The Centre for Health and Social Research (CHaSR) is a dynamic and contemporary research centre specialising in social marketing. The Centre’s mission is to work with Australian communities to improve their health and wellbeing through research that has a direct and sustainable impact.

CHaSR provides social marketing advice and consultancy services to a range of organisations. These include: assistance with problem identification; formative research including systematic literature reviews; focus groups and interviews; surveys and content analysis. CHaSR also has extensive expertise in the development and implementation of social marketing interventions, including message development and testing; intervention delivery; and the implementation of evaluations. We also undertake health services development and evaluation projects, working in collaboration with funders and providers, focusing particularly on alcohol and other drugs, as well as inclusion of disadvantaged groups.

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Submissions from 2015

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Systematic review of guidelines for the management of asymptomatic and symptomatic carotid stenosis, Anne Abbott, Kosmas Paraskevas, Stavros Kakkos, Jonathan Golledge, Hans-Henning Eckstein, Larry Diaz-Sandoval, Longxing Cao, Tissa Wijeratne, Thomas Leung, Miguel Montero-Baker, Byung-Chul Lee, Martine Dennekamp, and Peter Ringleb

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Curriculum, Collateral and Collaboration: Addressing Alcohol and Social Norms in an Australian High School Setting, Kelly Andrews, Stephen Hudson, Hayley Dean, Danika Hall, Ashleigh Kunze, and Sandra C. Jones

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Delivering opioid maintenance treatment in rural and remote settings, Lynda Berends, Andrew Larner, and Dan I. Lubman

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The brave new world of older patients: Preparing general practice training for an ageing population, Andrew Bonney, Lyn Phillipson, Sandra Carol Jones, Julie Hall, and Rashmi Sharma

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Breaking it down: Unpacking children's lunchboxes, Francisco Crespo-Casado and Sharyn Rundle-Thiele

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Qualitative research with families living with autism spectrum disorders : Recommendations for conducting semi-structured interviews, Elizabeth Cridland, Sandra Jones, Peter Caputi, and Christopher Magee

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The perceptions and experiences of adolescent boys with autism spectrum disorder: A personal construct psychology perspective, Elizabeth K. Cridland, Peter Caputi, Sandra Carol Jones, and Christopher A. Magee

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Prevalence of psychiatric co-morbidity in treatment-seeking problem gamblers: A systematic review and meta-anaylsis, Nicki Dowling, Sean Cowlishaw, Alun Jackson, Stephanie Merkouris, Kate Francis, and Darren Christensen

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The prevalence of comorbid personality disorders in treatment-seeking problem gamblers: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Nicki Dowling, Sean Cowlishaw, Alun Jackson, Stephanie Merkouris, Kate Francis, and Darren Christensen

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Gambling motives: Application of the Reasons for Gambling Questionnaire in an Australian population survey, Kate Francis, Nikki Dowling, Alun Jackson, Darren Christensen, and Heather Wardle

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Authentic representations or stereotyped 'outliers': Using the CARS2 to assess film portrayals of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Andrea Garner, Sandra Carol Jones, and Valerie Harwood

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Effectiveness of alcohol media literacy programmes : A systematic literature review, Chloe Hindmarsh, Sandra Jones, and Lisa Kervin

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Interventions to increase adherence to medications for tobacco dependence, Gareth J. Holland, Mairtin S. McDermott, Nicola Lindson-Hawley, Florian Vogt, Amanda Farley, and Paul Aveyard

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The influence of price-related point-of-sale promotions on bottle shop purchases of young adults, Sandra Jones, Lance Barrie, Parri Gregory, Steve Allsop, and Tanya Chikritzhs

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Does context matter? Australian consumers' attitudes to the use of messages and appeals in commercial and social marketing advertising, Sandra C. Jones and Katherine Eagleton

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Preparation without panic: A comprehensive social marketing approach to planning for a potential pandemic, Sandra C. Jones, Don Iverson, Max Sutherland, Chris Puplick, Julian Gold, Louise Waters, and Lynda Berends

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Supply of alcohol to underage drinkers: Misperceptions of community norms, Sandra Jones and Kate Francis

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'I think other parents might. ...' : Using a projective technique to explore parental supply of alcohol, Sandra Jones, Christopher Magee, and Kelly Andrews

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Liver disease knowledge and acceptability of non-invasive liver fibrosis assessment among people who inject drugs in the drug and alcohol setting : The LiveRLife Study, A. D. Marshall, M. Micallef, A. Erratt, Joanne Telenta, C. Treloar, H. Everingham, Sandra Jones, N. Bath, D. How-Chow, J. Byrne, P. Harvey, A. Dunlop, M. Jauncey, P. Read, T. Collie, G. Dore, and J. Grebely

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The Theory of Planned Behaviour and dietary patterns: A systematic review and meta-analysis, M. S. McDermott, M. Oliver, T. Simnadis, E. J. Beck, T. Coltman, D. Iverson, P. Caputi, and R. Sharma

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Sales promotion strategies and youth drinking in Australia, Simone Pettigrew, Nicole Biagioni, Sandra C. Jones, Mike Daube, Gary Kirby, Julia Stafford, and Tanya Chikritzhs

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Dementia attitudes and help-seeking intentions: An investigation of responses to two scenarios of an experience of the early signs of dementia, Lyn Phillipson, Christopher A. Magee, Sandra Carol Jones, Samantha Reis, and Ellen Skaldzien

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Is removing blood donation barriers a donation facilitator? Australian African migrants view, Michael Polonsky, Kate Francis, and Andre Renzaho

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Health expenditure on alcohol and other drug treatment in Australia (2012/2013), Alison Ritter, Jenny Chalmers, and Lynda Berends

Submissions from 2014

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Managers' perspectives on what matters in health and human services management, Lynda Berends and Karen Crinall

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On the nature of harms reported by those identifying a problematic drinker in the family, an exploratory study, Lynda Berends, Jason Ferris, and Anne-Marie Laslett

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Being a girl in a boys' world : Investigating the experiences of girls with autism spectrum disorders during adolescence, Elizabeth Cridland, Sandra Jones, Peter Caputi, and Christopher Magee

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Exercise bra discomfort is associated with insufficient exercise levels among Australian women treated for breast cancer, Sheridan Gho, Bridget Munro, Sandra Jones, and Julie Steele

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Perceived exercise barriers explain exercise participation in Australian women treated for breast cancer better than perceived benefits, Sheridan Gho, Bridget Munro, Sandra Jones, and Julie Steele

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Australian alcohol policy 2001-2013 and implications for public health, Stephen Howard, Ross Gordon, and Sandra Jones

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Using social marketing to create communities for our children and adolescents that do not model and encourage drinking, Sandra Jones

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Internet filters and entry pages do not protect children from online alcohol marketing, Sandra Jones, Jeffrey Thom, Sondra Davoren, and Barrie Lance

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A comparative study of blood alcohol concentrations in Australian night-time entertainment districts, Erin Miller, Robert Herbert, Kevin McGeechan, Jemma Herbert, and Alexandra Barratt

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'Wide-awake drunkenness'? Investigating the association between alcohol intoxication and stimulant use in the night-time economy, Amy Pennay, Peter Miller, Lucy Busija, Nicholas Droste, Brendan Quinn, Sandra Jones, and Dan Lubman

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Correlates of dementia attitudes in a sample of middle-aged Australian adults, Lyn Phillipson, Christopher Magee, Sandra Jones, and Ellen Skladzien

Submissions from 2013

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Factors contributing to the sustainability of alcohol and other drug interventions in Australian community health settings, Sarah MacLean, Lynda Berends, and Janette Mugavin

Submissions from 2012

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Implementation effectiveness of an alcohol-screening and intervention project at two hospitals in regional Victoria, Australia, Lynda Berends and Bridget Roberts

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Using Realist Synthesis to Develop an Evidence Base from an Identified Data Set on Enablers and Barriers for Alcohol and Drug Program Implementation, Barbara Hunter, Lynda Berends, and Sarah MacLean

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Factors that enable and hinder the implementation of projects in the alcohol and other drug field, Sarah MacLean, Lynda Beverley Berends, Barbara Hunter, Bridget Roberts, and Janette Mugavin

Submissions from 2011

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Embracing the visual: Using timelines with in-depth interviews on substance use and treatment, Lynda Berends

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Implementing alcohol and other drug interventions effectively : How does location matter?, Lynda Berends, Sarah MacLean, Barbara Hunter, Janette Mugavin, and Suzanne Carswell

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Teaching critical appraisal skills for nursing research, Sandra Jones, Patrick Crookes, and Keryn Johnson

Submissions from 2009

Book review: Community psychology: Challenges, controversies and emerging consensus, Lynda Beverley Berends

Submissions from 2008

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Syringe disposal bins : The outcomes of a free trial for city traders in an inner-city municipality Australia, Madonna Devaney and Lynda Berends

Syringe disposal bins: The outcomes of a free trial for city traders in an inner-city municipality Australia, Madonna Devaney and Lynda Beverley Berends

Submissions from 2003

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Evaluation standards and their application to Indigenous programs in Victoria, Australia, Lynda Berends and Bridget Roberts