Position

Academic Status
College of Medicine and Public Health

Publications

  • Battersby, M.W., Lawn, S.J. and Pols, R.G. (2010). Conceptualisation of self-management. In D. Kralik, B. Paterson & V. Coates, ed. Translating chronic illness research into practice. London: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 155-201.
    [Web Link]
  • Battersby, M.W., Oakes, J.E., Tolchard, B., Forbes, A. and Pols, R.G. (2008). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Problem Gamblers. In Masood Zangeneh, Alex Blaszczynski and Nigel E. Turner, ed. In the pursuit of winning: Problem Gambling Theory, Research and Treatment. New York: Springer, pp. 179-197.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Oakes, J.E., Pols, R.G., Lawn, S.J., Pulvirenti, M. and Battersby, M.W. (2017). The ‘Merry Go Around’ of repeated relapse: A qualitative study of relapse in electronic gambling machine program gambling. Alberta Gambling Research Institute’s 16th Annual Conference. Banff, Alberta. Apr 2017.
  • Smith, D., Harvey, P., Pols, R.G. and Battersby, M.W. (2011). Comparing cognitive and behavioural (exposure) therapies for problem gambling: a randomised trial. Problem Gambling and Addictions. In International Collaboration and Multidisciplinary Approach - Hong Kong. Hong KongThe 3rd Asian Pacific Problem Gambling and Addictions Conference 2011: Problem Gambling and Addictions. Hong Kong. Jun 2011.
  • Battersby, M.W., Pols, R.G., Baigent, M.F., Harvey, P., Oakes, J.E. and Forbes, F.J. (2010). Naltrexone feasibility. acceptability and preliminary effectiveness study. In International Gambling Conference - Auckland NZ. Auckland, New ZealandInternational Gambling Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Battersby, M.W., Lawrence, J.S., Pols, R.G., Markwick, M.J. and Williams, A.S. (2004). Flinders University - Research Evidence and Program Successes. In PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CHRONIC CONDITION SELF-MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. Guiding us Forward.
  • Pols, R.G., Lawrence, J.S., Markwick, M.J. and Battersby, M.W. (2004). CCSM Education & Training: A National Approach. In PROCEEDINGS FROM THE NATIONAL CHRONIC CONDITION SELF MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. Guiding us Forward.
  • Lawn, S.J., Battersby, M.W., Pols, R.G. and Harvey, P. (2009). A behavioural therapy approach to self-managing chronic conditions : the Flinders Program. Diabetes Voice, 54(Special issue) pp. 30-32.
    [Web Link]
  • Pols, R.G. and Battersby, M.W. (2006). Chronic condition self-management: is there a need for a specific curriculum for medical students? Medical Education, 40(8) pp. 719-721.
  • Battersby, M.W., Smith, D.P., Harvey, P.W. and Pols, R.G. (2013). Cognitive versus exposure therapy for problem gambling: A pilot randomised controlled trial.
    [Web Link]
  • Battersby, M.W., Pols, R.G., Oakes, J.E., Smith, D.P., McLaughlin, K.J. and Baigent, M.F. (2010). The definition and predictors of relapse in problem gambling : final report. Commissioned by Gambling Research Australia.
    [Web Link]
  • Blunden, S.L., Battersby, M.W., Pols, R.G., Lawn, S.J., Williams, A.S. and Agnew, D.J. (2005). Submission to Australian Government Productivity Commission based on proposals included in The Position Paper from the Australia's Health Workforce Study. Flinders Human Behaviour & Health Research Unit, pp. 1-28.
  • Lawn, S.J., Battersby, M.W. and Pols, R.G. (2005). National Chronic Disease Strategy - Self-Management.
  • Pols, R.G., Battersby, M.W., Lawn, S.J. and Markwick, M.J. (2005). GEMP Chronic Condition Self-Management Curriculum.
  • Oakes, J.E., Pols, R.G., Lawn, S.J., Battersby, M.W. and Lubman, D. (2018). 'I'll just pay the rent next month': An exploratory study examining facilitatory cognitions among EGM problem gamblers. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction,
  • Smith, D.P., Battersby, M., Harvey, P., Pols, R. and Ladouceur, R. (2015). Cognitive versus exposure therapy for problem gambling: randomised controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 69 pp. 100-110.
    [10.1016/j.brat.2015.04.008] [Scopus]
  • Smith, D.P., Pols, R.G., Lavis, T.J., Battersby, M.W. and Harvey, P.W. (2015). Experiences and Perceptions of Problem Gamblers on Cognitive and Exposure Therapies When Taking Part in a Randomised Controlled Trial: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Gambling Studies,
    [10.1007/s10899-015-9589-z]
  • Smith, D.P., Harvey, P., Humeniuk, R., Battersby, M. and Pols, R. (2015). Effects of Affective and Anxiety Disorders on Outcome in Problem Gamblers Attending Routine Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment in South Australia. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31(3) pp. 1069-1083.
    [10.1007/s10899-014-9465-2] [Scopus]
  • Smith, D.P., Battersby, M., Pols, R., Harvey, P., Oakes, J. and Baigent, M. (2015). Predictors of relapse in problem gambling: A prospective cohort study. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31(1) pp. 299-313.
    [10.1007/s10899-013-9408-3]
  • Smith, D.P., Pols, R., Battersby, M. and Harvey, P. (2013). The Gambling Urge Scale: Reliability and validity in a clinical population. Addiction Research and Theory, 21(2) pp. 113-122.
    [10.3109/16066359.2012.696293] [Scopus]
  • Smith, D.P., Battersby, M., Harvey, P., Pols, R. and Ladouceur, R. (2013). Two-group randomised, parallel trial of cognitive and exposure therapies for problem gambling: a research protocol. BMJ Open, 3(6) pp. e003244.
    [10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003244] [Scopus]
  • Smith, D., Dunn, K., Harvey, P., Battersby, M. and Pols, R. (2013). Assessing Randomised Clinical Trials of Cognitive and Exposure Therapies for Gambling Disorders: A Systematic Review. Behaviour Change, 30(3) pp. 139-158.
    [10.1017/bec.2013.15] [Scopus]
  • Battersby, M., Beattie, J., Pols, R., Smith, D.P., Condon, J. and Blunden, S. (2013). A randomised controlled trial of the Flinders Program™ of chronic condition management in Vietnam veterans with co-morbid alcohol misuse, and psychiatric and medical conditions. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(5) pp. 451-462.
    [10.1177/0004867412471977] [Scopus]
  • Beattie, J., Battersby, M. and Pols, R. (2013). The acceptability and outcomes of a peer- and health-professional-led Stanford self-management program for Vietnam veterans with alcohol misuse and their partners. PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION JOURNAL, 36(4) pp. 306-313.
    [10.1037/prj0000031] [Scopus]
  • Oakes, J., Pols, R., Battersby, M., Lawn, S., Pulvirenti, M. and Smith, D.P. (2012). A focus group study of predictors of relapse in electronic gaming machine problem gambling, part 1: factors that 'push' towards relapse. Journal of Gambling Studies, 28(3) pp. 451-464.
    [10.1007/s10899-011-9264-y] [Scopus]
  • Smith, D.P., Battersby, M., Harvey, P., Pols, R., Baigent, M. and Oakes, J. (2011). The influence of depression and other co-occurring conditions on treatment outcomes for problem gamblers: a cohort study. MJA Medical Journal of Australia, 195(3) pp. S56-S59.
    [Scopus]
  • Oakes, J., Pols, R., Battersby, M., Lawn, S., Pulvirenti, M. and Smith, D.P. (2011). A focus group study of predictors of relapse in electronic gaming machine problem gambling, part 2:factors that 'pull' the gambler away from relapse. Journal of Gambling Studies, 28(3)
    [10.1007/s10899-011-9267-8] [Scopus]
  • Smith, D.P., Harvey, P., Battersby, M.W., Pols, R.G., Baigent, M.F. and Oakes, J.E. (2010). Treatment outcomes and predictors of drop out for problem gamblers in South Australia: a cohort study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44 pp. 911-920.
    [10.3109/00048674.2010.493502] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Lawn, S.J., Pols, R.G. and Battersby, M.W. (2009). Working effectively with patients with comorbid mental illness and substance abuse: a case study using a structured motivational behavioural approach. BMJ Case Reports,
    [10.1136/bcr.08.2008.0674] [Scopus]
  • Pols, R.G., Battersby, M.W., Regan-Smith, M., Markwick, M.J., Lawrence, J.S., Auret, K., et al. (2009). Chronic condition self-management support: proposed competencies for medical students. Chronic Illness, 5(1) pp. 7-14.
    [10.1177/1742395308098888] [Scopus]
  • Campion, J., Lawn, S.J., Brownlie, A., Hunter, E., Gynther, B. and Pols, R.G. (2008). Implementing smoke-free policies in mental health inpatient units: learning from unsuccessful experience. Australasian Psychiatry, 16(2) pp. 92-97.
    [10.1080/10398560701851976] [Scopus]
  • Oakes, J.E., Battersby, M.W., Pols, R.G. and Cromarty, P. (2008). Exposure therapy for problem gambling via videoconferencing: a case report. Journal of Gambling Studies, 24(1) pp. 107-118.
    [10.1007/s10899-007-9074-4] [Scopus]
  • Pols, R.G. and Battersby, M.W. (2008). Coordinated care in the management of patients with unexplained physical symptoms: Depression is a key issue. Medical Journal of Australia, 188(12 Suppl) pp. s133-s137.
    [Scopus]
  • Battersby, M.W., Harvey, P., Mills, D., Kalucy, E.C., Pols, R.G., Frith, P.A., et al. (2007). SA HealthPlus: a controlled trial of a statewide application of a generic model of chronic illness care. Milbank Quarterly, 85(1) pp. 37-67.
    [10.1111/j.1468-0009.2007.00476.x] [Scopus]
  • Lawn, S.J., Battersby, M.W., Pols, R.G., Lawrence, J.S., Parry, T. and Urukalo, M. (2007). The mental health expert patient: findings from a pilot study of a generic chronic condition self-management programme for people with mental illness. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 53(1) pp. 63-74.
    [10.1177/0020764007075010] [Scopus]
  • Lawn, S.J., Battersby, M.W. and Pols, R.G. (2006). Self-management of chronic conditions: everybody's business. Public Health Bulletin South Australia, 3 pp. 23-25.
  • Lawn, S.J. and Pols, R.G. (2005). Smoking bans in psychiatric inpatient settings? a review of the research. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39(10) pp. 866-885.
    [10.1111/j.1440-1614.2005.01697.x] [Scopus]
  • Lawn, S.J. and Pols, R.G. (2003). Nicotine withdrawal: pathway to aggression and assault in the locked psychiatric ward? Australasian Psychiatry, 11(2) pp. 199-203.
    [10.1046/j.1039-8562.2003.00548.x] [Scopus]
  • Lawn, S.J., Pols, R.G. and Barber, J.G. (2002). Smoking and quitting: a qualitative study with community-living psychiatric clients. Social Science and Medicine, 54(1) pp. 93-104.
    [10.1016/S0277-9536(01)00008-9] [Scopus]
  • Forbes, F.J., Battersby, M.W., Baigent, M.F., Pols, R.G., Harvey, P.W., Oakes, J.E., et al. (2010). Naltrexone Feasibility, Acceptability and Preliminary Effectiveness Study. South Australia: Independent Gambling Authority, SA.
    [Web Link]
  • Oakes, J.E., Pols, R.G., Lawn, S.J., Battersby, M.W. and Lubman, D. (2018). 'I'll just pay the rent next month': An exploratory study examining facilitatory cognitions among EGM problem gamblers. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction,
  • Smith, D.P., Pols, R.G., Lavis, T.J., Battersby, M.W. and Harvey, P.W. (2015). Experiences and Perceptions of Problem Gamblers on Cognitive and Exposure Therapies When Taking Part in a Randomised Controlled Trial: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Gambling Studies,
    [10.1007/s10899-015-9589-z]
  • Smith, D.P., Battersby, M., Pols, R., Harvey, P., Oakes, J. and Baigent, M. (2015). Predictors of relapse in problem gambling: A prospective cohort study. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31(1) pp. 299-313.
    [10.1007/s10899-013-9408-3]
  • Smith, D.P., Battersby, M., Harvey, P., Pols, R. and Ladouceur, R. (2015). Cognitive versus exposure therapy for problem gambling: randomised controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 69 pp. 100-110.
    [10.1016/j.brat.2015.04.008] [Scopus]
  • Smith, D.P., Harvey, P., Humeniuk, R., Battersby, M. and Pols, R. (2015). Effects of Affective and Anxiety Disorders on Outcome in Problem Gamblers Attending Routine Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment in South Australia. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31(3) pp. 1069-1083.
    [10.1007/s10899-014-9465-2] [Scopus]
  • Beattie, J., Battersby, M. and Pols, R. (2013). The acceptability and outcomes of a peer- and health-professional-led Stanford self-management program for Vietnam veterans with alcohol misuse and their partners. PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION JOURNAL, 36(4) pp. 306-313.
    [10.1037/prj0000031] [Scopus]
  • Battersby, M., Beattie, J., Pols, R., Smith, D.P., Condon, J. and Blunden, S. (2013). A randomised controlled trial of the Flinders Program™ of chronic condition management in Vietnam veterans with co-morbid alcohol misuse, and psychiatric and medical conditions. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(5) pp. 451-462.
    [10.1177/0004867412471977] [Scopus]
  • Battersby, M.W., Lawn, S.J. and Pols, R.G. (2010). Conceptualisation of self-management. In D. Kralik, B. Paterson & V. Coates, ed. Translating chronic illness research into practice. London: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 155-201.
    [Web Link]
  • Battersby, M.W., Oakes, J.E., Tolchard, B., Forbes, A. and Pols, R.G. (2008). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Problem Gamblers. In Masood Zangeneh, Alex Blaszczynski and Nigel E. Turner, ed. In the pursuit of winning: Problem Gambling Theory, Research and Treatment. New York: Springer, pp. 179-197.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Forbes, F.J., Battersby, M.W., Baigent, M.F., Pols, R.G., Harvey, P.W., Oakes, J.E., et al. (2010). Naltrexone Feasibility, Acceptability and Preliminary Effectiveness Study. South Australia: Independent Gambling Authority, SA.
    [Web Link]

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Subject Titles

  • Alcohol
  • Community/Public Health
  • Drugs
  • Psychiatry

Interests

  • Psychiatry (shared care, comorbidity, depression, anxiety, somotisation in chronic physical illness, consultation liaison psychiatry)
  • Drugs and Alcohol (safe level of consumption, policy, treatment of professionals)
  • Public Health (screening)

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Location: Flinders Medical Centre (4T:231)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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