Associate Professor Smita Shah

Clinical Associate Professor
Public Health, School of Public Health

Telephone +61 2 9845 6505
Fax +61 2 9845 5310

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Research interests

Asthma, obesity prevention, reducing health disparities, Indigenous health, school-based intervention research

International links

Germany

(University for Applied Sciences, Hamburg) Visiting lecturer

India

(SEWA Rural, Jhagadia, Gujerat) Volunteer since 1988

Jordan

(University of Jordan) PhD supervision, collaborative projects and publications

Selected grants

2012

  • Triple A Project: Improving asthma self-management and reducing smoking uptake in high school students; Shah S; Department of Education and Training (NSW)/State Education Research Approvals Process (SERAP).
  • Improving asthma self management and reducing smoking in adolescent from disadvantaged schools through education; Shah S; Asthma Foundation of NSW/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Shah, S., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J., Toelle, B., Mellis, C., Jenkins, C., Edwards, P., Sawyer, S. (2014). Recruiting and retaining general practitioners to a primary care asthma-intervention study in Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20(1), 98-102. [More Information]
  • Al-Sheyab, N., Gallagher, R., Gallagher, P., Shah, S. (2013). Cigarette smoking in adolescents with asthma in Jordan: Impact of peer-led education in high schools. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3(9), 13-22. [More Information]
  • Donnelly, A., Shah, S., Bosnic-Anticevich, S. (2013). Effect of two educational interventions on pharmacy students' confidence and skills in dealing with adolescents with asthma. Health Education Journal, 72(2), 222-229. [More Information]
  • Patel, M., Shah, S., Cabana, M., Sawyer, S., Toelle, B., Mellis, C., Jenkins, C., Brown, R., Clark, N. (2013). Translation of an evidence-based asthma intervention: Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) in the United States and Australia. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 22(1), 29-36. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, B., Shrewsbury, V., O'Connor, J., Steinbeck, K., Hill, A., Shah, S., Kohn, M., Torvaldsen, S., Baur, L. (2013). Two-year outcomes of an adjunctive telephone coaching and electronic contact intervention for adolescent weight-loss maintenance: the Loozit randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Obesity, 37(3), 468-472. [More Information]
  • Cui, Z., Shah, S., Yan, L., Pan, Y., Gao, A., Shi, X., Wu, Y., Dibley, M. (2012). Effect of a school-based peer education intervention on physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Chinese adolescents: a pilot study. BMJ Open, 2(3), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Al-Sheyab, N., Gallagher, R., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J., Crisp, J., Shah, S. (2012). Feasibility of a peer-led, school-based asthma education programme for adolescents in Jordan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18(5), 468-473. [More Information]
  • Al-Sheyab, N., Gallagher, R., Crisp, J., Shah, S. (2012). Peer-led education for adolescents with asthma in Jordan: a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 129(1), e106-e112. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, B., McGregor, K., O'Connor, J., Shrewsbury, V., Lee, A., Steinbeck, K., Hill, A., Shah, S., Kohn, M., Baur, L. (2012). Recruitment challenges and recommendations for adolescent obesity trials. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48(1), 38-43. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, B., Shrewsbury, V., O'Connor, J., Steinbeck, K., Lee, A., Hill, A., Shah, S., Kohn, M., Torvaldsen, S., Baur, L. (2012). Twelve-Month Outcomes of the Loozit Randomized Controlled Trial: A Community-Based Healthy Lifestyle Program for Overweight and Obese Adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 166(2), 170-177. [More Information]
  • Shah, S., van der Sluijs, C., Lagleva, M., Pesle, A., Lim, K., Bittar, H., Dibley, M. (2011). A partnership for health: working with schools to promote healthy lifestyle. Australian Family Physician, 40(12), 1011-1013. [More Information]
  • Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J., Shah, S., Toelle, B., Sawyer, S., Mellis, C., Usherwood, T., Edwards, P., Jenkins, C. (2011). A snapshot of general practitioner attitudes, levels of confidence and self-reported paediatric asthma management practice. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 17(3), 288-293. [More Information]
  • Saini, B., Shah, S., Kearey, P., Bosnic-Anticevich, S., Grootjans, J., Armour, C. (2011). An interprofessional learning module on asthma health promotion. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 75(2), 30-1-30-10. [More Information]
  • Shah, S., Sawyer, S., Toelle, B., Mellis, C., Peat, J., Lagleva, M., Usherwood, T., Jenkins, C. (2011). Improving paediatric asthma outcomes in primary health care: a randomised controlled trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(7), 405-409. [More Information]
  • Shrewsbury, V., Nguyen, B., O'Connor, J., Steinbeck, K., Lee, A., Hill, A., Shah, S., Kohn, M., Torvaldsen, S., Baur, L. (2011). Short-term outcomes of community-based adolescent weight management: The Loozit® Study. BMC Pediatrics, 11(13), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Clark, N., Dodge, J., Shah, S., Thomas, L., Andridge, R., Awad, D. (2010). A Current Picture of Asthma Diagnosis, Severity, and Control in a Low-Income Minority Preteen Population. Journal of Asthma, 47(2), 150-155. [More Information]
  • NOREEN, M., Shah, S., Dodge, J., Thomas, L., ANDRIDGE, R., LITTLE, R. (2010). An Evaluation of Asthma Interventions for Preteen Students. Journal of School Health, 80(2), 80-87. [More Information]
  • Kornman, K., Shrewsbury, V., Chou, A., Nguyen, B., Lee, A., O'Connor, J., Steinbeck, K., Hill, A., Kohn, M., Shah, S., Baur, L. (2010). Electronic Therapeutic Contact for Adolescent Weight Management: The Loozit(R) Study. Telemedicine and e-Health, 16(6), 678-685. [More Information]
  • Shah, S., Toelle, B., Sawyer, S., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J., Edwards, P., Usherwood, T., Jenkins, C. (2010). Feasibility study of a communication and education asthma intervention for general practitioners in Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 16(1), 75-80. [More Information]
  • Shrewsbury, V., O'Connor, J., Steinbeck, K., Stevenson, K., Lee, A., Hill, A., Kohn, M., Shah, S., Torvaldsen, S., Baur, L. (2009). A randomised controlled trial of a community-based healthy lifestyle program for overweight and obese adolescents: the Loozit study protocol. BMC Public Health, 9, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Shah, S., Roydhouse, J., Sawyer, S. (2008). Asthma education in primary healthcare settings. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 20(6), 705-710. [More Information]
  • O'Connor, J., Steinbeck, K., Hill, A., Booth, M., Kohn, M., Shah, S., Baur, L. (2008). Evaluation of a community-based weight management program for overweight and obese adolescents: The Loozit study. Nutrition and Dietetics, 65(2), 121-127.
  • Shah, S., Roydhouse, J., Sawyer, S. (2008). Medical students go back to school - The Triple A journey. Australian Family Physician, 37(11), 952-954. [More Information]
  • Thomas, P., Milne, B., Raman, S., Shah, S. (2007). Refugee youth - Immunisation status and GP attendance. Australian Family Physician, 36(7), 568-570. [More Information]
  • Shah, S., Usherwood, T., Toelle, B., Jenkins, C., Sawyer, S. (2006). ABS78: A pilot study of Physician Asthma Care Education program in Australia. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 15(3), 207-207. [More Information]
  • Milne, B., Raman, S., Thomas, P., Shah, S. (2006). Immunisation of refugee and migrant young people: can schools do the job? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30(6), 526-528. [More Information]
  • Itzwerth, R., MacIntyre, C., Shah, S., Plant, A. (2006). Pandemic influenza and critical infrastructure dependencies: possible impact on hospitals. Medical Journal of Australia, 185(10), S70-S72. [More Information]
  • van der Sluijs, C., Bensoussan, A., Liyanage, L., Shah, S. (2006). Women's health during mid-life survey: the use of complementary and alternative medicine by symptomatic women transitioning through menopause in Sydney. Menopause, 14(3), 397-403. [More Information]
  • Kritikos, V., Saini, B., Bosnic-Anticevich, S., Krass, I., Shah, S., Taylor, S., Armour, C. (2005). Innovative asthma health promotion by Rural Community Pharmacists: a feasibility study. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 16(1), 69-73. [More Information]
  • Thomas, P., Gibson, P., Wang, H., Shah, S., Henry, R. (2005). The relationship of exhaled nitric oxide to airway inflammation and responsiveness in children. Journal of Asthma, 42(4), 291-295. [More Information]
  • Gibson, P., Henry, R., Shah, S., Powell, H., Wang, H. (2003). Migration to a western country increases asthma symptoms buy not eosinophilic airway inflammation. Pediatric Pulmonology, 36(3), 209-215. [More Information]
  • Shah, S., Raman, S., Moreira, C., MacIntyre, C. (2001). School immunisation certificates--a review over time in a disadvantaged community. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25, 534-538.

2014

  • Shah, S., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J., Toelle, B., Mellis, C., Jenkins, C., Edwards, P., Sawyer, S. (2014). Recruiting and retaining general practitioners to a primary care asthma-intervention study in Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20(1), 98-102. [More Information]

2013

  • Al-Sheyab, N., Gallagher, R., Gallagher, P., Shah, S. (2013). Cigarette smoking in adolescents with asthma in Jordan: Impact of peer-led education in high schools. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3(9), 13-22. [More Information]
  • Donnelly, A., Shah, S., Bosnic-Anticevich, S. (2013). Effect of two educational interventions on pharmacy students' confidence and skills in dealing with adolescents with asthma. Health Education Journal, 72(2), 222-229. [More Information]
  • Patel, M., Shah, S., Cabana, M., Sawyer, S., Toelle, B., Mellis, C., Jenkins, C., Brown, R., Clark, N. (2013). Translation of an evidence-based asthma intervention: Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) in the United States and Australia. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 22(1), 29-36. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, B., Shrewsbury, V., O'Connor, J., Steinbeck, K., Hill, A., Shah, S., Kohn, M., Torvaldsen, S., Baur, L. (2013). Two-year outcomes of an adjunctive telephone coaching and electronic contact intervention for adolescent weight-loss maintenance: the Loozit randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Obesity, 37(3), 468-472. [More Information]

2012

  • Cui, Z., Shah, S., Yan, L., Pan, Y., Gao, A., Shi, X., Wu, Y., Dibley, M. (2012). Effect of a school-based peer education intervention on physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Chinese adolescents: a pilot study. BMJ Open, 2(3), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Al-Sheyab, N., Gallagher, R., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J., Crisp, J., Shah, S. (2012). Feasibility of a peer-led, school-based asthma education programme for adolescents in Jordan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18(5), 468-473. [More Information]
  • Al-Sheyab, N., Gallagher, R., Crisp, J., Shah, S. (2012). Peer-led education for adolescents with asthma in Jordan: a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 129(1), e106-e112. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, B., McGregor, K., O'Connor, J., Shrewsbury, V., Lee, A., Steinbeck, K., Hill, A., Shah, S., Kohn, M., Baur, L. (2012). Recruitment challenges and recommendations for adolescent obesity trials. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48(1), 38-43. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, B., Shrewsbury, V., O'Connor, J., Steinbeck, K., Lee, A., Hill, A., Shah, S., Kohn, M., Torvaldsen, S., Baur, L. (2012). Twelve-Month Outcomes of the Loozit Randomized Controlled Trial: A Community-Based Healthy Lifestyle Program for Overweight and Obese Adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 166(2), 170-177. [More Information]

2011

  • Shah, S., van der Sluijs, C., Lagleva, M., Pesle, A., Lim, K., Bittar, H., Dibley, M. (2011). A partnership for health: working with schools to promote healthy lifestyle. Australian Family Physician, 40(12), 1011-1013. [More Information]
  • Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J., Shah, S., Toelle, B., Sawyer, S., Mellis, C., Usherwood, T., Edwards, P., Jenkins, C. (2011). A snapshot of general practitioner attitudes, levels of confidence and self-reported paediatric asthma management practice. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 17(3), 288-293. [More Information]
  • Saini, B., Shah, S., Kearey, P., Bosnic-Anticevich, S., Grootjans, J., Armour, C. (2011). An interprofessional learning module on asthma health promotion. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 75(2), 30-1-30-10. [More Information]
  • Shah, S., Sawyer, S., Toelle, B., Mellis, C., Peat, J., Lagleva, M., Usherwood, T., Jenkins, C. (2011). Improving paediatric asthma outcomes in primary health care: a randomised controlled trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(7), 405-409. [More Information]
  • Shrewsbury, V., Nguyen, B., O'Connor, J., Steinbeck, K., Lee, A., Hill, A., Shah, S., Kohn, M., Torvaldsen, S., Baur, L. (2011). Short-term outcomes of community-based adolescent weight management: The Loozit® Study. BMC Pediatrics, 11(13), 1-10. [More Information]

2010

  • Clark, N., Dodge, J., Shah, S., Thomas, L., Andridge, R., Awad, D. (2010). A Current Picture of Asthma Diagnosis, Severity, and Control in a Low-Income Minority Preteen Population. Journal of Asthma, 47(2), 150-155. [More Information]
  • NOREEN, M., Shah, S., Dodge, J., Thomas, L., ANDRIDGE, R., LITTLE, R. (2010). An Evaluation of Asthma Interventions for Preteen Students. Journal of School Health, 80(2), 80-87. [More Information]
  • Kornman, K., Shrewsbury, V., Chou, A., Nguyen, B., Lee, A., O'Connor, J., Steinbeck, K., Hill, A., Kohn, M., Shah, S., Baur, L. (2010). Electronic Therapeutic Contact for Adolescent Weight Management: The Loozit(R) Study. Telemedicine and e-Health, 16(6), 678-685. [More Information]
  • Shah, S., Toelle, B., Sawyer, S., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J., Edwards, P., Usherwood, T., Jenkins, C. (2010). Feasibility study of a communication and education asthma intervention for general practitioners in Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 16(1), 75-80. [More Information]

2009

  • Shrewsbury, V., O'Connor, J., Steinbeck, K., Stevenson, K., Lee, A., Hill, A., Kohn, M., Shah, S., Torvaldsen, S., Baur, L. (2009). A randomised controlled trial of a community-based healthy lifestyle program for overweight and obese adolescents: the Loozit study protocol. BMC Public Health, 9, 1-12. [More Information]

2008

  • Shah, S., Roydhouse, J., Sawyer, S. (2008). Asthma education in primary healthcare settings. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 20(6), 705-710. [More Information]
  • O'Connor, J., Steinbeck, K., Hill, A., Booth, M., Kohn, M., Shah, S., Baur, L. (2008). Evaluation of a community-based weight management program for overweight and obese adolescents: The Loozit study. Nutrition and Dietetics, 65(2), 121-127.
  • Shah, S., Roydhouse, J., Sawyer, S. (2008). Medical students go back to school - The Triple A journey. Australian Family Physician, 37(11), 952-954. [More Information]

2007

  • Thomas, P., Milne, B., Raman, S., Shah, S. (2007). Refugee youth - Immunisation status and GP attendance. Australian Family Physician, 36(7), 568-570. [More Information]

2006

  • Shah, S., Usherwood, T., Toelle, B., Jenkins, C., Sawyer, S. (2006). ABS78: A pilot study of Physician Asthma Care Education program in Australia. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 15(3), 207-207. [More Information]
  • Milne, B., Raman, S., Thomas, P., Shah, S. (2006). Immunisation of refugee and migrant young people: can schools do the job? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30(6), 526-528. [More Information]
  • Itzwerth, R., MacIntyre, C., Shah, S., Plant, A. (2006). Pandemic influenza and critical infrastructure dependencies: possible impact on hospitals. Medical Journal of Australia, 185(10), S70-S72. [More Information]
  • van der Sluijs, C., Bensoussan, A., Liyanage, L., Shah, S. (2006). Women's health during mid-life survey: the use of complementary and alternative medicine by symptomatic women transitioning through menopause in Sydney. Menopause, 14(3), 397-403. [More Information]

2005

  • Kritikos, V., Saini, B., Bosnic-Anticevich, S., Krass, I., Shah, S., Taylor, S., Armour, C. (2005). Innovative asthma health promotion by Rural Community Pharmacists: a feasibility study. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 16(1), 69-73. [More Information]
  • Thomas, P., Gibson, P., Wang, H., Shah, S., Henry, R. (2005). The relationship of exhaled nitric oxide to airway inflammation and responsiveness in children. Journal of Asthma, 42(4), 291-295. [More Information]

2003

  • Gibson, P., Henry, R., Shah, S., Powell, H., Wang, H. (2003). Migration to a western country increases asthma symptoms buy not eosinophilic airway inflammation. Pediatric Pulmonology, 36(3), 209-215. [More Information]

2001

  • Shah, S., Raman, S., Moreira, C., MacIntyre, C. (2001). School immunisation certificates--a review over time in a disadvantaged community. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25, 534-538.

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