Dr Fiona Mckay

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, 2003
Master of Public Health, University of Melbourne, 2006
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2012
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2014

Contact

Research interests

Dr McKay's research interests are in the area of refugee and asylum seeker health and policy, with a focus on:

- Issues of vulnerable groups and food insecurity

- Australian government responses to asylum seekers

- Health impacts of mandatory detention

- Media portrayals of asylum seekers and refugees

- Lived experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in the Australian community

Affiliations

Public Health Association Australia (PHAA) - Vic Branch and Health Promotion Special Interest Group

Teaching interests

Fiona is a Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Development.

Fiona is the Course Coordinator for the suite of post graduate health promotion courses (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Health Promotion).

She teaches into the Master of Health Promotion, the Master of Public Health and the Bachelor of Public Health/Health Promotion.

Awards

McKay FH 2015. Australian Public Health Association, Health Promotion Sig Conference Scholarship ($2500)

Dunn M, McKay FH, Cooper A, Hoare E, Slykerman S & Sheehan, L 2014. Deakin University School of Health and Social Development. Award for Excellence in Teaching for HSH111 Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion.

McKay, FH 2014 Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant AUD$2500 (matched by Deakin University) for travel to Oxford University.

McKay, FH, Murphy, B, Neal, A, Dunn, M & Ritchie T 2013. Deakin University School of Health and Social Development Special Commendation for Excellence in Teaching for HSH212 Professional Practice 2.

Dunn, M, McKay, FH, Cooper, A, Hill, E & Sheehan, L 2013 Deakin University School of Health and Social Development Special Commendation for Excellence in Teaching for HSH111 Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion.

McKay, FH 2013 Shortlisted for Leon Pitermen Award for outstanding PhD research addressing the health and wellbeing of a disadvantaged group. Monash University

McKay, FH 2010 Doctorial Completion Scholarship. Monash University

Publications

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2016

Do performance and image enhancing drug users in regional Queensland experience difficulty accessing health services?

Dr Matthew Dunn, Richard Henshaw, Dr Fiona Mckay

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 377-382, Drug and alcohol review, London, Eng., C1

journal

The role of food banks in addressing food insecurity: a systematic review

C Bazerghi, Dr Fiona Mckay, Dr Matthew Dunn

(2016), Vol. 41, pp. 732-740, Journal of community health, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Exploring judicial opinion on the relationship between anabolic-androgenic steroid use and violent offending

Dr Matthew Dunn, Jarryd Andrew Bartle, Dr Fiona Mckay

(2016), Vol. 5, pp. 31-33, Performance enhancement and health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2015

Student reflections in a first year public health and health promotion unit

Dr Fiona Mckay, Dr Matthew Dunn

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 242-253, Reflective practice : international and multidisciplinary perspectives, London, Eng., C1

journal

Food security among asylum seekers in Melbourne

Dr Fiona Mckay, Dr Matthew Dunn

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 344-349, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, London, Eng, C1

journal

Evaluating a school-based alcohol program: the WARP experience

Dr Fiona Mckay, Dr Matthew Dunn

(2015), Vol. 53, pp. 216-226, International journal of health promotion and education, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Steroid users and the unique challenge they pose to needle and syringe program workers

Dr Matthew Dunn, Dr Fiona Mckay, Jenny Iversen

(2014), Vol. 33, pp. 71-77, Drug and alcohol review, Chichester, England, C1

journal
2012

Making decisions about fertility : three facts GPs need to communicate to women

Danielle Mazza, Leslie Cannold, A/Prof Catherine Nagle, Dr Fiona Mckay, Bianca Brijnath

(2012), Vol. 41, pp. 343-346, Australian family physician, South Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

‘It would be okay if they came through the proper channels’: community perceptions and attitudes toward asylum seekers in Australia

Dr Fiona Mckay, A/Prof Samantha Thomas, Susan Kneebone

(2012), Vol. 25, pp. 113-133, Journal of Refugee Studies, Oxford, UK, C1-1

journal
2011

Any one of these boat people could be a terrorist for all we know! Media representations and public perceptions of ‘boat people’ arrivals in Australia

Dr Fiona Mckay, A/Prof Samantha Thomas, R. Warwick Blood

(2011), Vol. 12, pp. 607-626, Journalism: theory, practice & criticism, London, England, C1-1

journal

AIDS assassins : Australian media’s portrayal of HIV-positive refugees who deliberately infect others

Dr Fiona Mckay, A/Prof Samantha Thomas, Kate Holland, R. Warwick Blood, Susan Kneebone

(2011), Vol. 9, pp. 20-37, Journal of immigration and refugee studies, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

Grants

Other Public Sector Funding

Review of health promoting apps

Dr Fiona Mckay, Dr Matthew Dunn

  • 2015: $22,373
  • 2014: $21,314

Review of health promoting apps (2016)

Dr Fiona Mckay, Dr Matthew Dunn

  • 2016: $29,290

Industry and Other Funding

Review of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Foodbank

Dr Fiona Mckay, Dr Matthew Dunn

  • 2013: $12,095

Engaging the community in prevention campaigns and programs

Dr Matthew Dunn, Dr Fiona Mckay, Ms Berni Murphy

  • 2014: $4,000

Family Life - Evaluation of EYE Belong, a Southern Peninsula Festival for Healthy Living

Dr Fiona Mckay, Dr Hayley Mckenzie

  • 2014: $7,921

Chasing the Luck Evaluation

Dr Fiona Mckay, Ms Berni Murphy

  • 2015: $9,967

Food security for asylum seekers

Dr Fiona Mckay

  • 2016: $9,755

Other Funding Sources

Funding to attend University of Oxford International Summer School in Forced Migration

Dr Fiona Mckay

  • 2014: $2,500

Supervisions

Data will be available in 2017