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Researcher: Makin, JK (Ms Jen Makin)

Fields of Research

Health services and systems
Primary health care
Health and community services
Occupational and workplace health and safety
Health care administration
Preventative health care
Social psychology
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Rheumatology and arthritis
Medical biochemistry - amino acids and metabolites
Health promotion
Public health nutrition
Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
Acute care
Clinical sciences
Mental health services
Health policy
Health systems
Public administration
Health informatics and information systems
Rural and remote health services
Allied health and rehabilitation science
Exercise physiology

Research Objectives

Behaviour and health
Evaluation of health outcomes
Evaluation of health and support services
Other health
Clinical health
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Health related to specific ethnic groups
Health policy evaluation
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Health education and promotion
Primary care
Determinants of health
Neonatal and child health
Community health care
Health inequalities
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Palliative care
Mental health services
Health protection and disaster response
Mental health
Public services policy advice and analysis
Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response)
Social structure and health
Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Associations of dietary patterns with bone density and fractures in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis; Australian Journal of General Practice
Changes in coverage of sun protection in the news: threats and opportunities from emerging issues; Health Education Research: Theory and Practice
Changes in solarium numbers in Australia following negative media and legislation; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Community-wide Interventions to Prevent Skin Cancer: Two Community Guide Systematic Reviews; American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Compliance with age and skin type restrictions following the introduction of indoor tanning legislation in Melbourne, Australia; Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine
Consequences of banning commercial solaria in 2016 in Australia; Health Policy
Fifty years of changes in UV Index and implications for skin cancer in Australia; International journal of biometeorology
Impact of an outright ban on the availability of commercial tanning services in Victoria, Australia; British Journal of Dermatology
Implications of climate change for skin cancer prevention in Australia; Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Implications of Lessons Learned From Tobacco Control for Tanning Bed Reform; Preventing Chronic Diseases: public health research, practice, and policy
Interventions to increase blood donation among ethnic/racial minorities: a systematic review; Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Low Ozone Over Southern Australia in August 2011 and its Impact on Solar Ultraviolet Radiation Levels; Photochemistry and Photobiology
Melanoma prevention and screening; Cutaneous Melanoma
Monitoring public interest in solariums: variations in internet search volumes over time in Victoria; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Perceptions of the solarium ban in Australia: ‘Fake it, don’t bake it’; Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Population and age-group trends in weekend sun protection and sunburn over two decades of the SunSmart programme in Melbourne, Australia; British journal of dermatology
Shade Provision for Toddlers at Swimming Pools in Melbourne; Photochemistry and Photobiology
Sometimes it takes a loss of life to make a difference; British Medical Journal
Targeted programs for skin cancer prevention: An Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute
Tasmanian After-Hours Primary Care: Evaluation of the GP Assist Service 2017
The increase in solariums in Australia, 1992-2006; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
The Role of Public Health Advocacy in Achieving an Outright Ban on Commercial Tanning Beds in Australia; American Journal of Public Health
Understanding the management of osteoarthritis in Australia: a qualitative study of GPs and orthopaedic surgeons in Tasmania, Australia; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open
Victorian farmers’ and other rural outdoor workers’ skin cancer prevention knowledge and practices; Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand

Research Projects

Community palliative care service delivery for vulnerable groups
Consultation to inform the development of the NDSS Online Customer Services Portal
Evaluation of the Right Place Project
Evaluation of the Tasmanian Suicide Register
Evidence Appraisal to inform guidelines for the management of Acute Coronary Syndrome
Evidence based literature review on diagnosis, investigation and management of low back pain.
Evidence based literature review on infections associated with peripheral venous access devices
Evidence based literature reviews on diagnosis, investigation and management of ischaemic heart disease, and on managing dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Evidence scan on hip fracture and knee osteoarthritis
Evidence scan update on hip fracture and knee osteoarthritis
Evidence-based advice for multifaceted intervention development
Health data for health outcomes stage 3
HIV point of care testing demonstration project evaluation
Implementation of Moving on UP
Innovative funding Chronic Complex Care model (Evidence review)
Literature review on 3Rs (the replacement, reduction and refinement of the use of animals for scientific purposes)
Moving on UP: GPs and mental health services
NHMRC Panel for services relating to health evidence, advice and methods
Our Healthcare Future literature review
Report on Stakeholder consultation for Comprehensive Needs Assessment, and literature review workshops
Review of interventions to increase ethnic minority blood donation
Role delineation framework research and data review
Skin cancer prevention programs evidence check
Tasmania Health Report 2019 Snapshot
Tender - Panel: Health Technology Assessment, Research Support and Other Services
Understanding consumer behaviours in after hours care

Research Candidate Supervision