Dr Jessica Browne

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Visitor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds 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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2017

Associations between physical activity and depressive symptoms by weight status among adults with type 2 diabetes: results from Diabetes MILES-Australia

M Craike, K Mosely, J Browne, F Pouwer, J Speight

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 195-202, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal

Cohort profiles of the cross-sectional and prospective participant groups in the second Diabetes MILES-Australia (MILES-2) study

J Browne, E Holmes-Truscott, A Ventura, C Hendrieckx, F Pouwer, J Speight

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1-15, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

journal

What factors influence uptake of retinal screening among young adults with type 2 diabetes? A qualitative study informed by the theoretical domains framework

A Lake, J Browne, G Rees, J Speight

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 997-1006, Journal of diabetes and its complications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2016

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

E Holmes-Truscott, J Browne, F Pouwer, J Speight, R Cummins

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

journal

Suicidal ideation reported by adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes: results from Diabetes MILES-Australia

T Handley, A Ventura, J Browne, J Rich, J Attia, P Reddy, F Pouwer, J Speight

(2016), Vol. 33, pp. 1582-1589, Diabetic medicine, Chichester, Eng., 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

H Tregea, C Lee, J Browne, F Pouwer, J Speight

(2016), Vol. 31, pp. 592-604, Psychology & 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.

T Newton-John, A Ventura, K Mosely, J Browne, J Speight

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

journal

The impact of insulin therapy and attitudes towards insulin intensification among adults with type 2 diabetes: A qualitative study

E Holmes-Truscott, J Browne, J Speight

(2016), Vol. 30, pp. 1151-1157, Journal of diabetes and its complications, Atlanta, Ga., C1

journal

What is the best measure for assessing diabetes distress? A comparison of the Problem Areas in Diabetes and Diabetes Distress Scale: results from Diabetes MILES-Australia

E Fenwick, G Rees, E Holmes-Truscott, J Browne, F Pouwer, J Speight

(2016), Journal of health psychology, London, Eng., C1

journal

Diabetes MILES Youth-Australia: methods and sample characteristics of a national survey of the psychological aspects of living with type 1 diabetes in Australian youth and their parents

V Hagger, S Trawley, C Hendrieckx, J Browne, F Cameron, F Pouwer, T Skinner, J Speight

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 1-13, BMC psychology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Measuring the stigma surrounding Type 2 diabetes: development and validation of the Type 2 Diabetes Stigma Assessment Scale (DSAS-2)

J Browne, A Ventura, K Mosely, J Speight

(2016), Vol. 39, pp. 2141-2148, Diabetes care, Alexandria, Va., C1

journal

Building the evidence for integrated care for type 2 diabetes: a pilot study

J Browne, J Speight, C Martin, C Gilfillan

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 409-415, Australian journal of primary health, Clayton, Vic., C1

journal

The use of mobile applications among adolescents with type 1 diabetes: results from diabetes MILES Youth-Australia

S Trawley, J Browne, V Hagger, C Hendrieckx, E Holmes-Truscott, F Pouwer, T Skinner, J Speight

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 813-819, Diabetes technology and therapeutics, New York, N.Y., 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.

J Browne, G Nefs, F Pouwer, J Speight

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

journal
2014

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

J Dixon, J Browne, K Mosely, T Rice, K Jones, F Pouwer, J Speight

(2014), Vol. 31, pp. 232-240, Diabetic medicine, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal

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

J Browne, A Ventura, K Mosely, J Speight

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

journal

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

A O'Neil, E Williams, J Browne, R Horne, F Pouwer, J Speight

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

journal

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

J Dixon, J Browne, T Rice, K Jones, F Pouwer, J 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, J Browne, K Mosely, J Speight

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

J Speight, A Sinclair, J Browne, A Woodcock, C Bradley

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

journal

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

J Browne, R Scibilia, J Speight

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

J Speight, J Browne, J Furler

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

journal

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

J Dixon, J Browne, G Lambert, K Jones, P Reddy, F Pouwer, J Speight

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

journal

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

T Skinner, P Allen, E Peach, J Browne, F Pouwer, J Speight, J Dunbar

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

journal

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

J Browne, A Ventura, K Mosely, J Speight

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

journal

Counterfactual thinking and anticipated emotions enhance performance in computer skills training

A Chan, P Caputi, R Jayasuriya, J Browne

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

J Speight, J Browne, E Holmes-Truscott, C Hendrieckx, F Pouwer

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

journal

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

G Nefs, M Bot, J Browne, J Speight, F Pouwer

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

journal

Mother-daughter communication about mammography in an Australian sample

J Browne, A Chan

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

journal

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

J Browne, A Chan

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

journal
2011

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

B Brijnath, J Browne, J Halliday, A Renzaho

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

journal

Integrating agriculture and food policy to achieve sustainable peri-urban fruit and vegetable production in Victoria, Australia

R Carey, F Krumholz, K Duignan, K McConell, J Browne, C Burns, M Lawrence

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 181-195, Journal of agriculture, food systems and community development, Ithaca, N.Y., C1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Social stigma in diabetes: quantifying the extent of the problem

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

DART Grant - Research - Diabetes Australia - Victoria (Research Trust)

  • 2014: $59,820

Other Public Sector Funding

Building the Evidence in Chronic Disease Management: IDEAS Evaluation Study

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Jessica Browne

  • 2014: $21,175
  • 2013: $89,163
  • 2012: $76,914

NDSS National Development Program: Psychosocial and Mental Health Impacts of Living with and managing Diabetes

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Dr Jessica Browne

  • 2016: $260,224
  • 2015: $193,059
  • 2014: $430,025
  • 2013: $119,825

Industry and Other Funding

Diabetes and eye health project - communicating effective eye health messages to people with diabetes

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Jessica Browne

  • 2015: $65,000
  • 2014: $35,000
  • 2013: $75,000

The Diabetes Stigma: A Real Problem - Pozible project

Dr Jessica Browne

  • 2014: $5,427

Diabetes MILES-2

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Jessica Browne

  • 2015: $40,000

Investigating the psychological needs of people with diabetes

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Dr Jessica Browne

  • 2017: $66,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report