Staff profile - Jessica Browne

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Dr Jessica Browne

Position: Research Fellow Grade 2
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Psychology
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61386481845 +61386481845
Email: jessica.browne@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

http://www.acbrd.org.au/images/biographies/JessicaBrowne.pdf 


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.


Affiliations

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes www.acbrd.org.au 


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

Academic

Subjects and units currently teaching

Nil


Knowledge areas

Psychological, behavioural and social aspects of diabetes


Conferences and seminars

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.

Awards

Awards and prizes

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)


Research

Research projects

Diabetes MILES Study

Diabetes PACT

Social Stigma in Diabetes

Building the Evidence: IDEAS Evaluation Trial


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


Research grants

Browne, J. L. & Speight, J. Diabetes and eye health – communicating eye health messages to people with diabetes. Vision 2020 research funding. Amount received: $110,000 over 3 years (2013-2015).

Browne, J. L., Speight, J., & Hendrieckx, C. Building the evidence in chronic disease management: IDEAS Evaluation Study. Tender to Whitehorse Community Health, Eastern Health, Melbourne. Amount received: $187,553 over 2.5 years (2012-2014).

Mosely, K., Browne, J. L., & Speight, J. Determining barriers and strategies to increase physical activity in adults with type 2 diabetes in a primary care setting. DART General Grant. Amount received: $60,000 over 1 year (2013).

Speight, J., Hendrieckx, C., & Browne, J. L. NDSS National Development Program for Mental Health and Diabetes. Amount received: $480,000 over 3 years (2013­2016).


Research groups

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes


Research page

http://www.acbrd.org.au/images/biographies/JessicaBrowne.pdf


Publications

Publications

Recent publications (as at 31/10/13)

Browne, J. L., Scibilia, R., & Speight, J. (2013). The needs, concerns, and characteristics of younger Australian adults with type 2 diabetes, Diabetic Medicine, 30, 620–626.

Browne, J., Ventura, A., Mosely, K., & Speight, J. (2013). “I call it the blame and shame disease”: A qualitative study about perceptions of social stigma surrounding type 2 diabetes. BMJ Open, in press.

Dixon, J., Browne, J. L., Lambert, G. W., et al. (2013). Severely obese people with diabetes experience impaired emotional well-being 1 associated with socioeconomic disadvantage: Results from Diabetes MILES – Australia. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 101(131-140).

Dixon, J., Browne, J. L., Mosely, K., et al. (2013). Severe obesity and diabetes self-care attitudes, behaviors and burden: implications for weight management from a matched case controlled study. Results from Diabetes MILES – Australia. Diabetic Medicine, in press.

O'Neil, A., Williams, E., Browne, J. L., et al. (2013). Associations between economic hardship and markers of self-management in adults with type 2 diabetes: Results from Diabetes MILES – Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, in press.

Speight, J., Sinclair, A.S., Browne, J.L., et al. (2013). Assessing the impact of diabetes on the quality of life of older adults living in a care home: Validation of the ADDQoL Senior, Diabetic Medicine, 30(1), 74-80.

Schabert, J., Browne, J. L., Mosely, K., & Speight, J. (2013). Social stigma in diabetes: A framework to understand a growing problem for an increasing epidemic, The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, 6, 1-10.

Speight, J., Browne, J. L., & Furler, J. (2013). Challenging evidence and assumptions: is there a role for self-monitoring of blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes not using insulin? Current Medical Research and Opinion, 29(3), 161-168.

Chan, A. Y. C., Caputi, P., Jayasuriya, R., & Browne, J. L. (2013). Counterfactual thinking and anticipated emotions enhance performance in computer skills training, Behaviour & Information Technology, 32(4), 387-396.

Skinner, T., Allen, P. Peach, E. Browne, J. L., et al. (2013). Does the shortage of diabetes specialists in regional and rural Australia matter? Results from Diabetes MILES – Australia. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 100(2), 222-229.

Browne, J. L., & Chan, A. Y. C. (2012). Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour and implementation intentions to predict and facilitate upward family communication about mammography. Psychology & Health, 27(6), 655-673.

Browne, J. L., & Chan, A. Y. C. (2012). Mother-daughter communication about mammography in an Australian sample. Journal of Family Communication, 12(2), 129-150. 

Chan, A. Y. C., Brewer, C., & Browne, J. L. (2012). An empirical case for introductory psychology tutorials in a large-class format. In S. McCarthy, K. L. Dickson, J. Cranney, A. Trapp, & V. Karandashev. Teaching psychology around the world: Volume 3 (pp. 151-163). Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Nefs, G., Bot, M., Browne, J. L., et al. (2012). Diabetes MILES - The Netherlands: Rationale, design and sample characteristics of a national survey examining the psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes in Dutch adults, BMC Public Health, 12 (925).

Speight, J., Browne, J. L., Holmes-Truscott, E., et al. (2012). Diabetes MILES – Australia (Management and Impact for Long-term Empowerment and Success) Study: Methods and sample characteristics of a national survey of the psychological aspects of living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes in Australian adults, BMC Public Health, 12(120).


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