Dr Jessica Browne

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

jbrowne@acbrd.org.au
+61386481845

Biography

http://www.acbrd.org.au/images/biographies/JessicaBrowne.pdf 

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Biography summary

Jessica has a PhD in health psychology from the University of Wollongong, and has a research background in the psychological aspects of prevention of chronic conditions. Jessica joined The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes at Deakin University in January 2011. She is involved in a varied program of research that primarily focuses on type 2 diabetes, and works alongside numerous national and international collaborators from different health­related disciplines. Jessica has a particular interest in understanding the unique challenges faced by special groups with type 2 diabetes (e.g. young adults), and in the social impact of living with type 2 diabetes. Jessica regularly works with consumer and health professional groups to contribute to training and information dissemination, and to utilise her research findings to inform policy and practice to help improve the lives of people affected by diabetes.

Research interests

Psychological, behavioural and social aspects of type 2 diabetes

See http://www.acbrd.org.au/about-us/our-team for full profile of research interests and recent grants and publications

Affiliations

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes www.acbrd.org.au 

Units taught

Nil

Knowledge areas

Psychological, behavioural and social aspects of diabetes

Conferences

Recent selected conference presentations (as at 31/10/13)

Browne, J. L., Ventura, A., Mosely, K., & Speight, J. (2013). Perspectives on diabetes-related social stigma: an interview study. 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, Chicago, 21-25 June 2013.

Dixon, J., Browne, J. L., Mosely, K., Rice, T., Jones, K., Pouwer, F., & Speight, J. (2013). Severe obesity and diabetes self-care attitudes, behaviours and burden: implications for weight management from a matched case controlled study. Results from Diabetes MILES – Australia. Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 17-19 October 2013.

Nefs, G. N., Bot, M., Browne, J. L., Speight, J., & Pouwer, F. (2013). Diabetes MILES – The Netherlands: psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes in Dutch adults. The European Health Psychology Society Conference, Bordeaux, France, 17-20 July 2013.

Browne, J. L., Byrne, M., Pouwer, F., & Speight, J. (2012). Sexual dysfunction in adults with diabetes: Results from Diabetes MILES – Australia. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, Gold Coast, 29-31 August 2012.

Browne, J. L., Dixon, J. B., Reddy, P., Pouwer, F, & Speight, J. (2012). Emotional well-being and social and economic disadvantage in severely obese people with type 2 diabetes: Results from Diabetes MILES – Australia. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, Gold Coast, 29-31 August 2012.

Browne, J. L., Scibilia, R., & Speight, J. (2012). The needs, concerns and characteristics of young Australian adults with type 2 diabetes. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, Gold Coast, 29-31 August 2012.

Browne, J. L., Speight, J., Holmes-Truscott, E., Hendrieckx, C., & Pouwer, F. (2012). The Diabetes MILES Study: First results from Diabetes MILES – Australia. Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes Study Group Scientific Meeting, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 20-22 April 2012.

Browne, J. L., Schabert, J., Mosely, K., & Speight, J. (2012). Social stigma in diabetes: A framework for understanding a growing problem for an increasing epidemic. Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes Study Group Scientific Meeting, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 20-22 April 2012.

Dixon, J. B., Browne, J. L., Reddy, P., Pouwer, F., & Speight J (2012) Emotional well-being and social and economic disadvantage in severely obese people with type 2 diabetes: Results from Diabetes MILES – Australia. Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland (New Zealand), 18-20 October 2012.

Speight, J., Browne, J. L., Holmes-Truscott, E., Hendrieckx, C., & Pouwer, F. (2012). The well-being and support needs of Australian adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes: First results from Diabetes MILES – Australia. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, Gold Coast, 29-31 August 2012.

Professional activities

Member of the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS)

Member of the PsychoSocial Aspects of Diabetes (PSAD) Study Group

Member of the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM)

Management Committee member of the Australasian Society for Psychological Research In Diabetes (ASPRID)

Reviewer for journals such as Diabetic Medicine, BMC Public Health, Psychology & Health, Psycho-Oncology, Rural and Remote Health

Reviewer for Diabetes Australia Research Trust (DART) grant applications

Chair, Behavioural Medicine Interest Group Symposium at the 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association 2013

Organising committee for Behavioural Research Symposium, Nov 29-30 2013 Melbourne (official satellite symposium for the 2013 World Diabetes Congress)

Invited Expert at Diabetes Australia – Vic community education events

Research groups

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes

Awards

Deakin University Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellent Contribution: Value Category (2013)

First prize for clinical research at the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting (2012)

Australia – The Netherlands Scholar Exchange Award (2012)

Projects

Diabetes MILES Study

Diabetes PACT

Social Stigma in Diabetes

Building the Evidence: IDEAS Evaluation Trial

Publications

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2016

Subjective wellbeing among adults with diabetes : results from Diabetes MILES—Australia

Ms Liz Holmes-Truscott, Dr Jessica Browne, Frans Pouwer, Prof Jane Speight, Prof Robert Cummins

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 1205-1217, Journal of Happiness Studies, Dodrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Does self-efficacy mediate the cross-sectional relationship between perceived quality of health care and self-management of diabetes? Results from Diabetes MILES - Australia

Hannah Tregea, Prof Christina Lee, Dr Jessica Browne, Frans Pouwer, Prof Jane Speight

(2016), Vol. 31, pp. 1-25, Psychological health, London, Eng., C1

journal

'Are you sure you're going to have another one of those?': a qualitative analysis of the social control and social support models in type 2 diabetes

Toby R O Newton-John, Dr Adriana Ventura, Dr Kylie Mosely, Dr Jessica Browne, Prof Jane Speight

(2016), pp. 1-11, Journal of health psychology, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Depression, anxiety and self-care behaviours of young adults with Type 2 diabetes: results from the International Diabetes Management and Impact for Long-term Empowerment and Success (MILES) Study.

Dr Jessica Browne, Giesje Nefs, Francs Pouwer, Prof Jane Speight

(2015), Vol. 32, pp. 133-140, Diabetic medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Associations between economic hardship and markers of self-management in adults with type 2 diabetes: results from Diabetes MILES - Australia

Adrienne ONeil, Emily D. Williams, Dr Jessica Browne, Rob Horne, Frans Pouwer, Prof Jane Speight

(2014), Vol. 38, pp. 466-472, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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'I'm not a druggie, I'm just a diabetic': a qualitative study of stigma from the perspective of adults with type 1 diabetes

Dr Jessica Browne, Miss Adriana Ventura, Dr Kylie Mosely, Prof Jane Speight

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 1-10, BMJ Open, London, England, C1

journal

Self-reported access to and quality of healthcare for diabetes : Do the severely obese experience equal access?

Dr John Dixon, Dr Jessica Browne, Toni L Rice, Kay Jones, Frans Pouwer, Prof Jane Speight

(2014), Vol. 43, pp. 552-556, Australian Family Physician, East Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2013

Social stigma in diabetes : a framework to understand a growing problem for an increasing epidemic

J. Schabert, Dr Jessica Browne, Dr Kylie Mosely, Prof Jane Speight

(2013), Vol. 6, pp. 1-10, Patient : patient-centered outcomes research, Auckland, N. Z., C1

journal

Challenging evidence and assumptions : is there a role for self-monitoring of blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes not using insulin?

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Jessica Browne, Dr John Furler

(2013), Vol. 29, pp. 161-168, Current Medical Research & Opinion, London, England, C1

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The needs, concerns and characteristics of younger Australian adults with Type 2 diabetes

Dr Jessica Browne, Renza Scibilia, Prof Jane Speight

(2013), Vol. 30, pp. 620-626, Diabetic Medicine, Chichester, England, C1

journal

Assessing the impact of diabetes on the quality of life of older adults living in a care home : validation of the ADDQoL senior

Prof Jane Speight, Prof Andrew Sinclair, Dr Jessica Browne, Alison J Woodcock, c bradley

(2013), Vol. 30, pp. 74-80, Diabetic Medicine, Chichester, England, C1

journal

Severely obese people with diabetes experience impaired emotional well-being associated with socioeconomic disadvantage: results from diabetes MILES – Australia

Dr John Dixon, Dr Jessica Browne, Dr Gavin Lambert, Kay Jones, Dr Prasuna Reddy, Francs Pouwer, Prof Jane Speight

(2013), Vol. 101, pp. 131-140, Diabetes research and clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Counterfactual thinking and anticipated emotions enhance performance in computer skills training

Amy Y. C. Chan, Peter Caputi, Rohan Jayasuriya, Dr Jessica Browne

(2013), Vol. 32, pp. 387-396, Behaviour and information technology, Colchester, Eng., C1-1

journal

“I call it the blame and shame disease”: a qualitative study about perceptions of social stigma surrounding type 2 diabetes

Dr Jessica Browne, Miss Adriana Ventura, Dr Kylie Mosely, Prof Jane Speight

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 1-10, BMJ Open, London, England, C1-1

journal

Severe obesity and diabetes self-care attitudes, behaviours and burden: implications for weight management from a matched case-controlled study.

Dr John Dixon, Dr Jessica Browne, Dr Kylie Mosely, Toni L Rice, Kay Jones, Francs Pouwer, Prof Jane Speight

(2013), Vol. 31, pp. 232-240, Diabetic medicine, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal

Does the shortage of diabetes specialists in regional and rural Australia matter? Results from Diabetes MILES – Australia

Prof Timothy C Skinner, Penny Allen, Elizabeth Peach, Dr Jessica Browne, Frans Power, Prof Jane Speight, Prof James Dunbar

(2013), Vol. 100, pp. 222-229, Diabetes research and clinical practice, Amsterdam, Neverlands, C1

journal

Assessing the impact of diabetes on the quality of life of older adults living in a care home: validation of the ADDQoL senior

Prof Jane Speight, Alan Sinclair, Dr Jessica Browne, Alison J Woodcock, Clare Bradley

(2013), Vol. 30, pp. 74-80, Diabetic medicine, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal
2012

Diabetes MILES - Australia (Management and Impact for Long-Term Empowerment and Success) : methods and sample characteristics of a national survey of the psychological aspects of living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes in Australian adults

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Jessica Browne, Ms Liz Holmes-Truscott, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Francs Pouwer

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-24, BMC public health, London, U. K., C1

journal

Mother-daughter communication about mammography in an Australian sample

Dr Jessica Browne, Amy Y. C. Chan

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 129-150, Journal of family communication, London, England, C1-1

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Using the theory of planned behaviour and implementation intentions to predict and facilitate upward family communication about mammography

Dr Jessica Browne, Amy Y. C. Chan

(2012), Vol. 27, pp. 655-673, Psychology & health, London, England, C1-1

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Diabetes MILES – The Netherlands: rationale, design and sample characteristics of a national survey examining the psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes in Dutch adults

Giesje Nefs, Mariska Bot, Dr Jessica Browne, Prof Jane Speight, Francs Pouwer

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-11, BMC public health, London, England, C1

journal
2011

The health consequences of migration : meeting the health needs of displaced populations

Bianca Brijnath, Dr Jessica Browne, Ms Jennifer Halliday, Dr Andre Renzaho

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 78-90, Journal of internal displacement, Vancouver, B.C., C1

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