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Denise is a post-graduate educated researcher, currently working at BehaviourWorks Australia as the resident ‘systems thinker’. She has an interest in in health interventions, social research, environmental determinants of bio-psychosocial health, social marketing, the evaluation of complex adaptive systems and public policy. A team player and leader with the drive, ambition and self-motivation to achieve specific objectives and a strong background in creating and maintaining relationships to ensure high quality work and effective outcomes. Good working practice of multiple methodologies, and a specialist in qualitative methods (including extensive experience of interviews and focus groups).

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Research interests

I am interested in the evaluation of complex problems and the application of systems thinking to support behaviour change.


  • Systems Thinking
  • Complex Systems
  • Public Health
  • Physical activity
  • Community Well-Being
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Behaviour Change
  • Education
  • Health

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Projects 2017 2021

Research Output 2013 2018

Optimal Bladder Management Following Spinal Cord Injury: Evidence, Practice and a Cooperative Approach Driving Future Directions in Australia

Goodwin, D. M., Brock, J., Dunlop, S., Goodes, L., Middleton, J., Nunn, A., Wright, B. & Bragge, P., 1 Oct 2018, In : Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 99, 10, p. 2118-2121 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateResearchpeer-review

Bladder catheter management following acute spinal cord injury: Review of guidelines and qualitative exploration of practice. 

Bragge, P., Boulet, M., Brock, J. A., Dunlop, S., Ghafoori, E., Goodwin, D., Guy, S., Lennox, A. J., Middleton, J., Wright, B. K. & Nunn, A., 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterOther


From design to interpretation: Lessons from a public health campaign promoting physical activity

Goodwin, D., Peerbhoy, D., Murphy, R. C. & Stratton, G., 2014, In : Health Education Journal. 73, 5, p. 554-565 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

How can planning add value to obesity prevention programmes? A qualitative study of planning and planners in the Healthy Towns programme in England

Goodwin, D. M., Mapp, F., Sautkina, E., Jones, A., Ogilvie, D., White, M., Petticrew, M. & Cummins, S., 2014, In : Health and Place. 30, p. 120-126 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Lost in translation? Theory, policy and practice in systems-based environmental approaches to obesity prevention in the Healthy Towns programme in England

Sautkina, E., Goodwin, D., Jones, A., Ogilvie, D., Petticrew, M., White, M. & Cummins, S., 2014, In : Health and Place. 29, p. 60-66 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Press / Media