The University of Wollongong Faculty of Social Sciences was formed in 2013 following an organisational restructure. It was dissolved on 1 July 2020 and incorporated in the new Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. In 2013 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

Hope, the Household Environment, and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Young Women in Rural South Africa (HPTN 068), Lauren Hill, Laurie Abler, Suzanne Maman, Rhian Twine, Kathleen Kahn, Catherine L. Mac Phail, and Audrey Pettifor

Understanding men's networks and perceptions of leadership to promote HIV testing and treatment in Agincourt, South Africa, Lauren Hill, Ann Gottert, Catherine L. Mac Phail, Dumisani Rebombo, Rhian Twine, Kathleen Kahn, Audrey Pettifor, Sheri Lippman, and Suzanne Maman


Life after bushfire: Post-traumatic stress, coping and post-traumatic growth, Jackie Hooper, Lynne E. Magor-Blatch, and Navjot Bhullar


Health Literacy and health-promoting behaviours among Australian-Singaporean Communities living in Sydney metropolitan area, Tze Gek Ho, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Rahman Rahman, and Mohamud Sheikh

App clusters: Exploring patterns of multiple app use in primary learning contexts, Sarah Katherine Howard, Jie Yang, Jun Ma, Karl A. Maton, and Ellie Rennie

Measuring interactional quality in pre-school settings: introduction and validation of the Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Wellbeing (SSTEW) scale, Steven J. Howard, Iram Siraj, Edward Melhuish, Denise Kingston, Cathrine Marguerite Neilsen-Hewett, Marc de Rosnay, Elisabeth Duursma, and Betty Luu


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


Early self-regulation, early self-regulatory change, and their longitudinal relations to adolescents' academic, health, and mental well-being outcomes, Steven J. Howard and Kate E. Williams


The Development, Pilot, and Process Evaluation of a Parent Mental Health Literacy Intervention Through Community Sports Clubs, Diarmuid Hurley, Mark S. Allen, Christian F. Swann, Anthony D. Okely, and Stewart A. Vella


Loneliness in Treatment-Seeking Substance-Dependent Populations: Validation of the Social and Emotional Loneliness Scale for Adults-Short Version, Isabella Ingram, Peter James Kelly, Frank P. Deane, Amanda Baker, and Dayle Raftery


Parental perceptions of barriers to mental health services for young people, Wendy Iskra, Frank P. Deane, Tim Wahlin, and Esther Davis

The informal Australian city, Kurt Iveson, Craig Lyons, Stephanie Clark, and Sara Weir

Efficacy of Maternal Choline Supplementation During Pregnancy in Mitigating Adverse Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure on Growth and Cognitive Function: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial, Sandra Jacobson, R Carter, Christopher Molteno, Mark E. Stanton, Jane S. Herbert, Nadine Lindinger, Catherine Lewis, Neil Dodge, H Hoyme, Steven Zeisel, Ernesta Meintjes, Christopher Duggan, and Joseph Jacobson


Unhealthy food and non-alcoholic beverage advertising on children's, youth and family free-to-air and digital television programmes in Thailand, Nongnuch Jaichuen, Stefanie Vandevijvere, Bridget Kelly, Vuthiphan Vongmongkol, Sirinya Phulkerd, and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

Unhealthy behavior clustering and mental health status in United States college students, Nancy Jao, Laura Robinson, Peter James Kelly, Christina Czart Ciecierski, and Brian Hitsman


Effect of Neurocognitive Training for Children With ADHD at Improving Academic Engagement in Two Learning Settings, Han Jiang, Stuart J. Johnstone, Li Sun, and Dawei Zhang

Love, Sex, and Personality Pathology: A Life History View of Personality Pathologies and Sociosexuality, Peter Jonason, Virgil Zeigler-Hill, and Talia Hashmani

A year of talk in the multi-grade classroom, Pauline T. Jones and Marianne Powles


A qualitative exploration of Thai alcohol policy in regulating availability and access, Ratchakorn Kaewpramkusol, Kate Senior, Richard D. Chenhall, Sutham Nanthamongkolchai, and Surasak Chaiyasong


Climate change: Nauru's life on the frontlines, Anja M. Kanngieser


Electrophysiological underpinnings of response variability in the Go/NoGo task, Diana Karamacoska, Robert J. Barry, and Genevieve Z. Steiner

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


Re-thinking knowledge landscapes in the context of grounded aboriginal theory and online health communication, Kishan A. Kariippanon and Kate Senior

Trajectories of Psychological Distress in Australians Living in Urban Poverty: The Impact of Interpersonal Trauma, Carol Keane, Christopher A. Magee, and Peter James Kelly


Public Health Nutrition special issue on ultra-processed foods, Bridget Kelly and Enrique Jacoby

The Client Satisfaction Questionnaire-8: Psychometric properties in a cross-sectional survey of people attending residential substance abuse treatment, Peter James Kelly, Felicity Kyngdon, Isabella Ingram, Frank P. Deane, Amanda Baker, and Briony Osborne

Quality of life of individuals seeking treatment at specialist non-government alcohol and other drug treatment services: A latent class analysis, Peter James Kelly, Laura Robinson, Amanda Baker, Frank P. Deane, Briony Osborne, Suzanne Hudson, and Leanne Hides

Predicting Intention to Use Nicotine Replacement Therapy in People Attending Residential Treatment for Substance Dependence, Peter James Kelly, Camilla Townsend, Briony A. Osborne, Amanda Baker, Frank P. Deane, Carol Keane, Isabella Ingram, and Joanne Lunn

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


Parenting and neighbouring in the consolidating city: The emotional geographies of sound in apartments, Sophie-May Kerr, Christopher R. Gibson, and Natascha Klocker


Diverse Driving Emotions: Exploring Chinese Migrants' Mobilities in a Car-Dependent City, Sophie-May Kerr, Natascha Klocker, and Gordon R. Waitt

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

Digital Play and Learning in the Home: Families' Perspective, Lisa K. Kervin, Irina Verenikina, and Maria Clara Rivera

Gamification in MOOCs: A review of the state of the art, Mohammad Khalil, Jacqueline Wong, Bjorn de Koning, Martin Ebner, and Fred Paas


Men's perspectives on the impact of female-directed cash transfers on gender relations: Findings from the HPTN 068 qualitative study, Makhosazane Nomhle Khoza, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Fiona Scorgie, Jennifer Hove, Amanda Selin, John Imrie, Rhian Twine, Kathleen Kahn, Audrey Pettifor, and Catherine L. Mac Phail


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


Cash Transfers, Young Women’s Economic Well-Being, and HIV Risk: Evidence from HPTN 068, Kelly N. Kilburn, James Hughes, Catherine L. Mac Phail, Ryan Wagner, F Gomez-Olive, Kathleen Kahn, and Audrey Pettifor


Conditional cash transfers and the reduction in partner violence for young women: an investigation of causal pathways using evidence from a randomized experiment in South Africa (HPTN 068), Kelly N. Kilburn, Audrey Pettifor, Jessie Edwards, Amanda Selin, Rhian Twine, Catherine L. Mac Phail, Ryan Wagner, James Hughes, Jing Wang, and Kathleen Kahn


Transactional sex and incident HIV infection in a cohort of young women from rural South Africa, Kelly N. Kilburn, Meghna Ranganathan, Marie Stoner, James Hughes, Catherine L. Mac Phail, Yaw Agyei, Francesc Xavier Gomez-Olive, Kathleen Kahn, and Audrey Pettifor

Effects of head-display lag on presence in the Oculus Rift, Juno Kim, Matthew Moroz, Benjamin Arcioni, and Stephen Palmisano

The moral self and moral identity: Developmental questions and conceptual challenges, Jess Kingsford, David Hawes, and Marc de Rosnay


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


From troublesome materials to fluid technologies: Making and playing with plastic-bag footballs, Natascha Klocker, Paul Mbenna, and Christopher R. Gibson


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

Convergent and construct validity and test-retest reliability of the Caen Chronotype Questionnaire in six languages, Sylvain Laborde, Fabrice Dosseville, Asma Aloui, Helmi Ben, Maurizio Bertollo, Laura Bortoli, Barbara Braun, Karim Chamari, Hamdi Chtourou, Yvonne De Kort, Abdulaziz Farooq, Marijke Gordijn, Pablo Greco, Felix Guillen, Monoem Haddad, Thomas Hosang, Karim Khalladi, Romain Lericollais, Mariana Lopes, Claudio Robazza, Karin Smolders, Alexander Wurm, and Mark S. Allen


An item-level analysis of lexical-semantic effects in free recall and recognition memory using the megastudy approach, Bao Xia Mabel Lau, Winston Goh, and Melvin Yap

Community collective efficacy is associated with reduced physical intimate partner violence (IPV) incidence in the rural province of Mpumalanga, South Africa: findings from HPTN 068, Anna Leddy, Sheri Lippman, Torsten Neilands, Rhian Twine, Jennifer Ahern, F Gomez-Olive, S B. DeLong, Catherine L. Mac Phail, Kathleen Kahn, and Audrey Pettifor


Planning the post-political city: exploring public participation in the contemporary Australian city, Crystal Legacy, Nicole T. Cook, Dallas Rogers, and Kristian J. Ruming

Beyond the post-political: is public participation in Australian cities at a turning point?, Crystal Legacy, Dallas Rogers, Nicole T. Cook, and Kristian J. Ruming

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

"Stitching" voices into the patchwork quilt of qualitative research, Gai M. Lindsay

The art of the matter: Challenging educator beliefs and misbeliefs, Gai M. Lindsay


Village community mobilization is associated with reduced HIV incidence in young South African women participating in the HPTN 068 study cohort, Sheri Lippman, Anna Leddy, Torsten Neilands, Jennifer Ahern, Catherine L. Mac Phail, Ryan Wagner, Dean Peacock, Rhian Twine, Dana Goin, F Gomez-Olive, Amanda Selin, Stephen Tollman, Kathleen Kahn, and Audrey Pettifor

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


Relationship of dietary nitrate intake from vegetables with cardiovascular disease mortality: a prospective study in a cohort of older Australians, Alex Liu, Catherine Bondonno, Joanna Russell, Victoria M. Flood, Joshua Lewis, Kevin D. Croft, Richard Woodman, Wai Lim, Annette Kifley, Germaine Wong, Paul Mitchell, Jonathan Hodgson, and Lauren Blekkenhorst

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

Shifting the Rape Script: "Coming Out" Online as a Rape Victim, Rachel E. Loney-Howes


Recent trends in population levels and correlates of occupational and leisure sitting time in full-time employed Australian adults, Anne Loyen, Tien Chey, Lina Engelen, Adrian E. Bauman, Jeroen Lakerveld, Hidde P. van der Ploeg, Johannes Brug, and Josephine Chau

Identity Formation in Children and Young People in Open Adoptions from Out-of-home Care in New South Wales, Australia, Betty Luu, Marc de Rosnay, Amy Conley Wright, and Susan Tregeagle

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


Do natural experiments of changes in neighborhood built environment impact physical activity and diet? A systematic review, Freya MacMillan, Emma S. George, Xiaoqi Feng, Dafna Merom, Andrew Bennie, Amelia Cook, Taren Sanders, Genevieve Dwyer, Bonnie Pang, Justin Guagliano, Gregory S. Kolt, and Thomas E. Astell-Burt


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

Sleep Timing During Adolescence: A Latent Transition Analysis Approach, Christopher A. Magee and Sarah Blunden

The physical work environment and sleep: a latent class analysis, Christopher A. Magee, Vinodkumar Gopaldasani, Shahnaz Bakand, and Robyn Coman

The Work Family Interface and Sleep Quality, Christopher A. Magee, Laura Robinson, and Alisha McGregor

Examining what it means to make 'text-to' connections with Year 5 and 6 students, Jessica Mantei and Monique Fahy

Examining literacy demands for children during teacher-led episodes of reading aloud across the transition from Preschool to Kindergarten, Jessica Mantei and Lisa K. Kervin

Teaching phonics: good teacher practice v the phonics screener, Jessica Mantei and Lisa K. Kervin

Teaching letter sound relationships in context is systematic, Jessica Mantei, Lisa K. Kervin, and Pauline T. Jones


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

Biomarker correlates of psychotherapy outcomes in borderline personality disorder: A systematic review, Ely M. Marceau, Denise Meuldijk, Michelle L. Townsend, Nadia Solowij, and Brin F. S Grenyer

Neutral subjectivity: Facts and evidence in school Modern History writing, Erika S. Matruglio

Transformation of text in the English classroom: does 'context' really matter?, Erika S. Matruglio and Emma Rutherford Vale

Immediate and delayed effects of integrating physical activity into preschool children's learning of numeracy skills, Myrto-Foteini Mavilidi, Anthony D. Okely, Paul A. Chandler, Sidsel Louise Domazet, and Fred Paas


A narrative review of school-based physical activity for enhancing cognition and learning: The importance of relevancy and integration, Myrto-Foteini Mavilidi, Margina Ruiter, Mirko Schmidt, Anthony D. Okely, Sofie M. M Loyens, Paul A. Chandler, and Fred Paas

A Preliminary Investigation of Health and Work-Environment Factors on Presenteeism in the Workplace, Alisha McGregor, Fred D. Ashbury, Peter Caputi, and Donald C. Iverson

Managing invasive plants in a rural-amenity landscape: the role of social capital and Landcare, Shaun McKiernan


Big city gaybourhoods: where they come from and why they still matter, Scott J. McKinnon

Maintaining the school closet: the changing regulation of homosexuality and the contested space of the school in New South Wales, 1978-84, Scott J. McKinnon


RuPaul's Drag Race is still figuring out how to handle gender and race, Scott J. McKinnon

Negotiating difference across time: The temporal meanings of the Sydney mardi gras in lesbian and gay life narratives, Scott J. McKinnon, Robert Reynolds, and Shirleene Robinson

Physical activity and modified organized sport among preschool children: Associations with cognitive and psychosocial health, Jade McNeill, Steven J. Howard, Stewart A. Vella, Rute Santos, and Dylan P. Cliff

Predictive Relationship Between Parental Beliefs and Accommodation of Pediatric Anxiety, Johanna Meyer, Joshua Clapp, Stephen Whiteside, Julie Dammann, Kathryn Kriegshauser, Lisa R. Hale, David Jacobi, Bradley C. Riemann, and Brett J. Deacon

Effectiveness of joint specialist case conferences for building general practice capacity to enhance diabetes care: A pilot study in Western Sydney, Australia, Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz, Sian Bramwell, Rajini Jayaballa, Ramy Bishay, Ian Corless, Sumathy Ravi, Linda Soars, Xiaoqi Feng, Thomas E. Astell-Burt, Manimegalai Manoharan, Mark McLean, and Glen Maberly

Interaction Quality and Children's Social-Emotional Competence in Norwegian ECEC, Ingrid Midteide Lokken, Martine L. Broekhuizen, Jacqueline Barnes, Thomas Moser, and Elisabeth Bjornestad

A 1-year follow-up study of capacity to love and work: What components of borderline personality disorder most impair interpersonal and vocational functioning?, Caitlin Miller, Kate L. Lewis, Elizabeth A. Huxley, Michelle L. Townsend, and Brin F. S Grenyer


The long and winding road: Experiences of students entering university through transition programs, Theresa Millman and Jacinta M. McNamara


An exploration of values among consumers seeking treatment for borderline personality disorder, Simone Mohi, Frank P. Deane, Anne Bailey, Dianne M. Mooney-Reh, and Danielle L. Ciaglia

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

Australia is responding to the complex challenge of overdiagnosis, Ray Moynihan, Alexandra Barratt, Rachelle Buchbinder, Stacy M. Carter, Thomas Dakin, Jan Donovan, Adam Elshaug, Paul Glasziou, Christopher T. Maher, Kirsten McCaffery, and Ian Scott


People with epilepsy aren't protected in Africa: What needs to be done, Jacob Mugumbate


Constructions of alcohol consumption by non-problematised middle-aged drinkers: a qualitative systematic review, Emma Muhlack, Drew Carter, Annette J. Braunack-Mayer, Nicholas Morfidis, and Jaklin Eliott

Community pharmacists' experiences and people at risk of suicide in Canada and Australia: a thematic analysis, Andrea Murphy, Randa Ataya, Dani Himmelman, Claire OReilly, Alan Rosen, Luis Salvador-Carulla, Ruth Martin-Misener, Fred Burge, Stanley Kutcher, and David Gardner


The impact of early-years provision in Children's Centres (EPICC) on child cognitive and socio-emotional development: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Lynne Murray, Susie Jennings, Alicia Mortimer, Amber Prout, Edward Melhuish, Claire Hughes, John Duncan, Joni Holmes, Corinne Dishington, and Peter Cooper

Supporting less proficient writers through linguistically aware teaching, Debra Myhill, Susan M. Jones, and Helen Lines

Self-management and patient activation in COPD patients: An evidence summary of randomized controlled trials, Uday Narayan Yadav, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, and Kedar Prasad Baral