evidence based interventions with individual clients
  • Offering support and guidance to intern psychologists

Northside Clinic (Mood Disorders Unit)
Australia
5/03/2012 - 31/08/2012 Group Facilitator/ Research Assistant

‘Healthy Recovery’ was a four month pilot group therapy programme led by Dr Peter Kelly in collaboration with the Salvation Army. The aim was to provide pilot data on an 8 session group therapy programme designed to assist individuals in residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation programmes to stop smoking and improve their diet and activity levels.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating an eight session group therapy programme with up to 10 clients per group
  • Developing resources to support the delivery of the group programme
  • Using a range of psychometrically validated measures to conduct comprehensive baseline assessments
  • Weekly carbon monoxide monitoring

University of Wollongong
School of Psychology
Australia
5/04/2010 - 30/11/2011 Senior Research Associate

The Spectrum Centre is dedicated to psychological research into bipolar disorder and associated conditions. Key roles of the Spectrum Centre include a) the development, evaluation and dissemination of novel support options for service users and their families b) research into the psychological factors involved in the onset and maintenance of bipolar spectrum disorders and c) education and training.

Responsibilities

  • Working alongside a psychiatric nurse and service user to facilitate both arms (psychoeducation and peer support) of a 21 session group therapy trial
  • Listening to SCID interviews and providing clinical feedback to junior staff members
  • Leading on the design and development of a case series study to explore a recovery focused CBT intervention
  • Writing grant applications for competitive funding bodies (including the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council)

Special Projects

  • Working with Prof Steven Jones to co-edit a Special Edition (Self Management) for the Journal of Mental Health
  • Implementing and co-ordinating monthly peer clinical supervision sessions

Lancaster University
Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research
United Kingdom
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Publications

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


Journal article (21 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Britton B, Baker AL, Wolfenden L, Wratten C, Bauer J, Beck AK, et al., 'A Randomised Controlled Trial of a Health Behaviour Change Intervention Provided by Dietitians to Improve Nutrition in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Radiotherapy (TROG 12.03) Reply', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 103 1283-1284 (2019)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.12.017
Co-authors Kristen Mccarter, Christopher Oldmeadow, Amanda Baker, Gregory Carter, Benjamin Britton, Luke Wolfenden
2019 Beck AK, Forbes E, Baker AL, Britton B, Oldmeadow C, Carter G, 'Adapted motivational interviewing for brief healthcare consultations: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of treatment fidelity in real-world evaluations of behaviour change counselling', BMJ OPEN, 9 (2019)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028417
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Benjamin Britton, Gregory Carter, Christopher Oldmeadow
2019 Kelly PJ, Baker AL, Townsend CJ, Deane FP, Callister R, Collins CE, et al., 'Healthy Recovery: A Pilot Study of a Smoking and Other Health Behavior Change Intervention for People Attending Residential Alcohol and Other Substance Dependence Treatment', JOURNAL OF DUAL DIAGNOSIS, 15 207-216 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/15504263.2019.1612537
Co-authors Clare Collins, Amanda Baker, Robin Callister
2018 McCarter KL, Baker A, Britton B, Halpin S, Beck A, Carter G, et al., 'Head and neck cancer patient experience of a new dietitian-delivered health behaviour intervention: "You know you have to eat to survive ', SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, 26 2167-2175 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00520-017-4029-5
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Benjamin Britton, Luke Wolfenden, Gregory Carter, Kristen Mccarter, Sean Halpin, Amanda Baker
2018 McCarter KL, Baker A, Britton B, Beck A, Carter G, Bauer J, et al., 'Effectiveness of clinical practice change strategies in improving dietitian care for head and neck cancer patients according to evidence based clinical guidelines: A stepped wedge randomised controlled trial.', Translational Behavioral Medicine, 8 166-174 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/tbm/ibx016
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Liz Holliday, Luke Wolfenden, Benjamin Britton, Gregory Carter, Kristen Mccarter, Christopher Oldmeadow, Sean Halpin
2018 Murray R, Baker A, Halpin S, Britton B, McCarter K, Palazzi K, Beck AK, 'Therapeutic Alliance between Dietitians and Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: The Effect of Training in a Health Behavior Change Intervention', Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 53 756-768 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 The Author(s). Background: The relationship between a clinician and their client - the "therapeutic alliance" is a robust predictor of outcome in healthcare setti... [more]

© 2018 The Author(s). Background: The relationship between a clinician and their client - the "therapeutic alliance" is a robust predictor of outcome in healthcare settings; yet, few interventions to improve alliance have been tested. Motivational interviewing is a client-centered approach that embodies many principles and strategies consistent with a strong therapeutic alliance. Purpose: To examine whether alliance is enhanced by training dietitians to deliver a motivational interviewing informed health behavior change intervention ("Eating as Treatment"; EAT) as part of routine consultations with patients with head and neck cancer. The predictive ability of motivational interviewing techniques was also assessed. Methods: A secondary analysis of the EAT stepped-wedge cluster-randomized controlled trial was conducted. Patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy (n = 307) were treated by radiotherapy dietitians (n = 29) during the control (Treatment as Usual) or intervention (EAT) phase. Alliance was rated during the first and final weeks of radiotherapy, and again 4 and 12 weeks post-radiotherapy. Dietetic sessions were audiotaped. Week one sessions were objectively rated for dietitians' use of motivational interviewing techniques. Results: Generalized linear-mixed effects regressions found no effect of EAT on dietitian-rated alliance (p =. 237). After excluding outliers, patient-rated alliance was 0.29 points lower after EAT training (p =. 016). Post hoc analyses revealed lower patient ratings on perceived support and dietitian confidence. Hierarchical multiple regressions found that no specific motivational interviewing techniques predicted patient-rated alliance. Dietitian acknowledgment of patient challenges was related to dietitian-rated alliance (ß =.15, p =.035). Conclusions: Patient and dietitian ratings of alliance were high after EAT training, but not significantly improved. Further research is needed to better understand the differential impact of intervention training and delivery on patient and clinician ratings of therapeutic alliance. Clinical Trial information: Trial registration number ACTRN12613000320752.

DOI 10.1093/abm/kay083
Co-authors Sean Halpin, Benjamin Britton, Kristen Mccarter, Amanda Baker
2018 Baker AL, Turner A, Beck A, Berry K, Haddock G, Kelly PJ, Bucci S, 'Telephone-delivered psychosocial interventions targeting key health priorities in adults with a psychotic disorder: Systematic review', Psychological Medicine, 48 2637-2657 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 Cambridge University Press. Background The mental and physical health of individuals with a psychotic illness are typically poor. Access to psychosocial interventions is im... [more]

© 2018 Cambridge University Press. Background The mental and physical health of individuals with a psychotic illness are typically poor. Access to psychosocial interventions is important but currently limited. Telephone-delivered interventions may assist. In the current systematic review, we aim to summarise and critically analyse evidence for telephone-delivered psychosocial interventions targeting key health priorities in adults with a psychotic disorder, including (i) relapse, (ii) adherence to psychiatric medication and/or (iii) modifiable cardiovascular disease risk behaviours.Methods Ten peer-reviewed and four grey literature databases were searched for English-language studies examining psychosocial telephone-delivered interventions targeting relapse, medication adherence and/or health behaviours in adults with a psychotic disorder. Study heterogeneity precluded meta-analyses.Results Twenty trials [13 randomised controlled trials (RCTs)] were included, involving 2473 participants (relapse prevention = 867; medication adherence = 1273; and health behaviour = 333). Five of eight RCTs targeting relapse prevention and one of three targeting medication adherence reported at least 50% of outcomes in favour of the telephone-delivered intervention. The two health-behaviour RCTs found comparable levels of improvement across treatment conditions.Conclusions Although most interventions combined telephone and face-to-face delivery, there was evidence to support the benefit of entirely telephone-delivered interventions. Telephone interventions represent a potentially feasible and effective option for improving key health priorities among people with psychotic disorders. Further methodologically rigorous evaluations are warranted.

DOI 10.1017/S0033291718001125
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2018 Beck AK, Baker A, Jones S, Lobban F, Kay-Lambkin F, Attia J, Banfield M, 'Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of a recovery-focused group therapy intervention for adults with bipolar disorder: trial protocol', BMJ OPEN, 8 (2018)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019203
Co-authors John Attia, Amanda Baker, Frances Kaylambkin
2018 McCarter K, Baker A, Britton B, Wolfenden L, Wratten C, bauer J, et al., 'Smoking, drinking, and depression: comorbidity in head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy', Cancer Medicine, 7 2382-2390 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/cam4.1497
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Gregory Carter, Kristen Mccarter, Sean Halpin, Luke Wolfenden, Benjamin Britton, Christopher Oldmeadow, Amanda Baker
2018 McCarter K, Britton B, Baker AL, Halpin SA, Beck AK, Carter G, et al., 'Interventions to improve screening and appropriate referral of patients with cancer for psychosocial distress: Systematic review', BMJ Open, 8 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017959
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Kristen Mccarter, Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden, Benjamin Britton, Amanda Baker, Sean Halpin
2017 Beck AK, Britton B, Baker A, Odelli C, Wratten C, Bauer J, et al., 'Preliminary report: training head and neck cancer dietitians in behaviour change counselling', Psycho-Oncology, 26 405-407 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/pon.4129
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Gregory Carter, Amanda Baker, Benjamin Britton, Luke Wolfenden
2017 Beck AK, Forbes E, Baker AL, Kelly PJ, Deane FP, Shakeshaft A, et al., 'Systematic review of SMART Recovery: Outcomes, process variables, and implications for research.</', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 31 1-20 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 American Psychological Association.. Clinical guidelines recommend Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART Recovery) and 12-step models of mutual aid as important sour... [more]

© 2017 American Psychological Association.. Clinical guidelines recommend Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART Recovery) and 12-step models of mutual aid as important sources of long-term support for addiction recovery. Methodologically rigorous reviews of the efficacy and potential mechanisms of change are available for the predominant 12-step approach. A similarly rigorous exploration of SMART Recovery has yet to be undertaken. We aim to address this gap by providing a systematic overview of the evidence for SMART Recovery in adults with problematic alcohol, substance, and/or behavioral addiction, including (i) a commentary on outcomes assessed, process variables, feasibility, current understanding of mental health outcomes, and (ii) a critical evaluation of the methodology. We searched six electronic peer-reviewed and four gray literature databases for English-language SMART Recovery literature. Articles were classified, assessed against standardized criteria, and checked by an independent assessor. Twelve studies (including three evaluations of effectiveness) were identified. Alcohol-related outcomes were the primary focus. Standardized assessment of nonalcohol substance use was infrequent. Information about behavioral addiction was restricted to limited prevalence data. Functional outcomes were rarely reported. Feasibility was largely indexed by attendance. Economic analysis has not been undertaken. Little is known about the variables that may influence treatment outcome, but attendance represents a potential candidate. Assessment and reporting of mental health status was poor. Although positive effects were found, the modest sample and diversity of methods prevent us from making conclusive remarks about efficacy. Further research is needed to understand the clinical and public health utility of SMART as a viable recovery support option.

DOI 10.1037/adb0000237
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2016 McCarter K, Martinez U, Britton B, Baker A, Bonevski B, Carter G, et al., 'Smoking cessation care among patients with head and neck cancer: a systematic review', BMJ OPEN, 6 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012296
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Ashleigh Guillaumier, Kristen Mccarter, Sean Halpin, Benjamin Britton, Amanda Baker, Luke Wolfenden, Gregory Carter, Billie Bonevski
2016 Beck AK, Baker A, Kelly PJ, Deane FP, Shakeshaft A, Hunt D, et al., 'Protocol for a systematic review of evaluation research for adults who have participated in the "SMART recovery' mutual support programme', BMJ OPEN, 6 (2016)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009934
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2015 Beck AK, Baker A, Turner A, Haddock G, Kelly PJ, Berry K, Bucci S, 'Protocol for a systematic review of telephone delivered psychosocial interventions on relapse prevention, adherence to psychiatric medication and health risk behaviours in adults with a psychotic disorder', BMJ OPEN, 5 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009985
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2015 Beck AK, Baker AL, Todd J, 'Smoking in schizophrenia: Cognitive impact of nicotine and relationship to smoking motivators', Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, 2 26-32 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 The Authors. Smoking prevalence in schizophrenia is significantly elevated relative to other clinical and to non-clinical groups. The cognitive self-medication hypothesis a... [more]

© 2015 The Authors. Smoking prevalence in schizophrenia is significantly elevated relative to other clinical and to non-clinical groups. The cognitive self-medication hypothesis attributes this to the beneficial effects of nicotine on illness-related cognitive deficits. Significant effects of nicotine have been observed on visual spatial working memory (VSWM), sustained attention (Continuous Performance Test - Identical Pairs; CPT-IP) and prepulse inhibition (PPI). It remains unclear whether these neurophysiological and neurocognitive effects of nicotine influence self-reported smoking motivation. To explore the relationship between nicotine effects on cognition and self-reported smoking motivation in schizophrenia and non-psychiatric control smokers, the impact of smoking abstinence and reinstatement was examined across three cognitive indices (VSWM, CPT-IP, PPI) and compared to self-reported smoking motivation (Modified Reasons for Smoking Scale revised to include 'cognitive motivators'). Cognitive function was assessed after 'typical' smoking and overnight abstinence. Schizophrenia smokers (but not controls) demonstrated significantly less error on the VSWM task in the smoking relative to abstinent condition. Control (but not schizophrenia) smokers, showed evidence of CPT-IP improvement in the smoking relative to abstinent condition. The overall profile of smoking motivation was comparable between groups. However, significant relationships between subjective and objective indices of smoking related cognitive change were observed for controls. Differential effects of nicotine on cognition have been hypothesised to influence the pattern and persistence of smoking in schizophrenia. These preliminary findings indicate that evidence for such effects is apparent even in small samples - particularly for VSWM. This is the first study to show that neurocognitive effects of smoking may influence self-reported smoking motivation.

DOI 10.1016/j.scog.2014.12.001
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Juanita Todd
2015 McCarter KL, Britton B, Baker A, Halpin S, Beck A, Carter G, et al., 'Interventions to improve screening and appropriate referral of patients with cancer for distress: Systematic review protocol', BMJ Open, 5 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008277
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Kristen Mccarter, Benjamin Britton, Sean Halpin, Amanda Baker, Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden
2015 Britton B, McCarter K, Baker A, Wolfenden L, Wratten C, Bauer J, et al., 'Eating As Treatment (EAT) study protocol: a stepped-wedge, randomised controlled trial of a health behaviour change intervention provided by dietitians to improve nutrition in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy.', BMJ open, 5 e008921 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008921
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Gregory Carter, Sean Halpin, Amanda Baker, Luke Wolfenden, Kristen Mccarter, Benjamin Britton
2015 Beck AK, Baker A, Britton B, Wratten C, Bauer J, Wolfenden L, Carter G, 'Fidelity considerations in translational research: Eating As Treatment - a stepped wedge, randomised controlled trial of a dietitian delivered behaviour change counselling intervention for head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy', Trials, 16 (2015) [C3]

© 2015 Beck et al. Background: The confidence with which researchers can comment on intervention efficacy relies on evaluation and consideration of intervention fidelity. Accordin... [more]

© 2015 Beck et al. Background: The confidence with which researchers can comment on intervention efficacy relies on evaluation and consideration of intervention fidelity. Accordingly, there have been calls to increase the transparency with which fidelity methodology is reported. Despite this, consideration and/or reporting of fidelity methods remains poor. We seek to address this gap by describing the methodology for promoting and facilitating the evaluation of intervention fidelity in The EAT (Eating As Treatment) project: a multi-site stepped wedge randomised controlled trial of a dietitian delivered behaviour change counselling intervention to improve nutrition (primary outcome) in head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. Methods/Design: In accordance with recommendations from the National Institutes of Health Behaviour Change Consortium Treatment Fidelity Workgroup, we sought to maximise fidelity in this stepped wedge randomised controlled trial via strategies implemented from study design through to provider training, intervention delivery and receipt. As the EAT intervention is designed to be incorporated into standard dietetic consultations, we also address unique challenges for translational research. Discussion: We offer a strong model for improving the quality of translational findings via real world application of National Institutes of Health Behaviour Change Consortium recommendations. Greater transparency in the reporting of behaviour change research is an important step in improving the progress and quality of behaviour change research. Trial registration number:ACTRN12613000320752(Date of registration 21 March 2013)

DOI 10.1186/s13063-015-0978-5
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Benjamin Britton, Amanda Baker, Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden
2011 Jones S, Beck A, Deville M, 'Enhancing self-management for service users and carers: How can technology help?', Journal of Mental Health, 20 505-508 (2011)
DOI 10.3109/09638237.2011.608751
Citations Scopus - 1
2005 Beck AK, Tape N, Hodgson DM, 'Impact of early-life infection on pain perception: A developmental perspective', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 57 184-184 (2005)
Co-authors Deborah Hodgson
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Conference (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Britton B, Baker AL, Wolfenden L, Wratten C, Bauer J, Beck AK, et al., 'Eating As Treatment (EAT): A Stepped-Wedge, Randomized Controlled Trial of a Health Behavior Change Intervention Provided by Dietitians to Improve Nutrition in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Radiation Therapy (TROG 12.03)', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS (2019)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.09.027
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden, Benjamin Britton, Amanda Baker, Patrick Mcelduff, Kristen Mccarter
2017 Britton B, Wratten C, Baker A, Wolfenden L, Bauer J, Beck A, Carter G, 'Eating As Treatment: A Stepped Wedge Randomized Controlled Trial to Improve Nutrition in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, San Diego, CA (2017)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.06.283
Co-authors Benjamin Britton, Luke Wolfenden, Gregory Carter, Amanda Baker
2017 Britton B, Baker A, Beck A, McCarter K, Wolfenden L, Wratten C, Bauer J, 'Eating as Treatment (EAT): Improving Treatment Outcomes for Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy with a Health Behavior Intervention', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2017)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Amanda Baker, Benjamin Britton
2016 Britton B, McCarter K, Beck A, Baker A, Wolfenden L, Wratten C, et al., 'EATING AS TREATMENT (EAT): A HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE TREATMENT OUTCOMES FOR HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS UNDERGOING RADIOTHERAPY', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2016)
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Sean Halpin, Gregory Carter, Benjamin Britton, Kristen Mccarter, Luke Wolfenden
2015 McCarter K, Wolfenden L, Baker A, Britton B, Beck A, Carter G, et al., 'A CLINICAL PRACTICE CHANGE INTERVENTION TO INCREASE DIETITIAN PROVISION OF DEPRESSION SCREENING AND REFERRAL FOR HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Benjamin Britton, Sean Halpin, Kristen Mccarter, Patrick Mcelduff, Amanda Baker, Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden
2015 McCarter K, Baker A, Britton B, Carter G, Beck A, Bauer J, et al., 'CONTINUED TOBACCO SMOKING, ALCOHOL USE AND DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN A SAMPLE OF HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS ABOUT TO UNDERGO RADIOTHERAPY', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Benjamin Britton, Gregory Carter, Kristen Mccarter, Sean Halpin, Luke Wolfenden, Amanda Baker, Patrick Mcelduff
2014 McCarter K, Baker AL, Britton B, Beck A, Carter G, Bauer J, et al., 'PREVALENCE OF ALCOHOL USE AND DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN A SAMPLE OF HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS ABOUT TO UNDERGO RADIOTHERAPY', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kristen Mccarter, Sean Halpin, Patrick Mcelduff, Benjamin Britton, Amanda Baker, Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden
2014 McCarter K, Forbes E, Baker A, Britton B, Beck A, Carter G, et al., 'PREVALENCE OF TOBACCO SMOKING IN A SAMPLE OF HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS ABOUT TO UNDERGO RADIOTHERAPY', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Sean Halpin, Gregory Carter, Patrick Mcelduff, Luke Wolfenden, Kristen Mccarter, Amanda Baker, Benjamin Britton, Billie Bonevski
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Report (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, Geddes J, Beck A, Sakrouge R, Filia S, et al., 'Treatment Manual for Health Lifestyles Program, Session 1, March 2010', Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle (2010)
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Frances Kaylambkin
2010 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, Geddes J, Beck A, Sakrouge R, Filia S, et al., 'Treatment Manual for Health Lifestyles Program (Telephone Follow Up), March 2010', Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle. (2010)
Co-authors Frances Kaylambkin, Amanda Baker
2010 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, Geddes J, Beck A, Sakrouge R, Filia S, et al., 'Treatment Manual for Health Lifestyles Program, Sessions 2-11, March 2010', Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle. (2010)
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Frances Kaylambkin
2009 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, Beck A, Geddes J, Sakrouge R, Filia S, Turner A, 'Contingency Management Resource Booklet for Healthy Lifestyles Program, August 2009', Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle. (2009)
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Frances Kaylambkin
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 5
Total funding $647,209

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


20191 grants / $230,950

FullFix: A pilot randomised control trial of a telephone delivered transdiagnostic intervention for comorbid substance and mental health problems in young people$230,950

Funding body: Australian Rotary Health

Funding body Australian Rotary Health
Project Team

Hides, L., Walter, Z., Elphinston, R., Quinn, C., De Andrade, D., Dingle, G., Toombs, M., Baker, A., Beck., A

Scheme Mental Health Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON N

20182 grants / $388,913

Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROM) plus feedback in SMART Recovery Australia: A feasibility study examining SMART ROM. $358,913

Funding body: New South Wales health

Funding body New South Wales health
Project Team

McGlaughlin, R., Kelly, P., Baker, A., Deane, F., Shakeshaft, A., Hides, L., Kelly, J., Neale, J., Oldmeadow, C., Searles, A., Beck, A. & Argent, A.

Scheme Alcohol and Other Drugs Early Intervention Innovation Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON N

Translating Eating as Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer (TREAT)$30,000

Funding body: HCRA Hunter Cancer Research Alliance

Funding body HCRA Hunter Cancer Research Alliance
Project Team

Britton, B., Baker, A., Beck, A., Carter, G., Wratten, C., Bauer, J., Wolfenden, L. & McCarter, K.

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON N

20171 grants / $7,597

Head and neck cancer patient experience of EAT: A new dietitian-delivered health behaviour intervention$7,597

Funding body: Calvary Mater Newcastle

Funding body Calvary Mater Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Kristen McCarter, Professor Amanda Baker, Doctor Sean Halpin, Doctor Ben Britton, Doctor Alison Beck, Conjoint Professor Gregory Carter, Doctor Chris Wratten, Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, Associate Professor Judith Bauer
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700913
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON Y

20141 grants / $19,749

Improving radiotherapy outcomes with smoking cessation: Pilot trial in had and neck cancer patients$19,749

Funding body: Calvary Mater Newcastle

Funding body Calvary Mater Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Ben Britton, Professor Amanda Baker, Doctor Chris Wratten, Conjoint Professor Gregory Carter, Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Alison Beck, Doctor Craig Sadler, Associate Professor Judith Bauer
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400766
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y
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Dr Alison Beck

Position

Project Manager
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email alison.beck@newcastle.edu.au
Phone Reception: (02) 4033 5690
Mobile 0409942847

Office

Room Room 5016
Building McAuley Centre, Mater Hospital
Location Room 5016, McAuley Centre, Mater Hospital

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