Dr Josephine Gwynn

Conjoint Fellow

School of Medicine and Public Health (Indigenous Health)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Josephine Gwynn’s research interests focus on young Aboriginal people and their nutrition, physical activity, well-being and related determinants; Aboriginal community governance of research; models of Aboriginal community delivered health promotion; and the capacity building of Aboriginal researchers, project officers and community members. Dr Gwynn has just completed a large NHMRC study The Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project (MRDPP). The MRDPP was short listed for the national Indigenous Governance awards in 2012, and Dr Gwynn was awarded the University of Newcastle’s (UoN) Faculty of Health Staff Award in 2011 for Indigenous collaboration. Dr Gwynn is an early career researcher, and has consistently been successful in receiving research funding over her research career including whilst undertaking her PhD. She has mentored a number of Aboriginal project officers to complete their diplomas and degrees as well as attain leadership positions in their communities and in both state and national arenas.

Dr Gwynn’s current activities and collaborations include: co-leader of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research and Innovation Cluster at the UoN; leader of the Aboriginal Nutrition, Physical Activity and Wellbeing ‘Node’ at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney; Two Data Access Agreements with the Charles Perkins Centre; and co-convener of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee at the UoN Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health.

Dr Gwynn commenced her research career in Aboriginal health following the receipt of an NHRMC scholarship in Aboriginal Health in 2001. She established The Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project (MRDPP) in 2002. The MRDPP was a program of research and health promotion which addressed 2 key risk factors for type 2 diabetes, unhealthy food intake and low levels of physical activity participation. The MRDPP was a long term partnership between the UoN and 2 Aboriginal Medical services, and is currently in the results dissemination phase. Dr Gwynn’s PhD was conferred in 2012, and since then she has been employed in Research only positions.

Dr Gwynn’s clinical and academic career has been substantially based in rural and remote Australia. Her professional career as an Occupational Therapist spanned 13 years in primarily leadership positions, and included establishing hospital and community based services.  Her latter 2 years as a clinician were spent on Groote Eylandt in East Arnhemland and it was there that she commenced her work with Aboriginal communities. Subsequently she commenced her academic career at the UoN in a tenured teaching position in the undergraduate Occupational Therapy program, whilst managing a young family. Her duties included course and year co-ordination, and initiating new content such as a final year course on rural and remote practice with Aboriginal communities. Her wider UoN engagement at that time was reflected by her membership of a number of committees including that which established YAPUG, a pathway program designed to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people gain skills for entry into undergraduate degrees at the UoN, and another which established undergraduate inter-professional education in the Faculty of Health. She was also an inaugural staff member of the UoN Department of Rural Health (UoNDRH) in Tamworth NSW. I established the Occupational Therapy program and, as part of the broader team, established Allied Health programs at the UoNDRH in Tamworth

Research Expertise
My Public Health Research experience is in the field of Aboriginal Health which is my research area of interest and has been so since I established the Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project in 2001. I have developed a systematic program of research designed to ensure that the current (and future) intervention programs (health promotion strategies is our preferred term) are developed with rigor and community control /guidance. This program of research aims to reduce the unacceptably high prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in Australias Indigenous communities by focusing on supporting children and young people to access healthy foods and participate in physical activity. Whilst an improvement in both of these lifestyle risk factors will influence the future prevalence of many chronic diseases, the partner communities have a particular concern regarding the extent of Type 2 Diabetes and this is the disease that is the specific focus of prevention for the Many Rivers project. The Many Rivers project takes a whole of community approach, and as such participants are from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous communities. This work has included both qualitative and quantitative research. The Qualitative research included interviews with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous adults with Type 2 Diabetes, focus groups with children, interviews with their parents and community focus groups regarding determinants and barriers to physical activity participation and access and availability of healthy foods. The quantitative research has involved the development of self report surveys on food intake and physical activity participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children (both of which have been validated), a parent questionnaire exploring the determinants for their children and a diabetes knowledge questionnaire.These surveys have been used to evaluate health promotion programs delivered to 2 rural NSW communities by the Many Rivers team of Aboriginal community project officers. I am currently analysing the data from the 2000 non-Aboriginal and 500 Aboriginal children who participated, and their parents. I have also described the physical activity and food and nutrient intake of 215 rural children ( 47% of whom where Aboriginal children) using data gathered by accelerometer and by 24 hour recalls. I have directed a productive research partnership between the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) sector and the University of Newcastle since 2001. This partnership has evolved a governance structure that is widely respected and regarded as innovative in the tools that it uses to ensure Aboriginal Community Control of the research process. These tools include Data Access Agreements with external experts who assist with analysis, MOUs with the experts place of employment and regular convening of Aboriginal community reference groups who advice on all aspects of the project from the information and consent process to feedback on journal articles and conference presentations.

Teaching Expertise
I taught in the undergraduate Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Newcastle from 1992 to 2005. I have been subject and course co-ordinators- including that of the honours stream, and head of discipline. I have developed new modules of learning and a post-graduate subject, and assessed students using methods ranging from Viva's to group presentations to examination formats. I have undertaken a review of the degree course and mentored students. From 2002 to 2005 I was involved in the establishment of the joint teaching program with the Department of Rural Health in Tamworth, establishing videoconferencing as a method of teaching rural health issues between sites. Since 2002 I have mentored rural undergraduate students and from 2010 onwards have tutored in the Global Health elective of the 3rd year Bachelor of Medciine program. In 2011 I tutored in the undergraduate public health courses offered by the Discipline of Health Behaviour across the Faculties of Health and Education. Since 2012 I have participated as an interviewer as part of the admissions process to the Joint Medical Program at the University of Newcastle.

Administrative Expertise
Subject and course co-ordination involves every type of administrative function known to the academic world!



Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), University of Sydney
  • Master in Cognitive Science, University of New South Wales

Keywords

  • Youth
  • Children
  • Nutrition
  • Governance
  • Indigenous
  • Determinants
  • Aboriginal Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Rural and Remote
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111104 Public Nutrition Intervention 30
111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 70

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/03/2006 -  Research Academic University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/03/1992 - 1/03/2006 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1990 - 1/01/1992 Occupational Therapist Private Practice, East Arnhem Land NT
Australia
1/01/1989 - 1/12/1989 Senior Occupational Therapist Yooralla Society of Victoria
Microcomputer Application Centre
Australia
1/01/1987 - 1/01/1989 Senior Occupational Therapist Prince of Wales Hospital
Geriatric Assessment Unit
Australia
1/01/1985 - 1/12/1986 Deputy Chief Occupational Therapist Spastic Society of Victoria
Secondary School Team
Australia
1/01/1979 - 1/12/1984 Occupational Therapist Albury Base Hospital NSW
Rehabilitation
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2011 Staff Award for Indigenous Collaboration
Unknown
2010 Outstanding publication performance in 2010 as an early career researcher
Unknown

Research Award

Year Award
2012 Poster Prize: Early Origins of Chronic Disease Symposium
Unknown

Invitations

External Reviewer - Programs

Year Title / Rationale
2013 Review Panel: Masters in Health Sciences Program
Organisation: University of Newcastle Description: Invited member review panel Masters in Health Science University of Newcastle

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2014 Post Graduate Examinations Review Panel
Organisation: School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
2013 Post Graduate Review Panel
Organisation: School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
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Publications

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


Journal article (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Farnbach S, Eades AM, Gwynn JD, Glozier N, Hackett ML, 'The Conduct of Australian Indigenous Primary Health Care Research Focusing on Social and Emotional Wellbeing: A Systematic Review', Public Health Research and Practice, 28 (2018)

© 2018 Sax Institute. All rights reserved. Values and ethics: guidelines for ethical conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research (Values and ethics) describes... [more]

© 2018 Sax Institute. All rights reserved. Values and ethics: guidelines for ethical conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research (Values and ethics) describes key values that should underpin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous)-focused health research. It is unclear how research teams address this document in primary health care research. We systematically review the primary health care literature focusing on Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) to identify how Values and ethics and community preferences for standards of behaviour (local protocols) are addressed during research. Study type: Systematic review in accordance with PRISMA Guidelines and MOOSE Guidelines for Meta-Analyses and Systematic Reviews of Observational Studies. Methods: We searched four databases and one Indigenous-specific website for qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method studies published since Values and ethics was implemented (2003). Included studies were conducted in primary health care services, focused on Indigenous SEWB and were conducted by research teams. Using standard data extraction forms, we identified actions taken (reported by authors or identified by us) relating to Values and ethics and local protocols. Results: A total of 25 studies were included. Authors of two studies explicitly mentioned the Values and ethics document, but neither reported how their actions related to the document's values. In more than half the studies, we identified at least three actions relating to the values. Some actions related to multiple values, including use of culturally sensitive research processes and involving Indigenous representatives in the research team. Local protocols were rarely reported. Conclusion: Addressing Values and ethics appears to improve research projects. The academic community should focus on culturally sensitive research processes, relationship building and developing the Indigenous research workforce, to facilitate acceptable research that affects health outcomes. For Values and ethics to achieve its full impact and to improve learning between research teams, authors should be encouraged to report how the principles are addressed during research, including barriers and enablers that are encountered.

DOI 10.17061/phrp27451704
Citations Scopus - 1
2018 Macniven R, Plater S, Canuto K, Dickson M, Gwynn J, Bauman A, Richards J, 'The "ripple effect": Health and community perceptions of the Indigenous Marathon Program on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, Australia', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, (2018)

© 2018 Australian Health Promotion Association. Issue addressed: Physical inactivity is a key health risk among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians. We ... [more]

© 2018 Australian Health Promotion Association. Issue addressed: Physical inactivity is a key health risk among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians. We examined perceptions of the Indigenous Marathon Program (IMP) in a remote Torres Strait island community. Methods: Semi-structured interviews with community and program stakeholders (n = 18; 14 Indigenous) examined barriers and enablers to running and the influence of the IMP on the community. A questionnaire asked 104 running event participants (n = 42 Indigenous) about their physical activity behaviours, running motivation and perceptions of program impact. Qualitative data were analysed using thematic content analysis, and quantitative data were analysed using descriptive statistics. Results: Interviews revealed six main themes: community readiness, changing social norms to adopt healthy lifestyles, importance of social support, program appeal to hard-to-reach population groups, program sustainability and initiation of broader healthy lifestyle ripple effects beyond running. Barriers to running in the community were personal (cultural attitudes; shyness) and environmental (infrastructure; weather; dogs). Enablers reflected potential strategies to overcome described barriers. Indigenous questionnaire respondents were more likely to report being inspired to run by IMP runners than non-Indigenous respondents. Conclusions: Positive "ripple" effects of the IMP on running and broader health were described to have occurred through local role modelling of healthy lifestyles by IMP runners that reduced levels of "shame" and embarrassment, a common barrier to physical activity among Indigenous Australians. A high initial level of community readiness for behaviour change was also reported. So what?: Strategies to overcome this "shame" factor and community readiness measurement should be incorporated into the design of future Indigenous physical activity programs.

DOI 10.1002/hpja.43
2017 Farnbach S, Eades A-M, Fernando JK, Gwynn JD, Glozier N, Hackett ML, 'The quality of Australian Indigenous primary health care research focusing on social and emotional wellbeing: a systematic review', PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH & PRACTICE, 27 (2017)
DOI 10.17061/phrp27341700
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2017 Sapkota S, Brien JAE, Gwynn J, Flood V, Aslani P, 'Perceived impact of Nepalese food and food culture in diabetes', Appetite, 113 376-386 (2017)

© 2017 Consuming a healthy diet forms an important component of diabetes management; however, adhering to a healthy diet is challenging. Dietary behaviour is often guided by socio... [more]

© 2017 Consuming a healthy diet forms an important component of diabetes management; however, adhering to a healthy diet is challenging. Dietary behaviour is often guided by socio-cultural, environmental and emotional factors, and not necessarily by physical and nutritional needs. This study explored Nepalese patients' perceptions of the impact of diet, diet management requirement for diabetes and how Nepalese food culture in particular influenced diet management. Interviews were conducted with Nepalese participants with type 2 diabetes in Sydney and Kathmandu; and data was thematically analysed. Diet was recognized as a cause of, and a key treatment modality, in diabetes. Besides doctors, participants in Nepal received a large amount of dietary information from the community. Dietary changes formed a major component of lifestyle modifications adopted after diagnosis, and mostly consisted of removal of foods with added sugar and foods with high total sugar content from the diet, and a reduction in overall quantity of foods consumed. Perceived dietary restriction requirements created social and emotional discomfort to patients. Most participants perceived the Nepalese food culture as a barrier to effective diet management. Meals high in carbohydrates, limited food choices, and food preparation methods were identified as barriers, particularly in Nepal. In Australia, participants reported greater availability and easier access to appropriate food, and healthier cooking options. The socio-cultural aspects of food behaviour, mainly, food practices during social events were identified as significant barriers. Although diet was acknowledged as an important component of diabetes care, and most adopted changes in their diet post-diagnosis, effective and sustained changes were difficult to achieve. Future public health campaigns and education strategies should focus on improving diet knowledge, awareness of food options for diabetes, and effective dietary management.

DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2017.03.005
Citations Scopus - 2
2017 Fletcher R, Hammond C, Faulkner D, Turner N, Shipley L, Read D, Gwynn J, 'Stayin' on Track: The feasibility of developing Internet and mobile phone-based resources to support young Aboriginal fathers', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 23 329-334 (2017) [C1]

© La Trobe University 2017. Young Aboriginal fathers face social and emotional challenges in the transition to fatherhood, yet culturally appropriate support mechanisms are lackin... [more]

© La Trobe University 2017. Young Aboriginal fathers face social and emotional challenges in the transition to fatherhood, yet culturally appropriate support mechanisms are lacking. Peer mentoring to develop online- and mobile phone-based resources and support may be a viable approach to successfully engage these young men. This feasibility study engaged two trusted Aboriginal mentors and researchers to partner with one regional and two rural Aboriginal communities in New South Wales, Australia. Early in the research process, 20 young Aboriginal fathers were recruited as co-investigators. These fathers were integral in the development of web-based resources and testing of mobile phone-based text messaging and mood-tracking programs tailored to provide fathering and mental health support. Overwhelmingly positive feedback from evaluations reinforced community pride in and ownership of the outcomes. The young men's involvement was instrumental in not only developing culturally appropriate support, but also in building their capacity as role models for other fathers in the community. The positive results from this feasibility study support the adoption of participatory approaches in the development of resources for Aboriginal communities.

DOI 10.1071/PY16151
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Donna Read, Richard Fletcher
2017 Mah B, Weatherall L, Burrows J, Blackwell CC, Gwynn J, Wadhwa P, et al., 'Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in pregnant Australian Indigenous women residing in rural and remote New South Wales: A cross-sectional descriptive study', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 57 520-525 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Background: Pregnancy can be a stressful time for many women. There is ample evidence of nu... [more]

© 2017 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Background: Pregnancy can be a stressful time for many women. There is ample evidence of numerous physical and mental health inequities for Indigenous Australians. For those Indigenous women who are pregnant, it is established that there is a higher incidence of poor physical perinatal outcomes when compared with non-Indigenous Australians. However, little evidence exists that examines stressful events and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in pregnant women who are members of this community. Aims: To quantify the rates of stressful events and PTSD symptoms in pregnant Indigenous women. Methods: One hundred and fifty rural and remote Indigenous women were invited to complete a survey during each trimester of their pregnancy. The survey measures were the stressful life events and the Impact of Events Scale. Results: Extremely high rates of PTSD symptoms were reported by participants. Approximately 40% of this group exhibited PTSD symptoms during their pregnancy with mean score 33.38 (SD¿=¿14.37) significantly higher than a study of European victims of crisis, including terrorism attacks (20.6, SD¿=¿18.5). Conclusions: The extreme levels of PTSD symptoms found in the women participating in this study are likely to result in negative implications for both mother and infant. An urgent response must be mounted at government, health, community development and research levels to address these findings. Immediate attention needs to focus on the development of interventions to address the¿high¿levels of PTSD symptoms that pregnant Australian Indigenous women¿experience.

DOI 10.1111/ajo.12618
Co-authors Julie Burrows, Caroline Blackwell, Roger Smith, E Lumbers, Kym Rae
2017 Whalan S, Farnbach S, Volk L, Gwynn J, Lock M, Trieu K, et al., 'What do we know about the diets of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia? A systematic literature review', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41 579-584 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 The Authors Objective: To provide an overview of published research on the dietary intake of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Methods: Peer-reviewed literatur... [more]

© 2017 The Authors Objective: To provide an overview of published research on the dietary intake of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Methods: Peer-reviewed literature from 1990 to October 2016 was searched to identify studies that measured the dietary intake of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. Study quality was assessed using a purposely devised quality appraisal tool. Meta-analysis was not possible due to the heterogeneity in dietary intake assessment methods. A narrative synthesis of study findings, where key themes were compared and contrasted was completed. Results: Twenty-five articles from twenty studies with outcome measures related to dietary intake were included. Dietary intake was assessed by electronic store sales, store turnover method, 24-hour dietary recall, food frequency questionnaire and short questions. Consistent findings were low reported intakes of fruit and vegetables and high intakes of total sugar and energy-dense, nutrient-poor food and beverages. Conclusions: While differences between studies and study quality limit the generalisability of the findings, most studies suggest that the diets of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are inadequate. Implications for public health: A more concerted approach to understanding dietary patterns of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is required to inform policy and practice to improve diet and nutrition.

DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12721
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 - 6Web of Science - 7
Co-authors John Wiggers, Brian Kelly
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]
DOI 10.1016/j.nut.2011.12.007
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors John Wiggers
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 - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors John Wiggers, Catherine Deste, John Attia
2011 Louie JC-Y, Flood V, Turner N, Everingham C, Gwynn JD, 'Methodology for adding glycemic index values to 24-hour recalls', Nutrition, 27 59-64 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nut.2009.12.006
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 26
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 - 21Web of Science - 18
Co-authors John Wiggers, John Attia, Catherine Deste
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 - 16Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Daniel Barker, John Wiggers, Wayne Smith, John Attia, Catherine Deste
2005 Gwynn JD, 'Occupational therapists working with indigenous Australians use communication strategies, assessment tools and assistive devices that are more culturally appropriate for this population', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 52 91-92 (2005) [C3]
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Conference (16 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Gwynn J, 'The impact of an Australian Indigenous community governed program of health promotion on key risk factors for obesity: The results of the Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project.', Obesity Reviews, Kuala Lumper (2014) [E3]
2013 Gwynn JD, Turner N, 'Impact of an Aboriginal community governed project: adiposity and food intake of rural children.', 12th National Rural Health Alliance Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia (2013) [E3]
2012 Gwynn JD, Turner N, 'CLOSING THE GAP? NOT IN THEIR LIFETIME ¿..the food and nutrient intake of rural NSW Aboriginal young people: The Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project.', International Society of Hypertension Conference 2012: The Australian Early Origins of Hypertension Workshop, Adelaide South Australia (2012) [E3]
2012 Gwynn JD, Turner NH, Flood VM, 'Steps to engagement: Working in partnership with indigenous communities', Steps to engagement: Working in partnership with indigenous communities, Sydney (2012) [E3]
2012 Gwynn JD, Flood V, 'The validity of a short food frequency questionnaire: Advantages and limitations for indigenous and non-indigenous children internationally', 8th International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM 8). Abstract Book, Rome, Italy (2012) [E3]
2011 Smith JD, Syron LA, Turner NH, Gwynn JD, 'The Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project: Governance, Aboriginal children's knowledge of diabetes, and their food and nutrient intake', Proceedings of the 3rd Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health (CRIAH) Aboriginal Health Research Conference, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E3]
2010 Gwynn JD, Turner N, 'Closing the Gap? Not in their lifetime - food security for rural NSW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: The Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project', Food Futures: An Australian Approach. Program, Canberra, ACT (2010) [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, Alice Springs, NT (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Wayne Smith, John Wiggers
2008 Cochrane J, Cochrane S, Gwynn JD, Turner N, 'Community mapping of food access and food services in rural NSW communities: Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project', National Nutrition Networks Conference, Good Tucker - Good Health. Abstracts, Alice Springs, NT (2008) [E3]
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, Alice Springs, NT (2008) [E3]
Co-authors John Wiggers, Wayne Smith
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, Alice Springs, NT (2008) [E3]
Co-authors John Wiggers, Wayne Smith
2006 Gwynn JD, Turner N, Cochrane J, 'Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project', International Forum on Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples, Melbourne (2006) [E3]
2003 Cooper RJ, Staples L, Gwynn JD, Lyons M, 'Beyond Fieldwork: The experience of the Northern NSW UDRH rural based occupational therapy program', 1st NSW Rural Allied Health Professionals Conference, Sydney (2003) [E3]
2003 Lyons MJ, Gwynn JD, 'Crossing the Divide: The Northern NSW UDRH Initiative', OT Australia 22nd National Conference and Exhibition, 2003, Melbourne (2003) [E3]
2003 Cooper R, Gwynn JD, Lyons MJ, Yardy AP, 'Teaching with Information Technology: The Experience of a Rural-based Occupational Therapy Programme', The Network Towards Unity For Health, Newcastle, NSW (2003) [E3]
2002 Gwynn JD, 'Online in the Outback: a rural based final year undergraduate occupational therapy curriculum', Action for Health in a new Millennium, Stockholm, Sweden (2002) [E2]
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Wiggers JH, Gillham K, Heard TR, Janke T, Gwynn JD, 'Hunter New England Population Health: Authorship and Acknowledgment Guidelines', (2013)

Report (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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 Catherine Deste, John Wiggers, Wayne Smith, John Attia
2014 Gwynn JD, 'Dhama Burru Nyinhi Gurraar (Eat Strong Live Long) Final Report.', Office of Aboriginal and Torres Islander Strait Health;, 2 (2014) [O1]
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 John Attia, Wayne Smith, John Wiggers, Catherine Deste
2013 Gwynn JD, 'Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project Second and Final Interim Report: An Aboriginal Community directed program of health promotion and translational research.', NSW MInistry of Health, 12 (2013)
2013 Gwynn JD, 'Dhama Burru Nyinhi Gurraar (Eat Strong Live Long) Progress Report.', Office of Aboriginal and Torres Islander Strait Health;, 5 (2013)
2012 Gwynn JD, 'Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project Interim Report', NSW MInistry of Health, 35 (2012)
2012 Gwynn JD, 'Impact of the Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention project on the adiposity of rural NSW Aboriginal and non-Indigenous children between 2007 and 2012: Preliminary Report 14th December 2012', NSW MInistry of Health, 11 (2012)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 21
Total funding $3,265,456

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20152 grants / $370,178

Evaluating the Quit for New Life $270,908

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Associate Professor Mariko Carey, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Doctor Lisa Mackenzie, Mr Justin Walsh, Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Doctor Christopher Oldmeadow, Professor Peter Radoll, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor Sandra Eades
Scheme Evaluation of Quit for New Life
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1401375
Type Of Funding C2210 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Own Purpose
Category 2210
UON Y

Supporting young Aboriginal men in their transition to fathering through a user developed website$99,270

Funding body: Young and Well CRC

Funding body Young and Well CRC
Project Team Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Doctor Tonelle Handley, Ms Nicole Turner, Doctor Geoffrey Skinner, Ms LISA Shipley, Professor David Perkins
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401077
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

20141 grants / $1,238

12th International Congress on Obesity, Kuala Lumpar Malaysia, 17-20 March 2014$1,238

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400127
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $800

International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, 5 - 8 September 2012$800

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201001
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20112 grants / $730,000

Many rivers diabetes prevention project$570,000

Funding body: Health Administration Corporation

Funding body Health Administration Corporation
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Ms Letetia Harris
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100011
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Dhama Burru Nyinhi Gurraar (Eat Strong Live Long): The Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project.$160,000

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn
Scheme Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1200816
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20101 grants / $1,162

PHAA Food Futures: An Australian Approach / The Way Forward for Indigenous Health: A focus on Food and Nutrition symposium, Canberra ACT, 20-22 April 2010$1,162

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000505
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20092 grants / $347,361

Health Behaviour Research Centre (HBRC)$267,361

Funding body: University of Newcastle

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 Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190389
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20081 grants / $1,000

National Nutrition Networks Conference, Good Tucker - Good Health, Alice Springs, 12/3/2008 - 14/3/2008$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188620
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $50,708

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 Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188162
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20051 grants / $1,497,370

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 Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0184019
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20043 grants / $139,928

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 Lead
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 Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183184
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Development of a culturally appropriate Type 2 Diabetes Prevention program for Indigenous and non-indigenous primary school aged children$4,928

Funding body: Eli Lilly Australia

Funding body Eli Lilly Australia
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn
Scheme Diabetes Nurse Educator Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183215
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20032 grants / $60,399

A Family Focussed School Based Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program.$60,013

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Mr Steve Blunden, Ms Robin Roberts
Scheme Rural Chronic Disease Initiative.
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182282
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

OT Australia - 22nd National Conference, Melbourne Victoria. 5-9 April, 2003$386

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182919
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $1,697

13th World Congress on Occupational Therapy, Sweden, 23 June 2002$1,697

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181942
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20012 grants / $63,415

Communication Patterns in Aboriginal Health$62,976

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn
Scheme Training Scholarship for Indigenous Australian Health Research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0181961
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

OT Australia 21st National Conference, Brisbane 1-4 April 2001$439

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180693
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19991 grants / $200

Occupational Therapy Australia: 20th National Conference, Canberra.$200

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Josephine Gwynn
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0180434
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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News

Closing the gap on Indigenous health

December 5, 2014

Ms Turner received the Gail May Award which acknowledges those working at the grassroots level to improve health outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

Dr Josephine Gwynn

Position

Conjoint Fellow
Medicine and Public Health Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Indigenous Health

Contact Details

Email josephine.gwynn@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40420526
Mobile 0414584375

Office

Room West Wing Level 4
Building Hunter Medical Research Institute
Location Hunter Medical Research Institute

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