Working together for better health outcomes
In collaboration with the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Stanford University in California, Associate Professor Williams led an NHMRC-funded randomised control trial of an online intervention to support overweight adolescents.
We also have formal collaborations with the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Royal Children's Hospital and with the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research (CYSAR) at the University of Queensland. Associate Professor Williams is a member of the Steering Committee for the National Men's Health study.
Our current key partners have been identified under our current projects but also represented in the co-authorship of our recent papers (Deakin authors appear in bold):
Knox J, Van Rijen M, Uhlemann AC, Miller M, Hafer C, Vavagiakis P, Shi Q, Johnson PD, Coombs G, Kluytmans-Van Den Bergh M, Kluytmans J, Bennett CM, Lowy FD: Community-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus transmission in households of infected cases: A pooled analysis of primary data from three studies across international settings. Epidemiology and infection 2015;143:354-365.
Williams JW, Canterford L, Toumbourou JW, Patton GC, Catalano RF. Social development measures associated with problem behaviors and weight status in Australian adolescents. Prevention Science Accepted January 2015
Chan GCK, Kelly AB, Connor J, Hall W, Young RM, Toumbourou JW, Williams J. Regional versus urban differences in teenage alcohol use: Does parental disapproval account for these differences? Australian Journal of Rural Health Accepted January 2015
Lewis AJ, Kremer P, Douglas K, Toumbourou J, Mohajer AH, Patton G, Williams J. Gender differences in adolescent depression: differential female susceptibility to stressors affecting family functioning. Aust J Psychology 2015; 67 doi: 10.1111/ajpy.12086
Wong, E., Tanamas, S.K., Wolfe, R., Backholer, K., Stevenson, C., Abdullah, A., and Peeters, A., The role of obesity duration on the association between obesity and risk of physical disability. Obesity, 2015. 23: p. 443-447.
Keating, C., Backholer, K., Moodie, M., Stevenson, C., and Peeters, A., Differences in the rates of treatment of severe obesity using bariatric surgery across socioeconomic groups. JAMA Surgery, 2015.
Millar L, Rowland B, Nichols M, Swinburn B, Bennett C, Skouteris H, Allender S: Relationship between raised bmi and sugar sweetened beverage and high fat food consumption among children. Obesity 2014;22:E96-103.
Lodge CJ, Zaloumis S, Lowe AJ, Gurrin LC, Matheson MC, Axelrad C, Bennett CM, Hill DJ, Hosking CS, Svanes C, Abramson MJ, Allen KJ, Dharmage SC: Early-life risk factors for childhood wheeze phenotypes in a high-risk birth cohort. The Journal of pediatrics 2014;164:289-294 e281-282.
Lodge CJ, Lowe AJ, Allen KJ, Zaloumis S, Gurrin LC, Matheson MC, Axelrad C, Welsh L, Bennett CM, Hopper J, Thomas PS, Hill DJ, Hosking CS, Svanes C, Abramson MJ, Dharmage SC: Childhood wheeze phenotypes show less than expected growth in fev1 across adolescence. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 2014;189:1351-1358.
Stephanie Tanamas, Michael Lean, Emilie Combet, Antonis Vlassopoulos, Paul Zimmet, and Anna Peeters. Changing Guards: Time to move beyond single measures to assess body compositions of populations. QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, November 2015 pii: hcv201
E Wong, M Woodward, C Stevenson, K Backholer, D Sarink, A Peeters. Prevalence of disability in Australian elderly: Impact of trends in obesity and diabetes. Prev Med. 2015 Nov 14;82:105-110
Chimeddamba O, Anna Peeters, Darshini Ayton, Enkhjargal Tumenjargal, Sonin Sodov, Catherine Joyce. Implementation of the diabetes and hypertension guideline lifestyle recommendations in urban Mongolia: A qualitative study of primary care providers. Implementation Science, 10:112