Michael Fotheringham

Michael Fotheringham
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | AHURI

PhD

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The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has sought to increase its policy impact by transitioning from funding ‘policy relevant’ research to a ‘policy development’ research model. This model has been developed and implemented by AHURI over more than a decade in its role as an intermediary between the research and policy communit...
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The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has, since its inception, prioritised policy relevance in its research. Drawing on an impact narrative approach, this paper presents a case study of the contribution of AHURI research to the development of a specific policy initiative: the Affordable Housing Bond Aggregator function of the...
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Assesses the effectiveness of Australia's specialist homelessness services system. Finds that individual homelessness services and programs are effective in bringing about positive housing and non-housing outcomes for their clients, but that there are a number of barriers to system effectiveness. The report presents a number of findings including t...
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Springboard is a leaving care service funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) ($16.9 million over four years: 2011/12 – 2014/15). The program, which commenced in 2012, assists young people aged 16 to 20 on Victorian Custody or Guardianship orders who are in, or have recently left, residential care. The focus is on ass...
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Springboard is a leaving care service funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) ($16.9 million over four years: 2011/12 – 2014/15). The program, which commenced in 2012, assists young people aged 16 to 20 on Victorian Custody or Guardianship orders who are in, or have recently left, residential care. The focus is on ass...
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Springboard is a leaving care service funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) ($16.9 million over four years: 2011/12 – 2014/15). The program, which commenced in 2012, assists young people aged 16 to 20 on Victorian Custody or Guardianship orders who are in, or have recently left, residential care. The focus is on ass...
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Springboard is a leaving care service funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) ($16.9 million over four years: 2011/12 – 2014/15). The program, which commenced in 2012, assists young people aged 16 to 20 on Victorian Custody or Guardianship orders who are in, or have recently left, residential care. The focus is on ass...
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The Internet has the potential for delivering innovative, interactive physical activity (PA) interventions to large numbers of people. This study was designed to test the efficacy of an Internet intervention that consisted of a Web site plus 12 weekly e-mail tip sheets, compared with a waiting list control group. The Internet intervention was theor...
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The goal of the present study was to examine participants' perceptions of a theory-driven, physical activity promotion website. Participants in the present study were individuals in the website condition of a randomized trial designed to test the efficacy of the website. At 1 month, participants were surveyed regarding their self-report of barriers...
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To examine age-related differences in the physical activity behaviors of young adults. We examined rates of participation in vigorous- and moderate-intensity leisure-time activity and walking, as well as an index of physical activity sufficient for health benefits in three Australian cross-sectional samples, for the age ranges of 18--19, 20--24, an...
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Physical inactivity contributes to premature mortality and morbidity and increasing prevalences of overweight and obesity in industrialized countries. Computer use is an increasingly common sedentary behaviour, potentially displacing physical activity. Physical activity and computer use were examined in 697 young adults (18-30 years). Energy expend...
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Environmental changes are expected to lead to decreased time in sedentary behavior and to increased levels of physical activity in populations. Past research has emphasized psychosocial determinants of physical activity. Progress in the field will require more focus on understanding sedentary behaviors and the role of environmental determinants.
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Interactive health communication using Internet technologies is expanding the range and flexibility of intervention and teaching options available in preventive medicine and the health sciences. Advantages of interactive health communication include the enhanced convenience, novelty, and appeal of computer-mediated communication; its flexibility an...
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Although the term "behavioral epidemiology" has been used in the literature since the late 1970s, it has not been clearly defined. A behavioral epidemiology framework is proposed to specify a systematic sequence of studies on health-related behaviors, leading to evidence-based interventions directed at populations. The phase are: 1--establish links...
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To determine whether a 6-month home-based intervention program in adolescents with poorly controlled diabetes improves metabolic control and whether benefits are maintained after the intervention. Adolescents with a mean HbA1c of > 9.0% over the preceding 12 months received either routine care in a diabetes clinic and an ambulatory intervention for...
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Interactive health communication using Internet technologies is expanding the range and flexibility of intervention and teaching options available in preventive medicine and the health sciences. Advantages of interactive health communication include the enhanced convenience, novelty, and appeal of computer-mediated communication; its flexibility an...
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To describe the prevalence of mental health problems and the social circumstances of young offenders after their release from custody in a juvenile detention centre. The subjects were 37 adolescents from an original sample of 101 adolescents who had been remanded in a juvenile detention centre in Adelaide, South Australia. The adolescents were eval...
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This study evaluated the satisfaction of adolescents with general inpatient services in a paediatric hospital. The results suggest that the adolescents were generally satisfied with the services provided. However, a number of concerns were expressed about the physical characteristics of the wards, the day to day organization of the wards, and the l...
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Factors that appear to influence treatment adherence among adults have been the focus of considerable research in recent years. However, less research has focused on children's treatment adherence. This paper reviews current knowledge about factors that appear to influence adherence among children and adolescents. Factors associated with adherence...
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Few previous studies have investigated adolescents' knowledge of the services available to provide help with mental health problems. This is an important omission as knowledge about the availability of mental health services may significantly influence the extent to which adolescents with mental health problems receive appropriate help for their di...

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