Dr Ben Britton

Dr Ben Britton

Conjoint Lecturer

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

"What I love about clinical research is the chance to make things better for my patients" says Dr Ben Britton, Senior Clinical & Health Psychologist from Hunter New England Health. 

"Working in Liaison Psychiatry, going onto every ward, I'm constantly aware of the opportunities for health improvement through behaviour change, at the individual patient level, the clinician level or at the service level".

Dr Britton, who works at the John Hunter Hospital, is focused on translation of evidence-based psychological interventions and theories to promote better health outcomes. He has conducted research across a number of health problems and settings such as mental health, oncology, malnutrition, diabetes and cardiac rehabilitation. 

"Health problems are increasingly chronic, which requires more self-management from patients. So we need to think more specifically about behavioural change in our patients, and ensure our health staff are equipped with the best-evidenced and importantly practical interventions to bring about that shift in behaviour."  

In 2013 Dr Britton led an NHMRC funded multi-centre trial of an intervention he wrote to prevent malnutrition head and neck cancers undergoing radiotherapy using psychological strategies. The trial, which was a collaboration with the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group, trained existing dietitians in hospitals in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. The trial demonstrated a significant improvement in nutritional status, reduced weight loss and quality of life. 


Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Economic&Social Sc (Gov&Internat Rels), University of Sydney
  • Doctor of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Health
  • Health Behaviour
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychological Medicine
  • Psychology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111708 Health and Community Services 30
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology 70

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (32 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Fradgley EA, Byrnes E, McCarter K, Rankin N, Britton B, Clover K, et al., 'A cross-sectional audit of current practices and areas for improvement of distress screening and management in Australian cancer services: is there a will and a way to improve?', Support Care Cancer, (2019)
DOI 10.1007/s00520-019-04801-5
Co-authors Gregory Carter, Kristen Mccarter, Elizabeth Fradgley, Chris Paul
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, Alison Beck, Gregory Carter, 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, Gregory Carter, Christopher Oldmeadow, Alison Beck
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 Amanda Baker, Luke Wolfenden, Alison Beck, Gregory Carter, Kristen Mccarter, Sean Halpin
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 Liz Holliday, Luke Wolfenden, Amanda Baker, Kristen Mccarter, Alison Beck, Sean Halpin, Gregory Carter, Christopher Oldmeadow
2018 Clover K, Lambert SD, Oldmeadow C, Britton B, King MT, Mitchell AJ, Carter G, 'PROMIS depression measures perform similarly to legacy measures relative to a structured diagnostic interview for depression in cancer patients.', Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation, 27 1357-1367 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11136-018-1803-x
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Gregory Carter, Christopher Oldmeadow
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 Alison Beck, Sean Halpin, Amanda Baker, Kristen Mccarter
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 Christopher Oldmeadow, Gregory Carter, Amanda Baker, Kristen Mccarter, Sean Halpin, Luke Wolfenden, Alison Beck
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 Alison Beck, Sean Halpin, Amanda Baker, Kristen Mccarter, Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden
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, Luke Wolfenden, Alison Beck
2017 Clover KA, Rogers KM, Britton B, Oldmeadow C, Attia J, Carter GL, 'Reduced prevalence of pain and distress during 4 years of screening with QUICATOUCH in Australian oncology patients', European Journal of Cancer Care, 26 1-10 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/ecc.12636
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, John Attia, Gregory Carter
2017 Britton B, Baker A, Clover K, McElduff P, Wratten C, Carter G, 'Heads Up: a pilot trial of a psychological intervention to improve nutrition in head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 26 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/ecc.12502
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Amanda Baker, Gregory Carter
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 Kristen Mccarter, Ashleigh Guillaumier, Sean Halpin, Amanda Baker, Luke Wolfenden, Gregory Carter, Billie Bonevski, Alison Beck
2016 Parker V, Bennett L, Bellamy D, Britton B, Lambert S, 'Study Protocol: Evaluation of a DVD intervention designed to meet the informaton needs of patients with head and neck cancer and their partner, carer and families', BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 16 (2016)
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1875-7
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2015 Clover KA, Mitchell AJ, Britton B, Carter G, 'Why do oncology outpatients who report emotional distress decline help?', Psycho-Oncology, 24 812-818 (2015) [C1]

Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective Many patients who experience distress do not seek help, and little is known... [more]

Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective Many patients who experience distress do not seek help, and little is known about the reasons for this. We explored the reasons for declining help among patients who had significant emotional distress. Methods Data were collected through QUICATOUCH screening at an Australian hospital. Oncology outpatients scoring 4 or more on the Distress Thermometer were asked if they would 'like help' with their distress. Those who declined help were asked their reasons. Demographic variables and a clinical measure of anxiety and depression (PSYCH-6) were used to identify factors associated with reasons for declining help. Results Of 311 patients with significant distress, 221 (71%) declined help. The most common reasons were 'I prefer to manage myself' (n = 99, 46%); 'already receiving help' (n = 52, 24%) and 'my distress is not severe enough' (n = 50, 23%). Younger patients and women were more likely to decline help and were more likely to already be receiving help. Distress score and PSYCH-6 scores were significantly lower among patients who rated their distress as not severe enough to require help. Nevertheless, there were patients who had maximal scores on distress and PSYCH in each group. Conclusions Two common patient barriers to help with distress are a preference for self-help and a belief that distress is not sufficiently severe to warrant intervention. These beliefs were held by a sizeable proportion of individuals who reported very high levels of distress. Qualitative research and subsequent interventions for overcoming these barriers are required to obtain the most benefit from distress screening programs.

DOI 10.1002/pon.3729
Citations Scopus - 53Web of Science - 51
Co-authors Gregory Carter
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 Alison Beck, Amanda Baker, Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden, Sean Halpin, Kristen Mccarter
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 Sean Halpin, Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden, Patrick Mcelduff, Alison Beck, Amanda Baker, Kristen Mccarter
2015 Carter G, Clover K, Britton B, Mitchell AJ, White M, McLeod N, et al., 'Wellbeing during Active Surveillance for localised prostate cancer: A systematic review of psychological morbidity and quality of life', Cancer Treatment Reviews, 41 46-60 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Background: Active Surveillance (AS) is recommended for the treatment of localised prostate cancer; however this option may be under-used, at least in part be... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Background: Active Surveillance (AS) is recommended for the treatment of localised prostate cancer; however this option may be under-used, at least in part because of expectations of psychological adverse events in those offered or accepting AS. Objective: (1) Determine the impact on psychological wellbeing when treated with AS (non-comparative studies). (2) Compare AS with active treatments for the impact on psychological wellbeing (comparative studies). Method: We used the PRISMA guidelines and searched Medline, PsychInfo, EMBASE, CINHAL, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and Scopus for articles published January 2000-2014. Eligible studies reported original quantitative data on any measures of psychological wellbeing. Results: We identified 34 eligible articles (. n=. 12,497 individuals); 24 observational, eight RCTs, and two other interventional studies. Studies came from North America (16), Europe (14) Australia (3) and North America/Europe (1). A minority (5/34) were rated as high quality. Most (26/34) used validated instruments, whilst a substantial minority (14/34) used watchful waiting or no active treatment rather than Active Surveillance. There was modest evidence of no adverse impact on psychological wellbeing associated with Active Surveillance; and no differences in psychological wellbeing compared to active treatments. Conclusion: Patients can be informed that Active Surveillance involves no greater threat to their psychological wellbeing as part of the informed consent process, and clinicians need not limit access to Active Surveillance based on an expectation of adverse impacts on psychological wellbeing.

DOI 10.1016/j.ctrv.2014.11.001
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Jim Denham, Gregory Carter
2015 Lambert SD, Clover K, Pallant JF, Britton B, King MT, Mitchell AJ, Carter G, 'Making sense of variations in prevalence estimates of depression in cancer: A co-calibration of commonly used depression scales using rasch analysis', JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 13 1203-1211 (2015) [C1]

© JNCCN-Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Background: The use of different depression self-report scales warrants co-calibration studies to establish relations... [more]

© JNCCN-Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Background: The use of different depression self-report scales warrants co-calibration studies to establish relationships between scores from 2 or more scales. The goal of this study was to examine variations in measurement across 5 commonly used scales to measure depression among patients with cancer: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale-Depression subscale (HADS-D), Centre for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), and Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale-Depression subscale (DASS-D). Methods: The depression scales were completed by 162 patients with cancer. Participants were also assessed by the major depressive episode module of the Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition. Rasch analysis and receiver operating characteristic curves were performed. Results: Rasch analysis of the 5 scales indicated that these all measured depression. The HADS and BDI-II had the widest measurement range, whereas the DASS-D had the narrowest range. Co-calibration revealed that the cutoff scores across the scales were not equivalent. The mild cutoff score on the PHQ-9 was easier to meet than the mild cutoff score on the CES-D, BDI-II, and DASS-D. The HADS-D possible cutoff score was equivalent to cutoff scores for major to severe depression on the other scales. Optimal cutoff scores for clinical assessment of depression were in the mild to moderate depression range for most scales. Conclusions: The labels of depression associated with the different scales are not equivalent. Most markedly, the HADS-D possible case cutoff score represents a much higher level of depression than equivalent scores on other scales. Therefore, use of different scales will lead to different estimates of prevalence of depression when used in the same sample.

DOI 10.6004/jnccn.2015.0149
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Gregory Carter
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 Alison Beck, Luke Wolfenden, Gregory Carter, Amanda Baker
2014 Lambert SD, Pallant JF, Clover K, Britton B, King MT, Carter G, 'Using Rasch analysis to examine the distress thermometer's cut-off scores among a mixed group of patients with cancer', QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, 23 2257-2265 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11136-014-0673-0
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Gregory Carter
2014 Parker V, Bellamy D, Rossiter R, Graham V, Britton B, Bennett L, Giles M, 'The experiences of head and neck cancer patients requiring major surgery.', Cancer Nurs, 37 263-270 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/NCC.0b013e31829ded0e
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2013 Maher NG, Britton B, Hoffman GR, 'Early Screening in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Identified High Levels of Pain and Distress', JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, 71 1458-1464 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.joms.2013.02.009
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2013 Lambert SD, Girgis A, Turner J, Regan T, Candler H, Britton B, et al., '"You need something like this to give you guidelines on what to do": patients' and partners' use and perceptions of a self-directed coping skills training resource', SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, 21 3451-3460 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00520-013-1914-4
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12
2013 Lambert SD, Pallant JF, Boyes AW, King MT, Britton B, Girgis A, 'A Rasch Analysis of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) Among Cancer Survivors', PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, 25 379-390 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/a0031154
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Allison Boyes
2013 Wolfenden L, Kypri K, Britton B, James EL, Francis JL, Wyse R, 'Effects of Introductory Information on Self-Reported Health Behavior', EPIDEMIOLOGY, 24 170-172 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/EDE.0b013e3182788c98
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden, Erica James, Kypros Kypri
2013 Clover K, Kelly P, Rogers K, Britton B, Carter GL, 'Predictors of desire for help in oncology outpatients reporting pain or distress', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 22 1611-1617 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/pon.3188
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Gregory Carter
2012 Britton B, Clover K, Bateman L, Odelli C, Wenham K, Zeman A, Carter GL, 'Baseline depression predicts malnutrition in head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy', Supportive Care in Cancer, 20 335-342 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 44Web of Science - 41
Co-authors Gregory Carter
2012 Carter GL, Britton B, Clover K, Rogers K, Adams CA, McElduff P, 'Effectiveness of QUICATOUCH: A computerised touch screen evaluation for pain and distress in ambulatory oncology patients in Newcastle, Australia', Psycho-Oncology, 21 1149-1157 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Gregory Carter
2012 Wolfenden L, Wyse RJ, Britton BI, Campbell KJ, Hodder RK, Stacey FG, et al., 'Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged 5 years and under', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD008552.pub2
Citations Scopus - 44Web of Science - 45
Co-authors Erica James, Patrick Mcelduff, Rebecca Hodder, Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden
2011 Luckett T, Britton B, Clover K, Rankin NM, 'Evidence for interventions to improve psychological outcomes in people with head and neck cancer: A systematic review of the literature', Supportive Care in Cancer, 19 871-881 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00520-011-1119-7
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 36
2010 Wolfenden L, Brennan L, Britton B, 'Intelligent obesity interventions using Smartphones', Preventive Medicine, 51 519-520 (2010) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
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Conference (36 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 Alison Beck, Christopher Oldmeadow, Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden, Amanda Baker, Patrick Mcelduff, Kristen Mccarter
2018 Fradgley EA, Byrnes E, Mccarter K, Britton B, Rankin N, Carter G, et al., 'A report card on Australian cancer services' distress screening and management practices: A pass mark or time to go back to school?', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2018)
Co-authors Chris Paul, Elizabeth Fradgley, Kristen Mccarter, Gregory Carter
2018 Clover K, Forbes E, Carter G, Wratten C, Britton B, Tieu M, et al., 'Procedural anxiety during radiotherapy using a mask in patients with head and neck cancer: Interim data', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2018)
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Gregory Carter, Kristen Mccarter
2018 Fradgley E, Byrnes E, Rankin N, McCarter K, Britton B, Carter G, et al., 'Exploring the evidence-practice gap in distress management: Are Australian cancer services aware of and benefiting from evidence-based guidelines?', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2018)
Co-authors Chris Paul, Elizabeth Fradgley, Gregory Carter, Kristen Mccarter
2018 Forbes E, Clover K, Carter G, Wratten C, Britton B, Tieu M, et al., 'Rates of Procedural Anxiety During Radiotherapy Using A Mask in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: Interim Data', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2018)
Co-authors Gregory Carter, Amanda Baker, 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 Alison Beck, Gregory Carter, Amanda Baker, Luke Wolfenden
2017 Byrnes E, Fradgley E, Paul C, Carter G, Britton B, McCarter K, Bellamy D, 'Distress Screening and Management for Australian Cancer Patients: The Evidence Practice Gap and Potential Bridges', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2017)
Co-authors Elizabeth Fradgley, Gregory Carter, Chris Paul
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 Alison Beck, Luke Wolfenden, Amanda Baker
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 Kristen Mccarter, Sean Halpin, Luke Wolfenden, Amanda Baker, Gregory Carter, Alison Beck
2016 McCarter K, Britton B, Baker A, Wolfenden L, Wratten C, Bauer J, et al., 'CO-OCCURRING DEPRESSION, TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL USE IN A SAMPLE OF HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS UNDERGOING RADIOTHERAPY', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Gregory Carter, Patrick Mcelduff, Luke Wolfenden, Sean Halpin, Amanda Baker
2016 Britton B, Beck A, McCarter K, 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', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Amanda Baker, Gregory Carter, Patrick Mcelduff
2016 Britton B, Baker A, Wolfenden L, Wratten C, Bauer J, Beck A, et al., ''HEADS UP': A PILOT STUDY OF A BEHAVIOR CHANGE INTERVENTION FOR HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS UNDERGOING RADIOTHERAPY', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Gregory Carter, Amanda Baker, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Beck A, Britton B, Baker A, Wolfenden L, Wratten C, Bauer J, et al., 'USING BEHAVIOR CHANGE COUNSELLING TO FACILITATE HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS' ENGAGEMENT WITH DIETETIC INTERVENTION ...', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Amanda Baker, Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden
2016 McCarter K, Britton B, Baker A, Wolfenden L, Wratten C, Bauer J, et al., 'IMPROVING SCREENING AND REFERRAL OF HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL DISTRESS', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Amanda Baker, Gregory Carter, Patrick Mcelduff, Sean Halpin
2016 Britton B, Baker A, Wolfenden L, Wratten C, Bauer J, Beck A, et al., 'REDUCING MALNUTRITION IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS UNDERGOING RADIOTHERAPY', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Gregory Carter, Patrick Mcelduff, Amanda Baker
2015 Britton B, Baker A, Bauer J, Wolfenden L, Wratten C, McElduff P, Carter G, 'Eating As Treatment: A stepped wedge multi-centre trial of a psycho-nutrition intervention to improve outcomes in head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Luke Wolfenden, Amanda Baker, Gregory Carter
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 Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden, Alison Beck, Kristen Mccarter, Amanda Baker, Sean Halpin, Patrick Mcelduff
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 Sean Halpin, Patrick Mcelduff, Amanda Baker, Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden, Alison Beck, Kristen Mccarter
2014 Carter G, Clover KA, Britton B, Mitchell AJ, White M, McLeod N, et al., 'WELLBEING DURING ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE FOR LOCALISED PROSTATE CANCER: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MORBIDITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Jim Denham, Gregory Carter
2014 Clover K, Britton B, Mitchell AJ, Wooldridge S, Carter GL, 'WHY DO ONCOLOGY OUTPATIENTS WHO REPORT EMOTIONAL DISTRESS DECLINE HELP?', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Gregory Carter
2014 Britton B, Baker A, Bauer J, Wolfenden L, Wratten C, Beck A, et al., 'EAT: RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL TO IMPROVE NUTRITION IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS UNDERGOING RADIOTHERAPY', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, Brainerd, MN (2014)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Patrick Mcelduff, Gregory Carter, Amanda Baker
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 Luke Wolfenden, Alison Beck, Kristen Mccarter, Amanda Baker, Sean Halpin, Patrick Mcelduff, Gregory Carter
2014 Carter G, Clover K, Britton B, Mitchell A, 'Are Pain and Distress Improving in the Outpatient Cancer Population? Effectiveness of Four Years of Computerised Screening Assessments for Pain and Distress using QUICATOUCH', JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH POLICY AND ECONOMICS (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Gregory Carter
2014 Clover KA, Britton B, Mitchell AJ, Wooldridge S, Carter G, 'WHY DO ONCOLOGY OUTPATIENTS WHO REPORT EMOTIONAL DISTRESS DECLINE HELP?', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Gregory Carter
2014 McElduff P, Britton B, Baker A, 'CAUSAL MODELLING IN CANCER RESEARCH', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Amanda Baker
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 Gregory Carter, Sean Halpin, Patrick Mcelduff, Billie Bonevski, Alison Beck, Amanda Baker, Kristen Mccarter, Luke Wolfenden
2012 Baker AL, Beck AK, Carter GL, Bauer J, Wratten C, Bauer J, et al., 'Alcohol, tobacco use and readiness to change in an Australian sample of head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Joint Meeting of the COSA 39th Annual Scientific Meeting and IPOS 14th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Brisbane, Qld (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Patrick Mcelduff, Amanda Baker, Gregory Carter
2012 Beck AK, Baker AL, Britton B, Carter GL, Bauer J, Wratten C, et al., 'Therapeutic alliance between dietitians and patients with head and neck cancer: Relationship to quality of life and nutritional status following a dietitian delivered health behaviour intervention', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Joint Meeting of the COSA 39th Annual Scientific Meeting and IPOS 14th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Brisbane, Qld (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Patrick Mcelduff, Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden
2012 Britton B, Baker AL, Bauer J, Wolfenden L, Wratten C, Beck AK, et al., 'Eat: A stepped wedge cluster randomised trial to improve nutrition in head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Joint Meeting of the COSA 39th Annual Scientific Meeting and IPOS 14th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Brisbane, Qld (2012) [E3]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden, Amanda Baker, Patrick Mcelduff
2012 Clover K, Kelly PJ, Rogers K, Britton B, Carter GL, 'Predictors of desire for help in oncology outpatients reporting pain or distress', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Brisbane (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Gregory Carter
2011 James EL, Wolfenden L, Wyse R, Britton B, Campbell K, Hodder R, et al., 'Interventions to increase fruit and vegetable consumption amongst preschool aged children: A systematic review of randomised trials', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Erica James, Rebecca Wyse, Patrick Mcelduff
2010 Britton B, Clover K, Carter GL, 'Heads Up: A Phase II trial of a psychological intervention to reduce malnutrition and depression in head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy', Australian Journal of Clinical Oncology, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Gregory Carter
2010 Rossiter RC, Graham V, Bennett L, Donnellan M, Giles M, Shylan G, et al., 'The needs of cancer patients who undergo major disfiguring head and neck surgery: The findings of a qualitative study', First International Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing and Health, Thailand, 2010, Chiang Rai, Thailand (2010) [E3]
2009 Britton B, Clover K, Carter GL, Baker AL, 'The innovation in the intervention: Design, recruitment and treatment innovations in head and neck cancer psycho-oncology trials', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Gold Coast, QLD (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1743-7563.2009.01252.x
Co-authors Gregory Carter, Amanda Baker
2008 Britton B, Clover K, Odelli C, Wenham K, Bateman L, Zeaman A, et al., 'Baseline depression predicts end of treatment malnutrition and ECOG status in head and neck cancer radiotherapy patients', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Gregory Carter
2008 Britton B, Clover K, Carter GL, Odelli C, Wenham K, Bateman L, et al., 'Baseline depression predicts end of treatment malnutrition and ECOG status in head and neck cancer radiotherapy patients', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Gregory Carter
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $1,183,646

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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 Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400766
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20121 grants / $1,156,300

Eating As Treatment (EAT): A stepped wedge, randomised control trial of a health behaviour change intervention provided by dietitians to improve nutrition in head and neck cancer patients undergoing r$1,156,300

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Amanda Baker, Conjoint Professor Gregory Carter, Associate Professor Judith Bauer, Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Chris Wratten, Doctor Ben Britton
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100093
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD Innovative Interventions to Address Procedure Related Anxiety in Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy PhD (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Treatment Fidelity in Complex Health Behaviour Change Research: An in-depth Examination of Real World Evaluations of Behaviour Change Counselling PhD (Psychiatry), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Dr Ben Britton

Positions

Conjoint Lecturer
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Casual Academic
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Casual Academic
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science

Contact Details

Email benjamin.britton@newcastle.edu.au
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