Affiliation: University of Western Australia
- Developing a reliable audit instrument to measure the physical environment for physical activityTerri J Pikora
School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Am J Prev Med 23:187-94. 2002..We describe the development of a comprehensive instrument to measure the physical environmental factors that may influence walking and cycling in local neighborhoods and report on its reliability...
- Are smoke-free policies implemented and adhered to at sporting venues?T Pikora
Department of Public Health, University of Western Australia
Aust N Z J Public Health 23:407-9. 1999..This study investigated the level of implementation of and adherence to smoke-free policies in two major sporting venues in Perth...
- Developing a framework for assessment of the environmental determinants of walking and cyclingTerri Pikora
School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, WA 6009, Crawley, Australia
Soc Sci Med 56:1693-703. 2003..Identifying the environmental factors that influence walking and cycling will allow the inclusion of a public health perspective as well as those of urban planning and transport in the design of built environments...
- School site and the potential to walk to school: the impact of street connectivity and traffic exposure in school neighborhoodsBillie Giles-Corti
Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, M707, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
Health Place 17:545-50. 2011..This highlights the importance of carefully considering school siting and, particularly, street design in school neighborhoods...
- The anatomy of the safe and social suburb: an exploratory study of the built environment, social capital and residents' perceptions of safetyLisa Wood
School of Population Health, UWA, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
Health Place 14:15-31. 2008..A high level of neighbourhood upkeep was associated with both higher social capital and feelings of safety...
- Planning and implementing a community-based public health advocacy campaign: a transport case study from AustraliaMurray Gomm
Department of Health, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Health Promot Int 21:284-92. 2006..The case study demonstrates the value of a well-planned campaign and including public health advocacy in public health practice, as an important strategy to facilitate the creation of healthy environments through healthy public policy...
- Rapid ascent and buoyancy problems among Western Australian certified recreational diversPeter Buzzacott
School of Sports Science, Exercise and Health, The University of Western Australia, Bunbury, WA 6230, Australia
Diving Hyperb Med 42:30-5. 2012..We investigated risk factors associated with ascending rapidly and/or losing buoyancy control among recreational divers...
- Exceeding the limits - estimated tissue pressures among Western Australian recreational diversPeter Buzzacott
Doctoral candidate at the School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, at the time of the study, 17 College Row, Bunbury, WA 6230, Australia, Phone 61 0 8 9721 1479, E mail
Diving Hyperb Med 40:201-5. 2010..In Western Australia (WA), approximately 40 divers suffer decompression sickness per year, many after exceeding accepted safe time and depth limits...
- Understanding physical activity environmental correlates: increased specificity for ecological modelsBillie Giles-Corti
School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Exerc Sport Sci Rev 33:175-81. 2005..This selective review examines whether the predictive capacity of these models could be improved if behavior-specific measures of the environment were used to predict context-specific behaviors...
- Post-training dive inactivity in Western AustraliaPeter Buzzacott
Doctoral candidate at the School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 17 College Row, Bunbury, WA 6230, Australia, Phone 61 0 8 9721 1479, E mail
Diving Hyperb Med 38:197-9. 2008..The purpose of this study was to measure diving inactivity amongst trained scuba divers within Western Australia and to identify reasons for extended diving inactivity...
- Using a Delphi technique to rank potential causes of scuba diving incidentsPeter Buzzacott
Doctoral candidate at the School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 17 College Row Bunbury, WA 6230, Australia, Phone 61 0 8 9721 1479, E mail
Diving Hyperb Med 39:29-32. 2009..Poor skill levels and inadequate training were also often suggested. Overall, the expert panel suggested potential causes that were more often human or equipment related, than environmental...
- Western Australian recreational scuba diving fatalities, 1992 to 2005Peter Buzzacott
School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Aust N Z J Public Health 33:212-4. 2009..To investigate recreational scuba diving fatalities within Western Australia (WA) between 1992 and 2005...
- Do regular check ups and preventive drug use reduce asthma severity in school children?Lyle J Palmer
Schools of Medicine, Pharmacology and Population Health, University of Western Australia
Aust Fam Physician 33:573-6. 2004..To investigate whether regular check ups and preventive drug use reduce asthma symptoms in school children...