Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

Professor

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin is a registered Psychologist and mental health researcher. She holds a number of concurrent leadership roles including interim Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation at the University of Newcastle and Director for the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence (PREMISE). Professor Kay-Lambkin’s research program has been instrumental in demonstrating the transformative impact of digital technologies in bringing integrated treatments to the point of care for people with mental health and substance use problems.

Over the past 15 years I have worked in a clinical research capacity with people experiencing a range of mental health and alcohol and other drug use problems. These include: psychotic disorders, depression, personality disorders and anxiety.

I have specific experience in the use of cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques for people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/other drug problems.

My main research activity has focussed on the development and clinical trials of computer and technologically-delivered treatments for people with mental health and substance use problems. My aim is to bring high quality, evidence-based treatment for multiple health problems directly to the person – to ensure that the right person receives the right intervention at the right time.

Research Leadership

It’s important as research leaders to play an important role in mentoring and developing the next generation. I have contributed significantly to the establishment of the NHMRC CRE in Mental Health and Substance Use postdoctoral and PhD mentoring programs which provide support and pastoral care to early career researchers transitioning to independent academic careers.

I have also established a “Write Club” initiative across 4 national and 1 International university to accelerate publication rates in early to mid-career researchers. I chair this group which has committed to submitting one publication per month and we meet weekly to write, discuss opportunities and seed new ideas for publication and research.

I encourage the development of research skills and aim to foster mentees’ strengths and encourage them to build on areas that need development. My students/mentees have either co-authored over 50% of my journal publications, and are offered AI/CI roles on my research grants and trials.

In 2016, I became Co-Director of the Mental Health Hub of the University of Newcastle's Priority Research Centre in Brain and Mental Health (in partnership with Professor Sally Chan).

I am the former President of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions; the peak international body representing research in technology in health and related disciplines.  

I am part of the senior leadership team at the University of Sydney's Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use (www.sydney.edu.au/matilda-centre) and Director of the Matilda Centre's technology, innovation and translations stream.

My role as President for the Society for Mental Health Research enables me to work alongside leaders in mental health research in Australia (Prof McGorry AO, current president), and through our work with politicians and key stakeholder groups, to lobby for increased recognition and funding for mental health research into the future.  Our partnership in 2014-15 with the ABC to run the ‘Mental As…’ campaign (with which I was heavily involved) is testament to this success, and has resulted in close to $2 million being channeled to support early career mental health researchers in Australia.

I have recently been appointed as Chair of the Research Review Committee for Orygen/Human Ethics Advisory Group for the Centre for Youth Mental Health (UniMelb).  This role enables me to ensure the quality of mental health research coming out of the national Centre, to facilitate collaborations between researchers within the Centres, and to be a conduit to facilitate the clinical-research interface.

As Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation at the University of Newcastle I was responsible for bringing together researchers and administrators, industry partners and the community together to support excellence in research.

Working closely with the team at PVC Research and Innovation, the team's broad aim is to enable excellence in research at UON. This means increasing opportunities for collaboration, inclusion and multidisciplinary research in our region. An important aspect of this role was nurturing an inclusive culture within the research community through equitable, clear and consistent processes, operations and communications.

These roles enable me to have significant intellectual input into the direction of the national and international research agenda in mental health and addiction research generally, and comorbidity specifically. 

Research expertise

My main research activity has focussed on the development of clinical trials exploring online treatments for people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol and/or other drug use problems. I have led numerous large-scale, randomized clinical trials of face-to-face, phone-based and computerised psychological treatments – and have translated many of these treatments into clinical practice.

Exploring behavioural change, I’ve translated my clinical psychology knowledge into the development of technology-based programs and modes of care that are accessible to people where they need it, and when they need it.

I work with my team to develop high-quality, evidence-based care that is accessible and acceptable to people with mental and physical health comorbidities. I do this by:

  • Developing and testing eHealth treatments to prevent or reduce harm in mental disorders;
  • Collaborate with consumers, services and industries to deliver better treatments for people with concurrent conditions;
  • Working to deliver better eHealth solutions by better understanding the challenges of these services;
  • Conducting research to deliver the best possible solutions through eHealth, personalised to individual needs and circumstance.

Research Collaboration

Throughout my career I have collaborate widely at a local, national and international level to deliver better mental health outcomes. I created the first (and only) evidence-based eHealth treatment for depression and comorbid alcohol/cannabis/amphetamine use problems which has been licensed for use by Magellan Health in the US. I also seeded the development and trial of a further four multimedia treatment programs in comorbidity.

I have active collaborations with UCLA, Dartmouth, Yale and the University of Toronto with researchers who are implementing clinical trials of my digital health programs, with international funding from their National Institutes of Health.

Research Awards

Professor Kay-Lambkin has received national and international recognition for her work to improve mental health outcomes. These include:

  • National Health and Medical Research Council 2018 Edition – NHMRC’s Ten of the Best Research Projects: ‘Treating binge drinking and depression in young people via the internet’ awarded 2020.
  • The Hunter Medical Research Institute Excellence Award 2019. This is the highest accolade awarded to a researcher at the institution based on a significant career contribution to medical science and research mentorship.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Supervision Excellence 2018.
  • The International Fred Yates Award for contribution to addiction research 2014
  • NSW Young Tall Poppy 2010

External advisory and reference committees

I serve on a range of national advisory and reference committees. These include:

  • President, Executive Committee, Society for Mental Health Research (2017-present).
  • Board Director, Orygen: the National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health (2019-present).
  • Chair, Research Strategy Committee, Orygen, the National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health (2019-present).
  • Chair, Research Committee, The Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales (2017-present).
  • Member, Research Strategy Committee, Orygen: The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne (2017-present).
  • Academic Member, Human Research Ethics Committee, The University of Newcastle (2017-present).
  • Chair, Research Review Committee, Orygen: The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne (2015-present).
  • Member, Paternal Perinatal Depression Initiative, Advisory Committee (2014-present).
  • Scientific Program Chair, International Society for Research on Internet Interventions - ISRII (2019- present).
  • Member, NHMRC Research Translation Faculty (2012-present).
  • Member, Expert Advisory Group, Development of Comorbidity Booklets for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (2011-present).


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)(Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • accessibility of psychological treatment
  • alcohol use
  • amphetamine use
  • cannabis use
  • cognitive behaviour therapy
  • comorbidity
  • computerised treatments
  • depression
  • eHealth
  • internet-based treatments
  • mental health
  • mental health problems
  • mindfulness
  • motivational interviewing
  • psychological treatment
  • substance use
  • tobacco use

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
420302 Digital health 50
420312 Implementation science and evaluation 25
320221 Psychiatry (incl. psychotherapy) 25

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/1/2006 -  NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow The University of New South Wales
Australia
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Publications

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


Chapter (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Kay-Lambkin F, Healey A, Baker A, Swift W, Thornton L, Turner A, 'Engaging Cannabis Users in Treatment', Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies: Biology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, and Treatment e202-e210 (2017)

Client engagement in drug and alcohol treatment is difficult, especially so for cannabis users, who respond differently to treatments than do users of other drugs. Available data ... [more]

Client engagement in drug and alcohol treatment is difficult, especially so for cannabis users, who respond differently to treatments than do users of other drugs. Available data indicate that people who use cannabis report heightened interpersonal sensitivities, phobic anxiety, paranoid ideation, and psychoticism relative to users of other drugs, which may affect their ability to establish an early therapeutic alliance in psychological and behavioral treatments. The physiological effects of cannabis, and a low perception of risk associated with cannabis use, also contribute to the ambivalence reported by cannabis users in relation to modifying their current use patterns, and makes engagement particularly difficult. This is a concern, given the documented adverse health and psychological effects associated with chronic cannabis use. Importantly, evidence suggests that cannabis use responds better to psychological and behavioral treatments of at least 10 sessions' duration, highlighting the need to focus efforts on the better engagement and retention of cannabis users in treatment programs, over an extended period. In response, tailoring treatments to the unique challenges associated with cannabis use shows promise, particularly when geared toward meeting the cannabis user's wants and needs in terms of the goals of therapy, the tasks of therapy, and the bond in therapy. Focusing early treatment on behaviors that cannabis users perceive as most risky and harmful (eg, tobacco use, other lifestyle factors), offering treatment delivered in non-face-to-face format (non-F2F) (eg, by Internet or computer-based programs), and establishing specialized cannabis clinics with therapists trained to manage the complex relationships with cannabis users in therapy may prove the key to closing the gap between need for and receipt of treatment for cannabis users.

DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-800756-3.00134-4
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2016 Baker AL, Hides L, Kelly P, Kay-Lambkin F, Nasstasia Y, Birchwood M, 'Motivational interviewing and CBT to improve health and well-being', Innovations and Future Directions in the Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Australian Academic Press, Queensland, Australia 171-175 (2016) [B1]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2015 Nesbitt K, Blackmore K, Hookham G, Kay-Lambkin F, Walla P, 'Using the Startle Eye-Blink to Measure Affect in Players', Serious Games Analytics: Methodologies for Performance Measurement, Assessment, and Improvement, Springer, Cham, Switzerland 401-434 (2015) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-05834-4_18
Citations Scopus - 19
Co-authors Peter Walla, Keith Nesbitt, Karen Blackmore
2013 Kay-Lambkin F, Baker AL, 'Substance use and mood disorders', Principles of Addiction Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Academic Press, San Diego (2013)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2012 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, de Ville M, McKetin R, Lee N, 'Stepped care approaches for ATS problems', Perspectives on amphetamine-type stimulants, IP Communications, Melbourne 329-341 (2012)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2012 McKetin R, Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, Lee N, 'Amphetamine-Type Stimulant use on a global level and implications for responding', Perspectives on amphetamine-type stimulants, IP Communications, Melbourne 5-20 (2012)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2009 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, Lee N, 'Managing mental health issues in alcohol and other drug settings', Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Psychiatric and Addiction Comorbidity, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra (2009)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2008 Lee NK, Kay-Lambkin FJ, McKetin R, Baker AL, 'Everything old is new again: The application of drug treatment to the emerging challenge of methamphetamine use and dependence', Drugs and Public Health: Australian Perspectives on Policy and Practice, Oxford University Press, Oxford 73-84 (2008) [B1]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2007 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Lewin TJ, 'Co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol problems: Steps towards better treatment', Clinical Handbook of Co-existing Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Problems, Routledge, London 1-19 (2007) [B1]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2007 Baker AL, Bucci S, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Hides L, 'Cognitive behaviour therapy for people with co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol problems', Clinical Handbook of Co-existing Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Problems, Routledge, London 55-73 (2007) [B1]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2007 Hides L, Lubman DI, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, 'Young people with co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol problems', Clinical Handbook of Co-existing Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Problems, Routledge, London 132-158 (2007) [B1]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2007 Kelly BJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Kavanagh DJ, 'Rurally isolated populations and co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol problems', Clinical Handbook of Co-existing Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Problems, Routledge, London 159-176 (2007) [B1]
Co-authors Brian Kelly
2007 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Carr VJ, 'Depression and drug and alcohol problems', Clinical Handbook of Co-existing Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Problems, Routledge, London 218-240 (2007) [B1]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2003 Whelan G, Kay-Lambkin F, Baker AL, Cohen M, 'Comorbidity', Alcohol and Drug Problems: A Case Studies Workbook, Oxford University Press, Melbourne 180-188 (2003)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
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Journal article (193 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Bailey KA, Baker AL, McElduff P, Kay-Lambkin F, Kavanagh DJ, 'Do outcomes of cognitive-behaviour therapy for co-occurring alcohol misuse and depression differ for participants with symptoms of posttraumatic stress?', Journal of Mental Health, 30 12-19 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09638237.2019.1581354
Co-authors Kylie Bailey, Amanda Baker, Patrick Mcelduff
2021 Hides L, Riordan BC, Gullo M, Morley KC, Manning V, Connor J, et al., 'Caring for and managing patients with alcohol problems: interventions, treatments, relapse prevention, aftercare, and long term follow-up', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 215 S12-S20 (2021)
2021 McDonough M, Baillie AJ, Clark PJ, Gowing L, Stapinski LA, Taye B, et al., 'Understanding and managing comorbidities for people with alcohol problems: polydrug use and dependence, co-occurring mental disorders, and physical comorbidities', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 215 S28-S32 (2021)
2021 Hutchesson MJ, Duncan MJ, Oftedal S, Ashton LM, Oldmeadow C, Kay-Lambkin F, Whatnall MC, 'Latent Class Analysis of Multiple Health Risk Behaviors among Australian University Students and Associations with Psychological Distress', NUTRIENTS, 13 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/nu13020425
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Mitch Duncan, Stina Oftedal, Lee Ashton, Christopher Oldmeadow, Megan Whatnall
2021 Deen H, Kershaw S, Newton N, Stapinski L, Birrell L, Debenham J, et al., 'Stigma, discrimination and crystal methamphetamine ( ice ): Current attitudes in Australia', International Journal of Drug Policy, 87 (2021) [C1]

Background: Crystal methamphetamine attracts an elevated level of negative attention in Australia and internationally, however there is a paucity of research into stigma and discr... [more]

Background: Crystal methamphetamine attracts an elevated level of negative attention in Australia and internationally, however there is a paucity of research into stigma and discrimination surrounding this drug. This study aimed to investigate and compare levels of public stigma, self-stigma and discrimination surrounding crystal methamphetamine use in a large sample of Australian residents. Methods: A cross-sectional online survey, open to all Australian residents aged 18 years and over, was conducted from November 2018 to March 2019 examining stigmatising attitudes towards people who use crystal methamphetamine. Respondents also reported any personal history of crystal methamphetamine use and experiences of discrimination. Multiple linear regression examined whether prior crystal methamphetamine use was associated with holding stigmatising attitudes. Covariates included in the analysis were presence of a family member or friend who uses crystal methamphetamine, knowledge about crystal methamphetamine, gender, age and region. Results: A total of 2108 Australian participants completed the study (mean age = 36.3 years; 59% females; 27% had used crystal methamphetamine). Many participants reported being discriminated against because of their crystal methamphetamine use. Stigmatising attitudes were prevalent, particularly among those who hadn't used crystal methamphetamine (p<.001). Others more likely to endorse stigmatising attitudes included females (p=.004 vs. males), individuals with less knowledge about crystal methamphetamine (p<.001) and those living in regional (p<.001) and rural/remote locations (p<.001) compared to metropolitan areas. Conclusion: Stigma and discrimination surrounding crystal methamphetamine use was common in this sample of Australian residents, with public stigma more prevalent than self-stigma. This highlights a need for stigma reduction initiatives. Given higher levels of knowledge were associated with less stigmatising attitudes, public education campaigns providing accurate, evidence-based information about crystal methamphetamine along with guidelines and support for accurate media reporting, present promising approaches to stigma reduction. Exploration of other stigma reduction initiatives is also vital to ensuring people who use crystal methamphetamine feel supported in seeking help.

DOI 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102982
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
2021 Sanatkar S, Heinsch M, Baldwin PA, Rubin M, Geddes J, Hunt S, et al., 'Factors Predicting Trial Engagement, Treatment Satisfaction, and Health-Related Quality of Life During a Web-Based Treatment and Social Networking Trial for Binge Drinking and Depression in Young Adults: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial', JMIR Mental Health, 8 1-13 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/23986
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin, Sally Hunt, Mark Rubin, Milena Heinsch
2021 Wells H, Heinsch M, Brosnan C, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Military family dynamics in transition: The experiences of young people when their families leave the Australian Defence Force', CHILD & FAMILY SOCIAL WORK, (2021)
DOI 10.1111/cfs.12898
Co-authors Milena Heinsch, Caragh Brosnan
2021 Drew RJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, Callister R, Kay-Lambkin F, Kelly BJ, Young MD, 'Behavioral and Cognitive Outcomes of an Online Weight Loss Program for Men With Low Mood: A Randomized Controlled Trial.', Ann Behav Med, (2021)
DOI 10.1093/abm/kaab109
Co-authors Ryan Drew, Clare Collins, Robin Callister, Philip Morgan, Myles Young
2021 Young CL, Mohebbi M, Staudacher HM, Kay-Lambkin F, Berk M, Jacka FN, O'Neil A, 'Optimizing engagement in an online dietary intervention for depression (My food & mood version 3.0): Cohort study', JMIR Mental Health, 8 (2021) [C1]

Background: Online interventions can be a cost-effective and efficient way to deliver programs to large numbers of people regardless of geographic location. However, attrition in ... [more]

Background: Online interventions can be a cost-effective and efficient way to deliver programs to large numbers of people regardless of geographic location. However, attrition in web-based interventions is often an issue. Developing ways to keep participants engaged is important for ensuring validity and limiting potential biases. We developed a web-based dietary intervention as part of The My Food & Mood study which aimed to optimize ways to engage participants with low mood or depressive symptoms to promote dietary behavior change. Different versions of the My Food & Mood program were tested during optimization. Iterations were developed based on user feedback and usage analysis. Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare engagement and nonusage attrition across 4 program iterations¿which differed by platform format, delivery mode, and activity type¿to create an optimized version. Methods: Each program version contained modular videos with key activities with respect to implementing behavior change techniques of equivalent levels of required participation and length: version 1.0, desktop program and smartphone app; version 2.1, desktop or smartphone program; version 2.2, desktop program; and version 3.0, smartphone app. Adults with PHQ-8 scores of 5 or greater were recruited online and assigned to 1 of the 4 versions. Participants were asked to use the program for 8 weeks and complete measures at weeks 4 and 8. Engagement data were collected from the web-based platform system logs and customized reports. Cox regression survival analysis examined nonusage attrition and Kruskal-Wallis tests compared engagement across each cohort. Results: A total of 614 adults participated. Kruskal-Wallis tests showed significant differences across the 4 cohorts in all engagement measures. The smartphone app (version 3.0) had the greatest engagement as measured by weeks engaged, total usage time, total time key activities, number of active sessions, percentage of activities completed against protocol, goals completed, and percentage of videos watched. Cox regression multivariate survival analysis showed referral from a health practitioner (hazard ratio [HR] 0.344, P=.001) and greater proficiency with computers (HR 0.796, P=.049) reduced the risk of nonusage attrition. Computer confidence was associated with an increased risk of nonusage attrition. Conclusions: My Food & Mood version 3.0, a dietary intervention delivered via smartphone app with self-monitoring tools for diet quality and mood monitoring, was the version with greatest engagement in a population with low mood or depression. The iterative design techniques employed and analysis of feedback from participants resulted in a program that achieved lower rates of nonusage attrition and higher rates of intensity of use.

DOI 10.2196/24871
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2021 Crouse JJ, Morley KC, Buckley N, Dawson A, Seth D, Monds LA, et al., 'Online interventions for people hospitalized for deliberate self-harm and problematic alcohol use: Lessons learned from the iiAIM trial', Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 85 123-142 (2021) [C1]

Deliberate self-harm and suicide affect all age groups, sexes, and regions, and their prevention is a global health priority. Acute alcohol misuse and chronic alcohol misuse are s... [more]

Deliberate self-harm and suicide affect all age groups, sexes, and regions, and their prevention is a global health priority. Acute alcohol misuse and chronic alcohol misuse are strong, modifiable risk factors, and Internet interventions aiming to reduce alcohol misuse and comorbid mental health problems (e.g., depression) are a promising and effective treatment modality. The research team aimed to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of an Internet-based comorbidity intervention primarily aiming to reduce alcohol consumption, and secondarily to reduce readmission for deliberate self-harm and improve psychological outcomes among people hospitalized for deliberate self-harm who also engage in problematic alcohol use. However, due to several barriers to recruitment, the trial could not be completed and was discontinued. The authors present a ¿Lessons Learned¿ discussion and describe the Internet Intervention for Alcohol Improvement (iiAIM) trial, discuss the key barriers experienced by the research team, and recommend potential solutions that may help future trials in this area.

DOI 10.1521/BUMC.2021.85.2.123
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2021 Heinsch M, Wyllie J, Carlson J, Wells H, Tickner C, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Theories Informing eHealth Implementation: Systematic Review and Typology Classification.', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/18500
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Milena Heinsch, Jessica Wyllie, Jamie Carlson
2021 Kershaw S, Birrell L, Deen H, Newton NC, Stapinski LA, Champion KE, et al., 'Evaluation of a Digital Health Initiative in Illicit Substance Use: Cross-sectional Survey Study.', J Med Internet Res, 23 e29026 (2021)
DOI 10.2196/29026
2021 Heinsch M, Wells H, Sampson D, Wootten A, Cupples M, Sutton C, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Protective factors for mental and psychological wellbeing in Australian adults: A review', Mental Health and Prevention, (2021) [C1]

There is a need to better understand protective factors for mental and psychological wellbeing beyond the absence of disease. The current review sought to synthesise empirical (qu... [more]

There is a need to better understand protective factors for mental and psychological wellbeing beyond the absence of disease. The current review sought to synthesise empirical (qualitative and quantitative) evidence on this topic to inform the development of future mental health and wellbeing interventions for Australian adults. Systematic searches of health and behavioural science databases were conducted to identify studies on protective factors for mental and psychological wellbeing in Australian adults. A total of 38 studies were included based on the following criteria: studies conducted in Australia from 2009 to present; articles written in English; articles which reported on empirical research, articles that were peer-reviewed, and research where study participants were Australian adults (>18 years). Data extraction was conducted using Covidence, and design quality was assessed according to the Levels of Evidence hierarchy. There was consistent evidence that components of social capital, physical and other lifestyle factors, individual attributes and creative arts constitute protective factors for mental and psychological wellbeing in Australian adults. The high prevalence of cross-sectional and self-report studies suggests more randomised and longitudinal research is needed. Additional qualitative research would facilitate a more detailed understanding of participants¿ lived experiences and perspectives. Existing evidence indicates a significant, positive relationship between social capital, physical and other lifestyle factors, individual attributes and creative arts engagement, and mental and psychological wellbeing among particular groups of Australian adults. Implications are considered for the development of interventions that promote mental health and wellbeing across a wide range of Australian regions and populations.

DOI 10.1016/j.mhp.2020.200192
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Milena Heinsch
2021 Wilson J, Heinsch M, Betts D, Booth D, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Barriers and facilitators to the use of e-health by older adults: a scoping review', BMC Public Health, 21 (2021)

Background: Limited attention has been paid to how and why older adults choose to engage with technology-facilitated health care (e-health), and the factors that impact on this. T... [more]

Background: Limited attention has been paid to how and why older adults choose to engage with technology-facilitated health care (e-health), and the factors that impact on this. This scoping review sought to address this gap. Methods: Databases were searched for papers reporting on the use of e-health services by older adults, defined as being aged 60 years or older, with specific reference to barriers and facilitators to e-health use. Result: 14 papers were included and synthesised into five thematic categories and related subthemes. Results are discussed with reference to the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology2. The most prevalent barriers to e-health engagement were a lack of self-efficacy, knowledge, support, functionality, and information provision about the benefits of e-health for older adults. Key facilitators were active engagement of the target end users in the design and delivery of e-health programs, support for overcoming concerns privacy and enhancing self-efficacy in the use of technology, and integration of e-health programs across health services to accommodate the multi-morbidity with which older adults typically present. Conclusion: E-health offers a potential solution to overcome the barriers faced by older adults to access timely, effective, and acceptable health care for physical and mental health. However, unless the barriers and facilitators identified in this review are addressed, this potential will not be realised.

DOI 10.1186/s12889-021-11623-w
Co-authors David Betts, Milena Heinsch
2021 Brown E, O'Donoghue B, White SL, Chanen A, Bedi G, Adams S, et al., 'Tobacco smoking in young people seeking treatment for mental ill-health: What are their attitudes, knowledge and behaviours towards quitting?', Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 38 30-39 (2021) [C1]

Introduction Tobacco smoking is a leading cause of preventable death and disease worldwide. Adults with mental ill-health smoke tobacco at substantially higher rates than other ad... [more]

Introduction Tobacco smoking is a leading cause of preventable death and disease worldwide. Adults with mental ill-health smoke tobacco at substantially higher rates than other adults, with public health approaches effective in the population overall having less impact on those with mental ill-health. However, less is known about the tobacco smoking behaviours, attitudes and knowledge of young people with mental ill-health, despite this being the peak period of onset for both mental illness and cigarette smoking. Methods Young people attending a youth mental health centre (providing both primary and specialist care) in Melbourne, Australia were approached by youth peer researchers and asked to complete a survey about smoking behaviours, attitudes and knowledge. We examined smoking and associated attitudes in the sample overall, and as a function of the services accessed. Results In total, 114 young people completed the survey, with 56.3% reporting lifetime cigarette smoking, 42.0% smoking in the last 12 months and 28.6% in the past week. Of current regular smokers, 75.0% acknowledged they should quit in the future; however, only 23.5% planned to do so in the next month, with 44.4% confident that they could quit. Participants lacked knowledge about interactions between tobacco smoking, mental and physical health. Conclusions Youth presenting for mental ill-health had high rates of cigarette smoking relative to population rates. Presentation at youth mental health services may represent a critical window for early intervention to reduce the lifetime impacts of cigarette smoking in mental ill-health. Interventions to support smoking cessation in this group are urgently needed.

DOI 10.1017/ipm.2020.18
Citations Scopus - 1
2021 Haber PS, Riordan BC, Winter DT, Barrett L, Saunders J, Hides L, et al., 'New Australian guidelines for the treatment of alcohol problems: an overview of recommendations', Medical Journal of Australia, 215 S3-S32 (2021)

Summary of recommendations and levels of evidence: Chapter 2: Screening and assessment for unhealthy alcohol use Screening Screening for unhealthy alcohol use and appropriate inte... [more]

Summary of recommendations and levels of evidence: Chapter 2: Screening and assessment for unhealthy alcohol use Screening Screening for unhealthy alcohol use and appropriate interventions should be implemented in general practice (Level A), hospitals (Level B), emergency departments and community health and welfare settings (Level C). Quantity¿frequency measures can detect consumption that exceeds levels in the current Australian guidelines (Level B). The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is the most effective screening tool and is recommended for use in primary care and hospital settings. For screening in the general community, the AUDIT-C is a suitable alternative (Level A). Indirect biological markers should be used as an adjunct to screening (Level A), and direct measures of alcohol in breath and/or blood can be useful markers of recent use (Level B). Assessment Assessment should include evaluation of alcohol use and its effects, physical examination, clinical investigations and collateral history taking (Level C). Assessment for alcohol-related physical problems, mental health problems and social support should be undertaken routinely (GPP). Where there are concerns regarding the safety of the patient or others, specialist consultation is recommended (Level C). Assessment should lead to a clear, mutually acceptable treatment plan which specifies interventions to meet the patient¿s needs (Level D). Sustained abstinence is the optimal outcome for most patients with alcohol dependence (Level C). Chapter 3: Caring for and managing patients with alcohol problems: interventions, treatments, relapse prevention, aftercare, and long term follow-up Brief interventions Brief motivational interviewing interventions are more effective than no treatment for people who consume alcohol at risky levels (Level A). Their effectiveness compared with standard care or alternative psychosocial interventions varies by treatment setting. They are most effective in primary care settings (Level A). Psychosocial interventions Cognitive behaviour therapy should be a first-line psychosocial intervention for alcohol dependence. Its clinical benefit is enhanced when it is combined with pharmacotherapy for alcohol dependence or an additional psychosocial intervention (eg, motivational interviewing) (Level A). Motivational interviewing is effective in the short term and in patients with less severe alcohol dependence (Level A). Residential rehabilitation may be of benefit to patients who have moderate-to-severe alcohol dependence and require a structured residential treatment setting (Level D). Alcohol withdrawal management Most cases of withdrawal can be managed in an ambulatory setting with appropriate support (Level B). Tapering diazepam regimens (Level A) with daily staged supply from a pharmacy or clinic are recommended (GPP). Pharmacotherapies for alcohol dependence Acamprosate is recommended to help maintain abstinence from alcohol (Level A). Naltrexone is recommended for prevention of relapse to heavy drinking (Level A). Disulfiram is only recommended in close supervision settings where patients are motivated for abstinence (Level A). Some evidence for off-label therapies baclofen and topiramate exists, but their side effect profiles are complex and neither should be a first-line medication (Level B). Peer support programs Peer-led support programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery are effective at maintaining abstinence or reductions in drinking (Level A). Relapse prevention, aftercare and long-term follow-up Return to problematic drinking is common and aftercare should focus on addressing factors that contribute to relapse (GPP). A harm-minimisation approach should be considered for patients who are unable to reduce their drinking (GPP). Chapter 4: Providing appropriate treatment and care to people with alcohol problems: a summary for key specific populations Gender-specific issues Screen women and men for domes...

DOI 10.5694/mja2.51254
2021 Cunningham JA, Godinho A, Hendershot CS, Kay-Lambkin F, Neighbors C, Griffiths KM, Schell C, 'Randomized controlled trial of online interventions for co-occurring depression and hazardous alcohol consumption: Primary outcome results', Internet Interventions, 26 (2021)

Background and aims: The current trial tested the benefits of offering a brief online intervention for hazardous alcohol consumption along with one for depression among people exp... [more]

Background and aims: The current trial tested the benefits of offering a brief online intervention for hazardous alcohol consumption along with one for depression among people experiencing both conditions. Methods: Online advertisements were used to recruit people with persistent low mood. Those who also had current hazardous alcohol consumption were identified and invited to take part in the trial (those not eligible were offered access to the online depression intervention). Participants were randomized to an established intervention for depression (MoodGYM; M-only) or to receive MoodGYM plus a brief personalized feedback intervention for hazardous drinking (Check Your Drinking; M + CYD). Participants were followed-up at three and six months. Results: While levels of depression symptoms (p < .001) and hazardous alcohol consumption (p < .001) reduced in both the M-only and the M + CYD groups, there was no difference between groups on drinking (p = .374) or depression outcomes (p = .752). Further, participants who were provided both interventions logged into the intervention website less often (M = 4.1, SD = 3.9) compared to participants only offered the depression intervention (M = 4.9, SD = 5.2), t (986) = 2.47, p = .014. However, there was no significant difference (p > .05) in the number of MoodGYM modules completed between the two groups. Discussion and conclusion: The current trial found no benefit to providing a brief online intervention for hazardous alcohol consumption alongside one for depression among people experiencing these co-occurring disorders. Further, the finding that adding an online intervention for drinking to one for depression led to a small reduction in the number of times the interventions were accessed implies the need for caution when deciding how best to provide online help to those with co-occurring depression and hazardous alcohol consumption. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03421080.

DOI 10.1016/j.invent.2021.100477
2021 Knock E, Johnson MP, Baker A, Thornton L, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Therapeutic alliance in psychological treatment for depression and alcohol use comorbidity: The client's perspective.', Bull Menninger Clin, 85 177-203 (2021)
DOI 10.1521/bumc.2021.85.2.177
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2021 Sanatkar S, Heinsch M, Baldwin PA, Rubin M, Geddes J, Hunt S, et al., 'Factors predicting trial engagement, treatment satisfaction, and health-related quality of life during the iTreAD project: Secondary analysis of an online treatment and social networking trial for binge drinking and depression in young adults. (Preprint)', JMIR Mental Health, (2021)
DOI 10.2196/23986
Co-authors Milena Heinsch, Sally Hunt, Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker, Mark Rubin
2021 Drew RJ, Morgan PJ, Kay-Lambkin F, Collins CE, Callister R, Kelly BJ, et al., 'Men s perceptions of a gender-tailored ehealth program targeting physical and mental health: Qualitative findings from the shed-it recharge trial', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (2021)

Despite increasing rates of co-morbid depression and obesity, few interventions target both conditions simultaneously, particularly in men. The SHED-IT: Recharge trial, conducted ... [more]

Despite increasing rates of co-morbid depression and obesity, few interventions target both conditions simultaneously, particularly in men. The SHED-IT: Recharge trial, conducted in 125 men with depressive symptoms and overweight or obesity, tested the efficacy of a gender-tailored eHealth program with integrated mental health support. The aims of this study were to examine the perceptions of men who received the SHED-IT: Recharge intervention in relation to recruitment, satisfaction with the program, and suggestions to improve the program. Individual semi-structured interviews were conducted in a random sub-sample, stratified by baseline depression and weight status (n = 19, mean (SD) age 49.6 years (11.6), PHQ-9 score 9.0 (3.7), BMI 32.5 kg/m2 (4.6)). Transcripts were analyzed using an inductive process by an independent qualitative researcher. Four themes emerged, namely, (i) specific circumstances determined men¿s motivation to enroll, (ii) unique opportunity to implement sustained physical and mental health changes compared to previous experiences, (iii) salience of the program elements, and (iv) further opportunities that build accountability could help maintain focus. Gender-tailored, self-directed lifestyle interventions incorporating mental health support are acceptable and satisfying for men experiencing depressive symptoms. These findings provide important insights for future self-guided lifestyle interventions for men with poor physical and mental health.

DOI 10.3390/ijerph182412878
Co-authors Robin Callister, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Brian Kelly, Myles Young, Ryan Drew
2021 Kay-Lambkin F, Searl A, Johnson MP, Baker A, 'Working with people experiencing psychotic disorders and co-occurring nicotine dependence: Attitudes and reflections from psychologists on the Healthy Lifestyles research trial.', Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 85 204-230 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.1521/bumc.2021.85.2.204
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2021 Gulliver A, Calear AL, Sunderland M, Kay-Lambkin F, Farrer LM, Batterham PJ, 'Predictors of acceptability and engagement in a self-guided online program for depression and anxiety.', Internet Interventions-The Application of Information Technology in Mental and Behavioural Health, 25 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.invent.2021.100400
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2021 Champion KE, Chapman C, Gardner LA, Sunderland M, Newton NC, Smout S, et al., 'Lifestyle risks for chronic disease among Australian adolescents: a cross-sectional survey', Medical Journal of Australia, (2021)
DOI 10.5694/mja2.51333
2021 Heinsch M, Cootes H, Wells H, Tickner C, Wilson J, Sultani G, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Supporting friends and family of adults with a primary brain tumour: A systematic review.', Health Soc Care Community, (2021)
DOI 10.1111/hsc.13586
Co-authors Milena Heinsch
2021 Young MD, Drew RJ, Kay-Lambkin F, Collins CE, Callister R, Kelly BJ, et al., 'Impact of a Self-Guided, eHealth Program Targeting Weight Loss and Depression in Men: A Randomized Trial', JOURNAL OF CONSULTING AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 89 682-694 (2021)
DOI 10.1037/ccp0000671
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Robin Callister, Clare Collins, Myles Young, Ryan Drew, Brian Kelly, Philip Morgan
2021 Sunderland M, Champion K, Slade T, Chapman C, Newton N, Thornton L, et al., 'Age-varying associations between lifestyle risk factors and major depressive disorder: a nationally representative cross-sectional study of adolescents.', Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology, 56 129-139 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00127-020-01888-8
2021 Thornton L, Gardner LA, Osman B, Green O, Champion KE, Bryant Z, et al., 'A multiple health behavior change, self-monitoring mobile app for adolescents: Development and usability study of the Health4Life app', JMIR Formative Research, 5 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/25513
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors David Lubans
2020 Hindson J, Hanstock T, Dunlop A, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Internet-Delivered Tobacco Treatment for People Using Cannabis: A Randomized Trial in Two Australian Cannabis Clinics.', JMIR formative research, 4 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/14344
Co-authors Tanya Hanstock, A Dunlop
2020 Mewton L, Visontay R, Chapman C, Newton N, Slade T, Kay-Lambkin F, Teesson M, 'Universal prevention of alcohol and drug use: An overview of reviews in an Australian context (vol 37, pg S435, 2018)', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 39 773-773 (2020)
DOI 10.1111/dar.13138
2020 Gulliver A, Calear AL, Sunderland M, Kay-Lambkin F, Farrer LM, Banfield M, Batterham PJ, 'Consumer-Guided Development of an Engagement-Facilitation Intervention for Increasing Uptake and Adherence for Self-Guided Web-Based Mental Health Programs: Focus Groups and Online Evaluation Survey.', JMIR formative research, 4 1-15 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/22528
Citations Scopus - 2
2020 Heinsch M, Sampson D, Huens V, Handley T, Hanstock T, Harris K, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Understanding ambivalence in help-seeking for suicidal people with comorbid depression and alcohol misuse.', PloS one, 15 e0231647 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0231647
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tonelle Handley, Milena Heinsch, Tanya Hanstock
2020 Guell X, Anteraper SA, Gardner AJ, Whitfield-Gabrieli S, Kay-Lambkin F, Iverson GL, et al., 'Functional Connectivity Changes in Retired Rugby League Players: A Data-Driven Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study', JOURNAL OF NEUROTRAUMA, 37 1788-1796 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1089/neu.2019.6782
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Andrew Gardner, Peter Stanwell
2020 Heinsch M, Agllias K, Tickner C, Wells H, Cootes H, Sampson D, Kay-Lambkin F, ' Speaking with them, not about them : engaging undergraduate social work students in research with young people', Social Work Education, 39 111-125 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02615479.2019.1648409
Co-authors Milena Heinsch, Kylie Agllias
2020 Teesson M, Champion KE, Newton NC, Kay-Lambkin F, Chapman C, Thornton L, et al., 'Study protocol of the Health4Life initiative: A cluster randomised controlled trial of an eHealth school-based program targeting multiple lifestyle risk behaviours among young Australians', BMJ Open, 10 (2020)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035662
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3
Co-authors David Lubans
2020 Thornton L, Osman B, Wescott AB, Sunderland M, Champion K, Green O, et al., 'Measurement properties of smartphone approaches to assess key lifestyle behaviours: Protocol of a systematic review', Systematic Reviews, 9 (2020)
DOI 10.1186/s13643-020-01375-w
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors David Lubans
2019 Whatnall M, Patterson A, Siew YY, Kay-Lambkin F, Hutchesson M, 'Are psychological distress and resilience associated with dietary intake among Australian university students?', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/ijerph16214099
Co-authors Amanda Patterson, Melinda Hutchesson, Megan Whatnall
2019 Brunette MF, Achtyes E, Pratt S, Stilwell K, Opperman M, Guarino S, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Use of Smartphones, Computers and Social Media Among People with SMI: Opportunity for Intervention', Community Mental Health Journal, 55 973-978 (2019) [C1]

Mobile technology provides a unique opportunity to expand access to evidence-based interventions. The objective of this study was to provide an update regarding use of technology ... [more]

Mobile technology provides a unique opportunity to expand access to evidence-based interventions. The objective of this study was to provide an update regarding use of technology in people with serious mental illness (SMI). In 2017, 403 people in treatment for SMI were surveyed. Technology use was common: 65.8% used a smartphone, 53.6% used the Internet on a computer or tablet in the past 6¿months, and over two thirds (67.9%) used social media. Rates of technology and Facebook use were similar to rates among low-income Americans. Approximately three quarters were willing to use a device to access interventions for stress, health and mental health. Younger adults were more likely to use most forms of technology and social media compared to older adults, but willingness to try technology-delivered interventions did not vary by age. This survey supports the rationale for ongoing development and testing of digital interventions for people with SMI.

DOI 10.1007/s10597-019-00431-7
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15
2019 Killackey E, Allott K, Jackson HJ, Scutella R, Tseng YP, Borland J, et al., 'Individual placement and support for vocational recovery in first-episode psychosis: Randomised controlled trial', British Journal of Psychiatry, 214 76-82 (2019) [C1]

Background High unemployment is a hallmark of psychotic illness. Individual placement and support (IPS) may be effective at assisting the vocational recoveries of young people wit... [more]

Background High unemployment is a hallmark of psychotic illness. Individual placement and support (IPS) may be effective at assisting the vocational recoveries of young people with first-episode psychosis (FEP).Aims To examine the effectiveness of IPS at assisting young people with FEP to gain employment (Australian and Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12608000094370).Method Young people with FEP (n = 146) who were interested in vocational recovery were randomised using computer-generated random permuted blocks on a 1:1 ratio to: (a) 6 months of IPS in addition to treatment as usual (TAU) or (b) TAU alone. Assessments were conducted at baseline, 6 months (end of intervention), 12 months and 18 months post-baseline by research assistants who were masked to the treatment allocations.Results At the end of the intervention the IPS group had a significantly higher rate of having been employed (71.2%) than the TAU group (48.0%), odds ratio 3.40 (95% CI 1.17-9.91, z = 2.25, P = 0.025). However, this difference was not seen at 12-and 18-month follow-up points. There was no difference at any time point on educational outcomes.Conclusions This is the largest trial to our knowledge on the effectiveness of IPS in FEP. The IPS group achieved a very high employment rate during the 6 months of the intervention. However, the advantage of IPS was not maintained in the long term. This seems to be related more to an unusually high rate of employment being achieved in the control group rather than a gross reduction in employment among the IPS group.Declaration of interest None.

DOI 10.1192/bjp.2018.191
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Sally Hunt
2019 Young C, Campolonghi S, Ponsonby S, Dawson SL, O'Neil A, Kay-Lambkin F, et al., 'Supporting Engagement, Adherence, and Behavior Change in Online Dietary Interventions', Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51 719-739 (2019) [C1]

Introduction: Poor diet is a leading cause of death and disease globally. This epidemic requires effective and accessible interventions to stop the increasing number of diet-relat... [more]

Introduction: Poor diet is a leading cause of death and disease globally. This epidemic requires effective and accessible interventions to stop the increasing number of diet-related deaths and the health and economic impacts of diet-related disease. Online interventions provide flexibility and accessibility. With the ubiquitous use of smartphones, they can be intertwined with daily activities such as shopping and eating. The aim of this review is to determine what features and behavior change techniques employed in online dietary interventions for adult populations promoting dietary behavior change. Methods: The researchers conducted a systematic search of Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health, Cochrane Library, Global Health, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, and psychological and behavioral sciences electronic bibliography databases, and specialist electronic health (e-health) journals from database inception to January, 2018. Studies were included if they were randomized controlled trials of online dietary interventions with active comparator conditions in adult populations, and with reported dietary change measures. A quality score was applied to each study calculated by a developed scoring system. The review analyzed intervention dietary change measures, attrition (nonuse and dropout), engagement (metrics and intensity of use), adherence (defined as compliance to the treatment protocol), behavior change techniques employed to achieve dietary change, and techniques employed in successful (those who achieved significant results in the targeted dietary behavior) vs unsuccessful interventions as reported by the studies. Results: A total of 21 studies composed of a total of 7,455 adults and reporting on 19 different e-health interventions were included from 1,237 records. These studies targeted dietary change as measured by reduced energy intake (5) or changes in specific dietary components (15) and overall diet quality (4). Dietary change was a behavior target in general healthy populations (12) and for managing diseases such as obesity and cardiovascular disease (7), or for improving quality of life for those with chronic conditions (1). Improvements in dietary behavior were seen in 14 of the 19 interventions reported. Discussion: The results suggest that online interventions can be successful in achieving dietary behavior change across a range of defined populations. However, disparate reporting of engagement and limited reporting of nonuse attrition rates limited the analysis of which behavior change techniques were most effective in achieving this change. Implications for Research and Practice: The results of this review support the potential of online and smartphone dietary interventions as a method to achieve change in diet in defined populations. However, further work needs to be done in examining how users engage with interventions, and thus which behavior change techniques are most effective.

DOI 10.1016/j.jneb.2019.03.006
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2019 Batterham PJ, Calear AL, Sunderland M, Kay-Lambkin F, Farrer LM, Gulliver A, 'A brief intervention to increase uptake and adherence of an online program for depression and anxiety: Protocol for the Enhancing Engagement with Psychosocial Interventions (EEPI) Randomized Controlled Trial', Contemporary Clinical Trials, 78 107-115 (2019)
DOI 10.1016/j.cct.2019.01.015
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2019 Mewton L, Champion K, Kay-Lambkin F, Sunderland M, Thornton L, Teesson M, 'Lifestyle risk indices in adolescence and their relationships to adolescent disease burden: Findings from an Australian national survey', BMC Public Health, 19 (2019)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-019-6396-y
Citations Scopus - 4
2019 Heinsch M, Geddes J, Sampson D, Brosnan C, Hunt S, Wells H, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Disclosure of suicidal thoughts during an e-mental health intervention: relational ethics meets actor-network theory', ETHICS & BEHAVIOR, 31 151-170 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10508422.2019.1691003
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Caragh Brosnan, Sally Hunt, Milena Heinsch
2018 Champion KE, Mather M, Spring B, Kay-Lambkin F, Teesson M, Newton NC, 'Clustering of Multiple Risk Behaviors Among a Sample of 18-Year-Old Australians and Associations With Mental Health Outcomes: A Latent Class Analysis.', Frontiers in public health, 6 135 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00135
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 27
2018 Young CL, Trapani K, Dawson S, O Neil A, Kay-Lambkin F, Berk M, Jacka FN, 'Efficacy of online lifestyle interventions targeting lifestyle behaviour change in depressed populations: A systematic review', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52 834-846 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0004867418788659
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 13
2018 Chapman C, Champion KE, Birrell L, Deen H, Brierley M-E, Stapinski LA, et al., 'Smartphone Apps About Crystal Methamphetamine ("Ice"): Systematic Search in App Stores and Assessment of Composition and Quality', JMIR MHEALTH AND UHEALTH, 6 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/10442
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
2018 Champion KE, Chapman C, Newton NC, Brierley M-E, Stapinski L, Kay-Lambkin F, et al., 'A Web-Based Toolkit to Provide Evidence-Based Resources About Crystal Methamphetamine for the Australian Community: Collaborative Development of Cracks in the Ice.', JMIR mental health, 5 e21 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/mental.8891
Citations Scopus - 4
2018 Thornton L, Kay-Lambkin F, Tebbutt B, Hanstock TL, Baker AL, 'A mobile phone Based healthy lifestyle monitoring tool for people with mental health problems (MyHealthPA): Development and pilot testing', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/10228
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Tanya Hanstock, Amanda Baker
2018 Burrows T, Kay-Lambkin F, Pursey K, Skinner J, Dayas C, 'Food addiction and associations with mental health symptoms: a systematic review with meta-analysis', Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 31 544-572 (2018) [C1]

Background: The present study systematically reviewed the literature aiming to determine the relationships between food addiction, as measured by the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YF... [more]

Background: The present study systematically reviewed the literature aiming to determine the relationships between food addiction, as measured by the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS), and mental health symptoms. Methods: Nine databases were searched using keywords. Studies were included if they reported: (i) YFAS diagnosis or symptom score and (ii) a mental health outcome, as well as the association between (i) and (ii). In total, 51 studies were included. Results: Through meta-analysis, the mean prevalence of food addiction diagnosis was 16.2%, with an average of 3.3 (range 2.85¿3.92) food addiction symptoms being reported. Subanalyses revealed that the mean number of food addiction symptoms in populations seeking treatment for weight loss was 3.01 (range 2.65¿3.37) and this was higher in groups with disordered eating (mean 5.2 3.6¿6.7). Significant positive correlations were found between food addiction and binge eating [mean r¿=¿0.602 (0.557¿0.643), P¿<¿0.05], depression, anxiety and food addiction [mean r¿=¿0.459 (0.358¿0.550), r¿=¿0.483 (0.228¿0.676), P¿<¿0.05, respectively]. Conclusions: A significant, positive relationship exists between food addiction and mental health symptoms, although the results of the present study highlight the complexity of this relationship.

DOI 10.1111/jhn.12532
Citations Scopus - 85Web of Science - 78
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Christopher Dayas, Kirrilly Pursey, Janelle Skinner
2018 Glasner S, Kay-Lambkin F, Budney AJ, Gitlin M, Kagan B, Chokron-Garneau H, et al., 'Preliminary Outcomes of a Computerized CBT/MET Intervention for Depressed Cannabis Users in Psychiatry Care.', Cannabis (Research Society on Marijuana), 1 36-47 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.26828/cannabis.2018.02.004
2018 Mewton L, Visontay R, Chapman C, Newton N, Slade T, Kay-Lambkin F, Teesson M, 'Universal prevention of alcohol and drug use: An overview of reviews in an Australian context', Drug and Alcohol Review, 37 S435-S469 (2018)
DOI 10.1111/dar.12694
Citations Scopus - 12
2018 Beck AK, Baker A, Jones S, Lobban F, Kay-Lambkin F, Attia J, Banfield M, 'Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of a recovery-focused group therapy intervention for adults with bipolar disorder: Trial protocol', BMJ Open, 8 (2018)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019203
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Amanda Baker, John Attia
2018 Cunningham JA, Hendershot CS, Kay-Lambkin F, Neighbors C, Griffiths KM, Bennett K, et al., 'Does providing a brief internet intervention for hazardous alcohol use to people seeking online help for depression reduce both alcohol use and depression symptoms among participants with these co-occurring disorders? Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, 8 (2018)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022412
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2018 Baker AL, Richmond R, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Filia SL, Castle D, Williams JM, et al., 'Randomised controlled trial of a healthy lifestyle intervention among smokers with psychotic disorders: Outcomes to 36 months', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52 239-252 (2018) [C1]

Objective: People living with psychotic disorders (schizophrenia spectrum and bipolar disorders) have high rates of cardiovascular disease risk behaviours, including smoking, phys... [more]

Objective: People living with psychotic disorders (schizophrenia spectrum and bipolar disorders) have high rates of cardiovascular disease risk behaviours, including smoking, physical inactivity and poor diet. We report cardiovascular disease risk, smoking cessation and other risk behaviour outcomes over 36 months following recruitment into a two-arm randomised controlled trial among smokers with psychotic disorders. Methods: Participants (N = 235) drawn from three sites were randomised to receive nicotine replacement therapy plus (1) a Healthy Lifestyles intervention delivered over approximately 9 months or (2) a largely telephone-delivered intervention (designed to control for nicotine replacement therapy provision, session frequency and other monitoring). The primary outcome variables were 10-year cardiovascular disease risk and smoking status, while the secondary outcomes included weekly physical activity, unhealthy eating, waist circumference, psychiatric symptomatology, depression and global functioning. Results: Significant reductions in cardiovascular disease risk and smoking were detected across the 36-month follow-up period in both intervention conditions, with no significant differences between conditions. One-quarter (25.5%) of participants reported reducing cigarettes per day by 50% or more at multiple post-treatment assessments; however, few (8.9%) managed to sustain this across the majority of time points. Changes in other health behaviours or lifestyle factors were modest; however, significant improvements in depression and global functioning were detected over time in both conditions. Participants experiencing worse ¿social discomfort¿ at baseline (e.g. anxiety, mania, poor self-esteem and social disability) had on average significantly worse global functioning, lower scores on the 12-Item Short Form Health Survey physical scale and significantly greater waist circumference. Conclusion: Although the telephone-delivered intervention was designed as a comparison condition, it achieved excellent retention and comparable outcomes. Telephone-delivered smoking cessation support may potentially help to reduce smoking rates among people with psychotic disorders. Discomfort in social situations may also be a useful target for future health interventions, addressing confidence and social skills, and promoting social networks that reduce inactivity.

DOI 10.1177/0004867417714336
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Vanessa Clark, Amanda Baker, Robin Callister
2018 Birrell L, Deen H, Champion KE, Newton NC, Stapinski LA, Kay-Lambkin F, et al., 'A Mobile App to Provide Evidence-Based Information About Crystal Methamphetamine (Ice) to the Community (Cracks in the Ice): Co-Design and Beta Testing', JMIR MHEALTH AND UHEALTH, 6 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/11107
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2018 Thornton LK, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Specific features of current and emerging mobile health apps: user views among people with and without mental health problems.', mHealth, 4 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.21037/mhealth.2018.11.04
2017 Gardner A, Iverson G, Wojtowicz M, Levi C, Kay-Lambkin F, Schofield P, et al., 'MR spectroscopy findings in retired professional rugby league players', International Journal of Sports Medicine, 38 241-252 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1055/s-0042-120843
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21
Co-authors Christopher Levi, Peter Stanwell, Peter Schofield, Andrew Gardner
2017 Thornton L, Quinn C, Birrell L, Guillaumier A, Shaw B, Forbes E, et al., 'Free smoking cessation mobile apps available in Australia: a quality review and content analysis', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41 625-630 (2017) [C1]

Objectives: This review aimed to identify free, high-quality, smoking cessation mobile applications (apps) that adhere to Australian smoking cessation treatment guidelines. Method... [more]

Objectives: This review aimed to identify free, high-quality, smoking cessation mobile applications (apps) that adhere to Australian smoking cessation treatment guidelines. Methods: A systematic search of smoking cessation apps was conducted using Google. The technical quality of relevant apps was rated using the Mobile Application Rating Scale. The content of apps identified as high quality was assessed for adherence to smoking cessation treatment guidelines. Results: 112 relevant apps were identified. The majority were of poor technical quality and only six ¿high-quality¿ apps were identified. These apps adhered to Australian treatment guidelines in part. The efficacy of two apps had been previously evaluated. Conclusions: In lieu of more substantial research in this area, it is suggested that the high-quality apps identified in this review may be more likely than other available apps to encourage smoking cessation. Implications for public health: Smoking cessation apps have the potential to address many barriers that prevent smoking cessation support being provided; however few high-quality smoking cessation apps are currently available in Australia, very few have been evaluated and the app market is extremely volatile. More research to evaluate smoking cessation apps, and sustained funding for evidence-based apps, is needed.

DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12688
Citations Scopus - 47Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Ashleigh Guillaumier, Erin Forbes
2017 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Palazzi K, Lewin TJ, Kelly BJ, 'Therapeutic Alliance, Client Need for Approval, and Perfectionism as Differential Moderators of Response to eHealth and Traditionally Delivered Treatments for Comorbid Depression and Substance Use Problems', International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 24 728-739 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-017-9676-x
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin, Brian Kelly
2017 Thornton L, Handley T, Kay-Lambkin F, Baker A, 'Is A Person Thinking About Suicide Likely to Find Help on the Internet? An Evaluation of Google Search Results', Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 47 48-53 (2017) [C1]

It is unclear whether individuals searching the Internet for assistance with thoughts of suicide are likely to encounter predominantly helpful or harmful resources. This study inv... [more]

It is unclear whether individuals searching the Internet for assistance with thoughts of suicide are likely to encounter predominantly helpful or harmful resources. This study investigated websites retrieved by searching Google for information and support for suicidal thoughts. Google searches retrieved a high percentage of irrelevant websites (26%, n¿=¿136). Of the 329 relevant websites retrieved, the majority were suicide preventive (68%); however, a considerable proportion of sites expressed mixed (22%) or neutral (8%) suicide attitudes, and 1% were explicitly pro-suicide. The results highlight a need for suicide prevention organization websites to be made more easily accessible. In the meantime, clinicians should be aware of appropriate websites to recommend to clients.

DOI 10.1111/sltb.12261
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Tonelle Handley
2017 Fletcher R, May C, Kay-Lambkin F, Gemmill AW, Cann W, Nicholson JM, et al., 'SMS4dads: Providing information and support to new fathers through mobile phones a pilot study', Advances in Mental Health, 15 121-131 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/18387357.2016.1245586
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Maralyn Foureur, Geoff Skinner, Richard Fletcher
2017 Tynan RJ, Considine R, Wiggers J, Lewin TJ, James C, Inder K, et al., 'Alcohol consumption in the Australian coal mining industry', Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 74 259-267 (2017) [C1]

Objectives: To investigate patterns of alcohol use within the coal mining industry, and associations with the personal, social, workplace and employment characteristics. Design: 8... [more]

Objectives: To investigate patterns of alcohol use within the coal mining industry, and associations with the personal, social, workplace and employment characteristics. Design: 8 mine sites across 3 eastern Australian states were surveyed, selected to encompass key geographic characteristics (accessibility and remoteness) and mine type (open cut and underground). Problematic alcohol use was measured using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) to determine: (1) overall risky or hazardous drinking behaviour; and (2) frequency of single-occasion drinking (6 or more drinks on 1 occasion). Results: A total of 1457 employees completed the survey, of which 45.7% of male and 17.0% of female participants reported levels of alcohol use within the range considered as risky or hazardous, considerably higher than the national average. Hierarchical linear regression revealed a significant contribution of many individual level factors associated with AUDIT scores: younger age, male, current smoking status; illicit substance use; previous alcohol and other drug use (AOD) problems; and higher psychological distress. Workplace factors associated with alcohol use included working in mining primarily for the high remuneration, and the type of mining, with underground miners reporting higher alcohol use than open-cut miners. Conclusions: Our findings provide support for the need to address alcohol use in the coal mining industry over and above routine on-site testing for alcohol use.

DOI 10.1136/oemed-2016-103602
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Carole James, Terry Lewin, Kerry Inder, Amanda Baker, David Perkins, John Wiggers
2017 Burrows T, Hides L, Brown R, Dayas CV, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Differences in Dietary Preferences, Personality and Mental Health in Australian Adults with and without Food Addiction', NUTRIENTS, 9 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/nu9030285
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Christopher Dayas, Tracy Burrows
2017 Fletcher R, Kay-Lambkin F, May C, Oldmeadow C, Attia J, Leigh L, 'Supporting men through their transition to fatherhood with messages delivered to their smartphones: a feasibility study of SMS4dads', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 17 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4978-0
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, Richard Fletcher, John Attia
2017 Clark V, Baker A, Lewin T, Richmond R, Kay-Lambkin F, Filia S, et al., 'Self-Reported Reasons for Smoking: Predicting Abstinence and Implications for Smoking Cessation Treatments Among Those With a Psychotic Disorder', Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 13 6-14 (2017) [C1]

Objectives: People living with a psychotic illness have higher rates of cigarette smoking and face unique barriers to quitting compared to the general population. We examined whet... [more]

Objectives: People living with a psychotic illness have higher rates of cigarette smoking and face unique barriers to quitting compared to the general population. We examined whether self-reported reasons for smoking are useful predictors of successful quit attempts among people with psychosis. Methods: As part of a randomized controlled trial addressing smoking and cardiovascular disease risk behaviors among people with psychosis, self-reported reasons for smoking were assessed at baseline (n = 235), 15 weeks (n = 151), and 12 months (n = 139). Three factors from the Reasons for Smoking Questionnaire (Coping, Physiological, and Stimulation/Activation) were entered into a model to predict short- and long-term abstinence. The relationship between these factors and mental health symptoms were also assessed. Results: Participants scoring higher on the Stimulation/Activation factor (control of weight, enjoyment, concentration, and ¿peps me up¿) at baseline were just less than half as likely to be abstinent at 15 weeks. Female participants were five times more likely to abstinent at 15 weeks, and those with a higher global functioning at baseline were 5% more likely to be abstinent. There was a positive correlation between changes over time in the Stimulation/Activation factor from baseline to 12-month follow-up and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale total score at 12-month follow-up. This indicates that increasingly higher endorsement of the factor was associated with more psychological symptoms. There was also a negative correlation between the change over time in the Stimulation/Activation factor and global functioning at 12 months, indicating that increasingly higher endorsement of the factor led to lower global assessment of functioning. Conclusions: The Stimulation/Activation factor may be particularly important to assess and address among smokers with psychosis. It is recommended that further research use the Reasons for Smoking Questionnaire among smokers with psychosis as a clinical tool to identify specific quit barriers. Further research into why females have higher smoking cessation rates in the short term and relapse prevention interventions seem worthy of further investigation.

DOI 10.1080/15504263.2016.1271489
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker, Juanita Todd, Vanessa Clark
2016 Tynan RJ, Considine R, Rich JL, Skehan J, Wiggers J, Lewin TJ, et al., 'Help-seeking for mental health problems by employees in the Australian Mining Industry', BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 16 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1755-1
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Kerry Inder, Terry Lewin, John Wiggers, Jane Rich, Carole James, Brian Kelly, David Perkins, Amanda Baker
2016 Deady M, Mills KL, Teesson M, Kay-Lambkin F, 'An online intervention for co-occurring depression and problematic alcohol use in young people: Primary outcomes from a randomized controlled trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18 (2016) [C1]

Background: Depression and problematic alcohol use represent two of the major causes of disease burden in young adults. These conditions frequently co-occur and this is associated... [more]

Background: Depression and problematic alcohol use represent two of the major causes of disease burden in young adults. These conditions frequently co-occur and this is associated with increased harm and poorer outcomes than either disorder in isolation. Integrated treatments have been shown to be effective; however, there remains a significant gap between those in need of treatment and those receiving it. The increased availability of eHealth programs presents a unique opportunity to treat these conditions. Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an automated Web-based self-help intervention (DEAL Project) in treating co-occurring depressive symptoms and problematic alcohol use in young people. Methods: Young people (aged 18 to 25 years) with moderate depression symptoms and drinking at hazardous levels (recruited largely via social media) were randomly allocated to the DEAL Project (n=60) or a Web-based attention-control condition (HealthWatch; n=44). The trial consisted of a 4-week intervention phase with follow-up assessment at posttreatment and at 3 and 6 months postbaseline. The primary outcomes were change in depression severity according to the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 as well as quantity and frequency of alcohol use (TOT-AL). Results: The DEAL Project was associated with statistically significant improvement in depression symptom severity (d=0.71) and reductions in alcohol use quantity (d=0.99) and frequency (d=0.76) in the short term compared to the control group. At 6-month follow-up, the improvements in the intervention group were maintained; however, the differences between the intervention and control groups were no longer statistically significant, such that between-group effects were in the small to moderate range at 6 months (depression symptoms: d=0.39; alcohol quantity: d=-0.09; alcohol frequency: d=0.24). Conclusions: Overall, the DEAL Project was associated with more rapid improvement in both depression symptoms and alcohol use outcomes in young people with these co-occurring conditions relative to an attention-control condition. However, long-term outcomes are less clear.

DOI 10.2196/jmir.5178
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 43
2016 Handley TE, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Lewin TJ, Kelly BJ, Inder KJ, et al., 'Investigation of a Suicide Ideation Risk Profile in People with Co-occurring Depression and Substance Use Disorder', Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204 820-826 (2016) [C1]

Disengagement from services is common before suicide, hence identifying factors at treatment presentation that predict future suicidality is important. This article explores risk ... [more]

Disengagement from services is common before suicide, hence identifying factors at treatment presentation that predict future suicidality is important. This article explores risk profiles for suicidal ideation among treatment seekers with depression and substance misuse. Participants completed assessments at baseline and 6 months. Baseline demographics, psychiatric history, and current symptoms were entered into a decision tree to predict suicidal ideation at follow-up. Sixty-three percent of participants at baseline and 43.5% at follow-up reported suicidal ideation. Baseline ideation most salient when psychiatric illness began before adulthood, increasing the rate of follow-up ideation by 16%. Among those without baseline ideation, dysfunctional attitudes were the most important risk factor, increasing rates of suicidal ideation by 35%. These findings provide evidence of factors beyond initial diagnoses that increase the likelihood of suicidal ideation and are worthy of clinical attention. In particular, providing suicide prevention resources to those with high dysfunctional attitudes may be beneficial.

DOI 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000473
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Amanda Baker, John Attia, Brian Kelly, Kerry Inder, Tonelle Handley, Terry Lewin
2016 Thornton LK, Harris K, Baker AL, Johnson M, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Recruiting for addiction research via Facebook', Drug and Alcohol Review, 35 494-502 (2016) [C1]

Introduction and Aims: This study aimed to examine the feasibility of recruiting participants to addiction research via Facebook. Design and Methods: Participants were recruited v... [more]

Introduction and Aims: This study aimed to examine the feasibility of recruiting participants to addiction research via Facebook. Design and Methods: Participants were recruited via an advertisement on Facebook, a local research register and university psychology courses. Participants completed a self-report survey regarding substance use, history of mental health issues and current psychological distress. Results: The 524 participants recruited via Facebook cost $1.86 per participant; and 418 participants were recruited via more traditional methods. There were significantly fewer women in the Facebook sample compared with the non-Facebook sample (¿2 = 196.61, P < 0.001), but no differences on age. Significantly more Facebook participants reported current use of tobacco (women: Facebook = 57%, non-Facebook = 21%, ¿2 = 39.71, P < 0.001; men: Facebook = 62%, non-Facebook = 21%, ¿2 = 32.429, P < 0.001) and cannabis (women: Facebook = 26%, non-Facebook = 7%, ¿2 = 14.364, P < 0.001; men: Facebook = 46%, non-Facebook = 24%, ¿2 = 6.765, P < 0.01). They also reported significantly more harmful use of tobacco [women: F degrees of freedom (d.f.) = 6.07, P < 0.05; men: F(d.f.) = 9.03, P < 0.01] and cannabis [women: F(d.f.) = 11.00, P < 0.01; men: F(d.f.) = 6.40, P < 0.05]. The Facebook sample contained a higher percentage of high-severity cannabis users (women: Facebook = 24%, non-Facebook = 4%, ¿2 = 18.12, P < 0.001; men: Facebook = 43%, non-Facebook = 16%, ¿2 = 10.00, P < 0.01) and reported significantly more severe depressive symptoms [women: F(d.f.) = 26.38, P < 0.001; men: F(d.f.) = 7.44, P < 0.05]. Discussion and Conclusions: Through Facebook, we were able to capture a greater proportion of people with high-severity substance use and mental health issues and were able to capture a greater and more severe range of substance use behaviours. This suggests social networking sites are efficient, cost-effective ways to recruit large numbers of participants, with relevant behaviours and conditions, to addiction research. [Thornton LK, Harris K, Baker AL, Johnson M, Kay-Lambkin FJ. Recruiting for addiction research via Facebook. Drug Alcohol Rev 2016;35:494¿502].

DOI 10.1111/dar.12305
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2016 Thornton L, Batterham PJ, Fassnacht DB, Kay-Lambkin F, Calear AL, Hunt S, 'Recruiting for health, medical or psychosocial research using Facebook: Systematic review', Internet Interventions, 4 72-81 (2016) [C1]

Recruiting participants is a challenge for many health, medical and psychosocial research projects. One tool more frequently being used to improve recruitment is the social networ... [more]

Recruiting participants is a challenge for many health, medical and psychosocial research projects. One tool more frequently being used to improve recruitment is the social networking website Facebook. A systematic review was conducted to identify studies that have used Facebook to recruit participants of all ages, to any psychosocial, health or medical research. 110 unique studies that used Facebook as a recruitment source were included in the review. The majority of studies used a cross-sectional design (80%) and addressed a physical health or disease issue (57%). Half (49%) of the included studies reported specific details of the Facebook recruitment process. Researchers paid between $1.36 and $110 per completing participants (Mean = $17.48, SD = $23.06). Among studies that examined the representativeness of their sample, the majority concluded (86%) their Facebook-recruited samples were similarly representative of samples recruited via traditional methods. These results indicate that Facebook is an effective and cost-efficient recruitment method. Researchers should consider their target group, advertisement wording, offering incentives and no-cost methods of recruitment when considering Facebook as a recruitment source. It is hoped this review will assist researchers to make decisions regarding the use of Facebook as a recruitment tool in future research.

DOI 10.1016/j.invent.2016.02.001
Citations Scopus - 145
Co-authors Sally Hunt
2016 Sankaranarayanan A, Clark V, Baker A, Palazzi K, Lewin TJ, Richmond R, et al., 'Reducing smoking reduces suicidality among individuals with psychosis: Complementary outcomes from a Healthy Lifestyles intervention study', Psychiatry Research, 243 407-412 (2016) [C1]

This study sought to explore the impact of smoking reduction on suicidality (suicide ideation and behaviour) among people with a psychotic disorder (n=235) who participated in a r... [more]

This study sought to explore the impact of smoking reduction on suicidality (suicide ideation and behaviour) among people with a psychotic disorder (n=235) who participated in a randomized trial of a healthy lifestyle intervention trial. Suicidality, measured by item -4 of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) was the main variable of interest. Measures were collected by research assistants blind to treatment allocation at baseline, at 15 weeks (mid-intervention) and 12 months after baseline. Mediation analysis, adjusted for confounders, was used to determine the relationship between smoking reduction and suicidality and to explore whether this was mediated through depression. At 12 months, smoking reduction was found to be significantly associated with suicidality change; an association was also seen between smoking reduction and depression and depression and suicidality. After adjusting for depression, the association between smoking reduction and suicidality was attenuated but remained statistically significant; the proportion of the total effect that was mediated through depression was 30%. There was no significant association between suicidality and treatment group (vs. controls) over time. Our study suggests that smoking interventions may have benefits over and above those for improved physical health, by reducing suicidal ideation in people with psychosis.

DOI 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.07.006
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Vanessa Clark, Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
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) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/her/cyw049
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Chris Paul, Jamie Bryant, Ashleigh Guillaumier, Christopher Oldmeadow, Billie Bonevski
2016 McCarter KL, Halpin SA, Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Lewin TJ, Thornton LK, et al., 'Associations between personality disorder characteristics and treatment outcomes in people with co-occurring alcohol misuse and depression.', BMC Psychiatry, 16 210 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12888-016-0937-z
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Sean Halpin, Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin, Kristen Mccarter, Brian Kelly
2016 Andrews M, Baker AL, Halpin SA, Lewin TJ, Richmond R, Kay-Lambkin FJ, et al., 'Early therapeutic alliance, treatment retention, and 12-month outcomes in a healthy lifestyles intervention for people with psychotic disorders', Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204 894-902 (2016) [C1]

Engaging and retaining individuals with psychotic disorders in psychosocial treatments is difficult. Early therapeutic alliance, treatment retention, and 12-month outcomes were ex... [more]

Engaging and retaining individuals with psychotic disorders in psychosocial treatments is difficult. Early therapeutic alliance, treatment retention, and 12-month outcomes were examined in a subsample of smokers with a psychotic disorder (N = 178) participating in a healthy lifestyles study comparing a telephone versus face-to-face delivered intervention. Therapeutic alliance was assessed using the Agnew Relationship Measure; primary outcomes were treatment retention and changes in symptoms and health behaviors. Contrary to expectations, early alliance did not predict treatment retention. However, elements of both client- and therapist-rated alliance predicted some clinical outcomes (e.g., higher confidence in the therapeutic alliance at session 1 predicted improvements in 12-month depression). Some modest interactions between early alliance and intervention condition were also identified (e.g., clients initially with lower self-perceived initiative, or higher therapist-perceived bonding benefited preferentially from the telephone-delivered intervention), highlighting the need to further examine the interplay between therapeutic alliance and treatment modality.

DOI 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000585
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Sean Halpin, Vanessa Clark, Amanda Baker, Robin Callister, Terry Lewin
2016 Delgadillo J, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Closing the science-practice gap: introduction to the special issue on psychological interventions for comorbid addictions and mental health problems', Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 9 (2016)
DOI 10.1108/add-06-2016-0013
2016 Batterham PJ, McGrath J, McGorry PD, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Hickie IB, Christensen H, 'NHMRC funding of mental health research', Medical Journal of Australia, 205 348-349.e1 (2016)
DOI 10.5694/mja16.00179
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2016 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Thornton L, Lappin JM, Hanstock T, Sylvia L, Jacka F, et al., 'Study protocol for a systematic review of evidence for lifestyle interventions targeting smoking, sleep, alcohol/other drug use, physical activity, and healthy diet in people with bipolar disorder', Systematic Reviews, 5 (2016)
DOI 10.1186/s13643-016-0282-9
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Tanya Hanstock, Sally Hunt, Robin Callister, Amanda Baker, Christopher Oldmeadow
2016 Batterham PJ, McGrath J, McGorry PD, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Hickie IB, Christensen H, 'NHMRC funding of mental health research', The Medical journal of Australia, 205 350-351 (2016)
Citations Scopus - 1
2016 James E, Freund M, Booth A, Duncan MJ, Johnson N, Short CE, et al., 'Comparative efficacy of simultaneous versus sequential multiple health behavior change interventions among adults: A systematic review of randomised trials', Preventive Medicine, 89 211-223 (2016) [C1]

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

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

DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.06.012
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 39
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Angela Booth, Erica James, Mitch Duncan, Natalie Johnson, Megan Freund
2015 Tait RJ, McKetin R, Kay-Lambkin F, Carron-Arthur B, Bennett A, Bennett K, et al., 'Six-month outcomes of a web-based intervention for users of amphetamine-type stimulants: Randomized controlled trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17 e105 (2015) [C1]

Background: The use of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) places a large burden on health services. Objective: The aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of a self-guided Web-based ... [more]

Background: The use of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) places a large burden on health services. Objective: The aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of a self-guided Web-based intervention ("breakingtheice") for ATS users over 6 months via a free-to-access site. Methods: We conducted a randomized trial comparing a waitlist control with a fully automated intervention containing 3 modules derived from cognitive behavioral therapy and motivation enhancement. The main outcome was self-reported ATS use in the past 3 months assessed at 3- and 6-month follow-ups using the Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST). Secondary outcomes were help-seeking intentions (general help-seeking questionnaire), actual help seeking (actual help-seeking questionnaire), psychological distress (Kessler 10), polydrug use (ASSIST), quality of life (European Health Interview Survey), days out of role, and readiness to change. Follow-up data were evaluated using an intention-to-treat (ITT) analysis with a group by time interaction. Results: We randomized 160 people (intervention: n=81; control: n=79). At 6 months, 38 of 81 (47%) intervention and 41 of 79 (52%) control participants provided data. ATS scores significantly declined for both groups, but the interaction effect was not significant. There were significant ITT time by group interactions for actual help seeking (rate ratio [RR] 2.16; d=0.45) and help-seeking intentions (RR 1.17; d=0.32), with help seeking increasing for the intervention group and declining for the control group. There were also significant interactions for days completely (RR 0.50) and partially (RR 0.74) out of role favoring the intervention group. However, 37% (30/81) of the intervention group did not complete even 1 module. Conclusions: This self-guided Web-based intervention encouraged help seeking associated with ATS use and reduced days out of role, but it did not reduce ATS use. Thus, this program provides a means of engaging with some sections of a difficult-to-reach group to encourage treatment, but a substantial minority remained disengaged. Trial Registration: Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12611000947909; https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=343307 (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/6Y0PGGp8q).

DOI 10.2196/jmir.3778
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 23
2015 Hunt SA, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Michie PT, 'Systematic review of neurocognition in people with co-occurring alcohol misuse and depression', Journal of Affective Disorders, 179 51-64 (2015) [C1]

Background Alcohol misuse and depression represent two major social and health problems globally. These conditions commonly co-occur and both are associated with significant cogni... [more]

Background Alcohol misuse and depression represent two major social and health problems globally. These conditions commonly co-occur and both are associated with significant cognitive impairment. Despite this, few studies have examined the impact on cognitive functioning of co-occurring alcohol misuse and depression. This study aims to critically review findings from peer-reviewed published articles examining neuropsychological test performance among samples of people with co-occurring alcohol misuse and depression. Method A comprehensive literature search was conducted, yielding six studies reporting neuropsychological profiles of people with co-occurring alcohol misuse and depression. Results comparing cognitive functioning of people with this comorbidity to those with alcohol misuse alone, depression alone, healthy controls and published norms were examined as well as those describing the correlation between depressive symptoms and cognitive functioning in people with alcohol use disorders. Results In the majority of instances, the comorbid groups did not differ significantly from those with depression only or alcohol misuse only, nor from healthy controls or published norms. In the cases where a difference in neuropsychological test scores between groups was found, it was not consistently identified across studies. However, visual memory was identified in two studies as being impaired in comorbid samples and is worthy of inclusion in future studies. Limitations Due to the small number of included studies and the large variation in inclusion criteria as well as differing assessment tools and methodologies between studies, the review did not include a quantitative synthesis. Conclusions Research into cognitive deficits among people with singly occurring versus co-occurring alcohol misuse and depression is accumulating. Evidence suggests that the neuropsychological performance among samples with this comorbidity is generally not severely impaired and is unlikely to preclude benefit from treatment.

DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2015.03.024
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Sally Hunt, Pat Michie
2015 Gardner A, Iverson GL, Levi CR, Schofield PW, Kay-Lambkin F, Kohler RMN, Stanwell P, 'A systematic review of concussion in rugby league', British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49 495-498 (2015) [C1]

Objectives: Concussion remains one of the inherent risks of participation in rugby league. While other injuries incurred by rugby league players have been well studied, less focus... [more]

Objectives: Concussion remains one of the inherent risks of participation in rugby league. While other injuries incurred by rugby league players have been well studied, less focus and attention has been directed towards concussion. Review method: The current review examined all articles published in English from 1900 up to June 2013 pertaining to concussion in rugby league players. Data sources: Publications were retrieved via six databases using the key search terms: rugby league, league, football; in combination with injury terms: athletic injuries, concussion, sports concussion, sports-related concussion, brain concussion, brain injury, brain injuries, mild traumatic brain injury, mTBI, traumatic brain injury, TBI, craniocerebral trauma, head injury and brain damage. Observational, cohort, correlational, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies were all included. Results: 199 rugby league injury publications were identified. 39 (20%) were related in some way to concussion. Of the 39 identified articles, 6 (15%) had the main aim of evaluating concussion, while the other 33 reported on concussion incidence as part of overall injury data analyses. Rugby league concussion incidence rates vary widely from 0.0 to 40.0/1000 playing hours, depending on the definition of injury (time loss vs no time loss). The incidence rates vary across match play versus training session, seasons (winter vs summer) and playing position (forwards vs backs). The ball carrier has been found to be at greater risk for injury than tacklers. Concussion accounts for 29% of all injuries associated with illegal play, but only 9% of injuries sustained in legal play. Conclusions: In comparison with other collision sports, research evaluating concussion in rugby league is limited. With such limited published rugby league data, there are many aspects of concussion that require attention, and future research may be directed towards these unanswered questions.

DOI 10.1136/bjsports-2013-093102
Citations Scopus - 54Web of Science - 55
Co-authors Peter Stanwell, Peter Schofield, Andrew Gardner, Christopher Levi
2015 Handley T, Perkins D, Kay-Lambkin F, Lewin T, Kelly B, 'Familiarity with and intentions to use Internet-delivered mental health treatments among older rural adults', Aging and Mental Health, 19 989-996 (2015) [C1]

Objectives: Older adults are the fastest growing age group in Australia, necessitating an increase in appropriate mental health services in the coming years. While Internet-delive... [more]

Objectives: Older adults are the fastest growing age group in Australia, necessitating an increase in appropriate mental health services in the coming years. While Internet-delivered mental health treatments have been established as acceptable and efficacious among younger samples, little research has explored whether they would be similarly useful in older populations.Methods: The participants were part of the Australian Rural Mental Health study, which explores mental health and well-being in residents of non-metropolitan New South Wales. A postal survey was used to assess knowledge of and intentions to use Internet-delivered mental health treatments. Demographics, mental health, and frequency of Internet use were also measured.Results: The survey was completed by 950 adults aged 50-93. The sample was largely unfamiliar with Internet mental health services, with 75% reporting that they had never heard of them and a further 20% not knowing any details of what they involved. Intentions to use these services were also low, at 13.5%; however, this increased with level of familiarity. Respondents with higher psychological distress, higher education, and more frequent Internet use were significantly more likely to consider using Internet treatments.Conclusions: Among older adults, overall awareness of Internet-delivered mental health treatments appears to be limited; however, higher familiarity contributes to higher intentions to use these treatments. Importantly, respondents with higher distress and greater computer literacy were more likely to consider mental health treatments delivered via the Internet. Future research exploring strategies to increase the promotion of these services to older samples may further improve their perceptions and use.

DOI 10.1080/13607863.2014.981744
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Terry Lewin, Tonelle Handley, David Perkins
2015 Baker AL, Richmond R, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Filia SL, Castle D, Williams JM, et al., 'Randomized controlled trial of a healthy lifestyle intervention among smokers with psychotic disorders', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 17 946-954 (2015) [C1]

Introduction: People with severe mental disorders typically experience a range of health problems; consequently, interventions addressing multiple health behaviors may provide an ... [more]

Introduction: People with severe mental disorders typically experience a range of health problems; consequently, interventions addressing multiple health behaviors may provide an efficient way to tackle this major public health issue. This two-arm randomized controlled trial among people with psychotic disorders examined the efficacy of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) plus either a faceto- face or predominantly telephone delivered intervention for smoking cessation and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk reduction. Methods: Following baseline assessment and completion of a common, individually delivered 90-minute face-to-face intervention, participants (n = 235) were randomized to receive NRT plus: (1) a "Healthy Lifestyles" intervention for smoking cessation and CVD risk behaviors or (2) a predominantly telephone-based intervention (designed to control for NRT provision, session frequency, and other monitoring activities). Research assistants blind to treatment allocation performed assessments at 15 weeks (mid-intervention) and 12 months after baseline. Results: There were no significant differences between intervention conditions in CVD risk or smoking outcomes at 15 weeks or 12 months, with improvements in both conditions (eg, 12 months: 6.4% confirmed point prevalence abstinence rate; 17% experiencing a 50% or greater smoking reduction; mean reduction of 8.6 cigarettes per day; mean improvement in functioning of 9.8 points). Conclusions: The health disparity experienced by people with psychotic disorders is high. Faceto- face Healthy Lifestyle interventions appear to be feasible and somewhat effective. However, given the accessibility of telephone delivered interventions, potentially combined with lower cost, further studies are needed to evaluate telephone delivered smoking cessation and lifestyle interventions for people with psychotic disorders.

DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntv039
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 37
Co-authors Robin Callister, Natasha Weaver, Amanda Baker, Vanessa Clark, Terry Lewin
2015 Adamson SJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker A, Frampton CMA, Sellman D, Lewin TJ, 'Measuring change in cannabis use', Addiction Research and Theory, 23 43-49 (2015) [C1]

We examined the ability of the Cannabis User Disorders Identification Test - Revised (CUDIT-R) to detect change in a treatment sample, including correlation with changes in other ... [more]

We examined the ability of the Cannabis User Disorders Identification Test - Revised (CUDIT-R) to detect change in a treatment sample, including correlation with changes in other clinically relevant areas of functioning, and to determine reliable and clinically significant change thresholds. 133 cannabis-using patients taking part in a treatment trial for concurrent substance use and mood disorder were administered the 8-item CUDIT-R at baseline, 6 and 12 months, in addition to assessment of current cannabis use disorder, mood, alcohol use, motivation and employment status. Significant reductions in CUDIT-R scores were observed and were correlated with change in cannabis diagnosis, and improvement in mood. Higher motivation at baseline predicted greater reduction in CUDIT-R score. Reliable change was identified as occurring when CUDIT-R score changed by two or more, while clinically significant change, benchmarked against an increase or decrease of one DSM-IV cannabis dependence symptom, was equated to a CUDIT-R score changing by 3 or more points.

DOI 10.3109/16066359.2014.926895
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2015 Thornton LK, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Negative effect of alcohol use on mood among people with psychosis', Evidence-Based Mental Health, 18 e3 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1136/eb-2014-101976
2015 Batterham PJ, Sunderland M, Calear AL, Davey CG, Christensen H, Teesson M, et al., 'Developing a roadmap for the translation of e-mental health services for depression.', The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, 49 776-784 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0004867415582054
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 36
2015 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Geddes J, Hunt SA, Woodcock KL, Teesson M, et al., 'The iTreAD project: A study protocol for a randomised controlled clinical trial of online treatment and social networking for binge drinking and depression in young people Health behavior, health promotion and society', BMC Public Health, 15 (2015) [C3]

Background: Depression and binge drinking behaviours are common clinical problems, which cause substantial functional, economic and health impacts. These conditions peak in young ... [more]

Background: Depression and binge drinking behaviours are common clinical problems, which cause substantial functional, economic and health impacts. These conditions peak in young adulthood, and commonly co-occur. Comorbid depression and binge drinking are undertreated in young people, who are reluctant to seek help via traditional pathways to care. The iTreAD project (internet Treatment for Alcohol and Depression) aims to provide and evaluate internet-delivered monitoring and treatment programs for young people with depression and binge drinking concerns. Methods: Three hundred sixty nine participants will be recruited to the trial, and will be aged 18-30 years will be eligible for the study if they report current symptoms of depression (score 5 or more on the depression subscale of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale) and concurrent binge drinking practices (5 or more standard drinks at least twice in the prior month). Following screening and online baseline assessment, participants are randomised to: (a) online monthly self-assessments, (b) online monthly self-assessments¿+¿12-months of access to a 4 week online automated cognitive behaviour therapy program for binge drinking and depression (DEAL); or (c) online monthly assessment¿+¿DEAL¿+¿12-months of access to a social networking site (Breathing Space). Independent, blind follow-up assessments occur at 26, 39, 52 and 64-weeks post-baseline. Discussion: The iTreAD project is the first randomised controlled trial combining online cognitive behaviour therapy, social networking and online monitoring for young people reporting concerns with depression and binge drinking. These treatments represent low-cost, wide-reach youth-appropriate treatment, which will have significantly public health implications for service design, delivery and health policy for this important age group. Trial registration: Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12614000310662. Date registered 24 March 2014.

DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-2365-2
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Sally Hunt, Christopher Oldmeadow, Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
2014 Hunt SA, Baker AL, Michie PT, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Change in neurocognition in people with co-occurring alcohol misuse and depression: 12-month follow-up', Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, S10:004 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.4172/2155-6105.S10-004
Co-authors Pat Michie, Sally Hunt, Amanda Baker
2014 Deady M, Teesson M, Kay-Lambkin F, Mills KL, 'Evaluating a brief, internet-based intervention for co-occurring depression and problematic alcohol use in young people: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16 (2014) [C3]

Background: Depression and alcohol misuse represent two of the major causes of disease burden in young adults. These conditions frequently co-occur and this co-occurrence is assoc... [more]

Background: Depression and alcohol misuse represent two of the major causes of disease burden in young adults. These conditions frequently co-occur and this co-occurrence is associated with increased risks and poorer outcomes than either disorder in isolation. Integrated treatments have been shown to be effective, however, there remains a significant gap between those in need of treatment and those receiving it, particularly in young people. The increased availability of Internet-based programs to complement health care presents a unique opportunity in the treatment of these conditions. Objective: The objective of our study was to evaluate whether a brief, Internet-based, self-help intervention (the DEAL [DEpression-ALcohol] Project) can be effective in treating co-occurring depression and problematic alcohol use in young people (18-25 years old). Methods: The evaluation will take the form of a randomized controlled trial (RCT), comparing the DEAL Project with an attention-control condition (HealthWatch). The RCT will consist of a four-week intervention phase and a 24-week follow-up. It will be entirely Internet-based and open Australia-wide to young people 18 to 25 years old. The primary outcomes will be change in depression symptoms and alcohol use at 5, 12, and 24 weeks post baseline. Secondary outcomes include change in general functioning and quality of life, anxiety/stress symptomatology, and a number of other depression/alcohol related outcomes. Process analysis will also measure engagement across the conditions. Results: This study is currently ongoing with preliminary results expected in late 2014. Conclusions: This study, to our knowledge, will be the first RCT of a Internet-based treatment for comorbid depression and problematic alcohol use in any age group. If successful, the program represents a novel and innovative approach to addressing the significant harms associated with these conditions and will be an invaluable resource to those not receiving help elsewhere.

DOI 10.2196/resprot.3192
Citations Scopus - 4
2014 Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Forder PM, Powers J, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Risky drinking patterns are being continued into pregnancy: a prospective cohort study.', PLoS One, 9 e86171 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0086171
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Amy Anderson, Alexis Hure, Peta Forder, Jenny Powers, Deborah Loxton
2014 Tait RJ, McKetin R, Kay-Lambkin F, Carron-Arthur B, Bennett A, Bennett K, et al., 'A web-based intervention for users of amphetamine-type stimulants: 3-month outcomes of a randomized controlled trial', JMIR Mental Health, 16 1-12 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/mental.3278
Citations Scopus - 20
2014 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Simpson AL, Bowman J, Childs S, 'Dissemination of a computer-based psychological treatment in a drug and alcohol clinical service: an observational study.', Addiction science & clinical practice, 9 1-9 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1940-0640-9-15
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2014 Baker AL, Turner A, Kelly PJ, Spring B, Callister R, Collins CE, et al., ''Better Health Choices' by telephone: A feasibility trial of improving diet and physical activity in people diagnosed with psychotic disorders', Psychiatry Research, (2014) [C1]

The study objective was to evaluate the feasibility of a telephone delivered intervention consisting of motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural strategies aimed at imp... [more]

The study objective was to evaluate the feasibility of a telephone delivered intervention consisting of motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural strategies aimed at improving diet and physical activity in people diagnosed with psychotic disorders. Twenty participants diagnosed with a non-acute psychotic disorder were recruited. The intervention consisted of eight telephone delivered sessions targeting fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption and leisure screen time, as well as smoking and alcohol use (as appropriate). F&V frequency and variety, and overall diet quality (measured by the Australian Recommended Food Score, ARFS), leisure screen time, overall sitting and walking time, smoking, alcohol consumption, mood, quality of life, and global functioning were examined before and 4-weeks post-treatment. Nineteen participants (95%) completed all intervention sessions, and 17 (85%) completed follow-up assessments. Significant increases from baseline to post-treatment were seen in ARFS fruit, vegetable and overall diet quality scores, quality of life and global functioning. Significant reductions in leisure screen time and overall sitting time were also seen. Results indicated that a telephone delivered intervention targeting key cardiovascular disease risk behaviours appears to be feasible and relatively effective in the short-term for people diagnosed with psychosis. A randomized controlled trial is warranted to replicate and extend these findings. © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.06.035
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Clare Collins, Amanda Baker, Robin Callister, Terry Lewin
2014 Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Women's perceptions of information about alcohol use during pregnancy: a qualitative study.', BMC Public Health, 14 1048 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1048
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Alexis Hure, Amy Anderson
2014 Law J, Richmond RL, Kay-Lambkin F, 'The contribution of personality to longevity: Findings from the Australian Centenarian Study', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 59 528-535 (2014) [C1]

Objectives: To examine whether centenarians have a unique set of personality traits, which may in part explain their longevity. Methods: 79 Australian centenarians completed the N... [more]

Objectives: To examine whether centenarians have a unique set of personality traits, which may in part explain their longevity. Methods: 79 Australian centenarians completed the NEO Five Factory Inventory (NEO-FFI), Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) and Life Orientation Test Revised (LOT-R) to assess different dimensions of their personalities. Centenarians were asked to answer items of the NEO-FFI, CD-RISC and LOT-R based on current views, and were then asked to recall in the presence of an informant (e.g. carers, offspring) on past personality (i.e. at mid-adult-life). Both sets of answers were recorded and analysed. Results: Centenarians were currently low in Openness and Extraversion and high in Neuroticism, but were low in Openness and high in Neuroticism, Conscientiousness and Extraversion when reflecting on past traits. Currently, centenarians in high care facilities reported higher levels of Neuroticism, as did centenarians who did not socialize. Cognitively intact centenarians reported higher levels of Agreeableness; and males reported lower Neuroticism compared to females when reflecting on past experiences. Discussion: Centenarians were characterized by several personality traits, which facilitated positive health behaviors and thus contributed to their longevity. It is possible that personality may not be static across the lifespan, but instead, reflect advancing age, psychosocial factors and changes in life circumstances.

DOI 10.1016/j.archger.2014.06.007
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11
2014 Baker AL, Kavanagh DJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Hunt SA, Lewin TJ, Carr VJ, McElduff P, 'Randomized controlled trial of MICBT for co-existing alcohol misuse and depression: Outcomes to 36-months', Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 46 281-290 (2014) [C1]

Integrated psychological treatment addressing co-existing alcohol misuse and depression has not been compared with single-focused treatment. This trial evaluates changes over 36. ... [more]

Integrated psychological treatment addressing co-existing alcohol misuse and depression has not been compared with single-focused treatment. This trial evaluates changes over 36. months following randomization of 284 outpatients to one of four motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavior therapy (MICBT) based interventions: (1) brief integrated intervention (BI); or BI plus 9 further sessions with (2) an integrated-, (3) alcohol-, or (4) depression-focus. Outcome measures included changes in alcohol consumption, depression (BDI-II: Beck Depression Inventory) and functioning (GAF: Global Assessment of Functioning), with average improvements from baseline of 21.8 drinks per week, 12.6 BDI-II units and 8.2 GAF units. Longer interventions tended to be more effective in reducing depression and improving functioning in the long-term, and in improving alcohol consumption in the short-term. Integrated treatment was at least as good as single-focused MICBT. Alcohol-focused treatment was as effective as depression-focused treatment at reducing depression and more effective in reducing alcohol misuse. The best approach seems to be an initial focus on both conditions followed by additional integrated- or alcohol-focused sessions. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.

DOI 10.1016/j.jsat.2013.10.001
Citations Scopus - 44Web of Science - 40
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker, Patrick Mcelduff, Sally Hunt
2014 Handley TE, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Inder KJ, Attia JR, Lewin TJ, Kelly BJ, 'Feasibility of internet-delivered mental health treatments for rural populations', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49 275-282 (2014) [C1]

Purpose: Rural populations face numerous barriers to mental health care. Although internet-delivered mental health treatments may offer an accessible and cost-effective answer to ... [more]

Purpose: Rural populations face numerous barriers to mental health care. Although internet-delivered mental health treatments may offer an accessible and cost-effective answer to these barriers, there has been little evaluation of the feasibility of this approach among rural communities. Methods: Data were obtained from a random rural community sample through the third wave of the Australian Rural Mental Health Study. Attitudes towards internet-delivered mental health treatments and availability of internet access were explored. Data were analysed to identify sub-groups in whom internet-delivered treatments may be usefully targeted. Results: Twelve hundred and forty-six participants completed the survey (mean age 59 years, 61 % females, 22 % from remote areas). Overall, 75 % had internet access and 20 % would consider using internet-based interventions, with 18 % meeting both of these feasibility criteria. Logistic regression revealed feasibility for internet-delivered mental health treatment was associated with younger age, male gender, being a carer, and a 12-month mental health problem. Participants who had used internet-delivered services in the past were significantly more likely to endorse these treatments as acceptable. Conclusions: There is considerable potential for internet-delivered treatments to increase service accessibility to some sub-groups, particularly among people with mental health problems who are not currently seeking help. Resistance to internet treatments appears to be largely attitudinal, suggesting that enhancing community education and familiarity with such programs may be effective in improving perceptions and ultimately access. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

DOI 10.1007/s00127-013-0708-9
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15
Co-authors John Attia, Kerry Inder, Tonelle Handley, Terry Lewin, Brian Kelly
2014 Kelly PJ, Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, 'ADDRESSING MULTIPLE HEALTH RISK BEHAVIOURS IN DISADVANTAGED POPULATIONS: RESEARCH BEING LED BY THE NATIONAL HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CENTRE OF RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 33 37-37 (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2014 Deady M, Kay-Lambkin F, Teesson M, Mills K, 'Developing an integrated, Internet-based self-help programme for young people with depression and alcohol use problems', Internet Interventions, 1 118-131 (2014) [C1]

Depression and alcohol use problems represent two of the major causes of disease burden in young people today. These conditions frequently co-occur and this co-occurrence is assoc... [more]

Depression and alcohol use problems represent two of the major causes of disease burden in young people today. These conditions frequently co-occur and this co-occurrence is associated with increased risks and poorer outcomes than either disorder in isolation. Integrated treatments have been shown to be effective, however, there remains a significant gap between those in need of treatment and those receiving it, particularly in young people. The increased availability of Internet-based programmes to complement health care presents a unique opportunity in the treatment of these conditions. This paper presents the findings of a development stage of the first Internet-based programme for young people (aged 18-25. years) with co-occurring depression and alcohol use problems: the DEAL Project (DEpression-ALcohol). This stage involved engaging young people and mental health professionals to provide feedback regarding the acceptability and feasibility of a draft version of the programme. The 4-module draft programme incorporated evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapy techniques and motivational enhancement principles. A series of focus groups with young people (n = 25) and interviews of key professionals (n = 6) were conducted. The feedback provided by this phase of testing was used to inform revisions to the programme. Overall, the DEAL Project programme was well-received and provides an innovative new platform for the treatment of co-occurring depression and alcohol use problems in young people. The next phase will include an evaluation of programme efficacy. If found to be efficacious, the programme has the potential to improve outcomes, reduce disease burden, and increase treatment uptake in this vulnerable group.

DOI 10.1016/j.invent.2014.06.004
Citations Scopus - 7
2014 Handley TE, Hiles SA, Inder KJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Kelly BJ, Lewin TJ, et al., 'Predictors of Suicidal Ideation in Older People: A Decision Tree Analysis', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY, 22 1325-1335 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jagp.2013.05.009
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Roseanne Peel, John Attia, Terry Lewin, Mark Mcevoy, Kerry Inder, Sarah Hiles, Tonelle Handley
2014 Handley TE, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Inder KJ, Lewin TJ, Attia JR, Fuller J, et al., 'Self-reported contacts for mental health problems by rural residents: Predicted service needs, facilitators and barriers', BMC Psychiatry, 14 (2014) [C1]

Background: Rural and remote Australians face a range of barriers to mental health care, potentially limiting the extent to which current services and support networks may provide... [more]

Background: Rural and remote Australians face a range of barriers to mental health care, potentially limiting the extent to which current services and support networks may provide assistance. This paper examines self-reported mental health problems and contacts during the last 12¿months, and explores cross-sectional associations between potential facilitators/barriers and professional and non-professional help-seeking, while taking into account expected associations with socio-demographic and health-related factors. Methods: During the 3-year follow-up of the Australian Rural Mental Health Study (ARMHS) a self-report survey was completed by adult rural residents (N = 1,231; 61% female 77% married; 22% remote location; mean age = 59¿years), which examined socio-demographic characteristics, current health status factors, predicted service needs, self-reported professional and non-professional contacts for mental health problems in the last 12¿months, other aspects of help-seeking, and perceived barriers. Results: Professional contacts for mental health problems were reported by 18% of the sample (including 14% reporting General Practitioner contacts), while non-professional contacts were reported by 16% (including 14% reporting discussions with family/friends). Perceived barriers to health care fell under the domains of structural (e.g., costs, distance), attitudinal (e.g., stigma concerns, confidentiality), and time commitments. Participants with 12-month mental health problems who reported their needs as met had the highest levels of service use. Hierarchical logistic regressions revealed a dose-response relationship between the level of predicted need and the likelihood of reporting professional and non-professional contacts, together with associations with socio-demographic characteristics (e.g., gender, relationships, and financial circumstances), suicidal ideation, and attitudinal factors, but not geographical remoteness. Conclusions: Rates of self-reported mental health problems were consistent with baseline findings, including higher rural contact rates with General Practitioners. Structural barriers displayed mixed associations with help-seeking, while attitudinal barriers were consistently associated with lower service contacts. Developing appropriate interventions that address perceptions of mental illness and attitudes towards help-seeking is likely to be vital in optimising treatment access and mental health outcomes in rural areas.

DOI 10.1186/s12888-014-0249-0
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Natasha Weaver, Brian Kelly, Terry Lewin, Tonelle Handley, John Attia, David Perkins, Kerry Inder
2014 Hamall KM, Heard TR, Inder KJ, McGill KM, Kay-Lambkin F, 'The Child Illness and Resilience Program (CHiRP): a study protocol of a stepped care intervention to improve the resilience and wellbeing of families living with childhood chronic illness', BMC Psychology, 2 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/2050-7283-2-5
Co-authors Katherine Mcgill, Kerry Inder
2014 Mills KL, Ewer P, Dore G, Teesson M, Baker A, Kay-Lambkin F, Sannibale C, 'The feasibility and acceptability of a brief intervention for clients of substance use services experiencing symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder', Addictive Behaviors, 39 1094-1099 (2014) [C1]

Background: Trauma exposure and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common among clients of substance use services. Existing treatments for these co-occurring conditions ten... [more]

Background: Trauma exposure and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common among clients of substance use services. Existing treatments for these co-occurring conditions tend to be lengthy, treatment retention is relatively poor, and they require extensive training and clinical supervision. The aim of the present study was to conduct a preliminary examination of the feasibility and acceptability of a brief intervention for PTSD symptoms among individuals seeking substance use treatment. Methods: An uncontrolled open-label pilot study was conducted among 29 inpatients of a medicated detoxification unit in Sydney, Australia. All participants completed a baseline interview followed by the brief intervention. The intervention consists of a single, one-hour manualised session providing psychoeducation pertaining to common trauma reactions and symptom management. PTSD and substance use outcomes were assessed at 1-week, 1-month and 3-month post-intervention. Results: PTSD symptom severity (assessed using the Clinicians Administered PTSD Scale) decreased significantly from baseline to 1-week follow up (ß - 10.87, 95%CI: - 19.75 to - 1.99) and again between the 1-week and 3-month follow-ups (ß - 15.38, 95%CI: - 23.20 to - 7.57). Despite these reductions, the majority of participants continued to meet criteria for a diagnosis of PTSD and there was no change in participants' negative post-traumatic cognitions. Participants expressed high levels of satisfaction with the intervention. Conclusions: Brief psychoeducation for traumatised clients attending substance use services appears to be feasible, acceptable, and may be of some benefit in reducing PTSD symptoms. However, participants continued to experience symptoms at severe levels; thus, brief intervention may best be conceptualised as a "stepping stone" to further trauma treatment. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.03.013
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2014 Deady M, Teesson M, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Treatments for co-occurring depression and substance use in young people: a systematic review.', Current drug abuse reviews, 7 3-17 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.2174/1874473707666141015220608
Citations Scopus - 8
2013 Handley TE, Attia JR, Inder KJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Barker D, Lewin TJ, Kelly BJ, 'Longitudinal course and predictors of suicidal ideation in a rural community sample.', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47 1032-1040 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0004867413495318
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Daniel Barker, Kerry Inder, Tonelle Handley, John Attia, Terry Lewin, Brian Kelly
2013 Healey A, Kay-Lambkin F, Bowman J, Childs S, 'Avoiding emotional bonds: An examination of the dimensions of therapeutic alliance among cannabis users', Frontiers in Psychiatry, 4 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.3389/fpsyt.2013.00070
Citations Scopus - 11
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2013 Handley TE, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Lewin TJ, Kelly BJ, Inder KJ, et al., 'Incidental treatment effects of CBT on suicidal ideation and hopelessness', JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, 151 275-283 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2013.06.005
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Tonelle Handley, Terry Lewin, John Attia, Amanda Baker, Kerry Inder
2013 Connolly JM, Kavanagh DJ, Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Lewin TJ, Davis PJ, Quek L-H, 'Craving as a predictor of treatment outcomes in heavy drinkers with comorbid depressed mood', ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS, 38 1585-1592 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.06.003
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
2013 Wolfe S, Kay-Lambkin F, Bowman J, Childs S, 'To enforce or engage: The relationship between coercion, treatment motivation and therapeutic alliance within community-based drug and alcohol clients', Addictive Behaviors, 38 2187-2195 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.01.017
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2013 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Gilligan C, Kavanagh DJ, Baker F, Lewin TJ, 'When does change begin following screening and brief intervention among depressed problem drinkers?', Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 44 264-270 (2013) [C1]

Brief interventions are effective for problem drinking and reductions are known to occur in association with screening and assessment. The present study sought to assess, among pa... [more]

Brief interventions are effective for problem drinking and reductions are known to occur in association with screening and assessment. The present study sought to assess, among participants (N= 202) in a clinical trial, how much change occurred between baseline assessment and a one-session brief intervention (S1), and the predictors of early change. The primary focus was on changes in the Beck Depression Inventory Fast Screen scores and alcohol consumption (standard drinks per week) prior to random allocation to nine further sessions addressing either depression, alcohol, or both problems. There were large and clinically significant reductions between baseline and S1, with the strongest predictors being baseline scores in the relevant domain and change in the other domain. Client engagement was also predictive of early depression changes. Monitoring progress in both domains from first contact, and provision of empathic care, followed by brief intervention appear to be useful for this high prevalence comorbidity. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

DOI 10.1016/j.jsat.2012.07.009
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker, Conor Gilligan
2013 Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Forder P, Powers JR, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Predictors of antenatal alcohol use among Australian women: A prospective cohort study', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 1366-1374 (2013) [C1]

Objective To identify predictors of antenatal alcohol consumption among women who usually consume alcohol. Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Australian Longitudinal Study o... [more]

Objective To identify predictors of antenatal alcohol consumption among women who usually consume alcohol. Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH). Population or Sample A total of 1969 women sampled from the ALSWH 1973-78 cohort. Methods Women were included if they were pregnant in 2000, 2003, 2006 or 2009. The relationship between antenatal alcohol consumption and sociodemographics, reproductive health, mental health, physical health, health behaviours, alcohol guidelines and healthcare factors was investigated using a multivariate logistic regression model. Main outcome measures Alcohol use during pregnancy. Results Most (82.0%) women continued to drink alcohol during pregnancy. Women were more likely to drink alcohol during pregnancy if they had consumed alcohol on a weekly basis before pregnancy (odds ratio [OR] 1.47; 95% confidence interval [95% CI] 1.13-1.90), binge drank before pregnancy (OR 2.28; 95% CI 1.76-2.94), or if they were pregnant while alcohol guidelines recommended low alcohol versus abstinence (OR 1.60; 95% CI 1.26-2.03). Drinking during pregnancy was less likely if women had a Health Care Card (OR 0.63; 95% CI 0.45-0.88) or if they had ever had fertility problems (OR 0.64; 95% CI 0.48-0.86). Conclusions Most Australian women who drank alcohol continued to do so during pregnancy. Prepregnancy alcohol consumption was one of the main predictors of antenatal alcohol use. Alcohol guidelines, fertility problems and Health Care Card status also impacted antenatal alcohol consumption. © 2013 RCOG.

DOI 10.1111/1471-0528.12356
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Amy Anderson, Alexis Hure, Peta Forder, Jenny Powers
2013 Allen J, Inder KJ, Lewin TJ, Attia JR, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, et al., 'Integrating and extending cohort studies: lessons from the eXtending Treatments, Education and Networks in Depression (xTEND) study', BMC Medical Research Methodology, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-13-122
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
Co-authors John Attia, Amanda Baker, Kerry Inder, Terry Lewin, Brian Kelly
2013 Kay-Lambkin F, Edwards S, Baker A, Kavanagh D, Kelly B, Bowman J, Lewin T, 'The Impact of Tobacco Smoking on Treatment for Comorbid Depression and Alcohol Misuse', International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 11 619-633 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11469-013-9437-2
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Brian Kelly, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2013 Killackey E, Allott K, Cotton SM, Jackson H, Scutella R, Tseng Y, et al., 'A randomized controlled trial of vocational intervention for young people with first-episode psychosis: method', Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 7 329-337 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/eip.12066
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 33
Co-authors Sally Hunt
2012 Richmond RL, Law J, Kaylambkin F, 'Morbidity profiles and lifetime health of Australian centenarians', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 31 227-232 (2012)

Aim: To examine the lifetime prevalence and initial onset of diseases among centenarians. Methods: In this descriptive study, we administered structured questionnaires by intervie... [more]

Aim: To examine the lifetime prevalence and initial onset of diseases among centenarians. Methods: In this descriptive study, we administered structured questionnaires by interview to 188 centenarians and asked about the presence and timing of 14 common age-related diseases. Results: The most common conditions were ocular disease (70%), arthritis (58%) and hypertension (40%). Average age at disease onset was 80 years, and average number of comorbidities was 3. Participants were characterised into three morbidity profiles - survivors (46%), delayers (34%) and escapers (19%). No participants had a diagnosis of dementia or osteoporosis before age 80 years. Conclusion: Relative to the general population, a select sample of Australian centenarians reported lower rates of chronic conditions, with many escaping osteoporosis, dementia, cardiovascular disease, respiratory illnesses, cancers, anxiety and depression. Increasing age is correlated with increasing morbidity but a few centenarians reached 100 years of age without disease. © 2012 The Authors. Australasian Journal on Ageing © 2012 ACOTA.

DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2011.00570.x
Citations Scopus - 18
2012 Thornton LK, Baker AL, Lewin TJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Kavanagh D, Richmond R, et al., 'Reasons for substance use among people with mental disorders', Addictive Behaviors, 37 427-434 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 66Web of Science - 57
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin, Brian Kelly
2012 Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Lewin TJ, 'Reasons for substance use among people with psychotic disorders: Method triangulation approach', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26 279-288 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
2012 Gardner AJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Stanwell PT, Donnelly J, Williams WH, Hiles A, et al., 'A systematic review of diffusion tensor imaging findings in sports-related concussion', Journal of Neurotrauma, 29 2521-2538 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 108Web of Science - 101
Co-authors Peter Stanwell, Christopher Levi, Peter Schofield, Andrew Gardner
2012 Handley T, Inder KJ, Kelly BJ, Attia JR, Lewin TJ, Fitzgerald MN, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'You've got to have friends: The predictive value of social integration and support in suicidal ideation among rural communities', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47 1281-1290 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 33
Co-authors John Attia, Brian Kelly, Terry Lewin, Tonelle Handley, Kerry Inder
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 - 47Web of Science - 48
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Billie Bonevski
2012 Holsinger RMD, Brown R, Richmond R, Law J, Kay-Lambkin F, Kirby AC, Chan DKY, 'Prevalence of the Long-Allele Genotype of the Serotonin Transporter-Linked Gene in Female Centenarians', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY, 60 1786-1788 (2012)
DOI 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.04127.x
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2012 Tait RJ, McKetin R, Kay-Lambkin F, Bennett K, Tam A, Bennett A, et al., 'Breakingtheice: A protocol for a randomised controlled trial of an internet-based intervention addressing amphetamine-type stimulant use', BMC Psychiatry, 12 67 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 13
2012 Handley T, Inder KJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Stain HJ, Fitzgerald M, Lewin TJ, et al., 'Contributors to suicidality in rural communities: Beyond the effects of depression', BMC Psychiatry, 12 105 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 34
Co-authors Tonelle Handley, John Attia, Kerry Inder, Terry Lewin, Brian Kelly
2012 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Healey A, Wolfe S, Simpson A, Brooks M, et al., 'Study protocol: A dissemination trial of computerized psychological treatment for depression and alcohol/other drug use comorbidity in an Australian clinical service', BMC Psychiatry, 12 77 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2012 Kelly PJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Deane FP, Brooks AC, Mitchell A, et al., 'Study protocol: A randomized controlled trial of a computer-based depression and substance abuse intervention for people attending residential substance abuse treatment', BMC Public Health, 12 113 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2012 Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Powers JR, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Determinants of pregnant women's compliance with alcohol guidelines: A prospective cohort study', BMC Public Health, 12 1-10 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Jenny Powers, Amy Anderson, Alexis Hure
2012 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Kelly BJ, Lewin TJ, 'It's worth a try: The treatment experiences of rural and urban participants in a randomized controlled trial of computerized psychological treatment for comorbid depression and alcohol/other drug use', Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 8 262-276 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
2012 Brooks M, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Bowman JA, Childs S, 'Self-compassion amongst clients with problematic alcohol use', Mindfulness, 3 308-317 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 44Web of Science - 41
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2011 Kay-Lambkin FJ, White A, Baker AL, Kavanagh DJ, Klein B, Proudfoot J, et al., 'Assessment of function and clinical utility of alcohol and other drug web sites: An observational, qualitative study', BMC Public Health, 11 277 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2011 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Richmond R, Filia S, Castle D, Williams J, Lewin TJ, 'Study protocol: A randomised controlled trial investigating the effect of a healthy lifestyle intervention for people with severe mental disorders', BMC Public Health, 11 10 (2011) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 33
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2011 Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Perceptions of anti-smoking public health campaigns among people with psychotic disorders', Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis, 4 110-115 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17523281.2011.555066
Citations Scopus - 17
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2011 Filia SL, Baker AL, Richmond R, Castle DJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Sakrouge RE, et al., 'Health behaviour risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) in smokers with a psychotic disorder: Baseline results', Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis, 4 158-171 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17523281.2011.555088
Citations Scopus - 15
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2011 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Richmond R, Filia S, Castle D, Williams J, Thornton LK, 'Healthy lifestyle intervention for people with severe mental disorders', Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis, 4 144-157 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17523281.2011.555086
Citations Scopus - 10
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2011 Richmond RL, Law J, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Physical, mental, and cognitive function in a convenience sample of centenarians in Australia', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59 963-1163 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03404.x
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 34
2011 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Kelly BJ, Lewin TJ, 'Clinician-assisted computerised versus therapist-delivered treatment for depressive and addictive disorders: A randomised controlled trial', Medical Journal of Australia, 195 S44-S50 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 102Web of Science - 94
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Brian Kelly, Terry Lewin
2011 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Lee NM, Jenner L, Lewin TJ, 'The influence of depression on treatment for methamphetamine use', Medical Journal of Australia, 195 S38-S43 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2011 Richmond R, Law J, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Higher Blood Pressure Associated With Higher Cognition and Functionality Among Centenarians in Australia', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, 24 299-303 (2011)
DOI 10.1038/ajh.2010.236
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 36
2011 Lee N, Jenner L, Baker AL, Ritter A, Hides L, Norman J, et al., 'Screening and intervention for mental health problems in alcohol and other drug settings: Can training change practitioner behaviour?', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 18 157-160 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/09687631003727847
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2011 Handley T, Inder KJ, Kelly BJ, Attia JR, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Urban-rural influences on suicidality: Gaps in the existing literature and recommendations for future research', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19 279-283 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2011.01235.x
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Kerry Inder, Brian Kelly, John Attia, Tonelle Handley
2011 Kay-Lambkin F, Baker AL, Lewin TJ, Carr V, 'Acceptability of a clinician-assisted computerized psychological intervention for comorbid mental health and substance use problems: Treatment adherence data from a randomized controlled trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13 254-264 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/jmir.1522
Citations Scopus - 44Web of Science - 44
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2010 Kay-Lambkin F, 'Mindfulness- & Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapies in Practice', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 29 463-464 (2010)
2010 Baker AL, Richmond R, Lewin TJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Cigarette smoking and psychosis: Naturalistic follow up 4 years after an intervention trial', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44 342-350 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/00048670903489841
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
2010 Adamson SJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Lewin TJ, Thornton LK, Kelly BJ, Sellman JD, 'An improved brief measure of cannabis misuse: The Cannabis Use Disorders Identification Test-Revised (CUDIT-R)', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 110 137-143 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.02.017
Citations Scopus - 306Web of Science - 301
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker, Brian Kelly
2010 Lee NK, Pohlman S, Baker AL, Femis J, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'It's the thought that counts: Craving metacognitions and their role in abstinence from methamphetamine use', Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 38 245-250 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jsat.2009.12.006
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Sonja Pohlman, Amanda Baker
2010 White A, Kavanagh DJ, Stallman HM, Klein B, Kay-Lambkin F, Proudfoot J, et al., 'ONLINE ALCOHOL INTERVENTIONS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 29 13-13 (2010)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2010 Kay-Lambkin F, White A, Baker A, Kavanagh DJ, Klein B, Proudfoot J, et al., 'ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION AND CLINICAL UTILITY OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG WEB SITES: AN OBSERVATIONAL, QUALITATIVE STUDY', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 29 13-14 (2010)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2010 Kavanagh D, Klein B, Austin D, Proudfoot J, Kay-Lambkin F, Connor J, et al., 'ONTRACK: EVALUATING ONLINE PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR ALCOHOL AND DEPRESSION', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 29 14-14 (2010)
2010 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, McKetin R, Lee N, 'Stepping through treatment: Reflections on an adaptive treatment strategy among methamphetamine users with depression', Drug and Alcohol Review, 29 475-482 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00203.x
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2010 Baker AL, Kavanagh DJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Hunt SA, Lewin TJ, Carr VJ, Connolly J, 'Randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavioural therapy for coexisting depression and alcohol problems: Short-term outcome', Addiction, 105 87-99 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02757.x
Citations Scopus - 99Web of Science - 90
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Sally Hunt, Amanda Baker
2010 Klein B, White A, Kavanagh D, Shandley K, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Proudfoot J, et al., 'Content and functionality of alcohol and other drug websites: Results of an online survey', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 12 e51 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/jmir.1449
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2010 White A, Kavanagh D, Stallman H, Klein B, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Proudfoot J, et al., 'Online alcohol Interventions: A systematic review', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 12 1-9 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/jmir.1479
Citations Scopus - 237Web of Science - 187
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2009 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Lee N, 'When less is more: Addressing symptoms of mental health problems in drug and alcohol treatment settings', Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis, 2 130-139 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17523280902930106
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2009 Baker AL, Richmond R, Castle D, Kulkarni J, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Sakrouge RE, et al., 'Coronary heart disease risk reduction intervention among overweight smokers with a psychotic disorder: Pilot trial', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43 129-135 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00048670802607147
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
2009 Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Eades S, D'Este CA, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Scheman S, 'Identifying pregnant women at risk of poor birth outcomes', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 29 181-187 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01443610902753713
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Conor Gilligan, Catherine Deste
2009 Baker AL, Turner A, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Lewin TJ, 'The long and the short of treatments for alcohol or cannabis misuse among people with severe mental disorders', Addictive Behaviors, 34 852-858 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2009.02.002
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 24
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2009 Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Adapting cognitive therapy for depression: Managing complexity and comorbidity', Drug and Alcohol Review, 28 331-332 (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00073_1.x
Citations Web of Science - 2
2009 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Lewin TJ, Carr VJ, 'Computer-based psychological treatment for comorbid depression and problematic alcohol and/or cannabis use: A randomized controlled trial of clinical efficacy', Addiction, 104 378-388 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02444.x
Citations Scopus - 202Web of Science - 185
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
2008 Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Technology and innovation in the psychosocial treatment of methamphetamine use, risk and dependence', Drug and Alcohol Review, 27 318-325 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09595230801914768
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12
2007 Hides L, Elkins K, Catania LS, Mathias S, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Lubman DI, 'Feasibility and outcomes of an innovative cognitive-behavioural skill training programme for co-occurring disorders in the youth alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector', Drug and Alcohol Review, 26 517-523 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09595230701499134
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11
2007 Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Contracts in counselling and psychotherapy: professional skills for counsellors', Drug and Alcohol Review, 26 568-569 (2007) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/09595230701499209
2006 Turner A, Hambridge J, Baker A, Grace C, Kay-Lambkin F, Bowman J, 'BraveHeart: a new development in cognitive behaviour therapy for co-existing depression and coronary heart disease', JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, 91 S27-S27 (2006)
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2006 Baker AL, Ivers RG, Bowman JA, Butler T, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Wye PM, et al., 'Where there's smoke, there's fire: high prevalence of smoking among some sub-populations and recommendations for intervention', Drug and Alcohol Review, 25 85-96 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09595230500459552
Citations Scopus - 93Web of Science - 87
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2006 Wilhelm K, Wedgwood L, Niven H, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Smoking cessation and depression: current knowledge and future directions', Drug and Alcohol Review, 25 97-107 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09595230500459560
Citations Scopus - 75Web of Science - 63
2006 Bucci S, Baker A, Kay-Lambkin F, Lewin T, Carr V, 'A randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behaviour therapy among people with a psychotic illness and coexisting alcohol and other drug problems', ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDINAVICA, 114 57-57 (2006)
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2006 Baker AL, Bucci SR, Lewin TJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Constable PM, Carr VJ, 'Cognitive-behavioural therapy for substance use disorders in people with psychotic disorders - Randomised controlled trial', British Journal of Psychiatry, 188 439-448 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1192/bjp.188.5.439
Citations Scopus - 123Web of Science - 102
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
2006 Turner A, Hambridge J, Baker A, Kay-Lambkin F, Phillips L, Bowman J, 'Depression and anxiety in cardiac rehabilitation patients: characteristics, treatment and outcome.', Acta Neuropsychiatr, 18 310 (2006)
DOI 10.1017/S092427080003177X
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2005 Baker AL, Lee NK, Claire MR, Lewin TJ, Grant T, Pohlman S, et al., 'Brief cognitive behavioural interventions for regular amphetamine users: a step in the right direction', Addiction, 100 367-378 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2005.01002.x
Citations Scopus - 137Web of Science - 116
Co-authors Sonja Pohlman, Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2004 Kay-Lambkin F, 'Schema therapy: A practitioner's guide', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 23 373-374 (2004)
2004 Kay-Lambkin F, 'Integrated treatment for dual disorders: A guide to effective practice', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 23 491-492 (2004)
DOI 10.1080/09595230412331324617
2004 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Lewin TJ, 'The 'co-morbidity roundabout': a framework to guide assessment and intervention strategies and engineer change among people with co-morbid problems', Drug and Alcohol Review, 23 407-423 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09595230412331324536
Citations Scopus - 46Web of Science - 42
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
2004 Baker AL, Lee NK, Claire MR, Lewin TJ, Grant T, Pohlman S, et al., 'Drug use patterns and mental health of regular ampthetamine users during a reported 'heroin drought'', Addiction, 99 875-884 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2004.00741.x
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 31
Co-authors Sonja Pohlman, Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2003 Claire M, Baker A, Lee N, Pohlman S, Saunders J, Lewin T, et al., 'Nonpharmacological interventions for psychostimulant use', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 55 101-101 (2003)
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2003 Haile M, Baker A, Richmond R, Carr V, Lewin T, Wilhelm K, et al., 'A randomised controlled trial of an intervention for tobacco dependence among people with a psychotic illness', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 55 102-103 (2003)
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
2003 Kay-Lambkin F, Baker A, Bucci S, Lewin T, Rajkumar S, Carr V, 'Computer-based therapy for depression and alcohol/other drug (AOD) problems', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 55 104-104 (2003)
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2003 Bucci SR, Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Lewin (Ext) T, Carr VJ, Constable PM, 'Randomised controlled trial of cognitive behavioural therapy for comorbid psychotic illness and alcohol and other drug problems', Australian Journal of Psychology, 55 100 (2003) [C3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
2003 Kay-Lambkin F, 'Male depression, alcohol and violence', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 22 239-240 (2003)
DOI 10.1080/095952301001006714
2002 Kay-Lambkin F, Pearson SA, Rolfe I, 'The influence of admissions variables on first year medical school performance: a study from Newcastle University, Australia', MEDICAL EDUCATION, 36 154-159 (2002)
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2923.2002.01071.x
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 41
2002 Pearson S-A, Rolfe IE, Ringland CL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'A comparison of practice outcomes of graduates from traditional and non-traditional medical schools in Australia', Medical Education, 36 985-991 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 9
2001 Grey M, Pearson S, Rolfe IE, Kay F, Powis D, 'How do Australian Doctors with Different Pre-medical School Backgrounds Perform as Interns', Education for Health, 14 87-96 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 16
Co-authors David Powis
1998 Rolfe IE, Pearson SA, Fardell SD, Kay FJ, 'Monitoring the performance of junior doctors in the first two years of postgraduate training', Education for Health, 11 183-192 (1998)

A clinical supervisors&apos; rating form addressing thirteen competences was used to assess the performance of Australian doctors in their first (intern) and subsequent first year... [more]

A clinical supervisors' rating form addressing thirteen competences was used to assess the performance of Australian doctors in their first (intern) and subsequent first year of postgraduate hospital training. After adjusting for the effects of age and gender, comparisons were made between graduates from Newcastle medical school (which has a problem-based curriculum) and Sydney medical school (a traditional curriculum at the time of the study). Data on 349 doctors (79% response rate) indicated that there were no significant differences between graduates from different educational backgrounds during internship or residency. This is probably not surprising as past research has shown that both Newcastle and Sydney graduates perform very well when compared to their peers from other institutes in the state. Older graduates were rated better at 'teaching' during the intern year only, and younger graduates better than their older counterparts on 'clinical clerking', 'clinical judgement' and 'diagnostic skills' in the resident year. Females were rated better than males on seven competences. Our study suggests that gender and age are factors influencing junior doctors' performance.

Citations Scopus - 3
1998 Rolfe IE, Pearson S, Sanson-Fisher R, Fardell SD, Kay FJ, Gordon J, 'Measuring the hospital experiences of junior doctors', MEDICAL EDUCATION, 32 312-319 (1998)
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2923.1998.00206.x
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Rolfe IE, Gordon J, Atherton S, Pearson S, Kay FJ, Fardell SD, 'A system for maintaining the educational and training standards of junior doctors', MEDICAL EDUCATION, 32 426-431 (1998)
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Young CL, Mohebbi M, Staudacher HM, Kay-Lambkin F, Berk M, Jacka FN, O'Neil A, 'Optimizing Engagement in an Online Dietary Intervention for Depression (My Food & Mood Version 3.0): Cohort Study (Preprint)
DOI 10.2196/preprints.24871
Sampson D, Heinsch M, Geddes J, Velleman R, Velleman G, Teesson M, et al., ' I no longer know that person : Grief and loss in families living with someone using crystal methamphetamine
DOI 10.21203/rs.3.rs-84158/v1
Thornton L, Kay-Lambkin F, Tebbutt B, Hanstock TL, Baker AL, 'MyHealthPA: Development and Pilot Testing of a Mobile-Based Monitoring Tool to Reduce Cardio-Vascular Disease Risk in People with Mental Health Problems (Preprint)
DOI 10.2196/preprints.10228
Co-authors Amanda Baker
Chapman C, Champion KE, Birrell L, Deen H, Brierley M-E, Stapinski LA, et al., 'Smartphone Apps About Crystal Methamphetamine ( Ice ): Systematic Search in App Stores and Assessment of Composition and Quality (Preprint)
DOI 10.2196/preprints.10442
Birrell L, Deen H, Champion KE, Newton NC, Stapinski LA, Kay-Lambkin F, et al., 'A Mobile App to Provide Evidence-Based Information About Crystal Methamphetamine (Ice) to the Community (Cracks in the Ice): Co-Design and Beta Testing (Preprint)
DOI 10.2196/preprints.11107
Hindson J, Hanstock T, Dunlop A, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Internet-Delivered Tobacco Treatment for People Using Cannabis: A Randomized Trial in Two Australian Cannabis Clinics (Preprint)
DOI 10.2196/preprints.14344
Co-authors A Dunlop, Tanya Hanstock
Gulliver A, Calear AL, Sunderland M, Kay-Lambkin F, Farrer LM, Banfield M, Batterham PJ, 'An engagement-facilitation intervention (EFI) for increasing uptake and engagement for self-guided online mental health interventions: Consumer-guided development (Preprint)
DOI 10.2196/preprints.16107
Gulliver A, Calear AL, Sunderland M, Kay-Lambkin F, Farrer LM, Banfield M, Batterham PJ, 'Consumer-Guided Development of an Engagement-Facilitation Intervention for Increasing Uptake and Adherence for Self-Guided Web-Based Mental Health Programs: Focus Groups and Online Evaluation Survey (Preprint)
DOI 10.2196/preprints.22528
Thornton L, Gardner LA, Osman B, Green O, Champion KE, Bryant Z, et al., 'A Multiple Health Behavior Change, Self-Monitoring Mobile App for Adolescents: Development and Usability Study of the Health4Life App (Preprint)
DOI 10.2196/preprints.25513
Champion KE, Chapman C, Newton NC, Brierley M-E, Stapinski L, Kay-Lambkin F, et al., 'A Web-Based Toolkit to Provide Evidence-Based Resources About Crystal Methamphetamine for the Australian Community: Collaborative Development of Cracks in the Ice (Preprint)
DOI 10.2196/preprints.8891
Batterham PJ, Calear AL, Sunderland M, Kay-Lambkin F, Farrer LM, Christensen H, Gulliver A, 'A Brief Intervention to Increase Uptake and Adherence of an Internet-Based Program for Depression and Anxiety (Enhancing Engagement With Psychosocial Interventions): Randomized Controlled Trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23 e23029-e23029 [C1]
DOI 10.2196/23029
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Review (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Kay-Lambkin F, Baker A, 'Substance Use and Mood Disorders (2013) [D1]
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-398336-7.00052-8
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2004 Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Integrated Treatment for Dual Disorders: A Guide to Effective Practice', Drug and Alcohol Review (2004) [D2]

Conference (84 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Kershaw S, Birrell L, Champion K, Deen H, Grager A, Stapinski L, et al., 'HOW CAN WE BETTER SUPPORT AUSTRALIANS WHO NEED HELP FOR CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE USE?', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2021)
2021 Kershaw S, Birrell L, Champion K, Duong F, Grager A, Stapinski L, et al., 'Cracks in the ice: a digital health initiative disseminating evidence-based information about 'ice'', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH (2021)
2021 Gardner L, Champion K, Teesson M, Newton N, Kay-Lambkin F, Chapman C, et al., 'The Health4Life Initiative: An eHealth intervention targeting multiple lifestyle risk behaviours among Australian adolescents', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (2021)
DOI 10.1093/ije/dyab168.212
Co-authors David Lubans
2021 Smout S, Gardner L, Newton N, Champion K, Chapman C, Slade T, et al., 'Food addiction, mental health and substance-use during a transition period: Data from 6,700 Australian 12/13-year-olds', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (2021)
2021 Champion K, Teesson M, Newton N, Kay-Lambkin F, Chapman C, Thornton L, et al., 'An eHealth intervention to prevent multiple lifestyle risk factors among Australian adolescents: Baseline results from the Health4Life Initiative', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2021)
Co-authors David Lubans
2021 Hanstock T, Speirs B, Kay-Lambkin F, 'A large systematic review of evidence for lifestyle interventions targeting smoking, sleep, alcohol/other drug use, physical activity and healthy diet in people with bipolar disorder', BIPOLAR DISORDERS (2021)
Co-authors Tanya Hanstock
2020 Thornton L, Champion K, Sunderland M, Teesson M, Newton N, Kay-Lambkin F, et al., 'ALCOHOL USE AND UNHEALTHY SLEEP AMONG AUSTRALIAN ADOLESCENTS AGED 12-13', ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2020)
2020 Hanstock T, Speirs B, Kay-Lambkin F, 'A systematic review of evidence for lifestyle interventions in people with bipolar disorder', BIPOLAR DISORDERS, ELECTR NETWORK (2020)
Co-authors Tanya Hanstock
2019 McGowan C, Champion K, Newton N, Kay-Lambkin F, Chapman C, Thornton LK, et al., 'AN EHEALTH MULTIPLE HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE INTERVENTION FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS: DEVELOPMENT AND PROTOCOL OF HEALTH4LIFE', ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2019)
Co-authors David Lubans
2019 Gardner A, Terry DP, Kay-Lambkin F, Schofield P, Levi C, Stanwell P, Iverson GL, 'A descriptive summary of the mental health profiles of former professional rugby league players', Toronto, Canada (2019)
Co-authors Andrew Gardner, Peter Schofield, Christopher Levi, Peter Stanwell
2019 Gardner A, Terry DP, Levi CR, Iverson GL, 'A descriptive summary of the medical profiles of former professional rugby league players', Toronto, Canada (2019)
Co-authors Peter Schofield, Peter Stanwell, Christopher Levi, Andrew Gardner
2019 Gardner A, Terry DP, Kay-Lambkin F, Iverson GL, 'A descriptive summary of the recreational drug and alcohol uses/abuse of former professional rugby league players', Toronto, Canada (2019)
Co-authors Andrew Gardner
2019 Patterson A, Whatnall M, Siew YY, Kay-Lambkin F, Hutchesson M, 'Are psychological distress and resilience associated with dietary intake among Australian university students?', Gold Coast, QLD, Australia (2019)
Co-authors Megan Whatnall, Melinda Hutchesson, Amanda Patterson
2019 Whatnall M, Siew YY, Patterson A, Kay-Lambkin F, Hutchesson M, 'Are psychological distress and resilience associated with eating behaviours among Australian university students?', Prague, Czech Republic (2019)
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Megan Whatnall, Melinda Hutchesson, Amanda Patterson
2019 Champion KE, Teesson M, Newton NC, Kay-Lambkin F, Chapman C, Thornton L, et al., 'AN E-HEALTH SCHOOL-BASED INTERVENTION TO REDUCE CHRONIC DISEASE RISK FACTORS: STUDY PROTOCOL OF THE HEALTH4LIFE INITIATIVE', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2019)
Co-authors David Lubans
2019 Lawler S, Champion KE, Snijder M, Kelly EV, Debenham J, Kay-Lambkin F, et al., 'SYMPOSIUM: TRANSFORMATION AND INNOVATION IN SCHOOL-BASED PREVENTION: NEW DIRECTIONS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2019)
Co-authors David Lubans
2019 Kay-Lambkin F, Hunt S, Geddes JMM, Gilbert J, Jameson B, Jones C, 'EVIDENCE CHECK: MEDIA REPORTING OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG USE', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2019)
Co-authors Sally Hunt
2019 Kay-Lambkin F, Hunt S, Geddes J, Gilbert J, Jameson B, Jones C, 'Evidence Check: Media reporting of alcohol and other drug use.', Drug and Alcohol Review (2019)
DOI 10.1111/dar.12991
2019 Kershaw S, Chapman C, Deen H, Birrell L, Champion KE, Stapinski LA, et al., 'IS CRACKS IN THE ICE CHANGING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT METHAMPHETAMINE AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE DRUG IN AUSTRALIA? AN EVALUATION OF THE ONLINE TOOLKIT AMONG THE AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2019)
2019 Nguyen QA, Middleton P, Herman D, Li K, Grundy E, Li E, et al., 'WHAT'S IN AN APP? INCORPORATING AN AUTOMATED CONSENT PROCEDURE TO RECRUIT THOSE WHO USE METHAMPHETAMINE TO A HARM REDUCTION AND EARLY INTERVENTION SMARTPHONE-BASED APPLICATION CLINICAL TRIAL', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2019)
2018 Kershaw S, Chapman C, Birrell L, Champion KE, Deen H, Stapinski L, et al., 'CRACKS IN THE ICE: A DIGITAL HEALTH INITIATIVE DISSEMINATING EVIDENCE-BASED INFORMATION ABOUT CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE IN AUSTRALIA', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2018)
2018 Champion KE, Newton NC, Kay-Lambkin F, Chapman C, Thornton L, Slade T, et al., 'AN ONLINE MULTIPLE HEALTH BEHAVIOUR INTERVENTION TO PREVENT CHRONIC DISEASE RISK AMONG AUSTRALIAN ADOLESCENTS: STUDY PROTOCOL', ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2018)
Co-authors David Lubans
2018 Kay-Lambkin F, Hunt SA, Geddes J, Baker AL, Deady M, Teesson M, 'AN RCT OF ONLINE AND SOCIAL NETWORKING INTERVENTIONS IN YOUTH WITH ALCOHOL USE DISORDERS AND COMORBID DEPRESSION', ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2018)
Co-authors Sally Hunt, Amanda Baker
2018 Thornton L, Kay-Lambkin F, Tebbutt B, Hanstock T, Baker AL, Champion K, 'DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF A MOBILE-BASED INTERVENTION TO REDUCE HEALTH RISK BEHAVIOURS IN PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS', ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2018)
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Tanya Hanstock
2018 James C, Kay-Lambkin F, Tynan R, Rich J, Kelly B, 'Alcohol and Mining: prevalence, social factors and cultural determinants', Hunter Valley, Australia (2018)
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Carole James
2018 Thornton L, Kay-Lambkin F, Tebbutt B, Hanstock T, Baker A, 'MYHEALTHPA: A MOBILE-BASED INTERVENTION TO REDUCE SUBSTANCE USE AND OTHER HEALTH RISK BEHAVIOURS IN PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2018)
Co-authors Tanya Hanstock, Amanda Baker
2017 Deen H, Chapman C, Birrell L, Champion K, Stapinski L, Kay-Lambkin F, et al., 'THE FIRST MOBILE APPLICATION FOR THE AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY WITH EVIDENCE-BASED INFORMATION ON CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2017)
2016 Gardner AJ, Kay-Lambkin F, Shultz S, Iverson GL, 'Level of knowledge and attitude towards sport-related concussion among the general public', Berlin, Germany (2016)
Co-authors Andrew Gardner
2016 Hookham G, Bewick B, Kay-Lambkin F, Nesbitt K, 'A concurrent think aloud study of engagement and usability in a serious game', Serious Games. Second Joint International Conference, JCSG 2016, Brisbane, Australia (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-45841-0_20
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Keith Nesbitt
2016 Baker A, Richmond R, Kay-Lambkin F, Filia S, Castle D, Callister R, et al., 'A HEALTHY LIFESTYLES AND SMOKING INTERVENTION AMONG PEOPLE WITH A PSYCHOTIC DISORDER: OUTCOMES OF A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL.', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Vanessa Clark, Amanda Baker, Robin Callister, Sean Halpin
2016 Marel C, Mills KL, Kingston R, Gournay K, Deady M, Kay-Lambkin F, et al., 'GUIDELINES ON THE MANAGEMENT OF CO-OCCURRING ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG AND MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS: AN EVIDENCE-BASED RESOURCE FOR ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG WORKERS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2016)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2016 Hookham G, Nesbitt K, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Comparing Usability and Engagement Between a Serious Game and a Traditional Online Program', Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, Canberra, Australia (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.1145/2843043.2843365
Citations Scopus - 21
Co-authors Keith Nesbitt
2016 Hookham G, Kay-Lambkin F, Blackmore K, Nesbitt K, 'Using startle probe to compare affect and engagement between a serious game and an online intervention program', ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (2016) [E1]

The widespread popularity of computer games have led to their expanded use in more serious applications for training and education. In many cases serious games are being advanced ... [more]

The widespread popularity of computer games have led to their expanded use in more serious applications for training and education. In many cases serious games are being advanced as more compelling than traditional face-to-face or interactive online training. A typically reported motivation for developing serious games is to try and increase engagement of participants and thus ultimately the effectiveness of the training experience. In this paper we discuss the relation of affect to engagement. The training reported in this study relates to a psychological counseling program developed to assist patients with comorbidity in depression and alcohol use disorders. A pre-existing online intervention program, called "SHADE", had been found to provide effective treatment when participants completed the program. However, a significant number of participants failed to complete the program, with most exits occurring when Cognitive Based Training (CBT) was integrated into the online program. To try and increase the number of participants completing the program a serious game, called "Shadow" is being developed to cover similar material. This paper reports on a study that uses the startle reflex modulation measure to try and objectively quantify the affective engagement of players in the two treatment approaches, Shadow, the serious game, versus SHADE, the online intervention program. Also reported are the issues associated with using affective processing, as measured by the startle probe technique, as a means of evaluating engagement in serious games.

DOI 10.1145/2843043.2843481
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Karen Blackmore, Keith Nesbitt
2015 Rich JL, Tynan R, Considine R, kay-lambkin F, inder K, Skehan J, et al., 'Mental Health Help Seeking in the Mining Industry', Brisbance (2015)
Co-authors Jane Rich, Brian Kelly, Kerry Inder, David Perkins
2015 Gardner AJ, Iverson GL, Wojtowicz M, Levi C, Kay-Lambkin F, Schofield PW, et al., 'Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy findings in retired professional rugby league players.', Sports Psychology Society, Atlanta, USA (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Stanwell, Christopher Levi, Peter Schofield, Andrew Gardner
2014 Woodcock K, Stanwell P, Gardner A, Teesson M, Baker A, Mills K, Kay-Lambkin F, 'A systematic review of blast related mild traumatic brain injuries, posttraumatic trauma symptoms and substance misuse.', Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Melbourne, Australia (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Peter Stanwell, Andrew Gardner
2013 Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Forder P, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Predictors of Antenatal Alcohol Consumption in Australia', Brisbane, QLD, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Amy Anderson, Deborah Loxton, Alexis Hure, Peta Forder
2013 Baker A, Richmond R, Kay-Lambkin F, Filia S, Castle D, Williams J, et al., 'A MULTIPLE HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE INTERVENTION AMONG PEOPLE WITH PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS: RESULTS FROM A RCT', ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2013)
Co-authors Vanessa Clark, Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin, Patrick Mcelduff
2013 Kelly PJ, Baker AL, Beck A, Townsend CJ, Deane FP, Kay-Lambkin FJ, et al., 'MULTIPLE HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT', ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2013)
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Amanda Baker
2013 Woodcock K, Stanwell P, Gardner A, Teesson M, Baker A, Mills K, Kay-Lambkin F, 'A systematic review of blast related mild traumatic brain injuries, posttraumatic trauma symptoms and substance misuse.', Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research, Melbourne, Australia (2013)
Co-authors Peter Stanwell, Andrew Gardner
2012 Deady M, Teesson M, Kay-Lambkin F, 'SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF INTEGRATED TREATMENTS FOR DEPRESSION AND SUBSTANCE USE IN YOUNG PEOPLE', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2012)
2012 Baker A, Richmond R, Kay-Lambkin F, Castle D, Filia S, Williams J, Clark V, 'SMOKING AND OTHER CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK BEHAVIOURS AMONG PEOPLE WITH SEVERE MENTAL DISORDERS', SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH (2012)
DOI 10.1016/S0920-9964(12)70548-0
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Vanessa Clark, Amanda Baker
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, Billie Bonevski
2012 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Gilligan C, Baker FA, Lewin TJ, 'When does change begin following screening and brief intervention among depressed problem drinkers?', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Conor Gilligan, Terry Lewin
2012 Baker AL, Richmond R, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Filia S, Castle D, Williams J, et al., 'Smoking and healthy lifestyles intervention among people with psychotic disorders: Preliminary results from a randomised controlled trial', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Vanessa Clark, Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
2012 Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Perceived harmfulness of tobacco, alcohol or cannabis use', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2012 Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, Kay-Lambkin FJ, ''I guess because sometimes cigarettes have been my only friend': Perceived positive effects of substance use', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Amanda Baker
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, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Billie Bonevski
2012 Baker A, Kay-Lambkin F, Gilligan C, Baker F, Lewin TJ, 'PRESENTATION 1-WHEN DOES CHANGE BEGIN FOLLOWING SCREENING AND BRIEF INTERVENTION AMONG DEPRESSED PROBLEM DRINKERS?', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2012)
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Conor Gilligan, Terry Lewin
2012 Anderson AE, Loxton DJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Powers JR, 'Compliance with alcohol guidelines for pregnant women: Using data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Journal of Women's Health, Washington, DC (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Amy Anderson, Jenny Powers
2012 Baker AL, Richmond R, Kay-Lambkin F, Filia S, Castle D, Williams J, et al., 'A smoking intervention among people with psychotic disorders: Preliminary results from a randomized controlled trial', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Brisbane, Qld (2012) [E3]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Vanessa Clark, Amanda Baker
2011 Adamson S, Schroder R, Kay-Lambkin F, 'MEASURING CANNABIS TREATMENT OUTCOME: SENSITIVITY TO CHANGE OF THE CANNABIS USE DISORDERS IDENTIFICATION TEST - REVISED (CUDIT-R)', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2011)
2011 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Kelly BJ, Lewin TJ, 'Presentation 1: Randomised controlled trial of computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for depression and substance use comorbidity: 3 year follow-up', Drug and Alcohol Review, Hobart, Australia (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2011 Baker AL, Kavanagh DJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Hunt SA, Lewin TJ, Carr VJ, McElduff P, 'Randomised controlled trial of CBT for co-existing depression and alcohol problems: 6-, 12-, 24-and 36-month outcomes', Drug and Alcohol Review, Hobart, Australia (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Sally Hunt, Amanda Baker, Patrick Mcelduff
2011 Ewer P, Mills K, Teesson M, Sannibale C, Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, Dore G, 'A brief intervention for alcohol and other drug users who have experienced trauma', Drug and Alcohol Review, Hobart, Australia (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2011 Kavanagh D, Klein B, Austin D, Proudfoot J, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Connor J, et al., 'Presentation 1: Ontrack: Evaluating online psychological interventions for alcohol and depression', Drug and Alcohol Review, Hobart, Australia (2011) [E3]
2011 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Mills K, Bailey KA, Thornton L, 'Symposium - Comorbidity: Informing psychosocial interventions', Drug and Alcohol Review, Hobart, Australia (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Kylie Bailey, Amanda Baker
2010 Baker AL, 'Randomised controlled trial of CBT for co-existing depression and alcohol problems: 6-12 month outcomes', Proceedings of the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research (ASPR) 2010 Conference, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin, Sally Hunt
2010 Filia S, Baker AL, Richmond R, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Castle D, Williams J, et al., 'Randomised controlled trial of a healthy lifestyles intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among smokers with psychosis: Interim results', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Sydney, Australia (2010) [E3]
Citations Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Vanessa Clark, Amanda Baker
2010 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Kavanagh D, Kelly B, Mcketin R, 'STEPPED CARE FOR DEPRESSION AND ALCOHOL/OTHER DRUG USE COMORBIDITY', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Amanda Baker
2008 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Kelly BJ, Lewin TJ, Carr VJ, 'Randomised controlled trial of computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for depression and sustance use comoribidity', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Brian Kelly, Terry Lewin
2008 Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, Loughland CM, Lewin TJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'An exploration of drug attitudes and knowledge among people with psychotic disorders', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Carmel Loughland, Terry Lewin
2008 Simpson AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Childs S, Bowman JA, 'Integrating multimedia treatments into a drug and alcohol service in NSW', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2008 Hunt SA, Baker AL, Kavanagh D, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Lewin TJ, Carr VJ, 'A randomised controlled trial of integrated and single focused interventions for co-morbid depression and alcohol use disorders', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Sally Hunt, Amanda Baker
2008 Turner A, Hambridge J, Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Bowman JA, Oak S, 'Braveheart: Group cognitive behaviour therapy for cardiac depression', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2008 Adamson S, Sellman D, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Lewin TJ, Thornton LK, Kelly BJ, 'A revised screening measure for cannabis misuse: The Cannabis Use Disorders Identification Test', International Journal of Psychology, Berlin, Germany (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Brian Kelly, Terry Lewin
2008 Pohlman S, Lee N, Baker A, Ferris J, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Metacognitions among methamphetamine users in a randomised trial of motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy', Sydney Australia (2008)
Co-authors Sonja Pohlman, Amanda Baker
2007 Filia S, Richmond R, Baker AL, Castle D, Kulkani PJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, et al., 'The Healthy Lifestyles Project: Pilot data from a multicomponent risk factor intervention for people with severe mental illness', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Melbourne (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2007 Hides L, Lubman DI, Carroll S, Catania L, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, 'The effectiveness of an integrated CBT intervention for co-occurring depression and substance abuse in young people: A pilot study', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Melbourne (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2006 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Kelly B, Lewin TJ, Carr VJ, 'The SHADE project: Self-help for alcohol/other drug use and depression', ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (2006)
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2006 Kavanagh DJ, Young R, Baker A, Saunders JB, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Outcomes of a correspondence-based trial to assist general practitioners to address cooccurrence of depression and alcohol-related problems', ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (2006)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2006 Kavanagh DJ, Young R, Baker AL, Saunders J, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Outcomes of a correspondence-based trial to assist general practitioners to address cooccurrence of depression and alcohol related problems', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Sofitel Wentworth Sydney, Sydney (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2006 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Lewin TJ, Carr VJ, 'Integrated treatment for co-existing depression and alcohol/other drug use problems', Journal of Affective Disorders, Lisbon Portugal (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2006 David K, Ross Y, John S, Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Correspondence-based treatment for coexisting depression and alcohol misuse', Journal of Affective Disorders, Lisbon Portugal (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2006 Dr LH, Lubman DD, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, 'Treating coexisting depression and alcohol/other drug misuse in young people', Journal of Affective Disorders, Lisbon-Portugal (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2006 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Lewin (Ext) T, 'Synthesis', Journal of Affective Disorders, Lisbon-Portugal (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
2006 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Carr VJ, Lewin (Ext) T, Kelly BJ, Baker AL, 'The Shade Project: self-help for alcohol/other drug use and depression', Acta Neuropsychiatrica, Sydney,Australia (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin, Brian Kelly
2006 Baker A, Bucci S, Lewin T, Kay-Lambkin F, Constable P, Carr V, '01-06 Cognitive behaviour therapy for substance use disorders in people with psychotic disorders.', Acta neuropsychiatrica (2006)
DOI 10.1017/s0924270800031884
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2006 Kay-Lambkin F, Carr V, Lewin T, Kelly B, Baker A, 'The SHADE project: self-help for alcohol/other drug use and depression.', Acta neuropsychiatrica (2006)
DOI 10.1017/s0924270800031379
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
2005 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Kelly BJ, Lewin (Ext) T, Carr VJ, 'The Shade Project: self help for alcohol/other drug use and depression', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Sofitel Wentworth Sydney, Sydney (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Brian Kelly
2005 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Lewin (Ext) T, Kelly BJ, Carr VJ, Hunt SA, Baker AL, Kavanagh DJ, 'Combined versus single focused interventions for comorbid depression and alcohol problems: introduction to the daisi project', Abstracts for The Royal Australian & NZ College of Psychiatrists Joint CINP/ASPR Scientific Meeting, Brisbane (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Sally Hunt, Amanda Baker
2005 Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Lewin (Ext) T, Kelly BJ, Carr VJ, 'The shade project: Self help for alcohol/other drug use and depression', Abstracts for The Royal Australian & NZ College of Psychiatrists Joint CINP/ASPR Scientific Meeting, Brisbane (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Amanda Baker
2005 Clack VM, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Kelly BJ, Lewin (Ext) T, Underwood (Ext) L, 'Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for depression and comorbid substance misuse: rural and remote perspectives', Abstracts for The Royal Australian & NZ College of Psychiatrists Joint CINP/ASPR Scientific Meeting, Brisbane (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Brian Kelly
2005 Baker AL, Kavanagh DJ, Carr VJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Lewin (Ext) T, 'Integrated approaches for co-existing depression and substance use problems', Journal of Affective Disorders, Lisbon-Portugal (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
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Other (4 outputs)

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2021 Sanatkar S, Heinsch M, Baldwin PA, Rubin M, Geddes J, Hunt S, et al., 'Factors Predicting Trial Engagement, Treatment Satisfaction, and Health-Related Quality of Life During a Web-Based Treatment and Social Networking Trial for Binge Drinking and Depression in Young Adults: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial', (2021) [O1]
DOI 10.2196/23986
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Milena Heinsch, Amanda Baker, Mark Rubin, Sally Hunt
Batterham PJ, Calear AL, Sunderland M, Kay-Lambkin F, Farrer LM, Christensen H, Gulliver A, 'A Brief Intervention to Increase Uptake and Adherence of an Internet-Based Program for Depression and Anxiety (Enhancing Engagement With Psychosocial Interventions): Randomized Controlled Trial (Preprint)', JMIR Publications Inc. [O1]
DOI 10.2196/preprints.23029
Kershaw S, Birrell L, Deen H, Newton NC, Stapinski LA, Champion KE, et al., 'Evaluation of a Digital Health Initiative in Illicit Substance Use: Cross-sectional Survey Study (Preprint)', JMIR Publications Inc. [O1]
DOI 10.2196/preprints.29026
Heinsch M, Wyllie J, Carlson J, Wells H, Tickner C, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Theories Informing eHealth Implementation: Systematic Review and Typology Classification (Preprint)', JMIR Publications Inc. [O1]
DOI 10.2196/preprints.18500
Co-authors Jessica Wyllie, Milena Heinsch, Jamie Carlson
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Report (23 outputs)

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2020 Townsend N, Barnes I, Byrnes E, Anderson A, Lewis S, Goodwin N, et al., 'Integrated approaches for domestic and family violence, mental health issues and alcohol and other drug use', Sax Institute (2020)
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Natalie Townsend, Nicholas Goodwin, Isabelle Barnes, Emma Byrnes, Amy Anderson
2018 Kay-Lambkin F, Gilbert J, Pedemont L, Sunderland M, Dalton H, Handley T, et al., 'Prevention and early intervention for people aged 18 and over with, or at risk of, mild to moderate depression and anxiety: An Evidence Check', Beyond Blue, 110 (2018)
Co-authors David Perkins, Hazel Dalton, Brian Kelly, Tonelle Handley
2016 Marel C, Mills K, Kingston R, Gournay K, Deady M, Kay-Lambkin F, et al., 'Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings (2nd ed.).', Sydney, NSW: NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use. (2016)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2014 Deady M, Barrett E, Mills K, Kay-Lambkin F, Haber P, Shand F, et al., 'Effective models of care for comorbid mental illness and illicit substance use', An Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute for the NSW Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office (2014)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2013 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, Geddes, 'Healthy Lifestyles Project: Treatment Manual for the management of cardiovascular risk in smokers with psychosis', University of Newcastle (2013)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2012 Kay-Lambkin, Baker AL, Hunt, Kavanagh, Bucci, 'The DAISI Treatment Manual: Integrated treatment for depression and alcohol use', NDARC Technical Report (2012)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2011 Mills K, Marel C, Baker AL, Teesson M, Dore G, Kay-lambkin F, et al., 'Mood and substance use.', National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre: Sydney (2011)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2011 Mills K, Ewer P, Baker AL, Teesson M, Dore G, Sannibale C, Kay-Lambkin, 'Trauma and Substance Use.', Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. (2011)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2011 Mills K, Marel C, Baker AL, Teesson M, Dore G, Kay-Lambkin F, et al., 'Psychosis and substance use.', National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre: Sydney (2011)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2011 Mills K, Marel C, Baker AL, Teeson M, Dore G, Kay-Lambkin F, et al., 'Anxiety and substance use.', National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre: Sydney (2011)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2011 Mills K, Marel C, Baker AL, Teesson M, Dore G, Kay-Lambkin F, et al., 'Personality and substance use.', National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre: Sydney (2011)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2010 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, Geddes J, Beck A, Sakrouge R, Filia S, et al., 'Treatment Manual for Health Lifestyles Program, Session 1, March 2010', Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle (2010)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2010 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, Geddes J, Beck A, Sakrouge R, Filia S, et al., 'Treatment Manual for Health Lifestyles Program (Telephone Follow Up), March 2010', Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle. (2010)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2010 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, Geddes J, Beck A, Sakrouge R, Filia S, et al., 'Treatment Manual for Health Lifestyles Program, Sessions 2-11, March 2010', Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle. (2010)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2009 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, Beck A, Geddes J, Sakrouge R, Filia S, Turner A, 'Contingency Management Resource Booklet for Healthy Lifestyles Program, August 2009', Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle. (2009)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2007 Lee NK, Jenner L, Kay-Lambkin F, Hall K, Dann F, Roeg S, et al., 'PsyCheck: Responding to mental health issues within alcohol and drug treatment.', Canberra ACT: Commonwealth of Australia (2007)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2004 Baker AL, Bucci S, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Intervention for Alcohol, Cannabis and Amphetamine Use Among People with a Psychotic Illness', NDARC Technical Report No. 193. Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. (2004)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2004 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, Bucci S, Haile M, Richmond R, 'Smoking cessation for people with a psychotic illness: A Treatment Manual.', NDARC Technical Report 192, University of New South Wales, Australia. (2004)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2004 Baker AL, Bucci S, Kay-Lambkin F, 'Co-occurring psychosis and alcohol/other drug use problems: Treatment Manual for the Health Sketch Project.', NDARC Technical Report 193, University of New South Wales, Australia. (2004)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2004 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin F, Bucci S, Haile M, Richmond R, Carr V, 'Intervention for Tobacco Dependence Among People with a Mental Illness. NDARC Technical Report No. 192.', Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. (2004)
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2004 Baker AL, Bucci SR, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Intervention for Alcohol, Cannabis and Amphetamine Use among People with a Psychotic Illness', National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, 100 (2004) [R1]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2004 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Bucci SR, Haile MJ, Richmond R, Carr VJ, 'Intervention for Tobacco Dependence among People with a Mental Illness', National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, 77 (2004) [R1]
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2003 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Lee NK, Claire M, Jenner L, 'A Brief Cognitive Behavioural Intervention for Regular Amphetamine Users: A Treatment Guide', University of Newcastle for the Department of Health and Ageing, 80 (2003) [R1]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Gardner AJ, Concussion in Professional Rugby League, University of Newcastle (2015)
Co-authors Andrew Gardner
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Transforming treatment for mental health and substance use disorders: Leveraging technology to bridge the evidence-practice gap$2,119,844

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
Scheme Investigator Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2025
GNo G1901367
Type Of Funding C1100 - Aust Competitive - NHMRC
Category 1100
UON Y

The eCliPSE COVID-19 project: an electronic pathway to care for NSW residents to reduce depression, anxiety, and alcohol use problems in the face of COVID-19$459,046

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Doctor Milena Heinsch, Doctor Jessica Wyllie, Doctor Jessica Wyllie, Professor Maree Teesson, Professor Paul Haber, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
Scheme COVID-19 Research Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2022
GNo G2000990
Type Of Funding C2300 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Own Purpose
Category 2300
UON Y

Telehealth Research Initiative Part B –Barriers and Facilitators Assessment, Solutions Identified and Prioritisation Study$126,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
Project Team

Dr Milena Heinsch, Prof Frances Kay-Lambkin, Conjoint Prof Adrian Dunlop, Dr Brendan Flynn, Prof Paolucci, Prof Luke Wolfenden, Prof Penny Buykx, A/Prof Caragh Brosnan, Conjoint Prof Richard Clancy, Dr Rahul Gupta, , Dr Kate Davies, Dr David Betts

Scheme AOHC/HNE LHD initiative
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2022
GNo
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON N

Telehealth Research Initiative, Part A: Telehealth Evidence Synthesis Studies$103,351

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Christopher Williams, Professor Julie Byles, Doctor Madeleine Hinwood, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Francesco Paolucci, Associate Professor Kate Senior, Doctor Laura Wall, Professor Luke Wolfenden
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2022
GNo G2101410
Type Of Funding C3300 – Aust Philanthropy
Category 3300
UON Y

Evaluation of the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Family and Friends Support Program: A pilot study to assess acceptability and effectiveness in 50 families$27,000

Funding body: Alcohol and Drug Foundation Incorporated

Funding body Alcohol and Drug Foundation Incorporated
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Catherine Chapman, Dr Stephanie Kershaw, Ms Dara Sampson
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2101126
Type Of Funding C3200 – Aust Not-for Profit
Category 3200
UON Y

20204 grants / $728,955

Focus on New Fathers$521,000

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, Doctor Jennifer St George, Doctor Geoffrey Skinner, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor John Attia, Dr Jacqui Macdonald, Nick Kowalenko, Dr Rebecca Giallo, Professor Louise Newman
Scheme Research Funds
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2022
GNo G1901208
Type Of Funding C2300 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Own Purpose
Category 2300
UON Y

Supporting families with a loved one diagnosed with Brain Cancer$155,455

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Ms Jenny Geddes, Doctor Milena Heinsch, Ms Dara Sampson, Professor Maree Teesson
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1901579
Type Of Funding C3300 – Aust Philanthropy
Category 3300
UON Y

Integrated approaches for domestic and family violence, mental health issues and alcohol and other drugs misuse$32,500

Funding body: The Sax Institute

Funding body The Sax Institute
Project Team Professor Deb Loxton, Professor Nicholas Goodwin, Ms Natalie Townsend, Doctor Amy Anderson, Ms Emma Byrnes, Ms Isabelle Barnes, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Suzanne Lewis
Scheme Rapid Review
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1901421
Type Of Funding C3200 – Aust Not-for Profit
Category 3200
UON Y

Preventing suicide in Australian men$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Brian Kelly, Ms Katherine McGill, Ms Jenny Geddes, Doctor Milena Heinsch
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G1901580
Type Of Funding C3300 – Aust Philanthropy
Category 3300
UON Y

20199 grants / $733,727

The eCliPSE Project: implementing evidence-based eHealth interventions for comorbid mental health and alcohol/other drug use problems into health and community settings$199,727

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Doctor Milena Heinsch, Associate Professor Jamie Carlson, Professor Maree Teesson, Ms Catherine Mihalopoulos, Dr Matt Sunderland, Matthew Sunderland, Professor Helen Christensen, Professor Paul Haber, Kirsten Morley, Andrew Baillie
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2022
GNo G1801005
Type Of Funding C1100 - Aust Competitive - NHMRC
Category 1100
UON Y

The eCliPSE Project: implementing evidence-based eHealth interventions for comorbid mental health and alcohol/other drug use problems into health and community settings$150,000

Funding body: Beyond Blue Ltd

Funding body Beyond Blue Ltd
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Doctor Milena Heinsch, Associate Professor Jamie Carlson, Professor Maree Teesson, Ms Catherine Mihalopoulos, Dr Matt Sunderland, Matthew Sunderland, Professor Helen Christensen, Professor Paul Haber, Kirsten Morley, Andrew Baillie, Associate Professor Tim Shaw, Doctor Jessica Wyllie
Scheme Partnership Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G1801066
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Randomised controlled trial of a targeted intervention program for reducing depression, alcohol use, social isolation and suicide in older Australians$100,000

Funding body: Suicide Prevention Australia Limited

Funding body Suicide Prevention Australia Limited
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Doctor David Betts, Professor Brian Kelly, Professor Sally Chan, Dr Matt Sunderland
Scheme Innovation Grant Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1801238
Type Of Funding C1500 - Aust Competitive - Commonwealth Other
Category 1500
UON Y

Physical activity, fitness, and resilience to stress during the final years of schooling$100,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Jordan Smith, Professor David Lubans, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Mark Beauchamp, Dr Eli Puterman
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1900936
Type Of Funding C3300 – Aust Philanthropy
Category 3300
UON Y

Feasibility and efficacy of the S-Check App: A harm reduction and early intervention smartphone application for methamphetamine use$76,000

Funding body: St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney Ltd

Funding body St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney Ltd
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Dr Nadine Ezard
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1900191
Type Of Funding C2400 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Other
Category 2400
UON Y

Psychological and Behavioural features of Children of Australian Defence Force Veterans diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.$51,000

Funding body: Australian Rotary Health

Funding body Australian Rotary Health
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Ms Katrina Streatfeild
Scheme PhD Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G1800845
Type Of Funding C3200 – Aust Not-for Profit
Category 3200
UON Y

Improving the physical health and wellbeing of adults with Bipolar Disorder: A feasibility study of internet-delivered treatments in rural and remote NSW$30,000

Funding body: Australasian Society for Bipolar and Depressive Disorders

Funding body Australasian Society for Bipolar and Depressive Disorders
Project Team Doctor Tanya Hanstock, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
Scheme 2019 ASBDD-Deakin University Rural and Remote Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1900475
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON Y

HMRI Award for Research Excellence$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1901601
Type Of Funding C3300 – Aust Philanthropy
Category 3300
UON Y

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Supervision Excellence$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
Scheme Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Supervision Excellence
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1900140
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20186 grants / $3,960,831

Mental Health - Research Program$2,500,000

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Brian Kelly, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Mrs Jaelea Skehan, Doctor Ross Tynan, Mr Gavin Hazel
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800734
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON Y

Cracks in the Ice – Community Ice Toolkit - Activity 3 & 4 – Family and Friends Support Program (FFSP)Sustainability & Expansion – Development of an online intervention and support package for f$911,835

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Doctor Milena Heinsch
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1801154
Type Of Funding C2200 - Aust Commonwealth – Other
Category 2200
UON Y

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure Funding Brain and Mental Health Program 2018$248,653

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Brian Kelly, Professor Sally Chan, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Scott Brown, Professor Juanita Todd, Associate Professor Doug Smith, Associate Professor Brett Graham
Scheme Medical Research Support Program (MRSP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800543
Type Of Funding C2400 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Other
Category 2400
UON Y

PRevention & Early intervention in Mental Illness and Substance usE (PREMISE CRE)$224,076

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Maree Teesson, Professor Pat McGorry, Professor Helen Christensen, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Associate Professor Nicola Newton, Dr Katherine Mills, Ms Catherine Mihalopoulos, Dr Timothy Slade, Dr Catherine Chapman, Associate Professor Andrew Baillie
Scheme Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) - Centres of Population Health Research Excellence
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2022
GNo G1800299
Type Of Funding C1100 - Aust Competitive - NHMRC
Category 1100
UON Y

Building Healthy Habits for Healthy Minds – Evaluating the impact of the Smiling Mind app in adult Australians$51,267

Funding body: nib Foundation

Funding body nib Foundation
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Doctor Milena Heinsch, Ms Dara Sampson, Dr Matt Sunderland, Dr Mark Larsen
Scheme Research Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1801120
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Prevention and early intervention for people aged 18 and over with, or at risk of, mild to moderate depression and anxiety$25,000

Funding body: The Sax Institute

Funding body The Sax Institute
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Sally Chan, Professor Brian Kelly, Professor David Perkins, Doctor Tonelle Handley, Doctor Hazel Dalton, Dr Matt Sunderland
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1801155
Type Of Funding C3200 – Aust Not-for Profit
Category 3200
UON Y

20173 grants / $910,885

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure (17) - Brain and Mental Health$688,385

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Brian Kelly, Professor Sally Chan, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Scott Brown, Professor Juanita Todd, Associate Professor Doug Smith, Associate Professor Brett Graham, Professor Mark Parsons, Professor Michael Nilsson, Professor Rohan Walker, Professor Sarah Johnson, Doctor Andrew Bivard, Associate Professor Andrew Gardner, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor Coralie English, Professor Frini Karayanidis, Aprof JANE Maguire, Professor Neil Spratt
Scheme Medical Research Support Program (MRSP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700983
Type Of Funding C2400 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Other
Category 2400
UON Y

SHED-IT Recharge: Development and evaluation of a gender-tailored program designed to improve men's physical and mental health$142,500

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Myles Young, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Clare Collins, Conjoint Professor Robin Callister, Professor Brian Kelly
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1701279
Type Of Funding C3300 – Aust Philanthropy
Category 3300
UON Y

An internet delivered, evidenced-based treatment program for mental health and alcohol use in contemporary veterans$80,000

Funding body: Defence Health Foundation

Funding body Defence Health Foundation
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Carole James, Doctor Jane Rich, Mr John Shephard
Scheme Booster Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1600670
Type Of Funding C3200 – Aust Not-for Profit
Category 3200
UON Y

20165 grants / $1,762,258

CHECKMATE - An online intervention and support package for families/friends supporting loved ones using methamphetamines$708,734

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Maree Teesson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600946
Type Of Funding C2100 - Aust Commonwealth – Own Purpose
Category 2100
UON Y

Right Person, Right Treatment, Right Time: Engaging comorbid populations with eHealth interventions across the lifespan$649,561

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Canfell, Prof Karen
Scheme Research Fellowships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1600940
Type Of Funding C1100 - Aust Competitive - NHMRC
Category 1100
UON Y

Health-eMines: Virtual Health System to Improve Mental Health, Reduce Alcohol/Other Drug Use and Fatigue Related Problems$289,985

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Brian Kelly
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600176
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

SMS4dadsDefence Health$64,120

Funding body: Defence Health Foundation

Funding body Defence Health Foundation
Project Team Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, Doctor Chris May, Doctor Geoffrey Skinner, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor John Attia, Professor Brian Kelly
Scheme Booster Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601266
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

SMS4dadsRCT$49,858

Funding body: Beyond Blue Ltd

Funding body Beyond Blue Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, Doctor Chris May, Doctor Geoffrey Skinner, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor John Attia, Professor Jan Nicholson, Professor Louise Newman, Professor Brian Kelly, Professor Adrian Dunlop, Professor Alan Hayes
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601020
Type Of Funding C3200 – Aust Not-for Profit
Category 3200
UON Y

20152 grants / $325,000

SMS4Dads – a project to develop and pilot a smartphone-based messaging service (SMS) for new fathers offering fathering information, mood assessment and support$300,000

Funding body: Beyond Blue Ltd

Funding body Beyond Blue Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Doctor Geoffrey Skinner, Professor Brian Kelly
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1401458
Type Of Funding C3200 – Aust Not-for Profit
Category 3200
UON Y

The HEY MAN pilot study: using eHeatlh to enhance your mental health, physical activity and nutrition in young men$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Megan Rollo, Conjoint Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Geoffrey Skinner, Associate Professor Shamus Smith, Mr Lee Ashton
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401510
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20141 grants / $25,000

Combining startle reflex modulation with serious gaming technologies to determine engagement and impact on depression and binge drinking in young people: The SHADoW Study$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Peter Walla, Doctor Keith Nesbitt
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301431
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20112 grants / $456,948

Follow-up of Healthy Lifestyles Intervention for Cardiovascular Disease among People with a Psychotic Disorder$436,085

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Amanda Baker, Professor Robyn Richmond, Professor David Castle, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1000121
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Exploring Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) amongst current and former professional rugby league players$20,863

Funding body: NSW Sporting Injuries Committee

Funding body NSW Sporting Injuries Committee
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Dr Andrew Gardner, Professor Peter Stanwell, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor Mark Parsons
Scheme Research & Injury Prevention Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100822
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20102 grants / $624,809

Men, Depression and Social Networks in Rural Communities: Linking Epidemiologic Evidence to Effective Interventions$324,809

Funding body: Beyond Blue Ltd

Funding body Beyond Blue Ltd
Project Team Professor Brian Kelly, Professor John Attia, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Conjoint Associate Professor Terry Lewin, Professor Amanda Baker, Mr Trevor Hazell, Associate Professor Kerry Inder
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1000456
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Xstrata Coal Fellow in Depression$300,000

Funding body: Xstrata Coal Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body Xstrata Coal Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Brian Kelly, Professor John Attia, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Conjoint Associate Professor Terry Lewin, Professor Amanda Baker, Mr Trevor Hazell, Associate Professor Kerry Inder
Scheme Xstrata Coal Fellow in Depression
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G0900102
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20092 grants / $31,575

LDX analyser (fingerprick unit) x4, piCo Smokerlyzer (Carboxymeter)x4, Universal cardboard disposable mouthpieces for piCo smokerlyzer x4 and Universal d pieces for piCo Smokerlyzer x4$20,775

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Amanda Baker, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Doctor Alyna Turner, Professor Juanita Todd, Conjoint Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Sally Hunt, Professor Brian Kelly, Professor John Attia, Professor Jennifer Bowman, Doctor Paula Wye
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189849
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

The provision of strategies to support drug and alcohol online activities$10,800

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Amanda Baker, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189926
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20082 grants / $264,150

Long term follow-up of two randomised controlled trials of treatment for depression and alcohol/other drug comorbidity$244,150

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Amanda Baker, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor David Kavanagh, Professor Brian Kelly
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0187640
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Reducing cardiovascular risk among people with psychotic disorders$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Amanda Baker, Professor Robyn Richmond, Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Professor David Castle, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188398
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $168,891

Evaluation of an integrated best practice intervention for amphetamine users with comorbid depression$100,000

Funding body: Beyond Blue Ltd

Funding body Beyond Blue Ltd
Project Team

Nicole Lee

Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON N

CBT intervention for regular amphetamine use and depression: a stepped care approach$68,891

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Amanda Baker, Dr Rebecca McKetin, Professor Maree Teesson, Conjoint Professor Robert Batey, Dr N Lee
Scheme Mental Health Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186994
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20063 grants / $192,000

Multicomponent risk factor intervention for people with a severe mental illness: a feasibility study$132,000

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team

Amanda Baker

Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

Braveheart: Group CBT for comorbid depression and cardiovascular problems$35,000

Funding body: Australian Rotary Health

Funding body Australian Rotary Health
Project Team

Amanda Baker

Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON N

Neurocognitive profiles of people receiving cognitive behaviour therapy$25,000

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Doctor Sally Hunt, Professor Amanda Baker, Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie, Conjoint Professor Vaughan Carr, Professor David Kavanagh, Mr Terry Lewin, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
Scheme Drug and Alcohol Council Research Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186724
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20051 grants / $750,000

Integrated versus single focussed treatment for comorbid depression and alcohol use problems$750,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team

Amanda Baker

Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

20031 grants / $675,000

Computer-based CBT for depression and comorbid alcohol/other drug use in rural and urban NSW$675,000

Funding body: Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation

Funding body Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation
Project Team

Frances Kay-Lambkin

Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON N

20021 grants / $27,746

The development of a CD-ROM intervention for people with comorbid alcohol use problems and depression.$27,746

Funding body: Australian Brewers Foundation

Funding body Australian Brewers Foundation
Project Team Professor Amanda Baker, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor P Wilson
Scheme Alcohol-related Medical Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0180852
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20011 grants / $64,158

The Development and Evaluation of a CD-ROM Intervention for People with Co-Occurring Alcohol and other Drug Use Problems and Depression$64,158

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
Scheme Scholarships - Medical and Dental Postgraduate Research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183110
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed5
Current22

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2022 PhD Survive and Thrive: Exploring Post-Traumatic Growth by Afghan Refugees in Australia PhD (Social Work), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2021 PhD Digital Mental Health Apps and their Effective Integration into Wellness Focused Mental Healthcare Systems in Anticipation of a Long-Term Covid-19 Mental Health Emergency PhD (Health Economics), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2021 PhD Testing a Gender-Tailored Online Program for Men with Depression and Obesity PhD (Clinical Psychology), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2021 PhD Trauma-Informed Weight-Loss e-Intervention: Addressing the Behavioural Pathways from Trauma to Obesity PhD (Psychiatry), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2021 PhD Informing Practice through a Better Understanding of Aboriginal Hospital-Treated Self-Harm within the Hunter Region PhD (Psychiatry), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2020 PhD To What Extent are Hybrid Healthcare Systems Converging? Economic Analysis of the Implications of Hybridity on Health, Well-being and Performance PhD (Economics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2020 PhD Alternative Forms of Knowledge: Exploring the Potential of Social Work as an Epistemic Resource in Public Health Practice PhD (Public Health & BehavSci), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2020 PhD User Experiences and Uptake of an Evidence-Based eHealth Intervention (eCliPSE) for Comorbid Mental Health and Alcohol/other Drug use Problems in Pediatric Chronic Health Settings PhD (Public Health & BehavSci), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2020 PhD Supporting those who Care – A Trial of an Online Program for Caregivers of a Person Who has Attempted Suicide PhD (Public Health & BehavSci), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 PhD Artificial Intelligence as an Enabling Technology in HealthCare - AOD Sector Analysis plus Digital Capability Development PhD (Public Health & BehavSci), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2019 PhD Psychological and Behavioural Features of Children of Australian Defence Force Veterans diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. PhD (Psychiatry), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2019 PhD Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Online Program for Carers of People with Depression and/or Anxiety PhD (Public Health & BehavSci), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2018 PhD Exploring the Experiences of the Children of Australian Veterans PhD (Social Work), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Using Sentinel Unit Data to Inform Clinical Practice for Hospital-Presenting Deliberate Self-Harm PhD (Psychiatry), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2018 PhD Alcohol Use and Sport-related Concussion: Implications for Clinical Findings in a Cohort of Former Professional Rugby Athletes PhD (Medicine), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Health Anxiety, Safety Behaviours and the Impact on the Patient-Psychologist Relationship PhD (Medicine), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Suicide Bereavement among Families: Exploring Experiences, Reactions and Postvention among Families in Ghana PhD (Psychiatry), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD An online dietary intervention for people with depression. Psychiatry, Deakin University Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD The SHADE online intervention in Contemporary Veterans Psychiatry, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Lifestyle Interventions: Utilising Technology to Help Predict and Prevent Relapse in Bipolar Disorder PhD (Psychiatry), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Intimate Partner Violence and Recovery Paradigms PhD (Gender & Health), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Persuing the Dream: Graduating More ATSI Doctors PhD (Aboriginal Studies), The Wollotuka Institute, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD The Impact of Group Singing on Stroke Recovery: A Feasibility Study of the BrainWaves Choir PhD (Medicine), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2019 PhD Defining and Measuring Engagement in Serious Games PhD (Information Technology), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Alcohol Use in Pregnancy: Mixed Methods Applied to The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health PhD (Gender & Health), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Concussion in Professional Rugby League PhD (Medicine), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Suicide in Urban and Rural Australia: Determinants, Moderators and Treatment Options for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours PhD (Psychiatry), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Projects

Start Well: A research project supporting resilience and wellbeing in beginning teachers 2015 - 2016

Collaborators

Name Organisation
Professor Frances Joy Kay-Lambkin University of Newcastle

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News

'10 of the Best': Newcastle health and medical research in NHMRC showcase

February 3, 2021

Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has launched the 12th edition of 10 of the Best, showcasing significant projects that support the improvement of human health.

Family and friends online support program expands to cover all addictions

November 25, 2020

An online intervention and e-health program to help families and friends supporting loved ones who use crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) has expanded to cover any type of substance addiction, including alcohol.

More than $10 million to support innovations in health service delivery

May 21, 2020

Six projects led by Hunter researchers have been successful in attracting a combined total of $10.6 million in the latest round of competitive National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.

Mental health leader hailed on Hunter research’s night of nights

November 14, 2019

Nationally renowned mental health trailblazer Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin was named the 2019 Researcher of the Year at tonight’s annual HMRI Awards Night, capping a stellar evening in which over $10 million in grant funding was announced or acknowledged.

Significant funding boost to aid global health issues

March 14, 2019

Hunter researchers have been successful in securing more than $2.8million to work toward solutions for some of the nation’s most pressing health challenges.

Supporting the supporters of loved ones who use Ice

December 19, 2018

A resilience and well-being program designed to help family and friends supporting loved ones who use crystal methamphetamine is set for a major expansion.

eHealth program targets young people’s ‘big six’ behaviours to reduce chronic disease risk

May 25, 2018

University of Newcastle researchers have collaborated on a world-first eHealth initiative aiming to target young people’s ‘big six’ behaviours to help reduce their chronic disease risk.

Food addiction: why your mind matters

April 18, 2018

A world-first, personality-based online intervention for food addiction is being developed by a team* of dietitians, psychologists, neuroscientists, occupational therapists and health researchers.

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

Position

Professor
NHMRC Investigator/SMPH
School of Medicine and Public Health
College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

Contact Details

Email frances.kaylambkin@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6024
Fax (02) 4033 5692
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Office

Room 5021 McAuley
Building McAuley Centre, Mater Hospital
Location Callaghan NSW 2308
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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