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Researcher: Stephens, N (Dr Nicola Stephens)

Fields of Research

Epidemiology
Health services and systems
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing
Behavioural epidemiology
Oncology and carcinogenesis
Genomics
Health economics
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and disability
Health promotion
Community child health
Infectious diseases
Continuing and community education
Health and community services

Research Objectives

Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response)
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Behaviour and health
Clinical health
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health system performance
Health protection and disaster response
Neonatal and child health
Social structure and health
Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Chlamydia trachomatis in Tasmania 2001-2007: rising notification trends; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
A multi-jurisdiction outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium phage type 135 associated with purchasing chicken meat from a supermarket chain; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
An outbreak of Salmonella Infantis gastroenteritis in a residential aged care facility associated with thickened fluids; Epidemiology & Infection
Anorectal swabs as a marker of male-to-male sexual exposure in STI surveillance systems; Epidemiology and Infection
Associations of cumulative sun exposure and phenotypic characteristics with histologic solar elastosis; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Bug Breakfast in the Bulletin: Diagnosis, investigation and management of tuberculosis at an Australian zoo; NSW Public Health Bulletin
Chlamydia retesting and retest positivity rates: results from a state-wide laboratory data linkage study in Tasmania, 2012-13; Sexual Health
Co-circulation of multidrug-resistant Shigella among men who have sex with men in Australia; Clinical Infectious Diseases
Effectiveness of parental cocooning as a vaccination strategy to prevent pertussis infection in infants: A case-control study; Vaccine
Epidemic forecasts as a tool for public health: interpretation and (re)calibration; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Epidemiology of chronic hepatitis B and C in Victoria, Australia: insights and impacts from enhanced surveillance; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Exploration of testing practices and population characteristics support an increase in chlamydia positivity in Tasmania between 2001 and 2010; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Genomics-informed responses in the elimination of COVID-19 in Victoria, Australia: an observational, genomic epidemiological study; The Lancet Public Health
Geographical differences in Chlamydia trachomatis testing in 1529 year-olds in Tasmania: Findings from a statewide laboratory data linkage study; Australian Journal of Rural Health
Improving public health surveillance of chlamydia: analysis of population-level positivity trends; Sexual Health
Inaccuracies in self-reported histories of non-melanoma skin cancer; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Infectious diseases notification practices, Victoria 2013; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
Influenza and pertussis vaccination of women during pregnancy in Victoria, 2015-2017; Medical Journal of Australia
Large outbreaks of Salmonella Typhimurium phage type 135 infections associated with the consumption of products containing raw egg in Tasmania; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
Local level epidemiological analysis of TB in people from a high incidence country of birth; BMC Public Health
Maternal Vaccination and Infant Influenza and Pertussis; Pediatrics
Molecular epidemiology and spatial distribution of a waterborne Cryptosporidiosis outbreak in Australia; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Monitoring the incidence and causes of diseases potentially transmitted by food in Australia: Annual Report of the OzFoodNet Network, 2008; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
Monitoring the incidence and causes of diseases potentially transmitted by food in Australia: Annual Report of the OzFoodNet Network, 2009; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
Monitoring the incidence and causes of diseases potentially transmitted by food in Australia: Annual Report of the OzFoodNet Network, 2010; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 April to 30 June 2008; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
OzFoodNet Quarterly Report, 1 April to 30 June 2009; Communicable Diseases Intelligence
OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 January to 31 March 2008; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 January to 31 March 2009; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
OzFoodNet Quarterly Report, 1 January to 31 March 2010; Communicable Diseases Intelligence
OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 July to 30 September 2008; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
OzFoodNet Quarterly Report, 1 July to 30 September 2009; Communicable Diseases Intelligence
OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 October to 31 December 2007; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 October to 31 December 2008; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
OzFoodNet Quarterly Report, 1 October to 31 December 2009; Communicable Diseases Intelligence
Public health policies and management strategies for genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection; Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
Recurring outbreaks of Salmonella Typhimurium phage type 135 associated with the consumption of products containing raw egg in Tasmania; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
Role of the general practitioner in testing for genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection: An analysis of enhanced surveillance data; Sexual Health
Search and contain: Impact of an integrated genomic and epidemiological surveillance and response program for control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales; Clinical Infectious Diseases
Testing for chlamydial infection: Are we meeting clinical guidelines? Evidence from a state-level laboratory data linkage analysis for 15- to 29-year-olds; Sexual Health
The contribution of travellers visiting friends and relatives to notified infectious diseases in Australia: state-based enhanced surveillance; Epidemiology and Infection
Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) to a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and humans in an Australian zoo; Epidemiology and Infection
Transmission of tuberculosis infection in a commercial office; Medical Journal of Australia
Travel destinations and sexual behavior as indicators of antibiotic resistant Shigella strains - Victoria, Australia; Clinical Infectious Diseases
Use of data linkage to improve communicable disease surveillance and control in Australia: Existing practices, barriers and enablers; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Waterparks are high risk for cryptosporidiosis: A case-control study in Victoria, 2015; Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
What risks do herbal products pose to the Australian community?; Medical Journal of Australia

Research Projects

Eliminating hepatitis B in remote Indigenous settings: generating health economic evidence; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Research Candidate Supervision