Dr Tara Clinton-Mcharg

Dr Tara Clinton-Mcharg

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Career Summary

Biography



Teaching Expertise

Qualifications

  • PhD (Behavioural Science), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia
Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/10/2010 - 1/03/2013 Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
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Publications

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Journal article (36 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Wyse R, Wiggers J, Delaney T, Ooi JY, Marshall J, Clinton-McHarg T, Wolfenden L, 'The price of healthy and unhealthy foods in Australian primary school canteens', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41 45-47 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12624
Co-authors John Wiggers, Rebecca Wyse, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, 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 Syst Rev, 9 CD008552 (2017)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD008552.pub3
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden, Flora Tzelepis, Rebecca Wyse, Erica James, Rebecca Hodder, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Nicole Nathan, Kate Bartlem
2017 Carey M, Boyes AW, Bryant J, Turon H, Clinton-McHarg T, Sanson-Fisher R, 'The Patient Perspective on Errors in Cancer Care: Results of a Cross-Sectional Survey', Journal of Patient Safety, (2017)

Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore medical oncology outpatients' perceived experiences of... [more]

Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore medical oncology outpatients' perceived experiences of errors in their cancer care. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted. English-speaking medical oncology outpatients aged 18 years or older were recruited from 9 Australian cancer treatment centers. Participants completed 2 paper-and-pencil questionnaires: an initial survey on demographic, disease and treatment characteristics upon recruitment; and a second survey on their experiences of errors in cancer care 1 month later. RESULTS: A total of 1818 patients (80%) consented to participate, and of these, 1136 (62%) completed both surveys. One hundred forty-eight participants (13%) perceived that an error had been made in their care, of which one third (n = 46) reported that the error was associated with severe harm. Of those who perceived an error had been made, less than half reported that they had received an explanation for the error (n = 65, 45%) and only one third reported receiving an apology (n = 50, 35%) or being told that steps had been taken to prevent the error from reoccurring (n = 52, 36%). Patients with university or vocational level education (odds ratio [OR] = 1.6 [1.09¿2.45] , P = 0.0174) and those who received radiotherapy (OR = 1.72 [1.16¿2.57]; P = 0.0076) or ¿other¿ treatments (OR = 3.23 [1.08¿9.63] ; P = 0.0356) were significantly more likely to report an error in care. CONCLUSIONS: There is significant scope to improve communication with patients and appropriate responses by the healthcare system after a perceived error in cancer care.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License 4.0 (CCBY-NC-ND), where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially without permission from the journal.

DOI 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000368
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Allison Boyes, Mariko Carey
2017 Seward K, Wolfenden L, Wiggers J, Finch M, Wyse R, Oldmeadow C, et al., 'Measuring implementation behaviour of menu guidelines in the childcare setting: confirmatory factor analysis of a theoretical domains framework questionnaire (TDFQ).', Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 14 45 (2017)
DOI 10.1186/s12966-017-0499-6
Co-authors Serene Yoong, John Wiggers, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Rebecca Wyse, Christopher Oldmeadow, Luke Wolfenden
2017 Jones J, Wyse R, Wiggers J, Yoong SL, Finch M, Lecathelinais C, et al., 'Dietary intake and physical activity levels of children attending Australian childcare services.', Nutr Diet, (2017)
DOI 10.1111/1747-0080.12375
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Luke Wolfenden, Jenna Hollis, Serene Yoong
2016 Wolfenden L, Finch M, Wyse R, Clinton-McHarg T, Yoong SL, 'Time to focus on implementation: the need to re-orient research on physical activity in childcare services', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 40 209-210 (2016)
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12518
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Rebecca Wyse, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Luke Wolfenden
2016 Clinton-McHarg T, Yoong SL, Tzelepis F, Regan T, Fielding A, Skelton E, et al., 'Psychometric properties of implementation measures for public health and community settings and mapping of constructs against the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research: a systematic review', IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, 11 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s13012-016-0512-5
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden, Flora Tzelepis, Timothy Regan
2016 Wolfenden L, Milat AJ, Lecathelinais C, Skelton E, Clinton-McHarg T, Williams C, et al., 'A bibliographic review of public health dissemination and implementation research output and citation rates', Preventive Medicine Reports, 4 441-443 (2016) [C1]

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

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

DOI 10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.08.006
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors John Wiggers, Li K Chai, Luke Wolfenden, Christopher M Williams, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Serene Yoong
2016 Paul CL, Boyes AW, O'Brien L, Baker AL, Henskens FA, Roos I, et al., 'Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial of Proactive Web-Based Versus Telephone-Based Information and Support: Can Electronic Platforms Deliver Effective Care for Lung Cancer Patients?', JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS, 5 (2016)
DOI 10.2196/resprot.6248
Co-authors Elizabeth Fradgley, Allison Boyes, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Amanda Baker, Frans Henskens, Chris Paul
2016 Paul C, Rose S, Hensley M, Pretto J, Hardy M, Henskens F, et al., 'Examining uptake of online education on obstructive sleep apnoea in general practitioners: A randomised trial', BMC Research Notes, 9 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 The Author(s). Background: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) affects up to 28 % of the adult population in Western countries. The detection and management of OSA by general p... [more]

© 2016 The Author(s). Background: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) affects up to 28 % of the adult population in Western countries. The detection and management of OSA by general practitioners (GPs) can be poor. The study aimed to examine what influence enhanced invitations had on uptake of on-line learning modules for OSA by GPs, and whether recent referrals of patients to sleep specialists influenced uptake. Methods: Practicing GPs in regional Australia were identified and randomised to receive either an enhanced or standard invitation letter to a new on-line education module for OSA. The enhanced letter included indication that the module was eligible for professional accreditation and described the prevalence and burden of sleep disorders. Some included extra emphasis if the GP had recently referred a patient for diagnostic investigation of OSA. Two reminder letters were sent. Results: Of 796 eligible GPs who received the letters, sixteen (2 %) accessed the website and four completed the modules over the four-month study period. GPs who received an enhanced invitation letter were not significantly more likely to access the website compared to GPs who received the standard invitation letter. Recent referral of a patient for diagnostic investigation was also not a significant factor in influencing use of the module. Conclusion: GP interest in on-line education about OSA appears low, and emphasis of relevant recent past patient(s) and the opportunity for professional education points was not successful in increasing engagement. There is a need to identify effective approaches to improving the detection and management of OSA in general practice.

DOI 10.1186/s13104-016-2157-5
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Michael Hensley, Mariko Carey, Frans Henskens, Chris Paul, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2016 Yoong SL, Dodds P, Hure A, Clinton-Mcharg T, Skelton E, Wiggers J, Wolfenden L, 'Healthier options do not reduce total energy of parent intended fast food purchases for their young children: A randomised controlled trial', Nutrition and Dietetics, 73 146-152 (2016) [C1]

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

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

DOI 10.1111/1747-0080.12204
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors John Wiggers, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Luke Wolfenden, Serene Yoong, Alexis Hure
2016 Turon H, Waller A, Clinton-McHarg T, Boyes A, Fleming J, Marlton P, et al., 'The Perspectives of Haematological Cancer Patients on Tissue Banking', Oncology and Therapy, 4 91-102 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s40487-016-0019-x
Co-authors Amy Waller, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Allison Boyes, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2016 Wolfenden L, Milat AJ, Lecathelinais C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Carey ML, Bryant J, et al., 'What is generated and what is used: A description of public health research output and citation', European Journal of Public Health, 26 523-525 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 The Author. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Public Health Association. All rights reserved. The aim of this short report was to describe the... [more]

© 2016 The Author. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Public Health Association. All rights reserved. The aim of this short report was to describe the output and citation rates of public health. Data-based publications and literature reviews from the year 2008, and their 5-year citation rates were extracted from 10 randomly selected public health journals. In total, 86.2% of publications were descriptive/epidemiological studies, 56.8% used cross-sectional (56.8%) designs and 77.8% were classified as research translation stage 2. Reviews and publications describing randomized controlled trials were the most highly cited, but were infrequently published. Strategies to address the discordance between public health research output and research citation may improve the impact of public health research.

DOI 10.1093/eurpub/ckw047
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Serene Yoong, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Amy Waller, John Wiggers
2016 Tindall J, Groombridge D, Wiggers J, Gillham K, Palmer D, Clinton-Mcharg T, et al., 'Alcohol-related crime in city entertainment precincts: Public perception and experience of alcohol-related crime and support for strategies to reduce such crime', Drug and Alcohol Review, 35 263-272 (2016) [C1]

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

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

DOI 10.1111/dar.12314
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, John Wiggers
2015 Jones J, Wyse R, Finch M, Lecathelinais C, Wiggers J, Marshall J, et al., 'Effectiveness of an intervention to facilitate the implementation of healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in childcare services: a randomised controlled trial', IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, 10 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s13012-015-0340-z
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Patrick Mcelduff, Jenna Hollis, Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers, Rebecca Wyse, Serene Yoong
2015 Boyes AW, Clinton-Mcharg T, Waller AE, Steele A, D'Este CA, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Prevalence and correlates of the unmet supportive care needs of individuals diagnosed with a haematological malignancy', Acta Oncologica, 54 507-514 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Informa Healthcare. Background. Information about the unmet supportive care needs of haematological cancer patients is needed for service planning and to inform clinical p... [more]

© 2014 Informa Healthcare. Background. Information about the unmet supportive care needs of haematological cancer patients is needed for service planning and to inform clinical practice. This study described the prevalence of, and factors associated with, unmet supportive care needs among haematological cancer patients. Material and methods. A total of 380 adults diagnosed with haematological cancer were recruited from the outpatient department at three comprehensive cancer treatment centres in Australia. Of these, 311 completed a self-report questionnaire. Unmet needs were assessed using the 34-item Supportive Care Needs Survey (SCNS-SF34). The data were examined using descriptive statistics and logistic regression. Results. Overall, 51% (95% CI 45-57%) of participants reported having at least one 'moderate to high' level unmet need, while 25% (95% CI 20-30%) reported 'no need' for help with any items. Unmet needs were most commonly reported in the psychological (35%; 95% CI 30-41%) and physical aspects of daily living (35%; 95% CI 30-41%) domains. The three most frequently endorsed items of 'moderate to high' unmet need were: lack of energy/tiredness (24%; 95% CI 20-30%), not being able to do the things you used to do (21%; 95% CI 17-26%), and uncertainty about the future (21%; 95% CI 16-25%). Patients' sociodemographic characteristics influenced unmet needs more than disease characteristics. Patients who were female, aged less than 55 years or not in the labour force had higher odds of reporting 'moderate to high' level unmet supportive care needs. Conclusion. Unmet supportive care needs are prevalent among haematological cancer patients, particularly in the psychological and physical aspects of daily living domains. These findings provide valuable insight about the range of resources, multidisciplinary linkages and referral pathways needed to address haematological cancer patients' unmet needs.

DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2014.958527
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Amy Waller, Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Allison Boyes, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2015 Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher RW, Hall AE, Carey ML, Paul CL, Clinton-Mcharg T, 'Development and psychometric evaluation of the Quality of Patient-Centered Cancer Care measure with hematological cancer survivors', Cancer, 121 2383-2392 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 American Cancer Society. BACKGROUND The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended 6 objectives for achieving patient-centered care. However, most patient-reported outcome me... [more]

© 2015 American Cancer Society. BACKGROUND The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended 6 objectives for achieving patient-centered care. However, most patient-reported outcome measures developed with cancer populations fail to address all 6 patient-centeredness dimensions. The Quality of Patient-Centered Cancer Care (QPCCC) measure was developed on the basis of IOM recommendations, and the measure's validity, reliability, and floor and ceiling effects were examined. METHODS The development of the QPCCC measure included interviews with hematological cancer survivors and feedback from hematologists and cancer patients. To evaluate the measure's psychometric properties, hematological cancer survivors were identified via 2 cancer registries and were mailed the QPCCC measure. To examine test-retest reliability, a second QPCCC measure was mailed to survivors 7 to 14 days after they had returned the first measure. RESULTS Overall, 545 hematological cancer survivors completed the 48-item QPCCC measure. Exploratory factor analysis revealed a 10-factor structure with factor loadings > 0.40. The subscales were labeled Treatment Delivery, Treatment Decision Making, Coordinated and Integrated Care, Emotional Support, Timely Care, Follow-Up Care, Respectful Communication, Patient Preferences and Values, Cancer Information, and Equitable Care. The QPCCC measure demonstrated acceptable internal consistency for all subscales (Cronbach's a=.73-.94). When test-retest reliability was assessed, 4 items demonstrated substantial agreement (¿ > 0.60), whereas 40 items showed moderate agreement (¿=0.41-0.60). Ceiling effects were present for 8 subscales. CONCLUSIONS The QPCCC measure has acceptable face and content validity, construct validity, and internal consistency. However, the measure's discriminant validity and test-retest reliability could be improved. The QPCCC measure could be used to improve patient-centered cancer care. Cancer 2015;121:2383-2392.

DOI 10.1002/cncr.29384
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Mariko Carey, Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall
2015 Yoong SL, Clinton-Mcharg T, Wolfenden L, 'Systematic reviews examining implementation of research into practice and impact on population health are needed', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 68 788-791 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. Objectives To examine the research translation phase focus (T1-T4) of systematic reviews published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) and ... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. Objectives To examine the research translation phase focus (T1-T4) of systematic reviews published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) and Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE). Briefly, T1 includes reviews of basic science experiments; T2 includes reviews of human trials leading to guideline development; T3 includes reviews examining how to move guidelines into policy and practice; and T4 includes reviews describing the impact of changing health practices on population outcomes. Study Design and Setting A cross-sectional audit of randomly selected reviews from CDSR (n = 500) and DARE (n = 500) was undertaken. The research translation phase of reviews, overall and by communicable disease, noncommunicable disease, and injury subgroups, were coded by two researchers. Results A total of 898 reviews examined a communicable, noncommunicable, or injury-related condition. Of those, 98% of reviews within CDSR focused on T2, and the remaining 2% focused on T3. In DARE, 88% focused on T2, 8.7% focused on T1, 2.5% focused on T3, and 1.3% focused on T4. Almost all reviews examining communicable (CDSR 100%, DARE 93%), noncommunicable (CDSR 98%, DARE 87%), and injury (CDSR 95%, DARE 88%) were also T2 focused. Conclusion Few reviews exist to guide practitioners and policy makers with implementing evidence-based treatments or programs.

DOI 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.12.008
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Luke Wolfenden, Serene Yoong
2015 Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher RW, Hall AE, Carey ML, Paul CL, Clinton-Mcharg T, 'The quality of patient-centred care: Haematological cancer survivors' perceptions', Psycho-Oncology, 24 796-803 (2015) [C1]

Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) that assess the quality of pati... [more]

Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) that assess the quality of patient-centred cancer care have failed to measure all six patient-centredness dimensions endorsed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This study is the first to use the Quality of Patient-Centered Cancer Care (QPCCC) measure that covers all six IOM patient-centredness dimensions to examine haematological cancer survivors' perceptions of care and characteristics associated with perceived quality of care. Methods Haematological cancer survivors diagnosed in the last 6 years and aged 18-80 years were recruited from two Australian state population-based cancer registries. Survivors were mailed the 48-item QPCCC measure. Results Overall, 545 haematological cancer survivors completed the measure. Areas of care most commonly identified as delivered were hospital staff showing respect to survivors (93%) and making sure the correct treatment was received (93%). Aspects of care most frequently nominated as not delivered were hospital staff helping family and friends (34%) or the survivor (32%) to find other people with similar experiences to talk to. Characteristics associated with survivors perceiving higher quality care was delivered included being employed, having private health insurance, being younger, a Non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis and more recent diagnosis. Being depressed or stressed was associated with perceived lower quality of care. Conclusions Provision of peer support programs that allow haematological cancer survivors and families and friends to talk to others in similar situations could be improved. Using PROMs to identify areas where cancer survivors perceive improvements are needed is essential to quality improvement efforts.

DOI 10.1002/pon.3728
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis, Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2015 Lynagh MC, Clinton-McHarg T, Hall A, Sanson-Fisher R, Stevenson W, Tiley C, Bisquera A, 'Are Australian clinicians monitoring medication adherence in hematological cancer survivors? Two cross-sectional studies.', Experimental Hematology & Oncology, 4 1-8 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s40164-015-0011-4
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh, Alix Hall, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2014 Yoong SLI, Wolfenden L, Clinton-McHarg T, Waters E, Pettman TL, Steele E, Wiggers J, 'Exploring the pragmatic and explanatory study design on outcomes of systematic reviews of public health interventions: a case study on obesity prevention trials', Journal of public health (Oxford, England), 36 170-176 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1093/pubmed/fdu006
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Serene Yoong, John Wiggers, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Luke Wolfenden
2014 Clinton-McHarg T, Paul C, Boyes A, Rose S, Vallentine P, O'Brien L, 'Do cancer helplines deliver benefits to people affected by cancer? A systematic review', Patient Education and Counseling, 97 302-309 (2014) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Objectives: To determine the: (1) proportion of studies that describe characteristics of helpline service delivery, compared to the proportion that r... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Objectives: To determine the: (1) proportion of studies that describe characteristics of helpline service delivery, compared to the proportion that report trials testing efficacy or effectiveness of helplines in changing user outcomes; (2) proportion of efficacy or effectiveness studies that meet EPOC criteria for methodological rigor; and (3) potential benefits of cancer helplines for people affected by cancer based on findings from rigorous efficacy or effectiveness trials. Methods: Electronic databases (Medline, PsycINFO, EMBASE and CINAHL) were searched to identify English-language studies describing original research published from 1991 to 2011. Results: Twenty-eight publications met the review inclusion criteria. From these studies, data on: the characteristics of cancer helpline users; call content; and user satisfaction, were extracted. The potential for helplines to improve the psychosocial outcomes of callers was examined for the three intervention trials. Conclusion: There is a lack of robust evidence regarding the level and types of benefits that cancer helplines may deliver to callers affected by cancer. Given increased emphasis on delivering best-practise supportive care, building the evidence base in this field may assist cancer helplines to increase their service uptake, reach, and benefit to callers. Practise implications: There is a need for more rigorous intervention-focussed studies in this field across a broader range of cancer populations. Future studies should focus on relevant patient-centred outcomes, such as improved knowledge and greater involvement in decision-making, while incorporating process measures to account for intervention fidelity and clinical performance.

DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2014.09.004
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Chris Paul, Allison Boyes, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2014 Clinton-Mcharg T, Carey M, Sanson-Fisher R, Tzelepis F, Bryant J, Williamson A, 'Anxiety and depression among haematological cancer patients attending treatment centres: Prevalence and predictors', Journal of Affective Disorders, 165 176-181 (2014) [C1]

Background This study aimed to: (1) estimate the prevalence of anxiety and/or depression among haematological cancer patients attending treatment centres; and (2) explore the demo... [more]

Background This study aimed to: (1) estimate the prevalence of anxiety and/or depression among haematological cancer patients attending treatment centres; and (2) explore the demographic, disease and treatment characteristics associated with anxiety and/or depression. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted with outpatients from three haematology clinics in Australia. Patients with a confirmed diagnosis of haematological cancer were approached by a research assistant while waiting for their appointment and invited to participate in the survey. Participants completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and self-reported demographic, disease and treatment characteristics. Results Questionnaires from 304 participants were returned. Twenty-seven percent of patients reported anxiety and 17% reported depression. Specifically, 15% reported anxiety without depression, 5% reported depression without anxiety, and 12% reported comorbid anxiety and depression. Participants who had to relocate to receive treatment had almost three times the odds of reporting anxiety and/or depression compared to those who did not have to move. Former smokers also had significantly higher odds of reporting anxiety and/or depression. Limitations The HADS is likely to have produced some false positives and false negatives when compared with gold standard structured clinical interviews for assessing psychological morbidity. Conclusions Approximately 20% of haematological cancer patients attending outpatient clinics may experience clinically significant levels of anxiety and/or depression. Providing additional tailored support to patients who have had to relocate for treatment, and to former smokers, may help to reduce anxiety and depression among these subgroups. © 2014 Published by Elsevier B.V.

DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2014.04.072
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Flora Tzelepis, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2014 Tzelepis F, Rose SK, Sanson-Fisher RW, Clinton-McHarg T, Carey ML, Paul CL, 'Are we missing the Institute of Medicine's mark? A systematic review of patient-reported outcome measures assessing quality of patient-centred cancer care', BMC Cancer, 14 (2014) [C1]

Background: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has endorsed six dimensions of patient-centredness as crucial to providing quality healthcare. These dimensions outline that care must ... [more]

Background: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has endorsed six dimensions of patient-centredness as crucial to providing quality healthcare. These dimensions outline that care must be: 1) respectful to patients' values, preferences, and expressed needs; 2) coordinated and integrated; 3) provide information, communication, and education; 4) ensure physical comfort; 5) provide emotional support-relieving fear and anxiety; and 6) involve family and friends. However, whether patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) comprehensively cover these dimensions remains unexplored. This systematic review examined whether PROMs designed to assess the quality of patient-centred cancer care addressed all six IOM dimensions of patient-centred care and the psychometric properties of these measures.Methods: Medline, PsycINFO, Current Contents, Embase, CINAHL and Scopus were searched to retrieve published studies describing the development and psychometric properties of PROMs assessing the quality of patient-centred cancer care. Two authors determined if eligible PROMs included the six IOM dimensions of patient-centred care and evaluated the adequacy of psychometric properties based on recommended criteria for internal consistency, test-retest reliability, face/content validity, construct validity and cross-cultural adaptation.Results: Across all 21 PROMs, the most commonly included IOM dimension of patient-centred care was " information, communication and education" (19 measures). In contrast, only five measures assessed the " involvement of family and friends." Two measures included one IOM-endorsed patient-centred care dimension, two measures had two dimensions, seven measures had three dimensions, five measures had four dimensions, and four measures had five dimensions. One measure, the Indicators (Non-small Cell Lung Cancer), covered all six IOM dimensions of patient-centred care, but had adequate face/content validity only. Eighteen measures met the recommended adequacy criteria for construct validity, 15 for face/content validity, seven for internal consistency, three for cross-cultural adaptation and no measure for test-retest reliability.Conclusions: There are no psychometrically rigorous PROMs developed with cancer patients that capture all six IOM dimensions of patient-centred care. Using more than one measure or expanding existing measures to cover all six patient-centred care dimensions could improve assessment and delivery of patient-centred care. Construction of new comprehensive measures with acceptable psychometric properties that can be used with the general cancer population may also be warranted. © 2014 Tzelepis et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

DOI 10.1186/1471-2407-14-41
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Paul CL, Hall AE, Carey ML, Cameron EC, Clinton-McHarg T, 'Access to Care and Impacts of Cancer on Daily Life: Do They Differ for Metropolitan Versus Regional Hematological Cancer Survivors?', Journal of Rural Health, 29 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/jrh.12020
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Chris Paul, Alix Hall
2012 Carey ML, Clinton-Mcharg TL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Shakeshaft A, 'Development of cancer needs questionnaire for parents and carers of adolescents and young adults with cancer', Supportive Care in Cancer, 20 991-1010 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00520-011-1172-2
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Mariko Carey
2012 Carey ML, Lambert SD, Smits RE, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Clinton-Mcharg TL, 'The unfulfilled promise: A systematic review of interventions to reduce the unmet supportive care needs of cancer patients', Supportive Care in Cancer, 20 207-219 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00520-011-1327-1
Citations Scopus - 46Web of Science - 37
Co-authors Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Mariko Carey
2012 Paul CL, Clinton-Mcharg TL, Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Tzelepis F, 'On-line information and support for supporters and carers of haematological cancer patients: Is access an issue?', Supportive Care in Cancer, 20 2687-2695 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00520-012-1388-9
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Marita Lynagh, Flora Tzelepis, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul
2012 Paul CL, Carey ML, Anderson AE, Mackenzie LJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Courtney RJ, Clinton-Mcharg TL, 'Cancer patients' concerns regarding access to cancer care: Perceived impact of waiting times along the diagnosis and treatment journey', European Journal of Cancer Care, 21 321-329 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2011.01311.x
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Amy Anderson, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Mariko Carey, Lisa Mackenzie
2012 Clinton-Mcharg TL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Shakeshaft A, 'Preliminary development and psychometric evaluation of an unmet needs measure for adolescents and young adults with cancer: The Cancer Needs Questionnaire - Young People (CNQ-YP)', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 10 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1477-7525-10-13
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2011 Clinton-Mcharg TL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, Tracey E, 'Recruitment of representative samples for low incidence cancer populations: Do registries deliver?', BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11 1-9 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-11-5
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2011 Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Douglas HE, Clinton-Mcharg TL, Williamson A, Barker DJ, 'Cutting the research pie: A value-weighting approach to explore perceptions about psychosocial research priorities for adults with haematological cancers', European Journal of Cancer Care, 20 345-353 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2010.01188.x
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Chris Paul, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 Carey ML, Clinton-Mcharg TL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Campbell S, Douglas HE, 'Patient or treatment centre? Where are efforts invested to improve cancer patients' psychosocial outcomes?', European Journal of Cancer Care, 20 152-162 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2010.01211.x
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Mariko Carey
2010 Clinton-Mcharg TL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, Shakeshaft A, Rainbird KJ, 'Measuring the psychosocial health of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors: A critical review', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 8 1-13 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1477-7525-8-25
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Clinton-Mcharg TL, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Williamson A, 'Determining research priorities for young people with haematological cancer: A value-weighting approach', European Journal of Cancer, 46 3263-3270 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2010.06.013
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste, Chris Paul, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2009 Paul CL, Clinton-Mcharg TL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Douglas HE, Webb G, 'Are we there yet? The state of the evidence base for guidelines on breaking bad news to cancer patients', European Journal of Cancer, 45 2960-2966 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2009.08.013
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 37
Co-authors Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
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Conference (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Jones J, Wyse R, Finch M, Lecathelinais C, Wiggers J, Marshall J, et al., 'AN INTERVENTION TO FACILITATE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF OBESITY PREVENTION POLICIES AND PRACTICES IN CHILDCARE SERVICES: A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers, Rebecca Wyse, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Jenna Hollis
2015 Clinton-Mcharg TL, Wolfenden L, Yoong S, Tzelepis F, Kingsland M, Fielding A, Skelton E, 'Reliable and valid measures for evaluating public health research implementation', 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation jointly with CIPHER (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Luke Wolfenden, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Serene Yoong
2015 Paul CL, Boyes A, O'Brien L, Rose S, White J, Cox M, et al., 'OPAL: On-line and Phone Assistance for Lung cancer patients: A randomised controlled trial of on-line versus telephone-based information and support via Cancer Council services', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology (2015)
DOI 10.1111/ajco.12432
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Allison Boyes, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Chris Paul
2014 Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher RW, Hall AE, Carey ML, Paul CL, Clinton-McHarg T, 'DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOMETRIC EVALUATION OF THE QUALITY OF PATIENT-CENTERED CANCER CARE MEASURE WITH HAEMATOLOGICAL CANCER SURVIVORS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul, Mariko Carey, Flora Tzelepis, Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2014 Turon H, Waller A, Clinton-McHarg T, Fleming J, Marlton P, Sanson-Fisher R, 'HAEMATOLOGICAL CANCER PATIENTS' VIEWS ON TISSUE BANKING', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Amy Waller, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2013 Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher R, Hall A, Carey M, Paul C, Clinton-McHarg T, 'Development and Psychometric Evaluation of a Quality of Patient-Centred Cancer Care Measure', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2013 Tzelepis F, Rose S, Sanson-Fisher R, Clinton-McHarg T, Carey M, Paul C, 'A Systematic Review of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Assessing Quality of Patient-Centred Cancer Care', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2010 Clinton-Mcharg TL, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher R, D'Este C, Williamson A, 'Determining research priorities for young adult blood cancer patients: a value-weighting approach', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology (2010)
DOI 10.1111/j.1743-7563.2010.01349.x
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2007 Clinton-Mcharg T, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Shakeshaft A, Girgis A, 'The unmet needs of parents and carers of adolescent cancer survivors', Psycho-Oncology (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2007 Clinton-Mcharg T, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Shakeshaft A, Girgis A, 'The prevalence of unmet needs of adolescent survivors of cancer', Psycho-Oncology (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2006 Girgis A, Boyes AW, Clinton-Mcharg T, Ackland S, Pr H, 'Proactive, routine monitoring and intervention to reduce the psychosocial impact of cancer and its treatment in outpatient oncology services', Psycho-Oncology:Journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimension of cancer (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Allison Boyes, Stephen Ackland
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 9
Total funding $1,474,014

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20163 grants / $446,704

A randomised trial to implement systematic distress screening and structured care for callers using Cancer Councils' telephone services$296,842

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Allison Boyes, Professor Paul Jacobsen, Ms Lorna O'Brien, Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Dr Anna Boltong, Doctor Patrick McElduff
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1500769
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A randomised trial to implement systematic distress screening and structured care for callers using Cancer Councils' telephone services$74,931

Funding body: Cancer Council Victoria

Funding body Cancer Council Victoria
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Allison Boyes, Professor Paul Jacobsen, Ms Lorna O'Brien, Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Dr Anna Boltong, Doctor Patrick McElduff
Scheme Partnership Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1501098
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

A randomised trial to implement systematic distress screening and structured care for callers using Cancer Councils' telephone services$74,931

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Allison Boyes, Professor Paul Jacobsen, Ms Lorna O'Brien, Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Dr Anna Boltong, Doctor Patrick McElduff
Scheme Partnership Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1501099
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20131 grants / $175,000

A randomised controlled trial of online versus telephone-based information and support: Can electronic platforms deliver effective care for lung cancer patients?$175,000

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Allison Boyes, Ms Paula Vallentine, Professor Amanda Baker, Conjoint Associate Professor Frans Henskens, Dr Ian Roos, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg
Scheme Partnership Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1200784
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20124 grants / $680,432

A randomised controlled trial of online versus telephone-based information and support: Can electronic platforms deliver effective care for lung cancer patients?$408,543

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Allison Boyes, Ms Paula Vallentine, Professor Amanda Baker, Conjoint Associate Professor Frans Henskens, Dr Ian Roos, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1200758
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Increasing rates of organ donor registration: An RCT to determine the differential effectiveness of electronic and interpersonal information interventions.$237,682

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Conor Gilligan, Doctor Heidi Turon, Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Doctor Flora Tzelepis
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1100421
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Evaluating the acceptability of a web-based approach to improve knowledge transfer to general practice regarding care for sleep disorders $20,000

Funding body: Sleep Health Foundation

Funding body Sleep Health Foundation
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley, Doctor Jeffrey Pretto, Associate Professor Mariko Carey, Conjoint Associate Professor Frans Henskens, Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100881
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Improving cancer care for lymphoma: patients' perceptions of optimal care$14,207

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Associate Professor Mariko Carey, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Ms Alison Zucca
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200212
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20101 grants / $171,878

Psychosocial outcomes in blood cancer: role of treatment centre structures/processes$171,878

Funding body: Leukaemia Foundation

Funding body Leukaemia Foundation
Project Team Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme National Research Program (Postdoctoral Fellowship)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0190539
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current2

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD A randomised Trial to Evaluate Standardised Distress Screening and Structured Care in the Cancer Council Cancer Information and Support Telephone Services. PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Scheduling frequent opportunities for outdoor play - a simple approach to increasing physical activity in childcare PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

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

Country Count of Publications
Australia 44
United Kingdom 6
Canada 2
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News

Associate Professor Chris Paul

Study to enhance counselling for cancer callers

March 7, 2016

University of Newcastle behavioural scientist Associate Professor Christine Paul will work with Cancer Council NSW, Cancer Council Victoria and HMRI to help ensure that distressed cancer patients and their families receive the best possible health counselling when they phone for support.

Dr Tara Clinton-Mcharg

Position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Psychology
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science

Contact Details

Email tara.clinton-mcharg@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 02 49216217
Fax n/a

Office

Room W102b
Building W Building
Location Callaghan Campus
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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