Position/s

Senior Research Fellow
Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity

Biography

I obtained my PhD in Geography & Social Inquiry with Profs Graeme Hugo & Barbara Pocock at Adelaide University. I have worked in social health research with Prof Fran Baum's team at Flinders since 2006 on the $2.4m NHMRC Australian Health Inequities Program and with the Southgate Institute for Health Society & Equity.

My research takes a social determinants and health equity approach and I am increasingly researching digital access and equity, equity in e-health access and online health promotion, and the impact of the digital divide for youth with disability and for ageing migrants.

Since 2008 I have led projects for the SA Government's Health In All Policies program. I previously worked for the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Adelaide Central Mission (now UnitingCare Wesley). I co-edited the JoCI special issue on "ICTs for Improving Health"(2013), the AJPH special issue on "Rhetoric & Reality of E-Health" (2013), and am Chair of the 2014 State Population Health Conference. Follow me on Twitter @LareenNewman, and ResearchGate.

Qualifications

PhD in Social Science (Population Geography & Social Inquiry) - University of Adelaide 2006
BA Hons, 1st Class (Geography Major) - University of Adelaide 1994
Diploma in European Languages & Business Studies (Hons - French & German) - UK 1986

Honours, awards and grants

2013 Telstra TJA Christopher Newell 2nd Prize for worldwide best paper http://tinyurl.com/pvjj2a2

2012 Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association Conference 2nd Prize for 'Developments, improvements & innovations in service delivery to AT users' for "Internet for Social Inclusion of Children with Disabilities".

2011 Australian Research Council Discovery Project 'Theorising and understanding how policy processes affect uptake of evidence on social determinants of health and equity in Australian health policy'; F Baum, C MacDougall, L Newman, D McDermott, M Marmot, J Popay

2011 Flinders Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award

2008-2012 SA Department of Health Health In All Policies Program - projects on Digital Technologies and Health (2008/9); Literacy and Health (2011); Healthy Weight Desktop Analysis (2010-11); Ageing Rural Workforce Participation (2012).

2010-2011 Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation 'Connective Solutions: Using Web 2.0 social networking and 3D virtual environments to facilitate the social participation of children with physical disabilities'

2010 Government of the Hellenic Republic 'Improving access to community and social support services in an Ageing Migrant Community in South Australia', M Tsianikas et al.

2009 Flinders Faculty Grant 'Improving access to support services for Ageing Greek Speakers in Australia: a literature review', M Tsianikas et al.

2008 Centre for Intergenerational Health 'The use of Internet-based social networking and 3D virtual environments by children and adolescents with physical disabilities', P Raghavendra, D Wood, L Newman et al.

2008 Flinders Faculty Grant 'Digital technologies as 21st century determinants of health and equity', L Newman, F Baum.

2007 World Health Organisation, SA Social Inclusion Unit 'A rapid appraisal case study of South Australia's Social Inclusion Initiative'; L Newman, K Biedrzycki, F Baum.

2007 John Lewis Silver Medal, Royal Geographical Society.

Key responsibilities

  • Research on equity in consumer access, particularly related to digital inclusion, e-health access, ICTs and health equity, and woman-centred maternity care.
  • PhD and Masters by Research supervision on related issues
  • Chair of the Organising Committee, State Population Health Conference - October 2014
  • Co-Editor, special issue on "Rhetoric & Reality of E-Health" for the Aus J of Primary Health (December 2013) http://www.publish.csiro.au/pid/7300.htm
  • Co-Editor, ICTs & Health special issue of the international Journal of Community Informatics (www.ci-journal.net)
  • Southgate Families@Flinders Research Network - Co-founder
  • Deputy Director Research Capacity Development at the Southgate Institute for Health Society & Equity

Teaching interests

Dr Newman's teaching related duties are postgraduate supervision (see Research & Supervision), and teaching of shortcourses/workshops on Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health. For areas of expertise, see my section on "Research & Supervision". For information on applying to undertake a PhD or a Masters by Research with me at the Southgate Institute.

Research expertise

  • Communications technologies
  • Human geography
  • Public health and health services

Research interests

  • Social determinants of health and health equity
  • E-health access and equity
  • Digital divide and digital exclusion
  • Ageing migrants and service access
  • Health in All Policies, social determinants in health policy
  • Qualitative research methods

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Mobile & Computer-based Technologies to Support Social Networks of Children & Young People with Disabilities in Rural Australia (with P Raghavendra - Flinders; National Disability Research & Development Grant)
  • ICT Use & Health Among Australians Experiencing Homelessness
  • An Equity Analysis of University Students' Experiences of Inclusion and Exclusion through Online Learning
  • Ageing Migrants' Access to Health Services & E-Health
  • Social Determinants of Health and Equity in Australian Health Policy (ARC Discovery)
  • Regional Primary Health Care Organisations: Population Health Planning, Participation, Equity and the Extent to which Initiatives are Comprehensive (NH&MRC Project grant)
COMPLETED RESEARCH- all publications on my GoogleScholar profile; some in open access (browse by Author) at: http://dspace.flinders.edu.au/jspui/

Supervisory interests

  • Digital cultures
  • Maternal health, inequality
  • Social determinants of health (SDH)

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Social and Medical Causes of Neonatal Deaths in Rural Nepal (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Gendered Determinants of Health for Older Greek Migrants in South Australia (1) ; Targeting Healthy Weight? How Different Ideological Understandings of Healthy Weight Impact on Health Equity and Policy (1) ; The Effectiveness of Supporting Use of Internet Technology on Social Participation of Young People with Disabilities in Rural Areas (1) ;

Completion

Associate supervisor : Uncovering the Covered: Pregnancy & Childbirth Experiences of Disadvantaged Women in Remote Mountain Districts of Nepal (1) ; The Digital World as a 21st Century Determinant of Health & Wellbeing (1) ; Young Adults and Online Gambling in South Australia: An Exploratory Study (1) ; The Lived Experience of Job Loss: Consequences for Health & Wellbeing, and Implications for Social Policy (1) ; The Information Needs of Older Greek & Italian Migrants (-1) ;

RHD Student Achievements

  • Georgia Panagiotopoulos
    Gary Andrews Student Award, AAG SA - September 2012
    Esther Bright Travel Award - August 2013
  • Sabitra Kaphle
    Kerry Kirke Award for PhD Contribution to Public Health (PHAA SA) - October 2013

Publications

  • Newman, L.A., Reiger, K. and Campo, M. (2011). Maternity Coalition: Australia's National Maternity Consumer Advocacy Organisation. In Andrea O'Reilly, ed. The 21st Century Motherhood Movement. Bradford, Canada: Demeter Press, pp. 102-113.
  • Goldner, W., Newman, L.A., Biedrzycki, K.R. and Baum, F.E. (2010). Digital technology access and use as 21st century determinants of health: impact of social and economic disadvantage. In Professor Ilona Kickbusch, Dr Kevin Buckett, ed. Implementing Health In All Policies. Adelaide: Department of Health, SA, pp. 133-143.
  • Newman, L.A. (2008). Demographic fertility research: a question of disciplinary beliefs and methods. In Basia Spalek, Alia Imtoual, ed. Religion, spirituality and the social sciences. Bristol, UK: Policy Press, pp. 93-106.
  • Newman, L. and Hancock, H. (2013). Better Birth: The Definitive Guide to Childbirth Choices. 2nd ed. Frenchs Forest NSW: New Holland Publishers.
    [Web Link]
  • Harris, M., Bidargaddi, N., Newman, L. and lynn, S. (2013). E-health in dissease management and psychosocial support: findings from a feasibility study. In 21st Congress of the World Association for Social Psychiatry. 21st Congress of the World Association for Social Psychiatry. Lisbon (Portugal) Jul 2013.
  • Goodall, K., Newman, L. and Ward, P. (2013). Use of Social Information and Digital Networks by older Greek and Italian migrants in finding everyday information. In 2nd International Conference on Ageing in a Foreign Land. 2nd International Conference on Ageing in a Foreign Land. Adelaide. Jun 2013.
  • Fisher, I., Baum, F., MacDougall, C., Newman, L. and McDermott, D. (2013). Social determinants of health and health equity in Australian health policy. In 42nd Annual Conference of the Public Health Association of Australia. 42nd Annual Conference of the Public Health Association of Australia. Melbourne. Sep 2013.
  • Fisher, I., Baum, F., MacDougall, C., Newman, L. and McDermott, D. (2013). Australian health policy and social determinants of health and equity: A review of policy content. In Australian Social Policy Conference. Australian Social Policy Conference. Sydney. Sep 2013.
  • Harris, M., Bidargaddi, N., Newman, L., lynn, S., Peterson, L., Schrader, G., et al. (2013). E-health in disease management and psychosocial support: findings from a feasibiity study. In 21st Congress of the World Association for Social Psychiatry. 21st Congress of the World Association for Social Psychiatry. Lisbon, Portugal. Jul 2013.
  • Baum, F., Laris, P., Fisher, I., Newman, L. and MacDougall, C. (2013). Advice to a new health minister who wants to take action on the social determinants of health. In Public Health Association of Australia. 42nd Annual Conference, A 'fair go' for health; tackling physical, social and psychological inequality. Melbourne. Sep 2013.
  • Baum, F., Laris, P., Fisher, I., Newman, L. and MacDougall, C. (2013). Advice to a new health minister who wants to take action on the social determinants of health & health equity. Public Health Association of Australia 42nd Annual Conference. Melbourne. Sep 2013.
  • Walker, R., Newman, L., Tsianikas, M., Panagiotopoulos, G. and Hurley, C. (2013). Ageing and Family Support: Experiences and Expectations of Older Greek-Australians in Adelaide SA. In 2nd International Conference on Ageing in a Foreign Land. 2nd International Conference on Ageing in a Foreign Land. Adelaide. Jun 2013.
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Grace, E., Newman, L. and Connell, T. (2013). Increasing the social particiaption of young people with complex communication needs using strategies to support internet social networking. In Australian Group on Severe Communication Impairment Conference. Australian Group on Severe Communication Impairment Conference. Sydney. May 2013.
  • Bidargaddi, N., Schrader, G., Harris, M., Newman, L., lynn, S., Peterson, L., et al. (2013). Feasibility of an e-health intervention for rural patients with a range of chronic conditions: preliminary findings from a pilot study. Medicine 2.0. London.
    [Web Link]
  • Newman, L.A. and Stewart, M. (2012). Developing a process and framework to assess the equity impact of moving health services online. National Population Health Congress, Adelaide, 10-12 September.
  • Newman, L.A., Javanparast, S. and Mackenzie, C. (2012). Expanding human milkbanking services in Australia: What mothers know and think. National Population Health Congress, Adelaide, 10-12 September. Adelaide.
  • Panagiotopoulos, G., Baum, F., Newman, L., Walker, R.B. and Tsianikas, M. (2012). Exploring the widowhood experience and well-being of older Greek widows and widowers in SA. SA Gerontology Conference. Adelaide. Sep 2012.
  • Raghavendra, P., Grace, E., Wood, D., Newman, L.A. and Connell, T. (2012). Internet for social inclusion of children with disabilities. Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) Conference, Sydney, 22-24 August. Sydney.
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L.A., Connell, T. and Grace, E. (2012). Strategies for supporting Internet use to increase social participation of adolescents with complex communication needs: Preliminary findings. 15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative & Alternative Communication, Pittsburgh (USA), 30 July-2 August.
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L.A., Grace, E. and Connell, T. (2012). Can the Internet facilitate the social participation of children with cerebral play or acquired brain injury? Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine 6th Biennial Scientific Conference, Brisbane, 30 May-1 June. Brisbane. May 2012.
  • Stewart, M. and Newman, L.A. (2012). Falls prevention health literacy online - who are we missing? 5th Biennial Australian & New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference, Adelaide, 28-30 October.
  • Newman, L.A. (2012). Digital impact assessment: a new way to identify communications change impacts on community access to services. Community Informatics Research Conference, Prato (Italy), 6-9 November.
  • Newman, L., Tsianikas, M., Walker, R., Hurley, C. and Panagiotopoulos, G. (2012). Flourishing Ageing in a Foreign Land: the Voice of Greek Communities in Australia. In The Science of Wellbeing - More than the absence of illness. The Science of Wellbeing - More than the absence of illness. Feb 2012.
  • Newman, L., Javanparast, S. and Mackenzie, C. (2012). Expanding human milkbanking services in Australia: What mothers know and think. In Population Health Congress 2012 - Population Health in a Changing World. Population Health Congress 2012 - Population Health in a Changing World. Adelaide. Sep 2012.
  • Newman, L. and Stewart, M. (2012). Developing a process and framework to assess the equity impact of moving health services online. In Population Health Congress 2012 - Population Health in a Changing World. Population Health Congress 2012 - Population Health in a Changing World. Adelaide. Sep 2012.
  • Newman, L. (2012). Equality for Women Online. In Powerful Users or Digital Losers, Re-imaging women online. Powerful Users or Digital Losers, Re-imaging women online. Adelaide. May 2012.
  • Newman, L. (2012). Digital impact assessment: a new way to identify communictions change impacts on community access to services. In Community Informatics Research Conference. Community Informatics Research Conference. Prato, Italy. Sep 2012.
    [Web Link]
  • Tsianikas, M., Walker, R., Newman, L., Hurley, C. and Panagiotopoulos, G. (2012). We are not speaking the same language but we can still understand each other if we are listening. In 11th Global Conference of the International Federation on Ageing. 11th Global Conference of the International Federation on Ageing. May 2012.
  • Ludford, I., Ramanathan, R., Wildgoose, D., Foote, A., Osborne, K., Newman, L., et al. (2012). Implementing Health in All Policies across the health sector - learning through action. In Population Health Congress 2012 - Population Health in a Changing World. Population Health Congress 2012 - Population Health in a Changing World. Adelaide. Sep 2012.
  • Grace, E., Raghavendra, P., Newman, L.A., Wood, D. and Connell, T. (2012). "I could never do that before”: Effectiveness of Internet solutions to facilitate social participation in young people with disabilities. Youth Talks: Sustainable Mental Health - Sustainable Communities Conference, Whyalla, 9-10 August. Whyalla, South Australia.
  • Baum, F., Laris, P., Fisher, I., Newman, L. and MacDougall, C. (2012). Australian Health Ministers' perspectives on the politics of social determinants of health and equity. In Population Health Congress. Population Health Congress. Adelaide. Dec 2012.
  • Martinez, L., Bidargaddi, N., Harris, M., Battersby, M., Peterson, L., lynn, S., et al. (2012). The Limestone Coast mental health teleweb project: implementing best practice care for people with physical and mental health issues using innovative telehealth and care planning support programs. South Australian Mental Health Sharing Excellence Conference, Adelaide, 6 June. Adelaide. Jun 2012.
  • Goodall, K., Newman, L.A. and Ward, P. (2011). Becoming informed: How older Greek migrants in Australia find what they need to know. In Ageing in the Migrant Diaspora, Adelaide, 30 June-3 July 2011. Ageing in the Migrant Diaspora.
  • Hurley, C., Newman, L.A., Walker, R., Tsianikas, M. and Panagiotopoulos, G. (2011). Ageing Greek Migrants in Adelaide and Darwin-The influence of language on service accessibility. In Ageing in the Migrant Diaspora International Conference, Adelaide, 30 June-3 July 2011. Ageing in the Migrant Diaspora International Conference.
  • Newman, L.A., Ludford, I., Williams, C. and Herriott, M. (2011). 'A South Australian Health in All Policies approach to addressing healthy weight' In 41st Annual Conference of the Public Health Association of Australia, Brisbane, 27-29 September. 41st Annual Conference of the Public Health Association of Australia. Brisbane. Sep 1022.
  • Newman, L.A. and Freeman, T. (2011). 'Are health services' information and communication pathways socially excluding?', 7th Health Services & Policy Research Conference, Adelaide, 5-7 December. 7th Health Services & Policy Research Conference. Adelaide. Dec 2011.
  • Newman, L. and Freeman, T. (2011). Are Health Services' Information and Communication Pathways Socially Excluding? In 7th Health Services & Policy Research Conference. 7th Health Services & Policy Research Conference. Adelaide. Dec 2011.
  • Javanparast, S., McIntyre, E., Newman, L.A. and Sweet, L. (2011). Breastfeeding friendly childcare centres in Adelaide: Analysis of current policies and practices. Australian Breastfeeding Association 2011 International Conference, Canberra, 20-21 October.
  • Javanparast, S., McIntyre, E., Newman, L. and Sweet, L. (2011). Breastfeeding friendly childcare centres in Adelaide: Analysis of current policies and practices. In Australian Breastfeeding Association 2011 International Conference. Australian Breastfeeding Association 2011 International Conference. Canberra. Oct 2011.
  • Goodall, K., Newman, L.A. and Ward, P.R. (2010). How do older culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) migrants find what they need to know? In SA Gerantology Conference. SA Gerontology Conference. Adelaide. Sep 2010.
  • Javanparast, S., McIntyre, E.L., Newman, L.A. and Sweet, L.P. (2010). Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Centres in Adelaide: Analysis of Current Policies and Practices. In 138th American Public Health Association Meeting & Expo. 138th American Public Health Association Meeting & Expo. Denver, USA. Nov 2010.
  • Newman, L.A. (2010). Health and social impacts of gender and power inequities in Australia's maternity services. In Emerging Spaces: New Possibilities in Critical Times. Australian Women's Studies and Gender Association 2010 Conference. Adelaide. Jun 2010.
  • Newman, L.A. (2010). Health in All Policies in SA: The Broadband Case Study. In Beyond Evidence on Health Inequities: What works, why and how. AHIP Research Symposium. Adelaide. Apr 2010.
  • Newman, L.A., Biedrzycki, K.R. and Baum, F.E. (2010). Implications of the digital divide for e-health, m-Health and health promotion. In PHAA 40th Annual Conference. PHAA 40th Annual Conference. Adelaide. Sep 2010.
  • Wood, D., Raghavendra, P., Newman, L.A., Lawry, J. and Selwood, D. (2010). The Internet's potential to increase social networks for young Australians with disabilities. In PHAA 40th Annual Conference. PHAA 40th Annual Conference. Adelaide. Sep 2010.
  • Newman, L.A., Tsianikas, M., Panagiotopoulos, G., Hurley, C.J. and Walker, R.B. (2010). Social and health support needs of the ageing Greek diaspora in Australia: the views of older migrants and service providers. In 10th Biennial International Conference of the Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia & New Zealand, Sydney, 9-12 December. Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia & New Zealand, Sydney, 9-12 December. Sydney Australia.
  • Panagiotopoulos, G., Hurley, C.J., Newman, L.A., Tsianikas, M., Walker, R.B. and Skaltsas, M. (2010). Community-based health service and support needs of South Australias ageing Greek migrants. In PHAA 40th Annual Conference. PHAA 40th Annual Conference. Adelaide. Sep 2010.
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L.A., Lawry, J. and Selwood, D. (2010). How are children and adolescents with physical disabilities using the Internet? Implications for social networking. In 5th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine. 5th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine. Christchurch, New Zealand. Mar 2010.
  • Tsianikas, M., Newman, L.A., Hurley, C.J., Walker, R.B., Skaltsas, M., Beales, B.J., et al. (2010). Ageing and services in the Greek diaspora: the case of Darwin. In M Lindeman, ed. The Ageing North. Darwin, NT: Australian Association of Gerontology (SA & NT Division). AAG Northern Territory Conference. Darwin, NT. Aug 2010.
  • Newman, L.A., Tsianikas, M., Hurley, C.J., Walker, R.B., Skaltsas, M. and Beales, B.J. (2010). The Greek Australian ageing population in South Australia: the Missing Link. In Climate for Change: Ageing into the Future. International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference. Melbourne, VIC. May 2010.
  • MacDougall, C.J., Newman, L.A. and Baum, F.E. (2009). The global financial crisis and the closure of car factories: what can we learn from Australian children's accounts? In Diversities in early childhood education: 19th EECERA Annual Conference. 19th EECERA Annual Conference. Strasbourg, France. Aug 2009.
    [Web Link]
  • MacDougall, C.J.M., Newman, L.A. and Baum, F.E. (2009). Health and Social Impacts of Redundancy on Workers' Children and Families. In 19th EECERA Annual Conference. 19th EECERA Annual Conference. Strasbourg, France.
    [Web Link]
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L.A., Lawry, J. and Sellwood, D. (2009). Internet use by children and adolescents with physical disabilities: Implications for social networking. In Statewide Rehabilittion Clinical Network Research Forum. Statewide Rehabilittion Clinical Network Research Forum. Adelaide. Sep 2009.
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L.A., Lawry, J. and Sellwood, D. (2009). Internet use by children and adolescents with physical disabilities: Implications for social networking. In Novita Children's Services Division of Research and Innovation Research Symposium 2009. Novita Children's Services Division of Research and Innovation Research Symposium 2009. Adelaide. Aug 2009.
  • Newman, L.A., Biedrzycki, K.R. and Baum, F.E. (2009). Implications of the digital divide for eHealth: the need to understand technology access and use among low socioeconomic and disadvantaged population groups. In Health in Transition: Researching for the Future. The 4th International conference on community health nursing research. Adelaide. Aug 2009.
  • Boyd, M., Harris, P., Newman, L.A., Williams, C. and Smith, J. (2008). A national health equity network: why and how? In A global world - practical action for health and well-being. Population Health Congress 2008. Brisbane. Jul 2008.
  • Donnellan-Fernandez, R.E., Newman, L.A., Tracy, S. and Reiger, K. (2008). Maternity funding and workforce reform: strategies for better design, better value, better health and equity. In Blevin & Associates (Conference Convenors), ed. The casemix evolution: extending the boundaries: Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing Casemix Conference 2008. Adelaide, SAThe casemix evolution: extending the boundaries: Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing Casemix Conference 2008. Adelaide, SA. Nov 2008.
  • Jolley, G.M., Newman, L.A., Baum, F.E. and Ziersch, A.M. (2008). Typology of job loss impacts from an Australian automotive plant. In A global world - practical action for health and well-being: population health congress 2008. A global world - practical action for health and well-being: population health congress. Brisbane, QLD. Jul 2008.
    [Web Link]
  • Newman, L.A., Baum, F.E. and Biedrzycki, K.R. (2008). Health in All Policies in SA: The Broadband Case Study. In Public Health Research for the Real World. 2008 State Population Health Conference. Adelaide. Oct 2008.
  • Newman, L.A., MacDougall, C.J., Jolley, G.M., Baum, F.E. and Ziersch, A.M. (2007). Health and social impacts of redundancy on workers' children and families. In Program & Abstracts 38th Public Health Association of Australia Annual Conference. Public Health Association of Australia. Alice 2007 Reality Check: Inequities & Health - Tackling the Differentials. Alice Springs, NT. Sep 2007.
  • Newman, L.A., Baum, F.E. and Harris, E. (2007). What are Australian Governments and Health Departments Doing to Build Health Equity? In Program Australian Health Promotion Association 17th National Conference. Australian Health Promotion Association. Grass Roots to Global Action: Health Promotion in Challenging Environments. Adelaide, SA. May 2007, pp. 174-174.
  • Newman, L.A. (2007). Health and social impacts of redundancy on workers' children and families. In 38th Public Health Association of Australia Annual Conference. Public Health Association. 38th Public Health Association of Australia Annual Conference. Alice Springs, NT. Sep 2007.
  • Newman, L. (2006). Health effects of job loss from an automotive plant. In Creating Health Societies through Inclusion and Equity: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of the International Society for Equity in Health. Creating Healthy Societies through Inclusion and Equity - 4th International Conference of the ISEH. Adelaide, SA. Sep 2006.
  • Newman, L. and Hugo, G. (2006). Women's religion, education and fertility in contemporary South Australia. In Population, Policy and Australia's Destiny: Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference of the Australian Population Association. Population, Policy and Australia's Destiny: 13th Biennial Conference of the Australian Population Association. Adelaide, SA. Dec 2006.
  • Bidargaddi, N., Schrader, G., Harris, M., Newman, L., lynn, S., Peterson, L., et al. (2014). Feasibility of an e-health intervention for rural patients with a range of chronic conditions: preliminary findings from a pilot study. Journal of Medical Internet Research: Research Protocols,
    [Web Link]
  • Newman, L. and Alsanousi, A. (2013). Overview of ICTs and Health. Journal of Community Informatics, 9(2)
    [Web Link]
  • Newman, L.A. (2011). Telephone survey methods: Implications of the increasing mobile-only population for public health research. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(5) pp. 491-492.
  • Newman, L. and Frank, O. (2013). Editor. The Rhetoric and Reality of e-Health. Special Issue ed. CSIRO PUBLISHING. 19(4) pp. 265-336.
    [Web Link]
  • Newman, L. (2012). Disadvantaged face e-health challenges: report.
    [Web Link]
  • Newman, L. (2012). Disadvantaged left behind in the digital age.
  • Newman, L., Biedrzycki, K. and Barton, E. (2012). The impact of traditional and digital communication on user access to rural health services.
  • Osborne, K. and Newman, L. (2012). Active Ageing and Employment: Summary of the research evidence. Report prepared for Country Health SA Local Health Network and Health in All Policies Unit, SA Health.
  • Osborne, K. and Newman, L. (2012). Factors associated with everyday cycling.
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L.A. and Grace, E. (2011). 'Effectiveness of Internet solutions to facilitate social participation in young people with Acquired Brain Injury', Novita Acquired Brain Injury Conference, Adelaide, 17 November.
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L.A., Lawry, J. and Sellwood, D. (2010). Why aren't you on Facebook? patterns and experiences of using the internet by adolescents with physical disabilities. Healthy Development Adelaide Thematic Evening.
  • Tsianikas, M., Skaltsas, M., Newman, L.A. and Hurley, C.J. (2010). Improving access to support services for Ageing Greek Speakers in Australia with particular emphasis on South Australia: A Literature Review.
  • Newman, L.A. and Biedrzycki, K.R. (2009). Use of Broadband internet on mobile phones - Literature Review.
  • Newman, L.A. and Biedrzycki, K.R. (2009). Use of mobile phones as a vehicle to increase internet use to improve health and wellbeing in South Australia.
  • Newman, L.A., Biedrzycki, K.R. and Baum, F.E. (2009). Digital technology access and use as 21st century determinants of health: the impact of social and economic disadvantage.
  • Newman, L.A. (2007). Research on health inequalities and social determinants of health. SADI Statewide: Newsletter of SA Division of General Practice Inc. 3(2) pp. 10-12.
  • Newman, L.A. (2007). What are Australian Governments and Health Departments doing to build health equity? Queensland Health Promotion Quarterly, pp. 2-3.
    [Web Link]
  • Newman, L.A., Biedrzycki, K.R., Patterson, J. and Baum, F.E. (2007). A Rapid Appraisal Case Study of South Australia's Social Inclusion Initiative.
  • Beer, A.P., Baum, F.E., Thomas, H.A., Lowry, D., Cutler, C., Zhang, G., et al. (2006). An evaluation of the impact of retrenchment at Mitsubishi focussing on affected workers, their families, and communities: implications for human services policies and practices.
    [Web Link]
  • Newman, L., Baum, F.E. and Harris, E. (2006). Australian Health Inequities Program. Australian Governments and Health Inequities Project, pp. 1-10.
    [Web Link]
  • Osborne, K., Newman, L., Ludford, I., Ramanathan, R., Williams, C., Foote, A., et al. (2013). Active ageing, employment and rural SA: a Health in All Policies project. In G Gregory, ed. 12th National Rural Health Conference Proceedings. Canberra, ACT: National Rural Health Alliance. 12th National Rural Health Confernence. Adelaide, SA. Apr 2013, pp. 1-11.
    [Web Link]
  • Baum, F., Laris, P., Fisher, I., Newman, L. and MacDougall, C. (2014). Dear Health Minister: Tend the garden but make sure you fence the crocodiles. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health,
    [10.1136/jech-2013-203040]
  • Grace, E., Raghavendra, P., Newman, L., Wood, D. and Connell, T. (2014). Learning to use the Internet and online social media: What is the effectiveness of home-based intervention for youth with complex communication needs? Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 30(2) pp. 141-157.
    [10.1177/0265659013518565]
  • Ziersch, A., Baum, F., Woodman, R., Newman, L. and Jolley, G. (2014). A longitudinal study of the mental health impacts of job loss: the role of socio-economic, socio-demographic and social capital factors. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine,
  • Ziersch, A., Baum, F., Woodman, R.J., Newman, L. and Jolley, G. (2014). A longitudinal study of the mental health impacts of job loss: the role of socio-economic, socio-demographic and social capital factors. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine,
  • Baum, F., Laris, P., Fisher, I., Newman, L. and MacDougall, C. (2013). "Never mind the logic, give me the numbers": Former Australian health ministers' prspectives on the social determinants of health. Social Science and Medicine, 87 pp. 138-146.
    [10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.03.033] [Web Link]
  • Anaf, J., Baum, F., Newman, L., Ziersch, A. and Jolley, G. (2013). The interplay between structure and agency in shaping the mental health consequences of job loss. BMC Public Health, 13(110)
    [10.1186/1471-2458-13-110]
  • Donnellan-Fernandez, R.E., Newman, L., Reiger, K. and Tracy, S. (2013). Identifying better systems design in Australian maternity care: a Boundary Critique analysis. Health Systems, 2(3) pp. 213-225.
    [10.1057/hs.2013.7]
  • Hurley, C., Panagiotopoulos, G., Tsianikas, M., Newman, L. and Walker, R. (2013). Access and acceptability of community-based services for older Greek migrants in Australia: user and provider perspectives. Health and Social Care in The Community, 21(2) pp. 140-149.
    [10.1111/hsc.12000] [10.1111/hsc.12000] [Scopus]
  • Javanparast, S., Sweet, L., Newman, L. and McIntyre, E. (2013). A Survey of Child Care Centers about Breastfeeding Support in Adelaide, South Australia. Journal of Human Lactation, 29(2) pp. 230-235.
  • Walker, R.B., Newman, L., Tsianikas, M., Panagiotopoulos, G. and Hurley, C. (2013). The Perspectives of Older Greek-Australians Toward Changes in the Nature of Family Support: Implications for Family Care Policies. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 25(4) pp. 320-334.
    [10.1080/08959420.2013.816194]
  • Kaphle, S., Hancock, H. and Newman, L. (2013). Childbirth traditions and cultural perceptions of safety in Nepal: Critical spaces to ensure the survival of mothers and newborns in remote mountain villages. Midwifery, 29(10) pp. 1173-1181.
    [10.1016/j.midw.2013.06.002]
  • Mackenzie, C., Javanparast, S. and Newman, L. (2013). Mothers' knowledge of and attitudes towards human milk banking in South Australia: a qualitative study. Journal of Human Lactation, 29(2) pp. 222-229.
    [10.1177/0890334413481106]
  • Newman, L. and Frank, O. (2013). The rhetoric and reality of e-health: a critical assessment of the benefits of e-health in primary health care. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19 pp. 265-269.
    [10.1071/PY13133]
  • Raghavendra, P., Grace, E., Newman, L., Wood, D. and Connell, T. (2013). 'They think I'm really cool and nice': The impact of Internet support on the social networks and loneliness of young people with disabilities. Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 63(2) pp. 22.1-22.15.
    [10.7790/tja.v63i2.414]
  • Raghavendra, P., Newman, L., Grace, E. and Wood, D. (2013). 'I could never do that before': effectiveness of a tailored Internet support intervention to increase the social participation of youth with disabilities. Child Care Health and Development, 39(4) pp. 552-561.
    [10.1111/cch.12048]
  • Javanparast, S., Sweet, L., Newman, L. and McIntyre, E. (2013). A Survey of Childcare Centres about Breastfeeding Support in Adelaide, South Australia. Journal of Human Lactation, 29(2) pp. 230-235.
    [10.1177/0890334413477241]
  • Baum, F., Newman, L. and Biedrzycki, K. (2012). Vicious cycles: digital technologies and the social determinants of health equity. Health Promotion International,
    [10.1093/heapro/das062]
  • Anaf, J., Newman, L., Baum, F., Ziersch, A. and Jolley, G. (2012). Policy environments and job loss: Lived experience of retrenched Australian automotive workers. Critical Social Policy,
    [10.1177/0261018312457858]
  • Javanparast, S., Newman, L.A., Sweet, L. and McIntyre, E. (2012). Analysis of Breastfeeding Policies and Practices in Childcare Centres in Adelaide, South Australia. Maternal and Child Health Journal, September
    [10.1007/s10995-011-0887-5] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L. and Lawry, J. (2012). Why aren't you on Facebook? Patterns and experiences of using the Internet among young people with physical disabilities. Technology and Disability, 24(2) pp. 149-162.
    [10.3233/TAD-2012-0343] [Scopus]
  • Newman, L., Biedrzycki, K. and Baum, F. (2012). Digital technology use among disadvantaged Australians: Implications for equitable consumer participation in digitally-mediated communication and information exchange with health services. Australian Health Review, 36(2) pp. 125-129.
    [10.1071/AH11042] [Scopus]
  • Newman, L., Tsianikas, M., Panagiotopoulos, G., Walker, R.B. and Hurley, C. (2011). The social support and service needs of Australia's ageing Greek migrants: a pilot project. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) 15 pp. 287-306.
  • Jolley, G., Newman, L., Ziersch, A. and Baum, F. (2011). Positive and negative impacts of job loss on family life: the perceptions of Australian car workers. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 46(4) pp. 411-433.
    [Web Link]
  • Newman, L.A., Biedrzycki, K.R., Patterson, J. and Baum, F.E. (2011). Partnership in knowledge creation: lessons learned from researchers and policymakers co-producing a case study of South Australia's Social Inclusion Initiative. Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 7(1) pp. 77-96.
    [10.1332/174426411X553025]
  • Tsianikas, M., Hurley, C., Newman, L., Skaltsas, M. and Walker, R.B. (2011). The social support and service needs of Australia's ageing Greek migrants: a literature review. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) 15 pp. 274-286.
  • Goodall, K.T., Ward, P.R. and Newman, L.A. (2010). Use of information and communication technology to provide health information: What do older migrants know and what do they need to know? Quality in Primary Care, 18(1) pp. 27-32.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Baum, F.E., Newman, L.A., Biedrzycki, K.R. and Patterson, J. (2010). Can a regional government's social inclusion initiative contribute to the quest for health equity? Health Promotion International,
    [10.1093/heapro/daq033] [10.1093/heapro/daq033] [Scopus]
  • Newman, L.A., Biedrzycki, K.R. and Baum, F.E. (2010). Digital technology access and use among socially and economically disadvantaged groups in South Australia. Journal of Community Informatics, 6(2)
    [10.1186/1749-799X-6-33]
  • Newman, L.A. (2009). Do socioeconomic differences in family size reflect cultural differences in confidence and social support for parenting? Population Research and Policy Review, 28(5) pp. 661-691.
    [10.1007/s11113-008-9124-3] [10.1007/s11113-008-9124-3] [Scopus]
  • Newman, L.A. (2009). The health care system as a social determinant of health: qualitative insights from South Australian maternity consumers. Australian Health Review, 33(1) pp. 62-71.
    [Scopus]
  • Newman, L.A., MacDougall, C.J. and Baum, F.E. (2009). Australian children's accounts of the closure of a car factory: global restructuring and local impacts. Community, Work and Family, 12(2) pp. 143-158.
    [10.1080/13668800902778934] [10.1080/13668800902778934] [Scopus]
  • Newman, L.A. (2008). How parenthood experiences influence desire for more children in Australia: a qualitative study. Journal of Population Research, 25(1) pp. 1-27.
    [10.1007/BF03031938] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Newman, L. and Hugo, G. (2006). Women's fertility, religion and education in a low-fertility population: evidence from South Australia. Journal of Population Research, 23(1) pp. 41-66.
    [Scopus]
  • Newman, L., Baum, F.E. and Harris, L. (2006). Federal, State and Territory government responses to health inequities and the social determinants of health in Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 17(3) pp. 217-225.
    [Scopus]
  • Newman, L., Biedrzycki, K. and Baum, F. (2012). Digital technology use among disadvantaged Australians: Implications for equitable consumer participation in digitally-mediated communication and information exchange with health services. Australian Health Review, 36(2) pp. 125-129.
    [10.1071/AH11042] [Scopus]
  • Javanparast, S., Newman, L.A., Sweet, L. and McIntyre, E. (2012). Analysis of Breastfeeding Policies and Practices in Childcare Centres in Adelaide, South Australia. Maternal and Child Health Journal, September
    [10.1007/s10995-011-0887-5] [Scopus]
  • Newman, L.A., Biedrzycki, K.R., Patterson, J. and Baum, F.E. (2011). Partnership in knowledge creation: lessons learned from researchers and policymakers co-producing a case study of South Australia's Social Inclusion Initiative. Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 7(1) pp. 77-96.
    [10.1332/174426411X553025]
  • Newman, L.A., Biedrzycki, K.R. and Baum, F.E. (2010). Digital technology access and use among socially and economically disadvantaged groups in South Australia. Journal of Community Informatics, 6(2)
    [10.1186/1749-799X-6-33]
  • Baum, F.E., Newman, L.A., Biedrzycki, K.R. and Patterson, J. (2010). Can a regional government's social inclusion initiative contribute to the quest for health equity? Health Promotion International,
    [10.1093/heapro/daq033] [10.1093/heapro/daq033] [Scopus]
  • Goodall, K.T., Ward, P.R. and Newman, L.A. (2010). Use of information and communication technology to provide health information: What do older migrants know and what do they need to know? Quality in Primary Care, 18(1) pp. 27-32.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Newman, L.A. (2009). Do socioeconomic differences in family size reflect cultural differences in confidence and social support for parenting? Population Research and Policy Review, 28(5) pp. 661-691.
    [10.1007/s11113-008-9124-3] [10.1007/s11113-008-9124-3] [Scopus]
  • Newman, L.A. (2009). The health care system as a social determinant of health: qualitative insights from South Australian maternity consumers. Australian Health Review, 33(1) pp. 62-71.
    [Scopus]
  • Newman, L.A., Reiger, K. and Campo, M. (2011). Maternity Coalition: Australia's National Maternity Consumer Advocacy Organisation. In Andrea O'Reilly, ed. The 21st Century Motherhood Movement. Bradford, Canada: Demeter Press, pp. 102-113.
  • Newman, L.A. (2008). Demographic fertility research: a question of disciplinary beliefs and methods. In Basia Spalek, Alia Imtoual, ed. Religion, spirituality and the social sciences. Bristol, UK: Policy Press, pp. 93-106.

Professional and community engagement

  • Chair, State Population Health Conference 2013 and 2014
  • Associate Editor, The Journal of Community Informatics (www.ci-journal.net)
  • Member of Executive Committee, SA Branch of the Public Health Association of Australia
  • Member, Scientific Committee, 2012 National Population Health Congress (Adelaide, Sept 2012)
  • Member, Australian Communication Consumers Action Network
  • Guest Co-editor, 2013 Special Issue on E-Health Rhetoric & Reality", Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • Guest Co-editor, 2012 Special Issue on Health, Journal of Community Informatics
  • Branch Secretary, SA Branch of the Public Health Association of Australia (2010- 2013)
  • Former convenor of the Southgate Early Career Researcher Support Group (2006-2011)
  • Co-founder and co-convenor of Families@Flinders Research Network
  • Consumer advocate for improved maternity services in Australia and overseas (1996-2010) eg invited member of the Review Committee for the SA Waterbirth Policies (2008) and Review Committee for the SA Homebirth Policy (2009), consumer member of the committee developing and writing the SA Homebirth Policy (2005-7) and consumer representative to the Homebirth Service Implementation & Evaluation Committee at the Women's & Children's Hospital (2009), with several journal articles on these topics, including on "Consumer perspectives on involvement in the SA state policy on planned homebirth" (Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care 2009), "Why planned attended homebirth should be more widely supported in Australia" (Journal of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists), and "Maternity care: A human rights issue?" (Birth Matters: journal of the Maternity Coalition). Dr Newman was formerly a Community Educator with the Australian Breastfeeding Association.

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Community/Public health
  • Health/Medicine
  • Information technology

Interests

  • Digital Divide, Digital Inclusion I am currently researching the impact of the digital divide on access to health services in Australia.

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