June news about Epidemiology for Policy and Practice

Wednesday 5 July 2017


  • Welcome to new members of the EPP group:
    • Victoria Hovane – Victoria will be the Study Director for the Family and Community Safety (FACtS) Study.
  • The ACT Asbestos Report was launched on 21 June and garnered widespread media attention.
  • Rosemary Korda and Emily Banks were invited to present at the Heart Foundation Executive Management Group Meeting on 14 June, as part of the CVD Inequalities program’s interim report. 
  • The CVD Inequalities Partnership meeting was held on 21 June.
  • The second MK Study Chief Investigators and Partners meeting was held
  • Jenny Welsh and Ellie Paige received CRE in Medicines and Ageing (CREMA) travel awards to attend a short course on advanced analysis of linked health data.
  • Alice George, Ellie Paige, Jenny Welsh and Kay Soga attended a five day short course on advanced analysis of linked health data in Sydney.
  • The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program contributed to the submission of four Research Grant applications to the 2017 Lowitja Institute Research Funding round (closing date: 30 June).


  • Published Papers:
  • Simpson P L, Guthrie J, Butler T. (2017). Prison health service directors’ views on research priorities and organizational issues in conducting research in prison: outcomes of a national deliberative roundtable. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 13(2), pp.113-123, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPH-12-2016-0070
  • Wright A, Lovett R, Roe Y, Richardson A. (2017). Enhancing national data to align with policy objectives: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking prevalence at finer geographic levels. Australian Health Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH16269
  • Zahangir MS, Hasan MM, Richardson A, Tabassum S. (2017). Malnutrition and non-communicable diseases among Bangladeshi women: an urban–rural comparison. Nutrition & Diabetes, 7(3), pp. 1 – 8, e250; https://doi.org/10.1038/nutd.2017.2
  • Falster K, Jorgensen M, Hanly M, Banks E, Brownell M, Eades S, Craven R, Goldfeld S, Randall D, Jorm L (2017). Data Resource Profile: Seeding Success: a cross-sectoral data resource for early childhood health and development research in Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children. International Journal of Epidemiology, https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyx051
  • Hodgkinson V, Egger S, Betsou F, Pawlita M, Waterboer T, Michel A, Baker M, Banks E, Sitas F. (2017). Pre-analytical stability of antibodies to pathogenic antigens. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarker Prev,  https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-0170
  • Arriaga M, Vajdic CM, Canfell K, MacInnis R, Hull P, Magliano DJ, Banks E, Giles GG, Cumming R, Byles J, Taylor A, Shaw J, Price K, Hirani V, Mitchell P, Adelstein B-A, Laaksonen MA. (2017). The burden of cancer attributable to modifiable risk factors: the Australian cancer-PAF cohort consortium. BMJ Open, 7:e016178. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016178
  • Larkins N, Teixeira-Pintoa A, Banks E,  Gunasekera H, Cass A, Kearns J, Craig J, SEARCH Investigators. Blood pressure among Australian Aboriginal children. J Hypertension, https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000001401
  • Bowman S, McNevin D, Venables SJ, Roffey P, Richardson A, Gahan ME. (2017). Species identification using high resolution melting (HRM) analysis with random forest classification. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, pp. 1-16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00450618.2017.1315835
  • Hasan M, Richardson A (2017). How sustainable household environment and knowledge of healthy practices relate to childhood morbidity in South Asia: analysis of survey data from Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. BMJ Open, 7(6):e015019, pp. 1-11, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015019


  • Published Book Chapters:
  • Lovett R (2017).  Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children Data Analysis Plan: Facilitators of resilience for Indigenous Children (Book Chapter)
  • Lovett R, Thurber K. (2017). Health conditions and health service utilisation among children in LSIC (Book chapter)

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