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Researcher: Cocker, FM (Dr Fiona Cocker)

Fields of Research

Health promotion
Mental health services
Health services and systems
Health economics
Occupational and workplace health and safety
Epidemiology
Organisational behaviour
Higher education
Primary health care
Special education and disability
Paediatrics
Health and community services
Health informatics and information systems
Educational psychology
Business systems in context

Research Objectives

Occupational health
Mental health
Evaluation of health and support services
Behaviour and health
Health education and promotion
Clinical health
Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
Other health
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Learner and learning
Inclusive education
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Disability and functional capacity
Pacific Peoples community services
Neonatal and child health
Mental health services
Expanding knowledge in education

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A shared framework for the common mental disorders and Non-Communicable Disease: key considerations for disease prevention and control; BMC Psychiatry
A systematic review of cost-of-illness studies of multimorbidity; Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Compassion Fatigue among Healthcare, Emergency and Community Service Workers: A Systematic Review; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Depression in working adults: comparing the costs and health outcomes of working when ill; PLoS One
Estimating the economic benefits of eliminating job strain as a risk factor for depression
Estimating the economic benefits of eliminating job strain as a risk factor for depression; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Estimating the economic benefits of eliminating job strain as a risk factor for depression; Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 68 (1)
Factors associated with presenteeism among employed Australian adults reporting lifetime major depression with 12-month symptoms ; Journal of Affective Disorders
Guilt-proneness is associated with the use of protective behavioral strategies during episodes of alcohol use; Addictive Behaviors
Healthy Work: Process Evaluation
Increasing incidence and mortality related to liver cancer in Australia: time to turn the tide; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Increasing the positives, reducing the negatives: Organizational factors that promote positive spill-over and reduce work-family conflict; Asia Pacific Academy for Psychosocial Factors at Work: Macro to Micro Perspectives on Healthy Vital Work in the Asia Pacific
Managerial understanding of presenteeism and its economic impact; International Journal of Workplace Health Management
Meta-analysis of the effects of health promotion intervention in the workplace on depression and anxiety symptoms; Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Multimorbidity and Health Care Service Utilization in the Australian Workforce; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Play-based assessment of tolerance for frustration and problem-solving skills in children with developmental delays; New Research on Early Childhood Education
Presenteeism: Implications and health risks; Australian Family Physician
Protecting the mental health of small-to-medium enterprise owners: a randomized control trial evaluating a self-administered versus telephone supported intervention; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Psychological distress and related work attendance among small-to-medium enterprise owner/managers: literature review and research agenda; International Journal of Mental Health Promotion
Psychological distress, related work attendance, and productivity loss in small-to-medium enterprise owner/managers; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Social-ecological predictors of physical activity patterns: a longitudinal study of women from socioeconomically disadvantaged areas; Preventive Medicine
Socio-demographic, behavioural and health-related characteristics associated with active commuting in a regional Australian state: evidence from the 2016 Tasmanian Population Health Survey; Health Promotion Journal of Australia
The association between time taken to report, lodge and start wage replacement and return-to-work outcomes; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
The associations of multimorbidity with health-related productivity loss in a large and diverse public sector setting: A cross-sectional survey; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Understanding first year university students: personal epistemology and learning; Teaching Education
Using cognitive interviewing techniques in workplace settings; Advances in Organisational Research Methods and Analysis
Using new technologies to improve the prevention and management of chronic conditions in populations; Annual Review of Public Health

Research Projects

Mentally Healthy Workplaces: A Brief Consultation
Promoting mental health in high-risk occupations: A feasibility study to promote optimism, hope, resilience and self-efficacy in junior doctors.
Reducing the Burden of Liver Cancer for Tasmanians

Research Candidate Supervision

Depression in the workplace
The impact of job losses on the physical and mental health of Tasmanians