Mrs Angela Booth

Research Assistant

Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

Career Summary


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

Administrative Expertise


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


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

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 50
111714 Mental Health 50


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Liz Holliday, Terry Lewin, Kerry Inder
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 - 1Web of Science - 1
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]

© 2016. Background: Growing evidence points to the benefits of addressing multiple health behaviors rather than single behaviors. Purpose: This review evaluates the relative effec... [more]

© 2016. 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 - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Erica James, Frances Kaylambkin, Luke Wolfenden, Mitch Duncan, Natalie Johnson
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 - 1
Co-authors Jane Rich, Lisa Mackenzie
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 - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Ron Plotnikoff, Patrick Mcelduff, Ben Ewald, Natalie Johnson, Erica James
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Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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 Jane Rich, Kate Davies
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 Hazel Dalton, Donna Read, Kate Davies

Report (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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
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

Grants and Funding


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

Mrs Angela Booth


Research Assistant
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Phone 40420656


Room Work Station number W4- 041
Building HMRI Building
Location HMRI Building