Publications 2013

  • Journal Articles

    Agius, P., Taft, A., Hemphill, S., Toumbourou, J., & McMorris, B. (2013). Excessive alcohol use and its association with risky sexual behaviour: a cross-sectional analysis of data from Victorian secondary school students. Aust N Z J Public Health, 37(1), 76-82. 

    Ambresin, A.-E., Bennett, K., Patton, G. C., Sanci, L. A., & Sawyer, S. M. (2013). Assessment of Youth-Friendly Health Care: A Systematic Review of Indicators Drawn From Young People's Perspectives. Journal of Adolescent Health, 52(6), 670-681. 

    Ambresin, A.-E., Patton, G. C., Sawyer, S. M., English, D. R., Haller, D. M., & Sanci, L. A. (2013). Training General Practitioners to Assess Young Peoples Mental Health Needs: Impact on General Practitioner's Detection of Mental Health Issues. Journal of Adolescent Health, 52(2, Supplement 1), S9-S10.

    Anderson, V., Beauchamp, M. H., Yeates, K. O., Crossley, L., Hearps, S. J., & Catroppa, C. (2013). Social competence at 6 months following childhood traumatic brain injury. J Int Neuropsychol Soc, 19(5), 539-550. 

    Azzopardi, P. S., Kennedy, E. C., Patton, G. C., Power, R., Roseby, R. D., Sawyer, S. M., & Brown, A. D. (2013). The quality of health research for young Indigenous Australians: systematic review. Med J Aust, 199(1), 57-63.

    Barker, M. J., Hughes, E. K., & Wake, M. (2013). NICU-only versus universal screening for newborn hearing loss: Population audit. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(1), E74-E79. 

    Baxter, A. J., Patton, G., Scott, K. M., Degenhardt, L., & Whiteford, H. A. (2013). Global Epidemiology of Mental Disorders: What Are We Missing? PLoS ONE, 8(6), e65514.

    Bowtell, E. C., Sawyer, S. M., Aroni, R. A., Green, J. B., & Duncan, R. E. (2013). “Should I Send a Condolence Card?” Promoting Emotional Safety in Qualitative Health Research through Reflexivity and Ethical Mindfulness. Qualitative Inquiry, 19(9), 652-663.

    Chambers, L. W., Kaczorowski, J., O’Rielly, S., Ignagni, S., & Hearps, S. J. C. (2013). Comparison of blood pressure measurements using an automated blood pressure device in community pharmacies and family physicians’ offices: a randomized controlled trial. Canadian Medical Association Open Access Journal, 1(1), E37-E42.

    Chan, G. C., Kelly, A. B., & Toumbourou, J. W. (2013). Accounting for the association of family conflict and heavy alcohol use among adolescent girls: the role of depressed mood. J Stud Alcohol Drugs, 74(3), 396-405.

    Chan, G. C., Kelly, A. B., Toumbourou, J. W., Hemphill, S. A., Young, R. M., Haynes, M. A., & Catalano, R. F. (2013). Predicting steep escalations in alcohol use over the teenage years: age-related variations in key social influences. Addiction, 108(11), 1924-1932. 

    Crooke, A. H., Reid, S. C., Kauer, S. D., McKenzie, D. P., Hearps, S. J., Khor, A. S., & Forbes, A. B. (2013). Temporal mood changes associated with different levels of adolescent drinking: using mobile phones and experience sampling methods to explore motivations for adolescent alcohol use. Drug Alcohol Rev, 32(3), 262-268. 

    Degenhardt, L., Coffey, C., Romaniuk, H., Swift, W., Carlin, J. B., Hall, W. D., & Patton, G. C. (2013). The persistence of the association between adolescent cannabis use and common mental disorders into young adulthood. Addiction, 108(1), 124-133. 

    Degenhardt, L., O'Loughlin, C., Swift, W., Romaniuk, H., Carlin, J., Coffey, C., . . . Patton, G. (2013). The persistence of adolescent binge drinking into adulthood: findings from a 15-year prospective cohort study. BMJ Open, 3(8).

    Duncan, R. E., Williams, B. J., & Knowles, A. (2013). Adolescents, Risk Behaviour and Confidentiality: When Would Australian Psychologists Breach Confidentiality to Disclose Information to Parents? Australian Psychologist, 48(6), 408-419.

    Duncan, R. E., & Young, M.-A. (2013). Tricky teens: are they really tricky or do genetic health professionals simply require more training in adolescent health? Personalized Medicine, 10(6), 589-600. 

    Evans-Whipp, T. J., Plenty, S. M., Catalano, R. F., Herrenkohl, T. I., & Toumbourou, J. W. (2013). The impact of school alcohol policy on student drinking. Health Educ Res, 28(4), 651-662. 

    Evans-Whipp, T. J., Plenty, S. M., Toumbourou, J. W., Olsson, C., Rowland, B., & Hemphill, S. A. (2013). Adolescent exposure to drink driving as a predictor of young adults' drink driving. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 51, 185-191.

    Firth, N., Frydenberg, E., Steeg, C., & Bond, L. (2013). Coping successfully with dyslexia: an initial study of an inclusive school-based resilience programme. Dyslexia, 19(2), 113-130. 

    Gray, N., Azzopardi, P., Kennedy, E., Willersdorf, E., & Creati, M. (2013). Improving adolescent reproductive health in Asia and the Pacific: do we have the data? A review of DHS and MICS surveys in nine countries. Asia Pac J Public Health, 25(2), 134-144. 

    Hearps, S. J., McCarthy, M. C., Muscara, F., Burke, K., Jones, B., & Anderson, V. A. (2013). Psychosocial risk in families of infants undergoing surgery for a serious congenital heart disease. Cardiol Young, 1-8. 

    Hemphill, S., Tollit, M., Romaniuk, H., Williams, J., Toumbourou, J., Bond, L., & Patton, G. C. (2013). Carrying weapons and intent to harm among Victorian secondary school students in 1999 and 2009. Med J Aust, 199(11), 769-771.

    Hemphill, S. A., Kotevski, A., Herrenkohl, T. I., Smith, R., Toumbourou, J. W., & Catalano, R. F. (2013). Does school suspension affect subsequent youth non-violent antisocial behaviour? A longitudinal study of students in Victoria, Australia and Washington State, United States. Australian Journal of Psychology, 65(4), 236-249. 

    Hughes, E. K., Goldschmidt, A. B., Labuschagne, Z., Loeb, K. L., Sawyer, S. M., & Le Grange, D. (2013). Eating Disorders with and without Comorbid Depression and Anxiety: Similarities and Differences in a Clinical Sample of Children and Adolescents. Eur Eat Disord Rev, 21(5), 386-394. 

    Kaczorowski, J., Hearps, S. J., Lohfeld, L., Goeree, R., Donald, F., Burgess, K., & Sebaldt, R. J. (2013). Effect of provider and patient reminders, deployment of nurse practitioners, and financial incentives on cervical and breast cancer screening rates. Canadian Family Physician, 59(June), e282-e289.

    Katzman, D. K., Peebles, R., Sawyer, S. M., Lock, J., & Le Grange, D. (2013). The role of the pediatrician in family-based treatment for adolescent eating disorders: opportunities and challenges. J Adolesc Health, 53(4), 433-440. 

    Kinner, S. A., Lennox, N., Williams, G. M., Carroll, M., Quinn, B., Boyle, F. M., & Alati, R. (2013). Randomised controlled trial of a service brokerage intervention for ex-prisoners in Australia. Contemp Clin Trials, 36(1), 198-206. 

    Kinner, S. A., Moore, E., Spittal, M. J., & Indig, D. (2013). Opiate substitution treatment to reduce in-prison drug injection: a natural experiment. Int J Drug Policy, 24(5), 460-463. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2013.01.004

    Knight, S., Harvey, A., Lubitz, L., Rowe, K., Reveley, C., Veit, F., . . . Scheinberg, A. (2013). Paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome: Complex presentations and protracted time to diagnosis. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(11), 919-924.

    Little, K., Hawkins, M. T., Sanson, A., O'Connor, M., Toumbourou, J. W., Smart, D., & Vassallo, S. (2013). Longitudinal Predictors of Alcohol-Related Harms During the Transition to Adulthood. Australian Psychologist, 48(4), 270-280.

    Mand, C., Gillam, L., Duncan, R. E., & Delatycki, M. B. (2013). "It was the missing piece": adolescent experiences of predictive genetic testing for adult-onset conditions. Genetics in  Medicine, 15(8), 643-649.

    McCarthy, M. C., Campo, M., & Drew, S. E. (2013). Pediatric oncology survivorship: conveying risks and communicating information at the right time for the individual. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care, 7(3), 289-295. 

    McKercher, C., Patton, G. C., Schmidt, M. D., Venn, A. J., Dwyer, T., & Sanderson, K. (2013). Physical Activity and Depression Symptom Profiles in Young Men and Women With Major Depression. Psychosomatic Medicine, 75, 366-374.

    McLean, N., Delatycki, M. B., Macciocca, I., & Duncan, R. E. (2013). Ethical dilemmas associated with genetic testing: which are most commonly seen and how are they managed? Genet Med, 15(5), 345-353. 

    Mensah, F. K., Bayer, J. K., Wake, M., Carlin, J. B., Allen, N. B., & Patton, G. C. (2013). Early puberty and childhood social and behavioral adjustment. J Adolesc Health, 53(1), 118-124. 

    Moore, E., Winter, R., Indig, D., Greenberg, D., & Kinner, S. A. (2013). Non-fatal overdose among adult prisoners with a history of injecting drug use in two Australian states. Drug Alcohol Depend, 133(1), 45-51. 

    Mundy, L. K., Simmons, J. G., Allen, N. B., Viner, R. M., Bayer, J. K., Olds, T., . . . Patton, G. C. (2013). Study protocol: the Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study (CATS). BMC Pediatr, 13(1), 160. 

    Olsson, C. A., Moyzis, R. K., Williamson, E., Ellis, J. A., Parkinson-Bates, M., Patton, G. C., . . . Moore, E. E. (2013). Gene-environment interaction in problematic substance use: interaction between DRD4 and insecure attachments. Addict Biol, 18(4), 717-726. 

    Patel, M. R., Shah, S., Cabana, M. D., Sawyer, S. M., Toelle, B., Mellis, C., . . . Clark, N. M. (2013). Translation of an evidence-based asthma intervention: Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) in the United States and Australia. Prim Care Respir J, 22(1), 29-36. 

    Reid, S. C., Kauer, S. D., Hearps, S. J., Crooke, A. H., Khor, A. S., Sanci, L. A., & Patton, G. C. (2013). A mobile phone application for the assessment and management of youth mental health problems in primary care: health service outcomes from a randomised controlled trial of mobiletype. BMC Fam Pract, 14(1), 84.

    Rowland, B., Toumbourou, J. W., Osborn, A., Smith, R., Hall, J. K., Kremer, P., . . . Leslie, E. (2013). A clustered randomised trial examining the effect of social marketing and community mobilisation on the age of uptake and levels of alcohol consumption by Australian adolescents. BMJ Open, 3(1). 

    Sasse, R. A., Aroni, R. A., Sawyer, S. M., & Duncan, R. E. (2013). Confidential consultations with adolescents: an exploration of Australian parents' perspectives. J Adolesc Health, 52(6), 786-791. 

    Sawyer, S. M., Conn, J. J., Reid, K. J., Dodds, A. E., Hudson, L., Yeo, M., & Proimos, J. (2013). Working with young people: evaluation of an education resource for medical trainees. J Paediatr Child Health, 49(11), 901-905. 

    Scholes-Balog, K. E., Hemphill, S., Reid, S., Patton, G., & Toumbourou, J. (2013). Predicting early initiation of alcohol use: a prospective study of Australian children. Subst Use Misuse, 48(4), 343-352. 

    Scholes-Balog, K. E., Hemphill, S. A., Kremer, P., & Toumbourou, J. W. (2013). A longitudinal study of the reciprocal effects of alcohol use and interpersonal violence among Australian young people. J Youth Adolesc, 42(12), 1811-1823. 

    Scholes-Balog, K. E., Hemphill, S. A., Patton, G. C., & Toumbourou, J. W. (2013). Cannabis use and related harms in the transition to young adulthood: A longitudinal study of Australian secondary school students. J Adolesc, 36, 519.

    Toumbourou, J. W., Gregg, M. E. D., Shortt, A. L., Hutchinson, D. M., & Slaviero, T. M. (2013). Reduction of Adolescent Alcohol Use Through Family–School Intervention: A Randomized Trial. Journal of Adolescent Health, 53(6), 778-784. 

    Tse, C., Sahhar, M., Wallace, J., & Duncan, R. (2013). “There’s a Whole Different Way of Working with Adolescents”: Interviews with Australian Genetic Counselors About their Experiences with Adolescent Clients. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 22(6), 674-684. 

    van Dooren, K., Kinner, S. A., & Forsyth, S. (2013). Risk of death for young ex-prisoners in the year following release from adult prison. Aust N Z J Public Health, 37(4), 377-382. 

    van Dooren, K., Richards, A., Lennox, N., & Kinner, S. (2013). Complex health-related needs among young, soon-to-be-released prisoners. Health & Justice, 1(1), 1-8.

    Wake, M., Clifford, S. A., Patton, G. C., Waters, E., Williams, J., Canterford, L., & Carlin, J. B. (2013). Morbidity patterns among the underweight, overweight and obese between 2 and 18 years: population-based cross-sectional analyses. Int J Obes (Lond), 37(1), 86-93. 

    Williams, L. K., McCarthy, M. C., Eyles, D. J., & Drew, S. (2013). Parenting a child with cancer: Perceptions of adolescents and parents of adolescents and younger children following completion of childhood cancer treatment. Journal of Family Studies, 19(1), 80-89. 

    Book Chapters

    Corporation, S. (2013). STATA Corporation, College Station, Texas.

    Creati, M., & MacKay, M. (2013). Headache. In M. Kang, S. R. Skinner, L. A. Sanci, & S. M. Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine (pp. 317-342 (456 total pages)). Melbourne: IP Communications.

    Sawyer, S. M. (Ed.) (2013). Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine. Melbourne: IP Communications.

    Toumbourou, J. W., Olsson, C. A., Williams, I. R., & Hallam, B. (2013). Resilience, risk  and protective factors in adolescence.  . In L. S. Rachel Skinner, Melissa Kang, Susan Sawyer (Ed.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine (in Australia) (pp. 33-47 (456 total pages)): IP Communications Pty Ltd.

    Yeo, M., & Sawyer, S. M. (2013). Chronic Illness in young people. In M. Kang, R. Skinner, L. A. Sanci, & S. M. Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine (pp. 215 - 227 ). Melbourne: IP Communications.

    News Articles

    ABC Radio. (2013). Early poor mental health link to early puberty. Fairfax news network.

    Cheryl Critchley. (2013). Parents drinking at school functions could be sending a bad message. Herald Sun - Weekend.

    Dennis Normile. (2013, 9th July 2013). Early puberty may not be the root cause of adolescent turmoil, study says. Washington Post. Retrieved from

    Lucy Carroll. (2013a, 25 August 2013). Binge drinking a continuing habit. Canberra Times.

    Lucy Carroll. (2013b, 25th August 2013). Binge drinking a hard habit to break. The Age. Retrieved from

    Lucy Carroll. (2013c, 25 August 2013). Binge drinking a hard habit to break. Sun Herald.

    Melissa Davey. (2013, 03 April 2013). Puberty blues start right back in the sandpit, study reveals. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved from