Mrs Angela Booth

Mrs Angela Booth

Scholarly Publishing Support Librarian

University Library

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
As a research assistant Angie has worked on a variety of projects/studies and has been involved at different stages of projects including: grant writing, preparing ethic applications, recruitment of participants, evaluation of programs, including undertaking interviews and qualitative research, data entry and coding, literature and systematic reviews and has co authored peer reviewed papers. Angie's background in health promotion has developed her understanding of evidence based programs and has lead her towards her interest in research. Currently Angie is a research assistant with The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle (Uon).

Teaching Expertise
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Administrative Expertise
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Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion), Edith Cowan University

Keywords

  • Health Promotion
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Public Health

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
420606 Social determinants of health 60
420313 Mental health services 20
420603 Health promotion 20
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Davies K, Read DMY, Booth A, Turner N, Gottschall K, Perkins D, 'Connecting with social and emotional well-being in rural Australia: An evaluation of We-Yarn , an Aboriginal gatekeeper suicide prevention workshop', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 28 579-587 (2020)

Objective: This evaluation considered the potential of We-Yarn, a suicide prevention gatekeeper training workshop, to contribute to Aboriginal suicide prevention in rural New Sout... [more]

Objective: This evaluation considered the potential of We-Yarn, a suicide prevention gatekeeper training workshop, to contribute to Aboriginal suicide prevention in rural New South Wales. Design: A mixed methods approach included surveys, in-depth interviews and workshop observations. Setting: Aboriginal suicide prevention training in rural New South Wales, Australia. Participants: Attendees at We-Yarn training. Intervention: We-Yarn provided culturally safe suicide prevention skills training for Aboriginal people and for those who work with Aboriginal communities and persons in rural New South Wales. Training workshops were delivered across multiple locations for 6 hours in one day. Workshops were facilitated by two facilitators with lived and professional experience; one Aboriginal and one non-Aboriginal facilitator. We-Yarn content was developed by staff from the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, and in consultation with Aboriginal Elders and representatives of Aboriginal Medical Services to ensure relevance and cultural appropriateness. Main outcome measures: Pre and post-workshop surveys captured capacity and participants┬┐ confidence in identifying and responding to a person at risk of suicide. Interviews explored participants' experiences of workshops, implementation of learning, and attitudes regarding social and emotional wellbeing and suicide. Observations detailed the workshop environment, participants' engagement, and participants' responses to facilitators and content. Results: We-Yarn was considered culturally appropriate. Participants responded to facilitators' lived experiences. Participants reported significant improvements in understanding the links between cultural strengths, social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention. However, health professionals with existing knowledge wanted a stronger focus on clinical training. Conclusion: We-Yarn promoted discussion of suicide prevention within a holistic health framework, building on participants' pre-existing knowledge about social and emotional wellbeing. Importantly, skilful facilitators with lived experience were vital to the success of the workshops. Consideration should be given to attracting people with low suicide prevention knowledge to the workshops, developing tailored workshops for health professionals and ensuring prolonged engagement with communities. Multifaceted and long term responses in addition to this type of training are important.

DOI 10.1111/ajr.12671
Co-authors David Perkins, Kate Davies
2019 Read DMY, Dalton H, Booth A, Goodwin N, Hendry A, Perkins D, 'Using the Project INTEGRATE Framework in Practice in Central Coast, Australia.', International journal of integrated care, 19 1-12 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.5334/ijic.4624
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors David Perkins, Nicholas Goodwin, Hazel Dalton
2019 Dalton H, Read DMY, Booth A, Perkins D, Goodwin N, Hendry A, et al., 'Formative Evaluation of the Central Coast Integrated Care Program (CCICP), NSW Australia.', International journal of integrated care, 19 15 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.5334/ijic.4633
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Nicholas Goodwin, Kate Davies, Tonelle Handley, David Perkins, Hazel Dalton
2017 Inder KJ, Holliday EG, Handley TE, Fragar LJ, Lower T, Booth A, et al., 'Depression and risk of unintentional injury in rural communities a longitudinal analysis of the Australian rural mental health study', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/ijerph14091080
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Kerry Inder, Tonelle Handley, Liz Holliday, Brian Kelly
2016 Rich J, Booth A, Rowlands A, Redd P, 'Bushfire support services and the need for evaluation: The 2013 Blue Mountains experience', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 31 8-12 (2016) [C1]

In 2013, the Blue Mountains region of NSW experienced devastating bushfires. In response, the Step By Step Blue Mountains Bushfire Support Service was established by the Ministry ... [more]

In 2013, the Blue Mountains region of NSW experienced devastating bushfires. In response, the Step By Step Blue Mountains Bushfire Support Service was established by the Ministry of Police and Emergency Services and a local Blue Mountains service, Gateway Family Support. The service was to support bushfire-affected community members through a strengthsbased and solution-focused approach. This approach has been used in other support services but limited evidence exists on the effectiveness of its use in disaster recovery. The integration of research in the early stages of disaster recovery service design may prove a valuable way to support the work of governments and service delivery organisations and is an important aspect of disaster preparedness and community wellbeing. This paper highlights the vulnerability of the Blue Mountains region to bushfire and examines the 2013 response by the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services Disaster Welfare Service (DWS) in association with Gateway Family Services. The DWS and Gateway Family Services collaborated to implement the service. This paper concludes that support services should be flexible in their response to dealing with those recovering from traumatic experiences such as bushfires. It demonstrates that evaluation of existing disaster support programs could better inform future disaster responses and services to assist communities to better cope and rebuild their lives.

Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Jane Rich
2016 James E, Freund M, Booth A, Duncan MJ, Johnson N, Short CE, et al., 'Comparative efficacy of simultaneous versus sequential multiple health behavior change interventions among adults: A systematic review of randomised trials', Preventive Medicine, 89 211-223 (2016) [C1]

Background: Growing evidence points to the benefits of addressing multiple health behaviors rather than single behaviors. Purpose: This review evaluates the relative effectiveness... [more]

Background: Growing evidence points to the benefits of addressing multiple health behaviors rather than single behaviors. Purpose: This review evaluates the relative effectiveness of simultaneous and sequentially delivered multiple health behavior change (MHBC) interventions. Secondary aims were to identify: a) the most effective spacing of sequentially delivered components; b) differences in efficacy of MHBC interventions for adoption/cessation behaviors and lifestyle/addictive behaviors, and c) differences in trial retention between simultaneously and sequentially delivered interventions. Methods: MHBC intervention trials published up to October 2015 were identified through a systematic search. Eligible trials were randomised controlled trials that directly compared simultaneous and sequential delivery of a MHBC intervention. A narrative synthesis was undertaken. Results: Six trials met the inclusion criteria and across these trials the behaviors targeted were smoking, diet, physical activity, and alcohol consumption. Three trials reported a difference in intervention effect between a sequential and simultaneous approach in at least one behavioral outcome. Of these, two trials favoured a sequential approach on smoking. One trial favoured a simultaneous approach on fat intake. There was no difference in retention between sequential and simultaneous approaches. Conclusions: There is limited evidence regarding the relative effectiveness of sequential and simultaneous approaches. Given only three of the six trials observed a difference in intervention effectiveness for one health behavior outcome, and the relatively consistent finding that the sequential and simultaneous approaches were more effective than a usual/minimal care control condition, it appears that both approaches should be considered equally efficacious. PROSPERO registration number: CRD42015027876.

DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.06.012
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Frances Kaylambkin, Mitch Duncan, Erica James, Natalie Johnson, Luke Wolfenden, Megan Freund
2015 Coombe J, Rich JL, Booth A, Rowlands A, Mackenzie L, Reddy P, 'Supporting Rural Australian Communities after Disaster: The Warrumbungle Bushfire Support Coordination Service', PLOS Current Disasters, Edition 1 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/currents.dis.6a4ee241c389755ad6f6f1c8688c0fb5
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Lisa Mackenzie, Jane Rich
2014 James EL, Ewald B, Johnson N, Brown W, Stacey FG, Mcelduff P, et al., 'Efficacy of GP referral of insufficiently active patients for expert physical activity counseling: protocol for a pragmatic randomized trial (The NewCOACH trial)', BMC FAMILY PRACTICE, 15 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/s12875-014-0218-1
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Natalie Johnson, Ben Ewald, Patrick Mcelduff, Ron Plotnikoff, Erica James
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Conference (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Dalton H, Wilson J, Read D, Booth A, Day J, Hayes A, Handley T, 'Early intervention and integration of access to health and social care for vulnerable families in schools on the Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia', Melbourne, Victoria (2019)
Co-authors Tonelle Handley, Hazel Dalton, Alan Hayes
2018 Dalton H, Perkins D, Goodwin N, Hendry A, Read D, Booth A, et al., 'Using the Project Integrate Framework for assessing progress towards care integration: results from a formative evaluation of a complex intervention in Central Coast Local Health District, NSW Australia', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE (2018)
DOI 10.5334/ijic.s2182
Co-authors Nicholas Goodwin, Hazel Dalton, Tonelle Handley, Kate Davies, David Perkins
2018 Davies K, Booth A, Livingstone F, ' It Made It Real : Applying Rural Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training in Everyday Life', It Made It Real : Applying Rural Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training in Everyday Life, Quebec, Canada (2018)
DOI 10.1177/1609406917748701
Co-authors Kate Davies
2018 Dalton H, Perkins D, Goodwin N, Hendry A, Davies K, Read D, Handley T, 'Use of the Project Integrate Framework for situational analysis and benchmarking of progress towards care integration in the Central Coast NSW', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE (2018)
DOI 10.5334/ijic.s1088
Co-authors Nicholas Goodwin, Tonelle Handley, Hazel Dalton, David Perkins, Kate Davies
2017 Davies K, Livingstone F, Booth A, ' It made it real': Applying rural suicide prevention gatekeeper training in everyday life', International Journal of Qualitative Methods, Quebec, Canada (2017)
Co-authors Kate Davies
2016 Rich JL, Booth A, Rowlands A, Reddy P, Crestani A, Davies K, 'The Step by Step bush fire support service: evaluation of a psycho-social recovery and resilience model', Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia (2016)
Co-authors Kate Davies, Jane Rich
2016 Livingstone F, Turner N, Davies K, Read D, Booth A, Dalton H, Perkins D, 'Connecting the Dots a Strengths-Based Approach to Aboriginal Suicide Prevention', Canberra (2016)
Co-authors David Perkins, Hazel Dalton, Kate Davies
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Report (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Dalton HE, Read D, Handley T, Booth A, Davies K, Goodwin N, Hendry A, 'Central Coast Integrated Care Program: Formative Evaluation Report', Central Coast Local Health District (2018)
Co-authors Kate Davies, Tonelle Handley, Hazel Dalton
2018 Read D, Dalton H, Booth A, Davies K, Handley T, Goodwin N, et al., 'Central Coast Integrated Care Program: Formative Evaluation, Technical Paper', Central Coast Local Health District (2018)
Co-authors Kate Davies, Hazel Dalton, David Perkins, Tonelle Handley
2017 Davies K, Turner N, Booth A, Read D, 'Report on the evaluation of the We-Yarn project', Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, 19 (2017)
Co-authors Kate Davies
2017 Handley TE, Davies K, Rich J, Booth A, Considine R, 'Mental health of Port Stephens youth: Needs analysis study for Caring for Our Port Stephens Youth', Caring for our Port Stephens Youth, 62 (2017)
Co-authors Kate Davies, Tonelle Handley
2015 Rich JL, Booth A, Reddy P, Rowlands A, 'The Step by Step Bushfire Support Service Qualitative Evaluation Report', NSW Ministry of Police and Emergency Services, 74 (2015)
Co-authors Jane Rich
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $133,604

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20171 grants / $133,604

Central Coast LHD Integrated Care Formative Evaluation$133,604

Funding body: Central Coast Local Health District

Funding body Central Coast Local Health District
Project Team Professor David Perkins, Doctor Hazel Dalton, Doctor Kate Davies, Doctor Tonelle Handley, Doctor Donna Read, Mrs Angela Booth
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700888
Type Of Funding C2210 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Own Purpose
Category 2210
UON Y
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Mrs Angela Booth

Position

Scholarly Publishing Support Librarian
Scholarly Publishing
University Library
Academic Division

Contact Details

Email angela.booth@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 49854251

Office

Room L245
Building Auchmuty Library
Location Callaghan Campus
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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