Centre for Health Behaviour and
2006 Annual Report
The Centre’s research activities are guided by an Advisory
Overview Board comprising senior University of Wollongong
academics from the Faculties of Health & Behavioural
From the Director Sciences and Commerce.
2006 has been another tremendously successful year for Associate Professor Sandra Jones
CHBCR. Since 2004 we have grown from three research Professor Don Iverson
staff to 23 continuing and fixed-term staff, and more Professor Patrick Crookes
than 30 Higher Degree Research students. In the last Professor John Glynn
two years, CHBCR has attracted over $6 million in grants
and consultancies (including $3.6 million to establish the
Eastern Australian Dementia Training and Study Centre).
CHBCR brings together a range of research strengths
from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous
Health, the School of Psychology, the School of Health
Sciences (including the Graduate School of Public
Health), the Faculty of Commerce and the new Graduate
School of Medicine (commencing 2007). The Centre has
continued to strengthen its ties with a range of health
and research organisations including government and
non-government organisations, Area Health Services
and other academic and research institutions. Affiliated Academics
We have continued to strengthen our expertise and Professor Patrick Crookes
reputation in our initial four research streams: Professor Don Iverson
1. Health Communication (including social marketing Professor John Glynn
and risk communication) Professor John Hogg
2. Advertising/Media and Health (including critical Professor John Bushnell
marketing) Associate Professor Sandra Jones
3. Health Workforce Change & Leadership Associate Professor Gary Butler
4. Individual Behaviour Change Associate Professor Janette Curtis
Associate Professor Nicky Hudson
In addition, we have introduced two new research Associate Professor Lyndal Parker-Newlyn
streams, and welcome two new stream leaders: Associate Professor Victoria Traynor
1. Aged & Dementia Care (A/Prof Victoria Traynor) Associate Professor Heather Yeatman
2. Health Professional Education Research (A/Prof Dr Amy Chan
Nicky Hudson) Dr Deanne Condon-Paoloni
Dr Ian Hoult
This report outlines some of the key achievements for Dr Nancy Humpel
2006 – including projects completed, publications and Dr Danielle McVie
research funding awarded. All of these achievements Dr Judy Mullan
have been the result of the tremendous effort from our Dr Kerry O’Brien
enthusiastic and motivated CHBCR staff and students Dr Allison Shorten
who have consistently produced high quality work and, Ms Lyn Phillipson
equally important, have made CHBCR a dynamic and Ms Danika Hall
enjoyable place to work. Ms Joanne Joyce
Ms Isla Bowen
Ms Angela Brown
Mr Roy Brown
Mr Terry Froggatt
Ms Jennifer Harland
Sandra C. Jones Ms Faye McMillan
Ms Natalie Wall
Ms Margaret Wallace
Ms Yvonne White
Ms Moira Williamson
Associate Professor Sandra C. Jones
Dr Nancy Humpel
Kelly McConville Current Students
Louise Waters Christina Hoang (PhD – APAI Scholarship)
Keryn Johnson (PhD – APAI Scholarship)
Research Assistants: Melissa Lynch (PhD – APAI Scholarship)
Amanda Reid Samantha Reis Katherine van Putten (PhD – ARC Scholarship)
Dr Danielle McVie Belinda Fabrianesi Nina Berry (PhD – APA Scholarship)
Parriel Gregory Elizabeth Wiese Jessica Browne (PhD – APA Scholarship)
Clare O’Brien Jacqui Bridge Ahmad Al-Saqarat (PhD)
Jason Bruggemann Kumiyo Inoue Danika Hall (PhD)
Yumiko Horiguchi (PhD)
Administrative Assistants: Terry Froggatt (PhD)
Deborah O’Leary Joanne Joyce (PhD)
Theresa Mullan Christopher Magee (PhD)
Susan Vella (PhD)
Andrew Dalley (DrPH)
Research Students Laura Buccini (DrPH)
Marjon McNamara (MM-Res)
Student Completions 2006: Timothy Coombs (MN-Res)
Natalie Cutler (MN-Res)
Heather Smith (MSc) An investigation of the reasons Robert Frank (MN-Res)
parents and carers of children with asthma declined to J Kesby (MN-Res)
attend self management education programs Julia Kittsclha (MN-Res)
Rebecca Middleton (MN-Res)
Belinda Giles (MSc) Concepts of “sufficiency” in women’s Natalie Wall (MN-Res)
physical activity for health: lay perspectives and the
Katie Rampling (BA Hons) Study of female university
students responses to US and NZ direct to consumer
advertisements for contraceptives and anti-depressants
Kate Smith (BCom Hons) The influence of source credibility
on social marketing messages and how this interacts with
degree of acceptance
Laura Fiess (BCom Hons) Message design factors in current
social marketing print campaigns
2006 Annual Report
Projects Completed in 2006
Healthy eating campaigns: Perceptions of the message and Potential avian influenza-induced pandemic: Minimising
messenger public panic
Sandra C. Jones, Linda Tapsell and Peter Williams Sandra C. Jones, John Rossiter, Don Iverson, Max Sutherland,
ARC Discovery Grant Chris Puplick, Julian Gold
NHMRC Urgent Research Grant
This project consisted of a group of observational
and experimental studies to examine healthy eating This project consisted of a series of studies designed to
messages as they are actually delivered and received in increase understanding of public perception of health
a dynamic social context. The studies were designed to risks and expected response to infectious disease
gather information on the positions and perspectives of communications; and to devise suitable health risk
the stakeholder groups; and to investigate the nature, messages to increase the likelihood that the Australian
extent, and impact of ambiguities in the communication public will internalise and action these messages whilst
process. The three phases of the project were: an analysis maintaining a certain state of public calm. The project
of current healthy eating campaigns; a CATI survey of 834 included three series of focus groups, two Australia-wide
adults aged 18 and over; and experimental studies with telephone surveys, intercept surveys at major airports,
consumers and dieticians/nutritionists to examine the and the development and pre-testing of television and
impact of message sponsor on acceptability of healthy print advertisements for major phases of a potential
eating messages. pandemic. The project’s main achievements include
consumer-tested advertising concepts, and evidence-
Efficacy of strategies to increase participation rates in disease Investigation into asthma awareness and education in the
management programs 65+ age group.
Don Iverson and Sandra C. Jones Sandra C. Jones and Danika Hall
ARC Linkage Grant URC New Partnerships Grants Scheme
This study, conducted in partnership with ahm, was This study, in partnership with the Asthma Foundation
designed to test the effectiveness of various invitation of NSW, was designed to ascertain current asthma
letters and telephone calls in increasing uptake rates knowledge and potential forms of asthma education
into a disease management program (Total Health). targeting people over 65 years in the Illawarra area.
Stage 1 aimed to increase participation rates in Total Twelve health and aged care professionals participated in
Health among members who had completed a health in-depth interviews; in addition, eight focus groups were
risk assessment (2,960 people). Stage 2 investigated the conducted with adults aged over 65 years. The study
impact of message framing and an incentive in increasing found a considerable gap in the knowledge and skills of
enrolment rates among members of ahm who had not older adults in the Illawarra region in relation to asthma.
completed a health risk assessment (2,997 people). In Recommendations from this study were to conduct
summary, the study found that neither message framing broader research to ascertain whether the results of this
nor the offer of an incentive influenced members’decisions study are representative at a state or national level, and the
to join Total Health; however, the communication source application of theoretical models such as social marketing
(letter versus phone call) did impact on the decision. and community education to further explore key themes
outlined in this study and to offer a clearer direction for
Pilot study to investigate the nature and extent of non- Academic integrity: A collaborative project to embed key
advertising alcohol promotions in the Wollongong CBD graduate attributes in the curriculum
Sandra C. Jones Margaret Wallace, Alison Betts, Chris Brewer, Isla Bowen,
HBS Faculty Seeding Grant Bronwyn James, Paul Moore & Jan Skillen
Despite the existence of a Code of Practice for Responsible
Promotion of Liquor Products there is little, if any, data This project took an action-research approach to the
on the nature and extent of promotions which could development of student academic integrity, facilitating
arguably fall under either “acceptable” or “unacceptable” change in teaching practices within the BN program
practices. Over an eight-week period we monitored and providing evidence of effective strategies to enable
promotions offered by licensed venues (pubs, bars and students to understand and value the evidence-based
clubs) in the Wollongong central area. We identified a culture of university study; develop effective skills in reading,
range of different types of promotions, including low cost understanding and writing; and, learn and apply the
and free drinks. Some of the promotions identified could technical skills of acknowledging the sources of information
be seen to have a positive public health impact, such as and ideas. The project resulted in the design and evaluation
free food and free transport. However, the majority of of a set of class activities, learning resources and assessment
promotions were of a nature that would likely increase tasks. These exemplars and models can be transplanted into
excessive drinking. It is evident from this review that there the curriculum of programs across the University.
are numerous examples of promotions which breach both
the spirit and the letter of the Code. It is equally evident Social marketing training program for The Cancer Council
that the system for monitoring compliance with the Code South Australia
is fundamentally inadequate.
Sandra C. Jones, Danika Hall
Investigation of the options for the diversification of the local The Cancer Council South Australia
taxi fleet and community transport services in Wollongong
and Shellharbour The Centre for Heath Behaviour and Communication
Research was engaged by The Cancer Council NSW (TCCN)
Lyn Phillipson in 2004/2005 to develop and deliver a training package and
NSW Ministry of Transport, Illawarra Division framework (project planning tool) in Social Marketing. The
training was delivered to TCCN head-office and regional staff
CHBCR undertook an extensive postal and online survey in February/March 2005 and since that time, TCCN staff have
for The Illawarrra Division of the NSW Ministry of Transport been utilizing and refining the Social Marketing Framework.
regarding transport usage patterns and unmet needs The Cancer Council South Australia (TCCSA) approached
related to wheelchair accessible transport options in the CHBCR in late 2005 regarding potential delivery of the
Local Government Areas of Wollongong and Shellharbour. training package and framework. Following consultation
The survey data was utilised by the CHBCR team to and consent from TCCN, the training package was tailored
make recommendations in regards to diversifying the for, and delivered to, TCCSA staff in February 2006.
taxi fleet and community based transport in the greater
Wollongong region. Clarifying/refining direction in relation to lifestyle issues for the
Cancer Council New South Wales
Health professional survey – Beyond Words follow-up
evaluation Sandra C. Jones, Danika Hall
The Cancer Council New South Wales
Hammond Care Group Two workshops, facilitated by A/Prof Sandra Jones and
Danika Hall, were held at the Cancer Council NSW (TCCN)
CHBCR recently undertook an independent evaluation in December 2005. The objectives of the workshop were to:
of the “Beyond Words” National Training Workshops identify a specific program which could be developed and
conducted by the Hammond Care Group, Sydney, NSW. implemented by TCCN to promote lifestyle change to reduce
The research design included the surveying of health the risk of cancer; and to explore research needs and gaps
professionals who had attended the training workshops in the area of cancer and lifestyle, and identify opportunities
to evaluate the impact of the training on assessment tool for TCCN to address some of these gaps.
utilisation and other relevant work practices.
2006 Annual Report
Ongoing Projects for 2007
The use of social marketing theory and practice to develop The efficacy of a physical activity intervention in the
innovative and comprehensive sun protection campaigns. management of psychological and physical symptoms among
Chief Investigators: Sandra Jones, Don Iverson breast and prostate cancer patients.
Funding: ARC Linkage Grant (2005-2007) Chief Investigator: Nancy Humpel
Funding: ARC Postdoctoral fellowship (2004-2006)
National Breast Cancer Foundation Concept Grant 2005-
Chief Investigators: Sandra Jones, Amy Chan, Don Iverson
Funding: National Breast Cancer Foundation
A systematic investigation of the effectiveness of the pre-
vetting and complaints system for alcohol advertising.
Chief Investigators: Sandra Jones, Geoff Munro, Cameron
Funding: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Application of magnet principles in aged care.
Chief Investigator: Patrick Crookes, Joanne Joyce
Evidence-based community standards for ethics in Funding: Uniting Care
Chief Investigators: Sandra Jones The impact of the change to voluntary student union fees on
Funding: ARC Discovery (2006-2008) the physical activity levels of University students.
Chief Investigators: Nancy Humpel, Lyn Phillipson, Danika
Exploring the issues associated with caring for people living Hall
with HIV/AIDS and their implications for health care worker Funding: HBS Faculty Research Grant
safety in Indonesia.
Chief Investigator:Lyn Phillipson, Sandra Jones Analysis of prescription pharmaceutical advertising in Australia
Funding: Albion St Centre, Sydney (2006-2007) and NZ magazines and the effectiveness of current advertising
regulation in each country.
Procedural Skills Survey for General Practitioners. Chief Investigator: Danika Hall
Chief Investigator:John Hogg, Lyndal Parker-Newlyn, Lyn Funding: HBS Early Career Research Grant
Funding: CoastCityCounty Training Ltd (2006-2007) Consumer responses to direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical
advertising and disease state awareness campaigns in Australia
Review of Alcohol and other Drugs in Nursing, Psychology and New Zealand.
and Social Work University Curricula. Chief Investigators: Sandra Jones, Danika Hall
Chief Investigator: Sandra Jones, Janette Curtis Funding: HBS Faculty Research Grant
Funding: DET AOD Taskforce (2006-2007)
A pilot study to investigate the influence of alcohol advertising
(particularly during sports programming) on school children’s
alcohol beliefs, knowledge and drinking intentions.
Chief Investigator: Lyn Phillipson
Funding: HBS Early Career Researcher Grant
Development of a research website to collect data and assist
men with cancer.
Development of a ranking of refereed journals in which Chief Investigators: Nancy Humpel, Frank Deane
Australia and New Zealand nursing and midwifery Funding: Illawarra Institute of Mental Health (iiMH) Research
researchers publish their work . Grant
Chief Investigators: Sandra Jones, Patrick Crookes, Chris
Brewer A review of the literature on the predominant information-
Funding: Australia and New Zealand Council of Deans of seeking behaviours of women with regard to (breast) cancer
Nursing & Midwifery (2006-2007) and recommendations for research and practice.
Chief Investigators: Samantha Reis, Sandra Jones
Funding: National Breast Cancer Centre
Refereed Journal Articles
1. Humpel, N., Magee, C. & Jones, S.C. (in press) The 11. Jones, S.C. & Mullan, J. (2006) Older adults’ perceptions
impact of a cancer diagnosis on the health behaviors and understanding of DTCA, Journal of Consumer
of cancer survivors and their family and friends, Marketing, 23(1): 6-14.
Supportive Care in Cancer (accepted 14/12/06).
12. Jones, S.C. & Owen, N. (2006) Using fear appeals to
2. Noble G., Stead M., Jones S.C., McDermott L. and promote cancer screening – are we scaring the
McVie, D. (in press) The paradoxical food buying wrong people? International Journal of NonProfit
behaviour of parents: Insights from the UK and and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 11: 93-103.
Australia, British Food Journal (accepted 13/12/06).
13. Jones, S.C., Rees, L., Johnson, K. & Tang, A. (2006).
3. Wilkinson T.J., Wells J.E. and Bushnell J.A. (in press) Improving sun protection behaviour through
Medical student characteristics associated with time evidence-based campaigns. Public Health Association
in study: Is spending more time always a good thing? of Australia Bulletin. Special Edition ‘Getting Research
Medical Teacher. into Policy and Practice’ (GRIPP), 16(11-12): 189-191.
4. Dew, K., Morgan, S., Dowell, A., McLeod, D., Bushnell, 14. Humpel, N., & Jones, S.C. (2006) Gaining insight into
J.A. and Collings, S. (in press) “It puts things out of the what, why and where of complementary and
your control”: Fear of consequences as a barrier alternative medicine use by cancer patients and
to disclosing mental health issues to general survivors, European Journal of Cancer Care, 2006, 15:
practitioners. Sociology of Health and Illness. 362–368.
5. Wilkinson T.J., Wells J.E. and Bushnell J.A. (in press) 15. Roberts SL, Bushnell JA, Collings SCD (2006) The
What is the educational impact of standards-based psychological health of men with partners who have
assessment in a medical degree? Medical Education. postpartum depression Australian and New Zealand
Journal of Psychiatry, 40: 704-711
6. McDonnell, A., Esmonde, L., Morgan, R., Brown, R.A.,
Bray, K., Parry, G., Adam, S., Sinclair, R., Harvey, S., Mays, 16. The MaGPIe Research Group. (Dowell AD, Bushnell
N. and Rowan, K. (in press) The provision of critical JA, McLeod D, Dowell A, Salmond C, Ramage S,
care outreach services in England: Findings from a Collings S, Ellis P, Kljakovic M, McBain L) (2006) The
national survey, Journal of Critical Care. treatment of common mental health problems in
general practice. Family Practice 23(1): 53-9.
7. Jones, S.C. (in press) Implications of behavioral
decision theory for health marketing, Marketing 17. O’Brien, E., Nairn, S., Traynor, V., Williams, G., Chapple,
Theory. M. & Johnson, S. (2006) Student nurses’ knowledge
and attitudes towards the use of Portfolios in a School
8. Curtis, J., Baker, J. & Reid, A. (in press) An exploration of Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15(12): 1509-
of therapeutic interventions which accompany the 1520.
administration of p.r.n. (‘as required’) psychotropic
medication within acute mental health settings: a Invited Journal Publications
retrospective study, International Journal of Mental
Health Nursing (accepted 12/09/06). 1. Jones S.C. (2006) Book review: Global Public Health
Communication: Challenges, Perspectives and
9. Curtis, J. (in press) Working together: A joint initiative Strategies, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 7:
between academics and clinicians to prepare 73-74.
undergraduate nursing students to work in mental
health settings, International Journal of Mental Health
Nursing (accepted 15/08/06).
10. Curtis, J., Bowen, I. & Reid, A. (in press) You have no
credibility: Nursing students’experiences of horizontal
violence, Nurse Education in Practice.
2006 Annual Report
Refereed Conference Proceedings 10. Johnson K. and Jones S.C. (2006) Methodological
difficulties in a systematic review of social marketing
1. Hall D. and Jones S.C. (2006) Direct-to-consumer for sun protection: Implications for research and
branding of prescription medicines in Australia, practice, Proceedings of the 3rd Australasian Non-
Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy profit and Social Marketing Conference, Newcastle,
Conference, Brisbane, December 4-6. Australia.
2. Lynch M. and Jones S.C. (2006) POP Promotions for Conference Presentations
alcohol: Increasing brand loyalty or just increasing
binge drinking? Australian and New Zealand CHBCR staff and HDR students presented four papers
Marketing Academy Conference, Brisbane, December at the Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and
4-6. Medicine (ASBHM) 4th Annual Scientific Conference, in
Auckland, New Zealand, 9-11 February 2006:
3. Jones S.C., Phillipson L. and Lynch M. (2006) Alcohol • Jones S.C., Hall D.V. and Munro G. Effectiveness of
and sport: Can we have one without the other? the revised Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code:
Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy preliminary findings.
Conference, Brisbane, December 4-6. • Jones S.C., Hall D.V., Lynch M.J., William P. and Tapsell
L. Health claims in food advertising: How prevalent
4. Jones S.C., Williams P. and Tapsell L. (2006) Marketing are they?
experts’ assessment of nutritional claims in Australian • Hoang C., Jones S.C. and Rees L. The efficacy
food advertising, Australian and New Zealand of message framing and incentives to increase
Marketing Academy Conference, Brisbane, December recruitment to disease management programs.
4-6. • Johnson K. and Jones S.C. A systematic review of
children’s sun protection programs.
5. Hoang C. and Jones S.C. (2006). Message framing and
the use of incentives: Are they effective in increasing Danika Hall presented three papers at the Inaugural
participation rates in disease management programs? Conference on Disease-mongering in Newcastle, Australia,
Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy 11-13 April:
Conference, Brisbane, December 4-6. • Hall D and Jones SC. Newspaper reporting of
pharmacological verses behavioural management.
6. Jones S.C. and Rossiter J.R. (2006) Incidental depiction • Hall D and Jones SC. Cute and cuddly or creepy
of smoking in Australian young women’s magazines: crawley: Pharmaceutical branding to consumers.
Have we progressed since the 1990s? Proceedings of • Devlin E, Hastings G, McDermott L, Smith AM, Jones
the 2006 Marketing and Public Policy Conference. SC and Hall D. Pharmaceutical marketing: A question
7. Jones S.C. and Hall D. (2006) Ethical issues in social
marketing: A review and analysis of complaints to CHBCR staff and HDR students presented five papers at
the Australian Advertising Standards Board about the 5th International Conference on Drugs and Young
social marketing advertisements, Proceedings of People in Sydney, Australia, 24-26 May 2006:
the 3rd Australasian Non-profit and Social Marketing • Lynch M. and Jones S.C. After eight beers you’ll look
Conference, Newcastle, Australia. great (In your free T-Shirt).
• Jones S.C. and Lynch M. “Responsible promotion of
8. Jones S.C. and Fabrianesi B. (2006) Who’s saying what alcohol” in licenced premises?
about food advertising to children? Proceedings of • Jones S.J., Hall D.V. and Munro G. Alcohol advertising:
the 3rd Australasian Non-profit and Social Marketing The experts disagree.
Conference, Newcastle, Australia. • Jones S.C. and Lynch M. Under the radar? Non-
advertising promotions in bottleshops.
9. Lynch M. and Jones S.C. (2006) Adolescents, sun • Reis S. and Curtis J. Alcohol, adolescence and
protection and social marketing, Proceedings of the attachment: Association between attachment
3rd Australasian Non-profit and Social Marketing styles and alcohol disorders in adolescence and
Conference, Newcastle, Australia. adulthood.
Sandra Jones presented a paper at the Behavioural Vicki Traynor presented a paper at the Australian
Decision Research in Management Conference, Santa Association of Gerontology in Sydney, November 2006:
Monica, California, 14-16 June 2006: • Traynor V., Baker P., Defriez J., Dirkse Van Schalykwyk
• Jones, S.C. The importance of now: Relationships W., McGarry J. and Bartlett R. Collaborative action
between temporal preferences and the decision to research: Facilitating change in acute dementia care.
Kelly Andrews presented a paper at the 2006 Australian
Vicki Traynor presented a paper at the Advances in Asthma Conference, Adelaide, 23-24 October, which won
Qualitative Methods Annual Conference, Brisbane, July the award for the best presentation at the conference:
2006: • Jones S.C., Hall D.V., Andrews K.L., McVie D., St John-
• Traynor V., Baker P., Defriez J., Dirkse Van Schalykwyk Austen M. and Dephoff M. Asthma awareness and
W., McGarry J. and Bartlett R. Collaborative action education in the 65+ age group – pilot study.
research: Making it happen.
Sandra Jones presented three papers at the Social
Marketing Advances in Research and Theory in Banff, Sandra Jones presented an invited workshop at the
Canada, October 9-21 2006: Australia and New Zealand Buddhist Youth Conference
• Jones S.C. and Fabrianesi B. Gross for kids but good entitled “Media: True or false”, followed by an interactive
for parents: Differing messages in advertisements for workshop facilitated by Louise Waters, Katie Rampling
the same products. and Debbie O’Leary from CHBCR.
• Jones S.C. and Rossiter J.R. Young people’s perceptions
of smoking actors. Janette Curtis presented an invited paper on Health
• Jones S.C. and van Putten K. Do the ends justify the leadership, management and economics to the Kochi
means? An analysis of consumer complaints about Nursing Association in Japan, January, 2006.
social marketing advertisements in Australia and
New Zealand. Sandra Jones presented a Plenary paper at the Third
Australasian Non-profit and Social Marketing Conference,
Nancy Humpel presented two papers at the 8th World Newcastle, August 2006, entitled “Does social marketing
Congress on Psycho-Oncology Conference in Venice, have, or need, ethical standards for advertising?”
• Humpel N. and Iverson D. Sleep quality in cancer Vicki Traynor presented a Plenary paper at the Aged Care
survivors and the influence of exercise. Psycho- Research Advisory Committee conference in November
Oncology, 5 (supp 2), S257. 2006, entitled “Action research: Partnerships in research”.
• Humpel N. and Iverson D. Depression and fatigue in
cancer patient: is there a relationship with exercise? Sandra Jones presented an invited paper at the Australian
and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference in
Nancy Humpel presented a paper at the 3rd Biennial Brisbane, December 4-6, 2006, entitled “A needle of social
Cancer Survivorship Research Conference, Cancer marketing in a haystack of alcohol advertising”.
Survivorship: Embracing the Future in Bethesda, USA,
October 2006: Chris Puplick presented on the project “Potential avian
• Humpel N. and Iverson D. Physical activity and influenza-induced pandemic: Minimising public panic” at
sleep disturbance in cancer survivors: Is there a the National Influenza Symposium in Canberra, October,
Sandra Jones presented an invited paper entitled “Direct-
to-consumer-branding of prescription pharmaceuticals
in Australia” at the Dartmouth Medical School, October,
Sandra Jones presented an invited paper entitled
“Potential avian influenza-induced pandemic: Minimising
public panic” at the VA Outcomes Group in Dartmouth,
2006 Annual Report
Community and Professional Development
Patrick Crookes was invited to be a member of a Working
Party to identify content for undergraduate Nursing
programmes in Australia, funded by the National Mental
In March, Don Iverson and Sandra Jones spoke at the
National Breast Cancer Foundation Breakfast Briefing.
In May, Sandra Jones presented a seminar at the University
of the Third Age on “Media coverage of health scares”.
In June, Patrick Crookes was invited to be the Co-ordinator
of the National Dementia Training Study Centre’s Project
Co-ordination Group for DoHA.
In September, Sandra Jones gave a presentation to
the NSW Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy on CHBCR’s
research into compliance with the industry self-regulatory
codes on alcohol advertising.
In September, Sandra Jones presented two seminars, and
met with members of parliament, on issues related to the
review of alcohol advertising in New Zealand.
In October, Patrick Crookes gave a presentation to the
Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery (CDNM) on the
project “Development of a ranking of refereed journals in
which Australia and New Zealand nursing and midwifery
researchers publish their work”.
The Illawarra Mercury, 13 December 2006
The Illawarra Mercury, 21 February 2006
CHBCR in the News
The media reported on CHBCR’s success as one of only 33
projects Australia-wide under the Federal Government’s
Urgent Research Program for a potential bird flu pandemic.
This story was covered by: the Illawarra Mercury, WaveFM,
and ABC Radio.
The Illawarra Mercury, 15 July 2006
The bird flu project received additional media attention
on the announcement that we had received $250,000
from the NHMRC for the bird flu project, including: The
Advertiser, Illawarra Mercury and Campus News.
CHBCR commenced a project with the Asthma Foundation
NSW to explore older Australian’s perceptions of asthma,
and this was reported by: the Illawarra Mercury and ABC
A/Prof Sandra Jones released the results of a study
conducted by CHBCR and the ADF into alcohol advertising
which found that industry regulations are being repeatedly
ignored and that the system should be overhauled. This
story was covered by: ABC television news, ABC radio
news, ABC online news, the Illawarra Mercury, and the
The Illawarra Mercury reported on Danielle McVie’s
graduation with a PhD following the birth of baby Lucy
three months premature.
The Illawarra Mercury reported that Sandra Jones would
be presenting a talk at the Australia and New Zealand
Buddhist Youth Conference.
Win News reported on the project “Raising awareness
about Dementia among acute care staff” as a promotion
activity during Alzheimer’s Awareness Week.
The Illawarra Mercury reported on Parri Gregory’s
successful completion of a Bachelor of Science (Hons)
with a double major, and winning the University Medal.
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