Dr Rebecca Tooher

Program Coordinator Master of Public Health
Dr Rebecca Tooher
  Org Unit Public Health
  Email rebecca.tooher@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 1316
  Location Floor/Room WS9062.29 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building ,   North Terrace

 

Rebecca Tooher is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health. She is currently the Program Coordinator for postgraduate public health coursework programs in the School of Public Health (i.e.Master of Public Health, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate). Rebecca is an Education Specialist and Chair of the Executive Group of the Adelaide Education Academy. She has led major curriculum renewal of public health teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. She teaches communication, leadership and health promotion and has a particular interest in experiential learning and preparing career ready graduates. Rebecca's research interests include community engagement and evidence-based practice and she has a special interest in the use of qualitative, mixed methods and deliberative approaches for eliciting public and community views about health research and public health policy. 

 

PhD (University of Sydney), PostGradDipAud (UQ), BA (UQ)

Chair, Executive Group, Adelaide Education Academy

Program Coordinator, Postgraduate Public Health Programs

SA Branch Vice-President, Public Health Association of Australia

 

School of Population Health Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award 2014

 

Law Foundation of South Australia (2017-2019) ($93,634) Communication partners: empirical review -multidisciplinary study into the impact of communication assistance for witnesses with complex communication needs under the Statutes Amendment (Vulnerable Witness) Act 2015 (SA) with Caruso D, Merlin T, Plater D, Langos C, Le Couter A, Wade N.

Commonwealth Department of Social Services (2016 – 2019) Research, Evaluation and Data (READ) Panel of Experts – Member of University of Adelaide consortium with Lynch J, Braunack-Mayer A, Burgess V, Merlin T, Smithers L, Brinkman S, Hoon E.

Australian National Preventative Health Agency Research Grant (2012-2015) ($288,381) (#182BRA2011) Steward or nanny state: Consulting the public about the use of regulations and laws to address childhood obesity with Braunack-Mayer A, Street J, Reynolds C, Moore V, Warin M, Carter D, Moss J, Merlin T, Broderick D, Willis C, Gordon J, Larg A

South Australian Health Commission - South Australian Strategic Health Research Program Grant. (2007 – 2009) ($125,000) Preventing infant deaths in Aboriginal and teenage women in South Australia  with P Middleton P, Crowther C, Glover K, P Baghurst, A Chan, C Blank, D Gregory, I Kowanko, R Martis, Anne Nixon, J Robinson, R Staugas, D Weetra.

NHMRC. NICS Guidelines. June 2008 – May 2009  ($50,000) Clinical practice guideline for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients admitted to hospital with P Middleton, C Crowther

NHMRC Guidelines Assessment Register: Aug 2008 – June 2009 ($17,000) Beyond blue: perinatal mental health guidelines. With P Middleton, C Crowther

 

Journal publications 2012-2017

Street J, Sisnowski J, Tooher R, Farrell L, Braunack-Mayer A. Community perspectives on the use of regulation and law for obesity prevention in children: a citizens’ jury Health Policy 2017;121(5):566-573.

Adriana Parrella A, Braunack-Mayer A, Collins J, Clarke M, Tooher R, Ratcliffe J, Marshall H. Prioritizing government funding of adolescent vaccinations: recommendations from young people on a citizens' jury. Vaccine 2016;34(31):3592-3597.

Tooher R, Collins J, Braunack-Mayer A, Burgess T, Skinner R,  O’Keefe M, Watson M, Marshall H. Intersectoral collaboration to implement school-based health programs: Australian perspectives. Health Promotion International 2016.

Burgess T, Braunack-Mayer A, Tooher R, Collins J, O’Keefe M, Skinner R, Watson M, Ashmeade H, Proeve C, Marshall H. Optimising inter-sectoral collaboration between health and education: the Health Bridges study. Journal of Public Health 2016; 38(4):e430-e437.

 Braunack-Mayer A, Skinner S, Collins J, Tooher R, Proeve C, O'Keefe M, Burgess T, Watson M, Marshall H.  Ethical challenges in school-based immunisation programs for adolescents: a qualitative study. American Journal of Public Health. 2015; 105(7):1399-1403.

Collins J, Alona I, Tooher R, Marshall H. Increased awareness and Health care provider endorsement is required to encourage pregnant women to be vaccinated. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics 2014; 10(10): 2922-2929

Collins J, Alona I, Tooher R, Marshall H. Increased awareness and Health care provider endorsement is required to encourage pregnant women to be vaccinated. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics 2014; 10(10): 2922-2929

Braunack-Mayer A, Skinner S, Collins J, Tooher R, Proeve C, O'Keefe M, Burgess T, Watson M, Marshall H.  Ethical challenges in school-based immunisation programs for adolescents: a qualitative study. American Journal of Public Health. 2014. In Press

Collins J, Alona I, Tooher R, Marshall H. Increased awareness and Health care provider endorsement is required to encourage pregnant women to be vaccinated. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics 2014; 10(10). In press.

Marshall H, Proeve C, Collins J, Tooher R, O’Keefe M, Burgess T, Skinner S, Watson M, Ashmeade H, Braunack Mayer A. Eliciting youth and adult recommendations through citizens’ juries to improve school based adolescent immunisation programs. Vaccine 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.02.098.

Bain E, Wilson A, Tooher R, Gates S, Davis LJ, Middleton P. Prophylaxis for venous thromboembolic disease in pregnancy and the early postnatal period. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 2. Art. No.: D001689. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001689.pub3.

Marshall S, Collins J, Sullivan T, Tooher R, O'Keefe M, Skinner SR, Watson M, Burgess T, Ashmeade H, Braunack-Mayer A. Parental and societal support for adolescent immunization through school based immunization programs Vaccine 2013. 31(30): 3059-3064.
(doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.04.064)

Braunack-Mayer A, Tooher R, Collins J, Street J, Marshall H. Understanding the school community's response to school closures during the H1N1 2009 influenza pandemic BMC Public Health 2013;13:344.(doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-344)

Tooher R, Collins J, Street J, Braunack-Mayer A, Marshall H. Community knowledge, behaviours and attitudes about the 2009 H1N1 Influenza pandemic: A systematic review. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 2013; DOI: 10.1111/irv.12103

Kessels S, Marshall H, Watson M, Braunack-Mayer A, Reuzel R, Tooher R. Factors associated with HPV vaccine uptake in teenage girls: a systematic review. Vaccine. 2012;30(24):3546-56. (doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.03.063)

Marshall H, Tooher R, Collins J, Mensah F, Braunack-Mayer A, Street J, Ryan P. Awareness, anxiety, compliance: Community perceptions and response to the threat and reality of an influenza pandemic. American Journal of Infection Control. 2012;40:270-272. (doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2011.03.015)

 

 

Other publications and publications prior to 2010

Please see Curriculum Vitae under File

Vice President, SA Branch, Public Health Association of Australia

Read my blog at http://publichealthevidence.weebly.com/index.html

Follow me on twitter @RebeccaTooher

Blog post: Is there really safety in numbers? republished on InDaily 5 April, 2011

Blog post: Innovation in public health: what can we learn from the creative arts? on Croakeyblog Sept 30, 2013

Sept 30-Oct 4 2013: Guest tweeter on @WePublicHealth on the Croakey blog

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