Dr Rebecca Tooher

Dr Rebecca Tooher
 Position Director
 Org Unit Division of Academic and Student Engagement
 Email rebecca.tooher@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 1316
 Location Floor/Room 7 ,  Kenneth Wills ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Rebecca Tooher is Director, Education Strategy and Teaching Excellence in the Division of Academic and Student Engagement. Before commencing in the role in June 2018, Rebecca was a public health academic. She has led major curriculum renewal of public health teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. She has taught 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 important matters of public policy..

     

  • Qualifications

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

     

     

  • Awards & Achievements

    School of Population Health Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award 2014

     

  • Research Funding

    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

     

  • Publications

    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)

     

     

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