Dr Michelle Kennedy

Dr Michelle Kennedy

NHMRC Early Career Fellow

School of Medicine and Public Health

Indigenous health in Indigenous hands

Dr Michelle Bovill is investigating culturally responsive approaches to empower Aboriginal women to quit smoking during pregnancy.

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Dr Michelle Bovill has a refreshing, person-centred approach to Indigenous health.

A Wiradjuri woman and NHMRC early-career researcher, Michelle is partnering with Aboriginal communities to place the power in their hands and address an important area to improve Indigenous health: smoking during pregnancy.

“I want to improve the health of our mothers and babies—our future elders—by providing them with more appropriate health supports and services.”

Michelle’s incredibly successful research career is underpinned by her practical understanding of culturally responsive support services, which she gleaned through lived experience and many years in youth work, community development and out-of-home care.

“If we built health supports and services with the guidance of Aboriginal values—including respect, reciprocity and trust—all Australians would receive better support, especially those from vulnerable groups.

“I am excited to bring my communities’ voices to the research space. I want to conduct research in partnership and co-ownership with my people so that it can be meaningful and beneficial to us and our future generations.”

Collaborating for change

Michelle’s research is fuelled by a genuine desire to collaborate with Indigenous communities, listen to people’s experiences and share their stories.

When combined with her astute research mind, it’s no wonder that Michelle received her NHMRC fellowship even before submitting her PhD thesis—a rare and impressive feat. Michelle’s wildly successful PhD study explored healthcare delivery and smoking cessation support for Aboriginal women during pregnancy.

“It was a privilege to work with Aboriginal women to share their voices and experiences in the development of smoking cessation supports that are empowering for them.”

Not many researchers could claim a 100 per cent agreement rate for their first healthcare study.

It’s an especially extraordinary claim when the people involved belong to a group who can experience unique barriers to accessing quality healthcare. Yet Michelle’s research achieved just that—a true testament to her inclusive, community-focused research style.

“I wrote the research, but I don’t see it as mine. It belongs to the women sharing their stories. I feel honoured to be able to raise their voices in this space.”

Reproducing success

Michelle’s PhD work informed the highly successful Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) Quit in Pregnancy program, led by the University’s Associate Professor Gillian Gould and Professor Billie Bonevski.

The program supports smoking cessation during pregnancy across six Aboriginal communities in three states. In essence, it examines whether culturally appropriate training helps providers use evidence-based behaviour change techniques to support pregnant women to quit smoking, compared to using their standard model of care.

“I wanted to know if, through empowerment, Aboriginal women can achieve cessation. So we are measuring the growth and empowerment of Aboriginal women through their pregnancy to see if there is any change when they are offered culturally responsive smoking cessation support.

“To date, research in this setting is deficit-focused, reporting the high rates of smoking during pregnancy; however, women are often just doing what their doctors are telling them to do—which is to reduce their smoking. But doctors should be advising quitting if we are only measuring quit rates.”

In 2019, Michelle’s work was recognised for its contribution to community health when she received the nationally prestigious Lowitja Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Award.

Community-driven solutions

During her PhD, Michelle was continually asked by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to explore more “natural” options to support smoking cessation. The suggestion guided her research into the area of nonpharmacological support options, and led to her most recent NSW-based study, Which Way? Smoking Cessation.

The study will partner with four to five Aboriginal NSW communities to explore what cessation strategies are of interest to Aboriginal women and their health providers. These strategies may include psychotherapy-based strategies such as counselling, use of technologies like phone apps or phone-based counselling, mindfulness, yoga, acupuncture, group therapies or exercise.

Michelle is confident that smoking cessation success rates could be increased with the right supports that are meaningful to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. But to ascertain what works, we must start by talking with women about the types of support they are likely to engage with during pregnancy and beyond.

Which Way? Smoking Cessation is entirely community-led and begins by asking Aboriginal women “which way?”, which is a commonly used phrase in Aboriginal communities and has a broad meaning, used in connection to “what, where and how”. The study privileges Aboriginal women’s voices and experiences to understand which supports are desired and gather appropriate evidence for future services.

“My research is driven by community voices and experiences. It’s also conducted in long-term partnership and co-ownership with Aboriginal communities.

“We (Aboriginal people) have long stated that we have the solutions for our people. I am committed to long-term partnerships to co-develop the right supports to address smoking during pregnancy. I don’t approach communities with an ‘intervention’. I ask communities what they need, then measure and monitor those services.”

Alongside her core research, Michelle continues to be involved in national and international collaborations into Indigenous health research ethics and smoking during pregnancy across population groups.

Michelle is also proud to support emerging Indigenous researchers and students within the University’s Yapug program teaching Community and Research.

“It’s exciting to be supporting the next wave of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and health researchers.

“We need to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as equal partners. Only then can we deliver health research that is appropriate and meaningful for our communities.”

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Indigenous health in Indigenous hands

Dr Michelle Bovill is investigating culturally responsive approaches to empower Aboriginal women to quit smoking during pregnancy.Dr Michelle Bovill has a refreshing, person-centred approach to Indigenous health.A Wiradjuri woman and NHMRC early-career researcher, Michelle is partnering with Aboriginal communities to…

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Circling around the burning issues: a cultural approach to an Indigenous health issue

Michelle Bovill is investigating culturally responsive approaches to empower Aboriginal women to quit smoking during pregnancy.

Not many researchers could claim a one hundred percent agreement rate for their first health care study.

It is an especially extraordinary claim when the people involved belong to a group who can experience unique barriers to accessing quality health care.

Wiradjuri woman, PhD candidate, and Heart Foundation Australia Indigenous Scholarship recipient Michelle Bovill has done just that.

Michelle’s wildly successful study, exploring health care delivery to Aboriginal women during pregnancy in smoking cessation support, has informed the ICAN Quit in Pregnancy intervention program, now underway, with plans for further expansion.

Just don’t credit Michelle with the knowledge uncovered during her work.

“My research is about working with Aboriginal women and capturing their voices in the research space to develop interventions that are empowering and supportive for them,” Michelle says.

“It’s not my research, I’m just writing it.”

“This research belongs to the women sharing their stories.”

The truth about compliance

With extensive experience in youth work, community development, and out-of-home care, Michelle has a practical understanding of the power of support services delivered in a culturally responsive, person-centered manner.

Whilst listening to the stories of Aboriginal women, identifying supports, and attempting to uncover barriers to them accessing or accepting smoking cessation support during pregnancy, Michelle made a startling discovery.

“It turns out that a lot of health providers are telling Aboriginal women to reduce smoking in pregnancy, instead of telling them to quit,” Michelle says.

“And these women are reducing smoking, so they are actually following the advice of their health care providers.”

“The messages in medical services in general is that reducing is a good thing,” Michelle explains.

“With this research we are trying to change that line, we do not talk about reducing at all.”

“Ideally, we want to change this message and ensure every Aboriginal woman is given the means and motivation to choose to cease smoking during pregnancy.”

Barriers and supports

Health care providers themselves offered feedback that telling people what to do may impact negatively on rapport building, or that Aboriginal mums ‘just don’t want to talk about quitting’.

With statistics suggesting a large percentage of Aboriginal health care workers themselves smoke, Michelle suspects avoiding feelings of hypocrisy is also a motivator to not broach the topic.

Michelle collaborated with two Aboriginal Medical services, and her circle of pregnant mother advisors, to develop resources and educational material for both Aboriginal health services and the women being offered support by them.

For the pregnant women, the intervention program is interactive, ongoing, and informative.

For health services, a webinar training approach looks to build skills in workers.

“We want to build capacity of health care providers so they feel confident to say it is best to quit and we can make a plan to support you so you are not alone.”

“It can be a difficult subject to deal with, but in the end, health workers just needs the right training to deliver the right message.”

Reproducing success

Michelle’s research has directly fed into the Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) Quit in Pregnancy program led by UON’s Professor Billie Bonevski and Associate Professor Gillian Gould.

The program is currently being piloted in six Aboriginal Community controlled health services across three states.

It will examine whether culturally-appropriate training helps providers use evidence-based behaviour change techniques to help pregnant women quit, compared to using their standard model of care.

“Within the intervention I am specifically measuring the growth and empowerment of Aboriginal women through their pregnancy, to see if there is any change in growth and empowerment through being offered smoking cessation support,” Michelle says.

“To date, Aboriginal health care research is all deficit focused, when the reality in this case is that they're doing what the doctors are telling them to do, so let’s stop stating the prevalence and collaborate for better support strategies” Michelle says.

“So not only do we need to improve processes to improve outcomes, but we need to correct the narrative as well.”

Thanks to recent funding from the NHMRC, the team will soon roll out the ICAN QUIT program in collaboration with around 30 Aboriginal health care services around the nation.

Building interventions that work

Michelle admits to sometimes being challenged to find what she believes to be the right balance between academic tradition and authenticity in her representation of Aboriginal women’s voices.

Nonetheless, her recent paper “Collective and negotiated design for a clinical trial addressing smoking cessation supports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers in NSW, SA and Qld - developing a pilot study” was accepted for publication by the Australian Journal of Primary Health with minimal edits.

The paper describes the process of developing an intervention collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities that evolved from the stories shared by Aboriginal women during her initial study.

Although Michelle’s approach of working with individuals and communities instead of at them seems like common sense in the new age of person centered care, it is a new experience for many participants.

“Some of our communities get a bit shocked,” she notes.

“I have implemented this process where we don't do consultation, we do ongoing conversations, and transparency is everything.”

Michelle believes it is essential for Aboriginal researchers to share information about successfully working in collaboration with Aboriginal people to uphold Aboriginal rights and ethics practice.

“Maintaining a constant back and forth conversation with these mums might be the long way to do it, but it’s the only way that interventions will work.”

“And if we build any intervention with respect, reciprocity, and trust in mind, anyone would be better supported.”

“Particularly anyone in a vulnerable population group who can feel they are not being judged, and that someone is there to genuinely give a damn about them.”

Michelle Bovill

Circling around the burning issues: a cultural approach to an Indigenous health issue

Michelle Bovill is investigating culturally responsive approaches to empower Aboriginal women to quit smoking during pregnancy.

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Career Summary

Biography

Michelle is a proud Wiradjuri woman who has grown up on Worimi country.

Her PhD in Aboriginal Health addresses ‘Culturally responsive approaches for the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in smoking cessation care’. Michelle’s work utilises Indigenous methodologies within the health research space to privilege the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to develop culturally responsive interventions to reduce the prevalence of maternal smoking during pregnancy.

Michelle has a BA in Arts and MA in Social Science and has worked across the Hunter New England area as an artist, community development practitioner and social worker.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate in Social Science, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Social Science, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Aboriginal Health
  • Indigenous Methodologies
  • Qualitative Research
  • Smoking Cessation

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
450507 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-based research 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Lecturer University of Newcastle
Learning and Teaching
Australia
NHMRC Early Career Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
NHMRC Early Career Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
NHMRC Early Career Fellow University of Newcastle
Faculty of Health and Medicine
Australia
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Publications

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Journal article (25 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Bovill M, Chamberlain C, Bennett J, Longbottom H, Bacon S, Field B, et al., 'Building an indigenous-led evidence base for smoking cessation care among aboriginal and torres strait islander women during pregnancy and beyond: Research protocol for the which way? project', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 1-11 (2021)

Strong and healthy futures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people requires engagement in meaningful decision making which is supported by evidence-based approaches. Whil... [more]

Strong and healthy futures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people requires engagement in meaningful decision making which is supported by evidence-based approaches. While a significant number of research publications state the research is co-designed, few describe the research process in relation to Indigenous ethical values. Improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and babies is crucial to the continuation of the oldest living culture in the world. Developing meaningful supports to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers to quit smoking during pregnancy is paramount to addressing a range of health and wellbeing outcomes. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have called for non-pharmacological approaches to smoking cessation during pregnancy. We describe a culturally responsive research protocol that has been co-designed and is co-owned with urban and regional Aboriginal communities in New South Wales. The project has been developed in line with the AH&MRC¿s (Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council) updated guidelines for ethical research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Ethics approvals have been granted by AH&MRC #14541662 University of Newcastle HREC H-2020-0092 and the Local Health District ethics committee 2020/ETH02095. Results will be disseminated through peer reviewed articles, community reports, infographics, and online social media content.

DOI 10.3390/ijerph18031342
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2021 Mersha AG, Eftekhari P, Bovill M, Tollosa DN, Gould GS, 'Evaluating level of adherence to nicotine replacement therapy and its impact on smoking cessation: a systematic review and meta-analysis', ARCHIVES OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 79 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s13690-021-00550-2
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2021 Mersha AG, Bovill M, Eftekhari P, Erku DA, Gould GS, 'The effectiveness of technology-based interventions for smoking cessation: An umbrella review and quality assessment of systematic reviews', Drug and Alcohol Review, (2021)

Issues: With the advancement and rapid increase in the public's interest in utilisation of Internet and mobile phones, technology-based interventions are being implemented ac... [more]

Issues: With the advancement and rapid increase in the public's interest in utilisation of Internet and mobile phones, technology-based interventions are being implemented across a range of health conditions to improve patient outcomes. The aim of this review was to summarise findings from systematic reviews that evaluated the effectiveness of technology-based smoking cessation interventions and to critically appraise their methodological qualities. Approach: An umbrella review was conducted using studies identified from a comprehensive literature search of six databases and grey literature. All included systematic reviews were checked for eligibility criteria and quality using the Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews tool. The level of evidence for each intervention category was assessed, citation matrices were generated and corrected covered area was calculated. Key Findings: Five systematic reviews with a total of 212 randomised controlled trials and 237 760 participants were included. Fourteen intervention approaches were identified and classified into three categories: stand-alone web-based; stand-alone mobile phone-based and multicomponent interventions. Incorporating web and/or mobile-based interventions with face-to-face approach improved the rate of smoking cessation. However, there was no consistent evidence regarding the effectiveness of stand-alone Internet or mobile-based interventions. Implications: Policymakers are recommended to develop strategies that enable health professionals to integrate these approaches with face-to-face smoking cessation support. Health professionals are recommended to be trained and equipped for online and mobile-based interventions. Conclusion: Adding technology-based intervention to face-to-face smoking cessation support improves smoking cessation. Further research is needed to evaluate stand-alone web-based and mobile phone-based interventions.

DOI 10.1111/dar.13290
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2021 Bovill M, Bar-Zeev Y, Bonevski B, Reath J, Oldmeadow C, Hall A, et al., 'Ngaa-bi-nya-nhumi-nya (to Test First): Piloting the Feasibility of Using the Growth and Empowerment Measure with Aboriginal Pregnant Women Who Smoke', Journal of Smoking Cessation, 2021 (2021)

Introduction. Aboriginal pregnant women who smoke experience barriers to quitting, including challenges to social and emotional well-being, but these are infrequently quantified. ... [more]

Introduction. Aboriginal pregnant women who smoke experience barriers to quitting, including challenges to social and emotional well-being, but these are infrequently quantified. Finding an appropriate measurement tool in this setting is crucial to increase knowledge for holistic smoking cessation interventions. Aims. To pilot the Growth and Empowerment Measure (GEM) with a sample of pregnant Aboriginal women who smoke. Methods. Aboriginal women participating in the step-wedge ICAN QUIT in Pregnancy pilot study completed the GEM comprised of 14-item Emotional Empowerment Scale (EES14), 12 Scenarios (12S), and K6 items at baseline, 4 weeks, and 12 weeks. Qualitative interviews with service staff were held at the end of the study to assess feasibility. Results. 15 pregnant Aboriginal women took part between November 2016 and July 2017. At 12 weeks, n=8/12 (67%) of women reported an increase in both the EES14 and 12S scores. Total 12S scores were significantly higher at 12 weeks (p=0.0186). Total K6 had a nonsignificant trend for reduction (p=0.0547). Staff reported that the length of the survey presents challenges in this setting. Conclusions. A shortened, modified GEM is recommended in this setting. We recommend the GEM to be tested in a larger study, powered to assess its associations with smoking behaviours.

DOI 10.1155/2021/6610500
Co-authors Alix Hall, Christopher Oldmeadow, Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
2021 Bar-Zeev Y, Skeleton E, Bovill M, Gruppetta M, Bonevski B, Gould GS, 'Feasibility of Audio-Recording Consultations with Pregnant Australian Indigenous Women to Assess Use of Smoking Cessation Behaviour Change Techniques', Journal of Smoking Cessation, 2021 (2021) [C1]

Introduction. Behavioural counselling is an effective method to improve smoking cessation during pregnancy. Audio recordings of consultations have been used previously to assess f... [more]

Introduction. Behavioural counselling is an effective method to improve smoking cessation during pregnancy. Audio recordings of consultations have been used previously to assess fidelity in specialized smoking cessation services, but not in primary care. Aims. The study is aimed at assessing the feasibility of audio-recording smoking cessation counselling as part of an intervention in primary care settings and exploring the number and type of behaviour change techniques (BCTs) delivered. Methods. This study was a nested feasibility study within a larger trial. Health providers (HPs) and pregnant women were asked to agree or decline audio recording their smoking-related consultations. Data collected included percentage providing consent, number of recordings performed, HP type, and date (pre/post intervention). Interviews were conducted to assess the trial procedures' acceptability. Results. Two services provided seven recordings, all pre-intervention. Of the 22 recruited women, 14 consented to being audio recorded (64%) and five provided recordings; of the 23 recruited HPs, 16 agreed (69%), and two provided recordings. Qualitative data suggest that HPs found audio recording difficult to remember. HPs spent on average two minutes discussing smoking and used few BCTs. Conclusions. Audio recordings of smoking-related counselling were not feasible as planned. Future research will need to explore acceptable methods to assess BCT use in primary care.

DOI 10.1155/2021/6668748
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Gillian Gould
2021 Rahman T, Eftekhari P, Bovill M, Baker AL, Gould GS, 'Socioecological Mapping of Barriers and Enablers to Smoking Cessation in Indigenous Australian Women During Pregnancy and Postpartum: A Systematic Review', Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 23 888-899 (2021) [C1]

BACKGROUND: With a high prevalence of smoking during pregnancy and limited Indigenous-specific evidence for treatment, we used socioecological mapping to identify multilevel barri... [more]

BACKGROUND: With a high prevalence of smoking during pregnancy and limited Indigenous-specific evidence for treatment, we used socioecological mapping to identify multilevel barriers and enablers to smoking cessation related to Indigenous Australian pregnant and postpartum women. METHODS: Nine electronic databases were searched. Original studies except interventions and trials, published in English, up to February 29, 2020 were included. Studies were appraised using the QualSyst tool. Evidence was narratively synthesized. The review protocol was registered with PROSPERO (CRD42019135543). RESULTS: A total of 15 studies (10 quantitative, 5 qualitative) were included, covering 1306 women, 3 partners/family members, 234 health professionals (HP), and 2755 patient records. Complex and overlapping barriers were identified at individual, family, community, societal, and system levels. Socioeconomic disadvantages, inequality, and pervasive racism as legacies of colonization, combined with personal, family, and community circumstances intensified individual experiences of stress, which may be heightened during pregnancy. Inadequate smoking cessation care (SCC), inconsistent antitobacco messages, and ineffectual HP interventions underscore a need for service enhancement and further evidence to develop culturally relevant messages. High motivation of pregnant women to quit, resilience, and supports available in the family and community are strengths that warrant attention in future interventions. CONCLUSIONS: SCC without ameliorating the social disadvantages and the disparities in health determinants between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian women may limit the effectiveness of SCC. A comprehensive approach is required that includes policy changes for addressing external stressors the women experience, engagement of family and community, and better training of HP and provision of free pharmacotherapy. IMPLICATIONS: To systematically address barriers to smoking cessation at multiple levels, initiatives to ameliorate social disadvantages and discrepancies in social determinants of health between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians are required to be taken in tandem with SCC. Initiatives may include making relevant policy changes and allocating more resources for education, employment, housing, and community development. Enhancement of knowledge, skills, and confidence of HP regarding the provision of high-quality SCC for Indigenous women and their families is warranted. Future interventions may build on high motivation, resilience, and strengths of individual women, and incorporate support strategies engaging family and community.

DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntab003
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Gillian Gould
2021 Flemington T, La Hera-Fuentes G, Bovill M, Hart A, Bennett J, Ryan NM, Gould GS, 'Smoking cessation messages for pregnant aboriginal and torres strait islander women: A rapid review of peer-reviewed literature and assessment of research translation of media content', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (2021)

This review summarized literature about knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from Australia who smoke during pregnancy, then examined t... [more]

This review summarized literature about knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from Australia who smoke during pregnancy, then examined the extent that existing health promotion materials and media messages aligned with evidence on smoking cessation for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of pregnant Aboriginal women who smoke tobacco were identified in the literature. Health promotion campaigns were retrieved from a grey literature search with keywords and social and professional networks. Key themes from peer-reviewed papers were compared against the content of health promotion campaigns using the Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Model, the Behavior Change Wheel and thematic analysis. Eleven empirical studies and 17 campaigns were included. Empirical studies highlighted women sought holistic care that incorporated nicotine replacement therapy, engaged with their family and community and the potential for education about smoking cessation to empower a woman. Health promotion campaigns had a strong focus on ¿engagement with family and community¿, ¿knowledge of risks of smoking,¿ ¿giving up vs cutting down¿ and ¿culture in language and arts¿. There were similarities and variances in the key themes in the research evidence and promotion materials. Topics highly aligned included risks from smoking and quitting related issues.

DOI 10.3390/ijerph18179341
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Nicole Ryan
2020 Bovill M, 'What ngidhi yinaaru nhal yayi (this woman told me) about smoking during pregnancy', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 212 358-+ (2020)
DOI 10.5694/mja2.50523
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2020 Mersha A, Eftekhari P, Bovill M, Tollosa D, Gould G, 'Evaluating level of adherence to nicotine replacement therapy and its impact on smoking cessation: A Protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.', BMJ Open, 10 (2020)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039775
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2020 Mersha AG, Gould GS, Bovill M, Eftekhari P, 'Barriers and facilitators of adherence to nicotine replacement therapy: A systematic review and analysis using the capability, opportunity, motivation, and behaviour (com-b) model', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 1-21 (2020) [C1]

Background: Poor adherence to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is associated with low rates of smoking cessation. Hence, this study aims to identify and map patient-related fact... [more]

Background: Poor adherence to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is associated with low rates of smoking cessation. Hence, this study aims to identify and map patient-related factors associated with adherence to NRT using the capability, opportunity, motivation, and behaviour (COM-B) model. Methods: A systematic review was conducted by searching five databases (MEDLINE, Scopus, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO) and grey literature on 30 August 2020. Data were extracted, thematically analysed, and mapped to the COM-B model. The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) critical appraisal tool was utilised to assess the quality of studies. Results: A total of 2929 citations were screened, and 26 articles with a total of 13,429 participants included. Thirty-one factors were identified and mapped to COM-B model: psychological capability (forgetfulness, education), physical capability (level of nicotine dependence, withdrawal symptoms), reflective motivation (perception about NRT and quitting), automatic motivation (alcohol use, stress, depression), physical opportunity (cost), and social opportunity (social support). The most prominent element associated with adherence was reflective motivation followed by physical capability and automatic motivation. Conclusions: Multiple personal, social, and environmental factors affect NRT adherence. Hence, it is recommended to implement a multifaceted behavioural intervention incorporating factors categorised under the COM-B model, which is the hub of the behaviour change wheel (BCW) to improve adherence and quitting.

DOI 10.3390/ijerph17238895
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2020 Gould GS, Chiu S, Oldmeadow C, Bar-Zeev Y, Bovill M, 'Pregnant Aboriginal women self-assess health risks from smoking and efficacy to quit over time using an adapted Risk Behaviour Diagnosis (RBD) Scale', Journal of Smoking Cessation, 15 198-205 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/jsc.2020.27
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, Gillian Gould
2020 Bovill M, Bar-Zeev Y, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Oldmeadow C, Hall A, et al., 'Aboriginal Wingadhan Birrang (woman's journey) of smoking cessation during pregnancy as they participate in the ICAN QUIT in pregnancy pilot step-wedge trial', Women and Birth, 33 300-308 (2020) [C1]

Background: Addressing smoking cessation during pregnancy among Aboriginal women is a national priority under the Closing the Gap campaign. There is a need to measure and report i... [more]

Background: Addressing smoking cessation during pregnancy among Aboriginal women is a national priority under the Closing the Gap campaign. There is a need to measure and report interventions to support Aboriginal women during pregnancy. Aim: To quantitatively assess women's smoking experiences over a 12 week ICAN QUIT in Pregnancy program. Methods: Aboriginal women and/or women expecting an Aboriginal baby reported their smoking experiences through repeated cross-sectional survey at baseline, four weeks, and 12 weeks. Self-reported nicotine dependence measures (heaviness of smoking index, strength of urges and frequency of urges to smoke), intentions to quit smoking, quit attempts, use of nicotine replacement therapy were gathered as well as a carbon-monoxide measure at each time point. Results: Expectant mothers (n = 22) of Aboriginal babies participated from six Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services between November 2016 and July 2017. At 12 weeks women reported (n = 17) low heaviness of smoking index 1.21 with high strength of urges 2.64 and frequency of urges 3.00; 12/13 (92%) reported likely/very likely to quit smoking, made a mean 1.67 number of quit attempts, three women (13.6%) quit smoking (validated); 5/16 (31%) reported using nicotine replacement therapy. Discussion: Participating women made multiple quit attempts demonstrating motivation to quit smoking. Smoking cessation interventions should be tailored to address high strength and frequency of nicotine dependence despite low consumption. Conclusion: Prolonged smoking cessation support is recommended to address physical, behavioural and psychological aspect of smoking. Cessation support should address previous quitting experiences to assess smoking dependence and tailoring of support. Trial registration: Australian and New Zealand Clinicial Trials Registry (Ref #ACTRN12616001603404).

DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2019.05.003
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Alix Hall, Christopher Oldmeadow, Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
2019 Gould GS, Bovill M, Pollock L, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Atkins L, et al., 'Feasibility and acceptability of Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy multicomponent implementation intervention and study design for Australian Indigenous pregnant women: A pilot cluster randomised step-wedge trial.', Addictive behaviors, 90 176-190 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.10.036
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Christopher Oldmeadow, Alix Hall, Billie Bonevski, Roger Smith
2019 Bovill M, Gruppetta M, Clarke K, Nicholls P, O'Mara P, Bonevski B, et al., 'Giri-nya-la-nha (Talk Together) to explore acceptability of targeted smoking cessation resources with Australian Aboriginal women', Public Health, 176 149-158 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.08.010
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
2019 Bar-Zeev Y, Bovill M, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Oldmeadow C, Palazzi K, et al., 'Improving smoking cessation care in pregnancy at Aboriginal Medical Services: 'ICAN QUIT in Pregnancy' step-wedge cluster randomised study', BMJ OPEN, 9 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025293
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Roger Smith, Christopher Oldmeadow, Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
2019 Bovill M, Chamberlain C, Bar-Zeev Y, Gruppetta M, Gould G, 'Ngu-ng-gi-la-nha (to exchange) knowledge. How is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people s empowerment being upheld and reported in smoking cessation interventions during pregnancy: A systematic review.', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 25 395-401 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/PY18186
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2018 Gould GS, Stevenson L, Bovill M, Oliva D, Keen J, Dimer L, Gruppetta M, ' Building strength in coming together : a mixed methods study using the arts to explore tobacco smoking with staff working in Indigenous tobacco control', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 29 293-303 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/hpja.178
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2018 Bovill M, Gruppetta M, Cadet-James Y, Clarke M, Bonevski B, Gould GS, 'Wula (Voices) of Aboriginal women on barriers to accepting smoking cessation support during pregnancy: Findings from a qualitative study', Women and Birth, 31 10-16 (2018) [C1]

Aim: To gather Aboriginal women's stories of smoking and becoming pregnant to identify the barriers in accepting smoking cessation support during pregnancy. Methods: Qualitat... [more]

Aim: To gather Aboriginal women's stories of smoking and becoming pregnant to identify the barriers in accepting smoking cessation support during pregnancy. Methods: Qualitative data were collected through use of yarning methodology between August 2015 and January 2016 by an Aboriginal Researcher with experience in social and community services. A short on-line survey was used to collect quantitative data. Interviews only recorded the therapeutic yarning process, which ranged from 9 to 45 min duration, averaging 30 min. Audio-recorded interviews were transcribed and independently coded. A general inductive analysis was used to determine emergent themes. Results: Twenty Aboriginal women between 17¿38 years of age, who were pregnant or recently given birth, living in the Hunter New England (HNE) area took part. Eleven women were still smoking; nine had quit. Most were highly aware of the implications of smoking for their babies. Major themes identified for accepting support were: ambivalence towards a need for support, health professional advice, reduction in smoking, and attitudes to Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). Women reported being advised to cut down, rather than to quit; reducing consumption may be a barrier to accepting NRT. Women recommended enhanced clinical support and Aboriginal community engagement in cessation care. Discussion/conclusions: Aboriginal women in the HNE area reported quitting or reducing their cigarette intake during pregnancy. Health Professionals working with Aboriginal women during pregnancy should give consistent messages to quit smoking completely, and offer increased, ongoing and extensive smoking cessation support to Aboriginal mothers. Clinical practices could partner with Aboriginal communities to support the delivery of smoking cessation services.

DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2017.06.006
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
2017 Bovill M, Bar Zeev Y, Gruppetta M, O'Mara P, Cowling B, Gould GS, 'Collective and negotiated design for a clinical trial addressing smoking cessation supports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers in NSW, SA and Qld developing a pilot study', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 23 497-503 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/PY16140
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2017 Gould GS, Bovill M, Chiu S, Bonevski B, Oldmeadow C, 'Exploring an adapted Risk Behaviour Diagnosis Scale among Indigenous Australian women who had experiences of smoking during pregnancy: a cross-sectional survey in regional New South Wales, Australia', BMJ OPEN, 7 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015054
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Christopher Oldmeadow, Gillian Gould
2017 Bar-Zeev Y, Bonevski B, Bovill M, Gruppetta M, Oldmeadow C, Palazzi K, et al., 'The Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy Pilot Study protocol: a feasibility step-wedge cluster randomised trial to improve health providers' management of smoking during pregnancy', BMJ OPEN, 7 (2017)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016095
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
2017 Bovill M, 'Winhanga-duri-nya (To reflect)', Medical Journal of Australia, 207 472-473.e1 (2017)
DOI 10.5694/mja17.00678
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2017 Gould GS, Bar-Zeev Y, Bovill M, Atkins L, Gruppetta M, Clarke MJ, Bonevski B, 'Designing an implementation intervention with the Behaviour Change Wheel for health provider smoking cessation care for Australian Indigenous pregnant women.', Implementation science : IS, 12 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s13012-017-0645-1
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 38
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
2017 Gould GS, Bovill M, Clarke MJ, Gruppetta M, Cadet-James Y, Bonevski B, 'Chronological narratives from smoking initiation through to pregnancy of Indigenous Australian women: A qualitative study', Midwifery, 52 27-33 (2017) [C1]

Objective One in two Indigenous Australian pregnant women smoke, yet little is known about their trajectory of smoking. This study aimed to explore Aboriginal women's narrati... [more]

Objective One in two Indigenous Australian pregnant women smoke, yet little is known about their trajectory of smoking. This study aimed to explore Aboriginal women's narratives from starting smoking through to pregnancy. Methods A female Aboriginal Researcher conducted individual face-to-face interviews with 20 Aboriginal women from New South Wales, Australia. Recruitment, through Aboriginal services and community networks, continued until saturation was reached. Audio-recorded transcripts were independently open coded by two researchers, inductively analysed and reported using a three-dimensional structure of looking backwards, forwards, inwards, outwards and a sense of place, to elucidate the chronology of events, life stages, characters, environments, and turning points of the stories. Results A chronology emerged from smoking initiation in childhood, coming of age, becoming pregnant, through to attempts at quitting, and relapse post-partum. Several new themes emerged: the role mothers play in women's smoking and quitting; the contribution of nausea to spontaneous quitting; depression as a barrier to quitting; and the hopes of women for their own and their children's future. The epiphany of pregnancy was a key turning point for many ¿ including the interplay of successive pregnancies; and the intensity of expressed regret. Conclusions Aboriginal women report multiple influences in the progression of early smoking to pregnancy and beyond. Potential opportunities to intervene include: a) childhood, coming of age, pregnancy, post-natal, in-between births; b) key influencers; c) environments, and d) targeting concurrent substance use. Morning sickness appears to be a natural deterrent to continued smoking. Depression, and its relationship to smoking and quitting in Australian Indigenous pregnant women, requires further research.

DOI 10.1016/j.midw.2017.05.010
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Gillian Gould
2017 Bar-Zeev Y, Bovill M, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Reath J, Gould GS, 'Assessing and Validating an Educational Resource Package for Health Professionals to Improve Smoking Cessation Care in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pregnant Women.', International journal of environmental research and public health, 14 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/ijerph14101148
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Gillian Gould
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Conference (29 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Rahman T, Bovill M, Baker A, Gould G, 'Factors associated with quitting smoking in pregnancy among Aboriginal women participating in the SISTAQUIT Trial: An interim analysis', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2020)
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Gillian Gould
2020 Gould GS, Fuentes GLH, Bovill M, Bennett J, Hart A, Ryan N, 'Aligning tobacco control and smoking cessation messages with the needs of pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: A rapid review', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2020)
Co-authors Nicole Ryan, Gillian Gould
2020 Mersha AG, Gould GS, Bovill M, Eftekhari P, 'What factors affect adherence to nicotine replacement therapy? A systematic review', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2020)
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2019 Rahman T, Eftekhari P, Bovill M, Baker A, Gould G, 'Systematic review of barriers and enablers to smoking cessation among Indigenous Australian women in pregnancy and postpartum employing the socioecological model', Oslo (2019)
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Gillian Gould
2019 Bar-Zeev Y, Bovill M, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Oldmeadow C, Palazzi K, et al., 'Improving Nicotine Replacement Therapy Prescription Rates during Pregnancy: Results from the ICAN QUIT in Pregnancy Intervention', Oslo (2019)
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Christopher Oldmeadow, Gillian Gould
2019 Gould G, Bovill M, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Atkins L, Bar-Zeev Y, 'ICAN Quit in Pregnancy A multi-component approach to smoking cessation care for Indigenous Australian pregnant women.', ICAN Quit in Pregnancy A multi-component approach to smoking cessation care for Indigenous Australian pregnant women., San Francisco (2019)
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Gillian Gould
2019 Gould G, Chiu S, Oldmeadow C, Bovill M, 'Perceived threat and efficacy of Australian Aboriginal pregnant women who smoke: exploring the Risk Behaviour Diagnosis (RBD) Scale over time in ICAN QUIT in Pregnancy trial in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.', Perceived threat and efficacy of Australian Aboriginal pregnant women who smoke: exploring the Risk Behaviour Diagnosis (RBD) Scale over time in ICAN QUIT in Pregnancy trial in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland., Christchurch, New Zealand (2019)
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Christopher Oldmeadow
2019 Gould G, Bovill M, Pollock L, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Atkins L, et al., 'Feasibility and acceptability of ICAN QUIT in Pregnancy multicomponent implementation intervention and research design for Australian Indigenous pregnant women: a pilot cluster randomised step-wedge trial.', Darwin (2019)
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Christopher Oldmeadow, Billie Bonevski
2019 Gould G, Bovill M, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Atkins L, Bar-Zeev Y, 'Feasibility and acceptability of ICAN QUIT in Pregnancy multicomponent implementation intervention and research design for Australian Indigenous pregnant women: a pilot cluster randomised step-wedge trial', Rotorua, NZ (2019)
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
2018 Gould G, Bovill M, Pollock L, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Atkins L, et al., 'Feasibility and Acceptability of ICAN QUIT in Pregnancy Multicomponent Implementation Intervention and Research Design for Australian Indigenous Pregnant Women: A Pilot Cluster Randomized Step-Wedge Trial', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2018)
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Gillian Gould, Alix Hall, Christopher Oldmeadow
2018 Bovill M, Bar-Zeev Y, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Oldmeadow C, Hall A, et al., 'Wingadhan Birrang (Woman's Journey) of Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women Participating in the Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy Pilot Study', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2018)
Co-authors Alix Hall, Christopher Oldmeadow, Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
2017 Bar-Zeev Y, Bovill M, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Palazzi K, Oldmeadow C, Gould G, 'The Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) Quit in Pregnancy Intervention - Preliminary Findings of Changes in Health Providers' Knowledge and Practices', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2017)
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski, Christopher Oldmeadow
2017 Bovill M, Bar-Zeev Y, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Palazzi K, Oldmeadow C, Gould G, 'The Growth and Empowerment Measure Among Aboriginal Pregnant Women Recruited for Ican Quit in Pregnancy', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2017)
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Christopher Oldmeadow, Billie Bonevski
2016 Bovill M, Bar Zeev Y, Gruppetta M, O'Mara P, Gould G, 'COLLECTIVE AND NEGOTIATED DESIGN FOR A CLINICAL TRIAL ADDRESSING SMOKING CESSATION SUPPORTS FOR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER MOTHERS IN NSW, SA, AND QLD - DEVELOPING A PILOT STUDY', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2016 Zeev YB, Bovill M, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Gould G, 'ASSESSING AND VALIDATING AN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE PACKAGE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF SMOKING CESSATION IN INDIGENOUS PREGNANT WOMEN', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2016)
Citations Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
2016 Bovill M, Gruppetta M, Clarke M, Bonevski B, Gould G, ''WULA'1: VOICES OF ABORIGINAL WOMEN ON BARRIERS TO SEEKING AND ACCEPTING SMOKING CESSATION SUPPORT DURING PREGNANCY; FINDINGS FROM A QUALITATIVE STUDY IN HUNTER NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT, NEW SOUTH WALES', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
2016 Gould G, Bar-Zeev Y, Bovill M, Atkins L, Bonevski B, 'DESIGNING INDIGENOUS COUNSELING AND NICOTINE (ICAN) QUIT IN PREGNANCY PROGRAM WITH THE BEHAVIOR CHANGE WHEEL: IMPROVING HEALTH PROVIDER SMOKING CESSATION CARE FOR INDIGENOUS PREGNANT WOMEN', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2016)
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Gillian Gould
2016 Bovill M, Gruppetta M, Clarke M, Bonevski B, Gould G, ''Wula': Voice of Aboriginal women on barriers to seeking and accepting smoking cessation support during pregnancy; findings from a qualitative study in Hunter New England district, New South Wales.', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, HMRI (2016)
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Gillian Gould
2016 Bovill MA, Gould G, 'World Indigenous Cancer Conference', "Our Smoking and Smoke-Free Stories" by Aboriginal Women, Brisbane (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2016 Gould G, Bar Zeev Y, Bovill M, Atkins L, Bonevski B, 'Designing Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy program with the behaviour change wheel: improving health provider smoking cessation care for Indigenous pregnant women', HMRI (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
2016 Bar Zeev Y, Bovill M, Bonevski B, Gould G, 'Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy: developing an evidence-based intervention for smoking cessation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women', Brisbane (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
2016 Bar Zeev Y, Bovill M, Bonevski B, Gould G, 'Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy- developing an evidence-based intervention for smoking cessation for Indigenous pregnant women', HMRI (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
2016 Bovill MA, Bar Zeev Y, Gruppetta M, O'Mara P, Gould G, 'Collective and negotiated design for a clinical trial addressing smoking cessation supports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers in NSW, SA and Qld- Developing a pilot study', HMRI (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2016 Bovill MA, Bar Zeev Y, Gruppetta M, O'Mara P, Gould G, 'Collective and negotiated design for a clinical trial addressing smoking cessation supports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers in NSW, SA and Qld', Melbourne (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2016 Bovill MA, O'Mara P, Bar Zeev Y, Gould G, 'The Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy Intervention project', Sydney (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2016 Bar Zeev Y, Bovill M, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Gould G, 'Assessing and validating an educational resource package for the management of smoking cessation in Indigenous pregnant women', HMRI (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
2016 Gould GS, Bar-Zeev Y, Bovill M, Atkins L, Bonevski B, 'DESIGNING A PRIMARY CARE INTERVENTION WITH THE BEHAVIOUR CHANGE WHEEL: THE CASE OF MATERNAL INDIGENOUS SMOKING.', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Gillian Gould
2016 Gould GS, Bovill M, Cadet-James Y, Clarke M, Bonevski B, 'CHRONOLOGICAL NARRATIVES OF SMOKING AND BEING SMOKE-FREE IN PREGNANCY BY ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN NEW SOUTH WALES: A QUALITATIVE STUDY', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Gillian Gould
2015 Bar Zeev Y, Bovill M, Bonevski B, Gould G, 'INDIGENOUS COUNSELLING AND NICOTINE (ICAN) QUIT IN PREGNANCY - DEVELOPING AN EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTION FOR SMOKING CESSATION FOR INDIGENOUS PREGNANT WOMEN', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2015) [E3]
Citations Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Gillian Gould, Billie Bonevski
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Other (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Bar-Zeev Y, Bovill M, Gould G, 'SISTAQUIT® (Supporting Indigenous Smokers To Assist Quitting) Educational Resource Package a toolkit to aid the management of smoking with pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.', . Callaghan: University of Newcastle (2018)
Co-authors Gillian Gould
2016 Bar-Zeev Y, Bovill M, Gould G, 'Indigenous Counselling And Nicotine (ICAN) Quit in Pregnancy Educational Resource Package. University of Newcastle: Callaghan.', . Callaghan: University of Newcastle (2016)
Co-authors Gillian Gould
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 8
Total funding $3,974,570

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


20214 grants / $3,462,917

SISTAQUIT scale-up in Indigenous populations in Australia$1,800,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Gillian Gould, Professor Brian Oldenburg, Prof Tom Calma, Dr Marilyn Clark, Doctor Ratika Kumar, Professor Chris Doran, Doctor Michelle Kennedy, Dr Christopher Oldmeadow, A/Pro Faye McMillan, Professor Amanda Baker, Prof Andrew Searles, Dr Mark Jones, A/Pro Jacqueline Boyle, Ms Melanie Robinson, Ms Leona McGrath, Mr Rod Reeve, Mr Karl Briscoe, Professor Amanda Baker, Marilyn Clarke, Doctor Michelle Kennedy, Doctor Ratika Kumar, Associate Professor Faye McMillan, Professor Brian Oldenburg, Dr Christopher Oldmeadow, Doctor Moana Tane
Scheme Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2024
GNo G2000272
Type Of Funding C1100 - Aust Competitive - NHMRC
Category 1100
UON Y

Yindymarra (to honour, respect) Aboriginal experiences in the conduct of health research: the development of practical recommendations to enhance the uptake of ethical research guidelines $1,029,378

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Michelle Kennedy, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Maggie Walter, Professor Maggie Walter, Professor Peter O'Mara, Ms Bree Hobden, Raymond Lovett, Jacquelyne Hughes, Catherine Chamberlain, Dr Alex Brown, Dr Mark Wenitong, Kalinda Griffiths, Doctor Kelvin Kong, Professor Sandra Eades
Scheme Ideas Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2025
GNo G2000506
Type Of Funding C1100 - Aust Competitive - NHMRC
Category 1100
UON Y

Yanhiyanirra (come to one’s assistance) Quit Pack to support smoking cessation $347,100

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Doctor Michelle Kennedy, Joley Manton
Scheme Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2024
GNo G2000354
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON Y

20202 grants / $142,450

Non-pharamachological approaches to smoking cessation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women $92,450

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Doctor Michelle Kennedy, Doctor Michelle Kennedy, Doctor Michelle Kennedy
Scheme Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1900587
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON Y

Like talking to my sister or aunty” – MAMA-EMPOWER App for a healthy Indigenous pregnancy$50,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Funding body NSW Department of Communities and Justice
Project Team Ms Jordan Amos, Associate Professor Gillian Gould, Doctor Nicole Ryan, Doctor Ratika Kumar, Doctor Michelle Kennedy, Ms Rachel Hatfield, Mrs Jessica Bennett
Scheme Investing in Women Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2000757
Type Of Funding C2300 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Own Purpose
Category 2300
UON Y

20192 grants / $369,203

Non-pharmacological strategies for smoking cessation during pregnancy with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women$349,203

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Michelle Kennedy
Scheme Early Career Fellowships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2023
GNo G1800165
Type Of Funding C1100 - Aust Competitive - NHMRC
Category 1100
UON Y

Step towards incorporating smoking relapse prevention in smoking cessation care for Indigenous Australian women: Detecting predictors and drivers of relapse in the women of reproductive age and explor$20,000

Funding body: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Funding body Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Project Team Associate Professor Gillian Gould, Doctor Michelle Kennedy, Ms Tabassum Rahman, Professor Amanda Baker, Ms Tabassum Rahman
Scheme BOQ Specialist Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1900720
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current6

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD Developing and Evaluating a Social Media Campaign About Smoking with Aboriginal Women Who Are Pregnant PhD (Aboriginal Health Stud), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2021 Masters Aboriginal Cultural Competence in Patient Reported Outcome Measures for Diabetes Management M Philosophy (Aboriginal Hlth), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2020 PhD Empowering Aboriginal Health in the NICU: The Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Aboriginal Families and Babies in the Neonatal Setting PhD (Aboriginal Health Stud), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2020 PhD Feasibility and Health Economics of Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention Interventions for Smoking Cessation in Pregnant Aboriginal Women into Primary Care Health Services PhD (Health Economics), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 PhD Adherence to Smoking Cessation Medications: Investigating Relevant Factors and Developing Strategies to Improve Smoking Cessation and Medication Adherence PhD (Medicine), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Investigating Cessation of Smoking During Pregnancy in Indigenous Australian Women, Drivers of Relapse and Access to Services that Might Help Continue Cessation PhD (Public Health & BehavSci), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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Research Projects

ICAN QUIT in Pregnancy 2015 - 2017


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News

Great ideas attract $7 million in NHMRC grants

December 18, 2020

Seven University of Newcastle researchers have been awarded more than $7 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants, designed to support innovative and creative research projects which address a specific question.

Pre-schoolers, teens and Indigenous women the focus for heart health research funding

October 30, 2019

Three Hunter researchers will focus on helping Australians have better heart health by investigating the causes, treatment and prevention of heart disease, after securing more than $385,000 in funding from the Heart Foundation.

Funding to develop targeted health solutions

August 13, 2018

Researchers from the University of Newcastle have received more than $1.4 million in funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to support the Australian Government’s new male and female health strategies.

UON Heart Foundation 2017 Research Funding

December 5, 2016

University of Newcastle researchers awarded highly competitive Heart Foundation grants.

Dr Michelle Kennedy

Positions

NHMRC Early Career Fellow
Thurru Indigenous Health Unit
School of Medicine and Public Health
College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

Casual Lecturer
Thurru Indigenous Health Unit
Learning and Teaching
Academic Division

Contact Details

Email michelle.bovill@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40553313

Office

Room SAS 214
Building Birabahn
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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