Rebecca has inter-related research interests:
- Health promotion practice in a climate-effected world
- ecological determinants of health
- Health and nature co-benefit interventions
- Climate change and mental health
- Health, sustainability and urban development
- Evaluation indicators for health, climate and sustainability
- Scholarship of tertiary education including experiential learning, reflective practice and work integrated learning.
- Health-related education for sustainability
Vice President, Climate and Health Alliance
Member, Australian Health Promotion Association
Associate Editor, Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Co-lead Health Sustainability Research Group, Deakin University
Member, Oceania Ecohealth Chapter
Committee Delegate, Fairhaven Lifesaving Club
Former Director, Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)
Health Promotion, Public Health, Environmental Health, Health Protection, Health and Sustainability, Cllimate Change and Health
Work Integrated Learning, Authentic Assessment, Reflective Practice, Interdisciplinary Learning, Health-related Education for Sustainability
Unit Chair, HSH755 Postgraduate Health Practicum
Unit Chair, HSH715/915 Qualitative Health Research
Unit Chair, HSH731 - 734 Masters Minor and Major Research Projects
Unit Chair, HSH703 Health Promotion
Unit Chair, HSH705 Needs Assessment and Program Planning
Unit Chair, HSH736 Community Engagement and Participation
Former Unit Chair, HSH303 Public Health - Health Promotion Practicum
Former Unit Chair, HSH322 Health Sciences Practicum
Former Unit Chair, HSH211 Australian Healthcare System
Former Unit Chair, HSH212 Professional Practice
Former Unit Chair, HSH201 Program Planning and Evaluation
Public health, health promotion, climate change, environmental sustainability, social and ecological determinants of health, mental health, health-related education for sustainability.
climate-health research and policy, needs assessment, community engagement, program planning and evaluation, training and education, professional practice.
- Health and wellbeing
Patrick R, Davison M 2017, 'Localising the global: Toward indices that promote the New Urban Agenda and SDG's', New Urban Agenda conference, Melbourne.
Ebden M, Patrick R 2016, 'Improving Natural Environments through Environmental Volunteering', Ecohealth-OneHealth Congress, Melbourne.
Hancock T, Patrick R, 2016, 'People, Planet and Participation: The Kuching Statement on Healthy, Just and Sustainable Urban Development', Urban Thinkers Campus (Habitat III session), Kuching, Malaysia
Patrick R, 2013, ‘Urbanisation, Climate Change & Health Promotion’ sub-plenary presentation for the 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Pattaya, Thailand.
Patrick R, and Capetola, T, 2012, ‘Promoting Health, Social and Environmental Justice in the context of Health Care Practice’, at the Interdisciplinary. Net Environmental Justice & Global Citizenship Conference, Oxford, England.
Patrick, R, Capetola,T & Nuttman, S, 2010 ‘Education for Health and Sustainability’, American Association for Sustainability in Higher Education Conference, Denver, Colorado.
Patrick R, Thoms, A & Capetola, T, 2011, ‘Health Promotion and Sustainability report: creating healthy and sustainable futures launch’, Public Health Association of Australia Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
Capetola, T, Patrick, R & Nuttman, S, ‘Having it all – creative, interdisciplinary teaching and learning while saving the planet’, Deakin Teaching & Learning Conference, Burwood, Australia.
Patrick R, Holland, D & Lamaro, G, ‘Engaged, Enabled and Enacting – Work Integrated Learning for Workforce Ready Graduates, Australian Health Promotion Association's Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
Patrick R, Capetola, T & Nuttman, S, 2009 ‘Greening the public health /health promotion workforce: implications for the higher education sector, Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability, Sydney, Australia.
Patrick R & Moore, J, 2008, ‘Transferring learnt knowledge to practice: An example from the health promotion field,’ WACE / ACEN Asia Pacific Conference, Manly, Australia
Deakin University, Health Nature Sustainability research group
2015 Green Gown Award Australasia, Highly Commended for Learning, Teaching & Skills
2010 Vice Chancellors Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching & Learning
2010 Jim and Alison Leslie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching & Learning.
2010 School of Health & Social Development Research Commendation
Patrick R, Garad R, Snell T, Endicott J, Meadows G (2020) Climate change and mental health; Australian temperature check, Deakin University & Monash University, Australia.
Patrick R, Capetola T, Henderson-Wilson C, Gurasini H, Wang Yi Fan (2020) Climate change, young people and mental health; Mixed method study, Deakin University, Australia.
Patrick, R, Noy, S, Wen Chin J, Capetola, T, Henderson-Wilson C, LaMontagne T (2019) Environmental workplace mental health promotion study, Deakin University Australia.
Patrick, R, Shaw, A, Lawson, J, Capetola, T, Henderson-Wilson, C, Davison M, Freeman, A (2017), Localising the Global: Rescaling the Global Happy Planet Index to a local level, Feasability study and report for Deakin University, Australia.
Noy, S, Patrick R, Ryan, I, Henderson-Wilson, C, Nuttman, S (2017), Scoping Study of Community Interventions that Promote Vegetable Consumption, Research report for Hort Innovation, Australia.
Patrick, R, Ryan, I, Capetola, T, Lawson, J, Wilson, E (2017), Health, Environment and Sustainability: Workforce Analysis: Preliminary Findings, Research study for Deakin University, Australia
Patrick, R et al (2017) National Consultation regarding a National Strategy for Climate, Health and Wellbeing, Research report for CAHA, Australia.
Patrick, R et al (2016) National Survey of Health Professionals Opinions around a National Strategy for Climate, Health and Wellbeing: Preliminary Report, Research report for CAHA, Australia.
Patrick, R, Dietrich, U and Capon,T (2015) Principles for Healthy and Sustainable Places, Research consultancy and report for UNU-IIGH, Malaysia.
Patrick, R, Noy, S and Capetola T (2011) Health Promotion and Sustainability: Towards a healthy and sustainable future, Research Report for Department of Health and Sustainability Victoria and endorsed by AHPA, PHAA, Climate & Health Alliance.
Nuttman, S, Patrick, R, Capetola, T, Noy, S and Freeman, L (2010) Education For Sustainability: A cross-faculty, interdisciplinary curriculum development initiative, Research & Project Report for Deakin University Strategic Teaching and Learning Grants.
Patrick, R, Capetola T, Nuttman S (2009) Population Health & Climate Change; Professional Development CD and workshop. Professional development program developed and implemented for Australian Health Promotion Australia (VicBranch).
Minding environment, minding workers: environmental workers' mental health and wellbeing
S Noy, R Patrick, T Capetola, C Henderson-Wilson, J Chin, A LaMontagne
(2022), Global Health Promotion, C1
K Backholer, F Baum, S Finlay, S Friel, B Giles-Corti, A Jones, R Patrick, J Shill, B Townsend, F Armstrong, P Baker, K Bowen, J Browne, C Büsst, A Butt, K Canuto, K Canuto, A Capon, K Corben, M Daube, S Goldfeld, R Grenfell, L Gunn, P Harris, K Horton, L Keane, J Lacy-Nichols, S Lo, R Lovett, M Lowe, J Martin, N Neal, A Peeters, T Pettman, A Thoms, A Thow, A Timperio, C Williams, A Wright, B Zapata-Diomedi, S Demaio
(2021), Vol. 214, pp. S5-S40, Medical journal of Australia, Chichester, Eng., C1
S Noy, T Capetola, R Patrick
(2021), Vol. 22, pp. 854-869, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, C1
Rebecca Patrick, Rhonda Garad, Tristan Snell, Joanne Enticott, Graham Meadows
(2021), Vol. 3, pp. 1-7, Journal of Climate Change and Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
Sonia Nuttman, Rebecca Patrick, Mardie Townsend, Justin Lawson
(2020), Vol. 31, pp. 68-76, Health promotion journal Australia, Chichester, Eng., C1
T Hancock, P Desai, R Patrick
(2020), Vol. 4, pp. 180-192, Cities & Health, London, Eng., C1
S Nuttman, R Patrick, M Townsend
(2020), Vol. 35, pp. 1601-1611, Health promotion international, Oxford, Eng., C1
G Langmaid, R Patrick, J Kingsley, J Lawson
(2020), pp. 1-14, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, Hoboken, NJ, C1
R Patrick, J Kingsley
(2019), Vol. 26, pp. 82-92, Global health promotion, London, Eng., C1
Sue Noy, Rebecca Patrick, Claire Henderson-Wilson, Sonia Nuttman, Isabella Ryan
(2019), Vol. 30, pp. 52-61, Health promotion journal of Australia, Chichester, Eng., C1
R Patrick, A Shaw, A Freeman, C Henderson-Wilson, J Lawson, M Davison, T Capetola, C Lee
(2019), Vol. 146, pp. 651-667, Social indicators research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1
L Ayres, R Patrick, T Capetola
(2018), Vol. 26, pp. 65-67, Australian journal of rural health, London, Eng., C1
Chris Buse, Jordan Oestreicher, Neville Ellis, Rebecca Patrick, Ben Brisbois, Aaron Jenkins, Kaileah McKellar, Jonathan Kingsley, Maya Gislason, Lindsay Galway, Ro McFarlane, Joanne Walker, Howard Frumkin, Margot Parkes
(2018), Vol. 72, pp. 420-425, JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH, London, Eng., C1
J Oestreicher, C Buse, B Brisbois, R Patrick, A Jenkins, J Kingsley, R Távora, L Fatorelli
(2018), Vol. 9, pp. 23-44, Sustentabilidade em Debate, Brasília, Brazil, C1
S Noy, R Patrick, T Capetola, J Mc Burnie
(2017), Vol. 33, pp. 97-118, Australian journal of environmental education, Cambridge, Eng., C1
R Patrick, S Noy, C Henderson-Wilson
(2016), Vol. 54, pp. 34-49, International journal of health promotion and education, London, Eng., C1
R Patrick, J Kingsley
(2016), Vol. 27, pp. 36-42, Health promotion journal of Australia, Clayton, Vic., C1
R Patrick, J Kingsley, T Capetola
(2016), Vol. 32, pp. 192-205, Australian journal of environmental education, Cambridge, Eng., C1
R Patrick, U Dietrich
(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 808-812, Ecohealth, Berlin, Germany, C1
T Hancock, A Capon, U Dietrich, R Patrick
(2016), Vol. 21, pp. 245-262, International journal of health governance, Bingley, Eng., C1
J Kingsley, R Patrick, P Horwitz, M Parkes, A Jenkins, C Massy, C Henderson-Wilson, K Arabena
(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 12706-12722, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1
R Patrick, T Capetola
(2013), pp. 140-153, Looking within: finding an environmental justice and global citizenship lens, Oxford, England, B1-1
R Patrick, T Capetola, S Nuttman
(2012), Vol. 14, pp. 67-80, Focus on health professional education: a multi-disciplinary journal, Adelaide, SA, C1-1
R Patrick, J Smith
(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 28-33, Health promotion journal of Australia, Maroochydore, Qld., C1
R Patrick, T Capetola
(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 61-67, Health promotion journal of Australia, Maroochydore, Qld., C1
R Patrick, T Capetola
(2011), pp. 1-27, Australasian journal of university-community engagement, Lismore, N.S.W., C1
R Patrick, T Capetola, M Townsend, S Nuttman
(2011), Vol. 27, pp. 475-485, Health promotion international, Oxford, England, C1
R Patrick, T Capetola, M Townsend, L Hanna
(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 277-289, Ecohealth, New York, N. Y., C1-1
T Capetola, R Patrick, S Nuttman
(2009), pp. 16-18, Health issues, Melbourne, Vic., C1
R Patrick, K Cook, H McKenzie
(2008), Vol. 42, pp. 749-767, Social policy and administration : an international journal of policy and research, Oxford, U.K., C1
R Patrick, J Moore
(2008), WACE 2008 : Work integrated learning (WIL) : transforming futures : Proceedings of the 2008 WACE Asia Pacific Conference, Perth, Western Australia, E1
R Patrick, K Cook, A Taket
(2007), Vol. 45, pp. 21-29, Just policy : a journal of Australian social policy, Collingwood, Vic., C1
Funded Projects at Deakin
Other Public Sector Funding
Sustainability & Health Promotion: Research Paper
Dr Rebecca Patrick, Ms Teresa Capetola
- 2010: $9,989
Integrated Environmental Volunteering Initiative
Mr Matthew Ebden, A/Prof Mardie Townsend, Dr Rebecca Patrick, Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson, Dr Lynne McLoughlin
- 2017: $52,917
- 2015: $105,834
Breathe Melbourne - A Citizen Science in Melbourne's Inner West Primary School.
Dr Kate Lycett, Prof Rachel Huxley, Dr Rebecca Patrick, Dr Yichao Wang, Prof Craig Olsson, Ms Joyce Cleary
- 2022: $54,950
Industry and Other Funding
Increase consumption and sales by developing community awareness and benefits of vegetables (scoping study)
Dr Rebecca Patrick, Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson
- 2017: $79,500
Thesis entitled: From Paddock to Campus: Exploring the potential role of health promotion in addressing food security from an environmental sustainability perspective
Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health and Social Development