Professor Jane Burns


Biographical details

Professor Jane Burnsis Professor of Innovation and Industry at the University of Sydney. In 2010 she raised 35M as the founder and CEO of Young and Well CooperativeResearchCentre an organisation that over its five years drove industry focused research and development to explore the role of new and emerging technology in improving wellbeing.

Jane is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is Chair of the National Advisory Council for the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service. She provides strategic advice to the government, university and social enterprise sector and is a member of over 10 advisory boards and government working group, including as a member of the Vision for Australia Advisory Council, the Department of Communications Online Safety Working Group and the Department of Veteran Affairs Clinical Reference Group. Previous Directorships include the Cooperative Research Centres Association, the Bounceback and Thomas Kelly Foundations.

Jane was Deputy Executive Officer and led the youth and public health agenda forbeyondblue in its initial start up, was a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, and was Director of International Partnerships at Inspire Foundation driving growth in the United States. Jane held a VicHealth fellowship from 2006-2013, an NHMRC fellowship from 1997-2000 and an NHMRC scholarship from 1994-1996. She has a PhD in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine (Public Health and Epidemiology) University of Adelaide.

Associations

2016-PresentGlobal Access Partners, “Sydney as a Regional Innovation Hub” Taskforce

2015 - PresentChair, Australian Living Labs Innovation Network

2015-PresentGlobal Access Partners, The Vision for Australia Advisory.

2015-Present Chair, National Advisory Committee to the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service

2014-Present Mental Wellbeing Expert Panel, VicHealth

2014–PresentImplementation Committee 2013 Think Tank Recommendations, Australian Academy of Science

2013–PresentVeteran Mental Health Clinical Reference Group, Department of Veterans’ Affairs

2013–Present Longitudinal Prevention Study Working Group, Department of Veterans’ Affairs

2013-Present Associate Investigator, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention (CRESP)

2013–PresentChief Investigator, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Early Interventions for Young People with Emerging Mood Disorders

2013–PresentClinical Practice Guidelines Clinical Reference Group, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

2013-PresentSteering Committee, National Eating Disorders Collaboration, Department of Health and Ageing

2013–PresentOnline Safety Consultative Working Group, Department of Communications

Awards and honours

2015Winner,Social Enterprise and Not-For-Profit Award Category, Inaugural Westpac/Financial Review 100 Women of Influence

2012Innovation Award National Finalist, Inaugural Westpac/Financial Review 100 Women of Influence

2012 Victorian Finalist, Telstra Business Women's Awards, White Pages Community and Government Award, Nokia Business Innovation

2011National Broadband Champion, Department of Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy

2006VicHealth Senior Research Fellowship, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation

2004 US Harkness Fellowship in International Health Care Policy, The Commonwealth Fund

1997National Health and Medical Research Council Public Health (Australian) Research Fellowship

1994 National Health and Medical Research Council Public Health Research and Development Scholarship

Themes

E-Health and Health Care Delivery

Selected grants

2017

  • Wassup? Embedded Mental Health Education; Wedgwood N, Fuller N, Burns J, Bonati M, Shaw T, Amon K; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Burns, J., Weinberg, M. (2017). Opportunities for technology in promoting resilience and well-being in schools. In Mathew White, Gavin R. Slemp, A. Simon Murray (Eds.), Future Directions in Well-Being, (pp. 17-20). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Third, A. (2015). It's a youth quake! Mobilising youth participation for research, policy and practice. In Sandra Cortesi, Urs Gasser (Eds.), Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media, (pp. 104-105). Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: Berkman Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
  • Burns, J. (2014). Growing Up In a Digital World. In Neil Porter and Helen Street (Eds.), Better than OK: Helping young people to flourish at school and beyond, (pp. 165-169). Fremantle: Fremantle Press.
  • Burns, J., Blanchard, M., Metcalf, A. (2009). Bridging the digital divide in Australia: the potential implications for the mental health of young people experiencing marginalisation. In Enrico Ferro, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Michael D. Williams (Eds.), Handbook of research on overcoming digital divides: Constructing an equitable and competitive information society, (pp. 90-111). IGI Global. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Morey, C. (2009). Technology and young people’s mental health and well being. In Bennet, D; Towns, S; Elliot, E; Merrick, J. (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 61-71). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Collin, P., Burns, J. (2009). The experience of youth in the digital age. In Andy Furlong (Eds.), Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood: New Perspectives and Agendas, (pp. 283-290). United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Glover, S., Burns, J., Butler, H., Patton, G. (2000). Social environments and the emotional wellbeing of young people. In Wendy Weeks and Majorie Quinn (Eds.), Issues Facing Australian Families, (pp. 365-377). Sydney: Longman.

Journals

  • Iorfino, F., Davenport, T., Ospina Pinillos, L., Hermens, D., Cross, S., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2017). Using new and emerging technologies to identify and respond to suicidality among help-seeking young people: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(7), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Adamson, S., Burns, J., Camp, P., Sin, D., van Eeden, S. (2016). Impact of individualized care on readmissions after a hospitalization for acute exacerbation of COPD. International Journal of COPD, 11, 61-71. [More Information]
  • Carter, G., Page, A., Large, M., Hetrick, S., Milner, A., Bendit, N., Walton, C., Draper, B., Hazell, P., Fortune, S., Burns, J., et al (2016). Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guideline for the management of deliberate self-harm. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(10), 939-1000. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Birrell, E., Bismark, M., Pirkis, J., Davenport, T., Hickie, I., Weinberg, M., Ellis, L. (2016). The role of technology in Australian youth mental health reform. Australian Health Review, 40(5), 584-590. [More Information]
  • Burns, J. (2016). The role of the ethics committee. ISAA Review, 15(1), 61-65.
  • Ellis, L., McCabe, K., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Rahilly, K., Nicholas, M., Hickie, I. (2015). Development and evaluation of an Internet-based program to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young men. Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 12(1), 2-13. [More Information]
  • Ridani, R., Shand, F., Christensen, H., McKay, K., Tighe, J., Burns, J., Hunter, E. (2015). Suicide prevention in Australian Aboriginal communities: a review of past and present programs. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 45(1), 111-140. [More Information]
  • Rosenberg, S., Hickie, I., McGorry, P., Salvador-Carulla, L., Burns, J., Christensen, H., Mendoza, J., Rosen, A., Russell, L., Sinclair, S. (2015). Using accountability for mental health to drive reform summary. Medical Journal of Australia, 203(8), 328-330. [More Information]
  • Ellis, L., McCabe, K., Rahilly, K., Nicholas, M., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2014). Encouraging young men's participation in mental health research and treatment: perspectives in our technological age. Developing Practice, 4(10), 881-888. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Birrell, E. (2014). Enhancing early engagement with mental health services by young people. Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 7, 303-312. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., McGorry, P., Davenport, T., Rosenberg, S., Mendoza, J., Burns, J., Nicholas, J., Christensen, H. (2014). Getting mental health reform back on track: a leadership challenge for the new Australian Government. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(8), 445-448. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Davenport, T., Ricci, C., Birrell, E., Blanchard, M., Hickie, I. (2014). It's one 'smart' solution: Using new and emerging technologies to support the mental health and wellbeing of young men. Developing Practice, (40), 6-19.
  • Burns, J. (2014). The human cost of the shifting economy: Holden's closure and Elizabeth's future. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(4), 375-376. [More Information]
  • Monshat, K., Khong, B., Hassed, C., Vella-Brodrick, D., Norrish, J., Burns, J., Herrman, H. (2013). "A Conscious Control Over Life and My Emotions:" Mindfulness Practice and Healthy Young People. A Qualitative Study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 52(5), 572-577. [More Information]
  • Ellis, L., Collin, P., Hurley, P., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2013). Young men's attitudes and behaviour in relation to mental health and technology: implications for the development of online mental health services. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Ellis, L., Collin, P., Hurley, P., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2013). Young men's attitudes and behaviour in relation to mental health and technology: implications for the development of online mental health services. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Blanchard, M., Herrman, H., Frere, M., Burns, J. (2012). Attitudes informing the use of technologies by the youth health workforce to improve young people's wellbeing: Understanding the nature of the "digital disconnect". Youth Studies Australia, 31(1), 14-24.
  • Collin, P., Rahilly, K., Stephens-Reicher, J., Blanchard, M., Herrman, H., Burns, J. (2012). Complex connections: Meaningful youth participation for mental health promotion. Youth Studies Australia, 31(1), S37-S47.
  • Monshat, K., Vella-Brodrick, D., Burns, J., Herrman, H. (2012). Mental health promotion in the Internet age: A consultation with Australian young people to inform the design of an online mindfulness training programme. Health Promotion International, 27(2), 177-186. [More Information]
  • Ellis, L., Collin, P., Davenport, T., Hurley, P., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2012). Young men, mental health and technology: implications for service design and delivery in the digital age. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(6), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Ellis, L., Collin, P., Davenport, T., Hurley, P., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2012). Young men, mental health, and technology: implications for service design and delivery in the digital age. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(6), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Burns, J. (2011). Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient: A collaboration for young people, technology and wellbeing. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(Suppl. 1), S62-S64. [More Information]
  • Burns, J. (2011). New CRC to focus on technology and wellbeing. Youth Studies Australia, 30(1), 3.
  • Stephens-Reicher, J., Metcalf, A., Blanchard, M., Mangan, C., Burns, J. (2011). Reaching the hard-to-reach: How information communication technologies can reach young people at greater risk of mental health difficulties. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(Suppl. 1), S58-S61. [More Information]
  • Collin, P., Metcalf, A., Stephens-Reicher, J., Blanchard, M., Herrman, H., Rahilly, K., Burns, J. (2011). ReachOut.com: The role of an online service for promoting help-seeking in young people. Advances in Mental Health, 10(1), 39-51. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Webb, M., Durkin, L., Hickie, I. (2010). Reach Out Central: A serious game designed to engage young men to improve mental health & wellbeing. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(11), S27-S30.
  • Burns, J., Davenport, T., Durkin, L., Luscombe, G., Hickie, I. (2010). The internet as a setting for mental health service utilisation by young people. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(Suppl. 11), S22-S26.
  • Burns, J., Durkin, L., Nicholas, J. (2009). Mental Health of Young People in the United States: What Role Can the Internet Play in Reducing Stigma and Promoting Help Seeking? Journal of Adolescent Health, 45(1), 95-97. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Ellis, L., Mackenzie, A., Stephens-Reicher, J. (2009). Reach Out: Online mental health promotion for young people. European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Health, 5(1), 171-186.
  • Metcalfe, A., Blanchard, M., McCarthy, T., Burns, J. (2008). Bridging the Digital Divide: Utilising technology to promote social connectedness and civic engagement amongst marginalised young people. 3CMedia, 4(8), 1-15.
  • Burns, J., Boucher, S., Glover, S., Graetz, B., Kay, D., Patton, G., Sawyer, M., Spence, S. (2008). Preventing depression in young people. What does the evidence tell us and how can we use it to inform school-based mental health initiatives? Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 1(2), 5-16. [More Information]
  • Webb, M., Burns, J., Collin, P. (2008). Providing online support for young people with mental health difficulties: challenges and opportunities explored. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2(2), 108-113. [More Information]
  • Webb, M., Burns, J., Collin, P. (2008). Reach Out! online community forums (ROOCF): Providing online support for young people with mental health difficulties. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2, 108-113.
  • Blanchard, M., Metcalf, A., Degney, J., Herrman, H., Burns, J. (2008). Rethinking the digital divide: Findings from a Victorian study of marginalised young people's ICT use. Youth Studies Australia, 27(4), 35-42.
  • Yu, J., Adams, S., Burns, J., Brindis, C., Irwin, C. (2008). Use of Mental Health Counseling as Adolescents Become Young Adults. Journal of Adolescent Health, 43(3), 268-276.
  • Hickie, I., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Fogarty, A., Burns, J. (2007). Developing enhanced primary care management of common mental disorders: responding to youth attitudes and experience. Medical Journal of Australia.
  • Swanton, R., Collin, P., Burns, J., Sorensen, I. (2007). Engaging, Understanding and Including Young People in the Provision of Mental Health Services. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(3), 325-332.
  • Hickie, I., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Highet, N. (2007). Perspectives of young people on depression: awareness, experiences, attitudes and treatment preferences. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 1(4), 333-339. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Morey, C., Lagelee, A., Mackenzie, A., Nicholas, J. (2007). Reach Out! Innovation in service delivery. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(7), S31-S34.
  • Hickie, I., Fogarty, A., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G., Burns, J. (2007). Responding to experiences of young people with common mental health problems attending Australian general practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(7), S47-S52.
  • Hickie, I., Fogarty, A., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G., Burns, J. (2007). Responding to experiences of young persons with common mental health problems attending Australian general practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(7), S47-S52. [More Information]
  • Oliver, K., Collin, P., Burns, J., Nicholas, J. (2006). Building resilience in young people through meaningful participation. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 5(1).
  • Highet, N., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2006). Positive relationships between public awareness activity and recognition of the impacts of depression in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40(1), 55-58. [More Information]
  • Pirkis, J., Hickie, I., Young, L., Burns, J., Highet, N., Davenport, T. (2005). An Evaluation of beyondblue: Australia's national depression initiative. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 7(2), 35-53.
  • Burns, J., Dudley, M., Hazell, P., Patton, G. (2005). Clinical management of deliberate self-harm in young people: the need for evidence-based approaches to reduce repetition. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39(3), 121-128. [More Information]
  • Spence, S., Burns, J., Boucher, S., Glover, S., Graetz, B., Kay, D., Patton, G., Sawyer, M. (2005). The beyondblue Schools Research Initiative: conceptual framework and intervention. Australasian Psychiatry, 13(2), 159-164. [More Information]
  • Burgess, P., Pirkis, J., Buckingham, B., Burns, J., Eagar, K., Eckstein, G. (2004). Adult mental health needs and expenditure in Australia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 39(6), 427-434. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Martyres, R., Clode, D., Boldero, J. (2004). Overdose in young people using heroin: Associations with mental health, prescription drug use and personal circumstances. Medical Journal of Australia, 181(7 SUPPL), S25-S28.
  • Martyres, R., Clode, D., Burns, J. (2004). Seeking drugs or seeking help? Escalating "doctor shopping" by young heroin users before fatal overdose. Medical Journal of Australia, 180(5), 211-214.
  • Olsson, C., Bond, L., Burns, J., Vella-Brodrick, D., Sawyer, S. (2003). Adolescent resilience: a concept analysis. Journal of Adolescence, 26(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Andrews, G., Szabo, M., Burns, J. (2003). Genetics of early-onset depression: Authors' reply. British Journal of Psychiatry, 182(4), 363-364. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Field, K. (2002). 'beyondblue: The national depression initiative' targeting depression in young people. Youth Studies Australia, 21(2), 43-51.
  • Hickie, I., Burns, J. (2002). beyondblue – developing community partnerships in depression. Depression Awareness Journal, 11, 4-7.
  • Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2002). Depression in young people: a national school-based initiative for prevention, early intervention and pathways to care. Australasian Psychiatry, 10, 134-139. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Andrews, G., Szabo, M. (2002). Depression in young people: What causes it and can we prevent it? Medical Journal of Australia, 177(7 (Suppl)), S93-S96.
  • Andrews, G., Szabo, M., Burns, J. (2002). Preventing major depression in young people. British Journal of Psychiatry, 181(6), 460-462. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Burns, J. (2001). Rising to the challenge of youth suicide. Australian Family Physician, 30, 389-390.
  • Burns, J., Patton, G. (2000). Preventive interventions for youth suicide: A risk factor-based approach. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 34(3), 388-407. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Baghurst, P., Sawyer, M., McMichael, A., Tong, S. (1999). Lifetime low-level exposure to environmental lead and children's emotional and behavioral development at ages 11-13 years: The Port Pirie Cohort Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 149(8), 740-749.
  • Baghurst, P., Tong, S., Sawyer, M., Burns, J., McMichael, A. (1999). Sociodemographic and behavioural determinants of blood lead concentrations in children aged 11-13 years. The Port Pirie Cohort Study. Medical Journal of Australia, 170(2), 63-67.
  • Tong, S., Baghurst, P., Sawyer, M., Burns, J., McMichael, A. (1998). Declining blood lead levels and changes in cognitive function during childhood. The Port Pirie cohort study. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 280(22), 1915-1919.
  • Veitch, J., Owen, N., Burns, J., Sallis, J. (1997). Physical activity promotion for male factory workers: A realistic option? Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 7(3), 169-174.
  • Sawyer, M., Mudge, J., Carty, V., Baghurst, P., McMichael, A. (1996). A prospective study of childhood emotional and behavioural problems in Port Pirie, South Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 30(6), 781-787.
  • Tong, S., Baghurst, P., McMichael, A., Sawyer, M., Mudge, J. (1996). Lifetime exposure to environmental lead and children's intelligence at 11-13 years: The Port Pirie cohort study. British Medical Journal, 312(7046), 1569-1575.

Conferences

  • Burns, J. (2013). Suicidal ideation in Australia's young men: findings from the first Young and Well CRC National Survey. Second International Youth Mental Health Conference 2013, Brighton, UK.
  • Burns, J. (2013). Sweet dreams are made of this: development and evaluation of a mobile phone app intervention targeting sleep/wake cycle in a group of young males. Second International Youth Mental Health Conference 2013, Brighton, UK.
  • Burns, J. (2013). Technology, mental health and wellbeing: findings from the first Young and Well CRC National Survey. Second International Youth Mental Health Conference 2013, Brighton, UK.
  • Burns, J., Blanchard, M., Gesling, K. (2013). Twitter ain't just for twits: Using Technology to Improve the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People. Second International Youth Mental Health Conference 2013, Brighton, UK.
  • Burns, J. (2013). Working outside the comfort zone: academic-social-technological partnerships to deliver technology-based interventions to improve mental health and wellbeing in young people. Second International Youth Mental Health Conference 2013, Brighton, UK.
  • Burns, J. (2013). Young People Technology and their mental health and wellbeing. Second International Youth Mental Health Conference 2013, Brighton, UK.
  • Blanchard, M., Burns, J. (2012). Connected and creative: a vision for a young and well Australia. The 7th World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, Perth.
  • Nicholas, J., Burns, J. (2009). Global implementation of a successful internet-based mental health promotion service for adolescents and young adults from Australia. 4th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) and First International E-Mental Health Summit 2009, Amsterdam.
  • Nicholas, J., Burns, J. (2009). Reach Out Central: Using the internet and game based technologies to promote mental health to young people. 4th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) and First International E-Mental Health Summit 2009, Amsterdam.
  • Collin, P., Nicholas, M., Betts, K., Blanchard, M., Burns, J. (2008). ActNow: using the internet to promote young people's mental health and wellbeing through social inclusion. 5th World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Blanchard, M., Metcalf, A., Burns, J., Degney, J. (2008). Bridging the Digital Divide: utilising ICT to promote social inclusion and civic engagement amongst marginalised young people. 5th World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Burns, J., Durkin, L. (2008). Innovative, internet-based approaches that promote the mental health and wellbeing of young people: Reach Out Central and the Reach Out!. 4th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Rijeka, Croatia.
  • Burns, J., Morey, C., Coleman, R., Nicholas, J., Blanchard, M. (2007). Psychology meets technology. What does the evidence tell us and how can we use it to inform public health interventions designed to build capacity in young people? World Psychiatric Association International Congress 2007, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Wan, Q., Harris, M., Jayasinghe, U., Flack, J., Georgiou, A., Penn, D., Burns, J. (2005). Coronary Heart Disease Absolute Risk (CHDAR) and Diabetes Care in Type 2 Diabetes in General Practice General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference (Paper). General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference 2005.
  • Georgiou, A., Infante, F., Grimm, S., Burns, J., Penn, D., Cao, W., Powell Davies, G., Harris, M. (2003). Prevalence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Divisions of General Practice. General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference 2005.
  • Burns, J., Georgiou, A., Penn, D., Infante, F., Powell Davies, G., Harris, M. (2003). Uptake of chronic disease initiatives, what helps? General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference 2005.

Report

  • Burns, J. (2017). Report of the 2016-17 Thinker in Residence: Take Action Now - Strengthening children and young people's mental health and wellbeing through technology and social media.
  • Burns, J. (2017). Technology use by, and to support, children and young people - a snapshot of the research evidence.
  • Burns, J., Grey, J., Hickie, I., Carr-Gregg, M., Davenport, T., Blanchard, M. (2015). Future Proofing: The role of technologies in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of veterans.
  • Burns, J., Liacos, G., Green, F., O'Neil Am, D., Thapliyal, A. (2014). Advice on innovative technologies in e-mental health: Briefing paper for the national mental health commission.
  • Burns, J., Davenport, T., Christensen, H., Luscombe, G., Mendoza, J., Bresnan, A., Blanchard, M., Hickie, I. (2014). Game on: Exploring the impact of technologies on young men's mental health and wellbeing.
  • Blanchard, M., Morris, J., Birrell, E., Stephens-Reicher, J., Third, A., Burns, J. (2014). National young people and asthma survey: Issues and opportunities in supporting the health and wellbeing of young Australians living with asthma.
  • Burns, J., Hickie, I., Christensen, H. (2014). Strategies for adopting and strengthening e-mental health.
  • Burns, J. (2014). Why let them fall? Understanding the role of health promotion in shaping a better life for all young people.
  • Blanchard, M., Hosie, A., Burns, J. (2013). Embracing technologies to improve wellbeing for young people: An Australian view of evidence and policy implications (in Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2013).

2017

  • Burns, J., Weinberg, M. (2017). Opportunities for technology in promoting resilience and well-being in schools. In Mathew White, Gavin R. Slemp, A. Simon Murray (Eds.), Future Directions in Well-Being, (pp. 17-20). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. [More Information]
  • Burns, J. (2017). Report of the 2016-17 Thinker in Residence: Take Action Now - Strengthening children and young people's mental health and wellbeing through technology and social media.
  • Burns, J. (2017). Technology use by, and to support, children and young people - a snapshot of the research evidence.
  • Iorfino, F., Davenport, T., Ospina Pinillos, L., Hermens, D., Cross, S., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2017). Using new and emerging technologies to identify and respond to suicidality among help-seeking young people: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(7), 1-14. [More Information]

2016

  • Adamson, S., Burns, J., Camp, P., Sin, D., van Eeden, S. (2016). Impact of individualized care on readmissions after a hospitalization for acute exacerbation of COPD. International Journal of COPD, 11, 61-71. [More Information]
  • Carter, G., Page, A., Large, M., Hetrick, S., Milner, A., Bendit, N., Walton, C., Draper, B., Hazell, P., Fortune, S., Burns, J., et al (2016). Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guideline for the management of deliberate self-harm. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(10), 939-1000. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Birrell, E., Bismark, M., Pirkis, J., Davenport, T., Hickie, I., Weinberg, M., Ellis, L. (2016). The role of technology in Australian youth mental health reform. Australian Health Review, 40(5), 584-590. [More Information]
  • Burns, J. (2016). The role of the ethics committee. ISAA Review, 15(1), 61-65.

2015

  • Ellis, L., McCabe, K., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Rahilly, K., Nicholas, M., Hickie, I. (2015). Development and evaluation of an Internet-based program to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young men. Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 12(1), 2-13. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Grey, J., Hickie, I., Carr-Gregg, M., Davenport, T., Blanchard, M. (2015). Future Proofing: The role of technologies in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of veterans.
  • Burns, J., Third, A. (2015). It's a youth quake! Mobilising youth participation for research, policy and practice. In Sandra Cortesi, Urs Gasser (Eds.), Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media, (pp. 104-105). Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: Berkman Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
  • Ridani, R., Shand, F., Christensen, H., McKay, K., Tighe, J., Burns, J., Hunter, E. (2015). Suicide prevention in Australian Aboriginal communities: a review of past and present programs. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 45(1), 111-140. [More Information]
  • Rosenberg, S., Hickie, I., McGorry, P., Salvador-Carulla, L., Burns, J., Christensen, H., Mendoza, J., Rosen, A., Russell, L., Sinclair, S. (2015). Using accountability for mental health to drive reform summary. Medical Journal of Australia, 203(8), 328-330. [More Information]

2014

  • Burns, J., Liacos, G., Green, F., O'Neil Am, D., Thapliyal, A. (2014). Advice on innovative technologies in e-mental health: Briefing paper for the national mental health commission.
  • Ellis, L., McCabe, K., Rahilly, K., Nicholas, M., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2014). Encouraging young men's participation in mental health research and treatment: perspectives in our technological age. Developing Practice, 4(10), 881-888. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Birrell, E. (2014). Enhancing early engagement with mental health services by young people. Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 7, 303-312. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Davenport, T., Christensen, H., Luscombe, G., Mendoza, J., Bresnan, A., Blanchard, M., Hickie, I. (2014). Game on: Exploring the impact of technologies on young men's mental health and wellbeing.
  • Hickie, I., McGorry, P., Davenport, T., Rosenberg, S., Mendoza, J., Burns, J., Nicholas, J., Christensen, H. (2014). Getting mental health reform back on track: a leadership challenge for the new Australian Government. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(8), 445-448. [More Information]
  • Burns, J. (2014). Growing Up In a Digital World. In Neil Porter and Helen Street (Eds.), Better than OK: Helping young people to flourish at school and beyond, (pp. 165-169). Fremantle: Fremantle Press.
  • Burns, J., Davenport, T., Ricci, C., Birrell, E., Blanchard, M., Hickie, I. (2014). It's one 'smart' solution: Using new and emerging technologies to support the mental health and wellbeing of young men. Developing Practice, (40), 6-19.
  • Blanchard, M., Morris, J., Birrell, E., Stephens-Reicher, J., Third, A., Burns, J. (2014). National young people and asthma survey: Issues and opportunities in supporting the health and wellbeing of young Australians living with asthma.
  • Burns, J., Hickie, I., Christensen, H. (2014). Strategies for adopting and strengthening e-mental health.
  • Burns, J. (2014). The human cost of the shifting economy: Holden's closure and Elizabeth's future. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(4), 375-376. [More Information]
  • Burns, J. (2014). Why let them fall? Understanding the role of health promotion in shaping a better life for all young people.

2013

  • Monshat, K., Khong, B., Hassed, C., Vella-Brodrick, D., Norrish, J., Burns, J., Herrman, H. (2013). "A Conscious Control Over Life and My Emotions:" Mindfulness Practice and Healthy Young People. A Qualitative Study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 52(5), 572-577. [More Information]
  • Blanchard, M., Hosie, A., Burns, J. (2013). Embracing technologies to improve wellbeing for young people: An Australian view of evidence and policy implications (in Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2013).
  • Burns, J. (2013). Suicidal ideation in Australia's young men: findings from the first Young and Well CRC National Survey. Second International Youth Mental Health Conference 2013, Brighton, UK.
  • Burns, J. (2013). Sweet dreams are made of this: development and evaluation of a mobile phone app intervention targeting sleep/wake cycle in a group of young males. Second International Youth Mental Health Conference 2013, Brighton, UK.
  • Burns, J. (2013). Technology, mental health and wellbeing: findings from the first Young and Well CRC National Survey. Second International Youth Mental Health Conference 2013, Brighton, UK.
  • Burns, J., Blanchard, M., Gesling, K. (2013). Twitter ain't just for twits: Using Technology to Improve the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People. Second International Youth Mental Health Conference 2013, Brighton, UK.
  • Burns, J. (2013). Working outside the comfort zone: academic-social-technological partnerships to deliver technology-based interventions to improve mental health and wellbeing in young people. Second International Youth Mental Health Conference 2013, Brighton, UK.
  • Ellis, L., Collin, P., Hurley, P., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2013). Young men's attitudes and behaviour in relation to mental health and technology: implications for the development of online mental health services. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Ellis, L., Collin, P., Hurley, P., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2013). Young men's attitudes and behaviour in relation to mental health and technology: implications for the development of online mental health services. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Burns, J. (2013). Young People Technology and their mental health and wellbeing. Second International Youth Mental Health Conference 2013, Brighton, UK.

2012

  • Blanchard, M., Herrman, H., Frere, M., Burns, J. (2012). Attitudes informing the use of technologies by the youth health workforce to improve young people's wellbeing: Understanding the nature of the "digital disconnect". Youth Studies Australia, 31(1), 14-24.
  • Collin, P., Rahilly, K., Stephens-Reicher, J., Blanchard, M., Herrman, H., Burns, J. (2012). Complex connections: Meaningful youth participation for mental health promotion. Youth Studies Australia, 31(1), S37-S47.
  • Blanchard, M., Burns, J. (2012). Connected and creative: a vision for a young and well Australia. The 7th World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, Perth.
  • Monshat, K., Vella-Brodrick, D., Burns, J., Herrman, H. (2012). Mental health promotion in the Internet age: A consultation with Australian young people to inform the design of an online mindfulness training programme. Health Promotion International, 27(2), 177-186. [More Information]
  • Ellis, L., Collin, P., Davenport, T., Hurley, P., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2012). Young men, mental health and technology: implications for service design and delivery in the digital age. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(6), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Ellis, L., Collin, P., Davenport, T., Hurley, P., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2012). Young men, mental health, and technology: implications for service design and delivery in the digital age. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(6), 1-8. [More Information]

2011

  • Burns, J. (2011). Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient: A collaboration for young people, technology and wellbeing. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(Suppl. 1), S62-S64. [More Information]
  • Burns, J. (2011). New CRC to focus on technology and wellbeing. Youth Studies Australia, 30(1), 3.
  • Stephens-Reicher, J., Metcalf, A., Blanchard, M., Mangan, C., Burns, J. (2011). Reaching the hard-to-reach: How information communication technologies can reach young people at greater risk of mental health difficulties. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(Suppl. 1), S58-S61. [More Information]
  • Collin, P., Metcalf, A., Stephens-Reicher, J., Blanchard, M., Herrman, H., Rahilly, K., Burns, J. (2011). ReachOut.com: The role of an online service for promoting help-seeking in young people. Advances in Mental Health, 10(1), 39-51. [More Information]

2010

  • Burns, J., Webb, M., Durkin, L., Hickie, I. (2010). Reach Out Central: A serious game designed to engage young men to improve mental health & wellbeing. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(11), S27-S30.
  • Burns, J., Davenport, T., Durkin, L., Luscombe, G., Hickie, I. (2010). The internet as a setting for mental health service utilisation by young people. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(Suppl. 11), S22-S26.

2009

  • Burns, J., Blanchard, M., Metcalf, A. (2009). Bridging the digital divide in Australia: the potential implications for the mental health of young people experiencing marginalisation. In Enrico Ferro, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Michael D. Williams (Eds.), Handbook of research on overcoming digital divides: Constructing an equitable and competitive information society, (pp. 90-111). IGI Global. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, J., Burns, J. (2009). Global implementation of a successful internet-based mental health promotion service for adolescents and young adults from Australia. 4th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) and First International E-Mental Health Summit 2009, Amsterdam.
  • Burns, J., Durkin, L., Nicholas, J. (2009). Mental Health of Young People in the United States: What Role Can the Internet Play in Reducing Stigma and Promoting Help Seeking? Journal of Adolescent Health, 45(1), 95-97. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, J., Burns, J. (2009). Reach Out Central: Using the internet and game based technologies to promote mental health to young people. 4th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) and First International E-Mental Health Summit 2009, Amsterdam.
  • Burns, J., Ellis, L., Mackenzie, A., Stephens-Reicher, J. (2009). Reach Out: Online mental health promotion for young people. European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Health, 5(1), 171-186.
  • Burns, J., Morey, C. (2009). Technology and young people’s mental health and well being. In Bennet, D; Towns, S; Elliot, E; Merrick, J. (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 61-71). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Collin, P., Burns, J. (2009). The experience of youth in the digital age. In Andy Furlong (Eds.), Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood: New Perspectives and Agendas, (pp. 283-290). United Kingdom: Routledge.

2008

  • Collin, P., Nicholas, M., Betts, K., Blanchard, M., Burns, J. (2008). ActNow: using the internet to promote young people's mental health and wellbeing through social inclusion. 5th World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Blanchard, M., Metcalf, A., Burns, J., Degney, J. (2008). Bridging the Digital Divide: utilising ICT to promote social inclusion and civic engagement amongst marginalised young people. 5th World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Metcalfe, A., Blanchard, M., McCarthy, T., Burns, J. (2008). Bridging the Digital Divide: Utilising technology to promote social connectedness and civic engagement amongst marginalised young people. 3CMedia, 4(8), 1-15.
  • Burns, J., Durkin, L. (2008). Innovative, internet-based approaches that promote the mental health and wellbeing of young people: Reach Out Central and the Reach Out!. 4th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Rijeka, Croatia.
  • Burns, J., Boucher, S., Glover, S., Graetz, B., Kay, D., Patton, G., Sawyer, M., Spence, S. (2008). Preventing depression in young people. What does the evidence tell us and how can we use it to inform school-based mental health initiatives? Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 1(2), 5-16. [More Information]
  • Webb, M., Burns, J., Collin, P. (2008). Providing online support for young people with mental health difficulties: challenges and opportunities explored. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2(2), 108-113. [More Information]
  • Webb, M., Burns, J., Collin, P. (2008). Reach Out! online community forums (ROOCF): Providing online support for young people with mental health difficulties. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2, 108-113.
  • Blanchard, M., Metcalf, A., Degney, J., Herrman, H., Burns, J. (2008). Rethinking the digital divide: Findings from a Victorian study of marginalised young people's ICT use. Youth Studies Australia, 27(4), 35-42.
  • Yu, J., Adams, S., Burns, J., Brindis, C., Irwin, C. (2008). Use of Mental Health Counseling as Adolescents Become Young Adults. Journal of Adolescent Health, 43(3), 268-276.

2007

  • Hickie, I., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Fogarty, A., Burns, J. (2007). Developing enhanced primary care management of common mental disorders: responding to youth attitudes and experience. Medical Journal of Australia.
  • Swanton, R., Collin, P., Burns, J., Sorensen, I. (2007). Engaging, Understanding and Including Young People in the Provision of Mental Health Services. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(3), 325-332.
  • Hickie, I., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Highet, N. (2007). Perspectives of young people on depression: awareness, experiences, attitudes and treatment preferences. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 1(4), 333-339. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Morey, C., Coleman, R., Nicholas, J., Blanchard, M. (2007). Psychology meets technology. What does the evidence tell us and how can we use it to inform public health interventions designed to build capacity in young people? World Psychiatric Association International Congress 2007, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Burns, J., Morey, C., Lagelee, A., Mackenzie, A., Nicholas, J. (2007). Reach Out! Innovation in service delivery. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(7), S31-S34.
  • Hickie, I., Fogarty, A., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G., Burns, J. (2007). Responding to experiences of young people with common mental health problems attending Australian general practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(7), S47-S52.
  • Hickie, I., Fogarty, A., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G., Burns, J. (2007). Responding to experiences of young persons with common mental health problems attending Australian general practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(7), S47-S52. [More Information]

2006

  • Oliver, K., Collin, P., Burns, J., Nicholas, J. (2006). Building resilience in young people through meaningful participation. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 5(1).
  • Highet, N., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2006). Positive relationships between public awareness activity and recognition of the impacts of depression in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40(1), 55-58. [More Information]

2005

  • Pirkis, J., Hickie, I., Young, L., Burns, J., Highet, N., Davenport, T. (2005). An Evaluation of beyondblue: Australia's national depression initiative. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 7(2), 35-53.
  • Burns, J., Dudley, M., Hazell, P., Patton, G. (2005). Clinical management of deliberate self-harm in young people: the need for evidence-based approaches to reduce repetition. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39(3), 121-128. [More Information]
  • Wan, Q., Harris, M., Jayasinghe, U., Flack, J., Georgiou, A., Penn, D., Burns, J. (2005). Coronary Heart Disease Absolute Risk (CHDAR) and Diabetes Care in Type 2 Diabetes in General Practice General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference (Paper). General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference 2005.
  • Spence, S., Burns, J., Boucher, S., Glover, S., Graetz, B., Kay, D., Patton, G., Sawyer, M. (2005). The beyondblue Schools Research Initiative: conceptual framework and intervention. Australasian Psychiatry, 13(2), 159-164. [More Information]

2004

  • Burgess, P., Pirkis, J., Buckingham, B., Burns, J., Eagar, K., Eckstein, G. (2004). Adult mental health needs and expenditure in Australia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 39(6), 427-434. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Martyres, R., Clode, D., Boldero, J. (2004). Overdose in young people using heroin: Associations with mental health, prescription drug use and personal circumstances. Medical Journal of Australia, 181(7 SUPPL), S25-S28.
  • Martyres, R., Clode, D., Burns, J. (2004). Seeking drugs or seeking help? Escalating "doctor shopping" by young heroin users before fatal overdose. Medical Journal of Australia, 180(5), 211-214.

2003

  • Olsson, C., Bond, L., Burns, J., Vella-Brodrick, D., Sawyer, S. (2003). Adolescent resilience: a concept analysis. Journal of Adolescence, 26(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Andrews, G., Szabo, M., Burns, J. (2003). Genetics of early-onset depression: Authors' reply. British Journal of Psychiatry, 182(4), 363-364. [More Information]
  • Georgiou, A., Infante, F., Grimm, S., Burns, J., Penn, D., Cao, W., Powell Davies, G., Harris, M. (2003). Prevalence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Divisions of General Practice. General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference 2005.
  • Burns, J., Georgiou, A., Penn, D., Infante, F., Powell Davies, G., Harris, M. (2003). Uptake of chronic disease initiatives, what helps? General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference 2005.

2002

  • Burns, J., Field, K. (2002). 'beyondblue: The national depression initiative' targeting depression in young people. Youth Studies Australia, 21(2), 43-51.
  • Hickie, I., Burns, J. (2002). beyondblue – developing community partnerships in depression. Depression Awareness Journal, 11, 4-7.
  • Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2002). Depression in young people: a national school-based initiative for prevention, early intervention and pathways to care. Australasian Psychiatry, 10, 134-139. [More Information]
  • Burns, J., Andrews, G., Szabo, M. (2002). Depression in young people: What causes it and can we prevent it? Medical Journal of Australia, 177(7 (Suppl)), S93-S96.
  • Andrews, G., Szabo, M., Burns, J. (2002). Preventing major depression in young people. British Journal of Psychiatry, 181(6), 460-462. [More Information]

2001

  • Hickie, I., Burns, J. (2001). Rising to the challenge of youth suicide. Australian Family Physician, 30, 389-390.

2000

  • Burns, J., Patton, G. (2000). Preventive interventions for youth suicide: A risk factor-based approach. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 34(3), 388-407. [More Information]
  • Glover, S., Burns, J., Butler, H., Patton, G. (2000). Social environments and the emotional wellbeing of young people. In Wendy Weeks and Majorie Quinn (Eds.), Issues Facing Australian Families, (pp. 365-377). Sydney: Longman.

1999

  • Burns, J., Baghurst, P., Sawyer, M., McMichael, A., Tong, S. (1999). Lifetime low-level exposure to environmental lead and children's emotional and behavioral development at ages 11-13 years: The Port Pirie Cohort Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 149(8), 740-749.
  • Baghurst, P., Tong, S., Sawyer, M., Burns, J., McMichael, A. (1999). Sociodemographic and behavioural determinants of blood lead concentrations in children aged 11-13 years. The Port Pirie Cohort Study. Medical Journal of Australia, 170(2), 63-67.

1998

  • Tong, S., Baghurst, P., Sawyer, M., Burns, J., McMichael, A. (1998). Declining blood lead levels and changes in cognitive function during childhood. The Port Pirie cohort study. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 280(22), 1915-1919.

1997

  • Veitch, J., Owen, N., Burns, J., Sallis, J. (1997). Physical activity promotion for male factory workers: A realistic option? Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 7(3), 169-174.

1996

  • Sawyer, M., Mudge, J., Carty, V., Baghurst, P., McMichael, A. (1996). A prospective study of childhood emotional and behavioural problems in Port Pirie, South Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 30(6), 781-787.
  • Tong, S., Baghurst, P., McMichael, A., Sawyer, M., Mudge, J. (1996). Lifetime exposure to environmental lead and children's intelligence at 11-13 years: The Port Pirie cohort study. British Medical Journal, 312(7046), 1569-1575.

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