Dr Blythe O'Hara

Senior Research Fellow , Executive Officer , Physical Activity, Nutrition & Obesity Research Group, Prevention Research Collaboration
Public Health, School of Public Health

Telephone +61 2 9036 3291

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Journals

  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., King, L., Develin, E., Milat, A., Eggins, D., King, E., Smith, J., Bauman, A. (2014). 'Translational formative evaluation': critical in up-scaling public health programmes. Health Promotion International, 29(1), 38-46. [More Information]
  • Welsby, D., Nguyen, B., O'Hara, B., Innes-Hughes, C., Bauman, A., Hardy, L. (2014). Process evaluation of an up-scaled community based child obesity treatment program: NSW Go4Fun. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Eakin, E., Develin, E., Smith, J., Greenaway, M., Bauman, A. (2013). Effectiveness of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service(R): maintenance of self-reported anthropometric and behavioural changes after program completion. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • King, E., Grunseit, A., O'Hara, B., Bauman, A. (2013). Evaluating the effectiveness of an Australian obesity mass-media campaign: how did the ‘Measure-Up’ campaign measure up in New South Wales? Health Education Research, 28(6), 1029-1039. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Bauman, A., Eakin, E., King, L., Haas, M., Allman-Farinelli, M., Owen, N., Cardona-Morrell, M., Farrell, L., Milat, A., Phongsavan, P. (2013). Evaluation Framework for Translational Research: Case Study of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service(R). Health Promotion Practice, 14(3), 380-389. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Venugopal, K., Eakin, E., Eggins, D., Caterson, H., King, L., Allman-Farinelli, M., Haas, M., Bauman, A. (2012). Effectiveness of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service®: Translational research with population wide impact. Preventive Medicine, 55(4), 292-298. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P. (2012). Using mass-media communications to increase population usage of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service. BMC Public Health, 12(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Venugopal, K., Bauman, A. (2011). Characteristics of participants in Australia's Get Healthy telephone-based lifestyle information and coaching service: reaching disadvantaged communities and those most at need. Health Education Research (online), 26(6), 1097-1106. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Bauman, A., King, E., Phongsavan, P. (2011). Process evaluation of the advertising campaign for the NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 22(1), 68-71. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Milat, A. (2010). Framing prevention: response to Fry, Gleeson and Rissel. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 21(3), 242-243. [More Information]
  • Neville, L., O'Hara, B., Milat, A. (2009). Computer-tailored dietary behaviour change interventions: a systematic review. Health Education Research, 24(4), 699-720. [More Information]
  • Neville, L., O'Hara, B., Milat, A. (2009). Computer-tailored physical activity behavior change interventions targeting adults: A systematic review. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 6(30). [More Information]
  • Neville, L., Milat, A., O'Hara, B. (2009). Computer-tailored weight reduction interventions targeting adults: a narrative systematic review. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 20(1), 48-57. [More Information]
  • Milat, A., O'Hara, B., Develin, E. (2009). Concepts and new frontiers for development - What role should health promoters play in lifestyle-based diabetes prevention programs in Australia? Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 20(2), 86-91. [More Information]
  • Grant, A., O'Hara, B. (2008). Key characteristics of the commercial Australian executive coach training industry. International Coaching Psychology Review, 3(1), 57-73.
  • Grant, A., O'Hara, B. (2008). Key characteristics of the commercial Australian executive coach training industry. International Coaching Psychology Review, 3(1), 57-73.

Conferences

  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Eggins, D., Venugopal, K., Bauman, A. (2011). NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service participant profile: reaching those most at need and facilitating lifestyle changes? International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity.
  • O'Hara, B. (2010). A case study in primary prevention: NSW Get Healthy Information & Coaching Service. Masters of Public Health: Module 2 Planning for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
  • O'Hara, B. (2010). Developing Innovative Health Management Programs for the public to prevent the onset of chronic disease: the Get Healthy Initiative. Population Health Management Conference.
  • O'Hara, B. (2010). NSW Get Healthy Information & Coaching Service: Who is using the service and what improvements have they made? ANZOS conference.
  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A. (2010). NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service: Who is using the service and what improvements have they made? ANZOS conference.
  • O'Hara, B., Venugopal, K., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A. (2010). NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service participant profile: are they just the "worried well"? Influencing Public Health Policy and Practice through the Next Generation of Researchers.
  • O'Hara, B., Milat, A., Osborne, D., Economus, L., Develin, L. (2009). Formative Research Informing the Development of the NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service. Australian Health Promotion Foundation 18th Annual Conference.
  • Milat, A., O'Hara, B., Develin, L., King, L., Neville, L., Newson, R. (2009). Translation of research into practice: Development of the NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service. Australian Health Promotion Foundation 18th Annual Conference.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • O'Hara, B. (2012). Food choices a Lifestyle changes. How to fight cancer.
  • O'Hara, B. (2012). How smokers quit smoking. Medical Observer.
  • O'Hara, B. (2012). What is a healthy lifestyle? Prevention.
  • O'Hara, B. (2011). Cancer Institute identifies melanoma red zones. Border Mail Newspaper.
  • O'Hara, B. (2011). It won't happen to me! opinion piece on melanoma. Newcastle Herald.
  • O'Hara, B. (2011). Launch of the Cervical Screening Campaign. Sunday Telegraph.

2014

  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., King, L., Develin, E., Milat, A., Eggins, D., King, E., Smith, J., Bauman, A. (2014). 'Translational formative evaluation': critical in up-scaling public health programmes. Health Promotion International, 29(1), 38-46. [More Information]
  • Welsby, D., Nguyen, B., O'Hara, B., Innes-Hughes, C., Bauman, A., Hardy, L. (2014). Process evaluation of an up-scaled community based child obesity treatment program: NSW Go4Fun. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-8. [More Information]

2013

  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Eakin, E., Develin, E., Smith, J., Greenaway, M., Bauman, A. (2013). Effectiveness of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service(R): maintenance of self-reported anthropometric and behavioural changes after program completion. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • King, E., Grunseit, A., O'Hara, B., Bauman, A. (2013). Evaluating the effectiveness of an Australian obesity mass-media campaign: how did the ‘Measure-Up’ campaign measure up in New South Wales? Health Education Research, 28(6), 1029-1039. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Bauman, A., Eakin, E., King, L., Haas, M., Allman-Farinelli, M., Owen, N., Cardona-Morrell, M., Farrell, L., Milat, A., Phongsavan, P. (2013). Evaluation Framework for Translational Research: Case Study of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service(R). Health Promotion Practice, 14(3), 380-389. [More Information]
  • Gill, T., Hector, D., Rissel, C., Trieu, K., Zhong, A., O'Hara, B., Bauman, A. (2013), Whole of government obesity prevention interventions: A Rapid Review. , , , 1-184.

2012

  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Venugopal, K., Eakin, E., Eggins, D., Caterson, H., King, L., Allman-Farinelli, M., Haas, M., Bauman, A. (2012). Effectiveness of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service®: Translational research with population wide impact. Preventive Medicine, 55(4), 292-298. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B. (2012). Food choices a Lifestyle changes. How to fight cancer.
  • O'Hara, B. (2012). How smokers quit smoking. Medical Observer.
  • O'Hara, B., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P. (2012). Using mass-media communications to increase population usage of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service. BMC Public Health, 12(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B. (2012). What is a healthy lifestyle? Prevention.

2011

  • O'Hara, B. (2011). Cancer Institute identifies melanoma red zones. Border Mail Newspaper.
  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Venugopal, K., Bauman, A. (2011). Characteristics of participants in Australia's Get Healthy telephone-based lifestyle information and coaching service: reaching disadvantaged communities and those most at need. Health Education Research (online), 26(6), 1097-1106. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B. (2011). It won't happen to me! opinion piece on melanoma. Newcastle Herald.
  • O'Hara, B. (2011). Launch of the Cervical Screening Campaign. Sunday Telegraph.
  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Eggins, D., Venugopal, K., Bauman, A. (2011). NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service participant profile: reaching those most at need and facilitating lifestyle changes? International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity.
  • O'Hara, B., Bauman, A., King, E., Phongsavan, P. (2011). Process evaluation of the advertising campaign for the NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 22(1), 68-71. [More Information]

2010

  • O'Hara, B. (2010). A case study in primary prevention: NSW Get Healthy Information & Coaching Service. Masters of Public Health: Module 2 Planning for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
  • O'Hara, B. (2010). Developing Innovative Health Management Programs for the public to prevent the onset of chronic disease: the Get Healthy Initiative. Population Health Management Conference.
  • O'Hara, B., Milat, A. (2010). Framing prevention: response to Fry, Gleeson and Rissel. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 21(3), 242-243. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B. (2010). NSW Get Healthy Information & Coaching Service: Who is using the service and what improvements have they made? ANZOS conference.
  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A. (2010). NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service: Who is using the service and what improvements have they made? ANZOS conference.
  • O'Hara, B., Venugopal, K., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A. (2010). NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service participant profile: are they just the "worried well"? Influencing Public Health Policy and Practice through the Next Generation of Researchers.

2009

  • Neville, L., O'Hara, B., Milat, A. (2009). Computer-tailored dietary behaviour change interventions: a systematic review. Health Education Research, 24(4), 699-720. [More Information]
  • Neville, L., O'Hara, B., Milat, A. (2009). Computer-tailored physical activity behavior change interventions targeting adults: A systematic review. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 6(30). [More Information]
  • Neville, L., Milat, A., O'Hara, B. (2009). Computer-tailored weight reduction interventions targeting adults: a narrative systematic review. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 20(1), 48-57. [More Information]
  • Milat, A., O'Hara, B., Develin, E. (2009). Concepts and new frontiers for development - What role should health promoters play in lifestyle-based diabetes prevention programs in Australia? Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 20(2), 86-91. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Milat, A., Osborne, D., Economus, L., Develin, L. (2009). Formative Research Informing the Development of the NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service. Australian Health Promotion Foundation 18th Annual Conference.
  • Milat, A., O'Hara, B., Develin, L., King, L., Neville, L., Newson, R. (2009). Translation of research into practice: Development of the NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service. Australian Health Promotion Foundation 18th Annual Conference.

2008

  • Grant, A., O'Hara, B. (2008). Key characteristics of the commercial Australian executive coach training industry. International Coaching Psychology Review, 3(1), 57-73.
  • Grant, A., O'Hara, B. (2008). Key characteristics of the commercial Australian executive coach training industry. International Coaching Psychology Review, 3(1), 57-73.

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