Associate Professor Julie-Anne Leask

Associate Professor and Sub-Dean (Early Career Researchers)
Public Health, School of Public Health

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Julie Leask is an Associate Professor at The University of Sydney, School of Public Health. She holds a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship and is Sub-Dean (Early Career Researchers) in the Sydney Medical School. She is a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS) and Chief Investigator on an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Immunisation in Under-Studied and Special-Risk Populations.

Julie is a social scientist specialising in immunisation and health risk communication. Her research is currently focusing on finding ways to improve communication about immunisation in clinical and public settings. She has a background in public health, nursing and midwifery with a Master of Public Health (1998) and PhD (2003) from the University of Sydney on "Understanding Immunisation Controversies" where she was also Associate Lecturer in Epidemiology at the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine (1997).

At NCIRS, Julie leads a program of research on public and professionals' beliefs, attitudes and practices regarding immunisation. She works with a team of researchers including two research fellows (Hal Willaby and Kerrie Wiley); two PhD candidates (Catherine King and Paul Corben) and two MPhil candidates (Telphia Joseph and Amy Creighton).

Julie has advised numerous international governments and agencies on immunisation uptake and communication. In 2013 she gave the keynote address Communication Strategies During an Infectious Disease event for the Sheela Basrur Symposium in Toronto Canada. In 2012 Julie was an advisor to the President's Cancer Panel on Achieving Widespread Uptake of HPV Vaccine. She also informed the development of the Global Vaccine Action Plan in 2011 in the area of social science research priorities. That year, she published an article in Nature on vaccine acceptance in industrialized nations. In 2009, she was a panelist and speaker at an Institute of Medicine meeting in Washington DC to review communication priorities in the US National Vaccine Plan. Julie is a member of the MOTIV international Think Tank (Motivators of Trust in Immunisation) and an advisor to Dr Heidi Larson's Vaccine Confidence Project based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine which monitors public concerns about vaccination. In 2002 she convened the first national workshop on the Perception and Communication of Vaccine Risk in Melbourne.

Nationally, Julie was a member of the Australian Academy of Science Working Group that wrote the Science of Immunisation, Questions and Answers. She co-wrote the Immunisation Policy for the Royal Australian College of Physicians and has advised the Council of the NHMRC on public acceptance of vaccination.

In 2011, Julie was awarded a prize for Excellence in Teaching: Postgraduate Research Supervision within the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Research interests

Julie's research interests include immunisation controversies, psychological and sociological aspects of infectious diseases, risk communication, and the mass media. She blogs athttp://julieleask.wordpress.com

Teaching and supervision

Health and Risk Communication (School of Public Health) - course coordinator;

Vaccines in Public Health (School of Public Health) - lecturing and assessment;

Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion - session on health communication.

She has an interest in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to undertake research.

In 2011, Julie was awarded a prize for Excellence in Teaching: Postgraduate Research Supervision within the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health.

International links

Global

(Decade of Vaccines Collaboration) Advisor, Research and Development Working Group

New Zealand

(University of Auckland and Immunization Advisory Centre) International Program Development Fund grant to study under-immunisation in disadvantaged children.

United Kingdom

(Imperial College London, University of York, Cardiff University, University of East Anglia.) Collaboration to test a framework for vaccine communication

United Kingdom

(London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine; Imperial College London, Harvard School of Public Health) Member MOTIV Think Tank: Motors of Trust in Vaccination

United Kingdom

(London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) Advisory committee: Monitoring trust in vaccination project.

United Kingdom

(University of Leeds) Evaluation of a decision aid to assist parental decisions about MMR vaccination

United Kingdom

(University of Leeds) International Program Development Fund grant to study under-immunisation in disadvantaged children.

United Kingdom

(University of York, University College London, Cardiff University, Glasgow Calledonian University, Imperial College London) A framework for communicating vaccine risk with parents in primary care settings

Selected grants

2013

  • A multi-disciplinary international collaboration to improve communication about vaccination.; Leask J, Trevena L, Sevdalis N, Cath J, Larson H, Kinnersley P, Cheater F; DVC International/IPDF Grant.
  • Improving communication about immunisation through social sciences research; Leask J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Career Development Fellowship.

2012

  • CRE - Immunisation in under studied and special risk populations:closing the gap in knowledge through a multidisciplinary approach; MacIntyre C, McIntyre P, Booy R, Leask J, Wood N, Jones C, Dwyer D, Menzies R; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Centres of Research Excellence.
  • Improving communication about immunisation through social sciences research; Leask J, Leask J, Leask J, Trevena L; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.

2010

  • Research Fund; Negin J, Leask J; Australian International Health Institute/Research Support.

2008

  • Social, Economic and Health benefits of vacciniating Children in day care centres against influenza; Leask J, Lambert S, Booy R, Sloots T, Lambert S, Leask J, Sloots T, Lambert S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • A randomised trial of a web-based toolkit for applying evidence in the general practice cervical cancer prevention visit; Trevena L, McCaffery K, Barratt A, Leask J, Brotherton J, Dobbins T; Cancer Council New South Wales/Research Project Grants.

2006

  • Economic and Social Benefits of treating and preventing influenza in Aged Care Facilities; Booy R, MacIntyre C, Dwyer D, Lindley R, Leask J, Beutels P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Crosbie, K., Richters, J., Hooker, C., Leask, J. (2013). Filthy fingernails and friendly germs: lay concepts of contagious disease transmission in developed countries. In Cathy Banwell, Stanley Ulijaszek, Jane Dixon (Eds.), When Culture Impacts Health: Global Lessons for Effective Health Research, (pp. 67-84). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Trevena, L., Leask, J. (2012). Decision aids for MMR vaccination. In Adrian Edwards & Glyn Elwyn (Eds.), Shared Decision-Making in Health Care: Achieving evidence-based patient choice, (pp. 345-352). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Hooker, C., Leask, J., King, C. (2012). Media Ethics and Infectious Disease. In Christian Enemark, Michael J Selgelid (Eds.), Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, (pp. 161-178). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Journals

  • Chow, M., Morrow, A., Heron, L., Yin, K., Booy, R., Leask, J. (2014). Quality of life for parents of children with influenza-like illness: development and validation of Care-ILI-QoL. Quality of Life Research, 23(3), 939-951. [More Information]
  • Chow, M., Yin, K., Heron, L., Morrow, A., Dierig, A., Booy, R., Leask, J. (2014). The impact of influenza-like illness in young children on their parents: a quality of life survey. Quality of Life Research, 23(5), 1651-1660. [More Information]
  • Chow, M., Morrow, A., Cooper, S., Leask, J. (2013). Condition-specific quality of life questionnaires for caregivers of children with pediatric conditions: A systematic review. Quality of Life Research, 22(8), 2183-2200. [More Information]
  • Yin, J., Salkeld, G., Lambert, S., Dierig, A., Heron, L., Leask, J., Chow, M., Booy, R. (2013). Estimates and determinants of economic impacts from influenza-like illnesses caused by respiratory viruses in Australian children attending childcare: a cohort study. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 7(6), 1103-1112. [More Information]
  • Ward, K., Hull, B., Leask, J. (2013). Financial incentives for childhood immunisation — a unique but changing Australian initiative. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(11), 590-592. [More Information]
  • Chow, M., Morrow, A., Booy, R., Leask, J. (2013). Impact of children's influenza-like illnesses on parental quality of life: A qualitative study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(8), 664-670. [More Information]
  • Wiley, K., Massey, P., Cooper, S., Wood, N., Quinn, H., Leask, J. (2013). Pregnant women's intention to take up a post partum pertussisvaccine, and their willingness to take up the vaccine while pregnant: A cross sectional survey. Vaccine, 31(37), 3972-3978. [More Information]
  • Wiley, K., Leask, J. (2013). Respiratory vaccine uptake during pregnancy. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 1(1), 9-11. [More Information]
  • Kilham, H., Leask, J. (2013). The Royal Australasian College of Physicians immunisation position statement. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(6), 427-431. [More Information]
  • Wiley, K., Massey, P., Cooper, S., Wood, N., Ho, J., Quinn, H., Leask, J. (2013). Uptake of influenza vaccine by pregnant women: a cross-sectional survey. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(7), 373-375. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Pang, C., Leask, J. (2012). Australian Newspaper Coverage of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination, October 2006-December 2009. Journal of Health Communication: international perspectives, 17(2), 149-159. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Kinnersley, P., Jackson, C., Cheater, F., Bedford, H., Rowles, G. (2012). Communicating with parents about vaccination: a framework for health professionals. BMC Pediatrics, 12(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Hooker, C., King, C., Leask, J. (2012). Journalists' views about reporting avian influenza and a potential pandemic: a qualitative study. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 6(3), 224-229. [More Information]
  • Nicholson, M., Leask, J. (2012). Lessons from an online debate about measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunization. Vaccine, 30(25), 3806-3812. [More Information]
  • Betsch, C., Brewer, N., Brocard, P., Davies, P., Gaissmaier, W., Haase, N., Leask, J., Renkewitz, F., Renner, B., Reyna, V., et al (2012). Opportunities and challenges of Web 2.0 for vaccination decisions. Vaccine, 30(25), 3727-3733. [More Information]
  • Chow, M., King, C., Booy, R., Leask, J. (2012). Parents intentions and behavior regarding seasonal influenza vaccination for their children: A survey in child-care centers in Sydney, Australia. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 7(2), 89-96. [More Information]
  • Ward, K., Chow, M., King, C., Leask, J. (2012). Strategies to improve vaccination uptake in Australia, a systematic review of types and effectiveness. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(4), 369-377. [More Information]
  • Ward, K., Seale, H., Zwar, N., Leask, J., MacIntyre, C. (2011). Annual influenza vaccination: coverage and attitudes of primary care staff in Australia. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 5(2), 135-141. [More Information]
  • Seale, H., Leask, J., MacIntyre, C. (2011). Awareness, attitudes and behavior of hospital healthcare workers towards a mandatory vaccination directive: Two years on. Vaccine, 29(21), 3734-3737. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Braunack-Mayer, A., Kerridge, I. (2011). Consent and public engagement in an era of expanded childhood immunisation. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47, 603-607. [More Information]
  • Helms, C., Leask, J., Cooper, S., Chow, M., McIntyre, P. (2011). Implementation of a state-wide policy directive for mandatory immunization of health care workers: Observations from New South Wales, Australia. Vaccine, 29(16), 2895-2901. [More Information]
  • Helms, C., Leask, J., Cooper, S., Chow, M., McIntyre, P. (2011). Implementation of mandatory immunisation of healthcare workers: Observations from New South Wales, Australia. Vaccine, 29(16), 2895-2901. [More Information]
  • Booy, R., Rashid, H., Yin, K., Khandaker, G., Leask, J. (2011). Mandating influenza vaccination in health-care workers. The Lancet, 378(9803), 1626-1626. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Leask, J., Hayles, E., Sinn, J. (2011). Midwife attitudes: An important determinant of maternal postpartum pertussis booster vaccination. Vaccine, 29(34), 5591-5594. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Leask, J., Booy, R. (2011). Parents' attitudes towards the influenza vaccine and influencing factors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(7), 419-422. [More Information]
  • Leask, J. (2011). Target the fence-sitters. Nature, 473(7348), 443-445. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Chapman, S., Cooper, S. (2010). "All manner of ills": The features of serious diseases attributed to vaccination. Vaccine, 28(17), 3066-70. [More Information]
  • Seale, H., Leask, J., MacIntyre, C. (2010). Attitudes amongst Australian hospital healthcare workers towards seasonal influenza and vaccination. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 4(1), 41-46. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Chow, M., King, C., Booy, R. (2010). Caregivers' intentions regarding pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccination for their children. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(8), 485-486. [More Information]
  • Jackson, C., Cheater, F., Peacock, R., Leask, J., Trevena, L. (2010). Evaluating a web-based MMR decision aid to support informed decision-making by UK parents: A before-and-after feasibility study. Health Education Journal, 69(1), 74-83. [More Information]
  • Seale, H., Ward, K., Zwar, N., Van, D., Leask, J., MacIntyre, C. (2010). Examining the knowledge of and attitudes to pandemic influenza among general practice staff. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(7), 378-380. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Helms, C., Chow, M., Cooper, S., McIntyre, P. (2010). Making influenza vaccination mandatory for health care workers: the views of NSW Health administrators and clinical leaders. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 21(9-10), 243-247. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Hooker, C., King, C. (2010). Media coverage of health issues and how to work more effectively with journalists: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 10, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Booy, R., McIntyre, P. (2010). MMR, Wakefield and The Lancet: what can we learn? Medical Journal of Australia, 193(1), 5-7. [More Information]
  • Brotherton, J., Leask, J., Jackson, C., McCaffery, K., Trevena, L. (2010). National survey of general practitioners' experience of delivering the National Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Program. Sexual Health, 7(3), 291-298. [More Information]
  • Seale, H., Leask, J., Po, K., MacIntyre, C. (2009). "Will they just pack up and leave?" - attitudes and intended behaviour of hospital health care workers during an influenza pandemic. BMC Health Services Research, 9, 30-1-30-8. [More Information]
  • Seale, H., Leask, J., MacIntyre, C. (2009). Do they accept compulsory vaccination? Awareness, attitudes and behaviour of hospital health care workers following a new vaccination directive. Vaccine, 27(23), 3022-3025. [More Information]
  • Isaacs, D., Kilham, H., Leask, J., Tobin, B. (2009). Ethical issues in immunisation. Vaccine, 27(5), 615-618. [More Information]
  • Leask, J. (2009). How do general practitioners persuade parents to vaccinate their children? A study using standardised scenarios. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 20(7-8), 119-124.
  • Leask, J., Jackson, C., Trevena, L., McCaffery, K., Brotherton, J. (2009). Implementation of the Australian HPV vaccination program for adult women: Qualitative key informant interviews. Vaccine, 27(40), 5505-5512. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., McIntyre, P. (2009). Vaccine refusal and the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases. New England Journal of Medicine, 361(7), 723. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Quinn, H., Macartney, K., Trent, M., Massey, P., Carr, C., Turahui, J. (2008). Immunisation attitudes, knowledge and practices of health professionals in regional NSW. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32(3), 224-229. [More Information]
  • McIntyre, P., Leask, J. (2008). Improving uptake of MMR vaccine. British Medical Journal, 336(7647), 729-730. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Macartney, K. (2008). Parental decisions about vaccination: Collective values are important. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(10), 534-535. [More Information]
  • Isaacs, D., Leask, J. (2008). Should influenza immunisation be mandatory for healthcare workers? No. BMJ (online), 337, a2140. [More Information]
  • Pearce, C., Leask, J., Ritchie, J. (2008). Tapping midwives' views about the neonatal hepatitis B vaccine: how welcome is a move towards a health promoting orientation? Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 19(2), 161-163. [More Information]
  • Sheikh-Mohammed, M., MacIntyre, C., Wood, N., Leask, J., Isaacs, D. (2006). Barriers to access to health care for newly resettled sub-Saharan refugees in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 185(11-12), 594-597. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Sheikh-Mohammed, M., MacIntyre, C., Leask, A., Wood, N. (2006). Community perceptions about infectious disease risk posed by new arrivals: A qualitative study. Medical Journal of Australia, 185(11- 12), 591-593. [More Information]
  • Wallace, C., Leask, J., Trevena, L. (2006). Effects of a web based decision aid on parental attitudes to MMR vaccination: a before and after study. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 332(7534), 146-149. [More Information]
  • Burgess, D., Burgess, M., Leask, J. (2006). The MMR vaccination and autism controversy in United Kingdom 1998-2005: inevitable community outrage or a failure of risk communication? Vaccine, 24(18), 3921-8. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Chapman, S., Hawe, P., Burgess, M. (2006). What maintains parental support for vaccination when challenged by anti-vaccination messages? A qualitative study. Vaccine, 24(49-50), 7238-7245. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Leask, A., Silove, N. (2005). Evidence for autism in folklore? Archives of Disease in Childhood, 90(3), 271. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Williams, A., McIntyre, P., O'Dea, D. (2004). Are General Practice Registrars Prepared For Immunisation? A Cross Sectional Survey. Australian Family Physician, 33(8), 665-667.
  • Chapman, S., Leask, J., Ackermann, D. (2004). Media Coverage Of Anthrax Vaccination Refusal By Australian Defence Force Personnel. Vaccine, 23(3), 411-417.
  • MacIntyre, C., Leask, J. (2003). Immunization myths and realities: Responding to arguments against immunization. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 39(7), 487-491.
  • Leask, J., McIntyre, P. (2003). Public opponenets of vaccination: A case study. Vaccine, 11, 4700-4703.
  • Leask, J., Chapman, S. (2002). "The cold hard facts" Immunisation and vaccine preventable diseases in Australia's newsprint media 1993-1998. Social Science and Medicine, 54(3), 445-457.
  • Davies, P., Chapman, S., Leask, J. (2002). Anitvaccination activists on the world wide web. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 87(1), 22-25.
  • Leask, J., Chapman, S. (2001). 'The cold hard facts' immunisation and vaccine preventable disease in Australia's newsprint media 1993-1998. Social Science and Medicine, 54, 445-457.
  • Leask, J., Hawe, H., Chapman, S. (2001). Focus group composition: a comparison between natural and constructed groups. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25, 152-154.
  • Chapman, S., Leask, J. (2001). Paid celebrity endorsement in health promotion: a case study from Australia. Health Promotion International, 16, 333-338.

2014

  • Chow, M., Morrow, A., Heron, L., Yin, K., Booy, R., Leask, J. (2014). Quality of life for parents of children with influenza-like illness: development and validation of Care-ILI-QoL. Quality of Life Research, 23(3), 939-951. [More Information]
  • Chow, M., Yin, K., Heron, L., Morrow, A., Dierig, A., Booy, R., Leask, J. (2014). The impact of influenza-like illness in young children on their parents: a quality of life survey. Quality of Life Research, 23(5), 1651-1660. [More Information]

2013

  • Chow, M., Morrow, A., Cooper, S., Leask, J. (2013). Condition-specific quality of life questionnaires for caregivers of children with pediatric conditions: A systematic review. Quality of Life Research, 22(8), 2183-2200. [More Information]
  • Yin, J., Salkeld, G., Lambert, S., Dierig, A., Heron, L., Leask, J., Chow, M., Booy, R. (2013). Estimates and determinants of economic impacts from influenza-like illnesses caused by respiratory viruses in Australian children attending childcare: a cohort study. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 7(6), 1103-1112. [More Information]
  • Crosbie, K., Richters, J., Hooker, C., Leask, J. (2013). Filthy fingernails and friendly germs: lay concepts of contagious disease transmission in developed countries. In Cathy Banwell, Stanley Ulijaszek, Jane Dixon (Eds.), When Culture Impacts Health: Global Lessons for Effective Health Research, (pp. 67-84). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Ward, K., Hull, B., Leask, J. (2013). Financial incentives for childhood immunisation — a unique but changing Australian initiative. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(11), 590-592. [More Information]
  • Chow, M., Morrow, A., Booy, R., Leask, J. (2013). Impact of children's influenza-like illnesses on parental quality of life: A qualitative study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(8), 664-670. [More Information]
  • Wiley, K., Massey, P., Cooper, S., Wood, N., Quinn, H., Leask, J. (2013). Pregnant women's intention to take up a post partum pertussisvaccine, and their willingness to take up the vaccine while pregnant: A cross sectional survey. Vaccine, 31(37), 3972-3978. [More Information]
  • Wiley, K., Leask, J. (2013). Respiratory vaccine uptake during pregnancy. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 1(1), 9-11. [More Information]
  • Kilham, H., Leask, J. (2013). The Royal Australasian College of Physicians immunisation position statement. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(6), 427-431. [More Information]
  • Wiley, K., Massey, P., Cooper, S., Wood, N., Ho, J., Quinn, H., Leask, J. (2013). Uptake of influenza vaccine by pregnant women: a cross-sectional survey. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(7), 373-375. [More Information]

2012

  • Cooper, S., Pang, C., Leask, J. (2012). Australian Newspaper Coverage of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination, October 2006-December 2009. Journal of Health Communication: international perspectives, 17(2), 149-159. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Kinnersley, P., Jackson, C., Cheater, F., Bedford, H., Rowles, G. (2012). Communicating with parents about vaccination: a framework for health professionals. BMC Pediatrics, 12(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Trevena, L., Leask, J. (2012). Decision aids for MMR vaccination. In Adrian Edwards & Glyn Elwyn (Eds.), Shared Decision-Making in Health Care: Achieving evidence-based patient choice, (pp. 345-352). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Hooker, C., King, C., Leask, J. (2012). Journalists' views about reporting avian influenza and a potential pandemic: a qualitative study. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 6(3), 224-229. [More Information]
  • Nicholson, M., Leask, J. (2012). Lessons from an online debate about measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunization. Vaccine, 30(25), 3806-3812. [More Information]
  • Hooker, C., Leask, J., King, C. (2012). Media Ethics and Infectious Disease. In Christian Enemark, Michael J Selgelid (Eds.), Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, (pp. 161-178). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.
  • Betsch, C., Brewer, N., Brocard, P., Davies, P., Gaissmaier, W., Haase, N., Leask, J., Renkewitz, F., Renner, B., Reyna, V., et al (2012). Opportunities and challenges of Web 2.0 for vaccination decisions. Vaccine, 30(25), 3727-3733. [More Information]
  • Chow, M., King, C., Booy, R., Leask, J. (2012). Parents intentions and behavior regarding seasonal influenza vaccination for their children: A survey in child-care centers in Sydney, Australia. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 7(2), 89-96. [More Information]
  • Ward, K., Chow, M., King, C., Leask, J. (2012). Strategies to improve vaccination uptake in Australia, a systematic review of types and effectiveness. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(4), 369-377. [More Information]

2011

  • Ward, K., Seale, H., Zwar, N., Leask, J., MacIntyre, C. (2011). Annual influenza vaccination: coverage and attitudes of primary care staff in Australia. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 5(2), 135-141. [More Information]
  • Seale, H., Leask, J., MacIntyre, C. (2011). Awareness, attitudes and behavior of hospital healthcare workers towards a mandatory vaccination directive: Two years on. Vaccine, 29(21), 3734-3737. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Braunack-Mayer, A., Kerridge, I. (2011). Consent and public engagement in an era of expanded childhood immunisation. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47, 603-607. [More Information]
  • Helms, C., Leask, J., Cooper, S., Chow, M., McIntyre, P. (2011). Implementation of a state-wide policy directive for mandatory immunization of health care workers: Observations from New South Wales, Australia. Vaccine, 29(16), 2895-2901. [More Information]
  • Helms, C., Leask, J., Cooper, S., Chow, M., McIntyre, P. (2011). Implementation of mandatory immunisation of healthcare workers: Observations from New South Wales, Australia. Vaccine, 29(16), 2895-2901. [More Information]
  • Booy, R., Rashid, H., Yin, K., Khandaker, G., Leask, J. (2011). Mandating influenza vaccination in health-care workers. The Lancet, 378(9803), 1626-1626. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Leask, J., Hayles, E., Sinn, J. (2011). Midwife attitudes: An important determinant of maternal postpartum pertussis booster vaccination. Vaccine, 29(34), 5591-5594. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Leask, J., Booy, R. (2011). Parents' attitudes towards the influenza vaccine and influencing factors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(7), 419-422. [More Information]
  • Leask, J. (2011). Target the fence-sitters. Nature, 473(7348), 443-445. [More Information]

2010

  • Leask, J., Chapman, S., Cooper, S. (2010). "All manner of ills": The features of serious diseases attributed to vaccination. Vaccine, 28(17), 3066-70. [More Information]
  • Seale, H., Leask, J., MacIntyre, C. (2010). Attitudes amongst Australian hospital healthcare workers towards seasonal influenza and vaccination. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 4(1), 41-46. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Chow, M., King, C., Booy, R. (2010). Caregivers' intentions regarding pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccination for their children. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(8), 485-486. [More Information]
  • Jackson, C., Cheater, F., Peacock, R., Leask, J., Trevena, L. (2010). Evaluating a web-based MMR decision aid to support informed decision-making by UK parents: A before-and-after feasibility study. Health Education Journal, 69(1), 74-83. [More Information]
  • Seale, H., Ward, K., Zwar, N., Van, D., Leask, J., MacIntyre, C. (2010). Examining the knowledge of and attitudes to pandemic influenza among general practice staff. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(7), 378-380. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Helms, C., Chow, M., Cooper, S., McIntyre, P. (2010). Making influenza vaccination mandatory for health care workers: the views of NSW Health administrators and clinical leaders. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 21(9-10), 243-247. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Hooker, C., King, C. (2010). Media coverage of health issues and how to work more effectively with journalists: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 10, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Booy, R., McIntyre, P. (2010). MMR, Wakefield and The Lancet: what can we learn? Medical Journal of Australia, 193(1), 5-7. [More Information]
  • Brotherton, J., Leask, J., Jackson, C., McCaffery, K., Trevena, L. (2010). National survey of general practitioners' experience of delivering the National Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Program. Sexual Health, 7(3), 291-298. [More Information]

2009

  • Seale, H., Leask, J., Po, K., MacIntyre, C. (2009). "Will they just pack up and leave?" - attitudes and intended behaviour of hospital health care workers during an influenza pandemic. BMC Health Services Research, 9, 30-1-30-8. [More Information]
  • Seale, H., Leask, J., MacIntyre, C. (2009). Do they accept compulsory vaccination? Awareness, attitudes and behaviour of hospital health care workers following a new vaccination directive. Vaccine, 27(23), 3022-3025. [More Information]
  • Isaacs, D., Kilham, H., Leask, J., Tobin, B. (2009). Ethical issues in immunisation. Vaccine, 27(5), 615-618. [More Information]
  • Leask, J. (2009). How do general practitioners persuade parents to vaccinate their children? A study using standardised scenarios. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 20(7-8), 119-124.
  • Leask, J., Jackson, C., Trevena, L., McCaffery, K., Brotherton, J. (2009). Implementation of the Australian HPV vaccination program for adult women: Qualitative key informant interviews. Vaccine, 27(40), 5505-5512. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., McIntyre, P. (2009). Vaccine refusal and the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases. New England Journal of Medicine, 361(7), 723. [More Information]

2008

  • Leask, J., Quinn, H., Macartney, K., Trent, M., Massey, P., Carr, C., Turahui, J. (2008). Immunisation attitudes, knowledge and practices of health professionals in regional NSW. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32(3), 224-229. [More Information]
  • McIntyre, P., Leask, J. (2008). Improving uptake of MMR vaccine. British Medical Journal, 336(7647), 729-730. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Macartney, K. (2008). Parental decisions about vaccination: Collective values are important. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(10), 534-535. [More Information]
  • Isaacs, D., Leask, J. (2008). Should influenza immunisation be mandatory for healthcare workers? No. BMJ (online), 337, a2140. [More Information]
  • Pearce, C., Leask, J., Ritchie, J. (2008). Tapping midwives' views about the neonatal hepatitis B vaccine: how welcome is a move towards a health promoting orientation? Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 19(2), 161-163. [More Information]

2006

  • Sheikh-Mohammed, M., MacIntyre, C., Wood, N., Leask, J., Isaacs, D. (2006). Barriers to access to health care for newly resettled sub-Saharan refugees in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 185(11-12), 594-597. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Sheikh-Mohammed, M., MacIntyre, C., Leask, A., Wood, N. (2006). Community perceptions about infectious disease risk posed by new arrivals: A qualitative study. Medical Journal of Australia, 185(11- 12), 591-593. [More Information]
  • Wallace, C., Leask, J., Trevena, L. (2006). Effects of a web based decision aid on parental attitudes to MMR vaccination: a before and after study. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 332(7534), 146-149. [More Information]
  • Burgess, D., Burgess, M., Leask, J. (2006). The MMR vaccination and autism controversy in United Kingdom 1998-2005: inevitable community outrage or a failure of risk communication? Vaccine, 24(18), 3921-8. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Chapman, S., Hawe, P., Burgess, M. (2006). What maintains parental support for vaccination when challenged by anti-vaccination messages? A qualitative study. Vaccine, 24(49-50), 7238-7245. [More Information]

2005

  • Leask, J., Leask, A., Silove, N. (2005). Evidence for autism in folklore? Archives of Disease in Childhood, 90(3), 271. [More Information]

2004

  • Leask, J., Williams, A., McIntyre, P., O'Dea, D. (2004). Are General Practice Registrars Prepared For Immunisation? A Cross Sectional Survey. Australian Family Physician, 33(8), 665-667.
  • Chapman, S., Leask, J., Ackermann, D. (2004). Media Coverage Of Anthrax Vaccination Refusal By Australian Defence Force Personnel. Vaccine, 23(3), 411-417.

2003

  • MacIntyre, C., Leask, J. (2003). Immunization myths and realities: Responding to arguments against immunization. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 39(7), 487-491.
  • Leask, J., McIntyre, P. (2003). Public opponenets of vaccination: A case study. Vaccine, 11, 4700-4703.

2002

  • Leask, J., Chapman, S. (2002). "The cold hard facts" Immunisation and vaccine preventable diseases in Australia's newsprint media 1993-1998. Social Science and Medicine, 54(3), 445-457.
  • Davies, P., Chapman, S., Leask, J. (2002). Anitvaccination activists on the world wide web. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 87(1), 22-25.

2001

  • Leask, J., Chapman, S. (2001). 'The cold hard facts' immunisation and vaccine preventable disease in Australia's newsprint media 1993-1998. Social Science and Medicine, 54, 445-457.
  • Leask, J., Hawe, H., Chapman, S. (2001). Focus group composition: a comparison between natural and constructed groups. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25, 152-154.
  • Chapman, S., Leask, J. (2001). Paid celebrity endorsement in health promotion: a case study from Australia. Health Promotion International, 16, 333-338.

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