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Dr Shane Kavanagh

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Position

Lecturer in Public Health (Undergraduate)

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Social Dev

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2016
Master of Public Health, Deakin University, 2011

Contact

Biography summary

Shane Kavanagh is a Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Development and Course Director for the Master of Public Health. He has more than 20 years’ experience working in the community health sector as a Physiotherapist in both Australia and the UK. His research expertise includes the areas of men’s health, gender, gender inequality, social inequalities, multi-level modelling, systems thinking and community-based interventions

Research interests

social epidemiology; men's health; community interventions; systems thinking; health inequalities

Teaching interests

Epidemiology; Biostatisitics; Public Health; Social Epidemiology

Units taught

HBS108; HSH205; HSH216; HSH360: HSH725

Knowledge areas

Extensive expertise in community interventions; systems theory; men's health and gender; health inequalities; multilevel modelling; qualitative methods.

Conferences

Oral Presentation at 15th World Congress on Public Health – Melbourne Australia, 2017: Does gender inequity increase the risk of poorer self-rated health in men? A multilevel analysis of United States data.

Projects

Resource Use in Community Health Programs – This project is a partnership between The Department of Health Tasmania and The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre. It takes a complex adaptive systems approach to explore the micro-infrastructure of resources necessary for community programs to reduce chronic disease risk.

Scoping Review of Gender Sensitive Approaches to Men’s Weight Loss – undertaken with Dieu Nguyen (Deakin University) and Daryll Archibald (University of Dundee, UK).

Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain – providing quantitative modelling advice for students based at Austin Hospital working with Prof. Sonia Grover at Mercy Health.

Scoping review of Men’s Mental Health in India with Dr Sumit Kumar, Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Scoping review of ‘Tribal’ people in India and vaccination – student project with Dr Sumit Kumar Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

How can pregnancy services better engage men? Project in collaboration with Dr Karen Wynter, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University

The impact of COVID-19 on pathology testing in Australia – student project with Prof Catherine Bennett, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University

Publications

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2022

Can adaptation to 'extraordinary' times teach us about ways to strengthen community-based chronic disease prevention? Insights from the COVID-19 pandemic

V Loblay, K Garvey, A Shiell, S Kavanagh, P Hawe

(2022), Vol. 32, pp. 127-138, Critical Public Health, London, Eng, C1

journal article

Soft infrastructure: the critical community-level resources reportedly needed for program success

S Kavanagh, P Hawe, A Shiell, M Mallman, K Garvey

(2022), Vol. 22, pp. 1-9, BMC Public Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2021

Pelvic pain: What are the symptoms and predictors for surgery, endometriosis and endometriosis severity

I Conroy, S Mooney, S Kavanagh, M Duff, I Jakab, K Robertson, A Fitzgerald, A Mccutchan, S Madden, S Maxwell, S Nair, N Origanti, A Quinless, K Mirowski-Allen, M Sewell, S Grover

(2021), Vol. 61, pp. 765-772, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Australia, C1

journal article
2020

Evidence suggests a need to rethink social capital and social capital interventions

A Shiell, P Hawe, S Kavanagh

(2020), Vol. 257, Social Science and Medicine, England, C1

journal article

Factors that predict good Active Support in services for people with intellectual disabilities: a multilevel model

C Bigby, E Bould, T Iacono, S Kavanagh, J Beadle-Brown

(2020), Vol. 33, pp. 334-344, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

How gender inequity impacts on men's health. An exploration of theoretical pathways

Shane Kavanagh, Melissa Graham

(2019), Vol. 2, pp. e11-e21, International journal of mens social and community health, [Canada], C1

journal article
2018

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

S Kavanagh, J Shelley, C Stevenson

(2018), Vol. 13, PLoS ONE, United States, C1

journal article
2017

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, England, C1

journal article
2015

Use of pregnancy counselling services in Australia 2007-2012

J Shelley, S Kavanagh, M Graham, C Mayes

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 77-81, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Effectiveness of Interventions delivered by local council to address the social determinants of health.

A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Anna Peeters, A/Prof Adrian Cameron, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Shane Kavanagh, Dr Christina Zorbas

The Sax Institute

  • 2019: $25,000

Evaluation of the Health & Wellbeing Networks pilot project.

Dr Shane Kavanagh

Health Consumers Tasmania Ltd

  • 2022: $15,779

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report