Dr Rebecca Hodder

Dr Rebecca Hodder

NHMRC Early Career Fellow

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

Career Summary

Dr Hodder is a NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow at the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle, and a Program Manager at Hunter New England Population Health with over 10 years’ experience in the implementation and evaluation of large-scale chronic disease prevention programs. She has an excellent and accelerating track record despite only having been awarded her PhD in 2018, with over 90 publications and almost $3 million in funding.

Expertise

Dr Hodder has over 10 years’ experience in the implementation and evaluation of large-scale health promotion programs addressing key risk factors for non-communicable chronic diseases in community settings, such as schools and hospitals. She was Research and Evaluation Manager on Australia’s largest childhood obesity trial, Good for Kids. Good for Life which has been awarded multiple awards including the National Preventive Health Agency Research Translation Awards and is the basis of current NSW child obesity policy. For her PhD, she led a large (>10,000 students) cluster-randomised controlled trial of a school-based resilience intervention to reduce adolescent tobacco, alcohol and illicit substance use. 

Dr Hodder has extensive expertise in systematic reviews (28 of her publications relate to systematic reviews) and is an international leader in the generation of living evidence and leads the first Cochrane living systematic review which utilises Cochrane Collaboration ‘next generation’ evidence systems.

Publication Summary

Dr Hodder has 93 publications (83 in peer-reviewed journals, 29 as first or senior author) in leading journals such as Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the International Journal of Behavioural Medicine, and numerous invited journal submissions (including the Drug and Alcohol Review and Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology). Her publications have been cited 1361 times (June 2020), a rate that has increased 10 fold in the last 5 years. Dr Hodder has presented my work on more than 22 occasions (16 international conferences) including an invited plenary session at the Cochrane Australasian Symposium.

Research Support

Dr Hodder has established a successful track record of research funding having been awarded over $2.7 million from competitive funding schemes, including an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship. She has received multiple awards for her work including an Early Career Award from the International Congress of Behavioural Medicine and Award for PhD Excellence from the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia.

Collaboration and contribution

Dr Hodder is an active collaborator with numerous national (e.g. NSW Ministry of Health, NSW Department of Education) and international organisations (e.g. World Health Organisation, Oxford University and the Cochrane Collaboration) on a range of research projects focused on reducing the key behavioural risk factors for chronic diseases. I hold multiple executive positions (including the Cochrane Living Systematic Review Steering Group) and holds numerous professional memberships.

Dr Hodder is a Methods Editor and Research Associate for Cochrane Public Health and Associate Editor for BMC Public Health and participates regularly in peer review, including 2017 NHMRC project grants and for numerous high-ranking journals.

Supervision

Dr Hodder has successfully supervised two PhD students to thesis submission, and currently supervises another 4 PhD students and team of research practitioners embedded within the Hunter New England Local Health District.

Current Projects

Dr Hodder currently leads the following projects:

  • A series of studies as part of the National Centre of Implementation Science (a NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence):
    • Investigating the international and national evidence-practice gaps in schools-based chronic disease prevention targeting healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol use
    • Investigating the international and national evidence-practice gaps in sporting-based chronic disease prevention targeting healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol use
    • Effectiveness of strategies to implement community chronic disease prevention interventions in schools, childcare settings and workplaces targeting health diet, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol use
  • Investigating the co-benefits of school-based interventions targeting health risk behaviours for chronic disease to improve their translation
  • An evaluation of a state-wide substance use prevention program in NSW primary schools
  • Cochrane living systematic reviews: Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged five years and under

Dr Hodder is also an investigator or active collaborator on the following projects:

  • Increasing the implementation of mandatory physical activity policy in NSW primary schools across three NSW jurisdictions
  • Using technology platforms to improve the use of chronic disease prevention services to reduce child obesity (SWAPIT)
  • Effectiveness of the Schools Working to Improve Staff Health (SWISH) program on teacher health and wellbeing
  • Effectiveness of an online canteen dissemination trial
  • Musculoskeletal outpatient program at the John Hunter Hospital, aiming to improve disability and reduce tobacco use for low back pain patients awaiting orthopaedic consultations via the implementation of a healthy lifestyle program

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Behavioural Sciences, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of Newcastle
  • Master of Applied Psychology, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Drug and alcohol prevention
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Obesity prevention
  • School-based health promotion
  • Systematic reviews

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/6/2016 - 1/2/2018 Hunter Medical Research Institute Research Fellow Hunter Medical Research Institute/ The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/5/2018 - 30/6/2019 Hunter Medical Research Institute Research Fellow The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/7/2019 -  NHMRC Early Career Fellow The University of Newcastle
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/2/2015 - 1/2/2018 Project Officer Hunter New England Population Health
Health Promotion
1/7/2010 - 1/2/2012 Program Manager Hunter New England Population Health
1/8/2008 - 1/7/2010 Research and Evaluation Manager Hunter New England Population Health
Good for Kids. Good for Life
1/2/2018 -  Program Manager Hunter New England Population Health
Health Promotion

Awards

Award

Year Award
2019 2019 CAPHIA Award for PhD Excellence in Public Health
Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia
2019 Early Care and Education SIG: Best Publication
International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity
2019 Early Career Research and Innovation Excellence Award
School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle
2018 Priority Research Centre in Health Behaviour, The University of Newcastle: Leading Female Researcher – PhD category
Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour
2017 2017 Paper of the Year Award – Higher Degree Research Student category - High Commendation
School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle
2015 National Excellence in Obesity Prevention Award NSW – awarded to Good for Kids. Good for Life team
Collaboration of Community-based Obesity Prevention Sites (CO-OPS Collaboration)
2014 Early Career Award for the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine in Groningen, The Netherlands
International Society of Behavioral Medicine
2013 NSW Health: Director General’s Award for Health Innovation Across the State – awarded to Good for Kids. Good for Life team
NSW Health
2013 NSW Health: Health Innovation Award for Health Living – awarded to Good for Kids. Good for Life team
NSW Health
2013 Hunter New England Local Health District: HNE Quality Awards – Keeping people healthy to avoid unnecessary hospitalisation
Hunter New England Local Health District
2008 Health Impact Assessment Award
University of NSW: Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity
2008 Healthcare Unit of the Year - HNE Health Staff Achievement Award - Awarded to the Good for Kids. Good for Life Team
Hunter New England Area Health Service
2008 Minister's NSW Aboriginal Health Award - Awarded to the Good for Kids. Good for Life Team
NSW Government
2008 FAME Food Marketing Awards - Awarded to the Good for Kids. Good for Life Team
The Parents Jury
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Publications

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


Journal article (70 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Fehily CMC, Bartlem KM, Wiggers JH, Hodder RK, Gibson LK, Hancox N, Bowman JA, 'Uptake of a preventive care consultation offered to clients of a community mental health service', Preventive Medicine Reports, 18 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101076
Co-authors John Wiggers, Kate Bartlem, Jenny Bowman
2020 Fehily CMC, Bartlem KM, Wiggers JH, Wye PM, Clancy RV, Castle DJ, et al., 'Effectiveness of embedding a specialist preventive care clinician in a community mental health service in increasing preventive care provision: A randomised controlled trial', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 54 620-632 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0004867420914741
Co-authors John Wiggers, Kate Bartlem, Richard Clancy, Kim Colyvas, Jenny Bowman
2020 Nathan N, Murawski B, Hope K, Young S, Sutherland R, Hodder R, et al., 'The efficacy of workplace interventions on improving the dietary, physical activity and sleep behaviours of school and childcare staff: A systematic review', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 1-24 (2020) [C1]

© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. There is a need for effective interventions that improve the health and wellbeing of school and childcare staff. This rev... [more]

© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. There is a need for effective interventions that improve the health and wellbeing of school and childcare staff. This review examined the efficacy of workplace interventions to improve the dietary, physical activity and/or sleep behaviours of school and childcare staff. A secondary aim of the review was to assess changes in staff physical/mental health, productivity, and students¿ health behaviours. Nine databases were searched for controlled trials including randomised and non-randomised controlled trials and quasi-experimental trials published in English up to October 2019. PRISMA guidelines informed screening and study selection procedures. Data were not suitable for quantitative pooling. Of 12,396 records screened, seven articles (based on six studies) were included. Most studies used multi-component interventions including educational resources, work-based wellness committees and planned group practice (e.g., walking groups). Multiple outcomes were assessed, findings were mixed and on average, there was moderate risk of bias. Between-group differences in dietary and physical activity behaviours (i.e., fruit/vegetable intake, leisure-time physical activity) favoured intervention groups, but were statistically non-significant for most outcomes. Some of the studies also showed differences favouring controls (i.e., nutrient intake, fatty food consumption). Additional robust studies testing the efficacy of workplace interventions to improve the health of educational staff are needed.

DOI 10.3390/ijerph17144998
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Kathryn L Reilly, Beatrice Murawski, Rachel Sutherland, Flora Tzelepis
2020 Brown A, Barnes C, Byaruhanga J, McLaughlin M, Hodder RK, Booth D, et al., 'Effectiveness of technology-enabled knowledge translation strategies in improving the use of research in public health: Systematic review', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/17274
Co-authors Rachel Sutherland, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Matthew Mclaughlin Mc
2020 Nepal S, Kypri K, Tekelab T, Hodder RK, Attia J, Bagade T, et al., 'Effects of Extensions and Restrictions in Alcohol Trading Hours on the Incidence of Assault and Unintentional Injury: Systematic Review.', J Stud Alcohol Drugs, 81 5-23 (2020) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors John Attia, Kypros Kypri, Tanmay Bagade
2020 Robson EK, Hodder RK, Kamper SJ, O'Brien KM, Williams A, Lee H, et al., 'Effectiveness of Weight-Loss Interventions for Reducing Pain and Disability in People With Common Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis.', J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 50 319-333 (2020)
DOI 10.2519/jospt.2020.9041
Co-authors John Wiggers, Serene Yoong, Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden
2020 Saragiotto BT, Kamper SJ, Hodder R, Silva PV, Wolfenden L, Lee H, et al., 'Interventions targeting smoking cessation for patients with chronic pain: An evidence synthesis', Nicotine and tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 22 135-140 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/ntr/nty255
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden, Christopher M Williams
2020 Fehily C, Ling R, Searles A, Bartlem K, Wiggers J, Hodder R, et al., 'An economic evaluation of a specialist preventive care clinician in a community mental health service: A randomised controlled trial', BMC Health Services Research, 20 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12913-020-05204-7
Co-authors Kate Bartlem, Jenny Bowman, Andrew Searles, Rod Ling, Kim Colyvas, John Wiggers
2020 Hodder RK, O'Brien KM, Tzelepis F, Wyse RJ, Wolfenden L, 'Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged five years and under', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD008552.pub7
Citations Scopus - 7
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Flora Tzelepis, Rebecca Wyse
2020 Wolfenden L, Barnes C, Jones J, Finch M, Wyse RJ, Kingsland M, et al., 'Strategies to improve the implementation of healthy eating, physical activity and obesity prevention policies, practices or programmes within childcare services', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2020 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD011779.pub3
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Alice Grady, Rebecca Wyse, Flora Tzelepis, Serene Yoong
2020 Shoesmith A, Hall A, Hope K, Sutherland R, Hodder RK, Trost SG, et al., 'Associations between in-school-hours physical activity and child health-related quality of life: A cross-sectional study in a sample of Australian primary school children', Preventive Medicine Reports, 20 (2020)

© 2020 The Author(s) The aim of the current study was to examine the association between Australian primary school children's objectively measured in-school-hours weekly phys... [more]

© 2020 The Author(s) The aim of the current study was to examine the association between Australian primary school children's objectively measured in-school-hours weekly physical activity (PA) and their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). A cross-sectional study of 1128 Grade 2 and 3 children, aged 7¿9 years, from 62 primary schools was conducted in New South Wales, Australia between October 2017 and April 2018. Children's PA was assessed via an accelerometer worn for five days during school hours. Their parents completed a telephone interview, answering demographic, child HRQoL and out-of-school-hours PA questions. Children's in-school-hours PA was classified as total PA and moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA). HRQoL scores were aggregated and reported at the high construct level domains (Total Quality of Life (Total HRQoL), Physical and Psychosocial Health Summary Scores). Multiple linear mixed regression analyses accounting for clustering were conducted to evaluate the association between children's in-school-hours weekly PA and their HRQoL. After adjusting for potential confounders, significant positive associations were found between children's in-school-hours weekly total PA and Total HRQoL (0.62 units, 95% CI: 0.29; 0.94, p < 0.001), Physical (0.71 units, 95% CI: 0.38; 1.04, p = 0.001) and Psychosocial (0.58 units, 95% CI: 0.19; 0.97, p = 0.004) scores, with a stronger association observed between average weekly MVPA than average weekly total PA. There were also positive associations between PA and HRQoL for each sex when analysed separately. Our findings demonstrate a positive association between children's objectively-measured in-school-hours PA and parent-reported child HRQoL, strengthening evidence supporting the continued implementation of school-based PA programs for broader health outcomes.

DOI 10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101179
Co-authors Alix Hall, Nicole Nathan, Rachel Sutherland
2020 Yoong SL, Bolsewicz K, Grady A, Wyse R, Sutherland R, Hodder RK, et al., 'Adaptation of public health initiatives: expert views on current guidance and opportunities to advance their application and benefit.', Health Educ Res, 35 243-257 (2020)
DOI 10.1093/her/cyaa014
Co-authors Alice Grady, Rachel Sutherland, John Wiggers, Serene Yoong, John Attia, Luke Wolfenden, Sam Mccrabb, Alix Hall, Nicole Nathan, Rebecca Wyse
2020 Fehily C, Hodder R, Bartlem K, Wiggers J, Wolfenden L, Dray J, et al., 'The effectiveness of interventions to increase preventive care provision for chronic disease risk behaviours in mental health settings: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Preventive Medicine Reports, 19 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101108
Co-authors Kate Bartlem, Magdalena Wilczynska, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden, Julia Dray, John Wiggers, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2019 Hodder RK, O'Brien KM, Stacey FG, Tzelepis F, Wyse RJ, Bartlem KM, et al., 'Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged five years and under', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2019 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD008552.pub6
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Rachel Sutherland, Luke Wolfenden, Flora Tzelepis, Rebecca Wyse, Kate Bartlem, Erica James
2019 Williams A, van Dongen JM, Kamper SJ, O'Brien KM, Wolfenden L, Yoong SL, et al., 'Economic evaluation of a healthy lifestyle intervention for chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled trial', European Journal of Pain (United Kingdom), 23 621-634 (2019) [C1]

© 2018 European Pain Federation - EFIC® Background: Economic evaluations which estimate cost-effectiveness of potential treatments can guide decisions about real-world healthcare ... [more]

© 2018 European Pain Federation - EFIC® Background: Economic evaluations which estimate cost-effectiveness of potential treatments can guide decisions about real-world healthcare services. We performed an economic evaluation of a healthy lifestyle intervention targeting weight loss, physical activity and diet for patients with chronic low back pain, who are overweight or obese. Methods: Eligible patients with chronic low back pain (n¿=¿160) were randomized to an intervention or usual care control group. The intervention included brief advice, a clinical consultation and referral to a 6-month telephone-based healthy lifestyle coaching service. The primary outcome was quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). Secondary outcomes were pain intensity, disability, weight and body mass index. Costs included intervention costs, healthcare utilization costs and work absenteeism costs. An economic analysis was performed from the societal perspective. Results: Mean total costs were lower in the intervention group than the control group (-$614; 95%CI: -3133 to 255). The intervention group had significantly lower healthcare costs (-$292; 95%CI: -872 to -33), medication costs (-$30; 95%CI: -65 to -4) and absenteeism costs (-$1,000; 95%CI: -3573 to -210). For all outcomes, the intervention was on average less expensive and more effective than usual care, and the probability of the intervention being cost-effective compared to usual care was relatively high (i.e., 0.81) at a willingness-to-pay of $0/unit of effect. However, the probability of cost-effectiveness was not as favourable among sensitivity analyses. Conclusions: The healthy lifestyle intervention seems to be cost-effective from the societal perspective. However, variability in the sensitivity analyses indicates caution is needed when interpreting these findings. Significance: This is an economic evaluation of a randomized controlled trial of a healthy lifestyle intervention for chronic low back pain. The findings suggest that a healthy lifestyle intervention may be cost-effective relative to usual care.

DOI 10.1002/ejp.1334
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Serene Yoong, John Wiggers, Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden
2019 Nathan N, Janssen L, Sutherland R, Hodder RK, Evans CEL, Booth D, et al., 'The effectiveness of lunchbox interventions on improving the foods and beverages packed and consumed by children at centre-based care or school: a systematic review and meta-analysis', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 16 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12966-019-0798-1
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Rachel Sutherland, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Kathryn L Reilly, Serene Yoong
2019 McCarthy N, Nathan N, Hodder R, Lecathelinais C, Sutherland R, Campbell E, Wolfenden L, 'Australian primary school student's attitudes to changing from traditional school uniforms to sports uniforms and association with student characteristics', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 43 94-95 (2019)
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12851
Co-authors Rachel Sutherland, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden
2019 Kamper S, Williams A, Lee H, O'Brien K, Wiggers J, Yoong SL, et al., 'CAUSAL MECHANISMS OF A HEALTH BEHAVIOUR INTERVENTION FOR PATIENTS WITH MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN (vol 25, pg 1, 2018)', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 26 103-104 (2019)
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors John Wiggers, Serene Yoong
2019 Robson EK, Kamper SJ, Davidson S, da Silva PV, Williams A, Hodder RK, et al., 'Healthy Lifestyle Program (HeLP) for low back pain: protocol for a randomised controlled trial', BMJ OPEN, 9 (2019)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029290
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Alix Hall, Christopher M Williams
2019 Doherty E, Kingsland M, Wolfenden L, Wiggers J, Dray J, Hollis J, et al., 'Implementation strategies to improve preconception and antenatal care for tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption and weight management: a systematic review protocol', SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, 8 (2019)
DOI 10.1186/s13643-019-1193-3
Co-authors Kylie Bailey, Luke Wolfenden, Julia Dray, John Wiggers, John Attia, Ian Symonds, Jenna Hollis
2019 Bailey JM, Bartlem KM, Wiggers JH, Wye PM, Stockings EAL, Hodder RK, et al., 'Systematic review and meta-analysis of the provision of preventive care for modifiable chronic disease risk behaviours by mental health services', Preventive Medicine Reports, 16 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100969
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Richard Clancy, John Wiggers, Kate Bartlem, Julia Dray
2019 Williams A, Lee H, Kamper SJ, O Brien KM, Wiggers J, Wolfenden L, et al., 'Causal mechanisms of a healthy lifestyle intervention for patients with musculoskeletal pain who are overweight or obese', Clinical Rehabilitation, 33 1088-1097 (2019) [C1]

© The Author(s) 2019. Purpose: To assess the causal mechanisms of a healthy lifestyle intervention for patients with chronic low back pain and knee osteoarthritis, who are overwei... [more]

© The Author(s) 2019. Purpose: To assess the causal mechanisms of a healthy lifestyle intervention for patients with chronic low back pain and knee osteoarthritis, who are overweight or obese. Methods: We conducted causal mediation analyses of aggregated data from two randomized controlled trials (RCTs); which included 160 patients with chronic low back pain, and 120 patients with knee osteoarthritis. The intervention consisted of brief advice and referral to a six-month telephone-based healthy lifestyle coaching service. We used causal mediation to estimate the indirect, direct and path-specific effects of hypothesized mediators including: self-reported weight, diet, physical activity, and pain beliefs. Outcomes were pain intensity, disability, and quality of life (QoL). Results: The intervention did not reduce weight, improve diet or physical activity or change pain beliefs, and these mediators were not associated with the outcomes. Sensitivity analyses showed that our estimates were robust to the possible effects of unknown and unmeasured confounding. Conclusions: Our findings show that the intervention did not cause a meaningful change in the hypothesized mediators, and these mediators were not associated with patient-reported outcomes.

DOI 10.1177/0269215519831419
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Christopher M Williams, John Wiggers, Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden
2019 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Williams CM, Giligan C, Regan T, Daly J, et al., 'Real-time video counselling for smoking cessation', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD012659.pub2
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Christopher M Williams, Conor Gilligan, Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul, John Wiggers
2019 Wolfenden L, Chai LK, Jones J, McFadyen T, Hodder R, Kingsland M, et al., 'What happens once a program has been implemented? A call for research investigating strategies to enhance public health program sustainability', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43 3-4 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12867
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Nicole Nathan, Serene Yoong, John Wiggers
2019 Gilligan C, Wolfenden L, Foxcroft DR, Williams AJ, Kingsland M, Hodder RK, et al., 'Family-based prevention programmes for alcohol use in young people', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD012287.pub2
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers, Conor Gilligan
2019 Wolfenden L, Reilly K, Kingsland M, Grady A, Williams CM, Nathan N, et al., 'Identifying opportunities to develop the science of implementation for community-based non-communicable disease prevention: A review of implementation trials', Preventive Medicine, 118 279-285 (2019) [C1]

© 2018 Implementation of interventions in community organisations such as schools, childcare centres, and sporting clubs are recommended to target a range of modifiable risks of n... [more]

© 2018 Implementation of interventions in community organisations such as schools, childcare centres, and sporting clubs are recommended to target a range of modifiable risks of non-communicable diseases. Poor implementation, however, is common and has contributed to the failure of non-communicable disease interventions globally. This study aimed to characterise experimental research regarding strategies to improve implementation of chronic disease prevention programs in community settings. The review used data collected in three comprehensive systematic reviews undertaken between August 2015 and July 2017. Randomised controlled trials, including cluster design, and non-randomised trials with a parallel control group were included. The data were extracted to describe trial characteristics, implementation strategies employed, implementation outcomes and study quality. Of the 40 implementation trials included in the study, unhealthy diet was the most common risk factor targeted (n = 20). The most commonly reported implementation strategies were educational meetings (n = 38, 95%), educational materials (n = 36, 90%) and educational outreach visits (n = 29, 73%). Few trials were conducted ¿at-scale¿ (n = 8, 20%) or reported adverse effects (n = 5, 13%). The reporting of implementation related outcomes; intervention adoption (n = 13, 33%); appropriateness (n = 11, 28%); acceptability (n = 8, 20%); feasibility (n = 8, 20%); cost (n = 3, 8%); and sustainability (n = 2, 5%); was limited. For the majority of trials, risk of bias was high for blinding of study personnel/participants and outcome assessors. Testing of strategies to improve implementation of non-communicable disease prevention strategies in community settings, delivered ¿at-scale¿, utilising implementation frameworks, including a comprehensive range of implementation outcomes should be priority areas for future research in implementation science.

DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.11.014
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rachel Sutherland, Nicole Nathan, Alice Grady, Luke Wolfenden, Christopher M Williams, John Wiggers, Kathryn L Reilly, Serene Yoong
2019 Kamper SJ, Michaleff ZA, Campbell P, Dunn KM, Yamato TP, Hodder RK, et al., 'Back pain, mental health and substance use are associated in adolescents', Journal of public health (Oxford, England), 41 487-493 (2019) [C1]

© The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Faculty of Public Health. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com... [more]

© The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Faculty of Public Health. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com. BACKGROUND: During adolescence, prevalence of pain and health risk factors such as smoking, alcohol use and poor mental health all rise sharply. The aim of this study was to describe the relationship between back pain and health risk factors in adolescents. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from the Healthy Schools Healthy Futures study, and the Australian Child Wellbeing Project was used, mean age: 14-15 years. Children were stratified according to back pain frequency. Within each strata, the proportion of children that reported drinking alcohol or smoking or that experienced feelings of anxiety or depression was reported. Test-for-trend analyses assessed whether increasing frequency of pain was associated with health risk factors. RESULTS: Data was collected from ~2500 and 3900 children. Larger proportions of children smoked or drank alcohol within each strata of increasing pain frequency. The trend with anxiety and depression was less clear, although there was a marked difference between the children that reported no pain, and pain more frequently. CONCLUSION: Two large, independent samples show adolescents that experience back pain more frequently are also more likely to smoke, drink alcohol and report feelings of anxiety and depression. Pain appears to be part of the picture of general health risk in adolescents.

DOI 10.1093/pubmed/fdy129
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Christopher M Williams, John Wiggers
2019 Wolfenden L, Bolsewicz K, Grady A, McCrabb S, Kingsland M, Wiggers J, et al., 'Optimisation: Defining and exploring a concept to enhance the impact of public health initiatives', Health Research Policy and Systems, 17 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12961-019-0502-6
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Alice Grady, Rebecca Wyse, Serene Yoong, Alix Hall, John Attia, Rachel Sutherland, Nicole Nathan, Sam Mccrabb, Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers
2018 Hodder RK, Stacey FG, O'Brien KM, Wyse RJ, Clinton-McHarg T, Tzelepis F, et al., 'Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged five years and under', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2018)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD008552.pub4
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Flora Tzelepis, Kate Bartlem, Rebecca Wyse, Nicole Nathan, Rachel Sutherland
2018 O'Brien KM, Hodder RK, Wiggers J, Williams A, Campbell E, Wolfenden L, et al., 'Effectiveness of telephone-based interventions for managing osteoarthritis and spinal pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis', PEERJ, 6 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.7717/peerj.5846
Citations Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Christopher M Williams, John Wiggers, Flora Tzelepis, Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden
2018 Hodder RK, Homer S, Freund M, Bowman JA, Lecathelinais C, Coly-Vas K, et al., 'The association between adolescent condom use and individual and environmental resilience protective factors', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42 230-233 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 The University of Newcastle. Objective: Individual and environmental resilience protective factors are suggested to be associated with adolescent condom use; however, previ... [more]

© 2018 The University of Newcastle. Objective: Individual and environmental resilience protective factors are suggested to be associated with adolescent condom use; however, previous studies have not comprehensively examined such associations. This study aimed to determine the associations between condom use, and numerous individual and environmental resilience protective factors in sexually active Australian adolescents. Methods: Participants were Grade 10 students attending 28 Australian government high schools (n=1,688). An online survey (2011) collected data regarding: sexual intercourse (past year), condom use and 14 individual and environmental resilience protective factors. Multivariable backward stepwise logistic regression models examined associations between student condom use and protective factors (total, subscale). Results: Only total environmental protective factors remained in the final total score model; students with higher total environmental protective factors scores were 2.59 times more likely to always use a condom(95%CI:1.80-3.74). Only three of 14 protective factor subscales were associated with a higher likelihood of always using a condom in the final subscale model (individual: goals/aspirations; environmental: community participation, pro-social peers). Conclusions: Total environmental and three protective factor subscales demonstrated prominent associations with consistent use of condoms in sexually active adolescents. Implications for public health: Consideration of particular resilience protective factors in adolescent sexual risk behaviour prevention, such as condom use, is warranted.

DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12744
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Megan Freund, Jenny Bowman, Kim Colyvas, John Wiggers, Julia Dray
2018 O'Brien KM, Wiggers J, Williams A, Campbell E, Hodder RK, Wolfenden L, et al., 'Telephone-based weight loss support for patients with knee osteoarthritis: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial', Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 26 485-494 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 Osteoarthritis Research Society International Objective: To determine the effectiveness of telephone-based weight loss support in reducing the intensity of knee pain in pat... [more]

© 2018 Osteoarthritis Research Society International Objective: To determine the effectiveness of telephone-based weight loss support in reducing the intensity of knee pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis, who are overweight or obese, compared to usual care. Design: We conducted a parallel randomised controlled trial (RCT), embedded within a cohort multiple RCT of patients on a waiting list for outpatient orthopaedic consultation at a tertiary referral hospital in NSW, Australia. Patients with knee osteoarthritis, classified as overweight or obese [body mass index (BMI) between =27 kg/m2 and <40 kg/m2] were randomly allocated to receive referral to an existing non-disease specific government funded 6-month telephone-based weight management and healthy lifestyle service or usual care. The primary outcome was knee pain intensity measured using an 11-point numerical rating scale (NRS) over 6-month follow-up. A number of secondary outcomes, including self-reported weight were measured. Data analysis was by intention-to-treat according to a pre-published analysis plan. Results: Between May 19 and June 30 2015, 120 patients were randomly assigned to the intervention (59 analysed, one post-randomisation exclusion) or usual care (60 analysed). We found no statistically significant between group differences in pain intensity [area under the curve (AUC), mean difference 5.4, 95%CI: -13.7 to 24.5, P = 0.58] or weight change at 6 months (self-reported; mean difference -0.4, 95%CI: -2.6 to 1.8, P = 0.74). Conclusions: Among patients with knee osteoarthritis who are overweight, telephone-based weight loss support, provided using an existing 6-month weight management and healthy lifestyle service did not reduce knee pain intensity or weight, compared with usual care. Trial registration number: ACTRN12615000490572

DOI 10.1016/j.joca.2018.01.003
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Serene Yoong, John Wiggers, Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden
2018 Nathan N, Elton B, Babic M, McCarthy N, Sutherland R, Presseau J, et al., 'Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of physical activity policies in schools: A systematic review', Preventive Medicine, 107 45-53 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.11.012
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 24
Co-authors Rachel Sutherland, Luke Wolfenden, Serene Yoong, Nicole Nathan
2018 Williams A, Wiggers J, O'Brien KM, Wolfenden L, Yoong SL, Hodder RK, et al., 'Effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle intervention for chronic low back pain: a randomised controlled trial.', Pain, 159 1137-1146 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001198
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Christopher M Williams, John Wiggers, Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden
2018 Hodder RK, Campbell E, Gilligan C, Lee H, Lecathelinais C, Green S, et al., 'Association between Australian adolescent alcohol use and alcohol use risk and protective factors in 2011 and 2014.', Drug and alcohol review, 37 Suppl 1 S22-S33 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/dar.12623
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors John Wiggers, Conor Gilligan
2018 Wolfenden L, Goldman S, Stacey FG, Grady A, Kingsland M, Williams CM, et al., 'Strategies to improve the implementation of workplace-based policies or practices targeting tobacco, alcohol, diet, physical activity and obesity.', Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 11 CD012439 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD012439.pub2
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Christopher M Williams, Alice Grady, John Wiggers, Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden
2018 Stockings E, Bartlem K, Hall A, Hodder R, Gilligan C, Wiggers J, et al., 'Whole-of-community interventions to reduce population-level harms arising from alcohol and other drug use: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Addiction, 113 1984-2018 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/add.14277
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Kate Bartlem, Conor Gilligan, Alix Hall, Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers
2018 Hodder RK, Freund M, Bowman J, Wolfenden L, Campbell E, Dray J, et al., 'Differential intervention effectiveness of a universal school-based resilience intervention in reducing adolescent substance use within student subgroups: Exploratory assessment within a cluster-randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, 8 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021047
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, Julia Dray, John Wiggers, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden, Megan Freund, John Attia
2018 Hodder RK, O'Brien KM, Stacey FG, Wyse RJ, Clinton-Mcharg T, Tzelepis F, et al., 'Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged five years and under', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018 (2018)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD008552.pub5
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Kate Bartlem, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Nicole Nathan, Rachel Sutherland, Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse, Erica James
2018 O'Brien KM, van Dongen JM, Williams A, Kamper SJ, Wiggers J, Hodder RK, et al., 'Economic evaluation of telephone-based weight loss support for patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 18 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-6300-1
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors John Wiggers, Christopher M Williams
2017 McLaren N, Kamper SJ, Hodder RK, Wiggers JH, Wolfenden L, Bowman J, et al., 'Increased Substance Use and Poorer Mental Health in Adolescents With Problematic Musculoskeletal Pain', Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 47 705-711 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.2519/jospt.2017.7441
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Julia Dray, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden, Christopher M Williams, John Wiggers
2017 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Williams CM, Gilligan C, Regan T, Daly J, et al., 'Real-time video counselling for smoking cessation', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017 (2017)

© 2017 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley &amp; Sons, Ltd. This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: The objective... [more]

© 2017 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: The objectives of this review are to assess the following, across community, healthcare or other settings. The effectiveness of real-time video counselling delivered individually or to a group for increasing smoking cessation. The effectiveness of real-time video counselling on increasing the number of quit attempts. The effect of real-time video counselling on intervention adherence and duration of consultations. The effect of real-time video counselling on satisfaction, including ease of use. The effect of real-time video counselling on therapeutic alliance. To provide a brief economic commentary of real-time video counselling.

DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD012659
Citations Scopus - 7
Co-authors John Wiggers, Christopher M Williams, Conor Gilligan, Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2017 Wolfenden L, Nathan NK, Sutherland R, Yoong SL, Hodder RK, Wyse RJ, et al., 'Strategies for enhancing the implementation of school-based policies or practices targeting risk factors for chronic disease', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD011677.pub2
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Flora Tzelepis, Rebecca Wyse, John Wiggers, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden, Alison A Fielding, Alice Grady, Nicole Nathan, Rachel Sutherland
2017 Hodder RK, Wolfenden L, 'Comparison of online and paper survey participation rates in a child health survey by parents of secondary school students', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 41 547-548 (2017)
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12682
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2017 Hodder RK, Stacey FG, Wyse RJ, O'Brien KM, Clinton-McHarg T, Tzelepis F, et al., 'Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged five years and under', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD008552.pub3
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Erica James, Rachel Sutherland, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Kate Bartlem, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Rebecca Wyse, Flora Tzelepis, Serene Yoong
2017 Dray J, Bowman J, Campbell E, Freund M, Hodder R, Wolfenden L, et al., 'Effectiveness of a pragmatic school-based universal intervention targeting student resilience protective factors in reducing mental health problems in adolescents', Journal of Adolescence, 57 74-89 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 The Authors Worldwide, 10¿20% of adolescents experience mental health problems. Strategies aimed at strengthening resilience protective factors provide a potential approach... [more]

© 2017 The Authors Worldwide, 10¿20% of adolescents experience mental health problems. Strategies aimed at strengthening resilience protective factors provide a potential approach for reducing mental health problems in adolescents. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a universal, school-based intervention targeting resilience protective factors in reducing mental health problems in adolescents. A cluster randomised controlled trial was conducted in 20 intervention and 12 control secondary schools located in socio-economically disadvantaged areas of NSW, Australia. Data were collected from 3115 students at baseline (Grade 7, 2011), of whom 2149 provided data at follow up (Grade 10, 2014; enrolments in Grades 7 to 10 typically aged 12¿16 years; 50% male; 69.0% retention). There were no significant differences between groups at follow-up for three mental health outcomes: total SDQ, internalising problems, and prosocial behaviour. A small statistically significant difference in favour of the control group was found for externalising problems. Findings highlight the continued difficulties in developing effective, school-based prevention programs for mental health problems in adolescents. Trial registration ANZCTR (Ref no: ACTRN12611000606987).

DOI 10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.03.009
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Julia Dray, John Wiggers, Jenny Bowman, Christopher Oldmeadow, John Attia, Luke Wolfenden, Megan Freund
2017 Hodder RK, Wolfenden L, Kamper SJ, Lee H, Williams A, O'Brien KM, Williams CM, 'Developing implementation science to improve the translation of research to address low back pain: A critical review', Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 30 1050-1073 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.berh.2017.05.002
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden
2017 Lee H, Mansell G, McAuley JH, Kamper SJ, Hübscher M, Moseley GL, et al., 'Causal mechanisms in the clinical course and treatment of back pain', Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 30 1074-1083 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.berh.2017.04.001
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Christopher M Williams
2017 Thomas J, Noel-Storr A, Marshall I, Wallace B, McDonald S, Mavergames C, et al., 'Living systematic reviews: 2. Combining human and machine effort', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 91 31-37 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 The Authors New approaches to evidence synthesis, which use human effort and machine automation in mutually reinforcing ways, can enhance the feasibility and sustainability... [more]

© 2017 The Authors New approaches to evidence synthesis, which use human effort and machine automation in mutually reinforcing ways, can enhance the feasibility and sustainability of living systematic reviews. Human effort is a scarce and valuable resource, required when automation is impossible or undesirable, and includes contributions from online communities (¿crowds¿) as well as more conventional contributions from review authors and information specialists. Automation can assist with some systematic review tasks, including searching, eligibility assessment, identification and retrieval of full-text reports, extraction of data, and risk of bias assessment. Workflows can be developed in which human effort and machine automation can each enable the other to operate in more effective and efficient ways, offering substantial enhancement to the productivity of systematic reviews. This paper describes and discusses the potential¿and limitations¿of new ways of undertaking specific tasks in living systematic reviews, identifying areas where these human/machine ¿technologies¿ are already in use, and where further research and development is needed. While the context is living systematic reviews, many of these enabling technologies apply equally to standard approaches to systematic reviewing.

DOI 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.08.011
Citations Scopus - 64
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2017 Akl EA, Meerpohl JJ, Elliott J, Kahale LA, Schünemann HJ, Agoritsas T, et al., 'Living systematic reviews: 4. Living guideline recommendations', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 91 47-53 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. While it is important for the evidence supporting practice guidelines to be current, that is often not the case. The advent of living systematic reviews has m... [more]

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. While it is important for the evidence supporting practice guidelines to be current, that is often not the case. The advent of living systematic reviews has made the concept of ¿living guidelines¿ realistic, with the promise to provide timely, up-to-date and high-quality guidance to target users. We define living guidelines as an optimization of the guideline development process to allow updating individual recommendations as soon as new relevant evidence becomes available. A major implication of that definition is that the unit of update is the individual recommendation and not the whole guideline. We then discuss when living guidelines are appropriate, the workflows required to support them, the collaboration between living systematic reviews and living guideline teams, the thresholds for changing recommendations, and potential approaches to publication and dissemination. The success and sustainability of the concept of living guideline will depend on those of its major pillar, the living systematic review. We conclude that guideline developers should both experiment with and research the process of living guidelines.

DOI 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.08.009
Citations Scopus - 36
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2017 Simmonds M, Salanti G, McKenzie J, Elliott J, Agoritsas T, Hilton J, et al., 'Living systematic reviews: 3. Statistical methods for updating meta-analyses', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 91 38-46 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. A living systematic review (LSR) should keep the review current as new research evidence emerges. Any meta-analyses included in the review will also need upda... [more]

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. A living systematic review (LSR) should keep the review current as new research evidence emerges. Any meta-analyses included in the review will also need updating as new material is identified. If the aim of the review is solely to present the best current evidence standard meta-analysis may be sufficient, provided reviewers are aware that results may change at later updates. If the review is used in a decision-making context, more caution may be needed. When using standard meta-analysis methods, the chance of incorrectly concluding that any updated meta-analysis is statistically significant when there is no effect (the type I error) increases rapidly as more updates are performed. Inaccurate estimation of any heterogeneity across studies may also lead to inappropriate conclusions. This paper considers four methods to avoid some of these statistical problems when updating meta-analyses: two methods, that is, law of the iterated logarithm and the Shuster method control primarily for inflation of type I error and two other methods, that is, trial sequential analysis and sequential meta-analysis control for type I and II errors (failing to detect a genuine effect) and take account of heterogeneity. This paper compares the methods and considers how they could be applied to LSRs.

DOI 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.08.008
Citations Scopus - 34
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2017 Elliott JH, Synnot A, Turner T, Simmonds M, Akl EA, McDonald S, et al., 'Living systematic review: 1. Introduction the why, what, when, and how', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 91 23-30 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. Systematic reviews are difficult to keep up to date, but failure to do so leads to a decay in review currency, accuracy, and utility. We are developing a nove... [more]

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. Systematic reviews are difficult to keep up to date, but failure to do so leads to a decay in review currency, accuracy, and utility. We are developing a novel approach to systematic review updating termed ¿Living systematic review¿ (LSR): systematic reviews that are continually updated, incorporating relevant new evidence as it becomes available. LSRs may be particularly important in fields where research evidence is emerging rapidly, current evidence is uncertain, and new research may change policy or practice decisions. We hypothesize that a continual approach to updating will achieve greater currency and validity, and increase the benefits to end users, with feasible resource requirements over time.

DOI 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.08.010
Citations Scopus - 85
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2017 Hodder RK, Freund M, Wolfenden L, Bowman J, Nepal S, Dray J, et al., 'Systematic review of universal school-based resilience interventions targeting adolescent tobacco, alcohol or illicit substance use: A meta-analysis', Preventive Medicine, 100 248-268 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. Universal school-based interventions that address adolescent ¿resilience¿ may represent a means of reducing adolescent substance use, however previous systema... [more]

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. Universal school-based interventions that address adolescent ¿resilience¿ may represent a means of reducing adolescent substance use, however previous systematic reviews have not examined the effectiveness of such an intervention approach. A systematic review was undertaken to 1) assess whether universal school-based ¿resilience¿ interventions are effective in reducing the prevalence of tobacco, alcohol or illicit substance use by adolescents, and 2) describe such effectiveness per intervention characteristic subgroups. Eligible studies were peer-reviewed reports (1994¿2015) of randomised controlled trials including participants aged 5¿18¿years that reported adolescent tobacco, alcohol or illicit substance use, and implemented a universal school-based ¿resilience¿ intervention (i.e. those addressing both individual (e.g. self-esteem) and environmental (e.g. school connectedness) protective factors of resilience). Trial effects for binary outcomes were synthesised via meta-analyses and effect sizes reported as odds ratios. Subgroup (by intervention type, prevention approach, setting, intervention duration, follow-up length) and sensitivity analyses (excluding studies at high risk of bias) were conducted. Nineteen eligible studies were identified from 16,619 records (tobacco: n¿=¿15, alcohol: n¿=¿17, illicit: n¿=¿11). An overall intervention effect was found for binary measures of illicit substance use (n¿=¿10; OR: 0.78, 95%CI: 0.6¿0.93, p¿=¿0.007,Tau2¿=¿0.0, I2¿=¿0%), but not tobacco or alcohol use. A similar result was found when studies assessed as high risk of bias were excluded. Overall intervention effects were evident for illicit substance use within multiple intervention characteristic subgroups, but not tobacco and alcohol. Such results support the implementation of universal school-based interventions that address ¿resilience¿ protective factors to reduce adolescent illicit substance use, however suggest alternate approaches are required for tobacco and alcohol use. PROSPERO registration: CRD42014004906.

DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.04.003
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden, Julia Dray, John Wiggers, Megan Freund
2017 Hodder RK, Freund M, Bowman J, Wolfenden L, Campbell E, Dray J, et al., 'Effectiveness of a pragmatic school-based universal resilience intervention in reducing tobacco, alcohol and illicit substance use in a population of adolescents: cluster-randomised controlled trial', BMJ OPEN, 7 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016060
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, John Attia, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden, Megan Freund, John Wiggers, Julia Dray
2017 Dray J, Bowman J, Campbell E, Freund M, Wolfenden L, Hodder RK, et al., 'Systematic Review of Universal Resilience-Focused Interventions Targeting Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the School Setting', Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 56 813-824 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Objective To examine the effect of universal, school-based, resilience-focused interventions on mental health problems i... [more]

© 2017 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Objective To examine the effect of universal, school-based, resilience-focused interventions on mental health problems in children and adolescents. Method Eligible studies were randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of universal, school-based interventions that included strategies to strengthen a minimum of 3 internal resilience protective factors, and included an outcome measure of mental health problems in children and adolescents aged 5 to 18 years. Six databases were searched from 1995 to 2015. Results were pooled in meta-analyses by mental health outcome (anxiety symptoms, depressive symptoms, hyperactivity, conduct problems, internalizing problems, externalizing problems, and general psychological distress), for all trials (5-18 years). Subgroup analyses were conducted by age (child: 5-10 years; adolescent: 11-18 years), length of follow-up (short: post-=12 months; long: >12 months), and gender (narrative). Results A total of 57 included trials were identified from 5,984 records, with 49 contributing to meta-analyses. For all trials, resilience-focused interventions were effective relative to a control in reducing 4 of 7 outcomes: depressive symptoms, internalizing problems, externalizing problems, and general psychological distress. For child trials (meta-analyses for 6 outcomes), interventions were effective for anxiety symptoms and general psychological distress. For adolescent trials (meta-analyses for 5 outcomes), interventions were effective for internalizing problems. For short-term follow-up, interventions were effective for 2 of 7 outcomes: depressive symptoms and anxiety symptoms. For long-term follow-up (meta-analyses for 5 outcomes), interventions were effective for internalizing problems. Conclusion The findings may suggest most promise for using universal resilience-focused interventions at least for short-term reductions in depressive and anxiety symptoms for children and adolescents, particularly if a cognitive-behavioral therapy-based approach is used. The limited number of trials providing data amenable for meta-analysis for some outcomes and subgroups, the variability of interventions, study quality, and bias mean that it is not possible to draw more specific conclusions. Identifying what intervention qualities (such as number and type of protective factor) achieve the greatest positive effect per mental health problem outcome remains an important area for future research. Systematic review protocol and registration Systematic Review of Universal Resilience Interventions Targeting Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the School Setting; http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-015-0172-6; PROSPERO CRD42015025908.

DOI 10.1016/j.jaac.2017.07.780
Citations Scopus - 74Web of Science - 61
Co-authors Julia Dray, Christopher Oldmeadow, John Wiggers, Megan Freund, Kate Bartlem, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2017 Lee H, Wiggers J, Kamper SJ, Williams A, O'Brien KM, Hodder RK, et al., 'Mechanism evaluation of a lifestyle intervention for patients with musculoskeletal pain who are overweight or obese: protocol for a causal mediation analysis', BMJ OPEN, 7 (2017)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014652
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Serene Yoong, John Wiggers, Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Kingsland M, Wiggers JH, Vashum KP, Hodder RK, Wolfenden L, 'Interventions in sports settings to reduce risky alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm: a systematic review.', Systematic reviews, 5 12 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s13643-016-0183-y
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers
2016 Gilligan C, Wolfenden L, Foxcroft DR, Kingsland M, Williams AJ, Hodder RK, et al., 'Family-based prevention programs for alcohol use in young people', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 (2016)

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

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

DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD012287
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Conor Gilligan, Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers
2016 Hodder RK, Freund M, Bowman J, Wolfenden L, Gillham K, Dray J, Wiggers J, 'Association between adolescent tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use and individual and environmental resilience protective factors.', BMJ Open, 6 e012688 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012688
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Megan Freund, John Wiggers, Julia Dray, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Dray J, Bowman J, Freund M, Campbell E, Hodder R, Lecathelinais C, Wiggers J, 'Mental health problems in a regional population of Australian adolescents: association with socio-demographic characteristics', Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 10 32-43 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s13034-016-0120-9
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7
Co-authors John Wiggers, Megan Freund, Jenny Bowman, Julia Dray
2015 Williams CM, Nathan NK, Wyse RJ, Yoong SL, Delaney T, Wiggers J, et al., 'Strategies for enhancing the implementation of school-based policies or practices targeting risk factors for chronic disease', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2015 (2015)

© 2015 The Cochrane Collaboration. This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: The primary aims of the review are to examine the eff... [more]

© 2015 The Cochrane Collaboration. This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: The primary aims of the review are to examine the effectiveness of strategies aiming to improve the implementation of school-based policies, programs or practices that aim to promote healthy or reduce unhealthy behaviours relating to child diet, physical activity, obesity, or tobacco or alcohol use. Secondary objectives of the review are to: examine the effectiveness of implementation strategies on health behavioural (e.g. fruit and vegetable consumption) and anthropometric outcomes (e.g. BMI, weight); describe the impact of such strategies on the knowledge, skills or attitudes of stakeholders involved in implementing health promoting policies, programs or practices; describe the cost or cost effectiveness of such strategies; describe any unintended adverse effects of strategies on schools, school staff or children.

DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD011677
Citations Scopus - 33
Co-authors John Wiggers, Rebecca Wyse, Serene Yoong, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Christopher M Williams, Rachel Sutherland, Megan Freund
2015 Dray J, Bowman J, Wolfenden L, Campbell E, Freund M, Hodder R, Wiggers J, 'Systematic review of universal resilience interventions targeting child and adolescent mental health in the school setting: Review protocol', Systematic Reviews, (2015) [C3]

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

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

DOI 10.1186/s13643-015-0172-6
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman, Megan Freund, John Wiggers, Julia Dray
2014 Dray J, Bowman J, Freund M, Campbell E, Wolfenden L, Hodder RK, Wiggers J, 'Improving adolescent mental health and resilience through a resilience-based intervention in schools: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.', Trials, 15 289 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1745-6215-15-289
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Megan Freund, John Wiggers, Julia Dray, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2014 Hodder RK, Freund M, Wolfenden L, Bowman J, Gillham K, Dray J, Wiggers J, 'Systematic review of universal school-based resilience interventions targeting adolescent tobacco, alcohol or illicit drug use: review protocol.', BMJ Open, 4 e004718 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004718
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Megan Freund, John Wiggers, Julia Dray, Jenny Bowman
2013 Bell AC, Wolfenden L, Sutherland R, Coggan L, Young K, Fitzgerald M, et al., 'Harnessing the power of advertising to prevent childhood obesity', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 10 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-10-114
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers, Rachel Sutherland
2012 Wolfenden L, Wyse RJ, Britton BI, Campbell KJ, Hodder RK, Stacey FG, et al., 'Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged 5 years and under', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD008552.pub2
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 53
Co-authors Erica James, Luke Wolfenden, Patrick Mcelduff, Rebecca Wyse, Benjamin Britton
2012 Hodder RK, Freund MA, Bowman JA, Wolfenden L, Campbell EM, Wye PM, et al., 'A cluster randomised trial of a school-based resilience intervention to decrease tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use in secondary school students: Study protocol', BMC Public Health, 12 1009 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authors John Wiggers, Megan Freund, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2011 Hodder RK, Daly JB, Freund MA, Bowman JA, Hazell T, Wiggers JH, 'A school-based resilience intervention to decrease tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use in high school students', BMC Public Health, 11 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-722
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Megan Freund, John Wiggers
2010 Wolfenden L, Wyse R, Britton B, Campbell K, Hodder R, Stacey FJ, et al., 'Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in preschool aged children', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1-11 (2010)
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Erica James
2009 Wolfenden L, Kypri K, Freund MA, Hodder R, 'Obtaining active parental consent for school-based research: A guide for researchers', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33 270-275 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2009.00387.x
Citations Scopus - 47Web of Science - 47
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Kypros Kypri, Megan Freund
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Conference (23 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Grady A, Barnes C, Wolfenden L, Mclaughlin M, Delaney T, Finch M, et al., 'The effectiveness of strategies to improve user engagement with digital health interventions to improve risk factors for chronic disease: A systematic review', The effectiveness of strategies to improve user engagement with digital health interventions to improve risk factors for chronic disease: A systematic review, Prague (2020)
Co-authors Matthew Mclaughlin Mc, Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca Wyse
2018 Williams C, Kamper S, Michaleff Z, Campbell P, Wiggers J, Hodder R, Dunn K, 'ADVERSE HEALTH RISKS IN ADOLESCENTS WITH BACK PAIN', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2018)
Co-authors Christopher M Williams, John Wiggers
2018 Hodder R, Lee H, Kamper S, Wiggers J, Williams C, 'EFFECTIVENESS OF A UNIVERSAL SCHOOL-BASED 'RESILIENCE' INTERVENTION IN REDUCING PAIN IN ADOLESCENTS: A CLUSTER-RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2018)
Co-authors John Wiggers, Christopher M Williams
2018 Robson E, Kamper S, Saragiotto B, Williams C, O'Brien K, Williams A, et al., 'ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF A HEALTH BEHAVIOUR INTERVENTION FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2018)
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Christopher M Williams, Luke Wolfenden
2018 Saragiotto B, Kamper S, Hodder R, Wolfenden L, Lee H, Oliveira V, et al., 'EFFECTIVENESS OF SMOKING CESSATION AND WEIGHT LOSS INTERVENTIONS FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2018)
Co-authors John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden
2018 Hodder R, Campbell E, Gilligan C, Lee H, Lecathelinaisi C, Green S, et al., 'ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN ADOLESCENT TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL USE, AND TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL USE RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2018)
Co-authors Conor Gilligan, John Wiggers
2017 Dray J, Bowman J, Campbell E, Freund M, Wiggers J, Wolfenden L, et al., 'Exploring the Potential Effectiveness of a School-based Intervention on Mental Health Problems and Resilience in Australian Adolescents', The 22nd International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions World Congress, Calgary, Canada (2017)
Co-authors Megan Freund, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers, Julia Dray
2017 Dray J, Bowman J, Freund M, Campbell E, Hodder R, Lecathelinais C, et al., 'Investigating Differences in Prevalence of Risk of Current Mental Health Problems of Australian Adolescents by Socio-demographic Characteristic', The 22nd International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions World Congress, Calgary, Canada (2017)
Co-authors Megan Freund, Jenny Bowman, Julia Dray, John Wiggers
2017 Hodder R, Wyse R, Stacey F, O'Brien K, Clinton-McHarg T, Tzelepis F, et al., 'Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged 5 years and under: preliminary results from a Cochrane review update', Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged 5 years and under: preliminary results from a Cochrane review update, Victoria BC, Canada (2017)
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Luke Wolfenden, Flora Tzelepis, Rebecca Wyse, Erica James
2017 Hodder R, Campbell E, Freund M, Wolfenden L, Bowman J, Dray J, et al., 'Limitations of pragmatic approaches to school-based health promotion: a case study', Limitations of pragmatic approaches to school-based health promotion: a case study, Toronto, Canada (2017)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Megan Freund, John Wiggers
2016 Dray J, Bowman J, Campbell E, Freund M, Wolfenden L, Hodder R, et al., 'Systematic review of the effect of school-based, resilience-focussed interventions on child and adolescent mental health', The 22nd International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions World Congress, Calgary, Canada (2016)
Co-authors Julia Dray, Kate Bartlem, John Wiggers, Megan Freund, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Hodder RK, Freund N, Wolfenden L, Bowman J, Nepal S, Dray J, et al., 'ARE UNIVERSAL SCHOOL-BASED PROTECTIVE FACTOR INTERVENTIONS EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE? RESULTS FROM A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman, John Wiggers, Serene Yoong, Julia Dray
2016 Hodder RK, Freund M, Bowman J, Wolfenden L, Campbell E, Dray J, et al., 'EFFECTIVENESS OF A SCHOOL-BASED PROTECTIVE FACTOR INTERVENTION IN REDUCING ADOLESCENT TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND ILLICIT SUBSTANCE USE', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman, John Wiggers, Christopher Oldmeadow, John Attia, Julia Dray
2016 Hodder RK, Freund M, Bowman J, Campbell E, Wolfenden L, Dray J, et al., 'EFFECTIVENESS OF A UNIVERSAL SCHOOL-BASED INTERVENTION IN REDUCING ADOLESCENT TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND ILLICIT SUBSTANCE USE WITHIN STUDENT SUBGROUPS: EXPLORATORY ASSESSMENT', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors John Attia, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman, Christopher Oldmeadow, John Wiggers, Julia Dray
2014 Hodder RK, Freund M, Bowman J, Wolfenden L, Gillham K, Dray J, Wiggers J, 'ADOLESCENT TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND ILLICIT DRUG USE: DOES RESILIENCE MATTER?', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, Brainerd, MN (2014)
Co-authors Julia Dray, Jenny Bowman, John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden
2014 Dray J, Freund M, Bowman J, Campbell E, Wiggers J, Wollenden L, et al., 'MENTAL HEALTH AND RESILIENCE IN ADOLESCENCE: A RESILIENCE-BASED INTERVENTION', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2014)
Co-authors John Wiggers, Jenny Bowman, Julia Dray
2014 Dray J, Freund M, Bowman J, Campbell E, Wiggers J, Wolfenden L, et al., 'Mental Health and Resilience in Adolescence: A resilience-based intervention', International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2014; 21(S1): S203., Groningen, The Netherlands (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-014-9418-2
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Megan Freund, Julia Dray, John Wiggers, Jenny Bowman
2014 Freund M, Bowman J, Campbell E, Hodder R, Wiggers J, Gillham K, Gillham K, 'The Mental Health of Adolescents: What Differences Exist?', International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2014; 21(S1): S203., Groningen, The Netherlands (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-014-9418-2
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, John Wiggers, Julia Dray, Megan Freund
2011 James EL, Wolfenden L, Wyse R, Britton B, Campbell K, Hodder R, et al., 'Interventions to increase fruit and vegetable consumption amongst preschool aged children: A systematic review of randomised trials', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Rebecca Wyse, Patrick Mcelduff, Benjamin Britton, Luke Wolfenden, Erica James
2009 Wyse R, Campbell EM, Wolfenden L, Hodder R, 'Policies and practices promoting physical activity in primary schools: A survey of principals from the Hunter New England area, NSW, Australia', 26th ACHPER International Conference: Creating Active Futures: Program & Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2008 Daly J, Wiggers J, Gilham K, Freund M, Hodder R, 'The One Stop Shop Project increasing student resilience, and its impact on student tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use (poster)', Sydney, Australia (2008)
Co-authors Megan Freund, John Wiggers
2007 Daly J, Freund MA, Wiggers J, Wells VL, Gillham K, 'The One Stop Shop Project - increasing school capacity to support student health and wellbeing, and its impact on student tobacco use (Poster)', Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: From Vision to Reality. Programme and Presentations, Auckland (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Megan Freund
2007 Daly J, Freund M, Wiggers J, Hodder R, 'An antenatal clinic based intervention to increase smoking cessation care: A Smoke Free Families program (poster)', An antenatal clinic based intervention to increase smoking cessation care: A Smoke Free Families program, Auckland, New Zealand (2007)
Co-authors John Wiggers, Megan Freund
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Report (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Hodder R, O'Brien K, Wolfenden L, Nathan N, Gilham K, Bowman J, et al., 'Evaluation of the Life Education Program in NSW', NSW Ministry of Health, 287 (2020)
Co-authors John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden
2020 Yoong SL, Tursan d Espaignet E, Wiggers J, St Claire S, Mellin-Olsen J, Grady A, et al., 'WHO tobacco knowledge summaries: tobacco and postsurgical outcomes', World Health Organization (2020)
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden, Christopher M Williams, John Wiggers
2019 Hodder R, Wolfenden L, O'Brien KM, Barnes C, Brown A, Stacey F, 'Effectiveness of obesity prevention approaches targeting children aged 5-12 delivered in primary schools: a rapid evidence review', Sax Institute (2019)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden
2018 Wolfenden L, Grady A, Goldman S, Hodder R, Kingsland M, Lee H, et al., 'Systematic Reviews to inform guidelines on health policy and system support to optimise community health worker programmes. PICO 3: For community health workers receiving pre-service training, should the curriculum address specific versus non-specific competences', Centre for Evidence and Implementation (2018)
Co-authors Christopher M Williams, John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden
2018 Wolfenden L, Goldman S, Hodder R, Grady A, Kingsland M, Lee H, et al., 'Systematic Reviews to inform guidelines on health policy and system support to optimise community health worker programmes. PICO 2: For community health workers receiving pre-service training, should the duration of training be shorter versus longer? Final report to the World Health Organization Guidelines Development Group', Centre for Evidence and Implementation (2018)
Co-authors Christopher M Williams, John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Stockings E, Wolfenden L, Bartlem K, Gilligan C, Hodder R, Kingsland M, Wiggers J, 'Systematic Review and Recommendations Final Report: The efficacy of multi-setting community-based alcohol and other drug (AOD) interventions for reducing population-level harms', The Alcohol and Drug Foundation, 69 (2016)
Co-authors John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Hodder R, Freund M, Wolfenden L, Bowman J, Nepal S, Dray J, et al., 'Systematic review of universal school-based resilience interventions targeting adolescent alcohol', 42nd Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society (2016)
Co-authors Megan Freund, Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers
2016 Wiggers J, Tindall J, Kingsland M, Hodder R, Gilham K, 'Public opinion and experiences of crime two and five years following the implementation of targeted regulation of licensed premises in Newcastle, Australia', 42nd Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society (2016)
Co-authors John Wiggers
2013 Bell AC, Campbell L, Wolfenden L, Gilham K, Hodder R, Francis L, Wiggers J, 'Chapter 5: Eating and physical activity behaviours: telephone survey. Good for Kids, Good for Life, 2006-2010: Evaluation Report', NSW Ministry of Health (2013)
Co-authors John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden
2007 Licata M, Gillham K, Mackenzie A, Wells V, Hodder R, Butterworth I, Wiggers JH, 'Creating liveable communities in the Lower Hunter region', The University of Newcastle Research, 52 (2007)
Co-authors John Wiggers
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 38
Total funding $2,512,671

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


20201 grants / $9,500

Effectiveness of an adapted multicomponent intervention to increase school menu adherence with a new state-wide canteen policy$9,500

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

Funding body Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Hodder RK, Wolfenden L, Nathan N

Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20194 grants / $412,087

Improving the translation of school-based interventions targeting health risk behaviours for chronic disease$353,860

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Rebecca Hodder
Scheme Early Career Fellowships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2023
GNo G1800229
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Effectiveness of obesity prevention approaches targeting children aged 5-12 in primary schools$31,250

Funding body: Health Administration Corporation

Funding body Health Administration Corporation
Project Team Doctor Rebecca Hodder, Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, Luke Wolfenden
Scheme NSW Government PMS Prequalification Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1900796
Type Of Funding C2220 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Other
Category 2220
UON Y

Disseminating an efficacious healthy eating intervention to primary schools across the Hunter New England region$22,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Rebecca Wyse, Doctor Rebecca Hodder, Doctor Rachel Sutherland, Doctor Nicole Nathan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1901537
Type Of Funding C3120 - Aust Philanthropy
Category 3120
UON Y

Implementation strategies to improve preconception and antenatal care for tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption and weight management$4,977

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour
Project Team

4. Doherty E, Kingsland M, Wolfenden L, Hollis J, Daly J, Bailey K, Dray J, Tully B, Attia J, Elliott E J, Hunter M, Symonds I, Tremain D, Hodder R

Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

201810 grants / $1,037,994

Increasing the implementation of mandatory physical activity policy in NSW primary schools across three NSW jurisdictions$490,000

Funding body: Medical Research Future Fund

Funding body Medical Research Future Fund
Project Team

Nathan N, Gillham K, Bailey A, Kerr N, Kajons N, Wolfenden L, Sutherland R, Hodder RK, Oldmeadow C, Searles A, Reeves P

Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding C1300 - Aust Competitive - Medical Research Future Fund
Category 1300
UON N

Using technology platforms to improve the use of chronic disease prevention services to reduce child obesity$200,000

Funding body: Medical Research Future Fund

Funding body Medical Research Future Fund
Project Team

Wolfenden L, Sutherland R, Nathan N, Gillham K, Bailey A, Evans N, Searles A, Hodder RK, Yoong SZ, Oldmeadow C

Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding C1300 - Aust Competitive - Medical Research Future Fund
Category 1300
UON N

Enhancing Teachers Health$137,000

Funding body: Teachers Health Foundation

Funding body Teachers Health Foundation
Project Team

Nathan N, Wolfenden L, Yoong SL, Tzelepis F, Sutherland R, Hodder RK, Reilly K, Chad S

Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON N

Addressing the health risk behaviours of the education workforce: A program to enhance the wellbeing of primary school teachers$124,700

Funding body: Teachers Health Foundation

Funding body Teachers Health Foundation
Project Team Doctor Nicole Nathan, Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Serene Yoong, Associate Professor Flora Tzelepis, Doctor Rachel Sutherland, Doctor Rebecca Hodder, Doctor Kathryn Reilly, Doctor Elaine Toomey
Scheme Research Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1800853
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON Y

Enhancing Teacher's Health$70,000

Funding body: Hunter New England Population Health

Funding body Hunter New England Population Health
Project Team Doctor Nicole Nathan, Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Serene Yoong, Associate Professor Flora Tzelepis, Doctor Rachel Sutherland, Doctor Rebecca Hodder, Doctor Kathryn Reilly, Doctor Elaine Toomey
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800924
Type Of Funding C2220 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Other
Category 2220
UON Y

Assessment of parental attitudes and acceptability towards nutrition and canteen strategies targeting adolescents$4,900

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

‘Out of School Hours Care’ service compliance with nutrition guidelines to identify need for implementation intervention to increase compliance$4,848

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour
Project Team

Seward K, Hodder RK

Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Travel award for International Congress of Behavioural Medicine$3,750

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Effectiveness of telephone-based interventions for managing osteoarthritis and spinal pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis$1,546

Funding body: Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Hodder RK, O’Brien KM

Scheme Publication Scheme Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Publication Award$1,250

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour
Scheme Publication award
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20174 grants / $310,977

Evaluation of the Life Education program New South Wales$263,000

Funding body: Health Administration Corporation

Funding body Health Administration Corporation
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Rebecca Hodder
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1701028
Type Of Funding C2210 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Own Purpose
Category 2210
UON Y

RWJF Living Systematic Review pilot study$44,277

Funding body: The Cochrane Collaboration

Funding body The Cochrane Collaboration
Project Team Doctor Rebecca Hodder, Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden
Scheme Cochrane Evidence Crowds & Machine Reading
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1701200
Type Of Funding C3212 - International Not for profit
Category 3212
UON Y

Systematic review to examine the effectiveness of resilience interventions in reducing tobacco, alcohol and illicit substance use in children and adolescents with chronic pain$3,350

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour
Project Team

17. Hodder RK, Lee H, Nathan N, Kamper S, Williams C

Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Australasian Cochrane Symposium$350

Funding body: Cochrane Australia

Funding body Cochrane Australia
Scheme Invited plenary and sponsored symposium attendance
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding C3212 - International Not for profit
Category 3212
UON N

20168 grants / $29,745

A systematic review of barriers and facilitators to the implementation of physical activity policies and programs in schools and application to the Theoretical Domains Framework’$9,360

Funding body: HCRA Hunter Cancer Research Alliance

Funding body HCRA Hunter Cancer Research Alliance
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

Family-based prevention programs for alcohol use in young people$5,000

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviors

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviors
Project Team

Gilligan C, Wolfenden L, Wiggers J, Hodder R, Williams A, Kingsland M, Tindall J, Sherker S, Rae J, Stockings E, Foxcroft D

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

Project Grant$5,000

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour
Project Team

Dray J, Bowman J, Wiggers J, Campbell E, Freund M, Hodder R, Lecathelinais C

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

The association between adolescent tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use and individual and environmental resilience protective factors$2,590

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour
Project Team

Hodder R, Wiggers J, Freund M, Bowman J

Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Project grant$2,160

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour
Project Team

O’Brien K, Williams C, Wiggers J, Campbell E, Hodder R

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

Travel award for International Congress of Behavioural Medicine$2,135

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour
Project Team

Hodder R, Wiggers J, Freund M, Bowman J

Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Project Grant $2,000

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour
Project Team

Williams C, Lee H, Hodder R, Williams A, O’Brien K

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

Travel scholarship for attendance at 42nd Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society$1,500

Funding body: Travel grant

Funding body Travel grant
Scheme Travel grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

20153 grants / $10,465

Investigating differential effectiveness within subgroups of a school-based resilience intervention in improving adolescent substance use$5,465

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour (CHB)

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour (CHB)
Project Team

Hodder R, Freund M, Campbell L, Wiggers J.

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

Efficacy of a school-based resilience intervention in improving academic achievement and absenteeism$3,000

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour (CHB)

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour (CHB)
Project Team

Hodder R, Freund M, Campbell L, Wiggers J.

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

Efficacy of a school-based resilience intervention in reducing weekly consumption tobacco and alcohol use$2,000

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour (CHB)

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour (CHB)
Project Team

Hodder R, Freund M, Campbell L, Wiggers J

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

20142 grants / $1,650

Early Career Award for the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine$1,500

Funding body: International Society of Behavioral Medicine

Funding body International Society of Behavioral Medicine
Project Team

R Hodder

Scheme Early career award
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding C3212 - International Not for profit
Category 3212
UON N

“Turning research into reality: Implementation science for population health” $150

Funding body: Hunter Cancer Research Alliance

Funding body Hunter Cancer Research Alliance
Project Team

R Hodder

Scheme Workshop attendance. 12th Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

20131 grants / $8,250

PRCHB Research Assistant Funding$8,250

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour (CHB)

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour (CHB)
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20104 grants / $367,250

Good for Kids. Good for Life Household Survey$150,000

Funding body: NSW Health, Centre for Health Advancement

Funding body NSW Health, Centre for Health Advancement
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Good for Life Follow-Up Survey 2010 (additional funding)$116,000

Funding body: NSW Health, Centre for Health Advancement

Funding body NSW Health, Centre for Health Advancement
Project Team

Wiggers J, Hodder R

Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding C2220 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Other
Category 2220
UON N

PhD Scholarship: Effectiveness of a Resilience Intervention in Reducing Smoking and Alcohol Consumption Among Secondary School Students$67,500

Funding body: Australian Government

Funding body Australian Government
Scheme Australian Government
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

PhD Scholarship top up: Effectiveness of a Resilience Intervention in Reducing Smoking and Alcohol Consumption Among Secondary School Students$33,750

Funding body: Hunter New England Population Health

Funding body Hunter New England Population Health
Project Team

R Hodder

Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON N

20091 grants / $324,753

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

Funding body: NSW Health, Centre for Health Advancement

Funding body NSW Health, Centre for Health Advancement
Project Team

Wiggers J, Hodder R

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

Number of supervisions

Completed3
Current4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2019 PhD The Impact of School Uniforms on Students Physical Activity at School PhD (Public Health & BehavSci), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD A Practice Change Intervention to Increase Provision of Antenatal Care Addressing Maternal Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy PhD (Public Health & BehavSci), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD A Healthy Lifestyle Program for Patients with Low Back Pain (HELP) PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Prognosis and Management of Musculoskeletal Pain and Health Behavioural Risks in Adolescents. PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2020 PhD Translation of Chronic Disease Preventive Care Guidelines into Mental Health Service Delivery PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 PhD Telephone-Based Management for Patients with Osteoarthritis and Other Musculoskeletal Conditions PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 Honours Effectiveness of a universal school-based resilience intervention on secondary school student bullying Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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News

Teen back pain linked to substance use

September 12, 2018

New research has revealed adolescents with frequent back pain are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol and report feelings of anxiety and depression.

Funding success to address chronic disease

August 16, 2018

Researchers from the University of Newcastle have received more than $5.8 million in NHMRC funding to tackle chronic disease.

Dr Rebecca Hodder

Position

NHMRC Early Career Fellow
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email rebecca.hodder@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4924 6297

Office

Room 1190
Building Booth Building, Wallsend Campus
Location Hunter New England Population Health, Longworth Avenue Wallsend NSW 2287

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