Health promotion and public health

Postgraduate supervision

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Professor Catherine Bennett
Infectious Disease Epidemiology; Communicable Disease Control; Disease Surveillance; Population-based research; Randomised Controlled trials

Alfred Deakin Professor Rob Carter
Health economics; assessing cost effectiveness; health promotion and illness prevention

Professor Robin Daly
Role of exercise, calcium, vitamin D and protein for preventing chronic diseases; osteoporosis, sarcopenia, falls and diabetes; clinical and community intervention trials

Prof Tony LaMontagne
Social determinants of health, applied epidemiology and intervention research in occupational health & safety

Professor Richard Osborne
Chronic disease; Introduction of innovations; self-management; questionnaire development; health services research; health literacy

Professor Tony Worsley
Baby Boomer project, fruit and vegetable policies and promotion, examination of Australian meal repertoires, acceptability of integrated pest management by Australian consumers, food knowledge skills required by consumers, Web 2.0 approaches to nutrition promotion

Professor Ann Taket
Health policy; services planning and education; accessibility and equity; domestic violence

Associate Professor Julia Shelley
Sexual and reproductive health; pregnancy outcomes; contraception

Associate Professor Christopher Stevenson
Lifestyle factors and health risk behaviours in the onset of disability; effectiveness of population cancer screening programs

Dr Fiona Andrews
Understanding how families manage their children's health care - influences and interactions

Dr Lisa Barnett
Development, implementation, evaluation and follow-up of physical activity interventions in children and adolescents; actual and perceived fundamental movement skill ability in children and physical activity behavior; correlates of fundamental movement skill

Dr Georgia Babatsikos
sexual and reproductive health of university students, child sexual abuse prevention, and environmental determinants of health. 

Dr Adrian Cameron
Food environments – monitoring and interventions, creating healthier supermarkets, socioeconomic position/disadvantage, infant food environments, obesity prevention 

Dr Melissa Graham
Women's sexual and reproductive health, the health and well-being of childless women, social exclusion, inclusion and connectedness, and women's reproductive health and rights

Dr Lisa Hanna
E-health and the use of new information and communication technologies in primary care; cross-cultural adaptation and validation of survey instruments; ethnicity and health/ health literacy, particularly in relation to cardiovascular disease

Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson
Mixed methods research on links between housing and health, families and health and the human health benefits of contact with nature. 

Dr Elizabeth Hoban
Trafficking in women and children; reproductive and sexual health; child sexual abuse; maternal health; Indigenous health; medical anthropology; health promotion and advocacy

Dr Justin Lawson
Contact with nature, eco-health, health and sustainability, environmental health, spirituality/religion and nature/environment, climate change and health, alternative technology and transport, biodiversity and conservation. 

Dr Fiona McKay
Public health; Health promotion; Health equity; Refugee and asylum seeker issues and policy 

Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
Ethnicity, gender, sexuality and health

Dr Gary Sacks
Policies for obesity prevention, the influence of the food industry, economic evaluation of interventions to improve the healthiness of food environments 

Dr Erin Wilson
Social justice and equity that includes a focus on the experiences of disadvantaged groups, including Indigenous people and people with a disability.

Associate Professor Liliana Orellana
Biostatistician - cancer prevention and surveillance, palliative care, HIV epidemiology and treatment, nutrition and eatingdisorders in children and adolescents

Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi
Biostatistician - environmental epidemiology, health related impacts of climate change, and spatial disease mapping

Dr Steve Bowe
Biostatistician – Behavioural research in cancer

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Professor Steve Allender
Burden of disease and obesity prevention; emerging burden of chronic disease in developing countries; the development and understanding of community based approaches to chronic disease prevention.

Dr Matthew Dunn
Monitoring illicit drug markets;
body image in men; harms related to substance use; exercise, sport and physical activity

Dr Jane Edwards
Mental health through the lifespan, parent-infant attachment, rights of the child, service-user and therapist perspectives in healthcare, healthcare services development, and the arts in healthcare. 

Dr Lynne Millar
Community based obesity prevention. Whole of systems obesity prevention interventions

Dr Sally Savage
Social connectedness and health, community wellbeing, health of carers

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