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Researcher: Sharman, MJ (Dr Melanie Sharman)

Fields of Research

Health promotion
Health economics
Health services and systems
Preventative health care
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Health care administration
Sports science and exercise
Sports medicine
Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
Social determinants of health
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Disease surveillance

Research Objectives

Behaviour and health
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Evaluation of health and support services
Determinants of health
Health education and promotion
Neonatal and child health
Religion and society
Expanding knowledge in human society
Sport, exercise and recreation
Health policy evaluation
Other health
Evaluation of health outcomes
Preventive medicine

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

trips4health: Protocol of a single-blinded randomised controlled trial incentivising adults to use public transport for physical activity gain; Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
A head-to-head comparison of the EQ-5D-5L and AQoL-8D multi-attribute utility instruments in patients who have previously undergone bariatric surgery; The Patient
A mixed-methods study of the demographic and behavioural correlates of walking to a more distant bus stop; Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives
A qualitative investigation of the health economic impacts of bariatric surgery for obesity and implications for improved practice in health economics; Health Economics
Acceptability and perceived feasibility of strategies to increase public transport use for physical activity gain - a mixed methods study; Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Authors’ Response to the Letter to the Editor: Parkrun and the Claim of “Elitism” in Paid-Entry Run/Walk Events; American Journal of Health Promotion
Characteristics associated with willingness to walk further than necessary to the bus stop: Insights for public transport-related physical activity; Journal of Transport and Health
Childhood factors related to diverging body mass index trajectories from childhood into mid-adulthood: A mixed methods study; Social Science and Medicine
Diverse approaches to the health economic evaluation of bariatric surgery: a comprehensive systematic review; Obesity Reviews
Emergency and pre-surgical band deflation in patients with laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands: variations in practice; ANZ Journal of Surgeons
Exploring the health-promoting potential of the 'parkrun' phenomenon: What factors are associated with higher levels of participation?; American Journal of Health Promotion
Final Report Girls in Action Sports Project (GASP)
Health and broader community benefit of parkrun – An exploratory qualitative study; Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Motivations for Seeking Bariatric Surgery: The Importance of Health Professionals and Social Networks; Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care
PCP4 A qualitative investigation of information asymmetry for obesity surgery: Diversity of patient experiences in the information age and demand-induced supply; Value in Health
Population estimates and characteristics of Australians potentially eligible for bariatric surgery: findings from the 2011-13 Australian Health Survey; Australian Health Review
Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching : mechanisms and clinical implications; Sports Medicine
Review of publicly-funded bariatric surgery policy in Australia - lessons for more comprehensive policy making; Obesity Surgery
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
Test-retest reliability of a self-reported physical activity environment instrument for use in rural settings; Australian Journal of Rural Health
The support needs of patients waiting for publicly funded bariatric surgery - implications for health service planners; Clinical Obesity
Understanding gender differences in bariatric surgery: Moving beyond traditional representation and appearance concerns; 13th International Congress on Obesity
Understanding the gendered nature of weight loss surgery: insights from an Australian qualitative study; Health Sociology Review
What are the support experiences and needs of patients who have received bariatric surgery?; Health Expectations
“I love having a healthy lifestyle' – a qualitative study investigating body mass index trajectories from childhood to mid-adulthood; BMC Obesity

Research Projects

Changing the game for girls in action sports; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Changing the Game for Girls in Action Sports
Literature review on 3Rs (the replacement, reduction and refinement of the use of animals for scientific purposes)

Research Candidate Supervision