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Professor Billie Bonevski

NHMRC Career Development Fellow and Brawn Career Development Fellow

School of Medicine and Public Health

Tackling Nicotine Together

Professor Billie Bonevski is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellow, Behavioural Scientist and University of Newcastle researcher whose smoking cessation programs are being implemented by Cancer Councils across the nation.

Billie Bonevski 

As the leader of the NHMRC-funded Tackling Nicotine Together (TNT) program, which aims to reorientate drug and alcohol treatment services, Professor Billie Bonevski aspires to ensure support is provided to help people quit smoking.

"Traditionally, drug and alcohol services in Australia will address every other drug type: heroin, cannabis, alcohol – everything, but they won't address tobacco smoking," Billie asserts.

There is a multitude of reasons as to why it has been this way, but the fact remains, services adapting to promote behaviour change is vital.

"The problem has been that most people who receive treatment for their addictions will actually die from tobacco-related disease rather than those other addictions they have," explains Billie.

While fifteen per cent of the Australian population smokes, this rate drastically increases for people attending drug and alcohol centres, including centres which are within the TNT program.

"Between 70 and 100 percent of centre clients' smoke," Billie affirms.

"Hence the extreme need to address drug and alcohol service clients' smoking."

The TNT study is the first in Australia to increase tobacco dependence treatment to patients.  A collaborative endeavour between the University of Newcastle, the Cancer Council NSW, the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (UNSW), and the Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies, it is a staff-centric project with more than 30 centres nationally.  

The project focuses on building the capacity of treatment centres, to insure that these centres can provide their clients with the support needed to quit smoking.  Centre staff are trained in treating tobacco dependency, have access to free nicotine replacement stock to give to clients, and are linked to Quitline for more involved treatment.

HEALTH PRIORITY

For the past five years, Billie's work has focused on priority groups, such as those who may be socio-economically disadvantaged, or people with comorbidities like cancer or chronic illness. Health initiatives, up until now, have largely ignored these groups, choosing instead to target the broader Australian public with health education.

"Generally speaking, such measures have been effective, but there are pockets of society who have missed the message or experience a lack of services to help them deal with their unique challenges," Billie states.

She feels that targeting groups has been a significant advance in the field, particularly as one of her recent studies shows that one in four Australians will experience some sort of comorbidity or disadvantage at any given time.

IN THE BEGINNING

With a Bachelor of Arts and First Class Honours in Psychology (and the departmental prize for best applied thesis) from the University of Newcastle, Billie began work as a research assistant to Rob Sanson-Fisher, then Head of Behavioural Science in the Faculty of Medicine. Flourishing in the role she began her PhD in Behavioural Science, developing, as part of her thesis, a desktop computer program for GPs.  This program would remind doctors to carry out preventative activities in each patient consultation, such as suggesting a patient quit smoking, or reminding women of the need of a pap smear.

"The program was found to increase rates of preventative care," Billie remarks.

"Which I still find really nice!"

Despite undertaking a valuable year at the University of Oxford in the UK in 1997, for a World Health Organisation General Practice research fellowship, Billie was drawn back home.  Bolstered by the knowledge that the University of Newcastle is a national leader in public health research, prompted Billie not only to return, but to stay.  As she says now "Why would you move?"

HEALTH BEHAVIOUR

Billie's background in psychology has proved to be highly applicable to her present studies.  Her primary focus is on improving people's health behaviour by developing programs so they can optimise their own health through modified behaviours.

"Psychology provides the tools and the strategies for behaviour change," she confirms.

"Whether it be goal-setting, cognitive behaviour therapy or other tactics to arm people with the means to change."

Encouraging smokers to smoke less, drinkers to drink less and getting people to wear sunscreen are just some examples.

"It's about trying to get people on the path to health again through preventative actions and health-behaviour change," Billie says.

While Billie's work is particular to the Australian psychosocial situation, it has significance for the world population. Globally, health equity is a pertinent issue recognised by researchers as an area in dire need of addressing.

"Health improvement affects everybody," Billie points out.

"My research is one piece of the jigsaw puzzle to ending health inequities."

"Nonetheless, as the local health community is increasingly recognising, it's a key one."

USING THE DATA

Six months after the TNT project, data will be collected to determine the effectiveness of system change intervention for smoking in drug and alcohol centres across Australia.  Questions will be asked as to whether clients felt they received more treatment from centre staff to tackle tobacco dependency; if they felt it helped them quit, and the level of smoking cessation.

The potential of this valuable data is that the government can use it to inform public health policy, hence preventing the burden of illness caused by tobacco.

Billie's previous research with the Cancer Council New South Wales 'Tackling Tobacco Program' has attracted the interest of Cancer Councils in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. To translate the NSW-based research widely, a Tackling Tobacco National Implementation Group has been formed to focus on vulnerable people's use of the substance.  This bodes well for the TNT project.

Billie, a University of Newcastle Gladys M Brawn Career Development Fellow, is frequently invited as a keynote speaker in national smoking cessation and skin cancer forums, and often honoured in being able to set the agenda.  She's able to present data based on the research being undertaken at the University of Newcastle, on why focusing on tobacco research in long-neglected priority groups is important.

"If you're refocusing the national agenda on the sort of research that should actually be occurring, then you're training up the future that's going to sustain what you're doing now," Billie says.

Her Newcastle team's research work is leading the nation, and is evidently able to command the attention of the tobacco control community.  This, together with her role as a keynote speaker and her success in attracting valuable funding from the NHMRC, is a great incentive and inspiration for Billie's five current PhD students, who are able to work on her important projects.

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Career Summary

Biography

Research Overview

Billie Bonevski, BA(Hons), PhD is a Professor of health behaviour science and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellow and Faculty of Health and Medicine Gladys M Brawn Career Development Fellow at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle. Her research focusses on developing and evaluating methods to help people change their health behaviours and improve their well-being as well as developing strategies to help organisations and services better meet their clients’ health needs. In particular, she is currently leading a number of smoking cessation trials which target vulnerable groups such as those with mental illness and physical co-morbidities, the unemployed and homeless and people with drug and alcohol addiction. She is currently chief investigator on five NHMRC smoking cessation trials including: examining a client-centred, case worker delivered smoking cessation intervention in social and community service organisations; a trial of an organisational change intervention for smoking cessation in drug and alcohol treatment centres and a trial of a financial counselling intervention to reduce smoking in socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. She is also leading research examining the potential of electronic cigarettes as a smoking cessation and harm reduction tool for highly addicted smokers.
 
Collaborations
Billie has a broad network of research collaborations that include local, national and international research leaders, as well as community based partners and industry collaborators.

Teaching and Administration

Billie is the module coordinator and lecturer of the Tobacco Control module for the Masters in Public Health course provided by the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), and she supervises Honours, Clinical Psychology Masters, and PhD students. She is the inaugural Chair and founder of the Faculty of Health and Medicine Gender Equity Committee, and a member of Faculty Board, the Research Management Committee, the Hunter Cancer Research Alliance (HCRA) Biobanking Flagship committee and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) Research Council.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Medicine), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Public Health
  • cancer control
  • health promotion
  • tobacco control

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified 10
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified 20
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 70

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
NHMRC Career Development Fellow and University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/2011 - 1/06/2014 Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Behavioural Scientist National Skin Cancer Committee, Cancer Council Australia
Australia
1/01/2007 - 1/12/2007 Senior Research Academic University of Newcastle
Clinical Pharmacology
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2012 -  Membership Hunter Cancer Research Alliance
Australia

Awards

Prize

Year Award
2015 President's Award
The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand

Research Award

Year Award
2011 Publication Award
Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour (CHB)
1992 WH Ward Prize for Best Applied Thesis
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2015 Smoking and Social Disadvantage
2014 Oceania Tobacco Control Conference
Organisation: Perth Description: Smoking and Social Disadvantage
2013 Global Controversies in Skin Cancer Conference
Organisation: Brisbane Description: GPs, The Sun, and Vitamin D
2013 Australian Smoking Cessation Conference
Organisation: Sydney Description: Addressing tobacco in drug and alcohol treatment settings

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2010 SRNT Europe Conference
Organisation: Bath Description: Smoking and Mental Illness Symposium

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
PUBH1080 Studies in Population Health and Health Promotion
Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
Tobacco Control Module
Coordinator 1/02/2013 - 21/05/2016
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2000 Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Psychosocial aspects of cancer control', Stress and Health: Research and Clinical Applications, Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands 319-334 (2000) [B1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher

Journal article (99 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Courtney RJ, Clare P, Boland V, Martire KA, Bonevski B, Hall W, et al., 'Predictors of retention in a randomised trial of smoking cessation in low-socioeconomic status Australian smokers.', Addict Behav, 64 13-20 (2017)
DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.07.019
Citations Scopus - 1
2016 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Paul C, D'Este C, Twyman L, Palazzi K, Oldmeadow C, 'Self-Exempting Beliefs and Intention to Quit Smoking within a Socially Disadvantaged Australian Sample of Smokers.', Int J Environ Res Public Health, 13 (2016)
DOI 10.3390/ijerph13010118
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, Chris Paul, Catherine Deste
2016 Bar Zeev Y, Bonevski B, Tywman L, Watt K, Clarke M, Atkins L, et al., 'Opportunities missed: A cross-sectional survey of the provision of smoking cessation care to pregnant women by Australian General Practitioners and Obstetricians', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Christopher Oldmeadow
2016 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Paul C, Wiggers J, Germov J, Mitchell D, Bunch D, 'Australian university smoke-free policy implementation: a staff and student survey.', Health Promot J Austr, (2016)
DOI 10.1071/HE16063
Co-authors John Wiggers, John Germov
2016 Malone V, Ezard N, Hodge S, Ferguson L, Schembri A, Bonevski B, 'Nurse provision of support to help inpatients quit smoking.', Health Promot J Austr, (2016)
DOI 10.1071/HE16082
2016 Thomas D, Mackinnon AJ, Bonevski B, Abramson MJ, Taylor S, Poole SG, et al., 'Development and validation of a 21-item challenges to stopping smoking (CSS-21) scale', BMJ Open, 6 (2016) [C1]

Objective: Identification of challenges associated with quitting and overcoming them may improve cessation outcomes. This study describes the development and initial validation of... [more]

Objective: Identification of challenges associated with quitting and overcoming them may improve cessation outcomes. This study describes the development and initial validation of a scale for measuring challenges to stopping smoking. Methods: The item pool was generated from empirical and theoretical literature and existing scales, expert opinion and interviews with smokers and ex-smokers. The questionnaire was administered to smokers and recent quitters who participated in a hospital-based smoking cessation trial. Exploratory factor analysis was performed to identify subscales in the questionnaire. Internal consistency, validity and robustness of the subscales were evaluated. Results: Of a total of 182 participants with a mean age of 55 years (SD 12.8), 128 (70.3%) were current smokers and 54 (29.7%) ex-smokers. Factor analysis of the 21-item questionnaire resulted in a 2-factor solution representing items measuring intrinsic (9 items) and extrinsic (12 items) challenges. This structure was stable in various analyses and the 2 factors accounted for 50.7% of the total variance of the polychoric correlations between the items. Internal consistency (Cronbach's a) coefficients for the intrinsic and extrinsic subscales were 0.86 and 0.82, respectively. Compared with ex-smokers, current smokers had a higher mean score (±SD) for intrinsic (24.0±6.4 vs 20.5±7.4, p=0.002) and extrinsic subscales (22.3±7.5 vs 18.6±6.0, p=0.001). Conclusions: Initial evaluation suggests that the 21-item challenges to stopping smoking scale is a valid and reliable instrument that can be used in research and clinical settings to assess challenges to stopping smoking.

DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011265
2016 Paul C, Bonevski B, Twyman L, D'Este C, Siahpush M, Guillaumier A, et al., 'The 'price signal' for health care is loud and clear: A cross-sectional study of self-reported access to health care by disadvantaged Australians.', Aust N Z J Public Health, 40 132-137 (2016)
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12405
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Chris Paul
2016 Bonevski B, Guillaumier A, Shakeshaft A, Farrell M, Tzelepis F, Walsberger S, et al., 'An organisational change intervention for increasing the delivery of smoking cessation support in addiction treatment centres: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial', Trials, 17 (2016)

© 2016 Bonevski et al.Background: The provision of smoking cessation support in Australian drug and alcohol treatment services is sub-optimal. This study examines the cost-effect... [more]

© 2016 Bonevski et al.Background: The provision of smoking cessation support in Australian drug and alcohol treatment services is sub-optimal. This study examines the cost-effectiveness of an organisational change intervention to reduce smoking amongst clients attending drug and alcohol treatment services. Methods/design: A cluster-randomised controlled trial will be conducted with drug and alcohol treatment centres as the unit of randomisation. Biochemically verified (carbon monoxide by breath analysis) client 7-day-point prevalence of smoking cessation at 6 weeks will be the primary outcome measure. The study will be conducted in 33 drug and alcohol treatment services in four mainland states and territories of Australia: New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, and South Australia. Eligible services are those with ongoing client contact and that include pharmacotherapy services, withdrawal management services, residential rehabilitation, counselling services, and case management services. Eligible clients are those aged over 16 years who are attending their first of a number of expected visits, are self-reported current smokers, proficient in the English language, and do not have severe untreated mental illness as identified by the service staff. Control services will continue to provide usual care to the clients. Intervention group services will receive an organisational change intervention, including assistance in developing smoke-free policies, nomination of champions, staff training and educational client and service resources, and free nicotine replacement therapy in order to integrate smoking cessation support as part of usual client care. Discussion: If effective, the organisational change intervention has clear potential for implementation as part of the standard care in drug and alcohol treatment centres. Trial registration: Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry, ACTRN12615000204549. Registered on 3 March 2015.

DOI 10.1186/s13063-016-1401-6
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Flora Tzelepis, Adrian Dunlop, Chris Paul
2016 Twyman L, Bonevski B, Paul C, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Bryant J, Oldmeadow C, et al., 'The association between cannabis use and motivation and intentions to quit tobacco within a sample of Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers.', Health Educ Res, 31 771-781 (2016)
DOI 10.1093/her/cyw049
Co-authors Chris Paul, Christopher Oldmeadow
2016 McCarter K, Martínez Ú, 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 e012296 (2016)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012296
Co-authors Gregory Carter, Luke Wolfenden, Sean Halpin, Amanda Baker
2016 Twyman L, Bonevski B, Paul C, Bryant J, Gartner C, Guillaumier A, 'Electronic cigarettes: Awareness, recent use, and attitudes within a sample of socioeconomically disadvantaged Australian smokers', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 18 670-677 (2016) [C1]

© The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.Introduction: Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) awareness, ... [more]

© The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.Introduction: Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) awareness, trial of e-cigarettes in the past 12 months, source and perceptions of safety and effectiveness was assessed within a disadvantaged sample of adult Australian smokers receiving welfare aid. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was administered to clients who smoke at two community service organizations in New South Wales, Australia from October 2013 to July 2014. E-cigarette awareness, trial in past 12 months, sources of e-cigarettes and perceptions of the safety and effectiveness of e-cigarettes to help people quit were assessed along with sociodemographic and smoking-related variables. Results: In total, 369 participants completed the survey (77% response rate). Awareness and trial of e-cigarettes were reported by 77% (n = 283) and 35% (n = 103) of the sample, respectively. E-cigarettes were most commonly obtained from friends/strangers followed by tobacco shops (tobacconists). Trying e-cigarettes in the past 12 months was significantly associated with positive perceptions of their safety (odds ratio [OR] = 1.8, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1, 3.1) and effectiveness (OR = 1.9, 95% CI = 1.1, 3.2). Motivation to quit tobacco smoking was also significantly positively associated with positive perceptions of e-cigarette safety (OR = 1.2, 95% CI = 1.1, 1.4) and effectiveness (OR = 1.2, 95% CI = 1.0, 1.3). Conclusions: Rates of awareness and trial of e-cigarettes within a disadvantaged sample of Australian smokers are comparable to rates found within representative samples of the general Australian population. Previously trying e-cigarettes and higher levels of motivation to quit were associated with more positive perceptions of e-cigarette safety and effectiveness. Implications: This study demonstrates that socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers are aware of and accessing e-cigarettes in a country with relatively high restrictions covering e-cigarette sale and use.

DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntv183
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Chris Paul
2016 Perret JL, Bonevski B, McDonald CF, Abramson MJ, 'Smoking cessation strategies for patients with asthma: Improving patient outcomes', Journal of Asthma and Allergy, 9 117-128 (2016)

© 2016 Perret et al.Smoking is common in adults with asthma, yet a paucity of literature exists on smoking cessation strategies specifically targeting this subgroup. Adverse resp... [more]

© 2016 Perret et al.Smoking is common in adults with asthma, yet a paucity of literature exists on smoking cessation strategies specifically targeting this subgroup. Adverse respiratory effects from personal smoking include worse asthma control and a predisposition to lower lung function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Some data suggest that individuals with asthma are more likely than their non-asthmatic peers to smoke regularly at an earlier age. While quit attempts can be more frequent in smokers with asthma, they are also of shorter duration than in non-asthmatics. Considering these asthma-specific characteristics is important in order to individualize smoking cessation strategies. In particular, asthma-specific information such as ¿lung age¿ should be provided and longer-term follow-up is advised. Promising emerging strategies include reminders by cellular phone and web-based interventions using consumer health informatics. For adolescents, training older peers to deliver asthma education is another promising strategy. For smokers who are hospitalized for asthma, inpatient nicotine replacement therapy and counseling are a priority. Overall, improving smoking cessation rates in smokers with asthma may rely on a more personalized approach, with the potential for substantial health benefits to individuals and the population at large.

DOI 10.2147/JAA.S85615
2016 Iredale JM, Clare PJ, Courtney RJ, Martire KA, Bonevski B, Borland R, et al., 'Associations between behavioural risk factors and smoking, heavy smoking and future smoking among an Australian population-based sample', Preventive Medicine, 83 70-76 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Inc.Introduction: Tobacco smoking co-occurs with behavioural risk factors including diet, alcohol use and obesity. However, the association between behavioural ri... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Inc.Introduction: Tobacco smoking co-occurs with behavioural risk factors including diet, alcohol use and obesity. However, the association between behavioural risk factors and heavy smoking (> 20 cig/day) compared to light-moderate smoking is unknown. The link between behavioural risk factors and future smoking for both ex and current smokers is also unknown. This study sought to examine these relationships. It is hypothesised that behavioural risk factors will be more strongly associated with heavy smoking. Method: Data from Wave 7 (2007) of the Household and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey was analysed using logistic regression to determine relationships between diet (fruit and vegetable consumption, and unhealthy diet choices), alcohol consumption, obesity and physical activity with light-moderate smoking and heavy smoking. The association between these risk factors and future smoking (2008) was assessed for current and ex-smokers (2007). Results: Obese respondents were less likely to be light/moderate smokers (RRR: 0.53; 95% CI: 0.43, 0.66) but not heavy smokers. Those who consume confectionary weekly were less likely to be light/moderate smokers (RRR: 0.73; 95% CI: 0.61, 0.87), but not heavy smokers. Smokers in 2007 were more likely to continue smoking in 2008 if they consumed 1-4 drinks per occasion (OR: 2.52; 95% CI: 1.13, 5.62). Ex-smokers in 2007 were less likely to relapse in 2008 if they consumed recommended levels of both fruit and vegetables (OR: 0.31; CI: 0.10, 0.91). Conclusion: The relationships between heavy smoking and behavioural risk factors differ from moderate-light smoking. Future primary care interventions would benefit from targeting multiple risk factors, particularly for heavy smokers.

DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.11.020
2016 Wilson AJ, Bonevski B, Dunlop A, Shakeshaft A, Tzelepis F, Walsberger S, et al., ''The lesser of two evils': A qualitative study of staff and client experiences and beliefs about addressing tobacco in addiction treatment settings', Drug and Alcohol Review, 35 92-101 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.Introduction and Aims: The aim of this study was to explore beliefs about tobacco dependence treatment from th... [more]

© 2016 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.Introduction and Aims: The aim of this study was to explore beliefs about tobacco dependence treatment from the perspective of staff and clients in addiction treatment settings.Design and Methods: A qualitative study was conducted between August and November 2013 using grounded theory methodology. Participants were recruited from four government-funded drug and alcohol services in a regional centre of New South Wales, Australia. Treatment centre staff (n=10) were interviewed using a semistructured interview guide and two focus groups (n=5 and n=6) were held with clients of the same treatment centres.Results: Both clients and staff wish to do more about tobacco use in addiction treatment services, but a number of barriers were identified. Staff barriers included lack of time, tobacco-permissive organisational culture, lack of enforcement of smoke-free policies, beliefs that tobacco is not a treatment priority for clients and that clients need to smoke as a coping strategy, and perceptions that treatment was either ineffective or not used by clients. Clients reported smoking as a habit and for enjoyment or stress relief, seeing staff smoking, nicotine replacement therapy unaffordability and perceptions that nicotine replacement therapy may be addictive, and inability to relate to telephone cessation counselling as barriers to quitting smoking.Discussion and Conclusions: Client and staff perceptions and attitudes about the treatment of tobacco, particularly those relating telephone support and nicotine replacement therapy, provided information, which will inform the design of smoking cessation programs for addiction treatment populations. [Wilson AJ, Bonevski B., Dunlop A., Shakeshaft A, Tzelepis F., Walsberger S., Farrell M., Kelly PJ, Guillaumier A. 'The lesser of two evils': A qualitative study of staff and client experiences and beliefs about addressing tobacco in addiction treatment settings. Drug Alcohol Rev 2015].

DOI 10.1111/dar.12322
Co-authors Adrian Dunlop, Amanda Wilson, Flora Tzelepis
2016 Pateman K, Ford P, Fizgerald L, Mutch A, Yuke K, Bonevski B, Gartner C, 'Stuck in the catch 22: Attitudes towards smoking cessation among populations vulnerable to social disadvantage', Addiction, 111 1048-1056 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Society for the Study of Addiction.Aim: To explore how smoking and smoking cessation is perceived within the context of disadvantage, across a broad cross-section of defin... [more]

© 2016 Society for the Study of Addiction.Aim: To explore how smoking and smoking cessation is perceived within the context of disadvantage, across a broad cross-section of defined populations vulnerable to social disadvantage. Design: Qualitative focus groups with participants recruited through community service organizations (CSO). Setting: Metropolitan and regional settings in Queensland, Australia. Focus groups were held at the respective CSO facilities. Participants: Fifty-six participants across nine focus groups, including people living with mental illness, people experiencing or at risk of homelessness (adult and youth populations), people living with HIV, people living in a low-income area and Indigenous Australians. Measurements: Thematic, in-depth analysis of focus group discussions. Participant demographic information and smoking history was recorded. Findings: Smoking behaviour, smoking identity and feelings about smoking were reflective of individual circumstances and social and environmental context. Participants felt 'trapped' in smoking because they felt unable to control the stressful life circumstances that triggered and sustained their smoking. Smoking cessation was viewed as an individual's responsibility, which was at odds with participants' statements about the broader factors outside of their own control that were responsible for their smoking. Conclusion: Highly disadvantaged smokers' views on smoking involve contradictions between feeling that smoking cessation involves personal responsibility, while at the same time feeling trapped by stressful life circumstances. Tobacco control programmes aiming to reduce smoking among disadvantaged groups are unlikely to be successful unless the complex interplay of social factors is carefully considered.

DOI 10.1111/add.13253
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2016 Thomas D, Abramson MJ, Bonevski B, Taylor S, Poole SG, Paul E, et al., 'Integrating smoking cessation into routine care in hospitals-a randomized controlled trial', Addiction, (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Society for the Study of Addiction. Aims: To evaluate the effectiveness of a pharmacist-led multi-component smoking cessation programme (GIVE UP FOR GOOD) compared with us... [more]

© 2015 Society for the Study of Addiction. Aims: To evaluate the effectiveness of a pharmacist-led multi-component smoking cessation programme (GIVE UP FOR GOOD) compared with usual care in hospitalized smokers. Design: Randomized, assessor-blinded, parallel-group trial. Setting: Three tertiary public hospitals in Australia. Participants: A total of 600 adult in-patient smokers [mean ± standard deviation (SD), age 51 ± 14 years; 64% male] available for 12 months follow-up. Interventions: Multi-component hospital pharmacist-led behavioural counselling and/or pharmacotherapy provided during hospital stay, on discharge and 1 month post-discharge, with further support involving community health professionals (n = 300). Usual care comprised routine care provided by hospitals (n = 300). Measurements: Two primary end-points were tested using intention-to-treat analysis: carbon monoxide (CO)-validated 1-month sustained abstinence at 6-month follow-up and verified 6-month sustained abstinence at 12-month follow-up. Smoking status and pharmacotherapy usage were assessed at baseline, discharge, 1, 6 and 12 months. Findings: Sustained abstinence rates for intervention and control groups were not significantly different at both 6 months [11.6% (34 of 294) versus 12.6% (37 of 294); odds ratio (OR) = 0.91, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.55-1.50] and 12 months [11.6% (34 of 292) versus 11.2% (33 of 294); OR = 1.04, 95% CI = 0.63-1.73]. Secondary end-points, self-reported continuous abstinence at 6 and 12 months, also agreed with the primary end-points. Use of pharmacotherapy was higher in the intervention group, both during hospital stay [52.3% (157 of 300) versus 42.7% (128 of 300); P = 0.016] and after discharge [59.6% (174 of 292) versus 43.5% (128 of 294); P < 0.001]. Conclusions: A pharmacist-led multi-component smoking cessation intervention provided during hospital stay did not improve sustained abstinence rates at either 6 or 12 months compared with routine hospital care.

DOI 10.1111/add.13239
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2016 Liang J, Abramson M, Zwar N, Russell G, Holland A, Bonevski B, et al., 'AN INTERDISCIPLINARY MODEL OF CARE FOR THE EARLY DETECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) IN PRIMARY CARE-THE RADICALS(C) TRIAL', RESPIROLOGY, 21 61-61 (2016)
2016 Twyman L, Bonevski B, Paul C, Bryant J, West R, Siahpush M, et al., 'Factors Associated With Concurrent Tobacco Smoking and Heavy Alcohol Consumption Within a Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Australian Sample.', Subst Use Misuse, 51 459-470 (2016)
DOI 10.3109/10826084.2015.1122065
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Chris Paul, Christopher Oldmeadow
2015 Bryant J, Zucca A, Brozek I, Rock V, Bonevski B, 'Sun Protection Attitudes and Behaviours Among First Generation Australians with Darker Skin Types: Results from Focus Groups', Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 17 248-254 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10903-013-9900-y
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Alison Zucca
2015 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Paul C, 'Tobacco health warning messages on plain cigarette packs and in television campaigns: A qualitative study with Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers', Health Education Research, 30 57-66 (2015) [C1]

© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press.Television advertisements, packaging regulations and health warning labels (HWLs) are designed to communicate anti-smoking... [more]

© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press.Television advertisements, packaging regulations and health warning labels (HWLs) are designed to communicate anti-smoking messages to large number of smokers. However, only a few studies have examined how high smoking prevalence groups respond to these warnings. This study explored how socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers engage with health risk and cessation benefit messages. Six focus groups were conducted over September 2012-April 2013 with adult clients of welfare organizations in regional New South Wales, Australia who were current smokers (n = 51). Participants discussed HWLs, plain packaging and anti-smoking television advertisements. Discussions were audio-taped, transcribed verbatim and analysed using thematic analysis. Highly emotive warnings delivering messages of negative health effects were most likely to capture the attention of the study participants; however, these warning messages did not prompt quit attempts and participants were sceptical about the effectiveness of cessation programmes such as telephone quitlines. Active avoidance of health warning messages was common, and many expressed false and self-exempting beliefs towards the harms of tobacco. Careful consideration of message content and medium is required to communicate the anti-smoking message to disadvantaged smokers who consider themselves desensitized to warnings. Health communication strategies should continue to address false beliefs about smoking and educate on cessation services that are currently underutilized.

DOI 10.1093/her/cyu037
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Chris Paul
2015 Power J, Mallat C, Bonevski B, Nielssen O, 'An audit of assessment and outcome of intervention at a quit smoking clinic in a homeless hostel.', Australas Psychiatry, 23 528-530 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1039856215593396
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Bonevski B, Guillaumier A, Twyman L, 'Electronic nicotine devices considered through an equity lens', Addiction, 110 1069-1070 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/add.12953
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2015 Bonevski B, Twyman L, Paul C, D'Este C, West R, Siahpush M, et al., 'Comparing socially disadvantaged smokers who agree and decline to participate in a randomised smoking cessation trial', BMJ OPEN, 5 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008419
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Chris Paul, Catherine Deste, Christopher Oldmeadow
2015 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Paul C, d'Este C, Durkin S, Doran C, 'Which Type of Antismoking Advertisement Is Perceived as More Effective? An Experimental Study With a Sample of Australian Socially Disadvantaged Welfare Recipients.', Am J Health Promot, (2015)
DOI 10.4278/ajhp.141125-QUAN-593
Co-authors Catherine Deste
2015 Tapley A, Magin P, Morgan S, Henderson K, Scott J, Thomson A, et al., 'Test ordering in an evidence free zone: Rates and associations of Australian general practice trainees' Vitamin D test ordering', Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 21 1151-1156 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.Rationale, aims and objectives Indiscriminate health screening is increasingly seen as being problematic. In particular, Vitamin D testing rates are... [more]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.Rationale, aims and objectives Indiscriminate health screening is increasingly seen as being problematic. In particular, Vitamin D testing rates are increasing rapidly despite recommendations against population screening. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of Vitamin D testing among family practice/general practitioner (GP) trainees and to establish associations of this testing. Methods Cross-sectional analysis of data from the ReCEnT (Registrars Clinical Encounters in Training) cohort study. The setting was GP practices in four Australian states. Data from 60 consecutive consultations per trainee were recorded each 6-month training term (up to four terms). Results Vitamin D tests were ordered in 726 (1.0%) of encounters (n = 69 412). Vitamin D test ordering was significantly associated with patients being older, female and non-English speaking. Trainees were more likely to test if they worked in a completely bulk-billing practice (i.e. a practice without any patient payment), if more problems were dealt with, more pathology tests were ordered in the consultation and if a lipid profile was ordered. They were less likely to test if they sought in-consultation advice or information. The most common reasons for testing were 'check-up' and 'health maintenance'. Conclusions In this first report of associations of Vitamin D testing in the GP setting, we found that non-targeted Vitamin D testing (testing inconsistent with current guidelines) is widespread in GP trainees' practice. Adoption of more rational testing approaches is needed.

DOI 10.1111/jep.12322
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Parker Magin, Patrick Mcelduff
2015 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wiggers J, Kypri K, Bonevski B, McElduff P, et al., 'Targeting multiple health risk behaviours among vocational education students using electronic feedback and online and telephone support: Protocol for a cluster randomised trial Health behavior, health promotion and society', BMC Public Health, 15 (2015) [C3]

© 2015 Tzelepis et al.Background: Technical and Further Education (TAFE) colleges are the primary provider of vocational education in Australia. Most TAFE students are young adul... [more]

© 2015 Tzelepis et al.Background: Technical and Further Education (TAFE) colleges are the primary provider of vocational education in Australia. Most TAFE students are young adults, a period when health risk behaviours become established. Furthermore, high rates of smoking, risky alcohol consumption, inadequate fruit and vegetable intake and insufficient physical activity have been reported in TAFE students. There have been no intervention studies targeting multiple health risk behaviours simultaneously in this population. The proposed trial will examine the effectiveness of providing TAFE students with electronic feedback regarding health risk behaviours and referral to a suite of existing online and telephone services addressing smoking, risky alcohol consumption, fruit and vegetable intake, and physical activity levels. Methods/Design: A two arm, parallel, cluster randomised trial will be conducted within TAFE campuses in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. TAFE classes will be randomly allocated to an intervention or control condition (50 classes per condition). To be eligible, students must be: enrolled in a course that runs for more than 6 months; aged 16 years or older; and not meet Australian health guideline recommendations for at least one of the following: smoking, alcohol consumption, fruit and/or vegetable intake, or physical activity. Students attending intervention classes, will undertake via a computer tablet a risk assessment for health risk behaviours, and for behaviours not meeting Australian guidelines be provided with electronic feedback about these behaviours and referral to evidence-based online programs and telephone services. Students in control classes will not receive any intervention. Primary outcome measures that will be assessed via online surveys at baseline and 6 months post-recruitment are: 1) daily tobacco smoking; 2) standard drinks of alcohol consumed per week; 3) serves of fruit consumed daily; 4) serves of vegetables consumed daily; and 5) metabolic equivalent minutes of physical activity per week. Discussion: Proactive enrolment to existing online and telephone services has the potential to address modifiable determinants of disease. This trial will be the first to examine a potentially scalable intervention targeting multiple health risk behaviours among students in the vocational training setting.

DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1898-8
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Clare Collins, Kypros Kypri, Patrick Mcelduff, John Wiggers, Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis, Marita Lynagh, Luke Wolfenden
2015 Bonevski B, Magin P, Horton G, Bryant J, Randell M, Kimlin MG, 'An internet based approach to improve general practitioners' knowledge and practices: The development and pilot testing of the "ABC's of vitamin D" program', International Journal of Medical Informatics, 84 413-422 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2015.01.006
Co-authors Graeme Horton, Parker Magin
2015 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Paul C, ''Cigarettes are priority': A qualitative study of how Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers respond to rising cigarette prices', Health Education Research, 30 599-608 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/her/cyv026
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Chris Paul
2015 Thomas D, Abramson MJ, Bonevski B, Taylor S, Poole SG, Weeks GR, et al., 'Quitting experiences and preferences for a future quit attempt: A study among inpatient smokers', BMJ Open, 5 (2015) [C1]

© 2015, BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved.Objective: Understanding smokers' quit experiences and their preferences for a future quit attempt may aid in the development of... [more]

© 2015, BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved.Objective: Understanding smokers' quit experiences and their preferences for a future quit attempt may aid in the development of effective cessation treatments. The aims of this study were to measure tobacco use behaviour; previous quit attempts and outcomes; methods used to assist quitting; difficulties experienced during previous attempts; the motives and preferred methods to assist quitting in a future attempt; identify the factors associated with preferences for smoking cessation. Design: Face-to-face interview using a structured questionnaire. Setting: Inpatient wards of three Australian public hospitals. Participants: Hospitalised smokers enrolled in a smoking cessation trial. Results: Of 600 enrolled patients (42.8% participation rate), 64.3% (n=386) had attempted quitting in the previous 12 months. On a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), current motivation to quit smoking was high (median 9; IQR 6.5-10), but confidence was modest (median 5; IQR 3-8). Among 386 participants who reported past quit attempts, 69.9% (n=270) had used at least one cessation aid to assist quitting. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) was most commonly stated (222, 57.5%), although the majority had used NRT for <4 weeks. Hypnotherapy was the most common (68, 17.6%) non-pharmacological treatment. Over 80% (n=311) experienced withdrawal symptoms; craving and irritability were commonly reported. Most participants (351, 58.5%) believed medications, especially NRT (322, 53.7%), would assist them to quit in the future. History of previous smoking cessation medication use was the only independent predictor of interest in using medications for a future quit attempt. Conclusions: The majority of smokers had attempted quitting in the previous 12 months; NRT was a popular cessation treatment, although it was not used as recommended by most. This suggests a need for assistance in the selection and optimal use of cessation aids for hospitalised smokers. Trial registration number: Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12612000368831.

DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006959
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2014 Neptune D, Bonevski B, Enninghorst N, Balogh ZJ, 'The prevalence of smoking and interest in quitting among surgical patients with acute extremity fractures', Drug and Alcohol Review, (2014) [C1]

Introduction and Aims: We studied the prevalence of smoking, the effect of hospital stay on motivation to quit and the exposure to smoking cessation advice in orthopaedic patients... [more]

Introduction and Aims: We studied the prevalence of smoking, the effect of hospital stay on motivation to quit and the exposure to smoking cessation advice in orthopaedic patients who required surgical intervention for acute extremity fractures. Design and Methods: This cross-sectional study involved a self-administered pen-and-paper survey assessing smoking status, interest and motivation to quit smoking, and current advice to quit among a consecutive cohort of patients aged 18-65 years old with acute extremity fractures. These patients were admitted to the John Hunter Hospital Level 1 trauma facility in New South Wales, Australia, for surgical intervention over a three month period. Results: A total of 183 patients (response rate 98%) completed the survey. Sixty-eight patients (37.2%) reported a current smoking habit. The prevalence of smoking was 42.2% among males and 25.5% among females. A total of 40% of smokers reported that they had not received advice to quit from medical staff during hospital admission. Prior to admission, 12.1% of smokers were interested in smoking cessation; this percentage increased to 26.8% post-admission. Discussion and Conclusions: The prevalence of smoking among surgical patients with extremity fractures was found to be more than twice the prevalence of the population of New South Wales. Hospital admission had a positive impact on the patient's interest in smoking cessation. Our study suggests that the identification of orthopaedic patients who smoke is suboptimal, and the opportunity to encourage smoking cessation during hospital admission is currently being overlooked. © 2014 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12170
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Zsolt Balogh
2014 Hoekzema L, Werumeus Buning A, Bonevski B, Wolke L, Wong S, Drinkwater P, et al., 'Smoking rates and smoking cessation preferences of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics of two large Australian maternity hospitals', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54 53-58 (2014) [C1]

Background Tobacco smoking is the most important preventable cause of many adverse pregnancy outcomes. Some women continue to smoke during pregnancy although the harmful effects a... [more]

Background Tobacco smoking is the most important preventable cause of many adverse pregnancy outcomes. Some women continue to smoke during pregnancy although the harmful effects are evident. Aims To characterise pregnant smokers and to understand their smoking behaviours and preferences for smoking cessation. Materials and Methods Pregnant women (=18 years) attending the antenatal clinics of two large Victorian maternity hospitals completed a prepiloted questionnaire which included items regarding socio-demographics, smoking habits and attitudes towards quitting. Results Smoking status was self-reported by 1899 participants; 125 (6.6%) were current smokers and 604 (31.8%) were ex-smokers. There were 87 (69.6%) daily smokers and 38 (30.4%) occasional smokers. Smokers mainly had medium (54; 43.2%) or heavy nicotine dependence (45; 36%). Current smokers were younger, Australian born, not living with a partner, from a lower socio-economic background, multigravida and had a smoker in their household or among friends. Although pregnant smokers were aware of the possible complications of smoking, their motivation and confidence to quit (median) on a 10-point scale were 7 and 4, respectively. The majority of smokers preferred to stop smoking gradually (74; 71.2%). The preferred methods for quitting were medications (49; 47.6%) and hypnotherapy (35; 34.0%). Patches (28; 29.5%) were the preferred dosage form, and nicotine replacement therapy (25; 28.1%) was the preferred medication. Less than half reported that their health professionals discouraged smoking during pregnancy. Conclusions Health professionals should be more proactive in identifying smokers and offering smoking cessation support in pregnancy. Multidisciplinary smoking cessation interventions for pregnant smokers are warranted. © 2013 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

DOI 10.1111/ajo.12148
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
2014 Bonevski B, Paul C, Jones A, Bisquera A, Regan T, 'Smoky homes: Gender, socioeconomic and housing disparities in second hand tobacco smoke (SHS) exposure in a large population-based Australian cohort', Preventive Medicine, 60 95-101 (2014) [C1]

Objective: Although research suggests that socioeconomic status (SES) will be related to housing type with regard to second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure, there has been no comprehens... [more]

Objective: Although research suggests that socioeconomic status (SES) will be related to housing type with regard to second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure, there has been no comprehensive examination of these relationships. This study aimed to explore associations between SHS exposure a) at home and b) at other places, and a number of SES, housing, and health factors. Method: Data were drawn from the 45 and Up Study, a large cohort study with 266,848 adults in New South Wales, Australia, of which 160,824 participants aged 45-65. years were included in this study. Associations between socio-demographic characteristics, smoking status, housing-type, SES, and exposure to SHS were explored initially using Chi-square tests. Ordinal logistic models were created with increasing exposure to SHS at home and at other places. Results: When measuring SHS exposure at home, being female (odds ratio (OR) = 1.2, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.2, 1.3); being of lower age (45-49. years vs 60-64. years, OR = 1.4, 95%CI = 1.3, 1.5), being a current smoker of over 20 cigarettes per day (vs never smoked, OR = 10.2, 95%CI = 9.4,11); living in other types of dwelling compared to living at home (OR = 1.3, 95%CI = 1.1, 1.4), living with a partner (vs being single OR = 2.3, 95%CI = 2.1, 2.5), and low SES measures were associated with increased exposure. Increasing SHS exposure at other places was also related to low SES measures, however unlike SHS exposure at home, SHS exposure at other places was associated with being male (OR = 1.5, 95%CI = 1.5, 1.6); and greater paid hours of work (OR = 1.3, 95%CI = 1.2, 1.3). Conclusion: Improved monitoring of SHS exposure in high risk environments is required. Tailoring SHS messages to environments may also be required, for example to women living in units, apartments and mobile homes and males in lower income workplaces. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.

DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.12.024
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Chris Paul, Timothy Regan
2014 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Doran C, Paul C, D'Este C, Siahpush M, 'Paying the price: A cross-sectional survey of Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers' responses to hypothetical cigarette price rises', Drug and Alcohol Review, 33 177-185 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/dar.12103
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Chris Paul
2014 Bonevski B, 'System-centred tobacco management: From 'whole-person' to 'whole-system' change', Drug and Alcohol Review, 33 99-101 (2014) [C3]

Patient-centred tobacco management is a pragmatic approach for helping smokers achieve their goals in terms of either cessation or harm reduction. However, the success of the appr... [more]

Patient-centred tobacco management is a pragmatic approach for helping smokers achieve their goals in terms of either cessation or harm reduction. However, the success of the approach is dependent on clinicians embracing and delivering it as intended. There are a number of structural and systemic organisational barriers which are limiting clinician-delivered patient-centred tobacco dependence. In response, 'whole system' approaches which help support clinicians in the delivery of patient-centred tobacco management are required. Health system changes to support clinicians and facilitate the delivery of patient-centred tobacco management are worth further investigation, particularly in settings where tobacco smoking rates are high. © 2013 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12086
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Bonevski B, Regan T, Paul C, Baker AL, Bisquera A, 'Associations between alcohol, smoking, socioeconomic status and comorbidities: Evidence from the 45 and Up Study', Drug and Alcohol Review, 33 169-176 (2014) [C1]

Introduction and Aims.: Understanding how tobacco, alcohol and mental health are related is important for developing population-level policies and individual-level treatments that... [more]

Introduction and Aims.: Understanding how tobacco, alcohol and mental health are related is important for developing population-level policies and individual-level treatments that target comorbidities. The current study aimed to examine sociodemographic characteristics and mental health comorbidities associated with the odds of using tobacco and harmful levels of alcohol concurrently. Design and Methods.: Data were drawn from the 45 and Up Study, a large cohort study with 267153 adults aged 45 years and over in New South Wales, Australia. Participants completed a survey assessing alcohol, smoking, psychological distress, treatment for depression and anxiety, and a range of socioeconomic status indicators. Univariate analyses and three multiple-logistic regression models were used to determine associations with (i) tobacco but not alcohol use; (ii) alcohol but not tobacco use; and (iii) concurrent tobacco and risky levels of alcohol use. Results.: Being female, younger, lower individual and area-level socioeconomic status (SES) and depression and psychological distress were associated with tobacco use alone. Factors associated with alcohol use alone were older age, male gender, higher SES, and lower psychological distress and no recent depression treatment. Factors associated with concurrent risky alcohol consumption and tobacco use included being 45-64, being male, less education, earning <$30000, being employed, and living in lower-SES areas, treatment for depression, and high distress on the Kessler-10. Discussion and Conclusions.: Results suggest strong links between SES, treatment for depression, psychological distress, and concurrent tobacco and alcohol use. This has implications for public health policies and clinical treatment for tobacco and alcohol use, suggesting greater emphasis on addressing multiple health and social concerns. © 2013 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12104
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Timothy Regan, Chris Paul
2014 Courtney RJ, Bradford D, Martire KA, Bonevski B, Borland R, Doran C, et al., 'A randomized clinical trial of a financial education intervention with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for low socio-economic status Australian smokers: a study protocol', ADDICTION, 109 1602-1611 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/add.12669
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Passey M, Bonevski B, 'The importance of tobacco research focusing on marginalized groups', Addiction, 109 1049-1051 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/add.12548
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2014 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Keeping the 'Goose' on the Menu: Response to Commentaries on Financial Incentives in Health Behaviour Change', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 21 206-209 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-013-9342-x
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
2014 Courtney RJ, Bradford D, Martire KA, Bonevski B, Borland R, Doran C, et al., 'A randomized clinical trial of a financial education intervention with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for low socio-economic status Australian smokers: a study protocol', Addiction (Abingdon, England), 109 1602-1611 (2014)

© 2014 Society for the Study of Addiction.BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Reducing smoking prevalence among smokers from low socio-economic status (SES) is a preventative health priority. F... [more]

© 2014 Society for the Study of Addiction.BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Reducing smoking prevalence among smokers from low socio-economic status (SES) is a preventative health priority. Financial stress (e.g. shortage of money or inability to pay bills) may be a major barrier to quitting smoking. This study evaluates the efficacy of a financial education and support programme coupled with pharmacotherapy at improving cessation rates at 8-month follow-up among Australian low SES smokers (people receiving a government pension or allowance).DESIGN: A two-group parallel block randomized (ratio 1¿:¿1) open-label clinical trial (RCT) with allocation concealment will be conducted. Allocation will be concealed to interviewers at data collection-points.SETTING: The study will be conducted primarily by telephone with baseline, follow-up interviews and telephone-based support sessions. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) delivery will be mail-based.PARTICIPANTS: Daily smokers who are interested in quitting smoking and are currently in receipt of government benefits (n¿=¿1046) will be recruited through study advertisements placed in newspapers, posters placed in government social assistance agencies and Quitline telephone-based cessation support services. After completion of a baseline computer-assisted telephone interview, participants will be allocated randomly to control or intervention group using a permuted block approach.INTERVENTION AND COMPARATOR: Participants in both groups will receive 8 weeks of free combination NRT plus Quitline support. Participants in the intervention group will also receive four telephone-delivered financial education and support sessions.MEASUREMENTS: The primary outcome measure will be prolonged abstinence (at 8-month follow-up) assessed using Russell Standard criteria and biochemically verified (urine cotinine).COMMENTS: This is the first intervention study to evaluate the potential of co-managing financial stress as a means of enhancing smokers' capacity to quit smoking. Such an intervention may provide a scalable intervention to help low SES smokers to quit.

DOI 10.1111/add.12669
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Paul C, Durkin S, D'Este C, 'Socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers' ratings of plain and branded cigarette packaging: an experimental study', BMJ OPEN, 4 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004078
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Chris Paul, Catherine Deste
2014 Vuong K, Trevena L, Bonevski B, Armstrong BK, 'Feasibility of a GP delivered skin cancer prevention intervention in Australia', BMC Family Practice, 15 (2014) [C1]

© 2014 Vuong et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.Background: Despite years of public education, sun-related behaviours are difficult to change and a recent survey showed low leve... [more]

© 2014 Vuong et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.Background: Despite years of public education, sun-related behaviours are difficult to change and a recent survey showed low levels of sun protection. In this study we evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of an opportunistic skin cancer prevention intervention in general practice. Methods. We used a controlled pre-and-post intervention design. Participants (n = 100) were recruited sequentially from patients attending two general practices in Sydney, Australia, from November to December 2010. Participants in the intervention practice (n = 50) received general practitioner delivered sun protection advice after completing a skin cancer risk assessment tool, and a sun protection pamphlet, in addition to routine care, at a single attendance. The skin cancer risk assessment tool provided three levels of risk. The general practitioner (GP) reinforced the level of risk and discussed sun protection. Participants in the control practice (n = 50) received routine care. We measured feasibility by patients' and GPs' participation in the intervention and time taken, and acceptability by intervention participants and GPs ratings of the intervention. We measured reported sun-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviour between the two groups at 1 and 13 months. Results: The intervention was found to be feasible within existing primary care team arrangements. Participation at baseline was 81% (108/134), and repeated participation was 88% (88/100) at 1 month and 70% (70/100) at 13 months. Participants and practitioners found the intervention acceptable. At 1 month, sun-related knowledge had increased in both patient groups, with a greater increase in the intervention group (adjusted mean difference 0.48, p = 0.034). There were no differences between groups in sun-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviour at 13 months. Conclusions: A brief opportunistic skin cancer prevention intervention in general practice is feasible and acceptable. Further research in this setting with a more intensive intervention would be justified.

DOI 10.1186/1471-2296-15-137
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2014 Bonevski B, Randell M, Paul C, Chapman K, Twyman L, Bryant J, et al., 'Reaching the hard-to-reach: A systematic review of strategies for improving health and medical research with socially disadvantaged groups', BMC Medical Research Methodology, 14 (2014) [C1]

Background: This study aims to review the literature regarding the barriers to sampling, recruitment, participation, and retention of members of socioeconomically disadvantaged gr... [more]

Background: This study aims to review the literature regarding the barriers to sampling, recruitment, participation, and retention of members of socioeconomically disadvantaged groups in health research and strategies for increasing the amount of health research conducted with socially disadvantaged groups. Methods. A systematic review with narrative synthesis was conducted. Searches of electronic databases Medline, PsychInfo, EMBASE, Social Science Index via Web of Knowledge and CINHAL were conducted for English language articles published up to May 2013. Qualitative and quantitative studies as well as literature reviews were included. Articles were included if they reported attempts to increase disadvantaged group participation in research, or the barriers to research with disadvantaged groups. Groups of interest were those described as socially, culturally or financially disadvantaged compared to the majority of society. Eligible articles were categorised according to five phases of research: 1) sampling, 2) recruitment and gaining consent, 3) data collection and measurement, 4) intervention delivery and uptake, and 5) retention and attrition. Results: In total, 116 papers from 115 studies met inclusion criteria and 31 previous literature reviews were included. A comprehensive summation of the major barriers to working with various disadvantaged groups is provided, along with proposed strategies for addressing each of the identified types of barriers. Most studies of strategies to address the barriers were of a descriptive nature and only nine studies reported the results of randomised trials. Conclusions: To tackle the challenges of research with socially disadvantaged groups, and increase their representation in health and medical research, researchers and research institutions need to acknowledge extended timeframes, plan for higher resourcing costs and operate via community partnerships. © 2014 Bonevski et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-14-42
Citations Scopus - 52Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Chris Paul
2014 Twyman L, Bonevski B, Paul C, Bryant J, 'Perceived barriers to smoking cessation in selected vulnerable groups: A systematic review of the qualitative and quantitative literature', BMJ Open, 4 1-15 (2014) [C1]

Objectives: To identify barriers that are common and unique to six selected vulnerable groups: low socioeconomic status; Indigenous; mental illness and substance abuse; homeless; ... [more]

Objectives: To identify barriers that are common and unique to six selected vulnerable groups: low socioeconomic status; Indigenous; mental illness and substance abuse; homeless; prisoners; and at-risk youth. Design: A systematic review was carried out to identify the perceived barriers to smoking cessation within six vulnerable groups. Data sources: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and PsycInfo were searched using keywords and MeSH terms from each database's inception published prior to March 2014. Study selection: Studies that provided either qualitative or quantitative (ie, longitudinal, crosssectional or cohort surveys) descriptions of selfreported perceived barriers to quitting smoking in one of the six aforementioned vulnerable groups were included. Data extraction: Two authors independently assessed studies for inclusion and extracted data. Results: 65 eligible papers were identified: 24 with low socioeconomic groups, 16 with Indigenous groups, 18 involving people with a mental illness, 3 with homeless groups, 2 involving prisoners and 1 involving at-risk youth. One study identified was carried out with participants who were homeless and addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs. Barriers common to all vulnerable groups included: smoking for stress management, lack of support from health and other service providers, and the high prevalence and acceptability of smoking in vulnerable communities. Unique barriers were identified for people with a mental illness (eg, maintenance of mental health), Indigenous groups (eg, cultural and historical norms), prisoners (eg, living conditions), people who are homeless (eg, competing priorities) and at-risk youth (eg, high accessibility of tobacco). Conclusions: Vulnerable groups experience common barriers to smoking cessation, in addition to barriers that are unique to specific vulnerable groups. Individual-level, community-level and social networklevel interventions are priority areas for future smoking cessation interventions within vulnerable groups

DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006414
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Chris Paul
2014 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Keeping the ¿goose¿ on the menu: response to commentaries on financial incentives in health behaviour change.', Int J Behav Med, 21 206-209 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-013-9313-2
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
2013 Paul CL, Turon H, Bonevski B, Bryant J, McElduff P, 'A cross-sectional survey of experts' opinions about the relative effectiveness of tobacco control strategies for the general population versus disadvantaged groups: What do we choose in the absence of evidence?', BMC Public Health, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1144
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Chris Paul
2013 Bonevski B, O'Brien J, Frost S, Yiow L, Oakes W, Barker D, 'Novel setting for addressing tobacco-related disparities: a survey of community welfare organization smoking policies, practices and attitudes', HEALTH EDUCATION RESEARCH, 28 46-57 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/her/cys077
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Bonevski B, Guillaumier A, Paul C, Walsh R, 'The vocational education setting for health promotion: A survey of students' health risk behaviours and preferences for help', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 24 185-191 (2013) [C1]

Background Adolescence and young adulthood is a time of risky health behaviour initiation and experimentation. Smoking, risky drinking, poor nutrition and physical activity, and a... [more]

Background Adolescence and young adulthood is a time of risky health behaviour initiation and experimentation. Smoking, risky drinking, poor nutrition and physical activity, and a lack of sun protection behaviour, often become established in early adulthood. Levels of health risk behaviours occurring amongst tertiary education and training students and their preferences for types of on-campus health promotion programs were examined. Method A cross-sectional pen-and-paper classroom survey was conducted at one Sydney-based TAFE New South Wales Institute campus in May 2010. The survey assessed demographics, smoking, alcohol use, sun protection, nutrition, physical activity and health promotion program preferences. Results: Two hundred and twenty-four students participated (97% consent); the majority were aged 16-24 years (59%) and female (51%). Current smoking (35%), risky drinking (49%) and inadequate physical activity (88%) rates were high. Adequate vegetable intake (3.6%) and sun protection behaviours (5.4%) were low and 33% of students were overweight or obese. Popular health promotion programs included food and activity subsidies, practical skills classes and social outings. Conclusion Participation in health risk behaviours among this sample was high. The setting of tertiary education and workplace training represents an opportunity for early intervention into risky health behaviours among young people. So what? This study is the first to provide information on the prevalence of health risk behaviours and preferences for types of health promoting programs among students of an Australian community college. The results show that young adults regularly participate in multiple health risk behaviours, such as smoking, drinking, poor nutrition, physical activity and lack of sun protection. © 2013 Australian Health Promotion Association.

DOI 10.1071/HE13047
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Chris Paul
2013 Girgis A, Lambert SD, McElduff P, Bonevski B, Lecathelinais C, Boyes A, Stacey F, 'Some things change, some things stay the same: a longitudinal analysis of cancer caregivers' unmet supportive care needs', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 22 1557-1564 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/pon.3166
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Allison Boyes
2013 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'What's Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander. Guiding Principles for the Use of Financial Incentives in Health Behaviour Change', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 20 114-120 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-011-9202-5
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
2013 Bryant J, Bonevski B, Paul CL, Lecathelinais CL, 'A cross-sectional survey of health risk behaviour clusters among a sample of socially disadvantaged Australian welfare recipients', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37 118-123 (2013) [C1]

Objective: To examine the prevalence and clustering of six health risk behaviours (smoking, alcohol, inadequate sun protection, physical inactivity, and inadequate fruit and veget... [more]

Objective: To examine the prevalence and clustering of six health risk behaviours (smoking, alcohol, inadequate sun protection, physical inactivity, and inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption) among severely disadvantaged individuals. Methods: A cross-sectional touch screen computer survey was conducted with 383 clients attending a social and community welfare organisation in New South Wales. Participants were assessed on smoking status, alcohol consumption, fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, sun protection and socio-demographic characteristics. Descriptive statistics, factor analysis and logistic regression were used to assess the prevalence, clustering and socio-demographic predictors of health risk behaviours. Results: Ninety-eight per cent of the participants reported inadequate vegetable consumption, 62.7% reported inadequate fruit consumption, 82.5% reported inadequate sun protection, 61.7% smoked tobacco, 51.4% consumed alcohol at risky levels and 36.5% were insufficiently active. Most participants (87%) reported three or more risk behaviours. Male participants, younger participants and those with lower education were more likely to smoke tobacco and consume alcohol. Conclusions: The prevalence of health risk behaviours among a sample of typically hard-to-reach, severely disadvantaged individuals is extremely high. Implications: Future intervention development should take into account the likelihood of health risk clustering among severely disadvantaged groups. © 2013 The Authors.

DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12028
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Chris Paul
2013 Thomas D, Abramson MJ, Bonevski B, Taylor S, Poole S, Weeks GR, et al., 'A pharmacist-led system-change smoking cessation intervention for smokers admitted to Australian public hospitals (GIVE UP FOR GOOD): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial', TRIALS, 14 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1745-6215-14-148
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2013 Bonevski B, Bryant J, Lambert S, Brozek I, Rock V, 'The ABC of Vitamin D: A Qualitative Study of the Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Vitamin D Deficiency amongst Selected Population Groups', NUTRIENTS, 5 915-927 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/nu5030915
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
2012 Bonevski B, Girgis A, Magin PJ, Horton GL, Brozek I, Armstrong B, 'Prescribing sunshine: A cross-sectional survey of 500 Australian general practitioners' practices and attitudes about vitamin D', International Journal of Cancer, 130 2138-2145 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Parker Magin, Graeme Horton
2012 Bonevski B, Bryant JL, Lynagh MC, Paul CL, 'Money as motivation to quit: A survey of a non-random Australian sample of socially disadvantaged smokers' views of the acceptability of cash incentives', Preventive Medicine, 55 122-126 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Chris Paul, Marita Lynagh
2012 Guillaumier AM, Bonevski B, Paul CL, 'Anti-tobacco mass media and socially disadvantaged groups: A systematic and methodological review', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 698-708 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Chris Paul
2012 Bonevski B, Baker AL, Twyman LH, Paul CL, Bryant JL, 'Addressing smoking and other health risk behaviours using a novel telephone-delivered intervention for homeless people: A proof-of-concept study', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 709-713 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Chris Paul
2012 Paul CL, Bonevski B, Turon HE, Bryant JL, 'The balancing act: Experts' opinions about the relative resourcing of tobacco control efforts for the general population versus disadvantaged populations', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 602-607 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Chris Paul
2012 O'Brien J, Bonevski B, Salmon A, Oakes W, Goodger B, Soewido D, 'An evaluation of a pilot capacity building initiative for smoking cessation in social and community services: The Smoking Care project', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 685-692 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2012 Kelly PJ, Baker AL, Deane FP, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Bonevski B, Tregarthen J, 'Prevalence of smoking and other health risk factors in people attending residential substance abuse treatment', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 638-644 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Frances Kaylambkin
2012 Bonevski B, Baker AL, 'Tobacco smoking as a social justice issue: Advances in research', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 599-601 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2012 Bryant JL, Bonevski B, Paul CL, Hull P, O'Brien J, 'Implementing a smoking cessation program in social and community service organisations: A feasibility and acceptability trial', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 678-684 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Chris Paul
2012 Lynagh MC, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Symonds IM, Scott A, Hall AE, Oldmeadow CJ, 'An RCT protocol of varying financial incentive amounts for smoking cessation among pregnant women', BMC Public Health, 12 1032 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh, Ian Symonds, Christopher Oldmeadow, Alix Hall
2012 Lambert SD, Harrison JD, Smith E, Bonevski B, Carey ML, Lawsin C, et al., 'The unmet needs of partners and caregivers of adults diagnosed with cancer: A systematic review', BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 2 224-230 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 21
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Chris Paul
2011 Bryant JL, Bonevski B, Paul CL, Lecathelinais LC, 'Assessing smoking status in disadvantaged populations: Is computer administered self report an accurate and acceptable measure?', BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11 153 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Chris Paul
2011 Bonevski B, Paul CL, D'Este CA, Sanson-Fisher RW, West R, Girgis A, et al., 'RCT of a client-centred, caseworker-delivered smoking cessation intervention for a socially disadvantaged population', BMC Public Health, 11 70 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-70
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul
2011 Bryant JL, Bonevski B, Paul CL, O'Brien J, Oakes W, 'Developing cessation interventions for the social and community service setting: A qualitative study of barriers to quitting among disadvantaged Australian smokers', BMC Public Health, 11 493 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-493
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Chris Paul
2011 Bryant JL, Bonevski B, Paul CL, 'A survey of smoking prevalence and interest in quitting among social and community service organisation clients in Australia: a unique opportunity for reaching the disadvantaged', BMC Public Health, 11 827 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Chris Paul
2011 Bonevski B, Bowman JA, Richmond R, Bryant JL, Wye PM, Stockings EA, et al., 'Turning of the tide: Changing systems to address smoking for people with a mental illness', Mental Health and Substance Use, 4 116-129 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17523281.2011.555073
Citations Scopus - 8
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2011 Bonevski B, Walsh RA, Paul CL, Smith A, 'Equity should be given high priority in population tobacco control. Letter', British Medical Journal, (2011) [C3]
Co-authors Chris Paul
2011 Bonevski B, Magin PJ, Horton GL, Foster M, Girgis A, 'Response rates in GP surveys: Trialling two recruitment strategies', Australian Family Physician, 40 427-430 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 53Web of Science - 47
Co-authors Parker Magin, Graeme Horton
2011 Bonevski B, Bryant JL, Paul CL, 'Encouraging smoking cessation among disadvantaged groups: A qualitative study of the financial aspects of cessation', Drug and Alcohol Review, 30 411-418 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00248.x
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Chris Paul
2011 Bryant JL, Bonevski B, Paul CL, McElduff P, Attia JR, 'A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of behavioural smoking cessation interventions in selected disadvantaged groups', Addiction, 106 1568-1585 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03467.x
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 35
Co-authors Chris Paul, Patrick Mcelduff, John Attia
2011 Bonevski B, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Bryant JL, Lecathelinais LC, 'Support for smoke-free vocational education settings: An exploratory survey of staff behaviours, experiences and attitudes', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 22 11-16 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Chris Paul
2011 Lynagh MC, Bonevski B, Symonds IM, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Paying women to quit smoking during pregnancy? Acceptability among pregnant women', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 13 1029-1036 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntr108
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Ian Symonds, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
2010 Bonevski B, Paul CL, Paras LE, Lecathelinais LC, 'Spending, shopping and saving: Ex-smokers' perceptions about material gains following quitting', Journal of Smoking Cessation, 5 77-82 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1375/jsc.5.1.77
Co-authors Chris Paul
2010 Wilson AJ, Bonevski B, Jones AL, Henry DA, 'Deconstructing cancer: What makes a good-quality news story?', Medical Journal of Australia, 193 702-706 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Amanda Wilson, Mddah01
2010 Bryant JL, Bonevski B, Paul CL, O'Brien J, Oakes W, 'Delivering smoking cessation support to disadvantaged groups: A qualitative study of the potential of community welfare organizations', Health Education Research, 25 979-990 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/her/cyq051
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 21
Co-authors Chris Paul
2010 Bonevski B, Campbell EM, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'The validity and reliability of an interactive computer tobacco and alcohol use survey in general practice', Addictive Behaviors, 35 492-498 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2009.12.030
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Paul CL, Ross S, Bryant JL, Hill W, Bonevski B, Keevy N, 'The social context of smoking: A qualitative study comparing smokers of high versus low socioeconomic position', BMC Public Health, 10 1-7 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-10-211
Citations Scopus - 47Web of Science - 39
Co-authors Chris Paul
2009 Wilson AJ, Bonevski B, Jones AL, Henry D, 'Media reporting of health interventions: Signs of improvement, but major problems persist', PLoS ONE, 4 e4831 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0004831
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Amanda Wilson
2009 Kralikova E, Bonevski B, Stepankova L, Pohlova L, Mladkova N, 'Postgraduate medical education on tobacco and smoking cessation in Europe', Drug and Alcohol Review, 28 474-483 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00104.x
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
2009 Bonevski B, Walsh RA, Paul CL, 'Government slow to act on public preference for total pub smoking ban', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33 95 (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2009.00347.x
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Chris Paul
2008 Bonevski B, Wilson AJ, Henry DA, 'An analysis of news media coverage of complementary and alternative medicine', PLoS ONE, 3 e2406 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0002406
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Amanda Wilson
2008 Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Walsh RA, Bonevski B, 'Is Australia headed for an epidemic of nicotine replacement therapy addicts?', Medical Journal of Australia, 189 346 (2008) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis
2007 Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, Green LW, D'Este CA, 'Limitations of the Randomized Controlled Trial in Evaluating Population-Based Health Interventions', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 33 155-161 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2007.04.007
Citations Scopus - 166Web of Science - 132
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2006 Aldrich R, Bonevski B, Wilson AJ, 'A case study on determining and responding to health managers' priorities for research to assist health service decision making', Australian Health Review, 30 435-441 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Amanda Wilson
2006 Schofield P, Carey M, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Barriers to the provision of evidence-based psychosocial care in oncology', Psycho-Oncology, 15 863-872 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/pon.1017
Citations Scopus - 51Web of Science - 41
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2005 Carey M, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Barriers to the provision of evidence-based psychosocial care in oncology', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 57 189-189 (2005)
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2004 Green S, Parkinson L, Bonevski B, Considine RJ, 'Community health needs assessment for health service planning: realising consumer participation in the health service setting', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 15 142-150 (2004) [C1]
Co-authors L Parkinson
2002 Bonevski B, Doran C, Bailey C, Lowe J, 'Description of an early discharge post-acute care program: length of hospital stay, patient and carer needs and cost', Australian Health Review, 25(2) 78-86 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2000 Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, Boyes A, Bonevski B, Burton L, Cook P, et al., 'The unmet supportive care needs of patients with cancer', Cancer, 88 225-236 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 290Web of Science - 373
Co-authors Stephen Ackland, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Allison Boyes
2000 Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, Burton L, Cook P, Boyes A, et al., 'Evaluation of an instrument to assess the needs of patients with cancer', Cancer, 88 217-225 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 257Web of Science - 216
Co-authors Stephen Ackland, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Allison Boyes
1999 Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, Perkins JJ, 'Women's experiences of having a colposcopic examination: Self-reported satisfaction with care, perceived needs and consequences', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 18(5) 462-470 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 16
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1999 Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Campbell EM, Curruthers A, Reid A, Ireland M, 'Randomized controlled trial of a computer strategy to increase general practitioner preventive care', Preventive Medicine, 29 478-486 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 38
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1999 Girgis A, Bonevski B, Perkins JJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Self-reported cervical screening practices and beliefs of women from urban, rural and remote regions', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 19(2) 172-179 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1999 Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Hersey P, Paul C, Foot G, 'Assessing the perceived needs of patients attending an outpatient melanoma clinic', Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 17(3/4) 101-118 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 31
Co-authors Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, Perkins JJ, 'Women's experiences of having a colposcopic examination: self-reported satisfaction with care, perceived needs and consequences', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 19(5) 462-470 (1998) [C1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Carrick S, Bonevski B, Redman S, Simpson J, Sanson-Fisher RW, Webster F, 'Surgeons' opinions about the NHMRC clinical practice guidelines for the management of early breast cancer', Medical Journal of Australia, 169 300-305 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1997 Bonevski B, Ireland MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Campbell EM, 'Do general practice patients find computer health risk surveys acceptable? A comparison with pen-and-paper method.', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 7 100-106 (1997)
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Conference (47 outputs)

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2016 Zeev YB, Bovill M, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Gould G, 'ASSESSING AND VALIDATING AN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE PACKAGE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF SMOKING CESSATION IN INDIGENOUS PREGNANT WOMEN', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Maree Gruppetta
2016 Skelton E, Bonevski B, Tzelepis F, Shakeshaft A, Guillaumier A, Wood W, et al., 'ADDRESSING TOBACCO SMOKING IN A MEDICALLY SUPERVISED INJECTING CENTER WITH AN ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE INTERVENTION: AN ACCEPTABILITY STUDY', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2016)
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis
2016 Bovill M, Gruppetta M, Clarke M, Bonevski B, Gould G, ''WULA'1: VOICES OF ABORIGINAL WOMEN ON BARRIERS TO SEEKING AND ACCEPTING SMOKING CESSATION SUPPORT DURING PREGNANCY; FINDINGS FROM A QUALITATIVE STUDY IN HUNTER NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT, NEW SOUTH WALES', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Maree Gruppetta
2016 Gould G, Bar-Zeev Y, Bovill M, Atkins L, Bonevski B, 'DESIGNING INDIGENOUS COUNSELING AND NICOTINE (ICAN) QUIT IN PREGNANCY PROGRAM WITH THE BEHAVIOR CHANGE WHEEL: IMPROVING HEALTH PROVIDER SMOKING CESSATION CARE FOR INDIGENOUS PREGNANT WOMEN', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2016 Skelton E, Bonevski B, Tzelepis F, Shakeshaft A, Guillaumier A, 'THE POTENTIAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE INTERVENTIONS TO INCREASE THE DELIVERY OF SMOKING CESSATION CARE IN THE ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG TREATMENT SETTING: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2016)
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis
2016 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wiggers J, Kypri K, Bonevski B, McElduff P, et al., 'A PILOT CLUSTER RANDOMISED TRIAL OF ELECTRONIC FEEDBACK, ONLINE AND TELEPHONE SUPPORT ON MULTIPLE HEALTH BEHAVIOURS AMONG VOCATIONAL EDUCATION STUDENTS', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Clare Collins, Luke Wolfenden, Kypros Kypri, Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2016 McCrabb S, Bonevski B, Attia J, Baker A, Lott N, Balogh Z, et al., 'ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONG ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA PATIENTS', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Zsolt Balogh, Amanda Baker, John Attia, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Skelton E, Bonevski B, Tzelepis F, Shakeshaft A, Guillaumier A, Wood W, Jauncey M, 'AN ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE INTERVENTION FOR SMOKING CESSATION CARE IN A MEDICALLY SUPERVISED INJECTING CENTRE: AN ACCEPABILITY STUDY', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis
2016 Skelton E, Bonevski B, Tzelepis F, Shakeshaft A, Guillaumier A, Woods W, Jauncey M, 'TOBACCO USE AND INTEREST IN SMOKING CESSATION AMONG PEOPLE WHO INJECT DRUGS IN A MEDICALLY SUPERVISED INJECTING CENTRE (MSIC)', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis
2016 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Shakeshaft A, Farrell M, Tzelepis F, Walsberger S, et al., 'TOBACCO SMOKING CESSATION INTENTIONS AND PREFERENCES FOR QUIT SUPPORT AMONG CLIENTS OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT SERVICES IN AUSTRALIA', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Catherine Deste, Chris Paul
2016 Bar Zeev Y, Bonevski B, Tywma L, Watt K, Clarke M, Atkins L, et al., 'AUSTRALIAN GP'S AND OBSTETRICIAN MANAGEMENT OF SMOKING IN PREGNANT WOMEN - WHERE DO WE NEED TO INTERVENE?', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2016 Gould GS, Bar-Zeev Y, Bovill M, Atkins L, Bonevski B, 'DESIGNING A PRIMARY CARE INTERVENTION WITH THE BEHAVIOUR CHANGE WHEEL: THE CASE OF MATERNAL INDIGENOUS SMOKING.', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2016 Gould GS, Bovill M, Cadet-James Y, Clarke M, Bonevski B, 'CHRONOLOGICAL NARRATIVES OF SMOKING AND BEING SMOKE-FREE IN PREGNANCY BY ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN NEW SOUTH WALES: A QUALITATIVE STUDY', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2016 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Twyman L, Paul C, Baker A, 'ENFORCEMENT STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE SMOKE-FREE POLICY IMPLEMENTATION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2016)
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Chris Paul
2015 Skelton E, Bonevski B, Tzelepis F, Shakeshaft A, Guillaumier A, 'STAFF AND MANAGER ATTITUDES, BARRIERS AND ORGANISATIONAL READINESS FOR DELIVERY OF SMOKING CESSATION CARE TO CLIENTS OF AUSTRALIAN DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT CENTRES', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis
2015 Skelton E, Bonevski B, Tzelepis F, Shakeshaft A, Guillaumier A, Wood W, Jauncey M, 'TOBACCO SMOKING BEHAVIOURS, NICOTINE DEPENDENCE AND INTEREST IN QUITTING - A SURVEY OF SYDNEY MEDICALLY SUPERVISED INJECTING CENTRE CLIENTS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis
2015 Thomas D, Abramson M, Bonevski B, Taylor S, Poole S, Weeks G, et al., 'PHARMACIST-LED MULTICOMPONENT SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION IN VICTORIAN PUBLIC HOSPITALS - A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL', RESPIROLOGY (2015) [E3]
2015 Gould GS, Bonevski B, Clarke M, Bittoun R, 'Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy ¿ an evidence-based RCT protocol for smoking cessation for Indigenous pregnant women' (2015)
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2015 Gould GS, Bonevski B, Watt K, Twyman L, Clarke M, Atkins L, Cadet-James Y, 'How are Australian general practitioners assisting pregnant women to quit?' (2015)
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2015 Skelton E, Bonevski B, Tzelepis F, Shakeshaft A, Guillaumier A, Wood W, Jauncey M, 'THE TOBACCO SMOKING PROFILE OF CLIENTS ATTENDING A MEDICALLY SUPERVISED INJECTING CENTRE', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis
2015 Gould G, Bonevski B, Watt K, Twyman L, Clarke M, Cadet-James Y, Atkins L, 'EVIDENCE-PRACTICE GAPS FOR AUSTRALIAN GENERAL PRACTITIONERS (GP) IN ASSISTING PREGNANT WOMEN TO QUIT', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2015 Bar Zeev Y, Bovill M, Bonevski B, Gould G, 'INDIGENOUS COUNSELLING AND NICOTINE (ICAN) QUIT IN PREGNANCY - DEVELOPING AN EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTION FOR SMOKING CESSATION FOR INDIGENOUS PREGNANT WOMEN', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2014 Bonevski B, Guillaumier A, Stirling R, Fowlie C, Walsberger S, Fry R, 'TACKLING NICOTINE TOGETHER: A PARTNERSHIP PROJECT BETWEEN RESEARCH, THE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT SECTOR AND THE CANCER COUNCIL NSW FOR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2014) [E3]
2014 Bonevski B, Wilson A, Dunlop A, Shakeshaft A, Tzelepis F, Walsberger S, et al., 'SMOKING CESSATION IN DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT SETTINGS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF STAFF AND CLIENT BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Adrian Dunlop, Amanda Wilson
2014 Thomas D, Abramson MJ, Bonevski B, Taylor S, Poole SG, Weeks GR, et al., 'QUITTING EXPERIENCES AND PREFERENCES OF SMOKERS ADMITTED TO AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC HOSPITALS PARTICIPATING IN A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Citations Web of Science - 1
2014 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wolfenden L, Bonevski B, Wiggers J, 'PROACTIVE RECRUITMENT INTO EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS TARGETING CANCER RISK BEHAVIOURS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul, Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers, Flora Tzelepis
2014 Twyman L, Bonevski B, Paul C, Bryant J, D'Este CA, West R, et al., 'OUTCOMES OF A SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION DESIGNED FOR SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED SMOKERS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL (RTC)', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul, Catherine Deste, Christopher Oldmeadow
2014 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Paul C, 'A QUALITATIVE STUDY EXPLORING AUSTRALIAN SOCIOECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED SMOKERS' RESPONSES TO INCREASING CIGARETTE PRICES', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul
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 Patrick Mcelduff, Sean Halpin, Luke Wolfenden, Gregory Carter, Amanda Baker
2014 Twyman L, Bonevski B, Paul C, Bryant J, D'Este CA, Oldmeadow C, Palazzi K, 'WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT BARRIERS TO QUITTING SMOKING? A CROSS-SECTIONAL SURVEY OF PERCEPTIONS OF HIGHLY DISADVANTAGED SMOKERS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, Chris Paul, Catherine Deste
2013 Kelly PJ, Hitsman B, Bonevski B, Baker AL, Ciecierski CC, Kang J, et al., 'MULTIPLE HEALTH RISK BEHAVIOURS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Chris Paul, Amanda Baker
2013 Twyman L, Bonevski B, Paul C, Bryant J, West R, Siahpush M, D'Este C, 'RISKY COMBINATIONS: THE PREVALENCE AND PREDICTORS OF TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL USE WITHIN A HIGHLY SOCIOECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED SAMPLE', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Catherine Deste
2013 Girgis A, Bonaventura T, Bonevski B, Hogan M, Boyes A, Proietto T, et al., 'FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN ONCOLOGY NURSE PRACTITIONER MODEL OF CARE IN A RURAL CANCER SETTING', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Allison Boyes, Stephen Ackland
2013 Lynagh MC, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher R, Symonds I, Scott A, Hall A, Oldmeadow C, 'Should we pay pregnant smokers to quit? Preliminary findings of a feasibility trial.', Journal of Smoking Cessation (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1017/jsc.2013.26
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Christopher Oldmeadow, Ian Symonds, Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Johnson G, Buning AW, Hoekzema L, Stewart K, Bonevski B, Wong S, et al., 'Smoking cessation in pregnant women: A potential role of pharmacists', Final Program and Abstract Book. National Medicines Symposium 2012 (2012) [E3]
2012 Bonevski B, Bowman J, Kelly P, West R, 'SYMPOSIUM - SMOKING CESSATION AND DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE TREATMENT: AN OVERVIEW OF OPPORTUNITIES', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2012 Bonevski B, Shakeshaft A, Paul C, Tzelepis F, Bryant J, Salmon A, Hull P, 'PRESENTATION 2-ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE INTERVENTIONS TO ENHANCE SMOKING CESSATION TREATMENT PROVISION IN THE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT SETTING', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis
2012 Kelly PJ, Baker AL, Deane FP, Townsend C, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Bonevski B, Hull P, 'PRESENTATION 3-HEALTHY RECOVERY: CHANGES IN SMOKING AND SMOKING RELATED BEHAVIOURS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Frances Kaylambkin
2012 Bonevski B, Shakeshaft A, Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Bryant JL, Salmon A, Hull P, 'Organisational change interventions to enhance smoking cessation treatment provision in the drug and alcohol treatment setting', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012 (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis
2012 Kelly PJ, Baker AL, Deane FP, Townsend C, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Bonevski B, Hull P, 'Healthy recovery: Changes in smoking and smoking related behaviours', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012 (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Frances Kaylambkin
2011 Paras LE, Morgan PJ, Lynagh MC, James EL, Bonevski B, 'A family focused community-based RCT to increase physical activity levels in children and their parents: Rationale and intervention description of the FamilyFIT study', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Philip Morgan, Erica James
2010 Paras LE, Morgan PJ, Lynagh MC, James EL, Bonevski B, 'Rationale and intervention description of the familyFIT study: A family-focused community-based RCT, to increase physical activity levels in children and their parents', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Philip Morgan, Erica James
2010 Bonevski B, Bryant JL, Paul CL, O'Brien J, 'Addressing social inequalities in smoking by partnering with community social services: The Tackling Tobacco Research Project', 12th Annual Meeting of the SRNT Europe Programme (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul
2010 Bryant JL, Bonevski B, Paul CL, O'Brien J, Oakes W, 'The potential of community service organisations for delivering smoking cessation support to disadvantaged smokers', 12th Annual Meeting of the SRNT Europe Programme (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul
2010 Paul CL, Bonevski B, Bryant JL, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Approaches to tobacco control and population effects: how good is the evidence that standard approaches are equitable', 12th Annual Meeting of the SRNT Europe Programme (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Lynagh M, Symonds I, Sanson-Fisher R, Bonevski B, 'THE ACCEPTABILITY OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL INCENTIVES(PFI) FOR REDUCING ANTENATAL SMOKING', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Ian Symonds
1993 BONEVSKI B, HUNTER M, FULHAM WR, 'FRONTAL COGNITIVE ERP COMPONENTS AND OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER', BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (1993)
DOI 10.1016/0301-0511(93)90058-G
Co-authors Mick Hunter
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed7
Current8

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Implementing Smoking Cessation Interventions for Pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women Attending Aboriginal Medical Services
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 Masters The social and environmental factors associated with alcohol binge drinking amongst Australian University students
Psychology, University of Newcastle, Australia
Principal Supervisor
2016 Masters Factors associated with tobacco use amongst patients admitted for self-harm in one regional tertiary hospital
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 Masters A survey of the awareness, use of and attitudes towards electronic nicotine devices amongst drug and alcohol treatment clients
Psychology, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Principal Supervisor
2016 Honours A pilot study of an online secondary prevention program for stroke survivors
Psychology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Tackling Nicotine Together: An Organisational Change Intervention for Smoking Cessation in Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centres
PhD (Psychiatry), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Improving Provider Behaviour in Managing Indigenous Maternal Smoking
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Smoke-Free Recovery: Smoking Cessation for Hospitalised Patients
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Multiple and Severe Forms of Socioecomonmic Disadvantage and Tobacco Use: Exploring the Factors that Contribute to Smoking Amongst Clients of Community Service Organisations
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Systems change smoking cessation interventions for hospitals
Pharmacy, Monash University
Co-Supervisor
2015 Masters Smoking prevalence amongst hospitalised pregnant women
Public Health Not Elswr Classi, Monash University
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD An Exploration of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Smokers' Responses to Three Tobacco Control Strategies
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Tackling Tobacco: An Exploration of Social and Community Service Organisations as a way of Reaching the Socially Disadvantaged for Smoking Cessation
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Assessing the Quality of Health News Stories in the Australian Media Using the Media Doctor Website
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Assessing the Quality of Health News Stories in the Australian Media Using the Media Doctor Website
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 123
United Kingdom 15
United States 11
Canada 4
Czech Republic 1
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News

PhD Scholarship: Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy

November 24, 2016

Three PhD scholarships are available to investigate how to improve the health of Aboriginal pregnant mothers and their babies, under the supervision of Associate Professor Gillian Gould and Professor Billie Bonevski.

$2.2 million grant for quit-smoking trial helping pregnant Aboriginal mums

October 21, 2016

Aboriginal communities across Australia will benefit from a $2.26 million national grant awarded to University of Newcastle (UON) public health researchers for a culturally competent smoking cessation program focused on the health and wellbeing of pregnant Aboriginal women.

Professor Billie Bonevski

Trial to test electronic cigarettes as smoking cessation aids

June 1, 2016

Electronic cigarettes containing nicotine will be trialled by University of Newcastle (UON) researchers in a Victorian pilot study aimed at helping drug and alcohol treatment patients to quit smoking.

Professor Billie Bonevski awarded prestigious TSANZ award

April 7, 2016

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) has awarded Professor Billie Bonevski with the prestigious TSANZ President’s Award.

Investing in something meaningful

March 1, 2016

Professor Billie Bonevski is a health behaviour scientist at UON, dedicated to improving health in the community. Billie’s research looks at why people engage in unhealthy behaviours, like smoking, drinking too much alcohol, not being physically active or eating unhealthily, and uses that information to design programs and advise the Government and other health organisations, on policies to empower people to be healthier.

Ashleigh Guillaumier

Plain cigarette packs impact ‘taste’

July 15, 2014

Long-term smokers involved in a study published by UON health researchers believed that the quality of their cigarettes had deteriorated following the implementation of plain packaging.

Billie Bonevski

Second-hand smoke

January 14, 2014

A study of cigarette smoke exposure in multi-unit housing by HMRI Public Health researcher Associate Professor Billie Bonevski has been instrumental in achieving proposed NSW Strata by-law reforms banning smoking in common areas.

Professor Billie Bonevski

Position

NHMRC Career Development Fellow and Brawn Career Development Fellow
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email billie.bonevski@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40335710

Office

Room 5014
Building Level 5, McAuley Centre, Calvary Mater
Location Calvary Mater

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