Dr Fiona McKay

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2014
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2012
Master of Public Health, University of Melbourne, 2006
Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, 2003

Contact

Research interests

Dr McKay's research interests are in the area of refugee and asylum seeker health and policy, with a focus on:

- Issues of vulnerable groups and food insecurity

- Australian government responses to asylum seekers

- Health impacts of mandatory detention

- Media portrayals of asylum seekers and refugees

- Lived experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in the Australian community

Affiliations

Public Health Association Australia (PHAA) - Vic Branch and Health Promotion Special Interest Group

Teaching interests

Fiona is a Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Development.

Fiona is the Course Coordinator for the suite of post graduate health promotion courses (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Health Promotion).

She teaches into the Master of Health Promotion, the Master of Public Health and the Bachelor of Public Health/Health Promotion.

Awards

McKay FH 2015. Australian Public Health Association, Health Promotion Sig Conference Scholarship ($2500)

Dunn M, McKay FH, Cooper A, Hoare E, Slykerman S & Sheehan, L 2014. Deakin University School of Health and Social Development. Award for Excellence in Teaching for HSH111 Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion.

McKay, FH 2014 Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant AUD$2500 (matched by Deakin University) for travel to Oxford University.

McKay, FH, Murphy, B, Neal, A, Dunn, M & Ritchie T 2013. Deakin University School of Health and Social Development Special Commendation for Excellence in Teaching for HSH212 Professional Practice 2.

Dunn, M, McKay, FH, Cooper, A, Hill, E & Sheehan, L 2013 Deakin University School of Health and Social Development Special Commendation for Excellence in Teaching for HSH111 Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion.

McKay, FH 2013 Shortlisted for Leon Pitermen Award for outstanding PhD research addressing the health and wellbeing of a disadvantaged group. Monash University

McKay, FH 2010 Doctorial Completion Scholarship. Monash University

Publications

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2020

How are Victorian Local Governments' responding to climate change and food insecurity?

E Beaudry, F McKay, B Haines

(2020), pp. 1-8, Health promotion journal of Australia, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

Life on newstart allowance: a new reality for low-income single mothers

H McKenzie, C McHugh, F McKay

(2019), Vol. 25, pp. 18-33, Journal of family studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The app behavior change scale: creation of a scale to assess the potential of apps to promote behavior change

Fiona McKay, Sarah Slykerman, Matthew Dunn

(2019), Vol. 7, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, Toronto, Ont., C1

journal article

Measuring and understanding food insecurity in Australia: a systematic review

Fiona McKay, Bronte Haines, Matthew Dunn

(2019), Vol. 16, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Using health and well-being apps for behavior change: A systematic search and rating of apps

F McKay, A Wright, J Shill, H Stephens, M Uccellini

(2019), Vol. 7, pp. 1-11, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Toronto, Ont., C1

journal article

The availability and acquisition of modafinil on the internet

S Dursun, M Dunn, F McKay

(2019), Vol. 38, pp. 699-702, Drug and alcohol review, Chichester, C1

journal article

The Public Distribution System and food security in India

N George, F McKay

(2019), Vol. 16, pp. 1-14, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Experiences of homelessness by people seeking asylum in Australia: a review of published and "grey" literature

D Smith, F McKay, K Lippi

(2019), pp. 1-19, Social policy and administration, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Evaluating mobile phone applications for health behaviour change: a systematic review

F McKay, C Cheng, A Wright, J Shill, H Stephens, M Uccellini

(2018), Vol. 24, pp. 22-30, Journal of telemedicine and telecare, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Using art for health promotion: evaluating an in-school program through student perspectives

F McKay, H McKenzie

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 522-530, Health promotion practice, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Food-based social enterprises and asylum seekers: the food justice truck

Fiona McKay, Kehla Lippi, Matthew Dunn, Bronte Haines, Rebecca Lindberg

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 1-10, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The role of social enterprise in food insecurity among asylum seekers

Bronte Haines, Fiona McKay, Matthew Dunn, Kehla Lippi

(2018), Vol. 26, pp. 829-838, Health and social care in the community, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Experiences of food access for asylum seekers who have ceased using a food bank in Melbourne, Australia

F McKay, M Bugden, M Dunn, C Bazerghi

(2018), Vol. 120, pp. 1708-1721, British food journal, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Thinking outside the box: strategies used by low-income single mothers to make ends meet

H McKenzie, F McKay

(2018), Vol. 53, pp. 304-319, Australian journal of social issues, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Can online participation on issues of asylum seeking lead to action? Understanding the intent to act

F Mckay, M Dunn

(2017), Vol. 69, pp. 247-255, Australian journal of psychology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Food aid provision in metropolitan melbourne: a mixed methods study

F McKay, H McKenzie

(2017), Vol. 12, pp. 11-25, Journal of hunger and environmental nutrition, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Post-cycle therapy for performance and image enhancing drug users: a qualitative investigation

S Griffiths, R Henshaw, F McKay, M Dunn

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 103-107, Performance enhancement and health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Can giving clients a choice in food selection help to meet their nutritional needs?: Investigating a novel food bank approach for asylum seekers

M Mukoya, F McKay, M Dunn

(2017), pp. 1-11, Journal of international migration and integration, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Investigating responses to food insecurity among HIV positive people in resource rich settings: a systematic review

F McKay, K Lippi, M Dunn

(2017), Vol. 42, pp. 1062-1068, Journal of community health, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Compassionate deterrence: a Howard government legacy

F McKay, L Hall, K Lippi

(2017), Vol. 45, pp. 169-193, Politics and policy, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Food as a discretionary item: the impact of welfare payment changes on low-income single mother's food choices and strategies

H McKenzie, F McKay

(2017), Vol. 25, pp. 35-48, Journal of poverty and social justice, [Oxford, Eng.], C1

journal article

Information sought, information shared: exploring performance and image enhancing drug user-facilitated harm reduction information in online forums

B Tighe, M Dunn, F McKay, T Piatkowski

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 1-9, Harm reduction journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Representations of refugees and asylum seekers during the 2013 federal election

K Lippi, F Mckay, H McKenzie

(2017), pp. 1-19, Journalism, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

Do performance and image enhancing drug users in regional Queensland experience difficulty accessing health services?

M Dunn, R Henshaw, F McKay

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 377-382, Drug and alcohol review, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The role of food banks in addressing food insecurity: a systematic review

C Bazerghi, F McKay, M Dunn

(2016), Vol. 41, pp. 732-740, Journal of community health, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Exploring judicial opinion on the relationship between anabolic-androgenic steroid use and violent offending

M Dunn, J Bartle, F McKay

(2016), Vol. 5, pp. 31-33, Performance enhancement and health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Street vendors in Patna, India: understanding the socio-economic profile, livelihood and hygiene practices

F McKay, A Singh, S Singh, S Good, R Osborne

(2016), Vol. 70, pp. 281-285, Food control, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2015

Student reflections in a first year public health and health promotion unit

F McKay, M Dunn

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 242-253, Reflective practice : international and multidisciplinary perspectives, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Evaluating a school-based alcohol program: the WARP experience

F McKay, M Dunn

(2015), Vol. 53, pp. 216-226, International journal of health promotion and education, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Food security among asylum seekers in Melbourne

F McKay, M Dunn

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 344-349, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, London, Eng, C1

journal article
2014

Steroid users and the unique challenge they pose to needle and syringe program workers

M Dunn, F McKay, J Iversen

(2014), Vol. 33, pp. 71-77, Drug and alcohol review, Chichester, England, C1

journal article

Preventing alcohol and drug problems in your community : a practical guide to planning programs and campaigns

M Dunn, F McKay, B Murphy, G Munro, K Hausdorf

(2014), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2012

Making decisions about fertility: Three facts GPS need to communicate to women

D Mazza, L Cannold, C Nagle, F McKay, B Brijnath

(2012), Vol. 41, pp. 343-346, Australian Family Physician, C1-1

journal article

'It would be okay if they came through the proper channels': community perceptions and attitudes toward asylum seekers in Australia

F McKay, S Thomas, S Kneebone

(2012), Vol. 25, pp. 113-133, Journal of Refugee Studies, Oxford, UK, C1-1

journal article
2011

Any one of these boat people could be a terrorist for all we know! Media representations and public perceptions of 'boat people' arrivals in Australia

F McKay, S Thomas, R Blood

(2011), Vol. 12, pp. 607-626, Journalism: theory, practice & criticism, London, England, C1-1

journal article

AIDS assassins : Australian media's portrayal of HIV-positive refugees who deliberately infect others

F McKay, S Thomas, K Holland, R Blood, S Kneebone

(2011), Vol. 9, pp. 20-37, Journal of immigration and refugee studies, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Review of health promoting apps

Dr Fiona McKay, Dr Matthew Dunn

  • 2015: $22,373
  • 2014: $21,314

Review of health promoting apps (2016)

Dr Fiona McKay, Dr Matthew Dunn

  • 2016: $29,290

Food security for asylum seekers

Dr Fiona McKay

  • 2016: $9,755

Development of an apps scale (2017)

Dr Fiona McKay

  • 2018: $3,072
  • 2017: $12,000

Industry and Other Funding

Review of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Foodbank

Dr Fiona McKay, Dr Matthew Dunn

  • 2013: $12,095

Engaging the community in prevention campaigns and programs

Dr Matthew Dunn, Dr Fiona McKay, Ms Berni Murphy

  • 2014: $4,000

Family Life - Evaluation of EYE Belong, a Southern Peninsula Festival for Healthy Living

Dr Fiona McKay, Dr Hayley Mckenzie

  • 2014: $7,921

Chasing the Luck Evaluation

Dr Fiona McKay, Ms Berni Murphy

  • 2015: $9,967

Other Funding Sources

Funding to attend University of Oxford International Summer School in Forced Migration

Dr Fiona McKay

  • 2014: $2,500

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report