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Dr Andrews originally trained as a medical research scientist before moving into public health in 1997. Between 1997 and 2001 she worked in program planning and evaluation in a number of different public health organisations including: general practice divisions, Breast Screen Victoria and the community health sector. Between 2002 and 2006 she lectured in public health at La Trobe University before taking up her current position as a Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Development in 2007. She currently teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Dr Andrews is an active researcher into children’s health.
Unit Chair: HSH 306, Co Chair HSH 207
Dr. Andrew’s research is primarily concerned with understanding how families experience managing their children’s health care in Australia from an ecological perspective. This research can be broken down into three main areas:
• The Influence of parents’ working arrangements on children’s health care
• The influence of local neighbourhood factors on children’s health care
• Families’ interaction with primary health care services for their children
Public Health Association of Australia
• Dr Andrews is a board member of the Post Placement Support Service.
• Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne 2008, Andrews F.J.'Living on fringes. Women's expectations of managing their children's health and wellbeing in the outer suburbs'.
• Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne 2005. Andrews F.J. ‘Managing the family’s health: Preferences and experiences of women with different working arrangements’.
• 18th World Conference on Health Promotion, Melbourne 2004. Andrews F.J. ‘From policy to practice. The development of an integrated health promotion plan for children’s services at Plenty Valley Community Health’.
• 12th National Health Promotion Conference, Melbourne 2000. Andrews F.J, Nolan G, Varney H & Wright M. ‘Advocacy by consumer representation: The ups and downs of an inside job’.