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2015

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The Utility Of Action Research To Support The Development Of Dementia Friendly Communities, Lyn Phillipson, Christopher R. Brennan-Horley, Richard Fleming, Danika Hall, Ellen Skladzien, Kate Swaffer, Nick Guggisberg Jan 2015

The Utility Of Action Research To Support The Development Of Dementia Friendly Communities, Lyn Phillipson, Christopher R. Brennan-Horley, Richard Fleming, Danika Hall, Ellen Skladzien, Kate Swaffer, Nick Guggisberg

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Abstract presented at the 30th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International, 15 - 18 April 2015, Perth, Australia


Future Challenges For Vection Research: Definitions, Functional Significance, Measures, And Neural Bases, Stephen Palmisano, Robert S. Allison, Mark M. Schira, Robert J. Barry Jan 2015

Future Challenges For Vection Research: Definitions, Functional Significance, Measures, And Neural Bases, Stephen Palmisano, Robert S. Allison, Mark M. Schira, Robert J. Barry

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

This paper discusses four major challenges facing modern vection research. Challenge 1 (Defining Vection) outlines the different ways that vection has been defined in the literature and discusses their theoretical and experimental ramifications. The term vection is most often used to refer to visual illusions of self-motion induced in stationary observers (by moving, or simulating the motion of, the surrounding environment). However, vection is increasingly being used to also refer to non-visual illusions of self-motion, visually mediated self-motion perceptions, and even general subjective experiences (i.e., "feelings") of self-motion. The common thread in all of these definitions is the conscious ...


Effective Practices For Interagency Data Sharing: Insights From Collaborative Research In A Regional Intervention, Pauline M. Mcguirk, Phillip O'Neill, Kathleen Mee Jan 2015

Effective Practices For Interagency Data Sharing: Insights From Collaborative Research In A Regional Intervention, Pauline M. Mcguirk, Phillip O'Neill, Kathleen Mee

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Data sharing adds considerable value to interagency programs that seek to tackle complex social problems. Yet data sharing is not easily enacted either technically or as a governance practice, especially considering the multiple forms of risk involved. This article presents insights from a successful data sharing project in a major region in east coast Australia involving a federally funded research partnership between two universities and a number of human services agencies. The Spatial Data Analysis Project sought to establish a community of practice for devising data sharing protocols and embedding data sharing into agency practices. Close dialogue between the project ...


Coproducing Global Change Research And Geography: The Means And Ends Of Engagement, Noel Castree Jan 2015

Coproducing Global Change Research And Geography: The Means And Ends Of Engagement, Noel Castree

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

This response identifies three areas of agreement with my interlocutors. One is the importance of global change science now and in the future; a second is the real capacity that geographers possess to shape the content and direction of global change science, building on past achievements; and the third is the existence of 'group think' in parts of global change science, presenting a target for constructive criticism but also an opportunity for serious engagement. The response then addresses specific points raised in the five commentaries. These points pertain to the burden of academic responsibility, the political aims of 'Changing the ...


Using Facebook As A Space For Storytelling In Geographical Research, Anna De Jong Jan 2015

Using Facebook As A Space For Storytelling In Geographical Research, Anna De Jong

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Geographers have long been alert to the ways space matters to knowledge production and the stories participants choose to share. Despite such understandings, however, geographers remain surprisingly absent from discussions regarding the ways these concerns play out across online spaces. This article reflects on the employment of one online space, Facebook, as a site for storytelling in research exploring return journeys to two Australian festivals - the Big Day Out and Mardi Gras Parade. This article argues that insight over longer temporalities and shifting spatialities afforded through Facebook facilitates heightened understandings of the nuances, repetitions, differences and paradoxes of identities, encounters ...


The Incorporation Of Transformative Consumer Research Principles Within The 'Cancer Good News' Social Marketing Project: A Case Study, Lyn Phillipson, Julie Hall, Leissa Pitts Jan 2015

The Incorporation Of Transformative Consumer Research Principles Within The 'Cancer Good News' Social Marketing Project: A Case Study, Lyn Phillipson, Julie Hall, Leissa Pitts

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Abstract presented at the World Social Marketing Conference, 19-21 April 2015, Sydney, Australia


Reply To 'Strategies For Changing The Intellectual Climate' And 'Power In Climate Change Research', Noel Castree Jan 2015

Reply To 'Strategies For Changing The Intellectual Climate' And 'Power In Climate Change Research', Noel Castree

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Although they challenge some of our claims, Myanna Lahsen and colleagues and Lauren Rickards agree with us that a new intellectual climate ought to prevail in the world of global-change science. We concur with Lahsen et al. that there are other (perhaps better) examples than those that we chose to illustrate the tendency of global change scientists to presume that a 'single, seamless concept of integrated knowledge' is realizable and desirable; Paul Palmer and Matthew Smith provide a recent case in Nature. We apologise if we misrepresented Barnes et al., and applaud the recent efforts of Barnes and Dove to ...


Making Good Law: Research And Law Reform, Wendy Larcombe, Natalia K. Hanley, Bianca Fileborn, Nicola Henry, Anastasia Powell Jan 2015

Making Good Law: Research And Law Reform, Wendy Larcombe, Natalia K. Hanley, Bianca Fileborn, Nicola Henry, Anastasia Powell

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Research plays an integral role in law-making processes. But could academic research be applied more strategically to improve the processes and outcomes of law reform?


Maps And Mobilities: On The Possibilities And Limits Of Spatial Technologies For Humanities Research, Christopher R. Brennan-Horley Jan 2015

Maps And Mobilities: On The Possibilities And Limits Of Spatial Technologies For Humanities Research, Christopher R. Brennan-Horley

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

This paper explores the limits of spatial representation for understanding historic mobilities in a rural Australian setting. For this research, an historical GIS was populated from paper map archives denoting where and when bitumen roads were sealed in the Bega Valley, NSW. Using existing geospatial methods, a temporally sensitive network analysis was conducted, revealing a picture of regional mobility reshaped by modernist infrastructure improvements. Yet a straightforward binary pitting sealed roads as 'good' vs unsealed roads as 'bad' was challenged in subsequent qualitative interviews with long-time residents. Instead, a range of opinions emerged about the role that differing road surfaces ...


The Poppy Research Programme Protocol: Investigating Opioid Utilisation, Costs And Patterns Of Extramedical Use In Australia, Louisa Degenhardt, Bianca Blanch, Natasa Gisev, Briony K. Larance, Sallie-Anne Pearson Jan 2015

The Poppy Research Programme Protocol: Investigating Opioid Utilisation, Costs And Patterns Of Extramedical Use In Australia, Louisa Degenhardt, Bianca Blanch, Natasa Gisev, Briony K. Larance, Sallie-Anne Pearson

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Introduction Opioid prescribing is increasing in many countries. In Australia, there is limited research on patterns of prescribing and access, or the outcomes associated with this use. The aim of this research programme is to use national dispensing data to estimate opioid use and costs, including problematic or extramedical use in the Australian population. Methods and analysis In a cohort of persons dispensed at least one opioid in 2013, we will estimate monthly utilisation and costs of prescribed opioids, overall and according to individual opioid formulations and strengths. In a cohort of new opioid users, commencing therapy between 1 July ...


Health Promotion Practice, Research Ethics And Publishing In The Health Promotion Journal Of Australia, Stacy M. Carter, Annette J. Braunack-Mayer, Jonine Jancey Jan 2015

Health Promotion Practice, Research Ethics And Publishing In The Health Promotion Journal Of Australia, Stacy M. Carter, Annette J. Braunack-Mayer, Jonine Jancey

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

This special issue of the HPJA focuses on ethics in the context of health promotion practice. This editorial takes a narrower focus: the issue of Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) approval for health promotion research, evaluation and quality assurance (QA). We will focus on three papers in the special issue: each argue that those working in health promotion should consider ethics from the very beginning of their research, evaluation and/or QA activities. The first paper, by Ainsley Newson and Wendy Lipworth, is entitled ‘Why should ethics approval be required before publication of health promotion research?’ In it they argue ...


Which Public And Why Deliberate? - A Scoping Review Of Public Deliberation In Public Health And Health Policy Research, Christopher J. Degeling, Stacy M. Carter, Lucie Rychetnik Jan 2015

Which Public And Why Deliberate? - A Scoping Review Of Public Deliberation In Public Health And Health Policy Research, Christopher J. Degeling, Stacy M. Carter, Lucie Rychetnik

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Deliberative methods are of increasing interest to public health researchers and policymakers. We systematically searched the peer-reviewed literature to identify public health and health policy research involving deliberative methods and report how deliberative methods have been used. We applied a taxonomy developed with reference to health policy and science and technology studies literatures to distinguish how deliberative methods engage different publics: citizens (ordinary people who are unfamiliar with the issues), consumers (those with relevant personal experience e.g. of illness) and advocates (those with technical expertise or partisan interests). We searched four databases for empirical studies in English published 1996-2013 ...


Ethics And Health Promotion: Research, Theory, Policy And Practice, Annette J. Braunack-Mayer, Stacy M. Carter Jan 2015

Ethics And Health Promotion: Research, Theory, Policy And Practice, Annette J. Braunack-Mayer, Stacy M. Carter

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

This special issue of the HPJA deals with ethics and health promotion. The accompanying editorial focuses particularly on Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) approval for health promotion research, evaluation and quality assurance (QA), based on the first three papers in this issue. In this brief editorial, we introduce the remaining papers, noting some common threads that are woven through the papers.


Research Training As Occupational Socialization: Doing Research And Becoming Researchers, Anne Cusick Jan 2015

Research Training As Occupational Socialization: Doing Research And Becoming Researchers, Anne Cusick

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Social science research training is de-facto occupational socialisation to researcher-roles. To do research, trainees need to develop and demonstrate advanced scholarship that complies with disciplinary norms and perform tasks to pre-determined standards. Functionalist approaches to occupational socialization underpin the performative and standardised approach to research training common in universities. But there is more to research training than doing research. If truly successful, trainees will become researchers. They will take on the researcher-role and make it their own. Interpretive approaches to occupational socialization help illuminate intra- and inter-personal dimensions of role-taking and role-making, however this approach is rarely used to inform ...


Participatory Action Research: The Distress Of (Not) Making A Difference, Natascha Klocker Jan 2015

Participatory Action Research: The Distress Of (Not) Making A Difference, Natascha Klocker

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Participatory action research (PAR) is alluring for researchers investigating traumatic and sensitive topics. While it is distressing for interviewees to recount these stories - and for researchers to hear them - PAR promises to make the pain worthwhile. Something good will come of it. In this paper, I reflect on a PAR project conducted with Tanzanian child domestic workers. Research vignettes are used to highlight moments of emotional complexity unique to PAR projects. First, the emotional burdens of PAR are distributed across a research team. Researchers need to think carefully about the appropriate 'level' of participation to pursue. Second, there is no ...