Staff profile - Fiona McKay

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Dr Fiona McKay

Position: Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Health & Social Development
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517183 +61 3 92517183
Email: fiona.mckay@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, 2003
  • Master of Public Health, University of Melbourne, 2006
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2014


Affiliations

Public Health Association Australia (PHAA) - Vic Branch and Health Promotion Special Interest Group


LinkedIn profile

http://au.linkedin.com/pub/fiona-mckay/2a/424/351/


Academic

Teaching Interests

Fiona is a Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Development.

Fiona is the Course Coordinator for the suite of post graduate health promotion courses (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Health Promotion).

She teaches into the Master of Health Promotion, the Master of Public Health and the Bachelor of Public Health/Health Promotion.


Conferences and seminars

McKay FH & Dunn M 2013 Evaluating A School- Based Drug And Alcohol Program: The WARP Experience, Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Scientific Conference, Brisbane, 24 - 27 November 2013

Dunn M & McKay FH 2013 Do Steroid Users Pose Unique Challenges For Needle And Syringe Program (NSP) Staff?, Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Scientific Conference, Brisbane, 24 - 27 November 2013

Dunn M & McKay FH 2013 Framing gambling and sport as a public health issue, 2nd Crime and Sport Conference, Gold Coast, 30 September 2013

Dunn M, McKay FH and McKenzie H 2013 Education where you are – literally. Using technology to blur located and cloud learning. CAPHIA 2013 Teaching and Learning Forum: Public health teaching and learning innovations, Melbourne 19-20, September 2013

McKay FH, McKenzie H and Dunn M 2013 Bring the workplace into the classroom: Integrating workplace needs into student projects. CAPHIA 2013 Teaching and Learning Forum: Public health teaching and learning innovations, Melbourne 19-20, September 2013

Dunn M & McKay FH 2013 Do steroid users pose unique challenges for needle and syringe program (NSP) staff?, PHAA 42nd Annual Conference, Melbourne 16-18, September 2013

Ford L, McKay FM, McKenzie H, 2013 Family Nature Club reintroducing children into nature: overview and evaluation, 31st NSW Environmental Education Conference, Dubbo, NSW, 26-27 September 2013 

McKay, FH 2011 Victoria’s Growth Areas: Embedding health promotion in new developments MADD5 - Mites, Asthma and Domestic Design #5: Exploring human health, environmental exposures and the built environment, Sydney, NSW, 8-9 November 2011.

McKay, FH, Thomas, SL, Holland, K, Blood, RW, Kneebone S, 2009 Media portrayal of refugees who deliberately infect others with HIV, PHAA 39th Annual Conference 2009, Canberra, 28 - 30 September 2009.

McKay, FH, Thomas, SL, Holland, K, Blood, RW, Kneebone S, 2009 “AIDS Assassins” How does the Australian media portray refugees who deliberately infect others with HIV?, Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference 2009, Brisbane, Queensland, 9-11 September 2009.

Awards

Awards and prizes

McKay, FH 2014 Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant AUD$2500 (matched by Deakin University) for travel to Oxford University.

McKay, FH, Murphy, B, Neal, A, Dunn, M & Ritchie T 2013. Deakin University School of Health and Social Development Special Commendation for Excellence in Teaching for HSH212 Professional Practice 2.

Dunn, M, McKay, FH, Cooper, A, Hill, E & Sheehan, L 2013 Deakin University School of Health and Social Development Special Commendation for Excellence in Teaching for HSH111 Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion.

McKay, FH 2013 Shortlisted for Leon Pitermen Award for outstanding PhD research addressing the health and wellbeing of a disadvantaged group. Monash University

McKay, FH 2010 Doctorial Completion Scholarship. Monash University


Research

Research interests

Dr McKay's research interests are in the area of refugee and asylum seeker health and policy, with a focus on:

- Australian government responses to asylum seekers

- Health impacts of mandatory detention

- Media portrayals of asylum seekers and refugees

- Lived experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in the Australian community

- Issues of vulnerable groups and food insecurity


Publications

Publications

McKay, FH, & Dunn, M 2015. Student reflections in a first year public health and health promotion unit. Reflective Practice, 16(2).

Dunn M, McKay FH & Iversen J 2014. Steroid users and the unique challenge they pose to needle and syringe program workers. Drug and alcohol review, vol 33, no. 1, pp. 71-77.

McKay, FH 2013. A return to the 'Pacific Solution'. Forced Migration Review, 44, 24-26.

McKay, FH, Thomas, SL, & Kneebone, S 2012 “It Would be Okay If They Came through the Proper Channels”: Community Perceptions and Attitudes toward Asylum Seekers in Australia, Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 113-133.

Mazza, D, Cannold, L, Nagle, C, and McKay, FH 2012 Assisting women to make decisions about their current and future fertility: Can general practitioners help?, Australian Family Physician, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 343-6.

McKay, FH, Thomas, S, Holland, K, Blood, R & Kneebone, S 2011 'AIDS assassins: How do the Australian media portray refugees who deliberately infect others with HIV?'. Journal of Immigration and Refugee Studies, vol.9, no.1, pp.20-37.

McKay, FH, Thomas, S & Blood, R 2011 'Any one of these boat people could be a terrorist for all we know! Media representations and public perceptions of ‘boat people’ arrivals in Australia'. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, vol.12, no.5, pp.608-626.


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