Robert J Donovan

Summary

Affiliation: Curtin University of Technology
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Using pedometers to increase physical activity in overweight and obese women: a pilot study
    Sebely Pal
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, ATN Centre for Metabolic Fitness, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:309. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint When confrontational images may be counter productive: reinforcing the case for pre-testing communications in sensitive areas
    Robert J Donovan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Social Marketing Research Unit, Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 19:132-6. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Self-regulation of motor vehicle advertising: is it working in Australia?
    Robert J Donovan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 43:631-6. 2011
  4. pmc Tobacco point of sale advertising increases positive brand user imagery
    R J Donovan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Hayman Rd, Bentley, Western Australia, Australia
    Tob Control 11:191-4. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint People's perceptions of cancer survivability: implications for oncologists
    Robert J Donovan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University, Bentley, WA 6102, Australia
    Lancet Oncol 7:668-75. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint People's beliefs about factors contributing to mental health: implications for mental health promotion
    Robert J Donovan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University, Western Australia, Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 18:50-6. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Tackle the problem when it gets here: pandemic preparedness among small and medium businesses
    Rochelle E Watkins
    Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Qual Health Res 18:902-12. 2008
  8. pmc Impact of smoking images in magazines on the smoking attitudes and intentions of youth: an experimental investigation
    Owen B J Carter
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Tob Control 16:368-72. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Western Australians' perceptions of the survivability of different cancers: implications for public education campaigns
    Sandra C Jones
    Centre for Health Behaviour Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 16:124-8. 2005
  10. pmc Influenza pandemic preparedness: motivation for protection among small and medium businesses in Australia
    Rochelle E Watkins
    Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    BMC Public Health 7:157. 2007

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. pmc Using pedometers to increase physical activity in overweight and obese women: a pilot study
    Sebely Pal
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, ATN Centre for Metabolic Fitness, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:309. 2009
    ..This research evaluated whether the daily use of pedometers could increase physical activity and improve health outcomes in sedentary overweight and obese women...
  2. ncbi request reprint When confrontational images may be counter productive: reinforcing the case for pre-testing communications in sensitive areas
    Robert J Donovan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Social Marketing Research Unit, Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 19:132-6. 2008
    ..This study assesses the effectiveness of a graphic confrontational image in the Australian 2006 campaign versus an alternative non-violent image to motivate men to wear a white ribbon on White Ribbon Day...
  3. doi request reprint Self-regulation of motor vehicle advertising: is it working in Australia?
    Robert J Donovan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 43:631-6. 2011
    ..One way may be to make it mandatory for advertisers to report consumer pre-testing of their advertising to ensure that undesirable messages are not being communicated to viewers...
  4. pmc Tobacco point of sale advertising increases positive brand user imagery
    R J Donovan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Hayman Rd, Bentley, Western Australia, Australia
    Tob Control 11:191-4. 2002
    ..To determine the potential impact of point of sale advertising on adolescents so as to inform changes to the Tobacco Control Act...
  5. ncbi request reprint People's perceptions of cancer survivability: implications for oncologists
    Robert J Donovan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University, Bentley, WA 6102, Australia
    Lancet Oncol 7:668-75. 2006
    ..We also investigate some potential implications of people's underestimation or overestimation of survival for screening and prevention behaviours and delineate implications for oncologists...
  6. ncbi request reprint People's beliefs about factors contributing to mental health: implications for mental health promotion
    Robert J Donovan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University, Western Australia, Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 18:50-6. 2007
    ..To quantify people's perceptions of mental health identified in qualitative research and to inform mental health promotion communication strategies...
  7. doi request reprint Tackle the problem when it gets here: pandemic preparedness among small and medium businesses
    Rochelle E Watkins
    Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Qual Health Res 18:902-12. 2008
    ..These findings have important implications for the design of communication strategies to promote preparedness...
  8. pmc Impact of smoking images in magazines on the smoking attitudes and intentions of youth: an experimental investigation
    Owen B J Carter
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Tob Control 16:368-72. 2007
    ..To determine the effect of magazine incidental smoking imagery on youths' smoking intentions...
  9. ncbi request reprint Western Australians' perceptions of the survivability of different cancers: implications for public education campaigns
    Sandra C Jones
    Centre for Health Behaviour Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 16:124-8. 2005
    ..However, there is little empirical evidence to suggest people's awareness of the survivability of different cancers. The object of the present study was to determine people's estimates of the survivability of 10 cancers...
  10. pmc Influenza pandemic preparedness: motivation for protection among small and medium businesses in Australia
    Rochelle E Watkins
    Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    BMC Public Health 7:157. 2007
    ..This study aimed to investigate the association between individual perceptions and preparedness for pandemic influenza among small and medium business owners and managers...
  11. ncbi request reprint Process evaluation of the Act-Belong-Commit Mentally Healthy WA campaign: first 12 months data
    Geoffrey Jalleh
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Western Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 18:217-20. 2007
    ..To assess the extent of partnerships established by the Act-Belong-Commit campaign in the six intervention towns in the first 12 months, from October 2005 to September 2006, and the exposure achieved...
  12. ncbi request reprint Changes in beliefs about cancer in Western Australia, 1964-2001
    Robert J Donovan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, WA
    Med J Aust 181:23-5. 2004
    ..To assess changes in people's knowledge and beliefs about cancer between 1964 and 2001...
  13. ncbi request reprint Public (Mis)understanding of the UV Index
    Owen B J Carter
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    J Health Commun 12:41-52. 2007
    ..Future efforts to improve utilisation of the UVI, particularly among those looking at new display formats, may therefore be ineffective, unless they also incorporate strategies to facilitate understanding of the measure...
  14. doi request reprint Efficacy of breast cancer appeals for promoting physical activity
    Geoffrey Jalleh
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    J Cancer Educ 24:33-5. 2009
    ..We investigated the efficacy of breast cancer prevention messages in increasing intentions to be more active...
  15. doi request reprint Exposure of children and adolescents to alcohol advertising on Australian metropolitan free-to-air television
    Lynda Fielder
    School of Marketing, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845, Australia
    Addiction 104:1157-65. 2009
    ..This study investigated the exposure of underage youth to alcohol television advertising on metropolitan free-to-air television in the five mainland capital city markets of Australia...
  16. doi request reprint Beliefs about bowel cancer among the target group for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in Australia
    Geoffrey Jalleh
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:187-92. 2010
    ..To assess awareness of and intentions and self-reported participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) in Australia and the program's impact on knowledge of and beliefs about bowel cancer...
  17. doi request reprint Children's understanding of the selling versus persuasive intent of junk food advertising: implications for regulation
    Owen B J Carter
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 72:962-8. 2011
    ..These findings have important implications regarding the debate surrounding regulation of junk food (and other) advertising aimed at children...
  18. ncbi request reprint A conceptual framework for achieving performance enhancing drug compliance in sport
    Robert J Donovan
    Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Sports Med 32:269-84. 2002
    ..Programmes can be developed in each of the six major areas, with allocation of resources to each area based on needs-assessment research with athletes and other relevant groups...
  19. doi request reprint The effect of retail cigarette pack displays on unplanned purchases: results from immediate postpurchase interviews
    O B J Carter
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845, Australia
    Tob Control 18:218-21. 2009
    ..To assess the influence of point-of-sale (POS) cigarette displays on unplanned purchases...
  20. ncbi request reprint Increasing mouthguards usage among junior rugby and basketball players
    G Jalleh
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 25:250-2. 2001
    ..To evaluate a Western Australian mouthguard promotion campaign, launched at the start of the 1997/98 junior rugby union and junior basketball seasons, aimed at increasing mouthguard usage at competition and training...
  21. ncbi request reprint Messages in alcohol advertising targeted to youth
    S C Jones
    Centre for Behavioral Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 25:126-31. 2001
    ..To assess young people's perceived messages in three ads for a vodka-based, pre-mixed alcohol beverage, and to assess the extent to which the ads appeared to be consistent with the industry's voluntary code...
  22. ncbi request reprint Creating smoke-free environments in recreational settings
    B Giles-Corti
    Albany Centre and Department of Public Health at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Health Educ Behav 28:341-51. 2001
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  23. doi request reprint Impact on community organisations that partnered with the Act-Belong-Commit mental health promotion campaign
    Geoffrey Jalleh
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University, Perth WA 6845, Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 24:44-8. 2013
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  24. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of bowel cancer appeals for promoting physical activity
    Geoffrey Jalleh
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 16:107-9. 2005
    ..To investigate the potential efficacy of bowel cancer prevention messages in increasing intentions to be more physically active...
  25. pmc Continuous tracking of the Australian National Tobacco Campaign: advertising effects on recall, recognition, cognitions, and behaviour
    R J Donovan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University, Western Australia, Australia
    Tob Control 12:ii30-9. 2003
    ..To relate Australian National Tobacco Campaign advertising to outcome measures such as smokers' awareness of and reaction to the campaign, and indicators of interest in smoking cessation...
  26. ncbi request reprint Exposure of children and adolescents to alcohol advertising on television in Australia
    Matthew V Winter
    Curtin Business School, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845, Australia
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:676-83. 2008
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  27. ncbi request reprint Is trivialisation of alcohol consumption a laughing matter? Alcohol incidence in a metropolitan daily newspaper's comic strips
    Robert J Donovan
    School of Marketing, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, Western Australia, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 28:257-62. 2009
    ..However, there have been few studies of depictions of alcohol in comic strips in newspapers...
  28. ncbi request reprint Exploring children's conceptions of smoking addiction
    C Wang
    School of Marketing, Tourism and Leisure, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA 6027, Australia
    Health Educ Res 19:626-34. 2004
    ..Recent findings that children can get 'hooked' within a few days of smoking highlight the importance of addiction strategies targeted at children, particularly in relation to influencing intentions to experiment with smoking...
  29. ncbi request reprint The word 'cancer': reframing the context to reduce anxiety arousal
    Robert J Donovan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845
    Aust N Z J Public Health 27:291-3. 2003
    ..It was hypothesised that using 'a cancer' might lead to less negative affect associations than just the word 'cancer'. This was found to be the case for the spoken word association technique, but not for the printed cartoon technique...
  30. ncbi request reprint The relative influence of individual, social and physical environment determinants of physical activity
    Billie Giles-Corti
    Department of Public Health, The University of Western Australia, Albany, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 54:1793-812. 2002
    ..Given the popularity of walking in the community, it is recommended that greater emphasis be placed on creating streetscapes that enhance walking for recreation and transport...
  31. ncbi request reprint The relationship between youth's moral and legal perceptions of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana and use of these substances
    Claudia Amonini
    School of Economics ommerce, University of Western Australia, M261, Nedlands, Australia
    Health Educ Res 21:276-86. 2006
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  32. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status differences in recreational physical activity levels and real and perceived access to a supportive physical environment
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Prev Med 35:601-11. 2002
    ..Spatial access to recreational facilities and perceptions of the neighborhood environment and physical activity levels were examined by the socioeconomic status of area of residence (SES)...
  33. pmc Evaluation of aid to diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions in general practice: controlled trial randomised by practice
    Dallas R English
    The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    BMJ 327:375. 2003
    ..To determine whether an aid to the diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions reduces the ratio of benign lesions to melanomas excised in general practice...
  34. pmc Relative influences of individual, social environmental, and physical environmental correlates of walking
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009
    Am J Public Health 93:1583-9. 2003
    ..This study sought to examine individual, social environmental, and physical environmental correlates of walking...
  35. ncbi request reprint Environmental and lifestyle factors associated with overweight and obesity in Perth, Australia
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Western Australia
    Am J Health Promot 18:93-102. 2003
    ..To examine associations between environmental and lifestyle factors and overweight or obesity...
  36. ncbi request reprint Tobacco advertising and promotion at point-of-sale
    Geoffrey Jalleh
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:579-80. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint Does theory inform practice in health promotion in Australia?
    Sandra C Jones
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522
    Health Educ Res 19:1-14. 2004
    ..The paper concludes with possible explanations for the low level of utilization of theories and models, and suggestions for increasing their usage based on information sources accessed by these practitioners...
  38. ncbi request reprint Changing perceptions of solaria and cancer risk: the role of the media
    Geoffrey Jalleh
    Med J Aust 188:735. 2008
  39. ncbi request reprint Impact on callers to a men's domestic violence helpline
    Robert J Donovan
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:384-5. 2006