Staff profile - Fiona Andrews

Dr Fiona Andrews

Position: Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Health & Social Development
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517053 +61 3 92517053
Email: fiona.andrews@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham (UK), 1988


Affiliations

Public Health Association of Australia


Academic

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate: Family major in the Bachelor of Health Sciences

Postgraduate: Masters of Public Health, Masters of Health Promotion & Masters of Planning


Subjects and units currently teaching

HSH306, HSH207, HSH105, HSH740.


Knowledge areas

Fiona Andrews has a particular interest in ecological approaches to health and wellbeing. Specifically this includes how places (neighbourhoods, home envrionments, workplaces etc.) affect the health of individuals and their families.


Student supervision

Children's perceptions of health and their incorporation into health promotion programs. Masters of Health Promotion thesis by Mei Fong Lim

Factors influencing non compliance with childhood immunisations. Masters of Public Health thesis by Ndibo Monyatsi

Grandparents who provide childcare: maintaining health and life balance. Masters of Health Promotion thesis by Katherine Ware

Settings for early childhood education and their influence on child and parent outcomes. Masters of Public Health thesis by Stephanie Camm

Returning to co-residence: the experiences of young adults and parents. PhD thesis (submitted) by Elyse Warner


Conferences and seminars

2012 onwards:
• Andrews, FJ, Henderson-Wilson, C & Townsend M. Parenting and place: pilot study exploring the experiences of women from inner and outer Melbourne suburbs. Presented at 5th Healthy Cities Conference, Geelong, May 2012.
• Andrews, FJ, Rich, S & Shelley, J. Parenting and place: Experiences of families from inner-city and outer- suburban Melbourne. Presented at the 12th Australian Institute for Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, July 2012.
• Warner E, Henderson-Wilson, C & Andrews, FJ. Young adults returning home: How do Australian families experience this transition? Presented at the 12th Australian Institute for Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, July 2012.
• McKenzie, H, Graham, M, Klein, R, Lamaro, G, Shelley, J & Andrews, F. Women's reproductive choices and consequences: The position of policy. Emerging Health Policy Conference, Sydney, October, 2013 Henderson-Wilson, C & Andrews, F. From the micro to the macro: teaching family science the ‘Aussie’ way, National Centre on Family Relations 75th Anniversary Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 5-9 November 2013.
• Warner, E, Henderson-Wilson, C & Andrews, F. Not a Negative!: Challenging perceptions of Aussie boomerang kids, National Centre on Family Relations 75th Anniversary Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 5-9 November 2013.
• Andrews, FJ, Barter-Godfrey, S, Rich, S, Klein, R, & Shelley J. A Good Place to Raise a Family? Comparing parents', service-providers', and media perspectives of the inner and outer suburban areas of Melbourne. State of Australian Cities Conference, Sydney December 2013.
• Ware, K, & Andrews FJ. Grandparents who provide childcare: maintaining health and life balance. Presented at 13th Australian Institute for Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, July 2014.
• Camm, S & Andrews FJ.  Settings for delivering early childhood education and their influence on child and parent outcomes - A review of the international and national evidence. Presented at 13th Australian Institute for Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, July 2014.
• Warner, E, Henderson-Wilson, C & Andrews FJ. Returning to co-residence: How young adults and their parents respond to a changing world. Presented at 13th Australian Institute for Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, July 2014.
 

Media appearances

• Herald Sun 10/7/08: Australian dream of house ownership in the suburbs is over http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/australiandream-is-over/story-e6frf7jo-1111116871224
• Herald Sun 2/11/10: Children at risk in new housing estates http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/children-at-risk-in-citysnew-housing-estates/story-e6frf7kx-1225946423103 and New estates not paradise http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/new-estates-not-aradise/storyfn6bn88w-1225946357804
• Herald Sun: Victorian new housing estates. Aussies dream or nightmare http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/seewhatsusiesays/index.php/heraldsun/comments/victorian_new_housing_estates_aussie_dream_or_nightmare/
• The Age 25/7/12 and on SBS radio on 26/7/12: Community ties that bind thrive in inner city http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/community-ties-that-bindthrive-in-inner-city-20120724-22nic.html



 

Research

Research projects

A good place to raise a family (2010 onwards)

Building better suburbs (2012 onwards)

Tales from the fringe (2014 onwards)


Research interests

Fiona Andrews has a particular interest in ecological approaches to health and wellbeing. Specifically this includes how places (neighbourhoods, home envrionments, workplaces etc.) influence the health of individuals and their families.
 


Research grants

FJ Andrews C, Henderson-Wilson & M. Townsend. A good place to raise a family Stage 1. Funded by School of Health & Social Development (2010)


FJ Andrews & J. Shelley. A good place to raise a family Stage 2. Funded by School of Health & Social Development (2011)


FJ Andrews & J. Shelley. A good place to raise a family Stage 3. Funded by Wyndham City Council (2012-13)


L Johnson, FJ Andrews, P Connors, H Elkadi, J Rollo & I Warren. Building better suburbs. Funded by Wyndham City Council (2012-13)


K Stagnitti, G Pepin, & Dr Fiona Andrews. Play for health and wellbeing (specific to Andrews Part 3 Neighbourhoods & children's play). Funded by School of Health & Social Development (2013)


J Shelley, M Graham, Dr Fiona Andrews, H McKenzie & G Lamaro. Reproductive choices & consequences (specific to Andrews Part 2 - Early year of mothering and neighbourhoods). Funded by School of Health & Social Development (2013)
 


Research page

http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/admin/pubs/reports/database/dynamic/output/person/person.php?person_code=andrefi


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