Dr Fiona Andrews

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham, 1988

Contact

fiona.andrews@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17053

Research interests

Fiona Andrews has a particular interest in the relationship between the built environment and health. Specifically this includes how places (neighbourhoods, housing and home envrionments) affect the health of individuals and their families.
 

Affiliations

Public Health Association of Australia

Teaching interests

Undergraduate: Family major in the Bachelor of Health Sciences

Postgraduate: Masters of Public Health, Masters of Health Promotion & Masters of Planning

Units taught

HSH105, HSH207, HSH306, HSH724, HSH740.

Knowledge areas

Fiona Andrews has a particular interest in the relationship between the built environment and health. Specifically this includes how places (neighbourhoods, housing and home envrionments) affect the health of individuals and their families.

Conferences

2012 onwards:
• Andrews, FJ, Henderson-Wilson, C & Townsend M. Parenting and place: pilot study exploring the experiences of women from inner and outer Melbourne suburbs. Presented at 5th Healthy Cities Conference, Geelong, May 2012.
• Andrews, FJ, Rich, S & Shelley, J. Parenting and place: Experiences of families from inner-city and outer- suburban Melbourne. Presented at the 12th Australian Institute for Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, July 2012.
• Warner E, Henderson-Wilson, C & Andrews, FJ. Young adults returning home: How do Australian families experience this transition? Presented at the 12th Australian Institute for Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, July 2012.
• McKenzie, H, Graham, M, Klein, R, Lamaro, G, Shelley, J & Andrews, F. Women's reproductive choices and consequences: The position of policy. Emerging Health Policy Conference, Sydney, October, 2013 Henderson-Wilson, C & Andrews, F. From the micro to the macro: teaching family science the ‘Aussie’ way, National Centre on Family Relations 75th Anniversary Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 5-9 November 2013.
• Warner, E, Henderson-Wilson, C & Andrews, F. Not a Negative!: Challenging perceptions of Aussie boomerang kids, National Centre on Family Relations 75th Anniversary Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 5-9 November 2013.
• Andrews, FJ, Barter-Godfrey, S, Rich, S, Klein, R, & Shelley J. A Good Place to Raise a Family? Comparing parents', service-providers', and media perspectives of the inner and outer suburban areas of Melbourne. State of Australian Cities Conference, Sydney December 2013.
• Ware, K, & Andrews FJ. Grandparents who provide childcare: maintaining health and life balance. Presented at 13th Australian Institute for Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, July 2014.
• Camm, S & Andrews FJ.  Settings for delivering early childhood education and their influence on child and parent outcomes - A review of the international and national evidence. Presented at 13th Australian Institute for Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, July 2014.
• Warner, E, Henderson-Wilson, C & Andrews FJ. Returning to co-residence: How young adults and their parents respond to a changing world. Presented at 13th Australian Institute for Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, July 2014.
 

Professional activities

Member of the Liveable Yarra Reference Group

Media appearances

  • Herald Sun 10/7/08: Australian dream of house ownership in the suburbs is over.
  • Herald Sun 2/11/10: Children at risk in new housing estates and New estates not paradise.
  • Herald Sun: Victorian new housing estates. Aussies dream or nightmare.
  • The Age 25/7/12 and on SBS radio on 26/7/12: Community ties that bind thrive in inner city.
  • Herald Sun 18/11/14: Why not just say gidday?

 



 

Projects

A good place to raise a family project (2010-2012) in partnership with the Cities of Wyndham & Maribyrnong.

Building better suburbs project (2012-2013) in partnership with the City of Wyndham

Tales from the fringe project (2014-2015) in partnership with teh City of Wyndham

High rise parenting (2016 onwards) in partnership with City of Yarra

Publications

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2018

Mothers' ideals and experiences of raising children in inner and outer suburban Melbourne, Australia

F Andrews, J Shelley, S Rich, A James

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 17-32, Community, work and family, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

"A tapestry without instructions." Lived experiences of community in an outer suburb of Melbourne, Australia

F Andrews, L Johnson, E Warner

(2018), Vol. 11, pp. 257-276, Journal of urbanism, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

High-rise parenting: Experiences of parents raising young children in private, high density housing in inner city Melbourne

F Andrews, Elyse Warner, Belinda Robson

(2018), Cities & health, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Young Australian adults re-launching from home: it's time to move on

Elyse Warner, Claire Henderson-Wilson, Fiona Andrews

(2018), Vol. 47, pp. 25-41, Family and consumer sciences research journal, London, Eng., C1

journal
2017

The centrality of the Australian suburb: mobility challenges and responses by outer suburban residents of Melbourne

L Johnson, F Andrews,, E Warner

(2017), Vol. 35, pp. 409-423, Urban policy and research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

"It's give and take": Australian families' experiences of negotiating financial and domestic contributions when young adults return home

E Warner, C Henderson-Wilson, F Andrews

(2017), Vol. 38, pp. 541-555, Journal of family and economic issues, New York, N.Y., C1

journal
2016

Exploring the suburban ideal: Residents' experiences of photo elicitation interviewing (PEI)

E Warner, L Johnson, F Andrews

(2016), Vol. 15, pp. 1-9, International journal of qualitative methods, London, Eng, C1

journal

Liveable Yarra - planning for the city's future using a deliberative process

A Stone, F Andrews

(2016), pp. 82-103, Proceedings of the 9th making Cities Liveable Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference
2015

Social connections among parents of pre-school-age children in an inner and outer area of Melbourne, Australia

F Andrews, J Shelley, S Rich, A James

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 35-54, Journal of social inclusion, Meadowbrook, Qld, C1

journal

'You just accept': Australian parents' and young adults' feelings towards returning to co-residence

E Warner, C Henderson-Wilson, F Andrews

(2015), Vol. In press, pp. 1-16, Families, relationships and societies, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal

The efficacy of co-locating a supported playgroup in a shopping centre

S McEwan, K Stagnitti, F Andrews

(2015), Vol. 9, pp. 69-85, Communities, children and families Australia, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal

Ships, Planes and Automobiles - The Perils and Pluses of Place - making in an Outer Melbourne Suburb

L Johnson, F Andrews, E Warner

(2015), pp. 1-10, SOAC 2015 : Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities Conference 2015, Gold Coast, Queensland, E1

conference
2014

Parents experiences of raising pre-school aged children in an outer-Melbourne growth corridor

F Andrews, S Rich, R Stockdale, J Shelley

(2014), Vol. 27, pp. 220-228, Health & place, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Grandparents who provide child care: maintaining health and life balance

K Ware, F Andrews

(2014), Vol. 53, pp. 2-7, Victorian journal of home ecomonics, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal
2013

Expectations of parents on low incomes and therapists who work with parents on low incomes of the first therapy session

F Andrews, N Griffiths, L Harrison, K Stagnitti

(2013), Vol. 60, pp. 436-444, Australian occupational therapy journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

A good place to raise a family? Comparing parents, service-providers', and media perspectives of the inner and outer suburban areas of Melbourne

F Andrews, S Barter-Godfrey, S Rich, R Klein, J Shelley

(2013), pp. 1-10, SOAC Conference Proceedings and Powerpoint Presentations, Sydney, NSW, E1

conference
2012

Parenting and place : pilot study exploring experiences of women from inner and outer Melbourne suburbs

F Andrews, C Henderson-Wilson, M Townsend

(2012), pp. 1-11, 5th Health Citites : Working Together to Achieve Liveable Cities : Book of Proceedings 2012, Geelong, Vic., E1

conference

Everyone's life is so different : the experiences of young Australian adults who return home

E Warner, C Henderson-Wilson, F Andrews

(2012), Vol. 31, pp. 28-34, Youth studies Australia, Hobart, Tas., C1

journal
2010

Parental perceptions of residential location : impacts on children's health

F Andrews

(2010), Vol. 16, pp. 252-258, Health & place, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2009

Flying the coop : why is the move out of home proving unsustainable?

E Warner, C Henderson-Wilson, F Andrews

(2009), pp. 1-14, Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference 2009, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

conference
2006

Managing the family`s heatlh: preferences and experiences of women with different work and family arrangements.

F Andrews, H Swerissen

(2006), Vol. 12, pp. 109-116, Australian journal of primary health, Vic, Australia, C1-1

journal
2003

From policy to practice: the development of an integrated health promotion plan for children's services at Plenty Valley Community Health Inc.

F Andrews

(2003), Vol. 9, pp. 71-77, Australian journal of primary health, Bundoora, Vic., C1-1

journal
2001

Pain during mammography: implications for breast screening programmes

F Andrews

(2001), Vol. 45, pp. 113-117, Australasian radiology, Carlton, Vic., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

A good place to raise a family

Dr Fiona Andrews

  • 2011: $15,000

Foundational principles and approaches to building better suburbs (Wyndham City Council)

Prof Louise Johnson, Dr Fiona Andrews, A/Prof Phil Connors, Prof Hisham Elkadi, Dr John Rollo, Dr Ian Warren

  • 2012: $25,000

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2018

Zainab Ibrahim Abass

Thesis entitled: Socialising in the suburbs: the impact of neighbourhood design on social interaction in low-density housing contexts

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture), School of Architecture and Built Environment

2014

Elyse Fay Warner

Thesis entitled: Returning to co-residence: The experiences of young adults and parents

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