The University of Wollongong Faculty of Social Sciences was formed in 2013 following an organisational restructure. It comprised an amalgamation of the former Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. Related series: Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive); Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive).


Papers from 2018

How health professionals facilitate parents' involvement in decision-making at the hospital: A parental perspective, Antje Aarthun, Knut Oymar, and Kristin Akerjordet

Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Blood Pressure: A Longitudinal Analysis, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Jonatan R. Ruiz, Carla Moreira, Sandra Abreu, Luis C. Oliveira Lopes, Jose Oliveira-Santos, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos

Personality stability and change between age 12 and 14 predicts relationships, sexual activity and same-sex sexual attraction at age 14, Mark S. Allen and Emma E. Walter

Pronunciation teaching in the pre-CLT era, Amanda Ann Baker

EEG phase states at stimulus onset in a variable-ISI Go/NoGo task: Effects on ERP components, Robert J. Barry, Jack Fogarty, Frances M. De Blasio, and Diana Karamacoska


Going viral in PNG - Exploring routes and circumstances of entry of a rabies-infected dog into Papua New Guinea, Victoria Brookes, Christopher J. Degeling, and Michael P. Ward

Group schema therapy for eating disorders: Study protocol, Fiona L. Calvert, Evelyn Smith, Robert N. Brockman, and Susan Simpson

ERP components associated with an indirect emotional stop signal task in healthy and depressed participants, David A. Camfield, T. T. Burton, Frances De Blasio, Robert J. Barry, and Rodney J. Croft

Valuing healthcare improvement: implicit norms, explicit normativity, and human agency, Stacy M. Carter

Learning symbols from permanent and transient visual presentations: Don't overplay the hand, Juan Cristóbal Castro-Alonso, Paul L. Ayres, Mona Wong, and Godfried Paas

The moderating effect of self-reported state and trait anxiety on the late positive potential to emotional faces in 6-11-year-old children, Georgia Chronaki, Samantha J. Broyd, Matthew Garner, Nicholas Benikos, Margaret J. Thompson, E Sonuga-Barke, and Julie A. Hadwin

Characteristics of mental health recovery model implementation and managers’ and clinicians’ risk aversion, Sally Crowe and Frank P. Deane

Changes in Mental Health Providers' Recovery Attitudes and Strengths Model Implementation Following Training and Supervision, Frank P. Deane, Roxanne Goff, John Pullman, Joanne Sommer, and Patricia Lim


Are carer attitudes toward medications related to self-reported medication adherence amongst people with mental illness?, Frank P. Deane, Elizabeth McAlpine, Mitchell K. Byrne, Esther Davis, and Christine Mortimer

Cities in Global Capitalism, Theresa Enright, Lisa Bjorkman, Pauline M. McGuirk, Jamie Peck, Mark Purcell, Allen J. Scott, and Ugo Rossi

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, Xiaoqi Feng, Thomas E. Astell-Burt, Hannah M. Badland, Suzanne Mavoa, and Billie Giles-Corti

Malleable homes and mutual possessions: caring and sharing in extended family households as a resource for survival, Christopher R. Gibson, Natascha Klocker, Erin Borger, and Sophie-May Kerr


Unintentional path dependence: Australian guitar manufacturing, bunya pine and legacies of forestry decisions and resource stewardship, Christopher R. Gibson and Andrew T. Warren

Perceived Burdensomeness Predicts Outcomes of Short-Term Psychological Treatment of Young People at Risk of Suicide, Alexander R. Hains, Atanas Janackovski, Frank P. Deane, and Kathryn Rankin

The pivotal position of 'liaison people': facilitating a research utilisation intervention in policy agencies, Abby Haynes, Phyllis N. Butow, Sue Brennan, Anna Williamson, Sally Redman, Stacy M. Carter, Gisselle Gallego, and Sian Rudge


Evaluation of the Preschool Situational Self-Regulation Toolkit (PRSIST) Program for Supporting children's early self-regulation development: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial, Steven J. Howard, Elena Vasseleu, Cathrine Marguerite Neilsen-Hewett, and Ken Cliff


Children's sports participation and self-regulation: Bi-directional longitudinal associations, Steven J. Howard, Stewart A. Vella, and Dylan P. Cliff

Intrinsic EEG and task-related changes in EEG affect Go/NoGo task performance, Diana Karamacoska, Robert J. Barry, Genevieve Z. Steiner, Elle Coleman, and Emily Wilson

Implementing Resistance Training in Secondary Schools: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial, Sarah G. Kennedy, Jordan J. Smith, Philip J. Morgan, Louisa R. Peralta, Toni A. Hilland, Narelle Eather, Chris Lonsdale, Anthony D. Okely, Ronald Plotnikoff, Jo Salmon, Deborah Dewar, Paul Estabrooks, Emma Pollock, Tara Finn, and David R. Lubans


Tren hidup di apartemen terus meningkat, bagaimana keluarga dengan anak kecil beradaptasi?, Sophie-May Kerr


With apartment living on the rise, how do families and their noisy children fit in?, Sophie-May Kerr

Repositioning Online Reading to a Central Location in the Language Arts, Lisa K. Kervin and Donald J. Leu


Cash transfer interventions for sexual health: meanings and experiences of adolescent males and females in inner-city Johannesburg, Nomhle Khoza, Jonathan Stadler, Catherine L. MacPhail, Admire Chikandiwa, Heena Brahmbhatt, and Sinead Delany-Moretlwe


Experimenting with agricultural diversity: Migrant knowledge as a resource for climate change adaptation, Natascha Klocker, Lesley M. Head, Olivia V. Dun, and Tess Spaven


Changes in infant visual attention when observing repeated actions, Felix Koch, Anett Sundqvist, Jane S. Herbert, Tomas Tjus, and Mikael Heimann

Collaborative pharmacist prescribing within the opioid substitution treatment program in South Australia: Patient and pharmacist views, Phuong-Phi Le, Annette J. Braunack-Mayer, and Caroline Laurence

Context matters: Community social cohesion and health behaviors in two South African areas, Sheri Lippman, Hannah Leslie, Torsten Neilands, Rhian Twine, Jessica S. Grignon, Catherine L. Mac Phail, Jessica Morris, Dumisani Rebombo, Malebo Sesane, Alison El Ayadi, Audrey Pettifor, and Kathleen Kahn

The modality effect in a mobile learning environment: Learning from spoken text and real objects, Tzu Liu, Yi-Chin Lin, Yuan Gao, and Fred Paas

Biocultural Predictors of Motor Coordination Among Prepubertal Boys and Girls, Leonardo Gomes. O Luz, Joao Valente-dos-Santos, Tatiana D. D Luz, Paulo Sousa-e-Silva, Joao P. Duarte, Aristides Machado-Rodrigues, Andre Seabra, Rute Santos, Sean P. Cumming, and Manuel J. Coelho-e-Silva


Cash transfers for HIV prevention: What do young women spend it on? Mixed methods findings from HPTN 068, Catherine L. Mac Phail, Nomhle Khoza, Amanda Selin, Aimee Julien, Rhian Twine, Ryan Wagner, Xavier Gomez-Olive, Kathleen Kahn, Jing Wang, and Audrey Pettifor

Social determinants in the sexual health of adolescent Aboriginal Australians: a systematic review, Catherine L. Mac Phail and Kathy McKay


The relationship between executive functions and emotion regulation in females attending therapeutic community treatment for substance use disorder, Ely Marceau, Peter James Kelly, and Nadia Solowij

An investigation into the relationship between the three selves (Self-as-Content, Self-as-Process and Self-as-Context) and mental health in adolescents, Orla Moran, Priscilla Almada, and Louise McHugh

Effects of physical activity and breaks on mathematics engagement in adolescents, Katherine B. Owen, Philip Parker, Thomas E. Astell-Burt, and Chris Lonsdale

Co-thought gestures in children's mental problem solving: Prevalence and effects on subsequent performance, Wim T. J. L Pouw, Tamara Van Gog, Rolf A. Zwaan, Shirley Agostinho, and Fred Paas


Role of sleep duration and sleep-related problems in the metabolic syndrome among children and adolescents, Leonardo Pulido-Arjona, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Jorge Mota, Rute Santos, Maria Correa-Rodriguez, Antonio Garcia-Hermoso, and Robinson Ramirez-Velez

Risk and protective factors for Pacific communities around accessing and aspiring towards further education and training in Australia, Jioji J. Ravulo

Sole Mothers in the Workforce: A Systematic Review and Agenda for Future Work-Family Research, Laura Robinson, Christopher A. Magee, and Peter Caputi

Comparison of radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure levels in different everyday microenvironments in an international context, Sanjay Sagar, Seid Adem, Benjamin Struchen, Sarah P. Loughran, Michael Brunjes, Lisa Arangua, Mohamed Dalvie, Rodney J. Croft, Michael Jerrett, Joel Moskowitz, Tony Kuo, and Martin Roosli

Unmet need for professional mental health care among adolescents with high psychological distress, Rachel Sheppard, Frank P. Deane, and Joseph Ciarrochi

Second-Hand Exposure of Staff Administering Vaporised Cannabinoid Products to Patients in a Hospital Setting, Nadia Solowij, Peter Galettis, Samantha J. Broyd, Peter de Krey, and Jennifer H. Martin

Reply to "is it significant? Is it relevant?", Mark Stecker, Patrizio Pasqualetti, Robert J. Barry, Z J. Daskalakis, Hartwig Siebner, and Ulf Ziemann

Youth sport as a context for supporting mental health: Adolescent male perspectives, Christian F. Swann, Joanne Telenta, Georgia Draper, Sarah Liddle, Andrea Fogarty, Diarmuid Hurley, and Stewart A. Vella


Embodied uncertainty: living with complexity and natural hazards, Victoria Sword-Daniels, Christine Eriksen, Emma E. Hudson-Doyle, Ryan Alaniz, Carolina Adler, Todd Schenk, and Suzanne Vallance

Confirmatory factor analysis of the irrational Performance Beliefs Inventory (iPBI) in a sample of amateur and semi-professional athletes, Martin Turner and Mark S. Allen


Two studies of the empirical basis of two learning resource-oriented motivational strategies for gifted educators, Anamaria Vladut, Wilma Vialle, and Albert Ziegler

A Cross-National Comparison of Attributional Patterns Toward Students With and Without Learning Disabilities, Stuart Woodcock and Han Jiang

In search of the socially critical in health education: Exploring the views of health and physical education preservice teachers in Australia, Jan Wright, Gabrielle H. O'Flynn, and Rosie Kate Welch

Montreal Cognitive Assessment as a screening instrument for cognitive impairments in schizophrenia, Zixu Yang, Nur Amirah Abdul Rashid, Yue Quek, Max Lam, Yuen See, Yogeswary Maniam, Justin Dauwels, Bhing Tan, and Jimmy Lee

Papers from 2017

Hope Matters: Developing and Validating a Measure of Future Expectations Among Young Women in a High HIV Prevalence Setting in Rural South Africa (HPTN 068), Laurie Abler, Lauren Hill, Suzanne Maman, Robert DeVellis, Rhian Twine, Kathleen Kahn, Catherine L. Mac Phail, and Audrey Pettifor


Friday essay: the cultural meanings of wild horses, Michael J. Adams

Wild tradition: Hunting and nature in regional Sweden and Australia, Michael J. Adams

Muscular fitness, Southern European Atlantic Diet and inflammation in adolescents. Azorean Physical Activity and Health Study II, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Caroline Brand, Carla Moreira, Luis C. Oliveira Lopes, Jose Oliveira-Santos, Pedro Silva, Anelise Reis Gaya, Adroaldo Gaya, Jorge Mota, Rute Santos, and Sandra Abreu

Association between Leptin, Adiponectin, and Leptin/Adiponectin Ratio with Clustered Metabolic Risk Factors in Portuguese Adolescents: The LabMed Physical Activity Study, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Edmar Lacerda Mendes, Carla Moreira, Sandra Abreu, Luis Lopes, Jose Oliveira-Santos, Albertas Skurvydas, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos

Muscular fitness and metabolic and inflammatory biomarkers in adolescents: Results from LabMed Physical Activity Study, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Carla Moreira, Sandra Abreu, Luis Lopes, Luis B. Sardinha, Jose Oliveira-Santos, Andre Oliveira, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos

Cardiorespiratory fitness and inflammatory profile on cardiometabolic risk in adolescents from the LabMed Physical Activity Study, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Jonatan R. Ruiz, Carla Moreira, Sandra Abreu, Lopes Luis, Jose Oliveira-Santos, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos

Ability of Nontraditional Risk Factors and Inflammatory Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Disease to Identify High Cardiometabolic Risk in Adolescents: Results From the LabMed Physical Activity Study, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Jonatan R. Ruiz, Carla Moreira, Sandra Abreu, Luis C. Oliveira Lopes, Jose Oliveira-Santos, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos

Serum adiponectin levels and cardiorespiratory fitness in nonoverweight and overweight Portuguese adolescents: The LabMed Physical Activity Study, César Agostinis-Sobrinho, Carla Moreira, Sandra Abreu, Luis Lopes, José Oliveira-Santos, Jostein Steene-Johannessen, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos


Stunting and severe stunting among children under-5 years in Nigeria: A multilevel analysis, Blessing Akombi, Kingsley E. Agho, John J. Hall, Dafna Merom, Thomas E. Astell-Burt, and Andre Renzaho

Effects of spell checkers on English as a second language students¿ incidental spelling learning: a cognitive load perspective, Porfirio Alino, Tzu-Chien Liu, and Fred Paas

'Endurance Work': Embodiment and the Mind-Body Nexus in the Physical Culture of High-Altitude Mountaineering, Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Lee Crust, and Christian F. Swann

Body image mediates an association between personality and mental health, Mark S. Allen and Serena Celestino

Personality and sexuality in older adults, Mark S. Allen and Annelil Desille

Health-Related Lifestyle Factors and Sexual Functioning and Behavior in Older Adults, Mark S. Allen and Annelil E. Desille

A longitudinal investigation of irrational beliefs, hedonic balance and academic achievement, Mark S. Allen, Sarah El-Cheikh, and Martin Turner

Five factor personality traits and inflammatory biomarkers in the English longitudinal study of aging, Mark S. Allen and Sylvain Laborde

Dietary inflammatory index and inflammatory biomarkers in adolescents from LabMed physical activity study, Juliana Almeida-de-Souza, Rute Santos, Renata Barros, Sandra Abreu, Carla Moreira, Luis C. Oliveira Lopes, Jorge Mota, and Pedro Moreira

Associations between fruit and vegetable variety and low-grade inflammation in Portuguese adolescents from LabMed Physical Activity Study, Juliana Almeida-de-Souza, Rute Santos, Luis Lopes, Sandra Abreu, Carla Moreira, Patricia Padrao, Jorge Mota, and Pedro Moreira

Acute single channel EEG predictors of cognitive function after stroke, Anna Aminov, Jeffrey M. Rogers, Stuart J. Johnstone, Sandy Middleton, and Peter H. Wilson


Employee perspectives: Exploring the journey from paid work to retirement due onset of a dementia, Catherine L. Andrew, Lyn Phillipson, and Lynnaire M. Sheridan

White noise enhances new-word learning in healthy adults, Anthony Angwin, Wayne Wilson, Wendy Arnott, Annabelle Signorini, Robert J. Barry, and David Copland


A Quantitative Research on Self-management of Type 2 Diabetes, Rashid M. Ansari, Mark Fort Harris, Nicholas Arnold Zwar, and Hassan Hosseinzadeh


Conceptual Model of Diabetes Self-Management for Middle-Aged Population of Rural Area of Pakistan, Rashid M. Ansari, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Mark Fort Harris, and Nicholas Arnold Zwar


Midwives' Role in Providing Nutrition Advice during Pregnancy: Meeting the Challenges? A Qualitative Study, Jamila Arrish, Heather Yeatman, and Moira J. Williamson


Self-Reported Nutrition Education Received by Australian Midwives before and after Registration, Jamila Arrish, Heather Yeatman, and Moira J. Williamson

Killing Carp (Cyprinus carpio) as a Volunteer Practice: implications for community involvement in invasive species management and policy, Jennifer M. Atchison, Leah Maree Gibbs, and Eli M. Taylor

Rethinking ethnobotany? A methodological reflection on human-plant research, Jennifer M. Atchison and Lesley M. Head

Effects of problem solving after worked example study on secondary school children's monitoring accuracy, Martine Baars, Tamara Van Gog, Anique de Bruin, and Fred Paas


Nanotoxicology and safety evaluation of nanoparticles in sunscreen products in vitro, Shahnaz Bakand, Amanda Hayes, and Finance Dechsakulthorn


Nanotechnology and nanosafety: Risk management of manufactured nanomaterials, Shahnaz Bakand and Leanne Treadwell


Assemblage thinking as methodology: commitments and practices for critical policy research, Tom Baker and Pauline M. McGuirk

Understanding children's perspectives of classroom writing practices through drawings, Aspa Baroutsis, Lisa K. Kervin, Annette Woods, and Barbara Comber

A processing schema for children in the auditory equiprobable Go/NoGo task: ERP components and behaviour, Robert J. Barry, Frances De Blasio, and Jack Fogarty

Examination of images in Australian standardised writing assessments: a case for recognising social and cultural disadvantage, Katherine Bates

Reactivity of alpha rhythms to eyes opening (the Berger effect) during menstrual cycle phases, Olga Bazanova, Ekaterina Nikolenko, and Robert J. Barry

Systematic review of SMART Recovery: Outcomes, process variables, and implications for research, Alison K. Beck, Erin Forbes, Amanda Baker, Peter James Kelly, Frank P. Deane, Anthony Shakeshaft, David Hunt, and John F. Kelly


How technology shapes assessment design: Findings from a study of university teachers, Sue Bennett, Phillip Dawson, Margaret Bearman, Elizabeth K. Molloy, and David J. Boud


In search of consistent predictors of children’s physical activity, Keren Best, Kylie Ball, Dorota M. Zarnowiecki, Rebecca M. Stanley, and James Dollman

Use of mobile and cordless phones and change in cognitive function: a prospective cohort analysis of Australian primary school children, Chhavi Bhatt, Geza P. Benke, Catherine L. L. Smith, Mary Redmayne, Christina Dimitriadis, Anna Dalecki, Skye Macleod, Malcolm Sim, Rodney J. Croft, Rory Wolfe, Jordy Kaufman, and Michael J. Abramson

Psychometric Properties of the Inventory of Personality Organization for Adolescents, Marko Biberdzic, Karin Ensink, Lina Normandin, and John F. Clarkin

Maternal health in pregnancy and associations with adverse birth outcomes: Evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand, Amy L. Bird, Cameron Grant, Dinusha K. Bandara, Jatender Mohal, Polly E. Atatoa Carr, Michelle R. Wise, Hazel Inskip, Motohide Miyahara, and Susan Morton


Don't ignore the mobility scooter. It may just be the future of transport, Thomas Birtchnell, Gordon R. Waitt, and Theresa Harada

Are the ethnically tolerant free of discrimination, prejudice and political intolerance?, Boris Bizumic, A Kenny, Ravi Iyert, Juliet Tanuwira, and Elizabeth A. Huxley


Gender and evolutionary theory in workplace health promotion, Erika Bjorklund and Jan Wright

Preliminary Exploration of Psychologists¿ Knowledge and Perceptions of Electronic Security and Implications for Use of Technology-Assisted Supervision, Russell J. Blackman, Frank P. Deane, Craig J. Gonsalvez, and Daniel F. Saffioti