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A/Prof. Fiona McKay

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Social 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 Fiona McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University. Dr McKay is a qualitative researcher who works with human rights and vulnerable populations. She has a strong track record completing systematic and systematic like reviews. She has several years’ experience exploring inequities and inequities experienced by groups whose lives are impacted by social and institutional policies and negative community perceptions.

Affiliations

Centre for Humanitarian Leadership Research Affiliate

Publications

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2022

'Bali over the Counter': Exploring the Overseas Use and Acquisition of Anabolic-androgenic Steroids

M Dunn, K Mulrooney, D Biddau, F McKay, R Henshaw

(2022), Vol. 43, pp. 447-460, Deviant Behavior, C1

journal article

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Australia: are there challenges facing sexual health promotion?

Matthew Dunn, Anthony Barnett, Fiona McKay

(2022), Vol. 37, pp. 1-10, Health Promotion International, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

An investigation of structural violence in the lived experience of food insecurity

R Lindberg, H McKenzie, B Haines, F McKay

(2022), pp. 1-12, Critical Public Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Stigma and emergency and community food assistance: 'But... beggars can't be choosers'

F McKay, H McKenzie, R Lindberg

(2022), Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, Bristol, England, C1

journal article

Experiences of Food-Insecure Pregnant Women and Factors Influencing Their Food Choices.

Julia Zinga, Fiona McKay, Rebecca Lindberg, Paige van der Pligt

(2022), pp. 1-8, Maternal and Child Health Journal, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Systematic Review of Interventions Addressing Food Insecurity in Pregnant Women and New Mothers

F McKay, S Spiteri, J Zinga, K Sulemani, S Jacobs, N Ranjan, L Ralph, E Raeburn, S Threlfall, M Bergmeier, P van der Pligt

(2022), pp. 1-14, Current Nutrition Reports, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2021

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

E Beaudry, F McKay, B Haines

(2021), Vol. 32, pp. 137-144, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, Australia, C1

journal article

Exploring the response of the Victorian emergency and community food sector to the COVID-19 Pandemic

F McKay, A Bastian, R Lindberg

(2021), Vol. 16, pp. 1-15, Journal of hunger and environmental nutrition, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Food insecurity and dietary intake among rural indian women: An exploratory study

A Sims, P van der Pligt, P John, J Kaushal, G Kaur, F McKay

(2021), Vol. 18, pp. 1-11, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Interventions to address food insecurity among aboriginal and torres strait islander people: A rapid review

F McKay, S Godrich

(2021), Vol. 46, pp. 1448-1458, Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, Ottawa, Canada, C1

journal article

Exploring the daily lives of women street vendors in India

F McKay, R Osborne

(2021), Vol. 32, pp. 460-467, Development in Practice, London, England, C1

journal article
2020

Responding to hunger in Australia : the role of traditional and emerging food distribution measures in addressing food insecurity

Fiona McKay

(2020), pp. 108-118, Sustaining social inclusion, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Representations of refugees and asylum seekers during the 2013 federal election

K Lippi, F McKay, H McKenzie

(2020), Vol. 21, pp. 1611-1629, Journalism, C1

journal article

Documenting the food insecurity experiences and nutritional status of women in India: Study protocol

F McKay, P John, A Sims, G Kaur, J Kaushal

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-9, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

A focused netnographic study exploring experiences associated with counterfeit and contaminated anabolic-androgenic steroids

E Frude, F McKay, M Dunn

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-9, Harm reduction journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The prevalence, severity and experience of food insecurity in Australia: an investigation of food aid use

F McKay, B Haines, H Beswick, H McKenzie, R Lindberg

(2020), Vol. 28, pp. 2399-2407, Health and social care in the community, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Life outside the garment factories: the lived experiences of Cambodian women garment factory workers

F McKay, H McKenzie

(2020), Vol. 16, pp. 415-427, International journal of migration, health and social care, Bingley, 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
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, Australia, 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, Netherlands, 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, South Melbourne, Vic., 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

A/Prof Fiona McKay, Dr Matthew Dunn

VicHealth Grant - Research

  • 2015: $22,373
  • 2014: $21,314

Review of health promoting apps (2016)

A/Prof Fiona McKay, Dr Matthew Dunn

VicHealth Grant - Research

  • 2016: $29,290

Development of an apps scale (2017)

A/Prof Fiona McKay

VicHealth Grant - Research

  • 2018: $3,072
  • 2017: $12,000

Documenting the food insecurity experiences and nutritional status of women in India

A/Prof Fiona McKay

Australian Academy of Science Australia-India Early Career Fellowships

  • 2020: $7,358

Evidence gaps advice on loneliness, social isolation and chronic conditions.

Prof Sharon Brennan-Olsen, Prof Vicki White, Prof Beth Crisp, A/Prof Steve Bowe, Prof Adrienne O'Neil, A/Prof Lana Williams, Dr Lidia Engel, Dr Patrick Owen, Dr Matthew Dunn, A/Prof Fiona McKay, Dr James Lucas, Dr Sharon Horwood, Mrs Frances Beard

National Health and Medical Research Council

  • 2021: $32,128

Industry and Other Funding

Review of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Foodbank

A/Prof Fiona McKay, Dr Matthew Dunn

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

  • 2013: $12,095

Engaging the community in prevention campaigns and programs

Dr Matthew Dunn, A/Prof Fiona McKay, Ms Berni Murphy

Aust Drug Foundation Grant - Research

  • 2014: $4,000

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

A/Prof Fiona McKay, Dr Hayley Mckenzie

Family Life

  • 2014: $7,921

Chasing the Luck Evaluation

A/Prof Fiona McKay, Ms Berni Murphy

Melbourne East General Practice Network Limited

  • 2015: $9,967

Food security for asylum seekers

A/Prof Fiona McKay

Pozible Pty Ltd

  • 2016: $9,755

Other Funding Sources

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

A/Prof Fiona McKay

Ian Potter Foundation Travel

  • 2014: $2,500

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2020

Patricia Louise Taylor

Thesis entitled: Embedding health promoting policy within Australian universities ¿ a smoke-free policy case study.

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