Doctor Freya MacMillan

Doctor Freya MacMillan

Senior Lecturer,
Health Science (sosh)

Senior Lecturer,
Health Science (sosh)

Biography

Dr Freya MacMillan is a Senior Lecturer in Interprofessional Health Sciences, based in the School of Science and Health, a CI in the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Translational Research Unit (DOMTRU), an Executive member and lead of the prevention working group in the Sydney Partnership for Health, Enterprise, Research & Education (SPHERE) Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Clinical Academic Group and co-investigator of the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Health white paper group at Western.

Freya is a diabetes prevention expert. She uses her research skills to inform the development, evaluation and translation of lifestyle programs for people at risk and living with diabetes. She has expertise in lifestyle and health outcome measurements, including physical activity monitoring (such as use of accelerometers) and questionnaire administration to capture physiological, psychological and social outcomes. She also has skills in using theory to guide interventions (such as social cognitive theory, and the Readiness to Change Model) and has applied qualitative interviews and focus groups to guide intervention development and evaluation.

Freya has a particular focus on working with communities and partners to identify sustainable approaches. This involves close engagement with the end-users and deliverers of the interventions she develops throughout all phases of her research. Current industry partners include Local Health Districts, Primary Health Networks, Diabetes NSW & ACT, SPHERE and NSW Health. Her links within these networks and across DOMTRU, SPHERE and Western, provide multi-disciplinary collaborative opportunities to tackle diabetes.

Dr MacMillan has attracted over $ 7.3 million in grant funding and has published over 40 peer reviewed journal articles.

This information has been contributed by Doctor MacMillan.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Strathclyde (UK)
  • BSc Dundee University

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Health Promotion Association (2016 - 2019)
  • Australian Diabetes Society (2017 - 2019)
  • International Society for Physical Activity and Health (2012 - 2017)
  • Diabetes UK (2008 - 2015)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (2012 - 2014)
  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (2005 - 2014)
  • American Diabetes Association (2017 - 2018)
  • International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (2017 - 2018)
  • Sports Medicine Australia (2014 - 2016)

Awards

  • Mac Robertson travel scholarship to visit the Manitoba Institute of Child Health in Winnipeg 2012-06-01
  • Humanities and Social Sciences faculty poster prize at the University of Strathclyde research day 2011-06-08
  • the Scottish Physical Activity Research Conference for PhD Students best presentation of research prize 2011-09-21
  • Scottish Funding Council PhD studentship 2010-10-01
  • Sports biomedicine undergraduate honours prize for highest overall marks on the course 2008-06-06
  • School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, Industry and Community Engagement Excellence Award 2017-12-20
  • South West Sydney Research Collaborative Achievement Award (Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Translation Research Unit) 2018-11-16
  • Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor Award for Excellence as an Early Career Researcher 2019-12-02
  • Western Sydney University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Award for Excellence in a Research Interdisciplinary Team 2019-12-02

Interests

  • Diabetes
  • Health Promotion
  • Physical Activity
  • Physical Activity Health Promotion
  • Sedentary behaviour

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Health Science (sosh)
  • Health Science (sosh)

Committees

  • Engaged Parent Network Western Sydney University
  • School of Science and Health My Voice Working Group, Western Sydney University
  • Camden Local Health Council, South Western Sydney Primary Health Network
  • Healthy Urban Environments Collaboratory SPHERE CAG
  • Australian Health Promotion Association NSW Branch

Contact

Email: F.Macmillan@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4620 3464
Mobile:
Location: 24.2.09
Campbelltown
Website:

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Teaching

Current Teaching Areas

  • 400285 Public Health
  • 400784 Health Promotion Practice 1
  • 400785 Health Promotion Practice 2
  • 400864 Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400784 Health Promotion Practice 1, 2015
  • 400784 Health Promotion Practice 1, 2016
  • 400784 Health Promotion Practice 1, 2017
  • 400785 Health Promotion Practice 2, 2015
  • 400785 Health Promotion Practice 2, 2016
  • 400785 Health Promotion Practice 2, 2017
  • 400785 Health Promotion Practice 2, 2018
  • 400863 Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice, 2015
  • 400863 Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice, 2016
  • 400867 Approaches to Health Promotion, 2015
  • 400871 Professional Health Competencies, 2015
  • 401411 Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health, 2014

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • McBride, K., MacMillan, F., George, E. and Steiner, G. (2019), 'Health promotion and social determinants of health', Social Determinants of Health, Oxford University Press 9780190313524.
  • McBride, K., MacMillan, F., George, E. and Steiner, G. (2019), 'Health promotion and social determinants of health', Social Determinants of Health, Oxford University Press 9780190313524.
  • Macmillan, F., McBride, K., George, E. and Steiner, G. (2018), 'Conducting a systematic review : a practical guide', Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, Springer 9789811052507.
  • McBride, K., Macmillan, F., George, E. and Steiner, G. (2018), 'The use of mixed methods in research', Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, Springer 9789811052507.
  • Manohar, N., MacMillan, F., Steiner, G. and Arora, A. (2018), 'Recruitment of research participants', Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, Springer 9789811027796.

Journal Articles

  • Lonsdale, C., Lester, A., Owen, K., White, R., Peralta, L., Kirwan, M., Diallo, T., Meader, A., Bennie, A., MacMillan, F., Kolt, G., Ntoumanis, N., Gore, J., Cerin, E., Cliff, D. and Lubans, D. (2019), 'An Internet-supported school physical activity intervention in low socioeconomic status communities : results from the Activity and Motivation in Physical Education (AMPED) cluster randomised controlled trial', British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 53, no 6 , pp 341 - 347.
  • Armour, M., Smith, C., Steel, K. and MacMillan, F. (2019), 'The effectiveness of self-care and lifestyle interventions in primary dysmenorrhea : a systematic review and meta-analysis', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 19, no 1 .
  • McBride, K., Fleming, C., George, E., Steiner, G. and MacMillan, F. (2019), 'Double discourse : qualitative perspectives on breast screening participation among obese women and their health care providers', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 16, no 4 .
  • Dearie, C., Dubois, S., Simmons, D., MacMillan, F. and McBride, K. (2019), 'A qualitative exploration of Fijian perceptions of diabetes : identifying opportunities for prevention and management', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 16, no 7 .
  • Shahab, Y., Alofivae-Doorbinnia, O., Reath, J., MacMillan, F., Simmons, D., McBride, K. and Abbott, P. (2019), 'Samoan migrants' perspectives on diabetes : a qualitative study', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol 30, no 3 , pp 317 - 323.
  • Armour, M., Parry, K., Manohar, N., Holmes, K., Ferfolja, T., Curry, C., MacMillan, F. and Smith, C. (2019), 'The prevalence and academic impact of dysmenorrhea in 21,573 young women : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Women's Health, vol 28, no 8 , pp 1161 - 1171.
  • Ndwiga, D., MacMillan, F., McBride, K., Alofivae-Doorbinnia, O., Reath, J., Abbott, P. and Simmons, D. (2019), 'Outcomes of a church-based lifestyle intervention among Australian Samoans living in South Western Sydney (SWS) : a pilot study', Diabetes, vol 68, no Suppl. 1 .
  • Armour, M., Parry, K., Al-Dabbas, M., Curry, C., Holmes, K., MacMillan, F., Ferfolja, T. and Smith, C. (2019), 'Self-care strategies and sources of knowledge on menstruation in 12,526 young women with dysmenorrhea : a systematic review and meta-analysis', PLoS One, vol 14, no 7 .
  • Ndwiga, D., McBride, K., Simmons, D. and MacMillan, F. (2019), '[In Press] Diabetes, its risk factors and readiness to change lifestyle behaviours among Australian Samoans living in Sydney : baseline data for church-wide interventions', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, .
  • Lim, S., Smith, C., Costello, M., MacMillan, F., Moran, L. and Ee, C. (2019), 'Barriers and facilitators to weight management in overweight and obese women living in Australia with PCOS : a qualitative study', BMC Endocrine Disorders, vol 19 .
  • Henshaw, F., Brennan, L. and Macmillan, F. (2018), 'Perceptions of hyperbaric oxygen therapy among podiatrists practicing in high-risk foot clinics', International Wound Journal, vol 15, no 3 , pp 375 - 382.
  • MacMillan, F., George, E., Feng, X., Merom, D., Bennie, A., Cook, A., Sanders, T., Dwyer, G., Pang, B., Guagliano, J., Kolt, G. and Astell-Burt, T. (2018), 'Do natural experiments of changes in neighborhood built environment impact physical activity and diet? : a systematic review', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 15, no 2 .
  • Ndwiga, D., MacMillan, F., McBride, K. and Simmons, D. (2018), 'Lifestyle interventions for people with, and at risk of type 2 diabetes in Polynesian communities : a systematic review and meta-analysis', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 15, no 5 .
  • Steiner, G., Dubois, S., Ee, C., McBride, K., George, E., MacMillan, F., Karamacoska, D., Singh, K., Harley, A., McDonald, K., Derrett, A., Chow, J., Kohler, F. and Hohenberg, M. (2018), 'Co-creating a model of care for a new multidisciplinary memory clinic in South Western Sydney', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol 37, no Suppl. S2 , pp 77 - 77.
  • White, R., Parker, P., Lubans, D., MacMillan, F., Olson, R., Astell-Burt, T. and Lonsdale, C. (2018), 'Domain-specific physical activity and affective wellbeing among adolescents : an observational study of the moderating roles of autonomous and controlled motivation', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol 15 .
  • Ee, C., Smith, C., Costello, M., MacMillan, F., Moran, L., Baylock, B. and Teede, H. (2018), 'Feasibility and acceptability of a proposed trial of acupuncture as an adjunct to lifestyle interventions for weight loss in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome : a qualitative study', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 18 .
  • Sina, M., MacMillan, F., Dune, T., Balasuriya, N., Khouri, N., Nguyen, N., Jongvisal, V., Lay, X. and Simmons, D. (2018), 'Development of an integrated, district-wide approach to pre-pregnancy management for women with pre-existing diabetes in a multi-ethnic population', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 18, no 1 .
  • Steiner, G., Mathersul, D., MacMillan, F., Camfield, D., Klupp, N., Seto, S., Huang, Y., Hohenberg, M. and Chang, D. (2017), 'A systematic review of intervention studies examining nutritional and herbal therapies for mild cognitive impairment and dementia using neuroimaging methods : study characteristics and intervention efficacy', Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 2017 .
  • Bennie, A., Apoifis, N., Caron, J., Falcao, W., Marlin, D., Garcia Bengoechea, E., Koh, K., MacMillan, F. and George, E. (2017), 'A guide to conducting systematic reviews of coaching science research', International Sport Coaching Journal, vol 4, no 2 , pp 191 - 205.
  • MacMillan, F., Karamacoska, D., El Masri, A., McBride, K., Steiner, G., Cook, A., Kolt, G., Klupp, N. and George, E. (2017), 'A systematic review of health promotion intervention studies in the police force : study characteristics, intervention design and impacts on health', Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol 74 , pp 913 - 923.
  • Simmons, D., Jani, R., MacMillan, F., Derek-Smith, K., Pham, A., Fernandes, B., Zarora, R., Alexander, R., Khoo, C. and Dench, A. (2017), 'The Wollondilly Diabetes Programme : a developing model of diabetes integrated care', International Journal of Integrated Care, vol 18, no Suppl. 1 , pp 39 - 39.
  • MacMillan, F., Kirk, A., Mutrie, N., Moola, F. and Robertson, K. (2016), 'Building physical activity and sedentary behavior support into care for youth with type 1 diabetes : Patient, parent and diabetes professional perceptions', Pediatric Diabetes, .
  • Lonsdale, C., Lester, A., Owen, K., White, R., Kirwan, M., Maeder, A., Bennie, A., MacMillan, F., Kolt, G., Ntoumanis, N., Gore, J., Cerin, E., Diallo, T., Cliff, D. and Lubans, D. (2016), 'An internet-supported physical activity intervention delivered in secondary schools located in low socio-economic status communities : study protocol for the Activity and Motivation in Physical Education (AMPED) cluster randomized controlled trial', BMC Public Health, vol 16, no 1 .
  • Owen, K., Parker, P., Van Zanden, B., MacMillan, F., Astell-Burt, T. and Lonsdale, C. (2016), 'Physical activity and school engagement in youth : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Educational Psychologist, vol 51, no 2 , pp 129 - 145.
  • Barr, K., Smith, C., Healy, H., Cheema, B. and MacMillan, F. (2016), 'Exploring the perceptions of renal nurses towards the design of a yoga progam for fatigue experienced by haemodialysis patients', Renal Society of Australasia Communique, vol 19, no 1 , pp 17 - 19.
  • MacMillan, F., Kirk, A., Mutrie, N., Moola, F. and Robertson, K. (2015), 'Supporting participation in physical education at school in youth with type 1 diabetes : perceptions of teachers, youth with type 1 diabetes, parents and diabetes professionals', European Physical Education Review, .
  • Yardley, J., MacMillan, F., Hay, J., Wittmeier, K., Wicklow, B., MacIntosh, A. and McGavock, J. (2015), 'The blood pressure response to exercise in youth with impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes', Pediatric Exercise Science, vol 27, no 1 , pp 120 - 127.
  • Kraft, K., Steel, K., MacMillan, F., Olson, R. and Merom, D. (2015), 'Why few older adults participate in complex motor skills : a qualitative study of older adults' perceptions of difficulty and challenge', BMC Public Health, vol 15, no 1186 .
  • Moran, F., Macmillan, F., Smith-Merry, J., Kilbreath, S. and Merom, D. (2015), 'Perceived barriers, facilitators and patterns of physical activity of older-old adults living in assisted retirement accommodation : a qualitative and quantitative pilot research', Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Research, vol 4, no 6 .
  • Matthews, L., Kirk, A., MacMillan, F. and Mutrie, N. (2014), 'Can physical activity interventions for adults with type 2 diabetes be translated into practice settings? A systematic review using the RE-AIM framework', Translational Behavioral Medicine, .
  • MacMillan, F., Kirk, A., Mutrie, N., Matthews, L., Robertson, K. and Saunders, D. (2014), 'A systematic review of physical activity and sedentary behavior intervention studies in youth with type 1 diabetes : study characteristics, intervention design, and efficacy', Pediatric Diabetes, .
  • MacMillan, F., Kirk, A., Robertson, K. and Mutrie, N. (2014), 'Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Scottish youth with type 1 diabetes', Practical Diabetes, vol 31, no 6 , pp 228 - 233.
  • Kirk, A. and MacMillan, F. (2013), 'How to get more people with diabetes cycling', Practical Diabetes, vol 30, no 7 , pp 279 - 283.
  • Kirk, A., MacMillan, F., Rice, M. and Carmichael, A. (2013), 'An exploratory study examining the appropriateness and potential benefit of the Nintendo Wii as a physical activity tool in adults aged = 55 years', Interacting with Computers, vol 25, no 1 , pp 102 - 114.
  • Blamey, A., MacMillan, F., Fitzsimons, C., Shaw, R. and Mutrie, N. (2013), 'Using programme theory to strengthen research protocol and intervention design within an RCT of a walking intervention', Evaluation, vol 19, no 1 , pp 5 - 23.
  • Yardley, J., Mollard, R., MacIntosh, A., MacMillan, F., Wicklow, B., Berard, L., Hurd, C., Marks, S. and McGavock, J. (2013), 'Vigorous intensity exercise for glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes', Canadian Journal of Diabetes, vol 37, no 6 , pp 427 - 432.
  • Mutrie, N., Doolin, O., Fitzsimons, C., Grant, P., Granat, M., Grealy, M., Macdonald, H., MacMillan, F., McConnachie, A., Rowe, D., Shaw, R. and Skelton, D. (2012), 'Increasing older adults' walking through primary care : results of a pilot randomized controlled trial', Family Practice, vol 29, no 6 , pp 633 - 642.
  • MacMillan, F., Fitzsimons, C., Black, K., Granat, M., Grant, M., Grealy, M., Macdonald, H., McConnachie, A., Rowe, D., Shaw, R., Skelton, D. and Mutrie, N. (2011), 'West End Walkers 65+ : a randomised controlled trial of a primary care-based walking intervention for older adults : study rationale and design', BMC Public Health, vol 11 .
  • MacMillan, F., Kirk, A. and Mutrie, N. (2011), 'Physical activity behaviour of paediatric patients with Type 1 diabetes', International Journal of Exercise Science, vol 5, no 2 .
  • MacMillan, F. and Kirk, A. (2010), 'Patterns of physical activity and the effect of accelerometer wear on physical activity participation in people with type 2 diabetes', CARE: A Scholary Journal for Nursing Midwifery & Allied & Community Health, vol 3, no 1 , pp 6 - 22.
  • Kirk, A., MacMillan, F. and Webster, N. (2010), 'Application of the transtheoretical model to physical activity in older adults with Type 2 diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease', Psychology of Sport & Exercise, vol 11, no 4 , pp 320 - 324.

Conference Papers

  • McBride, K., Fleming, C., George, E., Steiner, G. and MacMillan, F. (2018), 'Obesity as a barrier to participation in breast screening : insights from Australia', NCRI Cancer Conference, Glasgow, U.K..
  • George, E., MacMillan, F. and Townsend, K. (2017), 'Let's get physical : exploring the perceptions of physical activity participation and counselling among Australian medical students', International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. Annual Meeting, Victoria, Canada.
  • George, E., MacMillan, F. and Kolt, G. (2016), 'Occupational sitting, lifestyle behaviours, and body mass index in middle-aged and older adults : findings from The 45 and Up Study', International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Annual Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa.

Other Publications

  • 2018, 'Perceptions of Bowel Cancer Screening Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Men Living in the Nepean Blue Mountains Region', Research Report
  • 2018, 'Community and Primary Care Perceptions on Cervical and Breast Screening Participation Among CALD Women in the Nepean Blue Mountains Region', Research Report

Funding in addition to that reported below includes:

MacMillan, F., Simmons, D. Le Taeao-Afua: Reducing the impact of diabetes in the Greater Western Sydney Samoan community. Western Sydney University Strategic Initiative Women’s Fellowship Award, (January-December 2017): $32, 715.

- MacMillan, F., Reath, J., Abbott, P., Alofivae-Doorbinnia, O., Cook, A., Smith, E., Lawson, K., Agho, K., Ravulo, J., Simmons, D. Reducing the impact of diabetes and its complications in the Greater Western Sydney Samoan community. Translational Health Research Grant, Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University - partnered with South Western Sydney Local Health District, South Western Sydney Primary Health Network, WentWest Primary Health Network, Wentworth Primary Health Network, (June 2016-September 2017): $200,000.

- MacMillan, F., McBride, K., Simmons, D. An Urban Living & Society Strategic Theme seed project. Western Sydney University Urban Living & Society Strategic Theme Funding Scheme: (March- December 2017): $7,884.65.

- MacMillan F., Simmons, D., Amarasekera, A., Arora, A., Atlantis, E., Chan, K., Chang, D., Dadich, A., Dune, T., Ee, C., George, E., Ginige, A., Green, S., Hay, P., Henshaw, F., Jackson Pulver, L., Lawson, K., Liyanage, L., McBride, K., McNeill, D., Newton, P., O’Connor, M., Schmied, V., Smith, E., Tannous, K., Turner, D. A White Paper on the Diabetes and Metabolic Health Theme Priority Area for Western Sydney University. Western Sydney University Health and Wellbeing Research Theme White Paper Funding Scheme: (March- December 2017): $4,214.40.

- Simmons, D., Wong, V., Dickson, H., Lau, N., Malone, M., Flack, J., Dalal, R., Perera, C., Rajagopal, R., Ho, V., Kormas, N., Turner, D., Girosi, F., Atlantis, E., MacMillan, F., Henshaw, F., Cook, A., Khoo, C. The Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Translational Research Unit. South Western Sydney Local Health District Academic Research Unit, New Unit Grant, (February 2016-February 2019): $2.25 million.

- Steiner, G., Chang, A., Bensoussan A., George, E., MacMillan, F., McBride, K. The what, how and why of complementary medicine use by Australians living with dementia. School of Science and Health Research Seed Grant, Western Sydney University, (June 2016-November 2016): $11,980.72.

-  McBride, K., MacMillan, F., George, E., Green, H. Maintaining program quality with new and inexperienced casual tutors. School of Science and Health Catalysing Innovative Learning and Teaching grant, Western Sydney University, (March 2016-September 2016): $6,097.40.

- MacMillan, F. Guiding the improvement of a health screening service and brief lifestyle intervention for the NSW Police Work Force. University of Western Sydney Researcher Development Strategic Initiative Funding New Staff Scheme, (July 2015-December 2015): $19,798.

This information has been contributed by Doctor MacMillan.

Current Projects

Title: Centre for Research Excellence in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (CREPCOS) - Determining the feasibility of a method for a randomised controlled trial on acupuncture for weight management in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: a qualitative study [via Monash Uni]
Funder:
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Carolyn Ee, Caroline Smith and Freya Macmillan
Years: 2016-10-17 - 2020-03-31
ID: P00023699

Previous Projects

Title: Changes in incidental lifestyle activity and sitting time due to changes in built infrastructure in a new neighbourhood in South Western Sydney
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Freya Macmillan and Kingsley Agho
Years: 2014-09-16 - 2016-09-30
ID: P00022358
Title: Increasing breast screening participation among obese women and women with type 2 diabetes in Western Sydney
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • WentWest Limited
Western Researchers: Freya Macmillan, Kate Mcbride, Emma George and Genevieve Steiner
Years: 2016-08-20 - 2017-08-19
ID: P00023557
Title: Reducing the Impact of Diabetes and its Complications in the Greater Western Sydney Samoan community
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
  • WentWest Limited
  • South Western Sydney Primary Health Network Ltd
  • Wentworth Healthcare Limited
Western Researchers: Freya Macmillan, Jennifer Reath, Penny Abbott, Evelyn Smith, Kingsley Agho, Kenny Lawson, Jioji Ravulo and David Simmons
Years: 2016-07-26 - 2018-12-31
ID: P00023559
Title: Improving the volunteer experience in the New South Wales State Emergency Service
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • State Emergency Service (NSW)
Western Researchers: Freya Macmillan and Neil Hall
Years: 2016-07-28 - 2017-07-27
ID: P00023604
Title: Outcome evaluation of students-led "Fun, Recreation, Exercise and Skills for Health (FRESH)" program for people living with mental illness in inpatient sub-acute care and in the community
Funder:
  • RichmondPRA Limited
Western Researchers: Dafna Merom and Freya Macmillan
Years: 2017-09-11 - 2019-05-30
ID: P00024054
Title: Exploring bowel cancer screening perceptions and practices among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) men living in the Nepean Blue Mountains
Funder:
  • Cancer Institute NSW
Western Researchers: Kate Mcbride and Freya Macmillan
Years: 2017-09-04 - 2018-06-30
ID: P00024171
Title: Revolutionising dementia care in South Western Sydney: Local requirements for a multidisciplinary memory clinic
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • South Western Sydney Primary Health Network Ltd
Western Researchers: Genevieve Steiner, Mark Hohenberg, Carolyn Ee, Kate Mcbride, Freya Macmillan, Emma George and Amit Arora
Years: 2017-05-01 - 2019-03-30
ID: P00024052
Title: Development and piloting of a menstrual health literacy program for women aged under 25
Funder:
  • Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty Ltd
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Mike Armour, Kathryn Holmes, Caroline Smith, Freya Macmillan, Tania Ferfolja and Christina Curry
Years: 2018-01-15 - 2019-04-30
ID: P00024520

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Intradialytic Yoga for Patients with End Stage Kidney Disease.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Living with Breast Cancer. The Lived Experience and the Role if Social Support Among Indian Women in NSW, Australia
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Enhancing Neuromotor Fitness in Old Age in Men and Women: The Role of Re-Training Fundamental Motor Skills
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Reducing the Impact of Diabetes and its Complications in the Greater Western Sydney Samoan Community
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Interventions to improve outcome in pregnancies complicated by pre-existing diabetes
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Developing a population based, integrated care approach for preventing diabetes and its complications
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Effectiveness of text message and family-based interventions be in promoting sustainable healthy lifestyle.
Field of Research:

Media

Title: The future of health: A consumer perspective
Description: Includes a summary of our work on Le Taeao Afua diabetes prevention program in South Western Sydney
Title: Peer-delivered workplace health interventions work
Description: This article summarises the evidence on workplace health promotion interventions for the police force
Title: $1.4 million NHMRC grant for Western researchers tackling diabetes epidemic
Description: Summarises our NHMRC Partnership grant success to tackle diabetes in Pacific communities across Sydney
Title: Period pain is impacting women at school, uni and work. Let???s be open about it
Description: This piece describes the impact that menstrual pain is having on women in education and work

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