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Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

2012

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Critical Geographies With The State: The Problem Of Social Vulnerability And The Politics Of Engaged Research, Pauline M. Mcguirk, Phillip O'Neill Jan 2012

Critical Geographies With The State: The Problem Of Social Vulnerability And The Politics Of Engaged Research, Pauline M. Mcguirk, Phillip O'Neill

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State interventions to govern social vulnerability highlight the complexity of contemporary states, marked by neoliberal agenda but also by progressive interventions and the desire for effectiveness. This paper draws on collaborative research with government agencies on social vulnerability in the Hunter region to assess the desirability of undertaking critical geographies with the state. We see states as contested terrains invested with the institutional capacity to mobilise diverse political projects. We argue that critical research in partnership with states is possible, as are mobilisations of the agency of state institutions to promote progressive policy development. The paper explores how we might ...


Preventing The Spread Of Colds And Flu: A University Based Social Marketing Campaign, Sandra C. Jones, Lyn Phillipson, Karen M. Larsen-Truong, Lance R. Barrie Jan 2012

Preventing The Spread Of Colds And Flu: A University Based Social Marketing Campaign, Sandra C. Jones, Lyn Phillipson, Karen M. Larsen-Truong, Lance R. Barrie

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Each year seasonal influenza in Australia causes an estimated 18,000 hospitalisations, 300,000 General Practitioner consultations, and 1,500 to 3,500 deaths (Newall et al., 2007). Influenza and other viral infections are commonly spread person-to-person by inhaling infectious droplets transmitted when talking, coughing or sneezing (NSW Ministry of Health, 2011). Viruses can survive for an hour or more in the air of closed environments (Weber and Stilianakis, 2008); transmission of the virus from tissues to hands is possible for up to 15 minutes, and from surfaces to hands for up to five minutes (Bean et al., 1982). Individuals ...


Alcohol Brand Websites: Implications For Social Marketing, Lance Barrie, Ross Gordon, Sandra C. Jones Jan 2012

Alcohol Brand Websites: Implications For Social Marketing, Lance Barrie, Ross Gordon, Sandra C. Jones

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This paper presents the findings from exploratory research that explored young people's attitudes and responses to alcohol brand websites. In recent years alcohol marketing spend has increasingly shifted away from spending on advertising in traditional media to other channels such as Internet and social media (Gordon, 2011). Systematic reviews of the evidence suggest that alcohol marketing is associated with drinking behaviours (Anderson et al. 2009). Therefore, research on the nature and impact of marketing in such channels is warranted. The findings from this study can help inform upstream social marketing (advocacy, policy making) to regulate alcohol marketing (Hastings, 2007 ...


Assessing Alcohol Consumption In Older Adults: Looking For A Solution To Inform Evaluation Of Social Marketing Campaigns, Sandra C. Jones, Lance Barrie, Laura Robinson Jan 2012

Assessing Alcohol Consumption In Older Adults: Looking For A Solution To Inform Evaluation Of Social Marketing Campaigns, Sandra C. Jones, Lance Barrie, Laura Robinson

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Alcohol consumption in older people presents unique challenges due to changes in body composition, co-morbid conditions and associated mediations, as well as a reduction in metabolic capacity. As such, this generation has been identified as an at-risk group by the NHRMC (NHRMC, 2011). For the purpose of this paper "older" adults are individuals aged 65 years and over. The NHMRC produced guidelines for minimising the risks associated with alcohol consumption in 2001 (NHMRC, 2001). While the 2001 NHMRC guidelines did not provide specific recommendations regarding levels of consumption for older people the revised 2009 guidelines recommend, 'Older people are advised ...


"I Hope This Can Be Shared With Everyone In Lots Of Schools": A Novel Intervention To Improve Social Skills Of Peers Of Children With Autism, Sandra Jones, Joanne Telenta, Fiona Mckay Jan 2012

"I Hope This Can Be Shared With Everyone In Lots Of Schools": A Novel Intervention To Improve Social Skills Of Peers Of Children With Autism, Sandra Jones, Joanne Telenta, Fiona Mckay

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Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are lifelong developmental disabilities characterised by marked difficulties in social interaction, impaired communication, restricted and repetitive interests and behaviours, and sensory sensitivities (Aspect 2009). While there is considerable debate as to prevalence, Centrelink data shows an estimated prevalence of 62.5 per 10,000 for 6-12 year old children (McDermott et al. 2007). While young children find social situations aversive and prefer to play alone, as these children reach their teens many desire social contact with their peers but lack the ability to form and maintain friendships. Observations in schools demonstrate peer interaction in children with ...


Resident Third Party Objections And Appeals Against Planning Applications: Implications For Higher Density And Social Housing, Nicole T. Cook, Elizabeth J. Taylor, Joe Hurley, Val Colic-Peisker Jan 2012

Resident Third Party Objections And Appeals Against Planning Applications: Implications For Higher Density And Social Housing, Nicole T. Cook, Elizabeth J. Taylor, Joe Hurley, Val Colic-Peisker

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This report is the first output of a research project that aims to examine two models of public engagement in planning approval processes - Third Party Objection and Appeal Rights (TPOAR) and Fast tracked planning - to see how they impact on housing supply, resident perceptions, and realisation of planning goals.


Resident Third Party Objections And Appeals Against Planning Applications: Implications For Higher Density And Social Housing, Nicole T. Cook, Elizabeth J. Taylor, Joe Hurley, Val Colic-Peisker Jan 2012

Resident Third Party Objections And Appeals Against Planning Applications: Implications For Higher Density And Social Housing, Nicole T. Cook, Elizabeth J. Taylor, Joe Hurley, Val Colic-Peisker

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This report examines two models of public engagement in planning approval processes - third party objection and appeal rights (TPOAR) and fast tracked planning - to see how they impact on housing supply, resident perceptions, and realisation of planning goals.


Influences On Students' Development In Key Stage 3: Social-Behavioural Outcomes In Year 9, Pam Sammons, Kathy Sylva, Edward Melhuish, Iram Siraj-Blatchford, Brenda Taggart, Diana Draghici, Rebecca Smees, Katalin Toth Jan 2012

Influences On Students' Development In Key Stage 3: Social-Behavioural Outcomes In Year 9, Pam Sammons, Kathy Sylva, Edward Melhuish, Iram Siraj-Blatchford, Brenda Taggart, Diana Draghici, Rebecca Smees, Katalin Toth

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The Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education Project (EPPSE) has investigated the cognitive and social-behavioural development of approximately 3,000 children from the age of 3+ years since 1997. This Research Brief focuses on the relationships between a range of child, family, home, pre-, primary and secondary school characteristics and students' social-behavioural development in Year 9 at secondary school (age 14). It compares these latest findings with those found for social-behavioural development at younger ages, highlights the specific influences of secondary school on students' social-behavioural outcomes in Year 9 and changes in these developmental outcomes between the ages of 11 ...


Selective Imitation In 6-Month-Olds: The Role Of The Social And Physical Context, Sabine Seehagen, Jane S. Herbert Jan 2012

Selective Imitation In 6-Month-Olds: The Role Of The Social And Physical Context, Sabine Seehagen, Jane S. Herbert

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Six-month-old infants' learning of a new action from two different models (mother/stranger) was assessed in two settings (home/laboratory). In the laboratory, a significant number of infants learned the action from a stranger but not from their mother. In the infants' homes, this pattern was reversed.


Using Health Risk Assessments To Target And Tailor: An Innovative Social Marketing Program In Aged Care Facilities., Sandra C. Jones, Keryn M. Johnson, Lyn Phillipson, Danika Hall, Laura Robinson, Andrew D. Bonney, Joanne Telenta Jan 2012

Using Health Risk Assessments To Target And Tailor: An Innovative Social Marketing Program In Aged Care Facilities., Sandra C. Jones, Keryn M. Johnson, Lyn Phillipson, Danika Hall, Laura Robinson, Andrew D. Bonney, Joanne Telenta

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The number of Australians over the age of 65 years is expected to double by 2021. Many older Australians suffer from one or more chronic diseases - including cancer, coronary heart disease, respiratory diseases (AIHW, 2009) resulting in increased morbidity and mortality, lower quality of life and a higher need for health care (Hickey and Stilwell, 1991). There is increasing evidence that the adoption of healthy lifestyles can have significant benefits even into older age (Haveman-Nies et al, 2002). This project utilized a social marketing framework to support aged residents of retirement homes to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviours to improve their ...


Pandemic Influenza: A Global Challenge For Social Marketing Marketing, Sandra C. Jones, Donald C. Iverson Jan 2012

Pandemic Influenza: A Global Challenge For Social Marketing Marketing, Sandra C. Jones, Donald C. Iverson

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Recent years have seen increased attention and concern regarding the potential for pandemic influenza, following large-scale outbreaks of swine flu and bird flu. Governments and health agencies have time to develop social marketing strategies and specific messages that have the potential to minimize fear, refute or inoculate against misinformation that the public may encounter, and enhance the likelihood of the public taking the recommended preventive and remedial actions should these become necessary. This paper presents an overview of how social marketing can be used to tackle the global challenge of pandemic influenza. The potential pandemic influenza poses a major challenge ...