Mr Andrew Brown



Lecturer in Social Work


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Social Dev


Geelong Waterfront Campus

+61 3 522 73226


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A systems framework for implementing healthy food retail in grocery settings

C Zorbas, M Blake, A Brown, A Peeters, S Allender, J Brimblecombe, A Cameron, J Whelan, M Ferguson, L Alston, T Boelsen-Robinson

(2024), Vol. 24, pp. 137-, BMC Public Health, England, C1

journal article

Co-designing restrictive practice elimination: A systems thinking approach with mental health service users and practitioners in rural/regional Australia

S Bennetts, G Pepin, S Moylan, R Carolin, T Forrester-Bowling, J McLure, A Brown, J Lucas

(2024), pp. 1-11, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Understanding weight status and dietary intakes among Australian school children by remoteness: A cross-sectional study

Jane Jacobs, Claudia Strugnell, Denise Becker, Jill Whelan, Josh Hayward, Melanie Nichols, Andrew Brown, Victoria Brown, Steven Allender, Colin Bell, Andrew Sanigorski, Liliana Orellana, Laura Alston

(2023), Vol. 26, pp. 1185-1193, Public Health Nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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When primary healthcare meets queerstory: community-based system dynamics influencing regional/rural LGBTQ + people's access to quality primary healthcare in Australia

James Lucas, Rojan Afrouz, Andrew Brown, Sarah Epstein, Joleen Ryan, Joshua Hayward, Sharon Brennan-Olsen

(2023), Vol. 23, pp. 1-12, BMC Public Health, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Success of community-based system dynamics in prevention interventions: A systematic review of the literature

T Felmingham, K Backholer, E Hoban, A Brown, P Nagorcka-Smith, S Allender

(2023), Vol. 11, pp. 1-29, Frontiers in public health, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

Measuring Shifts in Mental Models in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity in Rural Australia

Tiana Felmingham, Kristy Bolton, Penny Fraser, Steven Allender, Andrew Brown

(2023), pp. 1-9, Health Education & Behavior, London, Eng., C1

journal article

System dynamics simulation models on overweight and obesity in children and adolescents: A systematic review

A Aguiar, M Gebremariam, E Romanenko, F Önal, B Kopainsky, N Savona, A Brown, S Allender, N Lien

(2023), Vol. 24, pp. 1-21, Obesity Reviews, London, Eng., C1

journal article

A Theory of Change for Community-Based Systems Interventions to Prevent Obesity

A Brown, J Whelan, K Bolton, P Nagorcka-Smith, J Hayward, P Fraser, C Strugnell, T Felmingham, M Nichols, C Bell, H Le, S Allender

(2022), Vol. 62, pp. 786-794, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Participatory research with a rural Aboriginal Community Controllled Health Organisation: Lessons Learned using the CONDIDER statement

H Beks, T Amos, J Bell, J Ryan, J Hayward, A Brown, C Mckenzie, B Allen, G Ewing, K Hudson, R Clark, B Morphett, S Allender, D Creighton, M Johnstone, V Versace

(2022), Vol. 22, pp. 1-13, Rural and Remote Health, Cairns, Qld., C1

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The Public Health 12 framework: interpreting the 'Meadows 12 places to act in a system' for use in public health

K Bolton, J Whelan, P Fraser, C Bell, S Allender, A Brown

(2022), Vol. 80, pp. 1-8, Archives of Public Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Generating change through collective impact and systems science for childhood obesity prevention: The GenR8 Change case study

Kristy Bolton, Penny Fraser, Janette Lowe, Marj Moodie, Colin Bell, Claudia Strugnell, Josh Hayward, Jaimie McGlashan, Lynne Millar, Jillian Whelan, Andrew Brown, Steven Allender

(2022), Vol. 17, pp. 1-20, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Healthy weight, health behaviours and quality of life among Aboriginal children living in regional Victoria

J Browne, D Becker, L Orellana, J Ryan, T Walker, J Whelan, L Alston, M Egan, B Johnson, A Rossignoli, N Crooks, A Brown, K Bolton, P Fraser, H Le, C Bell, J Hayward, A Sanigorski, K Backholer, S Allender, C Strugnell

(2022), pp. 1-9, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Four-Year Accelerometry Outcomes from a Cluster Randomized Whole of Systems Trial of Prevention Strategies for Childhood Obesity.

Claudia Strugnell, Nic Crooks, Cadeyrn Gaskin, Denise Becker, Liliana Orellana, Kristy Bolton, Penny Fraser, Andrew Brown, Ha Le, Colin Bell, Steven Allender

(2022), Childhood Obesity, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal article

Reflexive Evidence and Systems interventions to Prevention Obesity and Non-communicable Disease (RESPOND): Protocol and baseline outcomes for a stepped-wedge cluster-randomised prevention trial

J Whelan, J Hayward, M Nichols, A Brown, L Orellana, V Brown, D Becker, C Bell, B Swinburn, A Peeters, M Moodie, S Geddes, C Chadwick, S Allender, C Strugnell

(2022), Vol. 12, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

System dynamics modelling to engage community stakeholders in addressing water and sugar sweetened beverage consumption

A Brown, K Bolton, B Clarke, P Fraser, J Lowe, J Kays, P Hovmand, S Allender

(2022), Vol. 19, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, England, C1

journal article

The need for a complex systems approach in rural health research

A Hulme, J Thompson, A Brown, G Argus

(2022), Vol. 12, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

System mapping with adolescents: Using group model building to map the complexity of obesity

N Savona, A Brown, T Macauley, A Aguiar, J Hayward, S Ayuandini, J Habron, N Grewal, A Luszczynska, S Mendes, K Klepp, H Rutter, S Allender, C Knai

(2022), Obesity Reviews, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The impact of covid-19 on rural food supply and demand in australia: Utilising group model building to identifyretailer and customer perspectives

J Whelan, A Brown, L Coller, C Strugnell, S Allender, L Alston, J Hayward, J Brimblecombe, C Bell

(2021), Vol. 13, pp. 1-11, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Identifying the views of adolescents in five european countries on the drivers of obesity using group model building

N Savona, T Macauley, A Aguiar, A Banik, M Boberska, J Brock, A Brown, J Hayward, H Holbæk, A Rito, S Mendes, F Vaaheim, M Van Houten, G Veltkamp, S Allender, H Rutter, C Knai

(2021), Vol. 31, pp. 391-396, European Journal of Public Health, England, C1

journal article

Mapping factors associated with a successful shift towards healthier food retail in community-based organisations: A systems approach

T Boelsen-Robinson, M Blake, A Brown, O Huse, C Palermo, N George, A Peeters

(2021), Vol. 101, Food Policy, C1

journal article

Four‐Year Behavioral, Health‐Related Quality of Life, and BMI Outcomes from a Cluster Randomized Whole of Systems Trial of Prevention Strategies for Childhood Obesity

Steven Allender, Liliana Orellana, Nic Crooks, Kristy Bolton, Penny Fraser, Andrew Brown, Ha Le, Janette Lowe, Kayla de la Haye, Lynne Millar, Marjorie Moodie, Boyd Swinburn, Colin Bell, Claudia Strugnell

(2021), Vol. 29, pp. 1022-1035, Obesity, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Systems thinking for Aboriginal Health: Understanding the value and acceptability of group model building approaches

J Browne, T Walker, A Brown, S Sherriff, R Christidis, M Egan, V Versace, S Allender, K Backholer

(2021), Vol. 15, SSM - Population Health, England, C1

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The impact of a community-based intervention on weight, weight-related behaviours and health-related quality of life in primary school children in Victoria, Australia, according to socio-economic position

J Jacobs, C Strugnell, S Allender, L Orellana, K Backholer, K Bolton, P Fraser, H Le, A Brown, M Nichols

(2021), Vol. 21, BMC Public Health, England, C1

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Protocol for the measurement of changes in knowledge and engagement in the stepped wedge cluster randomised trial for childhood obesity prevention in Australia: (Reflexive Evidence and Systems interventions to Prevent Obesity and Non-communicable Disease (RESPOND))

J Whelan, C Strugnell, S Allender, A Korn, A Brown, L Orellana, J Hayward, V Brown, C Bell, M Moodie, A Peeters, M Nichols

(2020), Vol. 21, Trials, England, C1

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Generating political commitment for ending malnutrition in all its forms: A system dynamics approach for strengthening nutrition actor networks

P Baker, A Brown, K Wingrove, S Allender, H Walls, K Cullerton, A Lee, A Demaio, M Lawrence

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 30-44, Obesity Reviews, C1

journal article

Translating systems thinking into practice for community action on childhood obesity

S Allender, A Brown, K Bolton, P Fraser, J Lowe, P Hovmand

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 179-184, Obesity Reviews, England, C1

journal article

Campbelltown - Changing our Future: Study protocol for a whole of system approach to childhood obesity in South Western Sydney

N Maitland, M Williams, B Jalaludin, S Allender, C Strugnell, A Brown, J Hayward, N Crooks, J Tredoux, V Li, K Wardle

(2019), Vol. 19, BMC Public Health, England, C1

journal article

Accessible & Inclusive Geelong Feasibility Study

Richard Tucker, David Kelly, Patsie Frawley, Louise Johnson, Kevin Murfitt, Fiona Andrews, Andrew Brown, Claire Henderson-Wilson, Ursula De Jong, Valerie Watchorn, Alexandra Gartrell, Kathryn Aedy, Susan Ang, Susan Balandin, Catherine Bennett, Danielle Hitch, David Jones, Erin Wilson

(2019), Geelong, Vic, A6

research report/technical paper

Understanding a successful obesity prevention initiative in children under 5 from a systems perspective

B Owen, A Brown, J Kuhlberg, L Millar, M Nichols, C Economos, S Allender

(2018), Vol. 13, PLoS ONE, United States, C1

journal article

Protocol for an economic evaluation of WHO STOPS childhood obesity stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial

R Sweeney, M Moodie, P Nguyen, P Fraser, K Bolton, A Brown, J Marks, N Crooks, C Strugnell, C Bell, L Millar, L Orellana, S Allender

(2018), Vol. 8, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

Comparing complex perspectives on obesity drivers: action-driven communities and evidence-oriented experts

J McGlashan, J Hayward, A Brown, B Owen, L Millar, M Johnstone, D Creighton, S Allender

(2018), Vol. 4, pp. 575-581, Obesity Science and Practice, United States, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Capacity building health promotion practitioners to implement healthy food retail initiatives

Dr Tara Boelsen-Robinson, Dr Miranda Blake, Mr Andrew Brown, Prof Anna Peeters

NHMRC TAPPC (Sax Institute) Seed Funding Grant

  • 2021: $5,000

The commercial determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing: building the evidence and co-designing action

Dr Jennifer Browne, Prof Yin Paradies, Ms Simone Sherriff, Prof Kathryn Backholer, Mr Troy Walker, Dr Jaithri Ananthapavan, Prof Rachel Huxley, Mr Andrew Brown

NHMRC - Ideas Grant

  • 2024: $112,801

Other Public Sector Funding

STICK-E ACT Health Promotion

Prof Steven Allender, Mr Andrew Brown

ACT Health Grant - Research

  • 2017: $2,140

STICK-E MansfieldSC Municipal Public Health Plan

Prof Steven Allender, Mr Andrew Brown, Dr Josh Hayward

Mansfield Shire Council

  • 2018: $39,000
  • 2017: $15,000

Campbelltown Changing our Future: A whole of systems approach to childhood obesity in south western Sydney

Prof Steven Allender, Mr Andrew Brown, Dr Josh Hayward, Dr Claudia Strugnell, Mr Nic Crooks

South Western Sydney Local Health District

  • 2019: $42,248
  • 2018: $252,248

Food and nutrition policies for Aboriginal Victorians: Evidence and Advocates for change

Dr Jennifer Browne, Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Steven Allender, Mr Andrew Brown, Ms Mikaela Egan

VicHealth Impact Research Grant

  • 2023: $20,000
  • 2020: $90,000
  • 2019: $90,000

TransformUs Wellbeing

Dr Claudia Strugnell, Prof Jo Salmon, A/Prof Natalie Lander, A/Prof Alison Booth, A/Prof Kristy Bolton, A/Prof Serene Yoong, Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin, Mr Andrew Brown, Dr Michelle Jackson, Prof Steven Allender


  • 2024: $34,000
  • 2023: $125,000

Industry and Other Funding

STICK-E Research Workshop - EGPCP

Prof Steven Allender, Mr Andrew Brown

Gippsland Lakes Community Health

  • 2017: $25,000

STICK-E TAPPC Prevention Tracker

Prof Steven Allender, Mr Andrew Brown, Dr Josh Hayward

The Sax Institute

  • 2018: $30,000
  • 2017: $30,000

Translate a community-based and 'systems informed' childhood obesity intervention.

Dr Claudia Strugnell, Prof Steven Allender, A/Prof Melanie Nichols, Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Colin Bell, Prof Marj Moodie, Prof Liliana Orellana, Dr Josh Hayward, Mr Andrew Brown

Nexus Primary Health

  • 2019: $70,000
  • 2018: $70,000

Addressing Food Insecurity in Urban Aboriginal Communities.

Mr Andrew Brown

The Sax Institute

  • 2019: $3,212
  • 2018: $12,240

Denmark Child Co-Op

Prof Steven Allender, Mr Andrew Brown, Dr Josh Hayward, Ms Tiana Felmingham, Dr Cindy Needham

Steno Diabetes Center Aarhus University Hospital

  • 2022: $63,668


No completed student supervisions to report