Dr Nina Berry

PhD DipArts(Phil) BA/BEd(Hons1)
Lecturer, Sydney School of Public Health

Telephone 91141327

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Biographical details

My PhD project investigated the influence of the marketing of toddler milks on attitudes and beliefs about infant feeding in Australia using a Social Marketing framework and drawing on my background in Applied Philosophy (Ethics). Since 2014, I have been applying my knowledge and skills in research, counselling, communication and professional education to a broad set of child health problems. I am currently working on a project that will develop a suite of tools and resources to help health professionals communicate more effectively with parents about vaccinations. I am also working with the South Asian Infant Feeding Research Network to identify and test effective interventions to improve maternal and child nutrition in the region. Both of these undertakings recognise the value of mothers to child health.

Undergraduate double degrees in Arts and Education (majoring in English Literature and Theatre & Film with Honours (Class 1) in Philosopy of Education) and diverse teaching experience taught me the value of developing excellent communication skills. Having survived several years wrangling teenagers, I went on to apply those skills to health promotion, advocacy and health professional training. I hold Nationally Recognised Qualifications (Certificate IV) in Breastfeeding Education and in Training and Assessment. During 2011, 2012 and 2013 I enjoyed sitting on the Examination Review Committee of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. When I can find half an hour, I provide breastfeeding support to Australian mothers through the National Breastfeeding Helpline.

Research interests

Pragmatic, mixed methods research applying marketing principles to the development of effective health behaviour change interventions. Reverse engineering commercial marketing campaigns in order to benefit from the insights gleaned through market researcher and applying these insights to influence behaviour in ways that improve the lives of children and parents.

Awards and honours

Best Paper in Track (Corporate Social Responsibility) Australia New Zealand Marketing Conference 2010

Selected grants

2018

  • Addressing critical failures of Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) in South Asia: IYCN challenges faced by working women in urban areas; Dibley M, Alam A, Berry N; World Bank Group/Research Grant.

2017

  • Building Qualitative Research Skills for Prevention and Social Research in Myanmar; Berry N; Sydney Southeast Asia Centre/Research Grant.

2016

  • NUFNIP Formative Research for Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition, Maternal anc Child Care and Hygiene and Sanitation Practices.; Alam N, Berry N, Dibley M; Save the Children/Research Support.
  • Capacity building through medical education; medical workforce and primary prevention of NCDs; Foster K, Berry N, Dibley M; Australia-Indonesia Centre/Research Clusters.

2015

  • Kick Start Grants Program 2016; Berry N; Sydney Medical School/Internal Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Berry, N., Danchin, M., Trevena, L., Witteman, H., Kinnersley, P., Snelling, T., Robinson, P., Leask, J. (2018). Sharing knowledge about immunisation (SKAI): An exploration of parents' communication needs to inform development of a clinical communication support intervention. Vaccine, 36(44), 6480-6490. [More Information]
  • Wiley, K., Steffens, M., Berry, N., Leask, J. (2017). An audit of the quality of online immunisation information available to Australian parents. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Berry, N., Gribble, K. (2017). Health and nutrition content claims on websites advertising infant formula available in Australia: A content analysis. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 13(4), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Gribble, K., Berry, N., Kerac, M., Challinor, M. (2017). Volume marker inaccuracies: A cross-sectional survey of infant feeding bottles. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 13(3), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Berry, N., Henry, A., Danchin, M., Trevena, L., Willaby, H., Leask, J. (2017). When parents won't vaccinate their children: A qualitative investigation of australian primary care providers' experiences. BMC Pediatrics, 17(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Jones, S., Andrews, K., Berry, N. (2016). Lost in translation: a focus group study of parents' and adolescents' interpretations of underage drinking and parental supply. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Morgan, P., Callister, R., Collins, C., Plotnikoff, R., Young, M., Berry, N., McElduff, P., Burrows, T., Aguiar, E., Saunders, K. (2013). The SHED-IT Community Trial: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Internet- and Paper-Based Weight Loss Programs Tailored for Overweight and Obese Men. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45(2), 139-152. [More Information]
  • Berry, N., Jones, S., Iverson, D. (2012). Circumventing the WHO Code? An observational study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 97(4), 320-325. [More Information]
  • Berry, N., Jones, S., Iverson, D. (2012). Toddler milk advertising in Australia: infant formula advertising in disguise? Australasian Marketing Journal, 20(1), 24-27. [More Information]
  • Jones, S., Barrie, L., Berry, N. (2012). Why (not) alcohol energy drinks? A qualitative study with Australian university students. Drug and Alcohol Review, 31(3), 281-287. [More Information]
  • Gribble, K., Berry, N. (2011). Emergency preparedness for those who care for infants in developed country contexts. International Breastfeeding Journal, 6(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Berry, N., Jones, S., Iverson, D. (2011). Relax, you're soaking in it: sources of information about infant formula. Breastfeeding Review, 19(1), 9-18.
  • Berry, N., Jones, S., Iverson, D. (2010). It’s all formula to me: women’s understandings of toddler milk ads. Breastfeeding Review, 18(1), 21-30.
  • Morgan, P., Collins, C., Plotnikoff, R., McElduff, P., Burrows, T., Warren, J., Young, M., Berry, N., Saunders, K., Aguiar, E., et al (2010). The SHED-IT community trial study protocol: A randomised controlled trial of weight loss programs for overweight and obese men. BMC Public Health, 10, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Berry, N., Gribble, K. (2008). Breast is no longer best: promoting normal infant feeding. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 4(1), 74-79. [More Information]

2018

  • Berry, N., Danchin, M., Trevena, L., Witteman, H., Kinnersley, P., Snelling, T., Robinson, P., Leask, J. (2018). Sharing knowledge about immunisation (SKAI): An exploration of parents' communication needs to inform development of a clinical communication support intervention. Vaccine, 36(44), 6480-6490. [More Information]

2017

  • Wiley, K., Steffens, M., Berry, N., Leask, J. (2017). An audit of the quality of online immunisation information available to Australian parents. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Berry, N., Gribble, K. (2017). Health and nutrition content claims on websites advertising infant formula available in Australia: A content analysis. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 13(4), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Gribble, K., Berry, N., Kerac, M., Challinor, M. (2017). Volume marker inaccuracies: A cross-sectional survey of infant feeding bottles. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 13(3), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Berry, N., Henry, A., Danchin, M., Trevena, L., Willaby, H., Leask, J. (2017). When parents won't vaccinate their children: A qualitative investigation of australian primary care providers' experiences. BMC Pediatrics, 17(1), 1-10. [More Information]

2016

  • Jones, S., Andrews, K., Berry, N. (2016). Lost in translation: a focus group study of parents' and adolescents' interpretations of underage drinking and parental supply. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 1-10. [More Information]

2013

  • Morgan, P., Callister, R., Collins, C., Plotnikoff, R., Young, M., Berry, N., McElduff, P., Burrows, T., Aguiar, E., Saunders, K. (2013). The SHED-IT Community Trial: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Internet- and Paper-Based Weight Loss Programs Tailored for Overweight and Obese Men. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45(2), 139-152. [More Information]

2012

  • Berry, N., Jones, S., Iverson, D. (2012). Circumventing the WHO Code? An observational study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 97(4), 320-325. [More Information]
  • Berry, N., Jones, S., Iverson, D. (2012). Toddler milk advertising in Australia: infant formula advertising in disguise? Australasian Marketing Journal, 20(1), 24-27. [More Information]
  • Jones, S., Barrie, L., Berry, N. (2012). Why (not) alcohol energy drinks? A qualitative study with Australian university students. Drug and Alcohol Review, 31(3), 281-287. [More Information]

2011

  • Gribble, K., Berry, N. (2011). Emergency preparedness for those who care for infants in developed country contexts. International Breastfeeding Journal, 6(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Berry, N., Jones, S., Iverson, D. (2011). Relax, you're soaking in it: sources of information about infant formula. Breastfeeding Review, 19(1), 9-18.

2010

  • Berry, N., Jones, S., Iverson, D. (2010). It’s all formula to me: women’s understandings of toddler milk ads. Breastfeeding Review, 18(1), 21-30.
  • Morgan, P., Collins, C., Plotnikoff, R., McElduff, P., Burrows, T., Warren, J., Young, M., Berry, N., Saunders, K., Aguiar, E., et al (2010). The SHED-IT community trial study protocol: A randomised controlled trial of weight loss programs for overweight and obese men. BMC Public Health, 10, 1-11. [More Information]

2008

  • Berry, N., Gribble, K. (2008). Breast is no longer best: promoting normal infant feeding. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 4(1), 74-79. [More Information]

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