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Professor John Wiggers

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School of Medicine and Public Health

Working on the front line

Professor John Wiggers is working at the forefront of health behaviour research, and he’s doing so alongside health care providers to ensure that his work is put to good use.

Professor John Wiggers

“All of our research is informed by what service providers – and the community – need. They each have specific problems and challenges, and we are working to solve those problems."

“If we can develop a successful solution, we can then work to implement it into everyday practice.”

Having conducted his PhD in Behavioural Medicine John has focused his research on preventing chronic diseases and injury through targeting smoking, alcohol consumption and promoting healthy eating and physical activity.

Combining research, policy and practice

As well as his research within the University of Newcastle, John is well placed to make change as Director of Hunter New England (HNE) Population Health. He works with researchers and staff from across the region, from Newcastle to the Queensland border, on a daily basis.

“We have a team of over 100 staff working to deliver population health services to the 800,000 people living in our region.”

John has also held a previous role as the Acting Director of Population Health for the state of NSW. He maintains his policy connections and sits on a number of  advisory boards and committees, and is proud of his continuing role in helping to inform and implement health policy across the state.

“The government makes the policies and the health system puts them into place. In my current position, I have the privilege of being able to integrate research into both policy and practice."

Working together

A feature of his research is its ‘system’ and ‘capacity building’ focus – working with community organisations and services. "In this way we can reach everybody in the HNE region, across the state and nationally.”

“We know we can’t reach everyone in the region unless we enlist the help of intermediary organisations."

“By working with these organisations, we’re not just making sure that our research is translated, we’re making sure that our research is actually informed by what health services need, community organisations need, and what the community needs.”

Health programs designed under John’s research have been rolled out in health services, schools, child care facilities, sports clubs and even police stations.

“We design together, we implement together, we evaluate together and we write it all up together. We’re building the capacity for these service providers to develop and implement evidence based practice.”

“It becomes a virtuous cycle.”

Reducing childhood obesity

One of John’s major projects has involved working with schools, childcare providers, GPs, sports clubs, and hospital food suppliers to reduce childhood obesity in our region.

“It was our job to reach every child, so if we are going to do that we need to implement a program that will reach every child and in a multiple of ways.”

“By doing this we are changing the community settings that kids interact with as part of their daily life. Whenever they interact with these settings, they will always receive a message about eating better and being more active.”

The Good for Kids Good for Life program was implemented in 400 primary schools and 300 childcare centres, and won the 2015 Excellence Award by the Collaboration of Community-based Obesity Prevention Sites.

“That's probably one of my proudest moments."

“We collected objective data regarding kids’ weight and showed we had reduced the prevalence of overweight and obesity in primary school aged children.”

Since 2010, the Good for Kids Good for Life model has been adopted by NSW Health and implemented into a new program (Healthy Children Initiative) which aims to change practise within every school and childcare centre across the state.

An evidence based model of practice

One of John’s major projects which he remembers most fondly is the alcohol linking program.

“We had identified that HNE was experiencing higher rates of risky alcohol consumption, and we had been talking to a number of different community groups and sectors about these problems.

“One of the sectors struggling with this issue was the police force.”

“They indicated they needed a low cost intervention strategy.”

With an NHMRC grant and subsequently, an NGO grant, together with the support of the NSW Police Force, they first undertook  a randomised control trial, and subsequently, based on the success of the trial, implementation of the program across the entire police force. Modifications were made to police intelligence information gathering and the centralised incident reporting system. For each incident, police recorded whether or not the individual had consumed alcohol, and if they had done so in licensed premises.

For the trial, the premises received a report, describing how many of their patrons had been allegedly involved in criminal behaviour.

“We managed to reduce crime coming out of those venues by 15 per cent."

This approach to alcohol policing has since been picked up by the New Zealand Police and South Australia Police.

“Since that initiative, for the past decade or more, we've taken the general model of practice change and implemented it, in a tailored fashion, across a variety of community service providers.”

“It appears our model has generic value and is appropriate for a multitude of scenarios.”

Working on the front line

Professor Wiggers focuses on population health research, particularly in the area of re-orientating health and other agencies towards the adoption of policies.

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Career Summary

Biography

Since completion of my PhD in 1997, the University of Newcastle has had an agreement with the Hunter New England Health Service whereby I contribute to the latter organisations delivery of population health services. In this context I have extended my state, national and international reputation for population health research, particularly in the area of re-orientating health and other agencies towards the adoption of policies and practices that have a disease prevention and health risk reduction focus. This work has primarily involved research in changing the service delivery practices of agencies with regard to the prevention of obesity, and to reducing alcohol and tobacco related harms.

Research Expertise
Public Health, Population Health Chronic disease prevention Injury Prevention Alcohol and Tobacco harm reduction


Qualifications

  • PhD (Medicine), University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Social Science, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Alcohol harm reduction
  • Health promotion
  • Obesity Prevention
  • Population Health
  • Preventive medicine
  • Public Health
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Translation Research

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/03/1995 -  Director, Population Health Hunter New England Health
Health
Australia
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
1998 Wiggers JH, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Evidence-based health promotion', Evaluating Health Promotion, Stanley Thornes (Publishers) Ltd., UK 126-145 (1998) [B1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher

Journal article (218 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Finch M, Jones J, Yoong S, Wiggers J, Wolfenden L, 'Effectiveness of centre-based childcare interventions in increasing child physical activity: A systematic review and meta-analysis for policymakers and practitioners', Obesity Reviews, 17 412-428 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 World Obesity.Context: The review describes the effectiveness of physical activity interventions implemented in centre-based childcare services and (i) examines characteri... [more]

© 2016 World Obesity.Context: The review describes the effectiveness of physical activity interventions implemented in centre-based childcare services and (i) examines characteristics of interventions that may influence intervention effects; (ii) describes the effects of pragmatic interventions and non-pragmatic interventions; (iii) assesses adverse effects; and (iv) describes cost-effectiveness of interventions Methods: Data sources were Cochrane Central Register of Controlled trials, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, ERIC, CINAHL, SCOPUS and SPORTDISCUS. Studies selected included randomized controlled trials conducted in centre-based childcare including an intervention to increase objectively measured physical activity in children aged less than 6years. Data were converted into standardized mean difference (SMD) and analysed using a random effects model. Results: Overall interventions significantly improved child physical activity (SMD 0.44; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.12-0.76). Significant effects were found for interventions that included structured activity (SMD 0.53; 95% CI: 0.12-0.94), delivery by experts (SMD 1.26; 95% CI: 0.20-2.32) and used theory (SMD 0.76; 95% CI: 0.08-1.44). Non-pragmatic (SMD 0.80; 95% CI: 0.12-1.48) but not pragmatic interventions (SMD 0.10; 95% CI:-0.13-0.33) improved child physical activity. One trial reported adverse events, and no trials reported cost data. Conclusions: Intervention effectiveness varied according to intervention and trial design characteristics. Pragmatic trials were not effective, and information on cost and adverse effects was lacking. Evidence gaps remain for policymakers and practitioners regarding the effectiveness and feasibility of childcare-based physical activity interventions.

DOI 10.1111/obr.12392
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Bartlem KM, Bowman J, Freund M, Wye PM, Barker D, McElwaine KM, et al., 'Effectiveness of an intervention in increasing the provision of preventive care by community mental health services: a non-randomized, multiple baseline implementation trial', IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, 11 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s13012-016-0408-4
Co-authors Kate Bartlem, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2016 Sutherland RL, Campbell EM, Lubans DR, Morgan PJ, Nathan NK, Wolfenden L, et al., 'The Physical Activity 4 Everyone Cluster Randomized Trial: 2-Year Outcomes of a School Physical Activity Intervention Among Adolescents.', Am J Prev Med, 51 195-205 (2016)
DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.02.020
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Luke Wolfenden, Christopher Oldmeadow, Jenna Hollis, David Lubans
2016 Ward BM, Kippen R, Buykx P, Munro G, McBride N, Wiggers J, 'Principals' reports of adults' alcohol use in Australian secondary schools Health behavior, health promotion and society', BMC Public Health, 16 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Ward et al.Background: Schools provide opportunities for parents and the wider community to connect and support the physical and emotional wellbeing of their children. Sch... [more]

© 2016 Ward et al.Background: Schools provide opportunities for parents and the wider community to connect and support the physical and emotional wellbeing of their children. Schools therefore have the potential to play a role in the socialisation of alcohol use through school policies and practices regarding consumption of alcohol by adults at school events in the presence of children. Methods: This survey was undertaken to a) compare the extent to which alcohol is used at secondary school events, when children are present, in the states of New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria (VIC), Australia; b) describe principals' level of agreement with these practices; c) their awareness of state policies on this issue; and d) the predictors of such events. A random sample of secondary schools, stratified to represent metropolitan and non-metropolitan schools were invited to participate. Bivariate and multivariate analysis were conducted with p values < 0.05 considered significant. Results: A total of 241 (43 %) schools consented to participate in the study. Fifteen percent of participating NSW schools and 57 % of VIC schools held at least one event in which alcohol was consumed by adults in the presence of children in the year before the survey. Of the 100 reported events, 78 % were Year 12 graduation dinners, and 18 % were debutante balls. Compared to NSW principals, VIC principals were significantly more likely to agree with the use of alcohol at these events; significantly less likely to be aware of their state education department policy on this issue; have a policy at their own school or support policy that prohibits alcohol use at such events; and less likely to report having enough information to make decisions about this. Conclusions: There is a growing focus on adults' use of alcohol at school events when children are present. Schools can play an important role in educating and socialising children about alcohol via both the curriculum and policies regarding adults' alcohol use at school events. Findings from this study suggest education department and school-based policies that prohibit or restrict the use of alcohol, are significant predictors of adults' alcohol use at school events when children are present.

DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-2877-4
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2016 Metse AP, Wiggers J, Wye P, Moore L, Clancy R, Wolfenden L, et al., 'Smoking and environmental characteristics of smokers with a mental illness, and associations with quitting behaviour and motivation; a cross sectional study.', BMC Public Health, 16 332 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-2969-1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman, Richard Clancy
2016 Passey ME, Longman JM, Robinson J, Wiggers J, Jones LL, 'Smoke-free homes: What are the barriers, motivators and enablers? A qualitative systematic review and thematic synthesis', BMJ Open, 6 (2016) [C1]

Objective: To thematically synthesise primary qualitative studies of the barriers, motivators and enablers of smoke-free homes (SFHs). Design: Systematic review and thematic synth... [more]

Objective: To thematically synthesise primary qualitative studies of the barriers, motivators and enablers of smoke-free homes (SFHs). Design: Systematic review and thematic synthesis. Data sources: Searches of MEDLINE, EBM Reviews (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews), PsycINFO, Global Health, CINAHL, Web of Science, Informit and EMBASE, combining terms for families, households and vulnerable populations; SFH and secondhand smoke; and qualitative research, were supplemented by searches of PhD theses, key authors, specialist journals and reference lists. Study selection: We included 22 articles, reporting on 18 studies, involving 646 participants. Inclusion criteria: peer-reviewed; English language; published from 1990 onwards (to week 3 of April 2014); used qualitative data collection methods; explored participants' perspectives of home smoking behaviours; and the barriers, motivators and enablers to initiating and/or maintaining a SFH. Data extraction: 1 of 3 authors extracted data with checking by a second. Data synthesis: A thematic synthesis was performed to develop 7 core analytic themes: (1) knowledge, awareness and risk perception; (2) agency and personal skills/attributes; (3) wider community norms and personal moral responsibilities; (4) social relationships and influence of others; (5) perceived benefits, preferences and priorities; (6) addiction and habit; (7) practicalities. Conclusions: This synthesis highlights the complexity faced by many households in having a SFH, the practical, social, cultural and personal issues that need to be addressed and balanced by households, and that while some of these are common across study settings, specific social and cultural factors play a critical role in shaping household smoking behaviours. The findings can inform policy and practice and the development of interventions aimed at increasing SFHs.

DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010260
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
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)

© 2016 The Author(s).Background: The current study examined help-seeking behavior for mental health problems of employees in the mining industry. Methods: The research involved a... [more]

© 2016 The Author(s).Background: The current study examined help-seeking behavior for mental health problems of employees in the mining industry. Methods: The research involved a paper-based survey completed by a cross-section of employees from eight coalmine sites. The research aimed to investigate the frequency of contact with professional and non-professional sources of support, and to determine the socio-demographic and workplace factors associated. Results: A total of 1,457 employees participated, of which, 46.6 % of participants reported contact with support to discuss their own mental health within the preceding 12 months. Hierarchical logistic regression revealed a significant contribution of workplace variables, with job security and satisfaction with work significantly associated with help-seeking behavior. Conclusions: The results provide an insight into the help-seeking behaviour of mining employees, providing useful information to guide mental health workplace program development for the mining industry, and male-dominated industry more broadly.

DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1755-1
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Amanda Baker, Carole James, Kerry Inder, Terry Lewin, Jane Rich
2016 Hollis JL, Williams AJ, Sutherland R, Campbell E, Nathan N, Wolfenden L, et al., 'A systematic review and meta-analysis of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels in elementary school physical education lessons', Preventive Medicine, 86 34-54 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Inc.Objective: To examine elementary school students' moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels during physical education (PE) lessons. Methods: A syst... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Inc.Objective: To examine elementary school students' moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels during physical education (PE) lessons. Methods: A systematic search of nine electronic databases was conducted (PROSPERO2014:CRD42014009649). Studies were eligible if they were in English; published between 2005-April 2014; assessed MVPA levels in PE lessons of elementary school children (aged four-12 years); and used an objective MVPA measure. Two reviewers retrieved articles, assessed risk of bias, and performed data extraction. The findings were synthesised using a meta-analysis. Results: The search yielded 5132 articles. Thirteen studies from nine countries met the inclusion criteria. Eight studies measured MVPA through observational measures, five used accelerometry and one used heart rate monitoring. The percentage of PE lesson time spent in MVPA ranged between 11.4-88.5%. Meta-analysis of seven studies (direct observations; 4 accelerometers) found that children spent a mean (95% CI) 44.8 (28.2-61.4)% of PE lesson time in MVPA. When measured using direct observation and accelerometers, children spent 57.6 (47.3-68.2) and 32.6 (5.9-59.3)% of PE lesson time in MVPA, respectively. The review has limitations; the search strategy was restricted to studies in English; theses, dissertations and conference abstracts were excluded; and six studies that provided insufficient data were excluded from the meta-analysis. Conclusion: MVPA levels during elementary school PE lessons do not meet the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the United Kingdom's Association of Physical Education recommendation (50% of lesson time), but is higher than estimated in the previous review (34.2%). Interventions to increase MVPA in PE lessons are needed.

DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.11.018
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Jenna Hollis, David Lubans, Philip Morgan, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Wolfenden L, Milat AJ, Lecathelinais C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Carey ML, Bryant J, et al., 'What is generated and what is used: a description of public health research output and citation.', Eur J Public Health, 26 523-525 (2016)
DOI 10.1093/eurpub/ckw047
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Amy Waller, Serene Yoong, Mariko Carey, Luke Wolfenden, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2016 Bartlem K, Bowman J, Ross K, Freund M, Wye P, McElwaine K, et al., 'Mental health clinician attitudes to the provision of preventive care for chronic disease risk behaviours and association with care provision', BMC Psychiatry, 16 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Bartlem et al.Background: Preventive care for chronic disease risk behaviours by mental health clinicians is sub-optimal. Little research has examined the association betw... [more]

© 2016 Bartlem et al.Background: Preventive care for chronic disease risk behaviours by mental health clinicians is sub-optimal. Little research has examined the association between clinician attitudes and such care delivery. This study aimed to explore: i) the attitudes of a multi-disciplinary group of community mental health clinicians regarding their perceived role, perception of client interest, and perceived self-efficacy in the provision of preventive care, ii) whether such attitudes differ by professional discipline, and iii) the association between these attitudes and clinician provision of such care. Method: A telephone survey was conducted with 151 Australian community mental health clinicians regarding their attitudes towards provision of assessment, advice and referral addressing smoking, nutrition, alcohol, and physical activity, and their reported provision of such care. Logistic regression was used to examine the association between attitudes and care delivery, and attitudinal differences by professional discipline. Results: Most clinicians reported that: their manager supported provision of preventive care; such care was part of their role; it would not jeopardise their practitioner-client relationships, clients found preventive care acceptable, and that they had the confidence, knowledge and skills to modify client health behaviours. Half reported that clients were not interested in changing their health behaviours, and one third indicated that the provision of preventive care negatively impacted on time available for delivery of acute care. The following attitudes were positively associated with the provision of preventive care: role congruence, client interest in change, and addressing health risk behaviours will not jeopardise the client-clinician relationship. Conclusions: Strategies are required to translate positive attitudes to improved client care and address attitudes which may hinder the provision of preventive care in community mental health.

DOI 10.1186/s12888-016-0763-3
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden, Kate Bartlem
2016 Wolfenden L, Kingsland M, Rowland B, Dodds P, Sidey M, Sherker S, Wiggers J, 'The impact of alcohol management practices on sports club membership and revenue', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 27 159-161 (2016)

© Australian Health Promotion Association 2016.Issue addressed The aim of this study was to assess the impact of an alcohol management intervention on community sporting club rev... [more]

© Australian Health Promotion Association 2016.Issue addressed The aim of this study was to assess the impact of an alcohol management intervention on community sporting club revenue (total annual income) and membership (number of club players, teams and spectators). Methods The study employed a cluster randomised controlled trial design that allocated clubs either an alcohol accreditation intervention or a control condition. Club representatives completed a scripted telephone survey at baseline and again ~3 years following. Demographic information about clubs was collected along with information about club income. Results Number of players and senior teams were not significantly different between treatment groups following the intervention. The intervention group, however, showed a significantly higher mean number of spectators. Estimates of annual club income between groups at follow-up showed no significant difference in revenue. Conclusions This study found no evidence to suggest that efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm in community sporting clubs will compromise club revenue and membership. So what? These findings suggest that implementation of an intervention to improve alcohol management of sporting clubs may not have the unintended consequence of harming club viability.

DOI 10.1071/HE15124
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2016 McElwaine KM, Freund M, Campbell EM, Bartlem KM, Wye PM, Wiggers JH, 'Systematic review of interventions to increase the delivery of preventive care by primary care nurses and allied health clinicians', Implementation Science, 11 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 McElwaine et al.Background: Primary care nurses and allied health clinicians are potential providers of opportunistic preventive care. This systematic review aimed to summ... [more]

© 2016 McElwaine et al.Background: Primary care nurses and allied health clinicians are potential providers of opportunistic preventive care. This systematic review aimed to summarise evidence for the effectiveness of practice change interventions in increasing nurse or allied health professional provision of any of five preventive care elements (ask, assess, advise, assist, and/or arrange) for any of four behavioural risks (smoking, inadequate nutrition, alcohol overconsumption, physical inactivity) within a primary care setting. Methods: A search of Medline, Embase, PsycInfo, and CINAHL databases was undertaken to locate controlled intervention trials published between 1992 and May 2014 that provided practice change interventions to primary care nurses and/or allied health professionals to increase preventive care. The effect of interventions aimed at increasing the provision of any of the five care elements for any of the four behavioural risks was examined. A narrative synthesis was utilised. Results: From 8109 articles, seven trials met the inclusion criteria. All trials bar one, assessed multi-strategic practice change interventions (three to five strategies) focused on care by nurses (six trials) or mixed nursing/allied health clinicians. One trial examined care provision for all four risks, five trials examined care for smoking only, and one trial examined care for alcohol consumption only. For the six trials reporting significance testing (excludes one smoking care trial), significant effects favouring the intervention group were reported in at least one trial for smoking risk assessment (2/4 trials reported an effect for at least one analysis of an assessment outcome), brief advice (2/3), assistance (2/2), and arranging referral (2/3); alcohol risk assessment (1/2) and brief advice (1/2); inadequate nutrition risk assessment (1/1); and physical inactivity risk assessment and brief advice (1/1). When the number of analyses undertaken within trials focusing on smoking care was considered, the results were less promising (e.g. of the 15 analyses conducted on brief advice variables across three trials, four showed a positive effect). Conclusions: Evidence for the effect of practice change interventions on preventive care by primary care nurses or allied health providers is inconclusive given the small number of trials and inconsistency of results between and within trials. Systematic review registration number: None.

DOI 10.1186/s13012-016-0409-3
Co-authors Kate Bartlem
2016 Ward BM, Buykx P, Munro G, Wiggers J, 'Are schools and alcohol a good mix? A qualitative study of school principals' experiences of adults' alcohol use in Australian secondary schools', BMJ Open, 6 (2016) [C1]

© Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited.Objective Parents, schools and the broader community influence children's socialisation to alcohol. In Australia, the UK and the U... [more]

© Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited.Objective Parents, schools and the broader community influence children's socialisation to alcohol. In Australia, the UK and the USA, there have been media reports of adults consuming alcohol at family-focused school events such as fairs and graduations. The aim of this qualitative study was to describe school principals' experiences of adults' use of alcohol at school events, when children are present. Design/setting/participants A qualitative study was undertaken. Publicly available lists were used to invite 60 principals from government and Catholic secondary schools in Victoria, Australia. In-depth interviews were conducted and analysed thematically and reported using the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research guidelines. Results 14 principals (5 female, 9 male) participated. Most (10) of the participating principals reported adults' use of alcohol at events when students were present. Regarding these events, most principals reported concerns regarding potential harms and responsibility for decision-making about alcohol availability in schools. Some (4) principals believed alcohol should not be present at such events and this was their practice. Half of the participating schools had recently made changes to reduce the availability or management of alcohol at school functions. Conclusions The findings confirm the common use of alcohol by adults at school events, the challenges this poses for school principals and suggests consideration needs to be given to identifying strategies for supporting schools and school principals in decision-making regarding the conduct of such events.

DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010904
2016 O'Brien KM, Wiggers J, Williams A, Campbell E, Wolfenden L, Yoong S, et al., 'Randomised controlled trial of referral to a telephone-based weight management and healthy lifestyle programme for patients with knee osteoarthritis who are overweight or obese: a study protocol.', BMJ Open, 6 e010203 (2016)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010203
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Searles A, Doran C, Attia J, Knight D, Wiggers J, Deeming S, et al., 'An approach to measuring and encouraging research translation and research impact.', Health Res Policy Syst, 14 60 (2016)
DOI 10.1186/s12961-016-0131-2
Co-authors John Attia, Michael Nilsson, Joerg Mattes, Darryl Knight
2016 Williams A, Wiggers J, O'brien KM, Wolfenden L, Yoong S, Campbell E, et al., 'A randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle behavioural intervention for patients with low back pain, who are overweight or obese: Study protocol Rehabilitation, physical therapy and occupational health', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 17 (2016) [C3]

© 2016 Williams et al.Low back pain is a highly prevalent condition with a significant global burden. Management of lifestyle factors such as overweight and obesity may improve l... [more]

© 2016 Williams et al.Low back pain is a highly prevalent condition with a significant global burden. Management of lifestyle factors such as overweight and obesity may improve low back pain patient outcomes. Currently there are no randomised controlled trials that have been conducted to assess the effectiveness of lifestyle behavioural interventions in managing low back pain. The aim of this trial is to determine if a telephone-based lifestyle behavioural intervention is effective in reducing pain intensity in overweight or obese patients with low back pain, compared to usual care. A randomised controlled trial will be conducted with patients waiting for an outpatient consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon at a public tertiary referral hospital within New South Wales, Australia for chronic low back pain. Patients will be randomly allocated in a 1:1 ratio to receive a lifestyle behavioural intervention (intervention group) or continue with usual care (control group). After baseline data collection, patients in the intervention group will receive a clinical consultation followed by a 6-month telephone-based lifestyle behavioural intervention (10 individually tailored sessions over a 6-month period) and patients in the control group will continue with usual care. Participants will be followed for 26 weeks and asked to undertake three self-reported questionnaires at baseline (pre-randomisation), week 6 and 26 post randomisation to collect primary and secondary outcome data. The study requires a sample of 80 participants per group to detect a 1.5 point difference in pain intensity (primary outcome) 26 weeks post randomisation. The primary outcome, pain intensity, will be measured using a 0-10 numerical rating scale. The study will provide robust evidence regarding the effectiveness of a lifestyle behavioural intervention in reducing pain intensity in overweight or obese patients with low back pain and inform management of these patients. Trial registration number: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry, ACTRN12615000478516, Registered 14/05/2015.

DOI 10.1186/s12891-016-0922-1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Serene Yoong, Christopher M Williams
2016 Kingsland M, Wiggers JH, Vashum KP, Hodder RK, Wolfenden L, 'Interventions in sports settings to reduce risky alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm: A systematic review', Systematic Reviews, (2016)

© 2016 Kingsland et al. Background: Elevated levels of risky alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm have been reported for sportspeople and supporters compared to non-sport... [more]

© 2016 Kingsland et al. Background: Elevated levels of risky alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm have been reported for sportspeople and supporters compared to non-sporting populations. Limited systematic reviews have been conducted to assess the effect of interventions targeting such behaviours. Methods: A review was undertaken to determine if interventions implemented in sports settings decreased alcohol consumption and related harms. Studies were included that implemented interventions within sports settings; measured alcohol consumption or alcohol-related injury or violence and were either randomised controlled trials, staggered enrolment trials, stepped-wedged trials, quasi-randomised trials, quasi-experimental trials or natural experiments. Studies without a parallel comparison group were excluded. Studies from both published and grey literature were included. Two authors independently screened potential studies against the eligibility criteria, and two authors independently extracted data from included studies and assessed risk of bias. The results of included studies were synthesised narratively. Results: The title and abstract of 6382 papers and the full text of 45 of these papers were screened for eligibility. Three studies met the inclusion criteria for the review. One of the included studies was a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a cognitive-behavioural intervention with athletes within an Olympic training facility in the USA. The study reported a significant change in alcohol use between pre-test and follow-up between intervention and control groups. The other two studies were RCTs in community sports clubs in Ireland and Australia. The Australian study found a significant intervention effect for both risky alcohol consumption at sports clubs and overall risk of alcohol-related harm. The Irish study found no significant intervention effect. Conclusions: A limited number of studies have been conducted to assess the effect of interventions implemented in sports settings on alcohol consumption and related harms. While two of the three studies found significant intervention effects, it is difficult to determine the extent to which such effects are generalisable. Further controlled trials are required in this setting. Systematic review registration: PROSPERO CRD42014001739

DOI 10.1186/s13643-016-0183-y
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2016 Wolfenden L, Wiggers J, Morgan P, Razak LA, Jones J, Finch M, et al., 'A randomised controlled trial of multiple periods of outdoor free-play to increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among 3 to 6¿year old children attending childcare: study protocol.', BMC Public Health, 16 926 (2016)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3604-x
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Philip Morgan, Serene Yoong
2016 Sutherland R, Reeves P, Campbell E, Lubans DR, Morgan PJ, Nathan N, et al., 'Cost effectiveness of a multi-component school-based physical activity intervention targeting adolescents: The 'Physical Activity 4 Everyone' cluster randomized trial', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13 (2016)

© 2016 The Author(s).Background: Few school-based interventions have been successful in reducing physical activity decline and preventing overweight and obesity in adolescent pop... [more]

© 2016 The Author(s).Background: Few school-based interventions have been successful in reducing physical activity decline and preventing overweight and obesity in adolescent populations. As a result, few cost effectiveness analyses have been reported. The aim of this paper is to report the cost and cost effectiveness of the Physical Activity 4 Everyone (PA4E1) intervention which was a multi-component intervention implemented in secondary schools located in low-income communities. Cost effectiveness was assessed using both the physical activity and weight status trial outcomes. Methods: Intervention and Study Design: The PA4E1 cluster randomised controlled trial was implemented in 10 Australian secondary schools (5 intervention: 5 control) and consisted of intervention schools receiving seven physical activity promotion strategies and six additional strategies that supported school implementation of the intervention components. Costs associated with physical activity strategies, and intervention implementation strategies within the five intervention schools were estimated and compared to the costs of usual physical activity practices of schools in the control group. The total cost of implementing the intervention was estimated from a societal perspective, based on the number of enrolled students in the target grade at the start of the intervention (Grade 7, n = 837). Economic Outcomes: The economic analysis outcomes were cost and incremental cost effectiveness ratios for the following: minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per day gained, MET hours gained per person/day; Body Mass Index (BMI) unit avoided; and 10 % reduction in BMI z-score. Results: The intervention cost AUD $329,952 over 24 months, or AUD$394 per student in the intervention group. This resulted in a cost effectiveness ratio of AUD$56 ($35-$147) per additional minute of MVPA, AUD$1 ($0.6-$2.7) per MET hour gained per person per day, AUD$1408 ($788-$6,570) per BMI unit avoided, and AUD$563 ($282-$3,942) per 10 % reduction in BMI z-score. Conclusion: PA4E1 is a cost effective intervention for increasing the physical activity levels and reducing unhealthy weight gain in adolescence, a period in which physical activity typically declines. Additional modelling could explore the potential economic impact of the intervention on morbidity and mortality. Trial registration: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12612000382875.

DOI 10.1186/s12966-016-0418-2
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Luke Wolfenden, David Lubans
2016 Wolfenden L, Milat AJ, Lecathelinais C, Skelton E, Clinton-McHarg T, Williams C, et al., 'A bibliographic review of public health dissemination and implementation research output and citation rates', Preventive Medicine Reports, 4 441-443 (2016)

© 2016 The AuthorsThe aim of this study was to describe the research output and citation rates (academic impact) of public health dissemination and implementation research accord... [more]

© 2016 The AuthorsThe aim of this study was to describe the research output and citation rates (academic impact) of public health dissemination and implementation research according to research design and study type. A cross sectional bibliographic study was undertaken in 2013. All original data-based studies and review articles focusing on dissemination and implementation research that had been published in 10 randomly selected public health journals in 2008 were audited. The electronic database ¿Scopus¿ was used to calculate 5-year citation rates for all included publications. Of the 1648 publications examined, 216 were original data-based research or literature reviews focusing on dissemination and implementation research. Of these 72% were classified as descriptive/epidemiological, 26% were intervention and just 1.9% were measurement research. Cross-sectional studies were the most common study design (47%). Reviews, randomized trials, non-randomized trials and decision/cost-effectiveness studies each represented between 6 and 10% of all output. Systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials and cohort studies were the most frequently cited study designs. The study suggests that publications that had the greatest academic impact (highest citation rates) made up only a small proportion of overall public health dissemination and implementation research output.

DOI 10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.08.006
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Luke Wolfenden, Serene Yoong, Li K Chai
2016 Seward K, Wolfenden L, Finch M, Wiggers J, Wyse R, Jones J, et al., 'Multistrategy childcare-based intervention to improve compliance with nutrition guidelines versus usual care in long day care services: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.', BMJ Open, 6 e010786 (2016)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010786
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Tremain D, Freund M, Wolfenden L, Wye P, Bowman J, Dunlop A, et al., 'Modifiable health risk behaviours and attitudes towards behaviour change of clients attending community-based substance use treatment services.', Drug Alcohol Rev, (2016)
DOI 10.1111/dar.12439
Co-authors Kate Bartlem, Adrian Dunlop, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2016 Metse AP, Wiggers J, Wye P, Clancy R, Moore L, Adams M, et al., 'Uptake of smoking cessation aids by smokers with a mental illness.', Journal of behavioral medicine, 39 876-886 (2016)
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Richard Clancy
2016 Tremain D, Freund M, Wye P, Wolfenden L, Bowman J, Dunlop A, et al., 'Provision of Chronic Disease Preventive Care in Community Substance Use Services: Client and Clinician Report', Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 68 24-30 (2016)

© 2016 The Authors.Introduction: People with substance use problems have a higher prevalence of modifiable health risk behaviors. Routine clinician provision of preventive care m... [more]

© 2016 The Authors.Introduction: People with substance use problems have a higher prevalence of modifiable health risk behaviors. Routine clinician provision of preventive care may be effective in reducing such health behaviors. This study aimed to examine clinician provision of preventive care to clients of community substance use treatment services. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was undertaken with 386 clients and 54 clinicians of community substance use treatment services in one health district in New South Wales, Australia. Client- and clinician-reported provision of three elements of care (assessment, brief advice and referral) for three health risk behaviors (tobacco smoking, insufficient fruit and/or vegetable consumption and insufficient physical activity) was assessed, with associations with client characteristics examined. Results: Provision was highest for tobacco smoking assessment (90% client reported, 87% clinician reported) and brief advice (79% client reported, 80% clinician reported) and lowest for fruit and vegetable consumption (assessment 23%, brief advice 25%). Few clients reported being offered a referral (<. 10%). Assessment of physical activity and brief advice for all behaviors was higher for clients residing in rural/remote areas. Conclusion: Assessment and brief advice were provided to the majority of clients for smoking, but sub-optimally for the other behaviors. Further investigation of barriers to the provision of preventive care within substance use treatment settings is required, particularly for referral to ongoing support.

DOI 10.1016/j.jsat.2016.05.006
Co-authors Adrian Dunlop, Jenny Bowman, Kate Bartlem, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Slattery C, Freund M, Gillham K, Knight J, Wolfenden L, Bisquera A, Wiggers J, 'Increasing smoking cessation care across a network of hospitals: an implementation study.', Implement Sci, 11 28 (2016)
DOI 10.1186/s13012-016-0390-x
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2016 Daly JB, Mackenzie LJ, Freund M, Wolfenden L, Roseby R, Wiggers JH, 'Interventions by Health care professionals who provide routine child health care to reduce tobacco smoke exposure in children a review and meta-Analysis', JAMA Pediatrics, 170 138-147 (2016)

Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.IMPORTANCE Reducing child exposure to tobacco smoke is a public health priority. Guidelines recommend that health ... [more]

Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.IMPORTANCE Reducing child exposure to tobacco smoke is a public health priority. Guidelines recommend that health care professionals in child health settings should address tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) in children. OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of interventions delivered by health care professionals who provide routine child health care in reducing TSE in children. DATA SOURCES A secondary analysis of 57 trials included in a 2014 Cochrane review and a subsequent extended searchwas performed. Controlled trials (published through June 2015) of interventions that focused on reducing child TSE, with no restrictions placed on who delivered the interventions,were identified. Secondary data extractionwas performed in August 2015. STUDY SELECTION Controlled trials of routine child health care delivered by health care professionals (physicians, nurses, medical assistants, health educators, and dieticians) that addressed the outcomes of interest (TSE reduction in children and parental smoking behaviors) were eligible for inclusion in this review and meta-Analysis. DATA EXTRACTION AND SYNTHESIS Study details and quality characteristicswere independently extracted by 2 authors. If outcome measures were sufficiently similar, meta-Analysis was performed using the random-effects model by DerSimonian and Laird. Otherwise, the results were described narratively. MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES The primary outcome measurewas reduction in child TSE. Secondary outcomes of interest were parental smoking cessation, parental smoking reduction, and maternal postpartum smoking relapse prevention. RESULTS Sixteen studiesmet the selection criteria. Narrative analysis of the 6 trials that measured child TSE indicated no intervention effects relative to comparison groups. Similarly, meta-Analysis of 9 trials that measured parental smoking cessation demonstrated no overall intervention effect (n = 6399) (risk ratio 1.05; 95%CI, 0.74-1.50; P = .78). Meta-Analysis of the 3 trials that measured maternal postpartum smoking relapse prevention demonstrated a significant overall intervention effect (n = 1293) (risk ratio 1.53; 95%CI, 1.10-2.14; P = .01). High levels of study heterogeneity likely resulted from variability in outcome measures, length of follow up, intervention strategies, and unknown intervention fidelity. CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE Interventions delivered by health care professionals who provide routine child health care may be effective in preventing maternal smoking relapse. Further research is required to improve the effectiveness of such interventions in reducing child TSE and increasing parental smoking cessation. The findings of this meta-Analysis have policy and practice implications relating to interventions by routine pediatric health care professionals that aim to reduce child exposure to tobacco smoke.

DOI 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.3342
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Lisa Mackenzie, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Yoong SL, Jones J, Marshall J, Wiggers J, Seward K, Finch M, et al., 'A theory-based evaluation of a dissemination intervention to improve childcare cooks' intentions to implement nutritional guidelines on their menus', Implementation Science, 11 (2016)

© 2016 Yoong et al.Background: Childcare services represent a key setting to implement nutritional interventions to support the development of healthy eating behaviours in young ... [more]

© 2016 Yoong et al.Background: Childcare services represent a key setting to implement nutritional interventions to support the development of healthy eating behaviours in young children. Childcare-specific nutritional guidelines outlining recommendations for provision of food in care have been developed. Despite this, research suggests that few childcare services currently implement these guidelines. This study aimed to examine the impact of providing printed educational materials on childcare service cooks' intentions to use nutritional guidelines and provide fruit and vegetables on their menu. Findings: A randomised controlled trial was conducted with 77 childcare services (38 control and 39 intervention). Intervention service cooks were mailed a two-page educational material together with a menu planning checklist. Intervention development and evaluation was guided by the theory of planned behaviour. Outcome data assessing intentions to use nutritional guidelines and serves of fruit and vegetables provided on menus (primary outcomes) as well as secondary outcomes (attitudes, behavioural regulation and social norms) were collected via a telephone interview with cooks. Relative to the comparison group, cooks in the intervention arm had significantly higher intentions to use the guidelines (p value 0.0005), accompanied by significant changes in perceived behavioural control (p value 0.0008) and attitudes (p value 0.0071). No significant difference in serves of fruit (p value 0.7278) and vegetables (p value 0.0573) was observed. Conclusions: The use of educational materials can improve childcare service cooks' intentions to use nutritional guidelines; however, as a standalone strategy, it may not improve provision of food on menus.

DOI 10.1186/s13012-016-0474-7
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Daly JB, Freund M, Burrows S, Considine R, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, 'A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of a Brief Child Health Nurse Intervention to Reduce Infant Secondhand Smoke Exposure.', Matern Child Health J, (2016)
DOI 10.1007/s10995-016-2099-5
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2016 Yoong SL, Dodds P, Hure A, Clinton-Mcharg T, Skelton E, Wiggers J, Wolfenden L, 'Healthier options do not reduce total energy of parent intended fast food purchases for their young children: A randomised controlled trial', Nutrition and Dietetics, 73 146-152 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Dietitians Association of Australia.Aim: This study aimed to assess the impact of including healthier options on fast food restaurant menus on total energy of parent-repor... [more]

© 2015 Dietitians Association of Australia.Aim: This study aimed to assess the impact of including healthier options on fast food restaurant menus on total energy of parent-reported intended purchases and frequency to eat at fast food outlets for young children. Methods: Parents from an existing health survey cohort were approached to participate. They were eligible to participate if they resided in the Hunter region in NSW, could understand English and had a child aged between 3 and 12 years. Parents were randomised using a random number function embedded in the computer assisted telephone interview software, to receive one of two hypothetical fast food menus: one with healthier options and the other without healthier options (standard menu). After receiving these menus, participants completed a second telephone survey. Parents reported intended food purchases for their nominated child and intended number of visits to the fast food outlet with the hypothetical menu. Results: There was no significant difference in total energy of parent-reported intended purchases for their child, between the standard menu with (n = 101) and without (n = 113) healthier options (P = 0.60). There was also no difference in the frequency of intending to eat at the fast food restaurant between the two groups (P = 0.80). Conclusions: The provision of healthier options in itself may not reduce the total energy of intended purchases of parents for young children at fast food restaurants.

DOI 10.1111/1747-0080.12204
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Alexis Hure, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Serene Yoong
2016 O'Brien KM, Williams A, Wiggers J, Wolfenden L, Yoong S, Campbell E, et al., 'Effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle intervention for low back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee: protocol and statistical analysis plan for two randomised controlled trials.', Braz J Phys Ther, 20 477-489 (2016)
DOI 10.1590/bjpt-rbf.2014.0189
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden, Christopher M Williams, John Attia, Christopher Oldmeadow
2016 Dray J, Bowman J, Freund M, Campbell E, Hodder RK, Lecathelinais C, Wiggers J, 'Mental health problems in a regional population of Australian adolescents: association with socio-demographic characteristics.', Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health, 10 32 (2016)
DOI 10.1186/s13034-016-0120-9
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Julia Dray Uon
2016 McElwaine KM, Freund M, Campbell EM, Slattery C, Wye PM, Lecathelinais C, et al., 'Corrigendum to "Clinician assessment, advice and referral for multiple health risk behaviours: Prevalence and predictors of delivery by primary health care nurses and allied health professionals" [Patient Educ. Couns. 94 (2014) 193-201].', Patient Educ Couns, 99 1749 (2016)
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2016.06.026
Co-authors Kate Bartlem
2016 Paul C, Tzelepis F, Bisquera A, Noble N, Wiggers J, 'Just how high-risk are ongoing smokers? Exploring clusters of health risk behaviours among current and ex-smokers.', Prev Med, 93 70-75 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.09.021
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2016 Gilligan C, Wolfenden L, Foxcroft DR, Kingsland M, Williams AJ, Hodder RK, et al., 'Family-based prevention programs for alcohol use in young people', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 (2016)

© 2016 The Cochrane Collaboration.This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the effectiveness of universal, selective a... [more]

© 2016 The Cochrane Collaboration.This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the effectiveness of universal, selective and indicated family-based prevention programs in preventing alcohol use, or problem drinking, in school-aged children (up to 18 years of age). Specifically, on these outcomes, the review aims: To assess the effectiveness of universal family-based prevention programs for all children up to 18 years ('universal interventions'). To assess the effectiveness of selective family-based prevention programs for children up to 18 years at elevated risk of alcohol use or problem drinking ('selective interventions'). To assess the effectiveness of indicated family-based prevention programs for children up to 18 years currently consuming alcohol ('indicated interventions').

DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD012287
Co-authors Conor Gilligan, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Hollis JL, Sutherland R, Campbell L, Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, Nathan N, et al., 'Effects of a 'school-based' physical activity intervention on adiposity in adolescents from economically disadvantaged communities: secondary outcomes of the 'Physical Activity 4 Everyone' RCT.', Int J Obes (Lond), 40 1486-1493 (2016)
DOI 10.1038/ijo.2016.107
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, David Lubans, Jenna Hollis, Philip Morgan, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Yoong SL, Chai LK, Williams CM, Wiggers J, Finch M, Wolfenden L, 'Systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions targeting sleep and their impact on child body mass index, diet, and physical activity', Obesity, 24 1140-1147 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 The Obesity Society.Objective This review aimed to examine the impact of interventions involving an explicit sleep component on child body mass index (BMI), diet, and phys... [more]

© 2016 The Obesity Society.Objective This review aimed to examine the impact of interventions involving an explicit sleep component on child body mass index (BMI), diet, and physical activity. Methods A systematic search was undertaken in six databases to identify randomized controlled trials examining the impact of interventions with a sleep component on child BMI, dietary intake, and/or physical activity. A random effects meta-analysis was conducted assessing the impact of included interventions on child BMI. Results Of the eight included trials, three enforced a sleep protocol and five targeted sleep as part of multicomponent behavioral interventions either exclusively or together with nutrition and physical activity. Meta-analysis of three studies found that multicomponent behavioral interventions involving a sleep component were not significantly effective in changing child BMI (n = 360,-0.04 kg/m2 [-0.18, 0.11], I2 = 0%); however, only one study included in the meta-analysis successfully changed sleep duration in children. There were some reported improvements to adolescent diet, and only one trial examined the impact on child physical activity, where a significant effect was observed. Conclusions Findings from the included studies suggest that where improvements in child sleep duration were achieved, a positive impact on child BMI, nutrition, and physical activity was also observed.

DOI 10.1002/oby.21459
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Li K Chai, Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Wiggers JH, Hacker A, Kingsland M, Lecathelinais C, Tindall J, Bowman JA, Wolfenden L, 'Facilitating police recording of the alcohol-related characteristics of assault incidents: A stepped wedge implementation trial', Drug and Alcohol Review, 35 30-39 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.Introduction and Aims: Enforcement of liquor licensing laws is limited by inadequate police information system... [more]

© 2016 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.Introduction and Aims: Enforcement of liquor licensing laws is limited by inadequate police information systems. This study aimed to: (i) determine the effectiveness of an intervention in facilitating police recording of the alcohol consumption characteristics of people involved in assaults; and (ii) describe such characteristics by geographic area and setting of alcohol consumption.Design and Methods: A stepped wedge trial was conducted across New South Wales, Australia. An intervention to facilitate police recording of alcohol consumption information for people involved in incidents was implemented. For people involved in an assault the proportion for which alcohol consumption information was recorded was assessed. The proportion of assaults that were alcohol related, the proportions of people that consumed alcohol prior to the assault, were intoxicated, and had consumed alcohol in various settings, are described.Results: Post-intervention, alcohol consumption information was recorded for 85-100% of people involved in an assault incident. The proportion of incidents recorded as alcohol-related increased significantly (26-44.5%; P<0.0001). The proportion of assaults classified as alcohol related was significantly greater in regional/rural areas (50-47%) than in metropolitan areas (38%). More people in metropolitan areas (54%) consumed alcohol on licensed premises prior to an assault than in regional/rural areas (39-42%), with approximately 70% of persons intoxicated regardless of setting of alcohol consumption. Twenty percent of premises accounted for 60% of assaults linked to licensed premises.Discussion and Conclusions: The intervention was effective in enhancing the recording of alcohol-related information for assault incidents. Such information could enhance targeted policing of liquor licensing laws. [Wiggers JH, Hacker A, Kingsland M, Lecathelinais C, Tindall J, Bowman JA, Wolfenden L. Facilitating police recording of the alcohol-related characteristics of assault incidents: A stepped wedge implementation trial. Drug Alcohol Rev 2015;00:000-000].

DOI 10.1111/dar.12330
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2016 Yoong SL, Finch M, Nathan N, Wiggers J, Lecathelinais C, Jones J, et al., 'A longitudinal study assessing childcare services' adoption of obesity prevention policies and practices.', J Paediatr Child Health, 52 765-770 (2016)
DOI 10.1111/jpc.13252
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Nathan N, Yoong SL, Sutherland R, Reilly K, Delaney T, Janssen L, et al., 'Effectiveness of a multicomponent intervention to enhance implementation of a healthy canteen policy in Australian primary schools: a randomised controlled trial.', Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 13 106 (2016)
DOI 10.1186/s12966-016-0431-5
Co-authors Li K Chai, Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Tindall J, Groombridge D, Wiggers J, Gillham K, Palmer D, Clinton-Mcharg T, et al., 'Alcohol-related crime in city entertainment precincts: Public perception and experience of alcohol-related crime and support for strategies to reduce such crime', Drug and Alcohol Review, 35 263-272 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.Introduction and Aims: Bars, pubs and taverns in cities are often concentrated in entertainment precincts that... [more]

© 2016 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.Introduction and Aims: Bars, pubs and taverns in cities are often concentrated in entertainment precincts that are associated with higher rates of alcohol-related crime. This study assessed public perception and experiences of such crime in two city entertainment precincts, and support for alcohol-related crime reduction strategies. Design and Methods: A cross-sectional household telephone survey in two Australian regions assessed: perception and experiences of crime; support for crime reduction strategies; and differences in such perceptions and support. Results: Six hundred ninety-four people completed the survey (32%). Most agreed that alcohol was a problem in their entertainment precinct (90%) with violence the most common alcohol-related problem reported (97%). Almost all crime reduction strategies were supported by more than 50% of participants, including visitors to the entertainment precincts, with the latter being slightly less likely to support earlier closing and restrictions on premises density. Participants in one region were more likely to support earlier closing and lock-out times. Those at-risk of acute alcohol harm were less likely to support more restrictive policies. Discussion and Conclusions: High levels of community concern and support for alcohol harm-reduction strategies, including restrictive strategies, provide policy makers with a basis for implementing evidence-based strategies to reduce such harms in city entertainment precincts.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12314
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2016 Wolfenden L, Jones J, Williams CM, Finch M, Wyse RJ, Kingsland M, et al., 'Strategies to improve the implementation of healthy eating, physical activity and obesity prevention policies, practices or programmes within childcare services.', Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 10 CD011779 (2016)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD011779.pub2
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Flora Tzelepis, Serene Yoong, Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Tynan RJ, Considine R, Wiggers J, Lewin TJ, James C, Inder K, et al., 'Alcohol consumption in the Australian coal mining industry.', Occup Environ Med, (2016)
DOI 10.1136/oemed-2016-103602
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Kerry Inder, Amanda Baker, Brian Kelly
2016 Miller P, Droste N, de Groot F, Palmer D, Tindall J, Busija L, et al., 'Correlates and motives of pre-drinking with intoxication and harm around licensed venues in two cities', Drug and Alcohol Review, 35 177-186 (2016)

© 2016 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.Introduction and Aims: The study investigates the prevalence of pre-drinking culture in the night-time economy... [more]

© 2016 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.Introduction and Aims: The study investigates the prevalence of pre-drinking culture in the night-time economy (NTE) and its impact upon intoxication and alcohol-related harm and violence experienced by patrons. Design and Methods: Cross-sectional surveys were conducted in and around licensed venues in Newcastle (NSW) and Geelong (Victoria) during peak trading hours (typically 9pm-1am). Participants completed a five minute structured interview which targeted: demographics, past and planned movements on the survey night, safety/experience of harm, and patron intoxication. 3949 people agreed to be interviewed, a response rate of 90.7%. Around half (54.9%) of interviewees were male and mean age was 24.4 years (SD=5.8). Results: 66.8% of participants reported pre-drinking prior to attending licensed venues. On a 1-10 scale measuring self-rated intoxication, pre-drinkers scored significantly higher compared to non pre-drinkers (P<0.001). Compared to non-pre-drinkers, patrons who had consumed 6-10 standard pre-drinks were 1.5 times more likely to be involved in a violent incident in the past 12 months (OR=1.50, 95%CI 1.03-2.19, P=0.037) increasing to 1.8 times more likely for patrons who had 11-15 drinks (OR=1.80, 95%CI 1.04-3.11 P=.036). Pre-drinking was also associated with both self-rated and observer-rated intoxication, as well as increased probability of illicit drug use. Amongst pre-drinkers, price was the most commonly reported motive for pre-drinking (51.8%). Discussion and Conclusions: 'Pre-drinking' was normal behaviour in the current sample and contributes significantly to the burden of harm and intoxication in the NTE. Price disparity between packaged vs. venue liquor is a key motivator for pre-drinking. [Miller P, Droste N, de Groot F, Palmer D, Tindall J, Busija L, Hyder S, Gilham K, Wiggers J. Correlates and motives of pre-drinking with intoxication and harm around licensed venues in two cities.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12274
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2016 Sutherland R, Campbell E, Lubans DR, Morgan PJ, Okely AD, Nathan N, et al., 'Physical education in secondary schools located in low-income communities: Physical activity levels, lesson context and teacher interaction', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19 135-141 (2016) [C1]

© 2014.Objectives: Physical education (PE) plays an important role in contributing to students' physical activity (PA); however, moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) within PE is lower... [more]

© 2014.Objectives: Physical education (PE) plays an important role in contributing to students' physical activity (PA); however, moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) within PE is lower than recommended. Little is known about the PA levels of students from disadvantaged schools within PE. This study aimed to describe: (i) the PA levels of students from disadvantaged secondary schools during PE lessons, (ii) the lesson context and teacher interactions occurring during PE, and (iii) the associations between teacher, school or PE lesson characteristics with student physical activity levels in PE. Design: Cross-sectional study of 100 Grade 7 PE lessons across 10 secondary schools. Methods: System for observing fitness instruction time (SOFIT) was used to assess student PA, lesson context, and teacher interaction. Teacher and school characteristics were collected via survey. Mean proportion of lesson time was used to describe PA, lesson context and teacher interaction. Associations between each outcome variable and each characteristic were examined using 2-sample t-tests, ANOVAs and linear regression. Results: Thirty-nine percent of PE lesson was spent in MVPA, and less than 10% spent in VA. Lessons in schools in urban areas included significantly more MVPA than rural areas (P = 0.04). Male teachers and more experienced teachers conducted lessons with significantly more VA than female and less experienced teachers (P = 0.04 and 0.02). MVPA was also higher in lessons conducted by more experienced teachers. Conclusions: PA during PE lessons within disadvantaged secondary schools is below international recommendations. Male teachers, more experienced teachers and schools in urban regions teach more active lessons.

DOI 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.12.003
Co-authors Philip Morgan, David Lubans
2016 Sutherland R, Campbell E, Lubans DR, Morgan PJ, Okely AD, Nathan N, et al., ''Physical activity 4 everyone' school-based intervention to prevent decline in adolescent physical activity levels: 12 month (mid-intervention) report on a cluster randomised trial', British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50 488-495 (2016) [C1]

Background: Adolescence is a recognised period of physical activity decline, particularly among low-income communities. We report the 12-month (midpoint) effects of a 2-year multi... [more]

Background: Adolescence is a recognised period of physical activity decline, particularly among low-income communities. We report the 12-month (midpoint) effects of a 2-year multicomponent physical activity intervention implemented in disadvantaged secondary schools. Methods: A cluster randomised trial was undertaken in 10 secondary schools located in disadvantaged areas in New South Wales, Australia. Students in Grade 7 were recruited, with follow-up in Grade 8. The intervention was guided by socioecological theory and included seven physical activity strategies, and six implementation adoption strategies. The primary outcome was mean minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per day assessed using Actigraph GT3X accelerometers. Outcome data were analysed using repeated measures linear mixed models. Results: At baseline, 1150 (93%) students participated in the data collection (mean age 12 years, 48% boys) and 1050 (79%) students participated at 12-month follow-up. By the 12-month follow-up, the six implementation adoption strategies had been used to support schools to deliver four of the seven physical activity elements. There was a significant group-by-time interaction for mean minutes of MVPA per day in favour of the intervention group (adjusted difference between groups at follow-up=3.85 min, 95% CI (0.79 to 6.91), p=0.01), including significantly more vigorous physical activity (2.45 min, p=0.01), equating to 27 min more MVPA per week. Summary: At 12-month follow-up, the intervention had reduced the decline in physical activity among adolescents from disadvantaged schools. The intervention may assist students to meet physical activity guidelines.

DOI 10.1136/bjsports-2014-094523
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jenna Hollis, Luke Wolfenden, David Lubans, Philip Morgan
2015 Jones J, Wyse R, Finch M, Lecathelinais C, Wiggers J, Marshall J, et al., 'Effectiveness of an intervention to facilitate the implementation of healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in childcare services: a randomised controlled trial', IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, 10 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s13012-015-0340-z
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Jenna Hollis
2015 Wolfenden L, Ziersch A, Robinson P, Lowe J, Wiggers J, 'Reducing research waste and improving research impact', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39 303-304 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12467
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Dray J, Bowman J, Wolfenden L, Campbell E, Freund M, Hodder R, Wiggers J, 'Systematic review of universal resilience interventions targeting child and adolescent mental health in the school setting: Review protocol', Systematic Reviews, (2015) [C3]

© 2015 Dray et al. Background: The mental health of children and adolescents is a key area of health concern internationally. Previous empirical studies suggest that resilience m... [more]

© 2015 Dray et al. Background: The mental health of children and adolescents is a key area of health concern internationally. Previous empirical studies suggest that resilience may act as a protective mechanism towards the development of mental health problems. Resilience refers to the ability to employ a collection of protective factors to return to or maintain positive mental health following disadvantage or adversity. Schools represent a potential setting within which protective factors of all children and adolescents may be fostered through resilience-focussed interventions. Despite this potential, limited research has investigated the effectiveness of universal school-based resilience-focussed interventions on mental health outcomes in children and adolescents. The objective of the present review is to assess the effects of universal school-based resilience-focussed interventions, relative to a comparison group, on mental health outcomes in children and adolescents. Methods/design: Eligible studies will be randomised (including cluster-randomised) controlled trials of universal interventions explicitly described as resilience-focussed or comprising strategies to strengthen a minimum of three internal protective factors, targeting children aged 5 to 18 years, implemented within schools, and reporting a mental health outcome. Screening for studies will be conducted across six electronic databases: MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), Excerpta Medica database (EMBASE), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL). Two reviewers will retrieve eligible articles, assess risk of bias, and extract data. Where studies are sufficiently homogenous and reported outcomes are amenable for pooled synthesis, meta-analysis will be performed. Narrative description will be used to synthesise trial outcome data where data cannot be combined or heterogeneity exists. Discussion: This review will aid in building an evidence base for the effectiveness of universal school-based resilience-focussed interventions and in doing so provide an opportunity to better inform the development of interventions to potentially prevent mental health problems in child and adolescent populations. Systematic review registration: PROSPERO CRD42015025908

DOI 10.1186/s13643-015-0172-6
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Julia Dray Uon, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2015 Rowland BC, Wolfenden L, Dodds P, Kingsland M, Gillham KE, Wiggers JH, 'The impact of a hypothetical designated driver program on intended alcohol-related behavior: an RCT', HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL, 30 7-15 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/heapro/dau075
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Stockings EAL, Bowman JA, Bartlem KM, Mcelwaine KM, Baker AL, Terry M, et al., 'Implementation of a smoke-free policy in an inpatient psychiatric facility: Patient-reported adherence, support, and receipt of nicotine-dependence treatment', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24 342-349 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.The implementation of smoke-free policies in inpatient psychiatric facilities, including patient adherence, mental health nu... [more]

© 2015 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.The implementation of smoke-free policies in inpatient psychiatric facilities, including patient adherence, mental health nursing staff support, and provision of nicotine-dependence treatment to patients, has been reported to be poor. The extent to which the quality of smoke-free policy implementation is associated with patient views of a policy is unknown. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 181 patients (53.6%, n = 97 smokers; and 46.4%, n = 84 non-smokers) in an Australian inpatient psychiatric facility with a total smoke-free policy. Smokers' adherence to the policy was poor (83.5% smoked). Only half (53.6%) perceived staff to be supportive of the policy. Most smokers used nicotine-replacement therapy (75.3%); although few received optimal nicotine-dependence treatment (19.6%). Overall, 45.9% of patients viewed the smoke-free policy in the unit as positive (29.9% smokers; 64.3% non-smokers). For smokers, adhering to the ban, perceiving staff to be supportive, and reporting that the nicotine-replacement therapy reduced cravings to smoke were associated with a more positive view towards the smoke-free policy. These findings support the importance of patient adherence, mental health nursing staff support, and adequate provision of nicotine-dependence treatment in strengthening smoke-free policy implementation in inpatient psychiatric settings.

DOI 10.1111/inm.12128
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Kim Colyvas, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman, Kate Bartlem
2015 Yoong SL, Hall A, Williams CM, Skelton E, Oldmeadow C, Wiggers J, et al., 'Alignment of systematic reviews published in the Cochrane database of systematic reviews and the database of abstracts and reviews of effectiveness with global burden-of-disease data: A bibliographic analysis', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 69 708-714 (2015) [C1]

Background: Systematic reviews of high-quality evidence are used to inform policy and practice. To improve community health, the production of such reviews should align with burde... [more]

Background: Systematic reviews of high-quality evidence are used to inform policy and practice. To improve community health, the production of such reviews should align with burden of disease. This study aims to assess if the volume of research output from systematic reviews proportionally aligns with burden of disease assessed using percentages of mortality and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). Methods: A cross-sectional audit of reviews published between January 2012 and August 2013 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) and Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) was undertaken. Percentages of mortality and DALYs were obtained from the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study. Standardised residual differences (SRD) based on percentages of mortality and DALYs were calculated, where conditions with SRD of more than or less than three were considered overstudied or understudied, respectively. Results: 1029 reviews from CDSR and 1928 reviews from DARE were examined. There was a significant correlation between percentage DALYs and systematic reviews published in CDSR and DARE databases (CDSR: r=0.68, p=0.001; DARE: r=0.60, p<0.001). There was no significant correlation between percentage mortality and number of systematic reviews published in either database (CDSR: r=0.34, p=0.14; DARE: r=0.22, p=0.34). Relative to percentage of mortality, mental and behavioural disorders, musculoskeletal conditions and other non-communicable diseases were overstudied. Maternal disorders were overstudied relative to percentages of mortality and DALYs in CDSR. Conclusions: The focus of systematic reviews is moderately correlated with DALYs. A number of conditions may be overstudied relative to percentage of mortality particularly in the context of health and medical reviews.

DOI 10.1136/jech-2014-205389
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden, Christopher Oldmeadow, Serene Yoong, Alix Hall
2015 Finch M, Yoong SL, Thomson RJ, Seward K, Cooney M, Jones J, et al., 'A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of an implementation intervention to increase healthy eating and physical activity-promoting policies, and practices in centre-based childcare services: Study protocol', BMJ Open, 5 (2015) [C3]

© 2015, BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved.Background: Promotion of healthy eating and physical activity in early childhood is recommended as a global chronic disease prev... [more]

© 2015, BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved.Background: Promotion of healthy eating and physical activity in early childhood is recommended as a global chronic disease prevention strategy. Centre-based childcare services represent a promising setting to provide children with opportunities to improve healthy eating and physical activity. Evidence to inform implementation of childcare obesity prevention guidelines into routine practice in childcare, however, is lacking. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of an intervention, delivered to childcare staff, aiming to increasing service implementation of healthy eating and physical activity-promoting policies and practices. Methods and analysis: A pragmatic parallel group randomised controlled trial will be undertaken with 165 childcare services in the Hunter New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Services will be randomised to receive either a 10-month evidence-based performance review intervention with other resources to support practice change, or to a waitlist control group. The primary trial outcome is the proportion of services implementing all of the following recommended healthy eating and physical activity promoting practices: written nutrition, physical activity and small screen recreation policies; providing information to families regarding healthy eating (including breastfeeding), physical activity and small screen time; providing twice weekly healthy eating learning experiences to children; providing water and only plain milk to children; providing fundamental movement skills activities for children every day; and limiting and using electronic screen time more for educational purposes and learning experiences. Effectiveness will be assessed using a telephone interview of practice implementation with childcare staff at baseline and 12 months following baseline. Ethics and dissemination: The study was approved by the Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee and the University of Newcastle Human Research Ethics Committee. Study findings will be disseminated widely through peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. Trial registration number: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12614000972628.

DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006706
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Serene Yoong
2015 Wolfenden L, Kingsland M, Rowland BC, Dodds P, Gillham K, Yoong SL, et al., 'Improving availability, promotion and purchase of fruit and vegetable and non sugar-sweetened drink products at community sporting clubs: A randomised trial', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12 (2015) [C1]

© Wolfenden et al.Background: Amateur sporting clubs represent an attractive setting for health promotion. This study assesses the impact of a multi-component intervention on the... [more]

© Wolfenden et al.Background: Amateur sporting clubs represent an attractive setting for health promotion. This study assesses the impact of a multi-component intervention on the availability, promotion and purchase of fruit and vegetable and non sugar -sweetened drink products from community sporting club canteens. We also assessed the impact the intervention on sporting club revenue from the sale of food and beverages. Method: A repeat cross-sectional, parallel group, cluster randomized controlled trial was undertaken with amateur community football clubs in New South Wales, Australia. The intervention was conducted over 2.5 winter sporting seasons and sought to improve the availability and promotion of fruit and vegetables and non sugar-sweetened drinks in sporting club canteens. Trial outcomes were assessed via telephone surveys of sporting club representatives and members. Results: Eighty five sporting clubs and 1143 club members participated in the study. Relative to the control group, at follow-up, clubs allocated to the intervention were significantly more likely to have fruit and vegetable products available at the club canteen (OR = 5.13; 95% CI 1.70-15.38), were more likely to promote fruit and vegetable selection using reduced pricing and meal deals (OR = 34.48; 95% CI 4.18-250.00) and members of intervention clubs were more likely to report purchase of fruit and vegetable (OR = 2.58 95% CI; 1.08-6.18) and non sugar -sweetened drink (OR = 1.56; 95% CI 1.09-2.25) products. There was no significant difference between groups in the annual club revenue from food and non-alcoholic beverage sales. Conclusion: The findings demonstrate that the intervention can improve the nutrition environment of sporting clubs and the purchasing behaviour of members. Trial registration: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12609000224224.

DOI 10.1186/s12966-015-0193-5
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Serene Yoong
2015 Rowland BC, Wolfenden L, Gillham K, Kingsland M, Richardson B, Wiggers J, 'Is alcohol and community sport a good mix? Alcohol management, consumption and social capital in community sports clubs', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39 210-215 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Public Health Association of Australia.Objective: Community sports clubs provide an important contribution to the health and wellbeing of individuals and the community; ho... [more]

© 2014 Public Health Association of Australia.Objective: Community sports clubs provide an important contribution to the health and wellbeing of individuals and the community; however, they have also been associated with risky alcohol consumption. This study assessed whether a club's alcohol management strategies were related to risky alcohol consumption by members and levels of social capital, as measured in terms of participation in and perceived safety of the club. Method: A total of 723 sports club members from 33 community football clubs in New South Wales, Australia, completed a computer assisted telephone interview (CATI) and a management representative from each club also completed a CATI. The club representative reported on the club's implementation of 11 alcohol management practices, while club members reported their alcohol consumption and perceived levels of safety at the club and participation in the club. Results: A structural equation model identified having the bar open for more than four hours; having alcohol promotions; and serving intoxicated patrons were associated with increased risky alcohol consumption while at the club; which in turn was associated with lower levels of perceived club safety and member participation. Conclusion and implications: The positive contribution of community sports clubs to the community may be diminished by specific inadequate alcohol management practices. Changing alcohol management practices can reduce alcohol consumption, and possibly increase perceived aspects of social capital, such as safety and participation.

DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12280
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Paul C, Wolfenden L, Tzelepis F, Yoong S, Bowman J, Wye P, et al., 'Nicotine replacement therapy as a smoking cessation aid among disadvantaged smokers: What answers do we need?', Drug and Alcohol Review, (2015)

© 2015 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.In Australia and New Zealand, population groups who experience social disadvantage smoke at much higher rates ... [more]

© 2015 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.In Australia and New Zealand, population groups who experience social disadvantage smoke at much higher rates than the general population. As there are limited data specific to these groups regarding the success of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation, this commentary will provide an overview of the relevant international literature supplemented with observational data relevant to the policy contexts in Australia and New Zealand.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12362
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Flora Tzelepis, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden, Chris Paul
2015 Kingsland M, Wolfenden L, Tindall J, Rowland B, Sidey M, Mcelduff P, Wiggers JH, 'Improving the implementation of responsible alcohol management practices by community sporting clubs: A randomised controlled trial', Drug and Alcohol Review, 34 447-457 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/dar.12252
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Kingsland M, Wolfenden L, Tindall J, Rowland BC, Lecathelinais C, Gillham KE, et al., 'Tackling risky alcohol consumption in sport: A cluster randomised controlled trial of an alcohol management intervention with community football clubs', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, (2015) [C1]

Background An increased prevalence of risky alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm has been reported for members of sporting groups and at sporting venues compared with non-... [more]

Background An increased prevalence of risky alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm has been reported for members of sporting groups and at sporting venues compared with non-sporting populations. While sports clubs and venues represent opportune settings to implement strategies to reduce such risks, no controlled trials have been reported. The purpose of the study was to examine the effectiveness of an alcohol management intervention in reducing risky alcohol consumption and the risk of alcohol-related harm among community football club members. Method A cluster randomised controlled trial of an alcohol management intervention was undertaken with non-elite, community football clubs and their members in New South Wales, Australia. Risky alcohol consumption (5+ drinks) at the club and risk of alcohol-related harm using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) were measured at baseline and postintervention. Results Eighty-eight clubs participated in the trial (n=43, Intervention; n=45, Control) and separate cross-sectional samples of club members completed the baseline (N=1411) and postintervention (N=1143) surveys. Postintervention, a significantly lower proportion of intervention club members reported: risky alcohol consumption at the club (Intervention: 19%; Control: 24%; OR: 0.63 (95% CI 0.40 to 1.00); p=0.05); risk of alcohol-related harm (Intervention: 38%; Control: 45%; OR: 0.58 (95% CI 0.38 to 0.87); p<0.01); alcohol consumption risk (Intervention: 47%; Control: 55%; OR: 0.60 (95% CI 0.41 to 0.87); p<0.01) and possible alcohol dependence (Intervention: 1%; Control: 4%; OR: 0.20 (95% CI 0.06 to 0.65); p<0.01). Conclusions With large numbers of people worldwide playing, watching and sports officiating, enhancing club-based alcohol management interventions could make a substantial contribution to reducing the burden of alcohol misuse in communities.

DOI 10.1136/jech-2014-204984
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Wolfenden L, Finch M, Nathan N, Weaver N, Wiggers J, Yoong SL, et al., 'Factors associated with early childhood education and care service implementation of healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in Australia: a cross-sectional study', Translational Behavioral Medicine, 5 327-334 (2015) [C1]

© 2015, Society of Behavioral Medicine.Many early childhood education and care (ECEC) services fail to implement recommended policies and practices supportive of healthy eating a... [more]

© 2015, Society of Behavioral Medicine.Many early childhood education and care (ECEC) services fail to implement recommended policies and practices supportive of healthy eating and physical activity. The purpose of this study was to assess whether certain theoretically-based factors are associated with implementation of healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in a sample of ECEC services. A cross-sectional survey was conducted with Service Managers of ECEC services. The survey assessed the operational characteristics, policy, and practice implementation, and 13 factors were suggested by Damschroder¿s Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to impede or promote implementation. Logistic regression analyses found a significant association between implementation factor score and full implementation (OR 1.38; 95% CI 1.18¿1.61; p = <0.01), indicating that for every one point increase in implementation score, ECEC services were 38¿% more likely to be fully implementing the policies and practices. The findings highlight the opportunities for improving implementation of obesity prevention interventions in this setting by developing interventions that address such factors.

DOI 10.1007/s13142-015-0319-y
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse, Natasha Weaver
2015 Wolfenden L, Yoong SL, Wiggers J, 'Local implementation of obesity policy', The Lancet, 386 1039 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00141-5
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden
2015 Williams C, Nathan N, Wyse R, yoong S, delaney T, Wiggers JH, et al., 'Strategies for enhancing the implementation of school-based policies or practices targeting risk factors for chronic disease (protocol)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (2015)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD011677
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden
2015 O'Hara BJ, Eggins D, Phongsavan P, Milat AJ, Bauman AE, Wiggers J, 'Piloting proactive marketing to recruit disadvantaged adults to a community-wide obesity prevention program.', Public health research & practice, 25 e2521521 (2015) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wiggers J, Kypri K, Bonevski B, McElduff P, et al., 'Targeting multiple health risk behaviours among vocational education students using electronic feedback and online and telephone support: Protocol for a cluster randomised trial Health behavior, health promotion and society', BMC Public Health, 15 (2015) [C3]

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

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

DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1898-8
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Luke Wolfenden, Chris Paul, Billie Bonevski, Kypros Kypri, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Marita Lynagh
2015 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Knight J, Duncan SL, McElduff P, Wiggers J, 'Improving the continuity of smoking cessation care delivered by quitline services', Patient Education and Counseling, 98 1643-1648 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.Objectives: This study identified smokers' intended use of new quitline features aimed at improving smoking cessation such as having the same quitline... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.Objectives: This study identified smokers' intended use of new quitline features aimed at improving smoking cessation such as having the same quitline advisor for each call, longer-term telephone counselling and provision of additional cessation treatments. Methods: Smokers who had previously used quitline counselling completed a computer-assisted telephone interview examining intended use of potential quitline enhancements. Results: The majority of smokers (61.1%) thought their chances of quitting would have increased a lot/moderately if they had the same quitline advisor for each call. Most smokers reported likely use of longer-term quitline telephone support after a failed (58.3%) or successful (60%) quit attempt. Smokers were likely to use quitline support long-term (mean = 9.9 months). Most smokers would be likely to use free or subsidised nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) (74.9%) if offered by quitlines. Younger smokers had greater odds of being likely to use text messages, whereas less educated smokers had greater odds of being likely to use free or subsidised NRT. Conclusions: Smokers appear interested in quitlines offering longer-term telephone support, increased continuity of care and additional effective quitting strategies. Practice implications: Quitlines could adopt a stepped care model that involves increasingly intensive treatments and extended telephone counselling delivered by the same quitline advisor.

DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2015.07.004
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2015 Nathan N, Wolfenden L, Williams CM, Yoong SL, Lecathelinais C, Bell AC, et al., 'Adoption of obesity prevention policies and practices by Australian primary schools: 2006 to 2013', HEALTH EDUCATION RESEARCH, 30 262-271 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/her/cyu068
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Rebecca Wyse, Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden
2015 Yoong SL, Nathan NK, Wyse RJ, Preece SJ, Williams CM, Sutherland RL, et al., 'Assessment of the School Nutrition Environment: A Study in Australian Primary School Canteens', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 49 215-222 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 American Journal of Preventive Medicine.Introduction Schools represent a valuable setting for interventions to improve children's diets, as they offer structured opportuni... [more]

© 2015 American Journal of Preventive Medicine.Introduction Schools represent a valuable setting for interventions to improve children's diets, as they offer structured opportunities for ongoing intervention. Modifications to the school food environment can increase purchasing of healthier foods and improve children's diets. This study examines the availability of healthy food and drinks, implementation of pricing and promotion strategies in Australian primary school canteens, and whether these varied by school characteristics. Methods In 2012 and 2013, canteen managers of primary schools in the Hunter New England region of New South Wales reported via telephone interview the pricing and promotion strategies implemented in their canteens to encourage healthier food and drink purchases. A standardized audit of canteen menus was performed to assess the availability of healthy options. Data were analyzed in 2014. Results Overall, 203 (79%) canteen managers completed the telephone interview and 170 provided menus. Twenty-nine percent of schools had menus that primarily consisted of healthier food and drinks, and 11% did not sell unhealthy foods. Less than half reported including only healthy foods in meal deals (25%), labeling menus (43%), and having a comprehensive canteen policy (22%). A significantly larger proportion of schools in high socioeconomic areas (OR=3.0) and large schools (OR=4.4) had primarily healthy options on their menus. School size and being a Government school were significantly associated with implementation of some pricing and promotion strategies. Conclusions There is a need to monitor canteen environments to inform policy development and research. Future implementation research to improve the food environments of disadvantaged schools in particular is warranted.

DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.02.002
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Rebecca Wyse, Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden
2015 Rowland B, Tindall J, Wolfenden L, Gillham K, Ramsden R, Wiggers J, 'Alcohol management practices in community football clubs: Association with risky drinking at the club and overall hazardous alcohol consumption', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 34 438-446 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/dar.12210
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Nathan N, Wolfenden L, Rose B, Robertson K, Wiggers J, 'Benefits of policy support of a healthy eating initiative in schools', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39 94-95 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12321
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Gwynn J, Lock M, Turner N, Dennison R, Coleman C, Kelly B, Wiggers J, 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community governance of health research: Turning principles into practice', Australian Journal of Rural Health, (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/ajr.12182
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Mark Lock, Josephine Gwynn, Brian Kelly
2015 Bartlem K, Bowman J, Freund M, Wye P, Lecathelinais C, McElwaine K, et al., 'Acceptability and receipt of preventive care for chronic-disease health risk behaviors reported by clients of community mental health services', Psychiatric Services, 66 857-864 (2015) [C1]

Objective: Compared with the general population, people with a mental illness have a greater prevalence of behaviors that contribute to higher chronic disease rates. Mental health... [more]

Objective: Compared with the general population, people with a mental illness have a greater prevalence of behaviors that contribute to higher chronic disease rates. Mental health clinical guidelines recommend preventive care to address such behaviors; however, little information is available about whether clients consider preventive care acceptable or about the prevalence of such care in mental health services. This article describes acceptability and receipt of assessment, advice, and referral for smoking, inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption, harmful alcohol consumption, and physical inactivity, as reported by community mental health service clients. The association between preventive care, diagnosis, and number of clinical appointments was examined. Methods: A cross-sectional telephone interview was conducted with clients (N=558) of community mental health services in Australia. Results: Although preventive care was highly acceptable to clients (86%297%), receipt of preventive care was low. Client receipt of risk assessment ranged from 26% (assessment of fruit or vegetable intake) to 76% (assessment of alcohol consumption). The proportion of clients at risk of and assessed for unhealthy behavior who then received brief advice ranged from 69% (fruit or vegetable intake) to 85% (physical activity), whereas only 38% (alcohol consumption) to 49% (smoking) received any referral. A greater number of mental health appointments were associated with higher prevalence of preventive care, as were diagnoses of diabetes or respiratory conditions and not having a schizophrenia diagnosis. Conclusions: Practice change strategies are required to increase the delivery of routine preventive care within mental health services if clients are to benefit from clinical guidelines.

DOI 10.1176/appi.ps.201400360
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Kate Bartlem, Luke Wolfenden
2015 Bartlem KM, Bowman JA, Bailey JM, Freund M, Wye PM, Lecathelinais C, et al., 'Chronic disease health risk behaviours amongst people with a mental illness', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49 731-741 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.Objective: Amongst people with a mental illness, modifiable health risk behaviours contribute substantially t... [more]

© 2015 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.Objective: Amongst people with a mental illness, modifiable health risk behaviours contribute substantially to increased chronic disease morbidity and mortality. This study examined the prevalence of and interest in changing such behaviours amongst community mental health service clients in Australia. Method: A telephone interview was undertaken with Australian community mental health service clients. Participants reported engagement in four health risk behaviours: tobacco smoking, fruit and vegetable consumption, alcohol consumption, and physical activity. Participants were classified as at risk based upon Australian national guidelines. At-risk participants were asked whether they were considering improving their health risk behaviour within the next month. The association between psychiatric diagnosis and risk, and interest in improving health risk behaviours was examined. Results: Risk prevalence was highest for inadequate vegetable consumption (78.3%), followed by inadequate fruit consumption (60%), smoking (50.7%), physical inactivity (46.8%), short-term alcohol risk (40.3%) and chronic alcohol risk (35.3%). A majority of at-risk participants were considering improving their health risk behaviour for smoking, physical inactivity and inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption (65.1%, 71.1%, and 53.3%, respectively). After adjusting for demographic factors, no diagnostic categories were associated with risk for any behaviour. Those with a diagnosis of depression were more likely to be interested in quitting smoking and increasing physical activity. Conclusions: Regardless of diagnosis, a high prevalence of chronic disease health risk behaviours was identified, with many participants expressing an interest in improving these behaviours. Such findings reinforce recommendations that preventive care addressing the chronic disease risks of clients be provided routinely by mental health clinicians. Trial Registration: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) ACTRN12613000693729. URL: www.anzctr.org.au/

DOI 10.1177/0004867415569798
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Kate Bartlem
2015 Wolfenden L, Kingsland M, Rowland BC, Dodds P, Gillham K, Yoong SL, et al., 'Improving availability, promotion and purchase of fruit and vegetable and non sugar-sweetened drink products at community sporting clubs: a randomised trial.', The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, 12 35 (2015)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Serene Yoong
2015 Colin Bell A, Finch M, Wolfenden L, Fitzgerald M, Morgan PJ, Jones J, et al., 'Child physical activity levels and associations with modifiable characteristics in centre-based childcare', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39 232-236 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Public Health Association of Australia.Objective: To describe children's physical activity levels during childcare and associations with modifiable characteristics. Method... [more]

© 2015 Public Health Association of Australia.Objective: To describe children's physical activity levels during childcare and associations with modifiable characteristics. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 328 preschool children (43% girls; age 3-5 years) and 145 staff from 20 long day care centres in the Hunter Region of NSW, Australia. Pedometers assessed child physical activity levels. Centre characteristics and staff attitudes and behaviours towards children's physical activity were assessed using surveys, interviews and observational audit. Results were analysed using descriptive statistics and linear regression. Results: Over the measurement period, average step count of children was 15.8 (SD=6.8) steps/minute. Four-year-olds had the highest step counts (16.4, SD=7.1, p=0.03) with no differences by sex. Step counts were significantly higher in centres that had a written physical activity policy (+3.8 steps/minute, p=0.03) and where staff led structured physical activity (+3.7 steps/minute, p<0.001) and joined in active play (+2.9 steps/minute, p=0.06). Conclusions: Written physical activity policy, structured staff-led physical activity and staff joining in active play were associated with higher levels of physical activity. Implications: Childcare physical activity interventions should consider including strategies to encourage written physical activity policies and support structured staff led physical activities.

DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12314
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Philip Morgan
2015 Colin Bell A, Davies L, Finch M, Wolfenden L, Francis JL, Sutherland R, Wiggers J, 'An implementation intervention to encourage healthy eating in centre-based child-care services: Impact of the Good for Kids Good for Life programme', Public Health Nutrition, 18 1610-1619 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/S1368980013003364
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Williams CM, Nathan N, Delaney T, Yoong SL, Wiggers J, Preece S, et al., 'CAFÉ: A multicomponent audit and feedback intervention to improve implementation of healthy food policy in primary school canteens: Protocol of a randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, 5 (2015) [C1]

Introduction: A number of jurisdictions internationally have policies requiring schools to implement healthy canteens. However, many schools have not implemented such policies. On... [more]

Introduction: A number of jurisdictions internationally have policies requiring schools to implement healthy canteens. However, many schools have not implemented such policies. One reason for this isthat current support interventions cannot feasibly be delivered to large numbers of schools. A promising solution to support population-wide implementation of healthy canteen practices is audit and feedback. The effectiveness of this strategy has, however, not previously been assessed in school canteens. This study aims to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an audit and feedback intervention, delivered by telephone and email, in increasing the number of school canteens that have menus complying with a government healthy-canteen policy. Methods and analysis: Seventy-two schools, across the Hunter New England Local Health District in New South Wales Australia, will be randomised to receive the multicomponent audit and feedback implementation intervention or usual support. The intervention will consist of between two and four canteen menu audits over 12 months. Each menu audit will be followed by two modes of feedback: a written feedback report and a verbal feedback/support via telephone. Primary outcomes, assessed by dieticians blind to group status and as recommended by the Fresh Tastes @ School policy, are: (1) the proportion of schools with a canteen menu containing foods or beverages restricted for sale, and; (2) the proportion of schools that have a menu which contains more than 50% of foods classified as healthy canteen items. Secondary outcomes are: the proportion of menu items in each category ('red', 'amber' and 'green'), canteen profitability and cost-effectiveness. Ethics and dissemination: Ethical approval has been obtained by from the Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee and the University of Newcastle Human Research Ethics Committee. The findings will be disseminated in usual forums, including peer-reviewed publication and conference presentations.

DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006969
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Serene Yoong, Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden
2015 Miller P, Droste N, Martino F, Palmer D, Tindall J, Gillham K, Wiggers J, 'Illicit drug use and experience of harm in the night-time economy', JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE USE, 20 274-281 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/14659891.2014.911974
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2015 Yoong SL, Williams CM, Finch M, Wyse R, Jones J, Freund M, et al., 'Childcare service centers' preferences and intentions to use a web-based program to implement healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices:a cross-sectional study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17 (2015) [C1]

Background: Overweight and obesity is a significant public health problem that impacts a large number of children globally. Supporting childcare centers to deliver healthy eating ... [more]

Background: Overweight and obesity is a significant public health problem that impacts a large number of children globally. Supporting childcare centers to deliver healthy eating and physical activity-promoting policies and practices is a recommended strategy for obesity prevention, given that such services provide access to a substantial proportion of children during a key developmental period. Electronic Web-based interventions represent a novel way to support childcare service providers to implement such policies and practices. Objective: This study aimed to assess: (1) childcare centers' current use of technology, (2) factors associated with intention to use electronic Web-based interventions, and (3) Web-based features that managers rated as useful to support staff with implementing healthy eating and physical activity-promoting policies and practices. Methods: A computer-Assisted telephone interview (CATI) was conducted with service managers from long day care centers and preschools. The CATI assessed the following: (1) childcare center characteristics, (2) childcare centers' use of electronic devices, (3) intention to use a hypothetical electronic Web-based program-Assessed using the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) with ratings between 1 (strongly disagree) and 7 (strongly agree), and (4) features rated as useful to include in a Web-based program. Results: Overall, 214 service centers out of 277 (77.3%) consented to participate. All service centers except 2 reported using computers (212/214, 99.1%), whereas 40.2% (86/214) used portable tablets. A total of 71.9% (151/210) of childcare service managers reported a score of 6 or more for intention to use a hypothetical electronic Web-based program. In a multivariable logistic regression analysis, intention to use the program was significantly associated with perceived ease of use (P=.002, odds ratio [OR] 3.9, 95% CI 1.6-9.2) and perceived usefulness (P<.001, OR 28,95% CI 8.0-95.2). Features reported by service managers as useful or very useful for a Web-based program included decision-support tools to support staff with menu planning (117/129, 90.7%), links to relevant resources (212/212, 100%), updated information on guidelines (208/212, 98.1%), and feedback regarding childcare center performance in relation to other childcare centers (212/212, 100%). Conclusions: Childcare service managers reported high intention to use a Web-based program and identified several useful features to support staff to implement healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices. Further descriptive and intervention research examining the development and use of such a program to support childcare centers with the implementation of healthy eating and physical activity-promoting policies and practices is warranted.

DOI 10.2196/jmir.3639
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden, Serene Yoong
2014 Yoong SLI, Wolfenden L, Clinton-McHarg T, Waters E, Pettman TL, Steele E, Wiggers J, 'Exploring the pragmatic and explanatory study design on outcomes of systematic reviews of public health interventions: a case study on obesity prevention trials', Journal of public health (Oxford, England), 36 170-176 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1093/pubmed/fdu006
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden
2014 Metse AP, Bowman JA, Wye P, Stockings E, Adams M, Clancy R, et al., 'Evaluating the efficacy of an integrated smoking cessation intervention for mental health patients: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.', Trials, 15 266 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1745-6215-15-266
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2014 Dray J, Bowman J, Freund M, Campbell E, Wolfenden L, Hodder RK, Wiggers J, 'Improving adolescent mental health and resilience through a resilience-based intervention in schools: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.', Trials, 15 289 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1745-6215-15-289
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Julia Dray Uon, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2014 Dodds P, Wyse R, Jones J, Wolfenden L, Lecathelinais C, Williams A, et al., 'Validity of a measure to assess healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in Australian childcare services', BMC Public Health, 14 (2014) [C1]

Childcare services represent a valuable obesity prevention opportunity, providing access to a large portion of children at a vital point in their development. Few rigorously valid... [more]

Childcare services represent a valuable obesity prevention opportunity, providing access to a large portion of children at a vital point in their development. Few rigorously validated measures exist to measure healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in this setting, and no such measures exist that are specific to the childcare setting in Australia. Methods. This was a cross sectional study, comparing two measures (pen and paper survey and observation) of healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in childcare services. Research assistants attended consenting childcare services (n = 42) across the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia and observed practices for one day. Nominated Supervisors and Room Leaders of the service also completed a pen and paper survey during the day of observation. Kappa statistics and proportion agreement were calculated for a total of 43 items relating to healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices. Results: Agreement ranged from 38%-100%. Fifty one percent of items showed agreement of greater than or equal to 80%. Items assessing the frequency with which staff joined in active play with children reported the lowest percent agreement, while items assessing availability of beverages such as juice, milk and cordial, as well as the provision of foods such as popcorn, pretzels and sweet biscuits, reported the highest percent agreement. Kappa scores ranged from -0.06 (poor agreement) to 1 (perfect agreement). Of the 43 items assessed, 27 were found to have moderate or greater agreement. Conclusions: The study found that Nominated Supervisors and Room Leaders were able to accurately report on a number of healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices. Items assessing healthy eating practices tended to have higher kappa scores than those assessing physical activity related policies or practices. The tool represents a useful instrument for public health researchers and policy makers working in this setting. © 2014Dodds et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-572
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse
2014 Farrell L, Lloyd B, Matthews R, Bravo A, Wiggers J, Rissel C, 'Applying a performance monitoring framework to increase reach and adoption of children's healthy eating and physical activity programs.', Public Health Res Pract, 25 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.17061/phrp2511408
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Wolfenden L, Nathan N, Williams CM, Delaney T, Reilly KL, Freund M, et al., 'A randomised controlled trial of an intervention to increase the implementation of a healthy canteen policy in Australian primary schools: study protocol.', Implement Sci, 9 147 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/s13012-014-0147-3
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Rebecca Wyse, Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden
2014 Wolfenden L, Wyse R, Campbell E, Brennan L, Campbell KJ, Fletcher A, et al., 'Randomized controlled trial of a telephone-based intervention for child fruit and vegetable intake: Long-term follow-up', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 99 543-550 (2014) [C1]

Background: Telephone-based interventions can be effective in increasing child fruit and vegetable intake in the short term (<6 mo). The long-term efficacy of such interventions, ... [more]

Background: Telephone-based interventions can be effective in increasing child fruit and vegetable intake in the short term (<6 mo). The long-term efficacy of such interventions, however, is unknown. Objectives: The primary aim of this study was to determine whether the short-term (<6 mo) impact of a telephone-based intervention on children's fruit and vegetable intake was sustained over a longer term. A secondary aim of the study was to assess the long-term impact of the intervention on the intake of foods high in fat, salt, or sugar (noncore foods). Design: The study used a cluster randomized controlled trial design. Parents were recruited from Australian preschools between February and August 2010 and allocated to receive an intervention consisting of print materials and 4 telephone-counseling calls delivered over 1 mo or to a print information-only control group. The primary endpoint for the trial was the 18-mo postbaseline follow-up. Linear regression models were used to assess between-group differences in child consumption of fruit and vegetables and noncore foods by subscales of the Children's Dietary Questionnaire. Results: Fruit and vegetable subscale scores were significantly higher, indicating greater child fruit and vegetable intake, among children in the intervention group at the 12-mo (16.77 compared with 14.89; P < 0.01) but not the 18-mo (15.98 compared with 16.82; P = 0.14) follow-up. There were no significant differences between groups at either of the follow-up periods in the noncore food subscale score. Conclusion: Further research to identify effective maintenance strategies is required to maximize the benefits of telephone-based interventions on child diet. This trial was registered at http://www.anzctr.org. au/ as ACTRN12609000820202. © 2014 American Society for Nutrition.

DOI 10.3945/ajcn.113.071738
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden
2014 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Prochaska JJ, Baker AL, Clancy R, Knight J, et al., 'The impact of a smoke-free psychiatric hospitalization on patient smoking outcomes: A systematic review', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48 617-633 (2014) [C1]

Objective: Smoke-free policies have been introduced in inpatient psychiatric facilities in most developed nations. Such a period of supported abstinence during hospitalization may... [more]

Objective: Smoke-free policies have been introduced in inpatient psychiatric facilities in most developed nations. Such a period of supported abstinence during hospitalization may impact smoking behaviours post discharge, yet little quantitative evidence exists. The aim of this review was to provide the first synthesis of the research evidence examining the impact of a smoke-free psychiatric hospitalization on patients smoking-related behaviours, motivation, and beliefs. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of electronic databases PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and EMBASE from inception to June 2013. Studies were included if they were conducted in an inpatient psychiatric facility with a smokefree policy and if they examined any change in patients smoking-related behaviours, motivation, or beliefs either during admission, post discharge, or both. Risk of bias was assessed using the Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias Tool. Results: Fourteen studies were included in the review. Of the four studies that assessed change in smoking from admission to post discharge, two indicated a significant decline in cigarette consumption up to 3 months post discharge. Positive changes in motivation to quit and beliefs about quitting ability were identified in two studies. One study reported an increase in the rate of quit attempts and one reported a decline in nicotine dependence levels. Conclusions: A smoke-free psychiatric hospitalization may have © The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2014.

DOI 10.1177/0004867414533835
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker, Richard Clancy
2014 Finch M, Wolfenden L, Morgan PJ, Freund M, Jones J, Wiggers J, 'A cluster randomized trial of a multi-level intervention, delivered by service staff, to increase physical activity of children attending center-based childcare', PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 58 9-16 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.10.004
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Philip Morgan
2014 Ward BM, Buykx P, Munro G, Hausdorf K, Wiggers J, 'Review of policies and guidelines concerning adults' alcohol consumption and promotion in Australian government schools', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 25 125-128 (2014) [C3]

© Australian Health Promotion Association 2014.Issue addressed: Schools are recognised as important settings for promoting student and community wellbeing through education, poli... [more]

© Australian Health Promotion Association 2014.Issue addressed: Schools are recognised as important settings for promoting student and community wellbeing through education, policies and the modelling of behaviour. Recently, there has been controversy regarding the promotion and use of alcohol by adults at school events. The aim of this study was to examine the policy approach of all Australian jurisdictions to the possession and use of alcohol, by adults, at government school events when students are present. Methods: A desktop review of Australian governments' alcohol in schools policy/guidelines documents was undertaken. Results: Eighteen documents across eight jurisdictions were retrieved. There were inconsistencies between jurisdictions and lack of policy clarity regarding the promotion and/or use of alcohol by adults at events organised by schools for recreation, celebration and fundraising purposes. Discussion and conclusions: Clarity is needed about the role of alcohol in Australian schools, particularly in relation to its use of alcohol when there is a duty of care to children. The possession and/or use of alcohol by adults at school events may contribute to the pervasive role of drinking in Australian social life. So what?: Clear and evidence-based guidelines are needed to inform school policies across all jurisdictions as to whether, when and under which circumstances it is appropriate for schools to promote and/or supply alcohol. This would also strengthen the ability of school principals and communities to make appropriate evidence-based decisions that focus on the interests of children.

DOI 10.1071/HE14011
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2014 Dodds P, Wolfenden L, Chapman K, Wellard L, Hughes C, Wiggers J, 'The effect of energy and traffic light labelling on parent and child fast food selection: a randomised controlled trial', APPETITE, 73 23-30 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2013.10.013
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2014 McElwaine KM, Freund M, Campbell EM, Slattery C, Wye PM, Lecathelinais C, et al., 'Clinician assessment, advice and referral for multiple health risk behaviors: Prevalence and predictors of delivery by primary health care nurses and allied health professionals', PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING, 94 193-201 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2013.10.017
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Kate Bartlem
2014 Bartlem KM, Bowman JA, Freund M, Wye PM, McElwaine KM, Wolfenden L, et al., 'Care provision to prevent chronic disease by community mental health clinicians', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 47 762-770 (2014) [C1]

© 2014 American Journal of Preventive Medicine.Background People with a mental illness have higher prevalence of behavioral risks for chronic disease than the general population.... [more]

© 2014 American Journal of Preventive Medicine.Background People with a mental illness have higher prevalence of behavioral risks for chronic disease than the general population. Despite recommendations regarding the provision of preventive care by mental health services, limited research has examined the extent to which such care is provided.Purpose To examine mental health clinician provision of care for preventable chronic disease risks, and whether such care was associated with the availability of practice support strategies.Methods A cross-sectional survey was undertaken of 151 community mental health clinicians in New South Wales, Australia regarding the provision of three elements of preventive care (i.e., assessment, brief advice, and referral/follow-up) for four health risk behaviors (i.e., tobacco smoking, inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption, harmful alcohol consumption, and inadequate physical activity). Clinicians reported the availability of 16 strategies to support such care delivery. Data were collected in 2010 and analyzed in 2012-2013.Results Preventive care provision varied by both care element and risk behavior. Optimal care (each care element provided to at least 80% of clients for all health behaviors) was provided by few clinicians: assessment (8.6%), brief advice (24.5%), and referral/follow-up (9.9%). Less than half of clinicians reported more than four support strategies were available (44.4%). The availability of five or more strategies was associated with increased optimal preventive care.Conclusions The provision of preventive care focused on chronic disease prevention in community mental health services is suboptimal. Interventions to increase the routine provision of such care should involve increasing the availability of evidence-based strategies to support care provision.

DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.08.003
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Kate Bartlem, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2014 McElwaine KM, Freund M, Campbell EM, Knight J, Bowman JA, Wolfenden L, et al., 'Increasing preventive care by primary care nursing and allied health clinicians a non-randomized controlled trial', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 47 424-434 (2014) [C1]

© 2014 American Journal of Preventive Medicine.Background: Although primary care nurse and allied health clinician consultations represent key opportunities for the provision of ... [more]

© 2014 American Journal of Preventive Medicine.Background: Although primary care nurse and allied health clinician consultations represent key opportunities for the provision of preventive care, it is provided suboptimally. Purpose: To assess the effectiveness of a practice change intervention in increasing primary care nursing and allied health clinician provision of preventive care for four health risks. Design: Two-group (intervention versus control), non-randomized controlled study assessing the effectiveness of the intervention in increasing clinician provision of preventive care. Setting/participants: Randomly selected clients from 17 primary healthcare facilities participated in telephone surveys that assessed their receipt of preventive care prior to (September 2009-2010, n=876) and following intervention (October 2011-2012, n=1,113). Intervention: The intervention involved local leadership and consensus processes, electronic medical record system modification, educational meetings and outreach, provision of practice change resources and support, and performance monitoring and feedback. Main outcome measures: The primary outcome was differential change in client-reported receipt of three elements of preventive care (assessment, brief advice, referral/follow-up) for each of four behavioral risks individually (smoking, inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption, alcohol overconsumption, physical inactivity) and combined. Logistic regression assessed intervention effectiveness. Results: Analyses conducted in 2013 indicated significant improvements in preventive care delivery in the intervention compared to the control group from baseline to follow-up for assessment of fruit and vegetable consumption (+23.8% vs -1.5%); physical activity (+11.1% vs -0.3%); all four risks combined (+16.9% vs -1.0%) and for brief advice for inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption (+19.3% vs -2.0%); alcohol overconsumption (+14.5% vs -8.9%); and all four risks combined (+14.3% vs +2.2%). The intervention was ineffective in increasing the provision of the remaining forms of preventive care. Conclusions: The intervention's impact on the provision of preventive care varied by both care element and risk type. Further intervention is required to increase the consistent provision of preventive care, particularly referral/follow-up.

DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.06.018
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Kate Bartlem, Jenny Bowman
2014 Miller P, Curtis A, Droste N, Palmer D, Busija L, Tindall J, et al., 'Changes in injury-related hospital emergency department presentations associated with the imposition of regulatory versus voluntary licensing conditions on licensed venues in two cities', Drug and Alcohol Review, (2014) [C1]

Introduction and Aims: Regulatory and collaborative intervention strategies have been developed to reduce the harms associated with alcohol consumption on licensed venues around t... [more]

Introduction and Aims: Regulatory and collaborative intervention strategies have been developed to reduce the harms associated with alcohol consumption on licensed venues around the world, but there remains little research evidence regarding their comparative effectiveness. This paper describes concurrent changes in the number of night-time injury-related hospital emergency department presentations in two cities that implemented either a collaborative voluntary approach to reducing harms associated with licensed premises (Geelong) or a regulatory approach (Newcastle). Design and Methods: This paper reports findings from Dealing with Alcohol-Related problems in the Night-Time Economy project. Data were drawn from injury-specific International Classification of Disease, 10th Revision codes for injuries (S and T codes) presenting during high-alcohol risk times (midnight-5.59am, Saturday and Sunday mornings) at the emergency departments in Geelong Hospital and Newcastle (John Hunter Hospital and the Calvary Mater Hospital), before and after the introduction of licensing conditions between the years of 2005 and 2011. Time-series, seasonal autoregressive integrated moving average analyses were conducted on the data obtained from patients' medical records. Results: Significant reductions in injury-related presentations during high-alcohol risk times were found for Newcastle since the imposition of regulatory licensing conditions (244 attendances per year, P=0.025). None of the interventions deployed in Geelong (e.g. identification scanners, police operations, radio networks or closed-circuit television) were associated with reductions in emergency department presentations. Discussion and Conclusions: The data suggest that mandatory interventions based on trading hours restrictions were associated with reduced emergency department injury presentations in high-alcohol hours than voluntary interventions. © 2014 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12118
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2014 Stockings EAL, Bowman JA, Baker AL, Terry M, Clancy R, Wye PM, et al., 'Impact of a postdischarge smoking cessation intervention for smokers admitted to an inpatient psychiatric facility: A randomized controlled trial', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 16 1417-1428 (2014) [C1]

© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. All rights reserved.Introduction: Persons with a mental dis... [more]

© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. All rights reserved.Introduction: Persons with a mental disorder smoke at higher rates and suffer disproportionate tobacco-related burden compared with the general population. The aim of this study was to determine if a smoking cessation intervention initiated during a psychiatric hospitalization and continued postdischarge was effective in reducing smoking behaviors among persons with a mental disorder. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was conducted at an Australian inpatient psychiatric facility. Participants were 205 patient smokers allocated to a treatment as usual control (n = 101) or a smoking cessation intervention (n = 104) incorporating psychosocial and pharmacological support for 4 months postdischarge. Follow-up assessments were conducted at 1 week, 2, 4, and 6 months postdischarge and included abstinence from cigarettes, quit attempts, daily cigarette consumption, and nicotine dependence. Results: Rates of continuous and 7-day point prevalence abstinence did not differ between treatment conditions at the 6-month follow-up; however, point prevalence abstinence was significantly higher for intervention (11.5%) compared with control (2%) participants at 4 months (OR = 6.46, p = .01). Participants in the intervention condition reported significantly more quit attempts (F[1, 202.5] = 15.23, p = .0001), lower daily cigarette consumption (F[4, 586] = 6.5, p < .001), and lower levels of nicotine dependence (F[3, 406] = 8.5, p < .0001) compared with controls at all follow-up assessments. Conclusions: Postdischarge cessation support was effective in encouraging quit attempts and reducing cigarette consumption up to 6 months postdischarge. Additional support strategies are required to facilitate longer-term cessation benefits for smokers with a mental disorder.

DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntu097
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Kim Colyvas, Richard Clancy, Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker
2014 Munro G, Buykx P, Ward B, Rae J, Wiggers J, 'Adult drinking in Australian schools', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38 205-208 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12178
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2014 Williams CM, Williams A, O¿Brien K, Wolfenden L, Wiggers J, 'Preventative care strategies for common risk factors of chronic disease and musculoskeletal pain in patients waiting for specialist consultation', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 8 115-115 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.orcp.2014.10.207
2014 Williams CM, Nathan N, Wolfenden L, Wiggers J, Yoong S, Delaney T, Wyse R, 'Design and evaluation of a multi-component audit and feedback intervention for implementation of healthy food policy in school canteens', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 8 115-116 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.orcp.2014.10.208
2014 Wolfenden L, Wiggers J, 'Strengthening the rigour of population-wide, community-based obesity prevention evaluations', Public Health Nutrition, 17 407-421 (2014) [C1]

Abstract Objective The aim of the present study was to review the methodological literature regarding evaluation methods for complex public health interventions broadly and, based... [more]

Abstract Objective The aim of the present study was to review the methodological literature regarding evaluation methods for complex public health interventions broadly and, based on such methods, to critically reflect on the evaluation of contemporary community-based obesity prevention programmes. Design A systematic review of the methods and community-based literature was performed by one reviewer. Results The review identified that there is considerable scope to improve the rigour of community-based obesity prevention programmes through: prospective trial registration; the use of more rigorous research designs, particularly where routine databases including an objective measure of adiposity are available; implementing strategies to quantify and reduce the risk of selective non-participation bias; the development and use of validated instruments to assess intervention impacts; reporting of intervention process and context information; and more comprehensive analyses of trial outcomes. Conclusions To maximise the quality and utility of community-based obesity prevention evaluations, programme implementers and evaluators need to carefully examine the strengths and pitfalls of evaluation decisions and seek to maximise evaluation rigour in the context of political, resource and practical constraints. © The Authors 2012.

DOI 10.1017/S1368980012004958
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2014 Wellard L, Chapman K, Wolfenden L, Dodds P, Hughes C, Wiggers J, 'Who is responsible for selecting children's fast food meals, and what impact does this have on energy content of the selected meals?', Nutrition and Dietetics, 71 172-177 (2014) [C1]

© 2014 Dietitians Association of Australia.Aim: The present study aimed to: (i) document the role of parents in children's fast food meal selection; (ii) determine whether parent... [more]

© 2014 Dietitians Association of Australia.Aim: The present study aimed to: (i) document the role of parents in children's fast food meal selection; (ii) determine whether parental demographics, weight status or fast food consumption frequency were associated with who selects children's fast food meals; and (iii) determine whether the total energy content of children's meals selected from a hypothetical fast food menu was associated with selection responsibility. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 477 parents of children aged 3-12 years in New South Wales, Australia, was conducted. Participants completed two computer-assisted telephone interviews. The first collected demographic and anthropometric data including height and weight. Participants were subsequently mailed a hypothetical fast food menu. The second interview asked who was responsible for selecting their children's fast food meals, and what items would be chosen. Energy content of the selections was examined. Results: Most parents (60%) stated that they shared meal selection responsibility with their children. Parents with higher education levels (P < 0.01) or younger children (P < 0.01) were more likely to take responsibility for meal selection. When parents stated that children were responsible, they chose fast food meals with significantly higher energy content than when responsibility was shared (P < 0.01). Conclusions: The present study shows that parents are influential in children's fast food intake. Parents should be encouraged to play an active role in assisting children to make healthier fast food choices, to reduce the impact of high-energy meals on their overall diets.

DOI 10.1111/1747-0080.12106
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2014 Bell AC, Campbell E, Francis JL, Wiggers J, 'Encouraging general practitioners to complete the four-year-old Healthy Kids Check and provide healthy eating and physical activity messages.', Aust N Z J Public Health, 38 253-257 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12201
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Wye P, Gow LB, Constable J, Bowman J, Lawn S, Wiggers J, 'Observation of the extent of smoking in a mental health inpatient facility with a smoke-free policy.', BMC Psychiatry, 14 94 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-244X-14-94
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2014 Jones J, Wolfenden L, Wyse R, Finch M, Yoong SL, Dodds P, et al., 'A randomised controlled trial of an intervention to facilitate the implementation of healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in childcare services.', BMJ Open, 4 e005312 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005312
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden, Serene Yoong
2014 Hodder RK, Freund M, Wolfenden L, Bowman J, Gillham K, Dray J, Wiggers J, 'Systematic review of universal school-based resilience interventions targeting adolescent tobacco, alcohol or illicit drug use: review protocol.', BMJ Open, 4 e004718 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004718
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Julia Dray Uon, Luke Wolfenden
2013 Bowman J, Fletcher A, Wiggers J, Anderson AE, McElwaine K, Bartlem K, et al., 'Psychologists and Smoking Cessation Intervention: Unrealised Potential', Journal of Smoking Cessation, 8 76-84 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/jsc.2013.24
Co-authors Amy Anderson, Jenny Bowman, Kate Bartlem
2013 Stockings E, Bowman J, McElwaine K, Baker A, Terry M, Clancy R, et al., 'Readiness to quit smoking and quit attempts among Australian mental health inpatients.', Nicotine Tob Res, 15 942-949 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/ntr/nts206
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Kate Bartlem, Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker
2013 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Knight J, Wiggers J, 'Who enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of quitline support? Comparison of participants versus nonparticipants.', Nicotine Tob Res, 15 2107-2113 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntt114
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2013 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Wiggers J, Duncan SL, Knight J, 'Predictors of abstinence among smokers recruited actively to quitline support', ADDICTION, 108 181-185 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03998.x
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis
2013 Anderson AE, Bowman JA, Knight J, Wye PM, Terry M, Grimshaw S, Wiggers JH, 'Smoking cessation care provision and support procedures in Australian community mental health centers', Psychiatric Services, 64 707-710 (2013) [C1]

Objective: The study assessed the association of supportive clinical systems and procedures with smoking cessation care at community mental health centers. Methods: Managers (N584... [more]

Objective: The study assessed the association of supportive clinical systems and procedures with smoking cessation care at community mental health centers. Methods: Managers (N584) of community mental health centers in New South Wales, Australia, were asked to complete a survey during 2009 about smoking cessation care. Results: Of the 79 managers who responded, 56% reported that the centers assessed smoking for over 60% of clients, and 34% reported that more than 60% of clients received minimum acceptable smoking cessation care. They reported the use of guidelines and protocols (34%), the use of forms to record smoking status (65%), and the practice of always enforcing smoking bans (52%). Minimum acceptable smoking cessation care was associated with encouraging nicotine replacement therapy for staff who smoke (odds ratio [OR]59.42), using forms for recording smoking status (OR55.80), and always enforcing smoking bans (OR53.82). Conclusions: Smoking cessation care was suboptimal, and additional supportive systems and procedures are required to increase its delivery.

DOI 10.1176/appi.ps.201200213
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Amy Anderson, Jenny Bowman
2013 Sutherland R, Campbell E, Lubans DR, Morgan PJ, Okely AD, Nathan N, et al., 'A cluster randomised trial of a school-based intervention to prevent decline in adolescent physical activity levels: study protocol for the 'Physical Activity 4 Everyone' trial', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 13 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-57
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Philip Morgan, David Lubans
2013 Kingsland M, Wolfenden L, Rowland BC, Gillham KE, Kennedy VJ, Ramsden RL, et al., 'Alcohol consumption and sport: a cross-sectional study of alcohol management practices associated with at-risk alcohol consumption at community football clubs', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-762
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2013 McElwaine KM, Freund M, Campbell EM, Knight J, Bowman JA, Doherty EL, et al., 'The delivery of preventive care to clients of community health services', BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-167
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2013 Bell C, Pond N, Davies L, Francis JL, Campbell E, Wiggers J, 'Healthier choices in an Australian health service: a pre-post audit of an intervention to improve the nutritional value of foods and drinks in vending machines and food outlets', BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-492
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2013 Nathan N, Wolfenden L, Morgan PJ, Bell AC, Barker D, Wiggers J, 'Validity of a self-report survey tool measuring the nutrition and physical activity environment of primary schools', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 10 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-10-75
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Philip Morgan
2013 Bell AC, Wolfenden L, Sutherland R, Coggan L, Young K, Fitzgerald M, et al., 'Harnessing the power of advertising to prevent childhood obesity', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 10 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-10-114
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2013 Bartlem K, Bowman J, Freund M, Wye P, McElwaine K, Knight J, et al., 'Evaluating the effectiveness of a clinical practice change intervention in increasing clinician provision of preventive care in a network of community-based mental health services: a study protocol of a non-randomized, multiple baseline trial', IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, 8 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1748-5908-8-85
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Kate Bartlem, Jenny Bowman
2012 Campbell E, Campbell KJ, Wiggers JH, Brennan L, Fletcher AL, Bowman JA, et al., 'A cluster randomized controlled trial of a telephone-based parent intervention to increase preschoolers' fruit and vegetable consumption', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 96 102-110 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2012 Rowe SC, Wiggers JH, Wolfenden L, Francis JL, Freund MA, 'Evaluation of an educational policing strategy to reduce alcohol-related crime associated with licensed premises', Canadian Journal of Public Health, 103 S8-S14 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Louie JCY, Gwynn JD, Turner N, Cochrane J, Wiggers JH, Flood V, 'Dietary glycemic index and glycemic load among Indigenous and non-Indigenous children aged 10-12 years', Nutrition, 28 e14-e22 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Josephine Gwynn
2012 Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Colyvas KJ, Wye PM, Walsh RA, Bartlem KM, 'Smoking cessation among Australian methadone clients: Prevalence, characteristics and a need for action', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 507-513 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Kim Colyvas, Jenny Bowman, Kate Bartlem
2012 Wolfenden L, Bell C, Wiggers JH, Butler M, James EL, Chipperfield KM, 'Engaging parents in child obesity prevention: Support preferences of parents', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48 E4-E6 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Erica James
2012 Sawyer AL, Wolfenden L, Kennedy VJ, Kingsland M, Young KG, Tindall J, et al., 'Alcohol sponsorship of community football clubs: The current situation', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 23 70-72 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Young K, Kennedy V, Kingsland M, Sawyer A, Rowland B, Wiggers JH, Wolfenden L, 'Healthy food and beverages in senior community football club canteens in New South Wales, Australia', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 23 149-152 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Rowe SC, Wiggers JH, Kingsland M, Nicholas C, Wolfenden L, 'Alcohol consumption and intoxication among people involved in police-recorded incidents of violence and disorder in non-metropolitan New South Wales', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36 33-40 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Wolfenden L, Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Freund MA, Wiggers JH, Gillham K, 'Acceptability of proactive telephone recruitment to a telephone support service to encourage healthy eating, physical activity and weight loss', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36 295-296 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Luke Wolfenden, Chris Paul
2012 Wolfenden L, Kingsland M, Rowland B, Kennedy V, Gillham K, Wiggers JH, 'Addressing alcohol use in community sports clubs: Attitudes of club representatives', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36 93-94 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Duncan SL, Walsh RA, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, 'Increasing the reach of quitlines through active telephone recruitment: Do cold-called smokers differ from quitline callers?', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 14 1488-1493 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis
2012 Gwynn JD, Flood VM, D'Este CA, Attia JR, Turner N, Cochrane J, et al., 'Poor food and nutrient intake among Indigenous and non-Indigenous rural Australian children', BMC Pediatrics, 12 1-14 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Josephine Gwynn, John Attia
2012 Nathan NK, Wolfenden L, Bell AC, Wyse R, Morgan PJ, Butler MT, et al., 'Effectiveness of a multi-strategy intervention in increasing the implementation of vegetable and fruit breaks by Australian primary schools: A non-randomized controlled trial', BMC Public Health, 12 651 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-12-651
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse
2012 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Paul CL, Freund MA, Lecathelinais C, Wye PM, Gillham K, 'Increasing the use of preventative health services to promote healthy eating, physical activity and weight management: The acceptability and potential effectiveness of a proactive telemarketing approach', BMC Public Health, 12 953 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Chris Paul, Luke Wolfenden
2012 Hodder RK, Freund MA, Bowman JA, Wolfenden L, Campbell EM, Wye PM, et al., 'A cluster randomised trial of a school-based resilience intervention to decrease tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use in secondary school students: Study protocol', BMC Public Health, 12 1009 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2012 Finch M, Wolfenden L, Falkiner M, Edenden D, Pond N, Hardy L, et al., 'Impact of a population based intervention to increase the adoption of multiple physical activity practices in centre based childcare services: A quasi experimental, effectiveness study', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9 1-13 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Miller PG, Sonderlund AL, Coomber K, Palmer D, Tindall J, Gillham K, Wiggers JH, 'The effect of community interventions on alcohol-related assault in Geelong, Australia', The Open Criminology Journal, 5 8-15 (2012) [C1]
2012 Kingsland M, Wiggers JH, Wolfenden L, 'Interventions in sports settings to reduce alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm: A systematic review protocol', BMJ Open, 2 1-5 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2011 Heard TR, Daly JB, Bowman JA, Freund MA, Wiggers JH, 'A cross-sectional survey of the prevalence of environmental tobacco smoke preventive care provision by child health services in Australia', BMC Public Health, 11 324 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-324
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2011 Hodder RK, Daly JB, Freund MA, Bowman JA, Hazell T, Wiggers JH, 'A school-based resilience intervention to decrease tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use in high school students', BMC Public Health, 11 722 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2011 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Terry M, Clancy R, et al., 'A randomised controlled trial linking mental health inpatients to community smoking cessation supports: A study protocol', BMC Public Health, 11 570 (2011) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-570
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2011 Finch M, Wolfenden L, Morgan PJ, Freund MA, Wyse R, Wiggers JH, 'A cluster randomised trial to evaluate a physical activity intervention among 3-5 year old children attending long day care services: Study protocol', BMC Public Health, 10 534 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-10-534
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse, Philip Morgan
2011 McElwaine KM, Freund MA, Campbell EM, Knight JJ, Slattery C, Doherty E, et al., 'The effectiveness of an intervention in increasing community health clinician provision of preventive care: A study protocol of a non-randomised, multiple-baseline trial', BMC Health Services Research, 11 354 (2011) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-11-354
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2011 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Freund MA, Wolfenden L, Stockings EA, 'Treating nicotine dependence in mental health hospitals', Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis, 4 130-143 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17523281.2011.555077
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2011 Miller P, Palmer D, Droste N, Tindall J, Gillham K, Sonderlund A, et al., 'Dealing with alcohol-related problems in the night-time economy: A study protocol for mapping trends in harm and stakeholder views surrounding local community level interventions', BMC Research Notes, 4 204 (2011) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 6
2011 Kingsland M, Wolfenden L, Rowland BC, Tindall J, Gillham KE, McElduff P, et al., 'A cluster randomised controlled trial of a comprehensive accreditation intervention to reduce alcohol consumption at community sports clubs: Study protocol', BMJ Open, 1 e000328 (2011) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2011 Nathan NK, Wolfenden L, Butler M, Bell AC, Wyse R, Campbell EM, et al., 'Vegetable and fruit breaks in Australian primary schools: prevalence, attitudes, barriers and implementation strategies', Health Education Research, 26 722-731 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/her/cyr033
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden
2011 Miller P, Sonderlund A, Coomber K, Palmer D, Gillham K, Tindall J, Wiggers JH, 'Do community interventions targeting licensed venues reduce alcohol-related emergency department presentations?', Drug and Alcohol Review, 30 546-553 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2011.00337.x
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9
2011 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wiggers JH, Walsh RA, Knight JJ, Duncan SL, et al., 'A randomised controlled trial of proactive telephone counselling on cold-called smokers' cessation rates', Tobacco Control, 20 40-46 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/tc.2010.035956
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 21
Co-authors Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis
2011 Wolfenden L, Neve M, Farrell L, Lecathelinais C, Bell C, Milat A, et al., 'Physical activity policies and practices of childcare centres in Australia', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47 73-76 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01738.x
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Luke Wolfenden
2011 Wolfenden L, Stojanovski E, Wiggers JH, Gillham K, Bowman JA, Richie C, 'Demographic, smoking, and clinical characteristics associated with smoking cessation care provided to patients preparing for surgery', Journal of Addictions Nursing, 22 171-175 (2011) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Elizabeth Stojanovski, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2011 Gwynn JD, Flood VM, D'Este CA, Attia JR, Turner N, Cochrane J, Wiggers JH, 'The reliability and validity of a short FFQ among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children', Public Health Nutrition, 14 388-401 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/s1368980010001928
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9
Co-authors John Attia, Catherine Deste, Josephine Gwynn
2011 Wyse R, Wolfenden L, Campbell EM, Campbell K, Brennan L, Fletcher A, et al., 'A pilot study of a telephone-based parental intervention to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in 3-5-year-old children', Public Health Nutrition, 14 2245-2253 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse
2011 Wolfenden L, Hardy LL, Wiggers JH, Milat AJ, Bell C, Sutherland RL, 'Prevalence and socio-demographic associations of overweight and obesity among children attending child-care services in rural and regional Australia', Nutrition & Dietetics, 68 15-20 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2010.01487.x
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2010 Rowe SC, Wiggers JH, Wolfenden L, Francis JL, 'Establishments licensed to serve alcohol and their contribution to police-recorded crime in Australia: Further opportunities for harm reduction', Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71 909-916 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2010 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Carr VJ, Terry MA, et al., 'An audit of the prevalence of recorded nicotine dependence treatment in an Australian psychiatric hospital', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34 298-303 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00530.x
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2010 Gwynn JD, Hardy LL, Wiggers JH, Smith WT, D'Este CA, Turner N, et al., 'The validation of a self-report measure and physical activity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34 S57-S65 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00555.x
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Josephine Gwynn, Wayne Smith, John Attia
2010 Daly JB, Wiggers JH, Burrows S, Freund MA, 'Household smoking behaviours and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke among infants: Are current strategies effectively protecting our young?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34 269-273 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00525.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2010 Wye P, Bowman JA, Wiggers J, Baker AL, Carr V, Terry M, et al., 'Providing nicotine dependence treatment to psychiatric inpatients: the views of Australian nurse managers', Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17 319-327 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01524.x
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Richard Clancy, Jenny Bowman
2010 Johnson NA, Inder KJ, Nagle AL, Wiggers JH, 'Attendance at outpatient cardiac rehabilitation: Is it enhanced by specialist nurse referral?', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 27 31-37 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Natalie Johnson, Kerry Inder
2010 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Tursan D'Espaignet E, Bell C, 'How useful are systematic reviews of child obesity interventions?', Obesity Reviews, 11 159-165 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2009.00637.x
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2010 Wyse R, Wolfenden L, Campbell EM, Brennan L, Campbell KJ, Fletcher AL, et al., 'A cluster randomised trial of a telephone-based intervention for parents to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in their 3- to 5-year-old children: Study protocol', BMC Public Health, 10 1-12 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-10-216
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2010 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Knight JJ, Carr V, et al., 'Total smoking bans in psychiatric inpatient services: a survey of perceived benefits, barriers and support among staff', BMC Public Health, 10 372-383 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-10-372
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2009 Johnson NA, Inder KJ, Nagle AL, Wiggers JH, 'Secondary prevention among cardiac patients not referred to cardiac rehabilitation', Medical Journal of Australia, 190 161 (2009) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Kerry Inder, Natalie Johnson
2009 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, Lecathelinais LC, et al., 'Telephone recruitment into a randomized controlled trial of Quitline support', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 37 324-329 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.05.022
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2009 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Campbell EM, Knight JJ, Kerridge R, Spiegelman A, 'Providing comprehensive smoking cessation care to surgical patients: The case for computers', Drug and Alcohol Review, 28 60-65 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2008.00003.x
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2009 Freund MA, Campbell EM, Paul CL, Sakrouge R, Lecathelinais LC, Knight JJ, et al., 'Increasing hospital-wide delivery of smoking cessation care for nicotine-dependent in-patients: A multi-strategic intervention trial', Addiction, 104 839-849 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02520.x
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Chris Paul
2009 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Knight JJ, Carr VJ, et al., 'Smoking restrictions and treatment for smoking: Policies and procedures in psychiatric inpatient units in Australia', Psychiatric Services, 60 100-107 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1176/appi.ps.60.1.100
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2009 Freund MA, Campbell EM, Paul CL, Sakrouge R, McElduff P, Walsh RA, et al., 'Increasing smoking cessation care provision in hospitals: A meta-analysis of intervention effect', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11 650-662 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntp056
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Chris Paul
2009 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Wiggers JH, Duncan SL, Knight JJ, 'Active telephone recruitment to quitline services: Are nonvolunteer smokers receptive to cessation support?', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11 1205-1215 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntp125
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis
2008 Freund MA, Campbell EM, Paul CL, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, Mitchell EN, 'Provision of smoking care in NSW hospitals: Opportunities for further enhancement', NSW Public Health Bulletin, 19 50-55 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/NB07102
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Chris Paul
2008 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Campbell EM, Knight JJ, 'Pilot of a preoperative smoking cessation intervention incorporating post-discharge support from a Quitline', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 19 158-160 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2008 Eastwood K, Osbourn M, Francis L, Merritt TD, Nicholas C, Cashman P, et al., 'Improving communicable disease outbreak preparedness in residential aged care facilities using an interventional interview strategy', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 27 143-149 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2008.00299.x
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors David Durrheim
2008 Freund MA, Campbell EM, Paul CL, McElduff P, Walsh RA, Sakrouge R, et al., 'Smoking care provision in hospitals: A review of prevalence', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10 757-774 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14622200802027131
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 33
Co-authors Chris Paul
2008 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Campbell EM, Knight JJ, Kerridge R, Moore K, et al., 'Feasibility, acceptability, and cost of referring surgical patients for postdischarge cessation support from a quitline', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10 1105-1108 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14622200802097472
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2008 Wolfenden L, Campbell EM, Wiggers JH, Walsh RA, Bailey LJ, 'Helping hospital patients quit: What the evidence supports and what guidelines recommend', Preventive Medicine, 46 346-357 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2007.12.003
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2008 Moses NM, Wiggers JH, Nicholas C, 'Persistence of unmet need for care among people with systemic lupus erythematosus: A longitudinal study', Quality of Life Research, 17 867-876 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11136-008-9361-2
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
2007 Moses NM, Wiggers JH, Nicholas CB, Cockburn JD, 'Development and psychometric analysis of the systemic lupus erythematosus needs questionnaire (SLENQ)', Quality of Life Research, 16 461-466 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11136-006-9137-5
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
2007 Wiggers JH, 'Reducing alcohol-related violence and improving community safety: The Alcohol Linking Program', NSW Public Health Bulletin, 18 83-85 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/nb07061
Citations Scopus - 6
2007 Wolfenden L, Wiggers J, Knight J, Campbell E, 'Smoking and surgery: an opportunity for health improvement', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 31 386-387 (2007)
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2007-00095.x
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2007 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, Campbell EM, 'Smoking and surgery: An opportunity for health improvement (Letter)', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 31 386-387 (2007) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2007.00095.x
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2007 Wolfenden L, Dalton A, Bowman JA, Knight JJ, Burrows S, Wiggers JH, 'Computerized assessment of surgical patients for tobacco use: accuracy and acceptability', Journal of Public Health, 29 183-185 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/pubmed/fdm015
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2007 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, 'Addressing the health costs of the Iraq war: the role of health organisations', Medical Journal of Australia, 186 380-381 (2007) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2006 Johnstone E, Knight JJ, Gillham K, Campbell EM, Nicholas C, Wiggers JH, 'System-wide adoption of health promotion practices by schools: Evaluation of a telephone and mail-based dissemination strategy in Australia', Health Promotion International, 21 209-218 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/heapro/dal020
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
2005 Moses NM, Wiggers JH, Nicholas C, Cockburn JD, 'Prevalence and correlates of perceived unmet needs of people with systemic lupus erythematosus', Patient Education and Counseling, 57 30-38 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2004.03.015
Citations Scopus - 59Web of Science - 49
2005 Freund MA, Campbell EM, Paul CL, Sakrouge R, Wiggers JH, 'Smoking care provision in smoke-free hospitals in Australia', Preventive Medicine, 41 151-158 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2004.09.044
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Chris Paul
2005 Daly JB, Licata M, Gillham KE, Wiggers JH, 'Increasing the Health Promotion Practices of Workplaces in Australia With a Proactive Telephone-based Intervention', American Journal of Health Promotion, 19 163-166 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.4278/0890-1171-19.3.163
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2005 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, Campbell EM, Spigelman AD, Kerridge R, Moore K, 'Increasing smoking cessation care in a preoperative clinic: a randomized controlled trial', Preventive Medicine, 41 284-290 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2004.11.011
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 31
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2005 Wright A, Harris MG, Wiggers JH, Jorm AF, Cotton SM, Harrigan SM, et al., 'Recognition of depression and psychosis by young Australians and their beliefs about treatment (vol 183, pg 18, 2005)', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 183 143-143 (2005)
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2005 Wolfenden L, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, Campbell EM, Rissel C, Kerridge R, et al., 'A programme for reducing smoking in pre-operative surgical patients: randomised controlled trial', Anaesthesia, 60 172-179 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2004.04070.x
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 44
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2005 Wright A, Harris MG, Wiggers JH, Jorm AF, Cotton SM, Harrigan SM, et al., 'Recognition of Depression and Psychosis by Young Australians and Their Beliefs About Treatment', Medical Journal of Australia, 183 18-23 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 92Web of Science - 81
2004 Oberdorfer A, Wiggers JH, Bowman JA, Burrows SA, Cockburn JD, Considine RJ, 'Monitoring and educational feedback to improve the compliance of tattooists and body piercers with infection control standards: A randomized controlled trial', AJIC, 32 147-154 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ajic.2003.07.005
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2004 Radvan D, Wiggers JH, Hazell T, 'HEALTH C.H.I.P.s: opportunistic community of computerized health information programs', Health Education Research, 19 581-590 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/her/cyg080
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 9
2004 Johnson NA, Fisher JD, Nagle AL, Inder KJ, Wiggers JH, 'Factors Associated With Referral to Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Services', Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 24 165-170 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/00008483-200405000-00005
Citations Scopus - 28
Co-authors Natalie Johnson, Kerry Inder
2004 Bowman JA, Sidebottom CL, Gillham KE, Wiggers JH, 'Prevalence and predictors of alcohol involvement in cases attended by the ambulance service, and the role of consumption on licensed premises', Psychology & Health, 19 26-27 (2004) [C3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2004 Wiggers JH, Jauncey M, Considine R, Daly JB, Kingsland M, Purss K, et al., 'Strategies and outcomes in translating alcohol harm reduction research into practice: the Alcohol Linking Program', Drug Alcohol and Review, 23 355-364 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09595230412331289518
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 23
2004 Paul CL, Wiggers JH, Daly JB, Green S, Walsh (Ext) RA, Knight JJ, Girgis A, 'Direct telemarketing of smoking cessation interventions: Will smokers take the call?', Addiction, 99 907-913 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2004.00773.x
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Chris Paul
2004 Wolfenden L, Freund M, Campbell E, Wiggers J, Paul C, Mitchell E, 'Managing nicotine dependence in NSW hospital patients', NSW Public Health Bulletin, 15 98-99 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/NB04023
Citations Scopus - 2
2003 Oberdorfer A, Wiggers JH, Bowman JA, Lecathelinais C, 'Infection control practices among tattooists and body piercers in Sydney, Australia', American Journal of Infection Control, 31 447-456 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0196-6553(03)00082-8
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2003 Wolfenden L, Campbell EM, Walsh RA, Wiggers JH, 'Smoking cessation interventions for in-patients: a selective review with recommendations for hospital-based health professionals', Drug and Alcohol Review, 437-452 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09595230310001613967
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2003 Brotherton J, Knight JJ, Daly JB, Tindall J, Wiggers JH, 'The availability of smoke-free dining in licensed premises following the introduction of the NSW Smoke-free Environment Act', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 202-207 (2003) [C2]
2003 Oberdorfer A, Wiggers JH, Considine RJ, Bowman JA, Cockburn JD, 'Skin penetration operators' knowledge and attitudes towards infection control', American Journal of Health Behavior, 27 125-134 (2003) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2002 Daly JB, Campbell EM, Wiggers JH, Considine RJ, 'Prevalence of responsible hospitality policies in licensed premises that are associated with alcohol-related harm', Drug and Alcohol Review, 21 113-120 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 5
2002 Oberdorfer A, Wiggers JH, 'Environmental Health Officers' Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Infection Control', The Journal of the Australian Institute of Environmental Health, 2(2) 35-44 (2002) [C1]
2002 Oberdorfer A, Wiggers JH, 'Monitoring, Enforcing and Promoting Skin Penetration Guidelines in New South Wales, 2000', The Journal of the Australian Institute of Environmental Health, 2(2) 49-57 (2002) [C1]
2002 Haile M, Wiggers JH, Spigelman AD, Knight JJ, Considine RJ, Moore K, 'Novel strategy to stop cigerette smoking by surgical patients: pilot study in a preadmission clinic', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 72 618-622 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12
2002 Nagle A, Fisher J, Wiggers J, Johnson N, Inder K, 'Prevalence of being invited, attending, and completing phase II outpatient cardiac rehabilitation: Third Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke (abstract only)', American Heart Journal, 144 (2002) [C1]
2001 Yoon SS, Heller R, Levi CR, Wiggers JH, Fitzgerald PE, 'Knowledge of stroke risk factors, warning symptoms, and treatment among an Australian urban population', Stroke, 32 1926-1930 (2001) [C1]
DOI 10.1161/01.STR.32.8.1926
Citations Scopus - 181Web of Science - 125
Co-authors Chris Levi
2001 Smith K, Wiggers JH, Considine RJ, Daly JB, Collins T, 'Police knowledge and attitudes regarding crime, the responsible service of alcohol and a proactive alcohol policing strategy', Drug and Alcohol Review, 20 181-191 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 5
2001 Wiggers JH, Considine RJ, Hazell T, Haile M, Rees M, Daly JB, 'Increasing the practice of health promotion initiatives by licensed premises', Health Education & Behavior, 28 331-340 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13
2001 Daly JB, Wiggers JH, Considine RJ, 'Infant exposure to environmental tobacco smoke: A prevalence study in Australia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25 132-137 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 14
2001 Wiggers JH, Radvan D, Clover K, Hazell T, Alexander J, Considine RJ, 'Public housing, public health: health needs of public housing tenants', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25 111-114 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2001 Yoon SS, Heller R, Levi CR, Wiggers JH, 'Knowledge and perception about stroke among an Australian urban population', BMC Public Health, 1 6 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Chris Levi
2001 Sug Yoon S, Heller RF, Levi C, Wiggers J, 'Knowledge and perception about stroke among an Australian urban population.', BMC public health [electronic resource], 1 14 (2001)

BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to measure knowledge about the symptoms, prevalence and natural history of stroke; the level of concern about having a stroke; understanding o... [more]

BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to measure knowledge about the symptoms, prevalence and natural history of stroke; the level of concern about having a stroke; understanding of the possibilities for preventing stroke, and the relationship between age, sex, country of origin, educational level, income, self-reported risk factors, and the above factors. METHODS: A random sample of households was selected from an electronic telephone directory in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area of New South Wales, Australia, between 10 September and 13 October 1999. Within each household the person who was between 18 and 80 years of age and who had the next birthday was eligible to participate in the study (1325 households were eligible). The response rate was 62%. RESULTS: The most common symptoms of stroke listed by respondents were "Sudden difficulty of speaking, understanding or reading" identified by 60.1% of the respondents, and "paralysis on one side of body" identified by 42.0% of the respondents. The level of knowledge of the prevalence of a stroke, full recovery after the stroke, and death from stroke was low and generally overestimated. 69.9% of the respondents considered strokes as being either moderately or totally preventable. There were few predictors of knowledge. CONCLUSION: The study suggests that educational strategies may be required to improve knowledge about a wide range of issues concerning stroke in the community, as a prelude to developing preventive programmes.

Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Chris Levi
2000 Wiggers JH, Considine RJ, Daly J, Hazell T, 'Prevalence and acceptability of public health initiatives in licensed premises', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 24(3) 320-322 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2000 Warner-Smith M, Wiggers JH, Considine RJ, Knight JJ, 'Dissemination of responsible service of alcohol initiatives to rugby league clubs', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 24(3) 312-315 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6
1997 Wiggers JH, SansonFisher R, 'Duration of general practice consultations: Association with patient occupational and educational status', SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 44 925-934 (1997)
DOI 10.1016/S0277-9536(96)00175-X
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1997 Wiggers J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Practitioner provision of preventive care in general practice consultations: association with patient educational and occupational status', Social Science and Medicine, 44(2) 137-146 (1997) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1995 Wiggers J, Sanson-Fisher R, Halpin S, 'Prevalence and frequency of health service utilisation: association with occupational status and educational attainment', Australian Journal of Public Health, 19 512-519 (1995) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1994 Wiggers J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'General practitioners as agents of health risk behaviour change: opportunities for behavioural science in patient smoking cessation', Behaviour Change, 11(3) 167-176 (1994) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 Clover K, Redman S, Wiggers J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Community knowledge of cancer', Health Promotion International, 6 93-101 (1991) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1990 Wiggers J, Donovan KO, Redman S, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Cancer patient satisfaction with care', Cancer, 66 610-616 (1990) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 182Web of Science - 159
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1989 Dickinson J, Wiggers J, Leeder S, Sanson-Fisher R, 'General practitioners'' detection of patients'' smoking status', Medical Journal of Australia, 150 420-426 (1989) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 77Web of Science - 90
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1989 WIGGERS J, REDMAN S, SANSONFISHER R, 'SAFETY RESTRAINT USE IN PRE AND PRIMARY-SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN - PATTERNS AND PREDICTORS OF USE', COMMUNITY HEALTH STUDIES, 13 365-365 (1989)
1987 WIGGERS J, 'DETERMINANTS OF LENGTH OF GENERAL-PRACTICE CONSULTATIONS', COMMUNITY HEALTH STUDIES, 11 238-239 (1987)
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Conference (44 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Sutherland RL, Campbell L, Lubans D, Morgan P, Oakley A, Nathan N, et al., 'Mid-intervention findings from the Physical Activity 4 Every1 trial: a cluster RCT in secondary schools located in low-income communities' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors David Lubans, Philip Morgan, Luke Wolfenden
2015 Sherwood E, Paul C, Freund M, Dadich A, Meiser B, Taylor N, et al., 'PATHWAYS TO SMOKING CARE IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT: STAGE 2', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul
2015 Wolfenden L, Jones J, Wyse R, Finch M, Yoong S, Dodds P, et al., 'Improving implementation of evidence-based obesity prevention policies and practices in childcare services: Findings from a series of RCTs conducted by the Hunter New England Population Health Research Group', 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation jointly with CIPHER (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden
2015 Wolfenden L, Nathan NR, Yoong S, Rose B, Aikman V, Williams C, et al., 'Improving implementation of NSW healthy canteen policy: Findings from a series of RCTs conducted by the Hunter New England Population Health Research Group', 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation jointly with CIPHER (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden, Serene Yoong
2015 Wiggers J, Wolfenden L, 'Integrated population health research and practice: Impact on translational research', 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation jointly with CIPHER (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2014 Dray J, Freund M, Bowman J, Campbell E, Wiggers J, Wolfenden L, et al., 'Mental Health and Resilience in Adolescence: A resilience-based intervention', International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2014; 21(S1): S203. (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-014-9418-2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman, Julia Dray Uon
2014 Freund M, Bowman J, Campbell E, Hodder R, Wiggers J, Gillham K, Gillham K, 'The Mental Health of Adolescents: What Differences Exist?', International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2014; 21(S1): S203. (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-014-9418-2
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Julia Dray Uon
2014 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Baker AL, Terry M, Clancy R, Wye PM, et al., 'IMPACT OF A POST-DISCHARGE SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION FOR SMOKERS ADMITTED TO A SMOKE-FREE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL: A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman, Kim Colyvas
2014 Bowman J, Bartlem K, Freund M, Knight J, McElwaine K, Wye P, et al., 'COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND SMOKING CESSATION CARE: AN UNREALISED POTENTIAL', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Kate Bartlem
2014 Bailey JM, Bowman JA, Wye PM, Bartlem KM, Stockings E, Metse A, Wiggers JH, 'THE PROVISION OF SMOKING CESSATION CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS: EXPECTATIONS AND EXPERIENCES OF 'CARERS'', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kate Bartlem, Jenny Bowman
2014 Metse A, Bowman J, Wye P, Wiggers J, 'MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS' RECEPTIVITY TO AND UPTAKE OF A SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION, AND REPORTED CHANGES IN SMOKING BEHAVIOUR', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2014 Metse A, Bowman J, Wye P, Stockings E, Adams M, Clancy R, et al., 'EVALUATING THE EFFICACY OF AN INTEGRATED SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION FOR MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS: STUDY PROTOCOL FOR A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL.', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2014 Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Wiggers J, McLennan J, Hull P, Drinkwater R, et al., 'INCREASING IMPLEMENTATION OF EFFECTIVE SMOKING CESSATION STRATEGIES - THE QUITSTAIR', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis
2014 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Bartlem KM, McElwaine KM, Baker AL, Terry M, et al., 'QUALITY OF IMPLEMENTATION OF A SMOKE-FREE POLICY IN AN INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC FACILITY: ASSOCIATION WITH PATIENT ACCEPTABILITY', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Kim Colyvas, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman, Richard Clancy, Kate Bartlem
2014 Bartlem K, Bowman J, Freund M, Wye P, Knight J, McElwaine K, et al., 'NEED FOR ACTION: PREVENTIVE CARE FOR CHRONIC DISEASE RISK FACTORS WITHIN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Kate Bartlem
2014 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wolfenden L, Bonevski B, Wiggers J, 'PROACTIVE RECRUITMENT INTO EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS TARGETING CANCER RISK BEHAVIOURS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul, Billie Bonevski
2013 Kingsland M, Wolfenden L, Tindall J, Rowland B, Gillham K, Dodds P, et al., 'REDUCING ALCOHOL-RELATED HARM IN SPORT: A CLUSTER RANDOMISED TRIAL WITH FOOTBALL CLUBS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Colyvas KJ, Wye PM, Walsh RA, Bartlem K, 'The need and potential for assisting clients of opioid substitution programs to quit smoking', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012 (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Kim Colyvas
2012 Miller P, Curtis A, Coomber K, Palmer D, Gillham K, Tindall J, Wiggers JH, 'The effects of mandatory versus voluntary trading on emergency department attendances during high alcohol hours', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012 (2012) [E3]
2012 Miller P, Droste N, De Groot F, Palmer D, Gillham K, Tindall J, Wiggers JH, 'Pre-drinking increases harm in the night-time economy, but may be moderated by restricted trading hours', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012 (2012) [E3]
2012 Bell C, Finch M, Wolfenden L, Morgan PJ, Freund MA, Jones J, Wiggers JH, 'Predictors of preschool age children's physical activity at long day care', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Philip Morgan
2012 Wolfenden L, Campbell EM, Campbell K, Wiggers JH, Brennan L, Fletcher A, et al., 'A telephone-based parent intervention to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in 3-5 year-old children: 12-month outcomes from the healthy habits cluster randomized trial', International Journal of Behavioral Medicine: Abstracts from the ICBM 2012 Meeting (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2011 Finch M, Wolfenden L, Edenden D, Falkiner M, Pond N, Hardy L, et al., 'Impact of a population health physical activity practice change intervention in childcare services', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2011 Wyse R, Wolfenden L, Campbell E, Campbell K, Brennan L, Fletcher AL, et al., 'Efficacy of a telephone-based parent intervention to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in 3-5 year olds: a cluster randomised trial', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2010 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, McElwaine KM, Moore LH, Terry MA, Clancy RV, et al., 'Do Mental Health Inpatients Want To Quit Smoking?', 12th Annual Meeting of the SRNT Europe Programme (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker, Richard Clancy
2010 Way PL, Browne K, Carter S, Jennings J, Wiggers JH, 'Evaluation of networks: The Hunter New England experience', Network to Network 2010: The Inaugural Australasian Clinical Networks Conference Presentations (2010) [E3]
2009 Slattery C, Wolfenden L, Freund MA, Knight JJ, Gillham K, Wiggers JH, 'To assess the effectiveness of a multi-strategic clinical practice change intervention in increasing the provision of nicotine replacement therpay to nicotine dependent inpatients at a rural hospital', 3rd Rural Health Research Colloquium: Building a Healthier Future Through Research: Program and Abstract Book (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2009 Bowman JA, Ritchie C, Wolfenden L, Gillham K, Stojanovski E, Wiggers JH, 'What influences the provision of smoking cessation care in a pre-operative hospital clinic setting?', Oceania Tobacco Control 2009 (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman, Elizabeth Stojanovski
2009 Bowman JA, McElwaine KM, Moore LH, Terry MA, Clancy RV, Knight JJ, et al., 'Do mental health inpatients want to quit smoking?', Oceania Tobacco Control 2009 (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Richard Clancy, Amanda Baker
2009 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Carr VJ, Terry MA, et al., 'An integrated smoking cessation intervention for mental health inpatients: From hospital to community', Oceania Tobacco Control 2009 (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker
2009 Wolfenden L, Hutchesson MJ, Farrell L, Lecathelinais LC, Sutherland RL, Bell C, et al., 'Physical activity policies and practices in childcare centres: A population based study', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Melinda Hutchesson
2008 Wiggers JH, 'Provision of comprehensive smoking cessation care to surgical patients in Australia: The case for routine clinical practice', 2008 UK National Smoking Cessation Conference - Archive (2008) [E3]
2008 Wiggers JH, 'Increasing the delivery of smoking cessation in Australian hospitals', 2008 UK National Smoking Cessation Conference - Archive (2008) [E3]
2008 Flood V, Gwynn JD, Louie JC-Y, Turner N, Cochrane J, Cochrane S, et al., 'Mean nutrient intake and foods contributing to selected nutrients amongt children aged 10 to 12 years: Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project', National Nutrition Networks Conference, Good Tucker - Good Health. Abstracts (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Josephine Gwynn, Wayne Smith
2008 Gwynn JD, Turner N, Cochrane J, Smith WT, Wiggers JH, 'Validity of short nutrition questions among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children aged 10 to 12 years using multiple 24-hour recalls: Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project', National Nutrition Networks Conference, Good Tucker - Good Health. Abstracts (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Wayne Smith, Josephine Gwynn
2008 Louie JC-Y, Everingham C, Turner N, Cochrane J, Gwynn JD, Smith WT, et al., 'Dietary glycemic index and glycemic load among children aged 10 to 12 years: many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project', National Nutrition Networks Conference, Good Tucker - Good Health. Abstracts (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Josephine Gwynn, Wayne Smith
2008 Bowman JA, Walsh RA, Gill T, Wiggers JH, 'Smoking cessation: Issues for Australian methadone clinics', SRNT 14th Annual Meeting. Annual Meeting Proceedings (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2008 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Knight JJ, Carr VJ, et al., 'Smoking care and policies in mental health services in Australia: Healthcare provision or behaviour management?', SRNT 14th Annual Meeting. Annual Meeting Proceedings (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2008 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Knight J, Carr VJ, et al., 'Smoking care in Australian psychiatric facilities: Healthcare or traditional behaviour management?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2007 Foster C, Wye PM, Bowman JA, Baker AL, Wiggers JH, Terry M, et al., 'Using smoke free workplace policy to mediate smoking cessation care in Mental Health services (Poster)', Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: From Vision to Reality. Programme and Presentations (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Richard Clancy, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2007 Freund MA, Campbell EM, Paul CL, Sakrouge R, Knight JJ, Wiggers JH, et al., 'Smoking cessation care in hospitals: an intervention trial to increase routine care (Poster)', Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: From Vision to Reality. Programme and Presentations (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul
2007 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Wiggers JH, Knight JJ, Daly JB, et al., 'Telemarketing smoking cessation: a proactive approach to non-volunteer smokers (Poster)', Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: From Vision to Reality. Programme and Presentations (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2007 Bowman JA, Baker AL, Wiggers JH, Foster C, Terry MA, Knight JJ, et al., 'Attitudes, knowledge and skills: providing smoking cessation care for mental health inpatients', Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: From Vision to Reality. Programme and Presentations (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Richard Clancy, Jenny Bowman
2002 Nagle A, Fisher J, Wiggers J, Johnson N, Inder K, 'Prevalence of being invited, attending, and completing phase II outpatient cardiac rehabilitation', AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL (2002)
Co-authors Natalie Johnson, Kerry Inder
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Report (22 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Stockings E, Wolfenden L, Bartlem K, Gilligan C, Hodder R, Kingsland M, Wiggers J, 'Systematic Review and Recommendations Final Report: The efficacy of multi-setting community-based alcohol and other drug (AOD) interventions for reducing population-level harms', The University of Newcastle Research Association, 69 (2016)
2016 Wiggers JH, Kingsland M, Wolfenden L, Gilligan G, 'Australian Defence Force 2016 Annual Alcohol Survey: Report of Findings', Australian Defence Force, 122 (2016)
2016 kelly B, Considine R, Rich JL, Tynan R, Skehan J, Perkins D, et al., 'Feasibility and Acceptability of Strategies to Address Mental Health in Coal Mining in New South Wales and Queensland', Australian Coal Association Research Program, 54 (2016)
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Carole James, Jane Rich, Brian Kelly, Kerry Inder
2016 Wiggers JH, 'Principals¿ Reports of adults¿ alcohol use in Australian secondary schools', Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, 18 (2016)
2016 Wiggers JH, 'Review of Western NSW Local Health District Health Promotion Services', Western NSW Local Health District, 22 (2016)
2016 Yoong S, Tzelepis F, Wiggers J, Oldmeadow C, Kheng Chai L, Paul C, et al., 'Systematic Review: Prevalence of smoking-proxy electronic inhaling systems (SEIS) use and its association with tobacco initiation in youth', World Health Organisation, 41 (2016)
Co-authors Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis, Christopher Oldmeadow, Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Wiggers J, Vashum K, Wolfenden L, Yoong S, Paul C, Williams A, Bowman J, 'Implementing nicotine dependence and smoking cessation care in hospitals. Evidence check', The Sax Institute, 70 (2016)
2015 Kelly B, cONSIDINE R, Rich J, tYNAN R, Skehan J, Perkins D, et al., 'Mental health of employees in the New South Wales and Queensland coal mining industry. Report 1', Australian Coal Association Research Program, 62 (2015)
2015 Wolfenden L, Wiggers J, Kingsland M, 'Good Sports Program Criteria Review: Core & Safe Transport Program', Australian Drug Foundation, 63 (2015)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Wiggers J, 'Review of Royal Far West Evidence-Based Practice and Research and Evaluation', Royal Far West Children¿s Services, 14 (2015)
2015 Yoong S, Wolfenden L, Tursan d¿Espaignet E, Wiggers J, 'Tobacco Use and Surgical Outcomes: Evidence Brief', World Health Organization., 18 (2015)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Wolfenden L, Wiggers J, Kingsland M, 'Good Sports Program Criteria Healthy Eating Program', Australian Drug Foundation, 41 (2015)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2015 Wiggers JH, Freund M, Paul C, Roach D, Bonevski B, Wiggers J, 'Scoping of a New South Wales Smoke Free Town Pilot Project', Sax Institute, 39 (2015)
2014 Gwynn JD, Blunden SV, Turner N, Flood V, Attia J, Smith W, et al., 'Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project: An Aboriginal community governed program of research and health promotion for children. Final Report August 2014', NSW MInistry of Health (2014) [R1]
Co-authors John Attia, Catherine Deste, Josephine Gwynn, Wayne Smith
2014 Gwynn JD, Blunden SV, Turner N, Flood V, Attia J, Smith W, et al., 'Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project: An Aboriginal community governed program of research and health promotion for children. Short Report.', NSW MInistry of Health, 27 (2014) [R1]
Co-authors Josephine Gwynn, Wayne Smith, John Attia, Catherine Deste
2014 Wolfenden L, Paul C, Tzelepis F, Yoong S, Bowman J, Wye P, et al., 'Effectiveness, Access to and Use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) by Disadvantaged Smokers: Evidence Review', Australian National Preventive Health Agency, 17 (2014)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Chris Paul
2013 Wiggers J, Wolfenden L, Campbell E, Gillham K, Bell C, Sutherland R, et al., 'Good for Kids. Good for Life: Evaluation report 2006-2010: Evaluation Report', Ministry of Health, 134 (2013)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Wiggers J, Tindall J, Wolfenden L, Weir S, Gillham K, 'Australian Defence Force: Alcohol Management Strategy ¿ data Review Activity Final Report (ADFAMS)', Australian Drug Foundation, 25 (2012)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2012 Miller P, Tindall J, Sønderlund A, Groombridge D, Lecathelinais C, Gillham K, et al., 'Dealing with Alcohol and the Night-Time Economy (DANTE). Final Report.', National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund, 214 (2012)
2011 Hamilton M, Allsop S, Wiggers JH, 'The Use of Alcohol in the Australian Defence Force. Independent Advisory Panel on Alcohol: Review into aspects of Defence and Australian Defence Force Culture.', Australian Defence Force (2011)
2007 Wells V, Licata K, Licata A, Gillham K, Hodder K, Butterworth I, Wiggers JH, 'building liveable communities', The University of Newcastle Research Association, 56 (2007)
2007 Licata M, Gillham K, Mackenzie A, Wells V, Hodder R, Butterworth I, Wiggers JH, 'Creating liveable communities in the Lower Hunter region', The University of Newcastle Research, 52 (2007)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 152
Total funding $47,716,359

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201618 grants / $5,826,578

Community prevention of cancer: building the evidence base for translation into policy and practice$2,203,987

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor Adrian Bauman, Professor Chris Rissel, Doctor Mariko Carey, Conjoint Professor Christopher Doran
Scheme Program Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1500708
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

A randomised controlled trial of a web-based, organisational systems change intervention to increase childcare service adherence to dietary guidelines$1,044,145

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Dr Vicki Flood, Professor Chris Rissel, Doctor Serene Yoong
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1500172
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Implementation trial of multicomponent school-based physical activity and healthy nutrition $990,779

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team

Wiggers John, Sutherland Rachel, Campbell Libby, Wolfenden Luke, Oldmeadow Christopher, Searles Andrew, Lubans David, Nathan Nicole, Morgan Phillip

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Scheduling frequent opportunities for outdoor play – a simple approach to increase physical activity in childcare$355,333

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Patrick McElduff
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1400149
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Health-e mines: The development and implementation of a virtual health system to improve mental health, reduce alcohol/other drug use, and fatigue-related problems coal mines$289,985

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team

Kay-Lambkin Frances, Kelly Brian, John Wiggers

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

Translation of preventive care guidelines into community mental health service delivery$154,000

Funding body: The Sax Institute

Funding body The Sax Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Doctor Paula Wye, Doctor Kate Bartlem, Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Clancy, Professor John Wiggers, Professor Andrew Wilson, Associate Professor Sonia Wutzke, Professor Chris Rissel, Professor David Castle
Scheme Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1501440
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Translation of preventive care guidelines into community mental health service delivery$134,000

Funding body: Hunter New England Population Health

Funding body Hunter New England Population Health
Project Team Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Doctor Paula Wye, Doctor Kate Bartlem, Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Clancy, Professor John Wiggers, Professor Andrew Wilson, Associate Professor Sonia Wutzke, Professor Chris Rissel, Professor David Castle
Scheme Australian Prevention Partnership Centre Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1501446
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Implemententing support for cancer patients in NSW: feasibility study. $118,439

Funding body: Cancer Instititue NSW

Funding body Cancer Instititue NSW
Project Team

• Paul C, Dadich A, Wiggers J, Meiser B, Taylor N, Shaw Ti, Young J, Varlow M, Mann G, Day F

Scheme ...
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

The effectiveness of strategies to scale the implementation of community chronic disease prevention interventions$118,004

Funding body: The Sax Institute

Funding body The Sax Institute
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Serene Yoong, Doctor Christopher Williams, Ms Melanie Kingsland, Professor John Wiggers, Mr Andrew Milat, Professor Chris Rissel, Ms Karen Gillham, Ms Kathryn Chapman, Professor Adrian Bauman
Scheme Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600445
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Reducing the impact of back pain and co-existing lifestyle health risks in miners$102,205

Funding body: Coal Services Health and Safety Trust

Funding body Coal Services Health and Safety Trust
Project Team

Williams, Christopher M Wiggers, John

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

Research to gather baseline data regarding operations and provision of healthy food and drinks of licensed school canteens$99,425

Funding body: Health Administration Corporation

Funding body Health Administration Corporation
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Rebecca Wyse, Ms Tessa Delaney, Doctor Serene Yoong, Ms Rachel Sutherland, Ms Nicole Nathan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600903
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Pilot of Good Sports Junior$60,000

Funding body: Australian Drug Foundation

Funding body Australian Drug Foundation
Project Team

Wiggers John, Wolfenden Luke, Kingsland Melanie

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

Systematic review of multi-setting community based AOD interventions$40,000

Funding body: Australian Drug Foundation

Funding body Australian Drug Foundation
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Miss Melanie Kingsland
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600709
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Good Sports Junior Program Evaluation$36,210

Funding body: Australian Drug Foundation

Funding body Australian Drug Foundation
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Ms Melanie Kingsland
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600819
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

A scoping review of the current state of health services research in Australia$24,866

Funding body: Health Service Research Association of Australia and New Zealand

Funding body Health Service Research Association of Australia and New Zealand
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601330
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

ECheck: Implementing Nicotine Dependence & Smoking Cessation Care in Hospitals$24,200

Funding body: The Sax Institute

Funding body The Sax Institute
Project Team Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600910
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Australian Defence Force Annual Alcohol Survey Data Analysis and Reporting$21,000

Funding body: Department of Defence

Funding body Department of Defence
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Ms Melanie Kingsland, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Conor Gilligan
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600807
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Pilot of an online canteen intervention to improve healthy food purchases$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Wyse Rebecca, Wolfenden Luke, Delaney Tessa, Wiggers John

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

201514 grants / $1,362,833

A practice change intervention to increase the provision of antenatal care addressing maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy: a stepped-wedge trial$766,349

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Professor Elizabeth Elliott, Associate Professor Adrian Dunlop, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor John Attia, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor Chris Rissel
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1500584
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A practice change intervention to increase the provision of antenatal care addressing maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy: a stepped-wedge trial$168,000

Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District

Funding body Hunter New England Local Health District
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Professor Elizabeth Elliott, Associate Professor Adrian Dunlop, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor John Attia, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor Chris Rissel
Scheme Partnership Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1500682
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Working Well: Mental Health and Mining$90,000

Funding body: Minerals Council of Australia

Funding body Minerals Council of Australia
Project Team Professor Brian Kelly, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Carole James, Ms Jaelea Skehan, Mr Ross Tynan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401530
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

A practice change intervention to increase the provision of antenatal care addressing maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy: a stepped-wedge trial$80,000

Funding body: NSW Office of Preventative Health

Funding body NSW Office of Preventative Health
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Professor Elizabeth Elliott, Associate Professor Adrian Dunlop, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor John Attia, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor Chris Rissel
Scheme Partnership Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1500683
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Review of Good Sports Program Accreditation Criteria (Alcohol and Nutrition)$66,500

Funding body: Australian Drug Foundation

Funding body Australian Drug Foundation
Project Team

Wiggers John, Wolfenden Luke, Kingsland Melanie

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

Community interventions to address smoking$45,100

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Megan Freund, Professor Billie Bonevski, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501180
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

A practice change intervention to increase the provision of antenatal care addressing maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy: a stepped-wedge trial$40,000

Funding body: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

Funding body Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Professor Elizabeth Elliott, Associate Professor Adrian Dunlop, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor John Attia, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor Chris Rissel
Scheme Partnership Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1500681
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Improving parents' skills to reduce adolescent alcohol use$20,000

Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District

Funding body Hunter New England Local Health District
Project Team Doctor Conor Gilligan, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Ms Julie Rae
Scheme Research Funds
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500833
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Literature Review on Gateway Effect of E-Cigarettes $19,684

Funding body: World Health Organisation

Funding body World Health Organisation
Project Team

Yoong S, Wolfenden L, Wiggers J.

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON N

A web-based, organisational system intervention to increase childcare service adherence to dietary guidelines: a pilot study$19,200

Funding body: Hunter Cancer Research Alliance (HCRA)

Funding body Hunter Cancer Research Alliance (HCRA)
Project Team

Yoong Serene, Wolfenden Luke, Wiggers John

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Improving parents skills to reduce adolescent alcohol use$18,800

Funding body: Australian Drug Foundation

Funding body Australian Drug Foundation
Project Team Doctor Conor Gilligan, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Ms Karen Gillham
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500866
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Feasibility of an individual participant data (IPD) prospective meta-analysis (PMA) of obesity prevention interventions on child lower back pain$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Wolfenden Luke, Wiggers John, Askie Lisa, Tugwell Peter, Waters Elizabeth, Maher Chris, Williams Christopher M, Kamper Steven

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

An intervention to improve implementation of nutrition guidelines in childcare services$9,600

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Wolfenden Luke, Wiggers John, Askie Lisa, Tugwell Peter, Waters Elizabeth, Maher Chris, Williams Christopher M, Kamper Steven

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Assessing the impact of low back pain on health behavioural risks in adolescents$9,600

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Wiggers John, Williams Christopher M

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20144 grants / $188,361

Implementing smoking cessation support for cancer patients in NSW: Exploring the feasibility of system-wide implementation of brief advice and referral$118,439

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Dr Ann Dadich, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Bettina Meiser, Dr Natalie Taylor, Associate Professor Tim Shaw, Professor Jane Young, Ms Megan Varlow, Professor Graham Mann, Doctor Fiona Day
Scheme Community of Practice Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400998
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The use and promotion of alcohol in Australian secondary schools$29,922

Funding body: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

Funding body Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
Project Team

Ward Bernadette, Wiggers John, Munro Geoff, Buykz Penny, Hausdorf Katrin, Kippen Rebecca

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

The Quit-STAIR: Is a stepped care model cost-effective for increasing smoking cessation success at a community level? $20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Professor John Wiggers, Ms Jenny Knight, Caprf ANDREW Searles
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301402
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The use and promotion of alcohol in Australian secondary schools$20,000

Funding body: Victorian Health

Funding body Victorian Health
Project Team

Ward Bernadette, Wiggers John, Munro Geoff, Buykx Penny, Hausdorf Katrin, Kippen Rebecca

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

201320 grants / $6,062,740

Population Health and Health Services Research Support Program (PHHSRS) $1,999,000

Funding body: Health Administration Corporation

Funding body Health Administration Corporation
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Professor Julie Byles
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1301190
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

A randomised trial of an implementation intervention to facilitate the adoption of a state-wide healthy canteen policy$1,006,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team

Wolfenden Luke, Wiggers John, Bell Andrew, Freund Megan

Scheme Linkage Projects and partners
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

Hunter Medical Research Institute and Public Health Program Capacity Building Group$1,000,000

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team

Byles Julie, Wiggers John Attia, John, Durrheim David

Scheme Research Infrastructure
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

A randomised trial of an intervention to maintain alcohol management practices in community sporting clubs$554,637

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Bosco Rowland, Ms Karen Gillham, Ms Jennifer Tindall, Ms Maree Sidey
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1201199
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Moving from policy to practice: A randomised trial of an implementation intervention to facilitate the adoption of a statewide healthy canteen policy$390,113

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bell, Doctor Megan Freund, Ms Karen Gillham, Doctor Libby Campbell, Ms Rachel Sutherland, Ms Nicole Nathan
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1201168
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Mental Health in the Coal Mining Industry: Measuring Extent, Impact and Solutions for Workplace Health, Safety and Productivity$353,227

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Professor Brian Kelly, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Associate Professor Terry Lewin, Associate Professor Carole James, Doctor Kerry Inder, Mrs Robyn Considine, Doctor Mark Lock, Mr Trevor Hazell, Ms Jaelea Skehan, Mr Ross Tynan
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1200745
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

A randomised trial of an intervention to maintain alcohol management practices in community sporting clubs$235,000

Funding body: Australian Drug Foundation

Funding body Australian Drug Foundation
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Bosco Rowland, Ms Karen Gillham, Ms Jennifer Tindall, Ms Maree Sidey
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1300712
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Tremain - Salary and Top-Up$129,428

Funding body: Hunter New England Population Health

Funding body Hunter New England Population Health
Project Team Doctor Megan Freund, Professor John Wiggers, Miss Danika Tremain
Scheme Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1300706
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Moving from policy to practice: A randomised trial of an implementation intervention to facilitate the adoption of a statewide healthy canteen policy$127,998

Funding body: Hunter New England Population Health

Funding body Hunter New England Population Health
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bell, Doctor Megan Freund, Ms Karen Gillham, Doctor Libby Campbell, Ms Rachel Sutherland, Ms Nicole Nathan
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1300710
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The Quit-STAIR: A randomised controlled trial of a proactive stepped approach for maximising uptake of evidence-based smoking cessation support$50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Patrick McElduff
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300471
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The Quit-STAIR: A randomised controlled trial of a proactive stepped approach for maximising uptake of evidence-based smoking cessation support$50,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Ms Jenny Knight
Scheme Near Miss
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300800
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

A randomised trial of an intervention to maintain alcohol management practices in community sporting clubs$30,000

Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District

Funding body Hunter New England Local Health District
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Bosco Rowland, Ms Karen Gillham, Ms Jennifer Tindall, Ms Maree Sidey
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1400833
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Australian Defence Force Alcohol Management Strategy (ADFAMS) Stage 2$30,000

Funding body: Australian Defence Force, Australian Drug Foundation

Funding body Australian Defence Force, Australian Drug Foundation
Project Team

Wiggers John

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

Australian Defence Force Alcohol Monitoring System$30,000

Funding body: Australian Defence Force, Australian Drug Foundation

Funding body Australian Defence Force, Australian Drug Foundation
Project Team

Wiggers John

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

Kingsland Scholarship top-up - A comprehensive accreditation intervention to reduce alcohol consumption at community sports clubs$22,221

Funding body: Hunter New England Population Health

Funding body Hunter New England Population Health
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Miss Melanie Kingsland
Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1300693
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Strategies to increase adoption of obesity prevention and public health trials$13,637

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Finch Meghan, Yoong Serene, Wolfenden Luke, Nathan Nicole, Wiggers John

Scheme Research Porject
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Electronic-based interventions to support preschools in their implementation of obesity prevention$13,588

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Yoong Serene, Wolfenden Luke, Dodds Pennie, Finch Meghan, Williams Christopher M, Wyse Rebecca, Wiggers John

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

The feasibility of a telephone-based intervention in reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity in booked surgical$9,882

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Freund Megan, Wiggers John, Wolfenden Luke, Bowman Jenny, Wye Paula, Campbell Libby, Gillham Karen

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

A pilot trial of an intervention to facilitate the implementation of a state-wide healthy canteen policy$9,841

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Nathan Nicole, Wiggers John, Freund Megan, Gillham Karen, Sutherland Rachel, Williams Christopher Wolfenden, Luke, White, Jim

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Interventions in sports settings to reduce alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm: A systematic review$8,168

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Kingsland Melanie, Wiggers John, Wolfenden Luke

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20123 grants / $2,422,505

Evaluating the efficacy of an integrated smoking cessation intervention for mental health patients: a randomised controlled trial$1,466,787

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Paula Wye, Associate Professor Judith Prochaska, Doctor Megan Freund, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Libby Campbell
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1100130
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Creating childcare environments supportive of child obesity prevention: The effectiveness of an intensive population based dissemination intervention$662,778

Funding body: ANPHA (Australian National Preventive Health Agency)

Funding body ANPHA (Australian National Preventive Health Agency)
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Libby Campbell, Ms Karen Gillham, Doctor Megan Freund, Doctor Paula Wye, Ms Meghan Finch, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Doctor Rebecca Wyse, Dr Sze Yoong, Ms Jannah Jones
Scheme Preventive Health Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1101031
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Physical Activity 4 Every 1$292,940

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team

Morgan, Philip; Lubans, David; Campbell, Libby; Wolfenden, Luke

Scheme Health Promotion Demonstration Research Grants Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

20118 grants / $2,196,825

Effectiveness of a Clinical Practice Change Intervention in Increasing, Community Health Clinician Adherence to Preventive Care Guidelines$1,137,000

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

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

Wiggers John, McElduff Patrick, Campbell Libby, Wolfenden Luke, Bowman Jenny, Freund Megan, Wye Paula

Scheme Partnership Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

The effectiveness of a clinical practice change intervention in increasing, on a health service wide basis, community health clinician adherence to preventive care guidelines$591,239

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Doctor Libby Campbell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Doctor Megan Freund, Doctor Paula Wye
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1000537
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The effectiveness of a clinical practice change intervention in increasing, on a health service wide basis, community health clinician adherence to preventive care guidelines$120,711

Funding body: Health Reform Transitional Organisation - Northern

Funding body Health Reform Transitional Organisation - Northern
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Doctor Libby Campbell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Doctor Megan Freund, Doctor Paula Wye
Scheme Partnership Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1100784
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Physical Activity 4 Every 1$110,000

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Libby Campbell
Scheme Promotion Demonstration Research Grant Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100605
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

HNEPH Health Promotion Demonstration Grant- PA4E1$87,875

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Libby Campbell
Scheme Promotion Demonstration Research Grant Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100762
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Australian Drug Foundation. Australian Defence Force Alcohol Management Strategy (ADFAMS) Stage 2$80,000

Funding body: Australian Defence Force, Australian Drug Foundation

Funding body Australian Defence Force, Australian Drug Foundation
Project Team

Wiggers John, Wolfenden Luke, Gillham Karen, Tindall Jenny

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

Good for Kids, Good for Life Household Survey$50,000

Funding body: NSW Health, Centre for Health Advancement

Funding body NSW Health, Centre for Health Advancement
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Hodder, Rebecca

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Stepped-Care Approach to Smoking Cessation: Maximising Smokers’ Uptake of Effective Quitting Strategies$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Tzelepis Flora, Paul Christine, Wiggers John, McElduff Patrick, Knight Jenny

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20109 grants / $5,023,777

HMRI Public Health Program - Capacity Building Infrastructure Grant - 2009-006$1,747,133

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Capacity Building Infrastructure Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1000087
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Effectiveness of a resilience intervention in reducing smoking and alcohol consumption among secondary school students$1,432,750

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Libby Campbell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Doctor Megan Freund
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G0190175
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Healthy Schools, Healthy Futures - Effectiveness of a Resilience Intervention in Reducing Smoking and Alcohol Consumption Among Secondary School Student $1,432,750

Funding body: Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding body Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Gillham, Karen; Freund, Megan; Wolfenden, Luke; Campbell, Libby; Bowman, Jenny; Terry, Margarett; Clancy, Richard; Knight, Richards

Scheme Project grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

Good for Kids, Good for Life Follow-Up Survey 2010$116,000

Funding body: NSW Health, Centre for Health Advancement

Funding body NSW Health, Centre for Health Advancement
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Hodder, Rebecca

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Good for Kids, Good for Life Household Survey$100,000

Funding body: NSW Health, Centre for Health Advancement

Funding body NSW Health, Centre for Health Advancement
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Hodder, Rebecca

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Physical Activity 4 Every 1$95,980

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Morgan, Philip; Lubans, David; Campbell, Libby; Wolfenden, Luke; White, Jim; Gillham, Karen; Nathan, Nicole; Okely, Anthony

Scheme Research Infrastructure
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Effectiveness of a resilience intervention in reducing smoking and alcohol consumption among secondary school students$53,317

Funding body: Hunter New England Population Health

Funding body Hunter New England Population Health
Project Team Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1000656
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

A randomised controlled trial of an intervention to increase child physical activity during attendance at childcare$24,547

Funding body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Funding body Hunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Megan Freund
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900142
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Pilot of an intervention to increase the provision of nicotine dependence treatment in mental health inpatient settings$21,300

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Paula Wye, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Professor Amanda Baker, Doctor Megan Freund, Ms Jenny Knight, Ms Margaret Terry, Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Clancy
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900190
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

200911 grants / $1,979,566

Dealing with Alcohol - Related Problems and the Night Time Economy$556,354

Funding body: National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund

Funding body National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund
Project Team

Miller, Peter; Palmer, Darren; Mathers, William; Wiggers, John; Tindall, Jenny

Scheme National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

Reducing alcohol misuse: The efficacy of a comprehensive accreditation intervention in community sports clubs$446,964

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Dr Robin Room, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Bosco Rowland, Dr Jane Mallick, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Mr Michael Livingston, Ms Karen Gillham
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0189163
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Good for Kids, Good for Life Follow-Up Survey 2010$324,753

Funding body: NSW Health, Centre for Health Advancement

Funding body NSW Health, Centre for Health Advancement
Project Team

Wiggers John; Hodder, Rebecca

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Reducing alcohol misuse: The efficacy of a comprehensive accreditation intervention in community sports clubs$113,622

Funding body: Australian Drug Foundation

Funding body Australian Drug Foundation
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Dr Robin Room, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Bosco Rowland, Dr Jane Mallick, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Mr Michael Livingston, Ms Karen Gillham
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0189604
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Reducing alcohol misuse: The efficacy of a comprehensive accreditation intervention in community sports clubs$113,622

Funding body: Hunter New England Area Health Service

Funding body Hunter New England Area Health Service
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Dr Robin Room, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Bosco Rowland, Dr Jane Mallick, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Mr Michael Livingston, Ms Karen Gillham
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0189605
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project (MRDPP) - Stage 2$80,000

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190389
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Australian Better Health Initiative: National Social Marketing Campaign Grants 2009$30,000

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team

Bell, Colin; Wiggers, John; Gillham, Karen

Scheme Centre of Health Advancement
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Effectiveness of an intervention designed to reduce alcohol-related harm associated with licensed premises in Newcastle$24,390

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Doctor Megan Freund, Ms Karen Gillham, Doctor Edouard Tursan D'Espaignet
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189796
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

The effectiveness of a brief smoking cessation intervention with booked surgical patients in a public hospital$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Libby Campbell, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Dr R Kerridge
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189819
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2009 Joint Conference SNRT & SNRT - Europe Workshops, Dublin London Geneva, 24 April - 14 May 2009$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190134
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20085 grants / $236,698

Integrated smoking care linking mental health inpatients to community services: a randomised controlled trial$164,414

Funding body: Australian Rotary Health

Funding body Australian Rotary Health
Project Team Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Professor Amanda Baker, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Vaughan Carr
Scheme Mental Health Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0188134
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Upgrade of computer equipment for the computer assisted telephone generalised electronic system$25,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Conjoint Professor David Durrheim, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bell, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Conjoint Associate Professor Raoul Walsh, Dr Edouard Tursan d'Espaignet, Ms Lyn Francis, Doctor Frank Tuyl, Associate Professor Erica James, Doctor Allison Boyes, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Libby Campbell
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188548
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Integrated Smoking Care Linking Mental Health Inpatients to Community Services: a Pilot Study$24,784

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Professor Amanda Baker, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188473
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Providing telephone support to parents to improve child fruit and vegetable intake$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bell, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189064
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2008 UK National Smoking Cessation Conference, Birmingham (Hilton Metropole), 30/6/2008 - 1/7/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189151
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20074 grants / $2,032,590

NIPH Capacity Building Infrastructure grant$1,472,398

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Professor David Henry, Professor Julie Byles, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Associate Professor Julia Lowe, Conjoint Professor David Durrheim
Scheme NIPH Capacity Building Infrastructure grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0187399
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

HMRI - Health Behaviour Research Program$493,278

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0187933
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project - Glycemic Index Analysis and LGA collaboration$50,708

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith
Scheme Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188162
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Follow-up of non-participants to a smoking cessation intervention trial: tracking quitting-related attitudes, behaviours and hard-core status$16,206

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187241
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20062 grants / $1,529,497

Research Development Capacity Building Infrastruture Grants Program$1,500,000

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Durrheim, David; Henry, David; Byles, Julie; Lowe, Julia

Scheme Research Infrastructure
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

RIF 2006: Establishment of a ClearinghouseIinfrastructure for Indigenous Social and Health Information and Knowledge Transfer $29,497

Funding body: The University of Newcastle

Funding body The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Durrheim, David; Tursan d'Espaignet, Edouard; Bell, Colin; Campbell, Libby; Mc Elduff, Patrick

Scheme Research Infrastructure
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20057 grants / $10,543,014

HNE Child Obesity Prevention Program$8,500,000

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Tursan d'Espaignet, Edouard; Church, Deborah; Campbell, Libby

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

A type-2 Diabetes Prevention Program for primary school aged rural Indigenous children$1,497,370

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith, Dr Michael Booth, Professor John Wiggers, Mr L Clay, Ms Robin Roberts
Scheme Healthy Start to Life for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Children
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0184019
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The effectiveness of pro-active telemarketing of a smoking cessation telephone counselling service.$297,932

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Dr Raoul Walsh, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Dr Amanda Neil, Doctor Libby Campbell, Ms Jenny Knight
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0184268
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Healthy Communities: What is the Role of Property Developers?$125,000

Funding body: The University of Newcastle

Funding body The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Tursan d'Espaignet, Edouard; Durrheim, David; Campbell, Libby; Butterworth, Iain; Donaldson, Alex

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

The effectiveness of pro-active telemarketing of a smoking cessation telephone counselling service.$67,712

Funding body: Hunter New England Population Health

Funding body Hunter New England Population Health
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Dr Raoul Walsh, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Dr Amanda Neil
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0185734
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Chlamydia Screening in General Practice Intervention$38,500

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team

Hope, Kirsty; Durrheim, David; Merritt, Tony; Dalton, Craig; Wiggers, John

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Booragul Bolton Point Community Renewal Scheme CATI$16,500

Funding body: NSW Premiers Department

Funding body NSW Premiers Department
Project Team

Tursan d'Espaignet, Edouard; Wiggers, John

Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

20045 grants / $712,479

The effectiveness of a responsible hospitality audit and feedback intervention to reduce alcohol related harm$463,126

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Professor Ann Roche, Doctor Libby Campbell, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0182937
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The effectiveness of pro-active telemarketing of a smoking cessation telephone counselling service$99,353

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Dr Raoul Walsh
Scheme Grant-In-Aid
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0182922
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Development of measures of physical activity and food habits for use among indigenous rural children$95,000

Funding body: Telstra Foundation

Funding body Telstra Foundation
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Mr L Clay, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith
Scheme Community Development Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0182949
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Development of a Type 2 Diabetes Prevention program for Aboriginal & Non-Aboriginal rural children$40,000

Funding body: Diabetes Australia

Funding body Diabetes Australia
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183184
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

The trend of secondary prevention in the Hunter region over the last 5 years.$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183495
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

200311 grants / $4,539,000

Linking Project: New South Wales Rollout$2,346,000

Funding body: Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation

Funding body Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation
Project Team

Wiggers, John

Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

Enhanced Alcohol Inteligence Program (Linking New Zealand)$936,226

Funding body: New Zealand Police Department

Funding body New Zealand Police Department
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Kypri, Kypros

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

Implementing and Evaluating an Innovative sustainable, IT-Based Approach to Enhancing Health Literacy and Local Capacity in Disadvantaged Remote Indigenous Populations$500,000

Funding body: Queensland Government - Department of Health

Funding body Queensland Government - Department of Health
Project Team

Travers, Helen; Hunter, Ernest; Saunders, John; Kavanagh, David; Wiggers, John; Hayman, Noel; Radvan, Deborah

Scheme Health Promotion Grants Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Reducing alcohol-related harm in rural communities$252,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Richard Mattick, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Christopher Doran, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0181806
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

One Stop Prevention Trials$248,500

Funding body: NSW Health, Drug Programs Bureau

Funding body NSW Health, Drug Programs Bureau
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Daly, Justine

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Enhancing the Responsible Service of Alcohol$83,584

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Gillham, Karen; Kingsland, Melanie; Tindall, Jenny

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

The implementation and Evaluation of Forming LifeBall Groups for Veterans Living in 4 Reginal and Rural Areas of NSW$73,700

Funding body: NSW Health, Injury Prevention Policy Unit

Funding body NSW Health, Injury Prevention Policy Unit
Project Team

Radvan, Deborah; Nathan, Nicole; Wiggers, John; Barnett, Lisa; Tokley, Ros; Drage, Deanne

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

The implementation and Evaluation of Forming LifeBall Groups for Veterans Living in 4 Reginal and Rural Areas of NSW$61,490

Funding body: Department of Veterans` Affairs

Funding body Department of Veterans` Affairs
Project Team

Radvan, Deborah; Nathan, Nicole; Wiggers, John; Barnett, Lisa; Tokley, Ros; Drage, Deanne

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Development of an Infectious Diseases Health Promotion / Harm Minimisation Program for inmates on Reception to Prison$25,000

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Gillham, Karen; Prosser, Shani

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Pilot of a Responsible Hospitality Risk Assessment and intervention to reduce alcohol-related crime in and around licensed premises.$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Doctor Libby Campbell, Ms Justine Daly
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182479
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Joint Conference of the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association and the 4th Annual National Leadership conference of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws..$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183577
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20029 grants / $718,589

Implementation of the Guide for the Treatment of Nicotine Dependent Inpatients$249,970

Funding body: NSW Health, Health Promotion Demonstration Research Grants Scheme

Funding body NSW Health, Health Promotion Demonstration Research Grants Scheme
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Walsh, Raoul; Paul, Christine; Jones, Therese; Girgis, Afaf; Knight, Jenny; Campbell, Libby; Freund, Megan; McMellon, Margaret; Burrows, Sally

Scheme Research Grants Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Evaluation of a Problem-Orientated Alcohol Policing Strategy in Western and Southern NSW$188,619

Funding body: NSW Health, Drug Programs Bureau

Funding body NSW Health, Drug Programs Bureau
Project Team

Wiggers, John

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

A Peer Delivered Community-Level Program for Gay and Homosexually Active Men in the Hunter and Central Coast$146,500

Funding body: NSW Health, Health Promotion Demonstration Research Grants Scheme

Funding body NSW Health, Health Promotion Demonstration Research Grants Scheme
Project Team

Campbell, Libby; Toohey, Mark; Wiggers, John; Paton, Kevin

Scheme Research Grants Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Educational Intervention to Reduce Transmission of Infectious Disease by Skin Penetration Practitioners$60,000

Funding body: NSW Health, AIDS / Infectious Diseases Unit

Funding body NSW Health, AIDS / Infectious Diseases Unit
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Bowman, Jenny; Oberdorfer, Peninnah

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Rural After Hours Medical Care Survey$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Area Health Service, Rural Division of General Practice

Funding body Hunter Area Health Service, Rural Division of General Practice
Project Team

Parkinson, Lynne; Wiggers, John; Green, Sue

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON N

NSW Network for the Prevention of Fall Injuries to Older People Program$20,000

Funding body: NSW Health, Injury Prevention Policy Unit

Funding body NSW Health, Injury Prevention Policy Unit
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Radvan, Deborah

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Follow-up Survey of Windale Community (Community Renewal)$12,500

Funding body: Hunter Area Health Service

Funding body Hunter Area Health Service
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Heys, Greg; Kenworthy, Julie-Anne; Licata, Milly; Radvan, Deborah

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON N

Tobacco smoking and nicotine dependence among methadone maintenance clients: towards the development of a cost-effective intervention model$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181449
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Pilot of a supportive education program for people with Hepatitis C$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Robert Batey, Doctor Libby Campbell, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181402
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20019 grants / $1,532,007

Rural Falls Injury Prevention Program$622,000

Funding body: NSW Health, Injury Prevention Policy Unit

Funding body NSW Health, Injury Prevention Policy Unit
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Radvan, Deborah; Carter, Sue

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

One Stop Shop Service Delivery Model for Young People in Rural Areas - A NSW Drug Summit Initiative$450,000

Funding body: NSW Health, Drug Programs Bureau

Funding body NSW Health, Drug Programs Bureau
Project Team

Considine, Robyn; Radvan, Deborah; Wiggers, John

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Health Promotion Secondary Prevention in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease$219,290

Funding body: NSW Health, Health Promotion Demonstration Research Grants Scheme

Funding body NSW Health, Health Promotion Demonstration Research Grants Scheme
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Campbell, Libby; D'Este, Catherine; Nagle, Amanda; Ewald, Ben

Scheme Research Grants Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

A randomised controlled trial of a computerised smoking cessation intervention in a surgical pre-admission clinic.$73,760

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Allan Spigelman
Scheme Grant-In-Aid
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0179371
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Central Coast Alternate Transport Scheme$72,533

Funding body: Roads and Traffic Authority

Funding body Roads and Traffic Authority
Project Team

Considine, Robyn; Wiggers, John; Knight, Jenny

Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Families First CATI$40,000

Funding body: NSW Health, Department of Community Services

Funding body NSW Health, Department of Community Services
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Vimpani, Graham; Radvan, Deborah

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Preventing infant exposure to tobacco smoke: evaluation of an early childhood intervention.$23,006

Funding body: Community Health and Anti-Tuberculosis Association

Funding body Community Health and Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Mrs Robyn Considine, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman
Scheme Harry Windsor Medical Research Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179892
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Asessing the Needs of Patients with Hepatitis C$16,418

Funding body: Hunter Area Health Service, Rural Division of General Practice

Funding body Hunter Area Health Service, Rural Division of General Practice
Project Team

Jones, Tracey; Batey, Robert; Wiggers, John; Campbell, Libby; Kenworthy, Julie-Anne

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON N

Identified Industry and Community Harm Reduction Needs + Evaluation of Liquor Licensing Accord Outcomes$15,000

Funding body: NSW Health, Drug Programs Bureau

Funding body NSW Health, Drug Programs Bureau
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Gillham, Karen; Tindall, Jenny

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

20008 grants / $528,325

Regional Rollout Linking Project$137,270

Funding body: NSW Police Service, Drug Programs Coordination Unit

Funding body NSW Police Service, Drug Programs Coordination Unit
Project Team

Wiggers, John

Scheme Linking Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

A randomised trial of a computerised smoking cessation intervention in a surgical pre-admission clinic.$92,708

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Allan Spigelman
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0179432
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Aboriginal Vascular Funding$85,041

Funding body: NSW Health, Vascular Health Program

Funding body NSW Health, Vascular Health Program
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Radvan, Deborah

Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Preventing infant exposure to tobacco smoke: evaluation of an early childhood intervention.$70,000

Funding body: Financial Markets Foundation for Children

Funding body Financial Markets Foundation for Children
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Mrs Robyn Considine
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179613
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Safe Late Night Transport$46,846

Funding body: Roads and Traffic Authority

Funding body Roads and Traffic Authority
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Knight, Jenny

Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Preventing infant exposure to tobacco smoke: evaluation of an early childhood intervention.$40,000

Funding body: John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation

Funding body John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Mrs Robyn Considine, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman
Scheme Research Grant (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180151
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Preventing Infant Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: Evaluation of an Early Childhood Intervention.$30,000

Funding body: Community Health and Anti-Tuberculosis Association

Funding body Community Health and Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman
Scheme Harry Windsor Medical Research Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178770
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Promoting Road Safety through Licensed Premises $26,460

Funding body: Roads and Traffic Authority

Funding body Roads and Traffic Authority
Project Team

Wiggers, John; Knight, Jenny; Van Gerven, Debbie

Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

19992 grants / $182,041

Evaluation of a surveillance and feedback intervention to reduce alcohol-related harm in hotels and clubs$107,041

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Mrs Robyn Considine
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178329
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Hepatitis C Social & Behavioural Research Grants. An intervention to improve compliance with skin penetration guidelines in Tattooists, Beauty Therapists & Hair$75,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Jill Cockburn, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Mrs Robyn Considine, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme Strategic Research Development Committee (Consultancy/Tender)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178620
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19981 grants / $85,000

Road Safety and Alcohol Program$85,000

Funding body: Roads and Traffic Authority

Funding body Roads and Traffic Authority
Project Team

Considine, Robyn; Knight, Jenny; Wiggers, John

Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

19971 grants / $6,000

Pilot study to determine the feasibility and acceptability of an educational intervention to reduce the prevalence of alcohol-related incidents$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Wiggers
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177638
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19951 grants / $7,934

Patient Socio-economic Status and General Practice Care.$7,934

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Professor John Wiggers
Scheme GPEP Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0176403
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed17
Current16

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD3.35

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Real-Time Video Counselling for Smoking Cessation
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Translation of Preventive Care Guidelines into Community Mental Health Service Delivery
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Prevention and Management of Coexisting Risks for Chronic Disease and Musculoskeletal Conditions in Children and Adolescents
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Prognosis and Management of Musculoskeletal Pain and Health Behavioural Risks in Adolescents.
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Addressing the Chronic Disease Risk Behaviours of People with a Mental Illness
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD The efficacy of an online public health nutrition intervention on improving healthy food purchases from primary school canteens
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Improving Population Wide Implementation of Healthy Food Policy in Primary Schools
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Telephone-based weight management for patients with osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD A Randomised Trial of Web-Based Intervention in Sustaining Best-Practise Alcohol Management Practices at Community Sports Clubs
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD An Intervention to Improve Implementation of Nutrition Guidelines in Childcare Services
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Characteristics and Management of Co-Existing Low Back Pain and Health Risk Behaviours
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD A Multicomponent School-based Intervention in Disadvantaged Secondary Schools to Reduce the Decline in Physical Activity Associated with Adolescence: The Physical Activity 4 Everyone Randomized Controlled Trial
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Increasing the Mental Health of a Cohort of Adolescents Attending Disadvantaged Secondary Schools:A Resilience-focused Intervention Approach
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Addressing Smoking Among Persons Accessing Acute Psychiatric Services: A Need For Proactive and Universal Intervention
PhD (Clinical Psychology), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Effectiveness of a Resilience Intervention in Tobacco, Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use Among Secondary School Students
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD Physical Activity Levels of Children Attending Long Day Care
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Child Health Care Provider Interventions to Prevent Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Children
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Increasing the Implementation of Vegetable and Fruit Breaks in Australian Primary Schools
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Reducing Risky Drinking and Alcohol-Related Harm in the Sports Setting
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Increasing Preventive Care Delivery by Primary Care Nurses and Allied Health Clinicians
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Changing Practice: Preventive Care for Chronic Disease Health Risk Behaviours in Community Mental Health Services
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Smoke-Free Psychiatric Hospitals: A Platform to Initiate Smoking Cessation Treatment
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Towards the Implementation of a Problem-Oriented Policing Approach to Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm Associated With Licensed Premises: Challenges and Opportunities
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2012 PhD The Food and Nutrient Intake and Physical Activity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Non-Indigenous Rural Children
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in an Australian Population
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Smoking in Mental Health Hospitals: Policies, Practices and Perceptions
PhD (Health Psychology), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Opportunities for Reducing Alcohol-Related Crime in Non-Metropolitan Areas of Australia
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Assessing the Care Needs of People with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2009 PhD Smoking Care Provision in Hospitals: A Study of Prevalence and Initiatives to Increase Care Delivery
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 PhD Preoperative Clinics: An Opportunity for Smoking Cessation Care
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2005 PhD Promoting the musculoskeletal health of Indigenous Australians living in rural Communities. Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2003 PhD Improving Infection Control Compliance in Non-medical Skin Penetration Services
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2002 PhD Public Knowledge and Perception of Stroke in the Newcastle Urban Area
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

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

Country Count of Publications
Australia 222
United Kingdom 29
United States 5
Canada 3
Austria 1
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News

Public health pioneer honoured on $3.6m HMRI Awards night

November 11, 2016

Population health trailblazer Professor John Wiggers has been named the Hunter’s top researcher for 2016 at the annual HMRI Awards Night, capping a highly successful evening in which $3.6 million in philanthropic support was announced or acknowledged.

$4.4 million in funding to improve cancer care and prevention

November 30, 2015

Two Hunter-based research teams from the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health have scored $4.4 million in Cancer Council NSW funding to improve cancer service and prevention delivery.

NHMRC

NHMRC Partnership Projects 2016

November 13, 2015

Professor John Wiggers has been awarded more than $766,000 in NHMRC funding commencing in 2016 for his research a practice change intervention to increase the provision of antenatal care addressing maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy: a stepped-wedge trial.

Philip Morgan

Acclaim for researchers

July 29, 2013

University of Newcastle researchers have won two awards at the National Preventative Health Awards presented at the National Preventive Health Symposium at Parliament House in Canberra.

Grants for creativity

Creative Industries

June 28, 2013

A study concerning Creativity and Cultural Production in the Hunter Region was announced today as one of six University of Newcastle projects awarded highly prestigious Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grants worth a total of $1.8 million.

Professor John Wiggers

Position

Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email john.wiggers@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4924 6247
Fax (02) 4924 6048

Office

Room WHBB40
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