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 2019

Response: Sports participation and interventions to reduce risk of mental health problems during childhood: a response to Crowell (2018), Stewart A. Vella, Lauren Gardner, Christian F. Swann, and Mark S. Allen

Trajectories and predictors of risk for mental health problems throughout childhood, Stewart A. Vella, Lauren Gardner, Christian F. Swann, and Mark S. Allen


Complaint risk among mental health practitioners compared with physical health practitioners: A retrospective cohort study of complaints to health regulators in Australia, Benjamin Veness, Holly Tibble, Brin F. S Grenyer, Jennifer Morris, Matthew Spittal, Louise Nash, David Studdert, and Marie M. Bismark


Interventions in outside-school hours childcare settings for promoting physical activity amongst schoolchildren aged 4 to 12 years, Rosa Virgara, Carol Maher, Lucy Lewis, Anna Phillips, Luke Wolfenden, Anthony D. Okely, Michael W. Beets, Mandy Richardson, and Katherine Baldock

Space of energy well-being: Social housing tenants' everyday experiences of fuel poverty, Gordon R. Waitt and Theresa Harada

Rethinking the Geographies of Walkability in Small City Centers, Gordon R. Waitt, Elaine Stratford, and Theresa Harada


Water, skin and touch: migrant bathing assemblages, Gordon R. Waitt and Louisa Welland

Transitions outside the mainstream: Stories of children and their families, Jane D. Warren and Kathryn Harden-Thew

Preparing and supporting early childhood pre-service teachers in their professional journey, Noelene L. Weatherby-Fell, Susan A. Duchesne, and Cathrine Marguerite Neilsen-Hewett


Riots in West Papua: why Indonesia needs to answer for its broken promises, Camellia B. Webb-Gannon


Pharmacists and patients sharing decisions about medicines: Development and feasibility of a conversation guide, Kristie Weir, Carissa Bonner, Kirsten McCaffery, Vasi Naganathan, Stacy M. Carter, Debbie Rigby, Lyndal Trevena, Andrew J. McLachlan, and Jesse Jansen


Comparing neuropsychological performance in adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and healthy controls: An online study, Olivia Winkworth and Susan J. Thomas


Nature Conservation and Nature-Based Tourism: A Paradox?, Isabelle D. Wolf, David B. Croft, and Ronda J. Green


Supporting Self-Regulated Learning in Online Learning Environments and MOOCs: A Systematic Review, Jacqueline Wong, Martine Baars, Dan Davis, Tim van der Zee, Geert-Jan Houben, and Fred Paas

Exploring sequences of learner activities in relation to self-regulated learning in a massive open online course, Jacqueline Wong, Mohammad Khalil, Martine Baars, Bjorn de Koning, and Fred Paas


Cognitive and Motor Outcomes of Children with Prenatal Opioid Exposure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Su Yeoh, John Eastwood, Ian M. R Wright, Rachael Morton, Edward Melhuish, Meredith Ward, and Ju Lee Oei

East Asian low marriage and birth rates: The role of life history strategy, culture, and social status affordance, Jose Yong, Norman Li, Peter Jonason, and Y Tan


Single Portion Packaging and the Use of User Test Protocols to Determine Patient Accessibility, Alaster Yoxall, Alison F. Bell, K Gee, and Caroline Lecko


Time Effects on Resting EEG in Children With/Without AD/HD, Dawei Zhang, Stuart J. Johnstone, Hui Li, Robert J. Barry, Adam R. Clarke, Qihua Zhao, Yan Song, Lu Liu, Qiujin Qian, Yufeng Wang, and Li Sun

Network structure of anticipatory pleasure and risk features: Evidence from a large college sample, Rui Zhang, Yi Wang, Zhuo Yang, Ying Li, Yong Wang, Eric Cheung, David Shum, Tian Yang, Emma Barkus, and Raymond Chan

Correlates of nocturnal sleep duration, nocturnal sleep variability, and nocturnal sleep problems in toddlers: results from the GET UP! Study, Zhiguang Zhang, Eduarda Manuela De Sousa Rodrigues de Sa, Joao Rafael Rodrigues Pereira, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Anthony D. Okely, Xiaoqi Feng, and Rute Santos


The cross-sectional and prospective associations between sleep characteristics and adiposity in toddlers: Results from the GET UP! Study, Zhiguang Zhang, Joao Rafael Rodrigues Pereira, Eduarda Manuela De Sousa Rodrigues de Sa, Anthony D. Okely, Xiaoqi Feng, and Rute Santos

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


Opercula, Michael J. Adams

Wild Children, Michael J. Adams


The problem: knowing, using and conserving the wild, Michael J. Adams, Meera Anna Oommen, and Aarthi Sridher


What are 'decodable readers' and do they work?, Misty Adoniou, Brian L. Cambourne, and Robyn Ewing


Identifying the characteristics of support Australian university teachers use in their design work: Implications for the learning design field, Shirley Agostinho, Lori Lockyer, and Sue Bennett

Longitudinal association between ideal cardiovascular health status and muscular fitness in adolescents: The LabMed Physical Activity Study, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Antonio García-Hermoso, Robinson Ramirez-Velez, Carla Moreira, Luis Carlos Oliveira Lopes, Jose Oliveira-Santos, Susana Povoas, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos


Low-grade inflammation and muscular fitness on insulin resistance in adolescents: Results from LabMed Physical Activity Study, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Robinson Ramirez-Velez, Antonio Garcia-Hermoso, Carla Moreira, Luis Carlos Oliveira Lopes, Jose Oliveira-Santos, Sandra Abreu, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos

The combined association of adherence to Mediterranean diet, muscular and cardiorespiratory fitness on low-grade inflammation in adolescents: a pooled analysis, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Robinson Ramirez-Velez, Antonio García-Hermoso, Rafaela Rosario, Carla Moreira, Luis Carlos Oliveira Lopes, Arvydas Martinkenas, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos


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

Changes in muscular fitness and its association with blood pressure in adolescents, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Jonatan R. Ruiz, Carla Moreira, Luis Carlos Oliveira Lopes, Robinson Ramirez-Velez, Antonio García-Hermoso, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos


Optimal adherence to a mediterranean diet may not overcome the deleterious effects of low physical fitness on cardiovascular disease risk in adolescents: A cross-sectional pooled analysis, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Rute Santos, Rafaela Rosario, Carla Moreira, Luis Carlos Oliveira Lopes, Jorge Mota, Arvydas Martinkenas, Antonio García-Hermoso, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, and Robinson Ramirez-Velez

Health-promoting leadership: An integrative review and future research agenda, Kristin Akerjordet, Trude Furunes, and Annie I. Haver


Why do I think my team is capable? A study of some antecedents of team members' personal collective efficacy beliefs, Seyyed B. Alavi and John McCormick


Application of a 10 week coaching program designed to facilitate volitional personality change: Overall effects on personality and the impact of targeting, Jonathan Allan, Peter R. Leeson, Filip De Fruyt, and Lesley S. Martin

Change in adolescent mental health between age 12 and 14 predicts sexual activity and sexual orientation at age 14, Mark S. Allen

Sexual Activity and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults, Mark S. Allen

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

A 10-year prospective study of personality and reproductive success: Testing the mediating role of healthy living, Mark S. Allen and Davina Robson

Personality and the subjective experience of body mass in Australian adults, Mark S. Allen, Stewart A. Vella, Christian F. Swann, and Sylvain Laborde

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

Health-Related Lifestyle Factors and Sexual Dysfunction: A Meta-Analysis of Population-Based Research, Mark S. Allen and Emma E. Walter

Linking Big Five Personality Traits to Sexuality and Sexual Health: A Meta-Analytic Review, Mark S. Allen and Emma E. Walter

A school-based physical activity and motor development program for low-fit adolescent females: The Sport4Fun pilot randomized controlled trial, Jodie Andruschko, Anthony D. Okely, and Philip J. Pearson

The impact of auditory white noise on semantic priming, Anthony Angwin, Wayne Wilson, David Copland, Robert J. Barry, Grace Myatt, and Wendy Arnott


Postural stability predicts the likelihood of cybersickness in active HMD-based virtual reality, Benjamin Arcioni, Stephen Palmisano, Deborah M. Apthorp, and Juno Kim

Runners, jumpers and throwers: embodied gender hierarchies in track and field, Kelly Ashbolt, Gabrielle H. O'Flynn, and Jan Wright

Is the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease really higher in rural areas? A multilevel longitudinal study of 261,669 Australians aged 45 years and older tracked over 11 years, Thomas E. Astell-Burt and Xiaoqi Feng

Communicating the benefits of population health interventions: The health effects can be on par with those of medication, Thomas E. Astell-Burt, Samantha J. Rowbotham, and Penny Hawe

Geographical inequality in tobacco control in China: Multilevel evidence from 98 058 participants, Thomas E. Astell-Burt, Mei Zhang, Xiaoqi Feng, Limin Wang, Yichong Li, Andrew Page, Maigeng Zhou, and Linhong Wang

Thriving in the anthropocene: Understanding human-weed relations and invasive plant management using theories of practice, Jennifer M. Atchison

Self-explaining steps in problem-solving tasks to improve self-regulation in secondary education, Martine Baars, Claudia Leopold, and Fred Paas

Accuracy of primary school children's immediate and delayed judgments of learning about problem-solving tasks, Martine Baars, Tamara Van Gog, Anique de Bruin, and Fred Paas

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

Telephone-delivered psychosocial interventions targeting key health priorities in adults with a psychotic disorder: systematic review, Amanda Baker, Alyna Turner, Alison Beck, Katherine Berry, Gillian Haddock, Peter James Kelly, and Sandra Bucci


"He came back a changed man": The popularity and influence of policy tourism, Tom Baker and Pauline M. McGuirk


Like and share: Associations between social media engagement and dietary choices in children, Heather Baldwin, Becky Freeman, and Bridget Kelly

EEG frequency PCA in EEG-ERP dynamics, Robert J. Barry and Frances M. De Blasio

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


Prolonged Cannabidiol Treatment Effects on Hippocampal Subfield Volumes in Current Cannabis Users, Camilla Beale, Samantha J. Broyd, Yann Chye, Mark M. Schira, Peter Galettis, Jennifer H. Martin, Murat Yucel, and Nadia Solowij


Conceptualising technology practice in education using Bourdieu's sociology, Karley A. Beckman, Tiffani L. Apps, Sue Bennett, and Lori Lockyer


Usability of Food and Beverage Packs in Hospital - Experiences from the Renal Ward, Alison F. Bell, Karen L. Walton, and Kelly Lambert

Using online modules to build capacity for teacher resilience, Susan Beltman, Caroline Mansfield, Marold Wosnitza, Noelene L. Weatherby-Fell, and Tania Broadley


Towards sustainable technology-enhanced innovation in higher education: Advancing learning design by understanding and supporting teacher design practice, Sue Bennett, Lori Lockyer, and Shirley Agostinho

Understanding self-regulated learning in open-ended online assignment tasks, Sue Bennett, Lori Lockyer, Gregor Kennedy, and Barney Dalgarno

Empirical typology of adolescent personality organization, Marko Biberdzic, Karin Ensink, Lina Normandin, and John F. Clarkin

The association of insomnia with future mental illness: Is it just residual symptoms?, Daniel Biddle, Peter James Kelly, Daniel F. Hermens, and Nick Glozier


Reflective practice as a research method for co-creating curriculum with international partner organisations, Rebecca H. Bilous, Laura Ann Hammersley, and Kate Lloyd

'All of us together in a blurred space': principles for co-creating curriculum with international partners, Rebecca H. Bilous, Laura Ann Hammersley, Kate Lloyd, Felicity Rawlings-Sanaei, Gregory J. Downey, Maria Amigo, Samantha Gilchrist, and Michaela Baker


Arts and Culture. Input paper for the Horizon Scanning Project "The Effective and Ethical Development of Artificial Intelligence: An Opportunity to Improve Our Wellbeing", Thomas Birtchnell


Listening without ears: Artificial intelligence in audio mastering, Thomas Birtchnell


Automating the black art: Creative places for artificial intelligence in audio mastering, Thomas Birtchnell and Anthony Elliott

Sleeper cells for urban green infrastructure: Harnessing latent competence in greening Dhaka's slums, Thomas Birtchnell, Nicholas J. Gill, and Razia Sultana

On the verge of change: Maverick innovation with mobility scooters, Thomas Birtchnell, Theresa Harada, and Gordon R. Waitt

Autonomous automobilities: The social impacts of driverless vehicles, David Bissell, Thomas Birtchnell, Anthony Elliott, and Eric L. Hsu

Sleep schedules and school performance in Indigenous Australian children, Sarah Blunden, Christopher A. Magee, Kelly Attard, Larissa Clarkson, Peter Caputi, and Timothy C. Skinner


Does precautionary information about electromagnetic fields trigger nocebo responses? An experimental risk communication study, Christoph A. Boehmert, Adam Verrender, Mario Pauli, and Peter M. Wiedemann


Clinical issues in cannabis use, Yvonne Bonomo, Jose Souza, Aidan Jackson, Jose Crippa, and Nadia Solowij


Converting between estimates of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity derived from raw accelerations measured at the wrist and from ActiGraph counts measured at the hip: the Rosetta Stone, Keith Brazendale, Michael W. Beets, Alex V. Rowlands, Jessica Chandler, Stuart J. Fairclough, Lynne M. Boddy, Timothy S. Olds, Gaynor C. Parfitt, Rob J. Noonan, Samantha J. Downs, and Dylan P. Cliff


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

Industry use of 'better-for-you' features on labels of sugar-containing beverages, Aimee L. Brownbill, Caroline Miller, and Annette J. Braunack-Mayer


The effects of digital marketing of unhealthy commodities on young people: A systematic review, Li Min Buchanan, Bridget Kelly, Heather Yeatman, and Kishan A. Kariippanon

Digital Promotion of Energy Drinks to Young Adults Is More Strongly Linked to Consumption Than Other Media, Li Min Buchanan, Heather Yeatman, Bridget Kelly, and Kishan A. Kariippanon


A thematic content analysis of how marketers promote energy drinks on digital platforms to young Australians, Limin Buchanan, Heather Yeatman, Bridget Kelly, and Kishan A. Kariippanon


Low Levels of after School-Hours Social Interaction and Physical Activity of 5-7 Year Olds, Anita C. Bundy, Lina Engelen, Geraldine A. Naughton, and Shirley Wyver

Is it agency? An integrative interpretation of female adolescents' sexual behaviour in three remote Australian Aboriginal communities, Victoria Burbank, Kate Senior, and Susan McMullen


Establishing a framework for learning to teach English pronunciation in an Australian TESOL program, Michael S. Burri, Amanda Ann Baker, and Honglin Chen

Supervisor Perceptions of Relational Competence: Core Components and Developmental Considerations, Fiona L. Calvert, Frank P. Deane, Trevor P. Crowe, and Brin F. S Grenyer

Supervisee perceptions of the use of metacommunication in the supervisory relationship, Fiona L. Calvert, Frank P. Deane, and Brin F. S Grenyer

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


Effect of cannabis use in people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed opioids: findings from a 4-year prospective cohort study, Gabrielle Campbell, Wayne Hall, Amy Peacock, Nicholas Lintzeris, Raimondo Bruno, Briony K. Larance, Suzanne Nielsen, Milton Cohen, Gary Chan, Richard P. Mattick, Fiona Blyth, Marian D. Shanahan, Timothy Dobbins, Michael P. Farrell, and Louisa Degenhardt

Work, value and space: Three key questions of making for the Anthropocene, Chontel A. Carr, Christopher R. Gibson, Elyse R. Stanes, and Andrew T. Warren

A survey of professional tasks and training needs of teaching assistants in New South Wales mainstream public schools, Mark Carter, Jennifer Stephenson, and Amanda A. Webster

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


Lessons from the Aboriginal Riverkeeper Team Project, Georges River, Sydney, Vanessa I. Cavanagh


Assessing children's cognitive flexibility with the Shape Trail Test, Amy YC Chan and Sarah Morgan