Overview

Current Work

My current research focus is twofold: reduction in parasitic diseases in poorer countries in our region (eg, Indonesia, Philippines) funded by UBS-Optimus Foundation and NHMRC Partnership/Project grants; and development in the music, health and well-being field (eg, chronic pain, Parkinson's, mental health).  

Expertise Keywords

  • Health Promotion
  • Mental health
  • Public health
  • Resiliance

Subject Area Codes

  • Health Promotion

Country Affiliations

  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 126 (Other: 126)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Invitations

  • Keynote Address
    Community engagement, empowerment and sustainability: the case of the BALatrine,   International Seminar “Food and Water Borne Diseases: Evidence- Based Intervention of the ‘Katajaga” as a Solution” Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia,   2012,  
  • Keynote Address
    Building Resilience through School-Based Health Promotion: a systematic review. “Many Voices One Song: Health-promoting schools: Evidence, Strategies, Challenges and Prospects”,   Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia. Hosted by Stellenbosch University (STIAS) South Africa.,   2011,  

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Child and Adolescent Health (7413MED)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Child and Adolescent Health (7413MED)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116MED)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116MED)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116MED)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116MED)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116PBH)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116PBH)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116PBH)
    Convenor, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116PBH)
    Teacher, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Health Promotion & Comm Engage (7231MED)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116MED)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Health Promotion & Comm Engage (7231MED)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Com Engagement & Qual Health (7231PBH)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Com Engagement & Qual Health (7231PBH)
    Convenor, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116MED)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116PBH)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116PBH)
    Convenor, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116MED)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116MED)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Soc&Behav Determinants of Hlth (7311MED)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116MED)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116MED)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116PBH)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116PBH)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116PBH)
    Convenor, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116PBH)
    Teacher, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Soc&Behav Determinants of Hlth (7311MED)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Soc&Behav Determinants of Hlth (7311PBH)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Soc&Behav Determinants of Hlth (7311PBH)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Soc&Behav Determinants of Hlth (7311PBH)
    Convenor, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P3)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P2)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P1)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P4)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Health Promotion & Comm Engage (7231MED)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Health Promotion & Comm Engage (7231MED)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Com Engagement & Qual Health (7231PBH)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Com Engagement & Qual Health (7231PBH)
    Convenor, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P3)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P3)
    Convenor, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P2)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P2)
    Convenor, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001MED_P4)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P1)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P1)
    Convenor, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P4)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • MPH Dissertation (8001PBH_P4)
    Convenor, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Health Project (7706MED)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706MED)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706PBH)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706PBH)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706PBH)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706PBH)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Health Promotion & Comm Engage (7231MED)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116MED)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706MED)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706MED)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Health Promotion & Comm Engage (7231MED)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Com Engagement & Qual Health (7231PBH)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Com Engagement & Qual Health (7231PBH)
    Convenor, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116MED)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116PBH)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Health Promotion Planning & Ev (7116PBH)
    Convenor, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706MED)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706MED)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706MED)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706MED)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706MED)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706MED)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706PBH)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706PBH)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706PBH)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706PBH)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706PBH)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706PBH)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706PBH)
    Convenor, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Health Project (7706PBH)
    Convenor, Online, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Independent Study (6004HLS)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Independent Study (6004HLS)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Independent Study (6004HLS)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Independent Study (6004HLS)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Theses Supervised at Griffith

Background

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, Otago University, New Zealand 1979
  • MA Master Of Arts, Leicester University, UK 1972 - 1973
  • PGradCertEd Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Oxford University, UK 1971 - 1972
  • BA Bachelor Of Arts With Honours, Durham University, UK 1969

Academic experience

  • Professor Public Health, School of Medicine, Griffith University 2006 - Present
  • Convernor, Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre 2015 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Australian National University 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, 2013 - 2015
  • Head of School, School of Public Health, Griffith University 2007 - 2010
  • Adjunct Professor, Peking University, China 2010 - 2013
  • Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology 2006 - 2008
  • Adjunct Professor, Capital Research Institute of Paediatrics, Beijing China 2004 - 2006
  • Research Associate, University of British Columbia 2002 - 2006
  • Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology 1990 - 2006
  • Senior Research Fellow:, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne 1980 - 1983
  • Lecturer, University of Otago, New Zealand 1975 - 1980
  • Tutor, Singapore University, Singapore 1973 - 1974
  • Lecturer, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 1970 - 1971
  • Lecturer, Notre Dame University, Philippines 1969 - 1970

Awards and Honours

  • Health Excellence Award, Griffith University, Health Group 2014
  • Publication of the Year Award, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University 2010
  • Joint Doctoral Research Internship, East-West Communication Institute, East-West Center, Hawaii, U.S.A. 1978 - 1979
  • Rotary Foundation International Graduate Fellowship, Singapore University, Singapore 1973 - 1974

Professional experience

  • Director, Queensland Centre for Public Health 2003 - 2008
  • Director of Research, Parliament of Victoria 1983 - 1989
  • Deputy Director, Queensland Centre for Public Health 1994 - 1996

External service roles

  • Member, Advisory Group, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK 2005 - 2014
  • Panel Member, McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth and the Cancer Council Western Australia 2012 - Present
  • External Examiner, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Malaysia 2014
  • External Evaluator, UBS Optimus Foundation, Switzerland 2012

Visiting appointments

  • Visiting Scholar, East West Centre, Honolulu, HI, USA 2015 - 2015

Professional memberships

  • Vice President, W. Pacific Region, International Union for Health Promotion and Education -
  • Associate Fellow, Australian College of Health Service Executives -
  • Member, The Public Health Association of Australia -
  • Member, The Australian Sociological Association -
  • Member, Australian College of Education -