Position/s

Lecturer
Public Health

Biography

Samantha B. Meyer, PhD (public health) is originally from Canada where she did an undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology. Samantha's research interests include doctor-patient interactions, health system structure, food, bariatric surgery, and the application of social theories of trust, risk, resilience and social quality.

Qualifications

Honours Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology)
Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health)

Teaching interests

  • Sociology of health and illness
  • Social theories of trust and risk
  • Social statistics

Topic Coordinator:

  • PHCA8507  Health Promotion Integrating into Practice
  • PHCA8511  Social Statistics in Public Health

Research expertise

  • Public health and health services

Research interests

  • Doctor-patient interactions
  • Health system structure
  • Food; bariatric surgery
  • The application of social theories of trust, risk, resilience and social quality

Supervisory interests

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Consumer food trust
  • Patient-physician trust
  • Qualitative research methodology
  • Quantitative research methodology

RHD research supervision

Current

Associate supervisor : obesity prevention (1) ; food labelling (1) ;

Publications

  • Wilson, A., Coveney, J., Henderson, J., Meyer, S., Webb, T., Calnan, M., et al. (2013). Trust makers, breakers and brokers: building trust in the Australian food system. Nutrition & Dietetics. Dietitians Association of Australia 30th National Conference. Canberra. May 2013, pp. 46.
  • Coveney, J., House, E., Henderson, J., Meyer, S., Ankeny, R., Calnan, M., et al. (2013). 'It's the mother's responsibility': a critical analysis of a citizens' jury assessment of banning food sponsorship of children's sports. Australian Food, Society and Culture Symposium: Food, Gender and the Family. University of Sydney. Jul 2013.
  • Meyer, S., Luong, C., Ward, P., Tsourtos, G. and Gill, T. (2010). Investigating Australians trust: Findings from a national survey. In The 6th International Symposium and Lectures on Social Policy. The 6th International Symposium and Lectures on Social Policy. Hangzhou, China, Zhejiang University, pp. 939-963.
  • Ward, P., Verity, F., Gill, T., Luong, C. and Meyer, S. (2010). Analysing the social quality of life in Australia: results from a national survey. In Social Quality in the East. Social Quality in the East. Japan.
  • Holmberg, L., Coveney, J.D., Henderson, J.A. and Meyer, S. (2009). Food trust in young Australians [Poster] In Making a difference : program & abstracts. Canberra: PHAA. PHAA 39th Annual Conference 2009 Making a difference. Canberra. Sep 2009, pp. 91-91.
    [Web Link]
  • Holmberg, L., Coveney, J.D., Henderson, J.A. and Meyer, S. (2009). Food & Trust: what are young peoples' perspectives? In PHAA conference 2009. Public Health Association of Australia conference 2009. Canberra. Sep 2009.
  • Meyer, S. and Ward, P.R. (2009). Sociologies of trust: a critical analysis and extension of the work of Anthony Giddens and Niklas Luhmann. In International workshop on Standard Questionnaire for social Quality. Seoul, Korea: Seoul National University Office of Research Affairs. International workshop on Standard Questionnaire for social Quality, Social Quality in Asian Societies conference, Seoul, Korea. Seoul, Korea. Mar 2009.
    [Web Link]
  • Ward, P. and Meyer, S. (2009). The utility of trust for the theory of social quality: a sociological exegesis. In International Conference on Social Inclusion and Social Quality (Social Quality in Asia and Europe: Searching for the Ways to Promote Social Cohesion and Social Empowerment) International Conference on Social Inclusion and Social Quality (Social Quality in Asia and Europe: Searching for the Ways to Promote Social Cohesion and Social Empowerment) Social Policy Research Centre, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, pp. 441-459.
  • Ward, P. and Meyer, S. (2009). Sociologies of trust: a critical analysis and extension of the work of Anthony Giddens and Niklas Luhmann. In Social Quality in Asian Societies conference. Social Quality in Asian Societies conference. Institute for Social Development and Policy Research, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
  • Meyer, S., Ward, P.R., Coveney, J.D. and Rogers, W.A. (2009). Understanding patient-physician trust: Confronting general assumptions of declining trust in healthcare [abstract] In Making a difference : program and abstracts. Canberra: PHAA. PHAA 39th Annual Conference Making a Difference. Canberra. Sep 2009, pp. 85-85.
    [Web Link]
  • Meyer, S. and Ward, P.R. (2008). The place of 'trust' for the theory of social quality: a sociological exegesis. In International Nanjing Conference of Social Quality and Social Welfare. International Nanjing Conference of Social Quality and Social Welfare. Nanjing University, China. Oct 2008.
  • Meyer, S. (2008). Operationalising consumer trust in food, food systems and dietary advice: what can social theory add? In Thinking Synergy. A Finders Postgraduate Conference. Adelaide. Sep 2008.
  • Meyer, S. (2008). Do you trust your doctor's advice? A sociological understanding of coronary heart disease patients' compliance with professional dietary recommendations. In Public Health Research for the Real World. Public Health Research for the Real World: 2008 State Population Health Conference. Adelaide, SA. Oct 2008.
  • Meyer, S., Ward, P.R., Coveney, J.D. and Rogers, W.A. (2008). Understanding consumer trust in food, food systems, and dietary advice: what can social theory add? 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 2008. Brisbane. Jul 2008.
  • Meyer, S., Ward, P., McNaughton, D., Thompson, C., Thompson, C., Hackendorf, P., et al. (2014). A quantitative analysis of bariatric procedure trends 2001-2011 in South Australia: a greater understanding of public and private procedures. British Medical Journal,
  • Smith, C., McNaughton, D. and Meyer, S. (2014). Client perceptions of group education in the management of type 2 diabetes in South Australia' Australian Journal of Primary Health,
  • Smith, C., McNaughton, D. and Meyer, S. (2014). "Being overweight causes type 2 diabetes": the view in the medical encounter. In 2nd Annual International Weight Stigma Conference. 2nd Annual International Weight Stigma Conference. Canterbury, UK. Jun 2014.
  • Smith, C., McNaughton, D. and Meyer, S. (2014). Implications for the patient when nurses view weight as causing Types 2 Diabetes. In 2nd Annual International Weight Stigma Conference. 2nd Annual International Weight Stigma Conference. Canterbury, UK. Jun 2014.
  • Garcia, M., Le Duong, Q., Meyer, S. and Ward, P. (2013). 'Never Testing for HIV' Among Men who have Sex with Men in Vietnam: Results from an Internet­based Survey. In 7th International AIDS Conference. 7th International AIDS Conference on HIV Pathgenesism Treatment and Prevention. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Jun 2013.
  • Garcia, M., Le Duong, Q., Ward, P. and Meyer, S. (2013). Sexual identity and HIV risk behaviors, including multiple sexual partnerships, among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Vietnam: findings from a web-based cross-sectional study. In 7th International AIDS Society Conference. 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Ward, P., Meyer, S., Luong, C. and Mamerow, L. (2011). Equity of access to health care services across Asia. In Health System Reform in Asia Conference. Health System Reform in Asia Conference. Hong Kong.
  • Ward, P., Verity, F., Gill, T., Luong, C. and Meyer, S. (2010). Assessing the social quality of life in Australia: results from a national survey. In International Workshop on Asian Social Quality Indicators. International Workshop on Asian Social Quality Indicators. Chiba University, Japan.
  • Meyer, S. and Ward, P.R. (2009). Reworking the sociology of trust: making a semantic distinction between trust and dependence. In Conference committee, ed. The Future of Sociology. Canberra, ACT: The Sociological Association of Australia. The Australian Sociological Association 2009 Annual Conference. Canberra, ACT. Dec 2009.
    [Web Link]
  • Meyer, S., Ward, P., Coveney, J. and Rogers, W. (2008). Do you trust your doctor's advice?: A sociological understanding of coronary heart disease patients' compliance with professional dietary recommendations. In State Population Health Conference. State Population Health Conference (PHAA SA Branch) Adelaide, Australia.
  • Meyer, S., Ward, P., Coveney, J. and Rogers, W. (2008). Operationalising trust in food, food systems and dietary recommendations: what can social theory add? In Thinking in Synergy Conference. Thinking in Synergy Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Ward, P. and Meyer, S. (2008). The utility of the trust for the theory of social quality: a sociological exegesis. In 4th International Conference on Social Inclusion and Social Quality. 4th International Conference on Social Inclusion and Social Quality. Nanjing, China.
  • Meyer, S., Ward, P.R., Coveney, J.D. and Rogers, W.A. (2007). Patient-physician trust in a two-tier health system. In State Population Health Conference (PHAA SA Branch) State Population Health Conference. Adelaide, SA.
  • Meyer, S. and Ward, P. (2014). 'How to' use social theory within and throughout qualitative research in healthcare contexts. Sociology Compass, 8(5) pp. 525-539.
  • Meyer, S. and Ward, P. (2014). 'How to' Use Social Theory Within and Throughout Qualitative Research in Healthcare Contexts. Sociology Compass, 8(5) pp. 525-539.
    [10.1111/soc4.12155]
  • Ward, P., Meyer, S., Coffey, C., Wilson, C.J. and Javanparast, S. (2014). Institutional (mis)trust in colorectal cancer screening: A qualitative study with Greek, Iranian, Anglo-Australian and Indigenous groups. Health Expectations,
  • Ward, P., Mamerow, L. and Meyer, S. (2014). Interpersonal trust across six Asia-Pacific countries: testing and extending the 'high trust society' and 'low trust society' theory. PLoS One, 12 pp. 169-180.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0095555]
  • Meyer, S., Mamerow, L., Henderson, J.A., Taylor, A., Coveney, J. and Ward, P. (2014). The importance of food issues in society: Results from a national survey in Australia. Nutrition and Dietetics, 71(2) pp. 108-116.
    [10.1111/1747-0080.12076]
  • Meyer, S., Coveney, J. and Ward, P. (2014). A qualitative study of CVD management and dietary changes: problems of 'too much' and 'contradictory' information. BMC Family Practice, 15(25) pp. 1-4.
    [10.1186/1471-2296-15-25]
  • Meyer, S.B. and Ward, P.R. (2013). Differentiating between trust and dependence of patients with coronary heart disease: furthering the sociology of trust. Health Risk and Society, 15(3) pp. 279-293.
    [10.1080/13698575.2013.776017]
  • Ward, P.R., Mamerow, L. and Meyer, S.B. (2013). Identifying Vulnerable Populations Using a Social Determinants of Health Framework: Analysis of National Survey Data across Six Asia-Pacific Countries. PLoS One, 8(12) pp. e83000.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0083000]
  • Meyer, S., Mamerow, L., Taylor, A., Henderson, J.A., Ward, P. and Coveney, J. (2013). Demographic indicators of trust in Federal, State and local government: Implications for Australian policy makers. Australian Health Review, 37(1) pp. 11-18.
    [10.1071/AH11073] [Scopus]
  • Meyer, S., Luong, C., Mamerow, L. and Ward, P. (2013). Inequities in access to healthcare: analysis of national survey data across six Asia-Pacific countries. BMC Health Services Research, 13(238) pp. 1-23.
    [10.1186/1472-6963-13-238]
  • Meyer, S. and Lunnay, B. (2013). The Application of Abductive and Retroductive Inference for the Design and Analysis of Theory-Driven Sociological Research. Sociological Research Online, 18(1) pp. 12.
    [10.5153/sro.2819]
  • Henderson, J.A., Mamerow, L., Taylor, A., Ward, P., Meyer, S. and Coveney, J. (2013). The importance placed on the monitoring of food safety and quality by Australian consumers. Laws, 2(2) pp. 99-114.
    [10.3390/laws2020099]
  • Henderson, J.A., House, E.A., Coveney, J., Meyer, S., Ankeny, R., Ward, P., et al. (2013). Evaluating the use of citizens' juries in food policy: a case study of food regulation. BMC Public Health, 13 pp. 596.
    [10.1186/1471-2458-13-596]
  • García, M.C., Le Duong, Q., Mercer, L., Meyer, S.B. and Ward, P.R. (2013). 'Never testing for HIV' among Men who have Sex with Men in Viet Nam: results from an internet-based cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health, 13(1236) pp. 1-9.
    [10.1186/1471-2458-13-1236] [Web Link]
  • Wilson, A., Coveney, J., Henderson, J.A., Meyer, S., Calnan, M., Caraher, M., et al. (2013). Trust makers, breakers and brokers: building trust in the Australian food system. BMC Public Health, 13 pp. 229.
    [10.1186/1471-2458-13-229]
  • Coveney, J., Mamerow, L., Taylor, A., Henderson, J.A., Meyer, S. and Ward, P. (2012). Comparative examination of trust during times of a food scandal in Europe and Australia. Food and Public Health, 2(6) pp. 202-212.
    [10.5923/j.fph.20120206.04]
  • Garcia, M., Meyer, S. and Ward, P.R. (2012). Elevated HIV prevalence and risk behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Vietnam: a systematic review. BMJ Open, 2(5) pp. 1-8.
    [10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001511] [Scopus]
  • Henderson, J.A., Ward, P., Coveney, J. and Meyer, S. (2012). Trust in the Australian food supply: Innocent until proven guilty. Health Risk and Society, 14(3) pp. 257-272.
    [10.1080/13698575.2012.662948] [Scopus]
  • Meyer, S., Coveney, J., Henderson, J.A., Ward, P. and Taylor, A. (2012). Reconnecting Australian consumers and producers: Identifying problems of distrust. Food Policy, 37(6) pp. 634-640.
    [10.1016/j.foodpol.2012.07.005] [Scopus]
  • Meyer, S., Luong, C.N.L., Ward, P.R., Tsourtos, G. and Gill, T.K. (2012). Investigating Australians' trust: Findings from a national survey. The International Journal of Social Quality, 2(2) pp. 3-23.
    [10.3167/IJSQ.2012.020202]
  • Meyer, S., Ward, P. and Jiwa, M. (2012). Does prognosis and socioeconomic status impact on trust in physicians? Interviews with patients with coronary disease in South Australia. BMJ Open, 2(5) pp. e001389.
    [10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001389] [Scopus]
  • Taylor, A., Coveney, J., Ward, P., Dal Grande, E., Mamerow, L., Henderson, J.A., et al. (2012). The Australian Food and Trust Survey: Demographic indicators associated with food safety and quality concerns. Food Control, 25(2) pp. 476-483.
    [10.1016/j.foodcont.2011.11.003] [Scopus]
  • Ward, P.R., Henderson, J.A., Coveney, J.D. and Meyer, S. (2012). How do South Australian consumers negotiate and respond to information in the media about food and nutrition? The importance of risk, trust and uncertainty. Journal of Sociology, 48(1) pp. 23-41.
    [10.1177/1440783311407947] [Scopus]
  • Ward, P., Mamerow, L., Henderson, J., Taylor, A., Meyer, S. and Coveney, J. (2012). The social determinants of food purchasing practices: Who chooses price-before-health, taste-before-price or organic foods in Australia. Food & Nutrition Sciences, 3(4) pp. 461-470.
    [10.4236/fns.2012.34066]
  • Taylor, A., Coveney, J.D., Ward, P.R., Henderson, J.A., Meyer, S., Pilkington, R., et al. (2012). Fruit and vegetable consumption - the influence of aspects associated with trust in food and safety and quality of food. Public Health Nutrition, 15(2) pp. 208-217.
    [10.1017/S1368980011001698] [Scopus]
  • Ward, P., Meyer, S., Verity, F., Gill, T. and Luong, C. (2011). Complex problems require complex solutions: the utility of social quality theory for addressing the Social Determinants of Health. BMC Public Health, 11(630)
    [10.1186/1471-2458-11-630] [Scopus]
  • Holmberg, L., Coveney, J.D., Henderson, J.A. and Meyer, S. (2010). What should primary health care practitioners know about factors influencing young people's food choice? Australasian Medical Journal, 3(4) pp. 156-163.
    [10.4066/AMJ.2010.246] [10.4066/AMJ.2010.246] [Scopus]
  • Henderson, J.A., Ward, P.R., Coveney, J.D. and Meyer, S. (2010). What are the important issues around food safety and diet? Findings from a media analysis and a qualitative study of consumer trust. Australasian Medical Journal, 3(2) pp. 164-169.
    [10.4066/AMJ.2010.202] [10.4066/AMJ.2010.202] [Scopus]
  • Meyer, S., Luong, C.N.L., Ward, P.R. and Tsourtos, G. (2010). Operationalising the Theory of Social Quality: analysis of the reliability of an instrument to measure social quality. Development and Society, pp. 329-358.
  • Ward, P.R. and Meyer, S. (2009). Trust, social quality and wellbeing: a sociological exegesis. Development and Society, 38(2) pp. 339-363.
    [Web Link]
  • Meyer, S. and Ward, P.R. (2008). Do your patients trust you? a sociological understanding of the implications of patient mistrust in healthcare professionals. Australasian Medical Journal, 1(1)
    [Web Link]
  • Meyer, S., Ward, P.R., Coveney, J.D. and Rogers, W.A. (2008). Trust in the health system: An analysis and extension of the social theories of Giddens and Luhmann. Health Sociology Review, 17(2) pp. 177-186.
    [Scopus]
  • Meyer, S. and Ward, P. (2014). 'How to' Use Social Theory Within and Throughout Qualitative Research in Healthcare Contexts. Sociology Compass, 8(5) pp. 525-539.
    [10.1111/soc4.12155]
  • Meyer, S. and Ward, P. (2014). 'How to' use social theory within and throughout qualitative research in healthcare contexts. Sociology Compass, 8(5) pp. 525-539.
  • Meyer, S., Coveney, J. and Ward, P. (2014). A qualitative study of CVD management and dietary changes: problems of 'too much' and 'contradictory' information. BMC Family Practice, 15(25) pp. 1-4.
    [10.1186/1471-2296-15-25]
  • Meyer, S., Mamerow, L., Henderson, J.A., Taylor, A., Coveney, J. and Ward, P. (2014). The importance of food issues in society: Results from a national survey in Australia. Nutrition and Dietetics, 71(2) pp. 108-116.
    [10.1111/1747-0080.12076]
  • Ward, P., Mamerow, L. and Meyer, S. (2014). Interpersonal trust across six Asia-Pacific countries: testing and extending the 'high trust society' and 'low trust society' theory. PLoS One, 12 pp. 169-180.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0095555]
  • Ward, P., Meyer, S., Coffey, C., Wilson, C.J. and Javanparast, S. (2014). Institutional (mis)trust in colorectal cancer screening: A qualitative study with Greek, Iranian, Anglo-Australian and Indigenous groups. Health Expectations,
  • García, M.C., Le Duong, Q., Mercer, L., Meyer, S.B. and Ward, P.R. (2013). 'Never testing for HIV' among Men who have Sex with Men in Viet Nam: results from an internet-based cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health, 13(1236) pp. 1-9.
    [10.1186/1471-2458-13-1236] [Web Link]
  • Meyer, S., Luong, C., Mamerow, L. and Ward, P. (2013). Inequities in access to healthcare: analysis of national survey data across six Asia-Pacific countries. BMC Health Services Research, 13(238) pp. 1-23.
    [10.1186/1472-6963-13-238]
  • Meyer, S.B. and Ward, P.R. (2013). Differentiating between trust and dependence of patients with coronary heart disease: furthering the sociology of trust. Health Risk and Society, 15(3) pp. 279-293.
    [10.1080/13698575.2013.776017]
  • Ward, P.R., Mamerow, L. and Meyer, S.B. (2013). Identifying Vulnerable Populations Using a Social Determinants of Health Framework: Analysis of National Survey Data across Six Asia-Pacific Countries. PLoS One, 8(12) pp. e83000.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0083000]

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