The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is finding out how to build an effective, efficient and equitable system for the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease.

Published research


Conte KP, Davidson S. Using a ‘rich picture’ to facilitate systems thinking in research coproduction. Health Res Policy Syst. 2020 Jan 31;18(1):14. doi: 10.1186/s12961-019-0514-2

Grøn S, Loblay V, Conte KP, Green A, Innes-Hughes C, et al. Key performance indicators for program scale-up and divergent practice styles: A study from NSW, Australia. Health Promot Int. 2020:daaa001. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daaa001. [Epub ahead of print.]

Haynes A, Rowbotham S, Grunseit A, Bohn-Goldbaum E, Slaytor E, et al. Knowledge mobilisation in practice: an evaluation of The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre. Health Res Policy Syst. 2020 Jan 31;18(1):13. doi: 10.1186/s12961-019-0496-0

Milat A, Lee K, Conte K, Grunseit A, Wolfenden L, van Nassau F, et al. Intervention Scalability Assessment Tool: A decision support tool for health policy makers and implementersHealth Res Policy Sys. 2020;18:1. doi: 10.1186/s12961-019-0494-2


Baker P, Brown AD, Wingrove K, Allender S, Wall H, Cullerton K, Lee A, Demaio A, Lawrence M. Generating political commitment for ending malnutrition in all its forms: A system dynamics approach for strengthening nutrition actor networks. Obes Rev. 2019. doi: 10.1111/obr.12871. (Epub ahead of print)

Baugh Littlejohns L, Wilson A. Strengthening complex systems for chronic disease prevention: a systematic review. BMC Public Health. 2019;19(1):729. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7021-9

Bellew W, Smith BJ, Nau T, Lee K, Reece L, Bauman A. Whole of systems approaches to physical activity policy and practice in Australia: The ASAPa project overview and initial systems map. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2019. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2019-0121 [Ahead of print section]

Bennett C, Walker R, Blumfield M, Gwini S, Ma J. Wang F, Wan Y, Truby H. Attenuation of maternal weight gain impacts infant birthweight: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. August 2019;10(4):387–405. doi: 10.1017/S2040174418000879

Conte KP, Shahid A, Grøn S, Loblay V, Green A, Innes-Hughes C, Milat A, Persson L, Williams M, Thackway S, Mitchell J, Hawe P. Capturing implementation knowledge: applying focused ethnography to study how implementers generate and manage knowledge in the scale-up of obesity prevention programs. Implement Sci. 2019;14:91.

Cullerton K, Adams J, Forouhi N, Francis O, White M. What principles should guide interactions between population health researchers and the food industry? Systematic scoping review of peer-reviewed and grey literature. Obesity reviews. 2019:1–12. Doi: 10.1111/obr.12851

Cullerton K, White T, Lee A. Doctors Rule: An Analysis of Health Ministers’ Diaries in Australia. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019;16(13), 2440.

Crane M, Bauman A, Lloyd B, McGill B, Rissel C, Grunseit A. Applying pragmatic approaches to complex program evaluation: a case study of implementation of the New South Wales Get Healthy at Work program. Health Promot J Austr. 2019 Mar 12. doi: 10.1002/hpja.239. [Epub ahead of print]

Crane M, Bohn-Goldbaum E, Lloyd B, Rissel C, Bauman A, Indig D, Khanal S, Grunseit A. Evaluation of Get Healthy at Work, a state-wide workplace health promotion program in Australia. BMC Public Health. 2019;19(1):183. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6493-y

Crosland P, Ananthapavan J, Davison J, Lambert M, Carter R. The economic cost of preventable disease in Australia: a systematic review of estimates and methods. Aust NZ J Public Health. 2019. Online. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12925

Crosland P, Ananthapavan J, Davison J, Lambert M, Carter R. The health burden of preventable disease in Australia: a systematic review. Aust NZ J Public Health. Online. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12882

Feng X, Wilson A. Does dissatisfaction with, or accurate perception of overweight status help people reduce weight? Longitudinal study of Australian adults BMC Public Health. 2019;19(1):619. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6938-3.

Freebairn L, Atkinson JA, Osgood ND, Kelly P, McDonnell G, Rychetnik L. Turning conceptual systems maps into dynamic simulation models: An Australian case study for diabetes in pregnancy. PLOS One. Online. 2019. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218875

Grunseit AC, Bohn-Goldbaum E, Crane M, Milat A, Cashmore A, Fonua R, Gow A, Havrlant R, Reid K, Hennessey K, Firth W, Bauman A. Participant profile and impacts of an Aboriginal healthy lifestyle and weight loss challenge over four years 2012-2015. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2019. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12914. [Epub ahead of print]

Gwynn J, Sim K, Searle T, Senior A, Lee A, Brimblecombe J. Effect of nutrition interventions on diet-related and health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2019;9:e025291. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025291

Hawe P, Conte K.P, Groen S, Loblay V, Green A et al. Mock abstracts with mock findings: a device to catalyse production, interpretation and use of knowledge outputs in a university-policy-practice research partnership. Evid Policy. 2019 Oct 09. Online. doi: 10.1332/174426419X15679623018185

Haynes A. Garvey K. Davidson S. Milat A. What can policy-makers get out of systems thinking? Policy partners’ experiences of a systems-focused research collaboration in preventive health. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2019; 1–12. doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2019.86

Heris CL, Eades SJ, Lyons L, Chamberlain C, Thomas DP. Changes in the age young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people start smoking, 2002–2015. Public Health Res Pract. 2019; Online early publication.

Heris CL, Chamberlain C, Gubhaju L, Thomas DP, Eades SJ. Factors influencing smoking among Indigenous adolescents aged 10–24 years living in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States: A systematic review. Nicotine Tob Res. 2019. Doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntz219

Hill B, Skouteris H, Teede HJ, Bailey C, Baxter JB, et al. Health in preconception, pregnancy and postpartum global alliance: International network preconception research priorities for the prevention of maternal obesity and related pregnancy and long-term complications. J. Clin. Med. 2019:8;2119. Doi:10.3390/jcm8122119

Hill B, Hayden M, McPhie, S, Bailey C, Skouteris H. Preconception and antenatal knowledge and beliefs about gestational weight gain. ANZJOG, 2019:1–7.

Hill B, Kothe EJ, Currie S, Danby M, Lang AY, Bailey C, Moran LJ, Teede H, North M, Bruce L, Skouteris H. A systematic mapping review of the associations between pregnancy intentions and health-related lifestyle behaviours or psychological wellbeing. Preventive Medicine Reports. June 2019;14. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100869

Hopkins L, Chamberlain D, Held F, Riley T, Wang JZJ , Conte K. Collaborative networks in chronic disease prevention: What factors inhibit partnering for funding? 2019.  International Journal of Public Administration. Doi: 10.1080/01900692.2019.1669177

Jancey J, Leavy JE, Pollard C, Riley T, Szybiak M et al. Exploring network structure and the role of key stakeholders to understand the obesity prevention system in an Australian metropolitan health service: study protocol. BMJ Open. 2019 May 24;9(5):e027948. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027948

Jeffrey D, Boulange C, Giles-Corti B, Washington S, Gunn L. Using walkability measures to identify train stations with the potential to become transit oriented developments located in walkable neighbourhoods. J Transp Geogr. 2019; 76 (221-231). doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2019.03.009

Keane L, Kite J, Grunseit A, Vineburg J, Tawil V, Thomas M. ‘Perceived fit’, ‘understanding’, and ‘communication’: key factors underpinning stakeholder and partnership engagement with the Make Healthy Normal campaign. Health Promot J Austr. 2019 Oct 29. doi: 10.1002/hpja.302. Epub ahead of print.

Khan NN, Boyle JA, Lang AY, Harrison CL. Preconception health attitudes and behaviours of women: A qualitative investigation. Nutrients. 2019;11(7):1490. doi: 10.3390/nu11071490

Kite J, Grunseit A, Li V, Vineburg J, Berton N, Bauman A, Freeman B. Generating Engagement on the Make Healthy Normal Campaign Facebook Page: Analysis of Facebook Analytics. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2019;14;5(1):e11132. doi: 10.2196/11132

Lim SS, Tan A, Madden S, Hill B. Health professionals’ and postpartum women’s perspectives on digital health interventions for lifestyle management in the postpartum period: A systematic review of qualitative studies. 2019;10:163. Front Endocrinol. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2019.00767

Lim S, Liang X, Hill B, Teede H, Moran LJ, O’Reilly S. A systematic review and meta‐analysis of intervention characteristic in postpartum weight management using the TIDieR framework: A summary of evidence to inform implementation. Obesity Reviews. 2019;20(7):1045–56. doi: 10.1017/S2040174418000879

Nau T, Lee K, Smith Ben J, Bellew W, Reece L et al. Toward whole-of-system action to promote for physical activity: A cross-sectoral analysis of physical activity policy in Australia. J Phys Act Health. 2019;16:1029–38. doi:10.1123/jpah.2019-0122

O’Brien EC, Segurado R, Geraghty AA, Alberdi G, Rogozinska E, Astrup A, et al. Impact of maternal education on response to lifestyle interventions to reduce gestational weight gain: individual participant data meta-analysis. International Weight Management in Pregnancy (i-WIP) Collaborative Group. August 2019. BMJ Open. August 2019;9(8):e025620. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025620

Pearce C, Rychetnik L, Wutzke S, Wilson A. Obesity prevention and the role of hospital and community-based health services: a scoping review. BMC Health Services Research. 2019;19:453.

Pescud M, Sargent G, Kelly P, Friel S. How does whole of government action address inequities in obesity? A case study from Australia. Int J Equity Health. 2019;18(1):8. doi: 10.1186/s12939-019-0913-6

Phiddian E, Hoepner J, McKinnon M. Can interactive science exhibits be used to communicate population health science concepts? Crit Public Health. 2019; doi: 10.1080/09581596.2019.1575948

Rowbotham S, Conte K, Hawe P. Variation in the operationalisation of dose in implementation of health promotion interventions: insights and recommendations from a scoping review. Implement Sci. 2019;14:56. doi:10.1186/s13012-019-0899-x

Rowbotham S, McKinnon M, Marks L, Hawe P. Research on media framing of public policies to prevent chronic disease: A narrative synthesis. Social Science & Medicine. 2019;237, 112428. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112428

Sacks G, Robinson E, Cameron AJ. Issues in measuring the healthiness of food environments and interpreting relationships with diet, obesity and related health outcomes. Current Obesity Reports. 2019:1-14.

Sacks G, Vanderlee L, Robinson E, Vandevijvere S, Cameron AJ et al. BIA‐Obesity (Business Impact Assessment—Obesity and population‐level nutrition): A tool and process to assess food company policies and commitments related to obesity prevention and population nutrition at the national level. Obes Rev. 2019. doi: 10.1111/obr.12878

Skinner A, Walker P, Atkinson J-A, Whitehead R, Roselli T, et al. Policy options for endgame planning in tobacco control: a simulation modelling study. Tob Control 2019;0:1–7. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055126

Tay CT, Teede HJ, Hill B, Loxton D, Joham, AE. Increased prevalence of eating disorders, low self-esteem and psychological distress in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a community-based cohort study. Fertility and Sterility. August 2019;112(2):353–61. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2019.03.027

Walker R, Ollander EK, Willey S, Hill B, Skouteris H. Weight management across pregnancy and postpartum care: The need for interprofessional education and collaboration. 2019;41:102651. Nurse Educ Pract. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2019.00163

Wolfenden L, Chai LK, Jones J, McFadyen T, Hodder R et al. What happens once a program has been implemented? A call for research investigating strategies to enhance public health program sustainability. Aust NZ J Publ Heal. 2019;43(1):3-4. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12867

Woolcott G, Keast R, Tsasis P, Lipina S, Chamberlain D. Reconceptualising Person-Centered Service Models as Social Ecology Networks in Supporting Integrated Care. Int J Integr Care. 2019;19(2):11. doi:10.5334/ijic.4222.

Zapata-Diomedi B, Boulange C, Giles-Corti B, Phelan K, Washington S, Lennert Veerman J, Dubrelle Gunn L. Physical activity-related health and economic benefits of building walkable neighbourhoods: a modelled comparison between brownfield and greenfield developments. Int J Behav Nutr Phy. 2019;16:11. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0775-8


Astell-Burt T, Rowbotham S, Hawe P. Communicating the benefits of population health interventions: the health effects can be on par with those of medication. Social Science and Medicine – Population Health 2018;52:5462

Atkinson J, Page A, Prodan A, McDonnell G, Osgood N. Systems modelling tools to support policy and planning. Lancet. 2018;391: 1158–59. doi: org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30302-7

Atkinson JA, Prodan A, Livingston M, Knowles D, O’Donnell, Room R, Indig D, Page A, McDonnell G, Wiggers J.Impacts of licensed premises trading hour policies on alcohol-related harms. Addiction. 2018; doi: 10.1111/add.14178. [Epub]

Baugh Littlejohns L, Baum F, Lawless A, Freeman T. The value of a causal loop diagram in exploring the complex interplay of factors that influence health promotion in a multisectoral health system in Australia. Health Res Policy Sy. 2018;16:126. doi:10.1186/s12961-018-0394-x

Baugh Littlejohns LK, Willis CD. Collaborative Value Creation Framework: The Potential for Strengthening Intersectoral Partnerships in Chronic Disease Prevention. Prog Comm Hlth Partn. 2018;12(4), 463-472.

Chau JY, McGill B, Thomas MM, Carroll TE, Bellew W, Bauman A, Grunseit AC. Is this health campaign really social marketing? A checklist to help you decide. Health Promot J Austral. 2018;00:1–4. doi:10.1002/hpja.13

Conte K, Hawe P. Will e-monitoring of policy and program implementation stifle or enhance practice? How would we Know? Frontiers of Public Health. Doi:10.3389/fpubh.2018.00243

Conte K, Hawe P. Will E-Monitoring of Policy and Program Implementation Stifle or Enhance Practice? How Would We Know? Public Health, 2018; doi:10.3389/fpubh.2018.00243

Cullerton K, Donnet T, Lee A, Gallegos D.Effective advocacy strategies for influencing government nutrition policy: a conceptual model. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2018;15:83 doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0716-y

Feng X, Astell-Burt T, Badland H, Mavoa S, Giles-Corti B. Modest ratios of fast food outlets to supermarkets and green grocers are associated with higher body mass index: Longitudinal analysis of a sample of 15,229 Australians aged 45 years and older in the Australian National Liveability Study. Health Place. 2018;49:101-110. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.10.004

Freebairn L, Atkinson JA, Kelly P, McDonnell G, Rychetnik L. Decision makers’ experience of participatory dynamic simulation modelling: methods for public health policy. BMC Med Inform Decis. 2018;

Freund M, Zucca A, Sanson-Fisher R, Milat A, Mackenzie L, Turon H. Barriers to the evaluation of evidence-based public health policy. First Online: 02 October 2018. Doi:10.1057/s41271-018-0145-9. Available from:

Green AM, Innes-Hughes C, Rissel C, Mitchell J, Milat AJ, Williams M, Persson L, Thackway S, Lewis N, Wiggers J. Codesign of the Population Health Information Management System to measure reach and practice change of childhood obesity programs. Public Health Res Pract. 2018;28(3):e2831822.

Grunseit A, Rowbotham S, Crane M, Indig D, Bauman, A, Wilson A. Nanny or canny? Community perceptions of government intervention for preventive health. Crit Public Health.2018;

Hooper P, Boruff B, Beesley B, Badland H, Giles-Corti B. Testing spatial measures of public open space planning standards with walking and physical activity health outcomes: Findings from the Australian national liveability study. Landsc Urban Plan. 2018;171:57-67;

Indig D, Grunseit A, Greig A, Lilley H, Bauman A. Development of a tool for the evaluation of obesity prevention partnerships. Health Promot J Austral. 2017;00:1–10. doi: 10.1002/hpja.10

Kite J, Grunseit A, Bohn-Goldbaum E, Bellew W, Carroll T, Bauman A. A Systematic Search and Review of Adult-Targeted Overweight and Obesity Prevention Mass Media Campaigns and Their Evaluation: 2000–2017, J Health Commun. 2018, doi: 10.1080/10810730.2018.1423651

Kothe E, Lamb M, Bruce L, McPhie S, Klas A, Hill B, Skouteris H. Student midwives’ intention to deliver weight management interventions: A theory of planned behaviour & self-determination theory approach. Nurse Education Today. 2018:71;10–16 (online publication).

Lee A, Lewis M. Testing the Price of Healthy and Current Diets in Remote Aboriginal Communities to Improve Food Security: Development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthy Diets ASAP (Australian Standardised Affordability and Pricing) Methods. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018;15, 2912. doi:10.3390/ijerph15122912

Lee A, Ride K. Review of programs and services to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition and food security. Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. 2018;18(4). Available from:

Lee AJ, Kane S , Lewis M, Good E,  Pollard CM, Landrigan TJ and Dick M. Healthy diets ASAP – Australian Standardised Affordability and Pricing methods protocol. Nutrition Journal 2018;17:88. doi: org/10.1186/s12937-018-0396-0

Love P, Whelan J, Bell C, Grainger F, Russell C, Lewis M, Lee A. Healthy Diets in Rural Victoria – Cheaper than Unhealthy Alternatives, Yet Unaffordable. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018;15, 2469. doi:

Mackay S, Buch T, Vandevijvere S, Goodwin R, Korohina E, Funaki-Tahifote M, Lee A, Swinburn B.Cost and Affordability of Diets Modelled on Current Eating Patterns and on Dietary Guidelines, for New Zealand Total Population, Māori and Pacific Households. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018;15(6), 1255.

Mavoa, S, Eagleson S, Badland HM, Gunn L, Boulange C et al. Identifying appropriate land use mix measures for use in a national walkability index. J Transp Land Use. 2018;11:1. doi: 10.5198/jtlu.2018.1132

McGill B, O’Hara B, Bauman A, Grunseit A, Phongsavan P. Are financial incentives for lifestyle behaviour change informed or inspired by behavioural economics? Am J Health Promot. 2018. doi: 10.1177/0890117118770837

McGill B, O’Hara B, Grunseit A, Bauman A, Osborne D, Lawler L, Phongsavan P. Acceptability of financial incentives for maintenance of weight loss in mid-older adults: a mixed methods study. BMC Public Health. 2018;18:244 doi:10.1186/s12889-018-5136-z

McGill B, O’Hara BJ, Phongsavan P. Participant perspectives of a 6-month telephone-based lifestyle coaching program. Public Health Res Pract; 2018; 28(2):327451705. doi: org/10.17061/phrp27451705

Mihrshahi S, Baur LA. What exposures in early life are risk factors for childhood obesity? J Paediatr Child Health. 2018; doi: 10.1111/jpc.14195.

Mihrshahi S, Gow ML, Baur LA. Contemporary approaches to the prevention and management of paediatric obesity: an Australian focus. Med J Australia. 2018;209 (6): 267-274. doi: 10.5694/mja18.00140

Muhunthan J, Angell B, Wilson A, Hackett M, Latimer J, Eades A-M, Jan S. Australia’s appointment to the UN Human Rights Council means it must deliver on Indigenous engagement in alcohol control. Aust N Z J Public Health. Online. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12799

Pengilley A, Kelly P. Building the Machine: The Importance of Governance in Obesity Policy. Front Public Health. 2018; 6: 221. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00221

Pescud M, Friel S, Lee A, Sacks G. Extending the paradigm: a policy framework for healthy and equitable eating (HE2). Public Health Nutr 2018; doi 1017/S1368980018002082

Regan T, Dray J, Bailey J, Bowman J. Systematic review of interventions to increase the provision of care for chronic disease risk behaviours in mental health settings: review protocol.Syst Rev. 2018 Apr 30;7(1):67. doi: 10.1186/s13643-018-0735-4.

Roberts N, Atkinson J, McDonnell G, Osgood N, Wutzke S. Systems modeling and big data for non-communicable disease prevention. Oxford Bibliographies. doi:10.1093/OBO/9780199756797

Roberts N, Li V, Atkinson J, Heffernan M, McDonnell G, Prodan A, Freebairn L, Lloyd B, Nieuwenhuizen S, Mitchell J, Lung T, Wiggers J. Can the Target Set for Reducing Childhood Overweight and Obesity Be Met? A System Dynamics Modelling Study in New South Wales, Australia. Syst Res Behav Sci. doi: 10.1002/sres.2555Fehily C, Bartlem K, Wiggers J, Wolfenden L.

Roberts N, Li V, Atkinson J, Heffernan M, McDonnell G, Prodan A, Freebairn L, Lloyd B, Nieuwenhuizen S, Mitchell J, Lung T, Wiggers J. Can the Target Set for Reducing Childhood Overweight and Obesity Be Met? A System Dynamics Modelling Study in New South Wales, Australia. Syst Res Behav Sci. doi: 10.1002/sres.2555

Shanthosh J, Angell B, Wilson A, Latimer J, Hackett ML, Eades AM, Jan S. Generating sustainable collective action: Models of community control and governance of alcohol supply in Indigenous minority populations. Int J Drug Policy. 2018;62:78-85. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.09.011.

Shiell A, Hawe P, Kavanagh S. Evidence suggests a need to rethink social capital and social capital interventions. Soc Sci Med. 2018 Sep 8. pii: S0277-9536(18)30488-X. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.09.006.

Shiell A, Jackson H. How much does Australia Spend on Prevention and How Would we know Whether it is Enough?Health Promot J Austr. 2018;doi: 10.1002/hpja.165. [Epub]

Slaytor E, Wilson A, Rowbotham S, Signy H, Burgess A, Wutzke S. Partnering to prevent chronic disease: reflections and achievements from The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre. Public Health Res Pract. 2018;28(3):e2831821. Doi:10.17061/phrp2831821

Vidgen H, Love P, Wutzke S, Daniels L, Rissel C, Innes-Hughes C, Baur L. A description of health care system factors in the implementation of universal weight management services for children with overweight or obesity: case studies from Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Implement Sci. 2017; 13:109 doi: 10.1186/s13012-018-0801-2

Wutzke S, Morrice E, Benton M, Milat A, Russell L, Wilson A. Australia’s National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health: Critical reflections from states and territories. Health Promot J Austr. 2018;29(3):228-235. doi: 10.1002/hpja.9

Wutzke S, Rowbotham S, Haynes A, Hawe P, Kelly P, Redman S, Davidson S, Stephenson J, Overs M, Wilson A. Knowledge mobilisation for chronic disease prevention: the case of the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre. Health Res Policy Sy. 2018;16:109. doi: 10.1186/s12961-018-0379-9


Atkinson JA, Knowles D, Wiggers J, et al. Harnessing advances in computer simulation to inform policy and planning to reduce alcohol-related harms. Int J Public Health. 2017; epub before print.

Atkinson J, O’Donnell E, Wiggers J, McDonnell G, Mitchell J, Freebairn L, Indig D, Rychetnik L. Dynamic simulation modelling of policy responses to reduce alcohol-related harms: rationale and procedure for a participatory approach. Public Health Res Pract. 2017;27(1):e2711707.

Badland HM, Rachele JN, Roberts R, Giles-Corti B. Creating and applying public transport indicators to test pathways of behaviours and health through an urban transport framework. J Transp Health. 2017;4:208-215;

Chamberlain C, Perlen S, Brennan S, Rychetnik L, Thomas D, Maddox R, Alam N, Banks E, Wilson A, Eades S. Evidence for a comprehensive approach to Aboriginal tobacco control to maintain the decline in smoking: an overview of reviews among Indigenous peoples Syst Rev 2017;6:135 doi: 10.1186/s13643-017-0520-9

Conte KP, Groen S, Loblay V, Green A, Milat A, Persson L, Innes-Hughes C, Mitchell J, Thackway S, Williams M, Hawe P. Dynamics behind the scale up of evidence-based obesity prevention: protocol for a multi-site case study of an electronic implementation monitoring system in health promotion practice. Implement Sci. 2017; 12(146). doi: 10.1186/s13012-017-0686-5

Fehily C, Bartlem K, Wiggers J, Wye P, Clancy R, Castle D, Wutzke S, Rissel C, Wilson A, McCombie P, Murphy F, Bowman J. Evaluating the effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle clinician in addressing the chronic disease risk behaviours of community mental health clients: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2017; 18:276. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2017-1

Freebairn L, Rychetnik L, Atkinson J, Kelly P, McDonnell G, Roberts N, Whittall C, Redman S. Knowledge mobilisation for policy development: implementing systems approaches through participatory dynamic simulation modelling. Health Res Policy Syst. 2017;15:83 doi: 10.1186/s12961-017-0245-1

Friel S, Pescud M, Malbon E, Lee A, Carter R, Greenfield G, Cobcroft M, Potter J, Rychetnik L, Meertens B. Using systems science to understand the determinants of inequities in healthy eating. PLOS ONE  2017. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188872

Indig D, Lee K, Grunseit A, Milat A, Bauman A. Pathways for scaling up public health interventions BMC Public Health. 2017;18:68 doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4572-5

Liu H, Muhunthan J, Ananthapavan J, Hawe P, Shiell A, Jan S. Exploring the use of economic evidence to inform investment in disease prevention – a qualitative study. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2017; doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12748

Lung TW, Muhunthan J, Laba T-L, Shiell A, Milat A, Jan S. Making guidelines for economic evaluations relevant to public health in Australia. Aust NZJ Public Health. 2016; doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12601

Muhunthan J, Angell B, Wilson A, Reeve B, and Jan S. Judicial intervention in alcohol regulation: an empirical legal analysis. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2017 doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12666

Muhunthan J, Angell B, Hackett ML, Wilson W, Latimer J, Eades A-M, Jan S. Global systematic review of Indigenous community-led legal interventions to control alcohol. BMJ Open 2017;7:e013932. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013932

O’Donnell E, Atkinson JA, Freebairn L, Rychetnik L. Participatory simulation modelling to inform public health policy and practice: Rethinking the evidence hierarchies. J Public Health Policy. 2017;May;38(2):203–215. doi: 10.1057/s41271-016-0061-9.

Rowbotham, S, McKinnon, M, Leach, J, Lamberts, R, Hawe, P. (2017). Does citizen science have the capacity to transform population health science? Crit Public Health. 2017; advance online publication. doi:10.1080/09581596.2017.1395393

Rutter H, Savona N, Glonti K, Bibby J, Cummins S, Finegood DT, Greaves F, Harper L, Hawe P, Moore L, Petticrew M, Rehfuess E, Shiell A, Thomas J, White M. The need for a complex systems model of evidence for public health. Lancet. 2017; doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31267-9

Willis CD, Riley B, Stockton L, Viehbeck S, Wutzke S, Frank J. Evaluating the impact of applied prevention research centres: results from a modified Delphi approach. Research Evaluation. 2017;26(2):78–90. doi:10.1093/reseval/rvx010

Wilson A, Barnett P, Rowbotham S, Wutzke S. High risk prevention strategies. Oxford Bibliographies. Last updated 30 March 2017. doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780199756797-0159

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