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Biography

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With a background in community development, Ben brings to the department 15 years of experience as a health promotion practitioner and evaluator, having worked in regional health services and local government, and as a consultant for State and Commonwealth Governments in Australia, UNICEF and the World Health Organization. Ben has a broad research portfolio, with interests in measurement of health risk factors and determinants, the role of the mass media in health promotion, and the design of chronic disease prevention strategies for health care settings. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia, and has published his work widely in Australia and overseas.

Research interests

  • Measurement of health risk factors and determinants
  • The role of the mass media in health promotion
  • Design of chronic disease prevention strategies for health care settings.

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Projects 2007 2018

Research Output 1999 2018

Exploring Factors Influencing Childhood Obesity Prevention Among Migrant Communities in Victoria, Australia: A Qualitative Study

Renzaho, A. M. N., Green, J., Smith, B. J. & Polonsky, M., Aug 2018, In : Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 20, 4, p. 865-883 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Systematic review of the effect of lifestyle interventions on the components of the metabolic syndrome in South Asian migrants

Martin, C. A., Gowda, U., Smith, B. J. & Renzaho, A. M. N., Feb 2018, In : Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 20, 1, p. 231-244 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Barriers and challenges affecting the contemporary churches engagement in health promotion

Ayton, D., Manderson, L. & Smith, B. J., 1 Apr 2017, In : Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 28, 1, p. 52–58 7 p., HE15037.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Advancing evaluation practice in health promotion

Smith, B. J., Rissel, C., Shilton, T. & Bauman, A., 1 Dec 2016, In : Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 27, 3, p. 184-186 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

A model inter-comparison study to examine limiting factors in modelling Australian tropical savannas

Whitley, R., Beringer, J., Hutley, L. B., Abramowitz, G., De Kauwe, M. G., Duursma, R. A., Evans, B., Haverd, V., Li, L., Ryu, Y., Smith, B., Wang, Y. P., Williams, M. & Yu, Q. Q., 3 Jun 2016, In : Biogeosciences. 13, 11, p. 3245-3265 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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