Dr Carmen Vargas



Associate Research Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Social Dev


Melbourne Burwood Campus


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Co-creation Approach in Practice: Naming a Cafe Located within a Rural Health Service Provides Added Value to a Health Strategy

C Vargas, C Hargous, J Harfield, C Bell, J Whelan

(2023), Vol. 2023, pp. 1-7, Advances in Public Health, London, Eng., C1

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Lived experience of participants who engaged in the co-creation of initiatives to improve children's health in a rural Australian community

C Vargas, M Hillenaar, C Strugnell, S Allender, L Marks, M Green, C Hargous, M Jackson, C Bell, J Whelan

(2023), Vol. 31, pp. 659-669, Australian Journal of Rural Health, London, Eng., C1

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Co-creation of health-enabling initiatives in food retail: academic perspectives

C Vargas, J Brimblecombe, S Allender, J Whelan

(2023), Vol. 23, pp. 1-10, BMC Public Health, London, Eng., C1

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CO-creation and evaluation of food environments to Advance Community Health (COACH)

J Whelan, J Brimblecombe, M Christian, C Vargas, M Ferguson, E McMahon, A Lee, C Bell, T Boelsen-Robinson, M Blake, M Lewis, L Alston, S Allender

(2023), Vol. 2, pp. 1-12, AJPM Focus, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Developing Co-Creation Research in Food Retail Environments: A Descriptive Case Study of a Healthy Supermarket Initiative in Regional Victoria, Australia

C Vargas, J Whelan, L Feery, D Greenslade, M Farrington, J Brimblecombe, F Thuruthikattu, S Allender

(2023), Vol. 20, pp. 1-18, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Co-creation of healthier food retail environments: A systematic review to explore the type of stakeholders and their motivations and stage of engagement

C Vargas, J Whelan, J Brimblecombe, J Brock, M Christian, S Allender

(2022), Vol. 23, pp. 1-20, Obesity Reviews, London, England, C1

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Co-creation, co-design and co-production for public health: a perspective on definitions and distinctions

C Vargas, J Whelan, J Brimblecombe, S Allender

(2022), Vol. 32, Public Health Research and Practice, Australia, C1

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The victims, villains and heroes of 'panic buying': News media attribution of responsibility for COVID-19 stockpiling

T Phillips, C Vargas, M Graham, D Couch, D Gleeson

(2021), pp. 1-20, Journal of Sociology, London, England, C1

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Coverage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition in the Koori Mail

C Vargas, J Browne, T Hardy, E Moore, H Vally, D Gleeson

(2020), Vol. 44, pp. 180-185, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Testing co-created implementation tools to support transformation of healthier food retail environments

Dr Shaan Naughton, Dr Tara Boelsen-Robinson, Dr Miranda Blake, Ms Sherridan Cluff, Ms Victoria Hobbs, Dr Courtney Barnes, Dr Tari Forrester-Bowling, Dr Carmen Vargas, Prof Anna Peeters, Dr Kate Huggins

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre - Rapid Response Research Grant Program

  • 2023: $74,706
  • 2022: $25,000


No completed student supervisions to report