A/Prof. Christopher Stevenson

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University, 2001
Master of Science, Australian National University, 1982
Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, 1977

Contact

Research interests

The role of lifestyle factors and health risk behaviours in the onset of disability.

The effectiveness of population cancer screening programs



Affiliations

Statistical Society of Australia

Australasian Epidemiological Association

International Biometric Society



Units taught

Unit Chair HSH744 Epidemiology 1

Unit Chair HSH746 Biostatistics 1
 

Awards

ARC Discovery Project Grant DP120103277

ARC Linkage Grant LP120100418



Publications

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2018

Challenges in profiling Australian scuba divers through surveys

John Lippmann, David Taylor, Christopher Stevenson, Joanne Williams

(2018), Vol. 48, pp. 23-30, Diving and hyperbaric medicine, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Trends in age- and sex-specific prevalence and incidence of cardiovascular disease in Western Australia

Danja Sarink, Lee Nedkoff, Tom Briffa, Jonathan Shaw, Dianna Magliano, Christopher Stevenson, Haider Mannan, Matthew Knuiman, Joseph Hung, Graeme Hankey, Paul Norman, Anna Peeters

(2018), Vol. 25, pp. 1280-1290, European journal of preventive cardiology, London, England, C1

journal

Is gender inequity a risk factor for men reporting poorer self-rated health in the United States?

Shane Kavanagh, Julia Shelley, Christopher Stevenson

(2018), Vol. 13, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal

Modifiable and emerging risk factors for type 2 diabetes in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol

Ayuba Issaka, Yin Paradies, Christopher Stevenson

(2018), Vol. 7, Systematic reviews, London, Eng., C1

journal
2017

Does intentional weight loss improve daytime sleepiness? A systematic review and meta-analysis

W Ng, C Stevenson, E Wong, S Tanamas, T Boelsen-Robinson, J Shaw, M Naughton, J Dixon, A Peeters

(2017), Vol. 18, pp. 460-475, Obesity reviews, London, Eng., C1

journal

Does gender inequity increase men's mortality risk in the United States? A multilevel analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Mortality Study

S Kavanagh, J Shelley, C Stevenson

(2017), Vol. 3, pp. 358-365, SSM - population health, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal

Chain of events analysis for a scuba diving fatality

J Lippmann, C Stevenson, DMcD Taylor, J Williams, M Mohebbi

(2017), Vol. 47, pp. 144-154, Diving and hyperbaric medicine, [Melbourne, Vic.], C1

journal

Diving with pre-existing medical conditions

J Lippmann, DMcD Taylor, C Stevenson, J Williams, S Mitchell

(2017), Vol. 47, pp. 180-190, Diving and hyperbaric medicine, [Melbourne, Vic.], C1

journal

Retailer-led sugar-sweetened beverage price increase reduces purchases in a hospital convenience store in Melbourne, Australia: a mixed methods evaluation

M Blake, A Peeters, E Lancsar, T Boelsen-Robinson, K Corben, C Stevenson, C Palermo, K Backholer

(2017), Vol. 118, pp. 1027-1036.e8, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Changes in waist circumference independent of weight: implications for population level monitoring of obesity

E Gearon, S Tanamas, C Stevenson, V Loh, A Peeters

(2017), Vol. 111, pp. 378-383, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2016

Projected age- and sex-specific prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in Western Australian adults from 2005-2045

D Sarink, L Nedkoff, T Briffa, J Shaw, D Magliano, C Stevenson, H Mannan, M Knuiman, A Peeters

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 23-32, European journal of preventive cardiology, London, Eng., C1

journal

How important is young children's actual and perceived movement skill competence to their physical activity?

S Slykerman, N Ridgers, C Stevenson, L Barnett

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 488-492, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Nerthlands, C1

journal

Prevalence of disability in Australian elderly: impact of trends in obesity and diabetes

E Wong, M Woodward, C Stevenson, K Backholer, D Sarink, A Peeters

(2016), Vol. 82, pp. 105-110, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Socioeconomic position and premature mortality in the AusDiab cohort of Australian adults

H Bihan, K Backholer, A Peeters, C Stevenson, J Shaw, D Magliano

(2016), Vol. 106, pp. 470-477, American journal of public health, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal

Trends in adult overweight and obesity prevalence in Mongolia, 2005-2013

O Chimeddamba, E Gearon, C Stevenson, W Liviya Ng, B Baasai, A Peeters

(2016), Vol. 24, pp. 2194-2201, Obesity, London, Eng., C1

journal

Estimating the risk of a scuba diving fatality in Australia

J Lippmann, C Stevenson, D McD Taylor, J Williams

(2016), Vol. 46, pp. 241-246, Diving and hyperbaric medicine, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

The demographics and diving behaviour of DAN Asia-Pacific members with and without pre-existing medical conditions

J Lippmann, D McD Taylor, C Stevenson, S Mitchell

(2016), Vol. 46, pp. 200-206, Diving and hyperbaric medicine, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2015

Predicting the risk of physical disability in old age using modifiable mid-life risk factors

E Wong, C Stevenson, K Backholer, M Woodward, J Shaw, A Peeters

(2015), Vol. 69, pp. 70-76, Journal of epidemiology and community health, London, Eng., C1

journal

Differences in the rates of treatment of severe obesity using Bariatric surgery across socioeconomic groups

C Keating, K Backholer, M Moodie, C Stevenson, A Peeters

(2015), Vol. 150, pp. 367-368, JAMA Surgery, Chicago, III., C1

journal

The role of obesity duration on the association between obesity and risk of physical disability

E Wong, S Tanamas, R Wolfe, K Backholer, C Stevenson, A Abdullah, A Peeters

(2015), Vol. 23, pp. 443-447, Obesity, London, Eng., C1

journal

Prevalence of class-I, class-II and class-III obesity in Australian adults between 1995 and 2011-12

C Keating, K Backholer, E Gearon, C Stevenson, B Swinburn, M Moodie, R Carter, A Peeters

(2015), Vol. 9, pp. 553-562, Obesity research & clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Trends in body mass index according to educational attainment for urban Australian adults between 1980 and 2007

E Gearon, K Backholer, C Stevenson, D Magliano, C Keating, K Ball, A Beauchamp, A Peeters

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 1019-1026, International journal of obesity, London, Eng., C1

journal

The immediate and sustained long-term changes in daytime sleepiness after participation in a workplace pedometer program: a prospective cohort study

W Ng, R Freak-Poli, C Stevenson, A Peeters

(2015), Vol. 57, pp. 873-881, Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, Baltimore, Md., C1

journal
2014

Assessing the performance of two lung age equations on the Australian population: using data from the cross-sectional BOLD-Australia study

Marsha Ivey, David Johns, Christopher Stevenson, Graeme Maguire, Brett Toelle, Guy Marks, Michael Abramson, Richard Wood-Baker

(2014), Vol. 16, pp. 1629-1637, Nicotine and tobacco research, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2013

The health-related quality of life burden of co-morbid cardiovascular disease and major depressive disorder in Australia : findings from a population-based, cross-sectional study

A O'Neil, C Stevenson, E Williams, D Mortimer, B Oldenburg, K Sanderson

(2013), Vol. 22, pp. 37-44, Quality of life research, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Diabetes and risk of physical disability in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

E Wong, K Backholer, E Gearon, J Harding, R Freak-Poli, C Stevenson, A Peeters

(2013), Vol. 1, pp. 106-114, The Lancet Diabetes and Endochrinology, Amsterdam, Nertherlands, C1

journal

A new set of risk equations for predicting long term risk of all-cause mortality using cardiovascular risk factors

H Mannan, C Stevenson, A Peeters, J McNeil

(2013), Vol. 56, pp. 41-45, Preventive Medicine, San Diego, Calif., C1

journal
2012

The decline in coronary heart disease mortality is slowing in young adults (Australia 1976-2006) : a time trend analysis

M O'Flaherty, S Allender, R Taylor, C Stevenson, A Peeters, S Capewell

(2012), Vol. 158, pp. 193-198, International journal of cardiology, County Clare, Ireland, C1-1

journal

Healthcare utilization and costs in severely obese subjects before bariatric surgery

C Keating, M Moodie, L Bulfone, B Swinburn, C Stevenson, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 20, pp. 2412-2419, Obesity, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Projected socioeconomic disparities in the prevalence of obesity among Australian adults

K Backholer, H Mannan, D Magliano, H Walls, C Stevenson, A Beauchamp, J Shaw, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 36, pp. 557-563, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal

Reductions in transport mortality in Australia : evidence of a public health success

H Walls, A Curtis, C Stevenson, H Mannan, J McNeil, R Freak-Poli, B Gabbe

(2012), Vol. 49, pp. 520-524, Accident, analysis and prevention, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

Adjuvant therapy, not mammographic screening, accounts for most of the observed breast cancer specific mortality reductions in Australian women since the national screening program began in 1991

R Burton, R Bell, G Thiagarajah, C Stevenson

(2012), Vol. 131, pp. 949-955, Breast cancer research and treatment, New York, N. Y., C1-1

journal

Area-level socioeconomic status and incidence of abnormal glucose metabolism : the Australian diabetes, obesity and lifestyle (AusDiab) study

E Williams, D Magliano, P Zimmet, A Kavanagh, C Stevenson, B Oldenburg, J Shaw

(2012), Vol. 35, pp. 1455-1461, Diabetes care, Alexandria, Va., C1-1

journal

Epidemiologic merit of obese-years, the combination of degree and duration of obesity

A Abdullah, R Wolfe, H Mannan, J Stoelwinder, C Stevenson, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 176, pp. 99-107, American journal of epidemiology, Cary, N. C., C1-1

journal

Co-morbid cardiovascular disease and depression : sequence of disease onset is linked to mental but not physical self-rated health. Results from a cross-sectional, population-based study

A O'Neil, E Williams, C Stevenson, B Oldenburg, M Berk, K Sanderson

(2012), Vol. 47, pp. 1145-1151, Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology, Heidelberg , Germany, C1

journal

The effect of modifiable risk factors on geographic mortality differentials: a modelling study

C Stevenson, H Mannan, A Peeters, H Walls, D Magliano, J Shaw, J McNeil

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-14, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Co-morbid depression is associated with poor work outcomes in persons with cardiovascular disease (CVD) : a large, nationally representative survey in the Australian population

A O?Neil, E Williams, C Stevenson, B Oldenburg, K Sanderson

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-9, BMC public health, London, England, C1-1

journal

Projected progression of the prevalence of obesity in Australia

H Walls, D Magliano, C Stevenson, K Backholer, H Mannan, J Shaw, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 20, pp. 872-878, Obesity, United States, C1-1

journal

The relationship between body mass index prior to old age and disability in old age

K Backholer, K Pasupathi, E Wong, A Hodge, C Stevenson, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 36, pp. 1180-1186, International journal of obesity, London, England, C1

journal

Adiposity measures as predictors of long-term physical disability

E Wong, C Stevenson, K Backholer, H Mannan, K Pasupathi, A Hodge, R Freak-Poli, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 22, pp. 710-716, Annals of epidemiology, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

A systematic review and meta-analysis of diabetes and risk of physical disability and functional impairment - protocol

E Wong, K Backholer, J Harding, E Gearon, C Stevenson, R Freak-Poli, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 1, pp. 1-4, Systematic Reviews, London, UK, C1-1

journal
2011

Methodological problem with comparing increases in different measures of body weight

H Walls, A Peeters, H Mannan, C Stevenson

(2011), Vol. 4, pp. 1-3, BMC research notes, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Age at quitting smoking as a predictor of risk of cardiovascular disease incidence independent of smoking status, time since quitting and pack-years

H Mannan, C Stevenson, A Peeters, H Walls, J McNeil

(2011), Vol. 4, pp. 1-9, BMC research notes, London, England, C1-1

journal

The number of years lived with obesity and the risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality

A Abdullah, R Wolfe, J Stoelwinder, M de Courten, C Stevenson, H Walls, A Peeters

(2011), Vol. 40, pp. 985-996, International journal of epidemiology, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

Comparing trends in BMI and waist circumference

H Walls, C Stevenson, H Mannan, A Abdullah, C Reid, J McNeil, A Peeters

(2011), Vol. 19, pp. 216-219, Obesity, Hoboken, N. J., C1-1

journal

Predictors of increasing waist circumference in an Australian population

H Walls, D Magliano, J McNeil, C Stevenson, Z Ademi, J Shaw, A Peeters

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 870-881, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, England, C1-1

journal

The duration of obesity and the risk of type-2 diabetes

A Abdullah, J Stoelwinder, S Shortreed, R Wolfe, C Stevenson, H Walls, M de Courten, A Peeters

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 119-126, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, England, C1-1

journal

Age-specific trends in cardiovascular mortality rates in Australia between 1980 and 2005

K Backholer, C Stevenson, W Nusselder, E Boyko, L Moon, A Tonkin, A Peeters

(2011), Vol. 18, pp. 33-37, Australasian epidemiologist, Parkville, Vic., C1-1

journal

Age-specific trends in cardiovascular mortality rates in the Netherlands between 1980 and 2009

A Peeters, W Nusselder, C Stevenson, E Boyko, L Moon, A Tonkin

(2011), Vol. 26, pp. 369-373, European journal of epidemiology, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1-1

journal
2010

Framingham risk prediction equations for incidence of cardiovascular disease using detailed measures for smoking

H Mannan, C Stevenson, A Peeters, H Walls, J McNeil

(2010), Vol. 5, pp. 49-57, Heart international, Pavia, Italy, C1-1

journal

Economic implications of obesity among people with atherothrombotic disease

Z Ademi, H Walls, A Peeters, D Liew, B Hollingsworth, C Stevenson, P Steg, D Bhatt, C Reid

(2010), Vol. 34, pp. 1284-1292, International journal of obesity, London, England, C1-1

journal

SAS macros for point and interval estimation of area under the receiver operating characteristic curve for non-proportional and proportional hazards Weibull models

H Mannan, C Stevenson

(2010), Vol. 16, pp. 756-770, Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal
2005

Models of screening

C Stevenson

(2005), pp. 3999-4022, Encyclopedia of biostatistics, Chichester, England, B1-1

chapter
2003

Information needs and the implications for monitoring health systems : the Australian experience

C Stevenson, R Madden, D Gibson, J Goss

(2003), pp. 317-337, A disease-based comparison of health systems : what is best and at what cost?, Paris, France, B1-1

chapter
2002

Towards a standardised methodology for estimating alcohol-caused death, injury and illness in Australia

T Chikritzhs, T Stockwell, H Jonas, C Stevenson, M Cooper-Stanbury, S Donath, E Single, P Catalano

(2002), Vol. 26, pp. 443-450, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal
2001

The burden of disease and injury in Australia

C Mathers, E Vos, C Stevenson, S Begg

(2001), Vol. 79, pp. 1076-1084, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, C1-1

journal
2000

The Australian burden of disease study : measuring the loss of health from diseases, injuries and risk factors

C Mathers, C Stevenson, S Begg

(2000), Vol. 172, pp. 592-596, Medical journal of Australia, Strawberry Hills, N. S. W., C1-1

journal
1995

Statistical models for cancer screening

C Stevenson

(1995), Vol. 4, pp. 18-32, Statistical methods in medical research, London, England, C1-1

journal
1994

Monitoring national health targets - the perspective of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

E d'Espaignet, C Stevenson, C Mathers

(1994), Vol. 4, pp. 14-18, Health promotion journal of Australia, Camperdown, N. S. W., C1-1

journal
1993

Cost-effectiveness of mammographic screening in Australia

R Carter, P Glasziou, G van Oortmarssen, H de Koning, C Stevenson, G Salkeld, R Boer

(1993), Vol. 17, pp. 42-50, Australian journal of public health, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal
1988

Projecting health workforce supply and requirements

C Stevenson

(1988), Health workforce planning, 7-19 February 1988 : proceedings of the intercountry workshop sponsored by the World Health Organisation and held at the WHO Western Pacific Regional Training Centre for Health Development, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Developing a disability policy model to target the prevention or reduction of limitations on functioning and wellbeing

A/Prof Christopher Stevenson, Prof Anna Peeters, Dr Haider Mannan, Dr Christopher Reid, Dr Dianna Magliano, Ms Allison Hodge

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2014: $48,862
  • 2013: $47,428
  • 2012: $94,921

What will it take to decrease socio-economic inequalities in obesity?

A/Prof Christopher Stevenson, Dr Dianna Magliano, Prof Kylie Ball, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Prof Anna Peeters, Jane Martin

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1

  • 2014: $5,408
  • 2013: $50,401
  • 2012: $46,485

Other Public Sector Funding

What will it take to decrease socio-economic inequalities in obesity?

A/Prof Christopher Stevenson, Dr Dianna Magliano, Prof Kylie Ball, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Prof Anna Peeters, Jane Martin

  • 2013: $25,000
  • 2012: $25,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2018

John Maxwell Lippmann

Thesis entitled: Analysis of Scuba Diving¿]Related Fatalities in Australia.

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

2016

Shane Kavanagh

Thesis entitled: Is Gender Inequity a Risk Factor for Men¿s Health?

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development