Professor Penny Hawe

Professor of Public Health
School of Public Health


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Biographical details

Penny Hawe was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney when she was recruited to the University of Calgary, Canada, in 2000 to take up the foundation Markin Chair in Health and Society. She returned to the University in Sydney in December 2014 (part time).

In Canada she had career awards from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research as well as establishing the first Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) research centre at the University of Calgary. She was the founding co-chair of the Population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada and Director of the International Collaboration on Complex Interventions, which forged linkages between the the CIHR, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) and the UK’s Medical Research Council.

Penny’s research interests are in complex community interventions, social network analysis, whole-school interventions to promote health and improvement science. She is one of the lead investigators of The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (preventioncentre.org.au). In 2016 she was elected as an Honorary Fellow to the Faculty of Public Health (UK).

International links

Canada

(University of Calgary, O'Brien Institute of Public Health) Creating Opportunities for Resilience and Engagement (CORE). A research program in whole-shool mental health promotion.

United Kingdom

(National Institute of Health Research, School for Public Health Research) Scientific Advisory Board, Health Inequalities Program, Big Local- Communities in Control Evaluation

United Kingdom

(University of Glasgow) International Scientific Advisory Committee. Institute of Health and Wellness.

United Kingdom

(University of Leeds) International Scientific Advisory Panel. ASPIRE Project. Actions to Support Practices in Implementing Research Evidence. Department of Primary Care.

United Kingdom

(University of Liverpool) International Policy Evaluation Advisory Panel for the European Union Developing methodologies to reduce inequalities in the determinants of health

Selected grants

2018

  • RES: TAPP-18-005 - The use of fMRI for testing messages in prevention" and "Message testing in health public policy" - Sax Institute (TAPPC) - Penny Hawe (Research Officer - Emma Dupal); Hawe P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Partnership Centres for Better Health.

2013

  • The Partnership Centre on Systems Perspectives on Preventing Lifestyle-Related Chronic Health Problems; Wilson A, Redman S, Jan S, Hawe P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Partnership Centres for Better Health.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Chabot, C., Gilbert, M., Haag, D., Ogilvie, G., Hawe, P., Bungay, V., Shoveller, J. (2018). Anticipating the potential for positive uptake and adaptation in the implementation of a publicly funded online STBBI testing service: A qualitative analysis. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Liu, H., Muhunthan, J., Ananthapavan, J., Hawe, P., Shiell, A., Jan, S. (2018). Exploring the use of economic evidence to inform investment in disease prevention - a qualitative study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(2), 200-206. [More Information]
  • Wutzke, S., Redman, S., Bauman, A., Hawe, P., Shiell, A., Thackway, S., Wilson, A. (2017). A new model of collaborative research: experiences from one of Australia's NHMRC Partnership Centres for Better Health. Public Health Research and Practice, 27(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Conte, K., Groen, S., Loblay, V., Green, A., Milat, A., Persson, L., Innes-Hughes, C., Mitchell, J., Thackway, S., Williams, M., Hawe, P. (2017). Dynamics behind the scale up of evidence-based obesity prevention: Protocol for a multi-site case study of an electronic implementation monitoring system in health promotion practice. Implementation Science, 12(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Rutter, H., Savona, N., Glonti, K., Bibby, J., Cummins, S., Finegood, D., Greaves, F., Harper, L., Hawe, P., Moore, L., et al (2017). The need for a complex systems model of evidence for public health. The Lancet, 390(10112), 2602-2604. [More Information]
  • Greenhalgh, T., Annandale, E., Ashcroft, R., Barlow, J., Black, N., Bleakley, A., Boaden, R., Braithwaite, J., Britten, N., Hawe, P., et al (2016). An open letter to the BMJ editors on qualitative research. BMJ, 352, 1-4. [More Information]
  • Greenwood-Lee, J., Hawe, P., Nettel-Aguirre, A., Shiell, A., Marshall, D. (2016). Complex intervention modelling should capture the dynamics of adaptation. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 16(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Hawe, P., Riley, T., Gartrell, A., Turner, K., Canales, C., Omstead, D. (2015). Comparison communities in a cluster randomised trial innovate in response to 'being controlled'. Social Science & Medicine, 133, 102-110. [More Information]
  • Hawe, P. (2015). Lessons from Complex Interventions to Improve Health. Annual Review of Public Health, 36, 307-323. [More Information]
  • Hawe, P. (2015). Minimal, negligible and negligent interventions. Social Science & Medicine, 138, 265-268. [More Information]
  • Byrnes, J., King, N., Hawe, P., Peters, P., Pickett, W., Davison, C. (2015). Patterns of youth injury: A comparison across the northern territories and other parts of Canada. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 74, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Hawe, P., Bond, L., Ghali, L., Perry, R., Davison, C., Casey, D., Butler, H., Webster, C., Scholz, B. (2015). Replication of a whole school ethos-changing intervention: different context, similar effects, additional insights. BMC Public Health, 15, 1-14. [More Information]

2018

  • Chabot, C., Gilbert, M., Haag, D., Ogilvie, G., Hawe, P., Bungay, V., Shoveller, J. (2018). Anticipating the potential for positive uptake and adaptation in the implementation of a publicly funded online STBBI testing service: A qualitative analysis. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Liu, H., Muhunthan, J., Ananthapavan, J., Hawe, P., Shiell, A., Jan, S. (2018). Exploring the use of economic evidence to inform investment in disease prevention - a qualitative study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(2), 200-206. [More Information]

2017

  • Wutzke, S., Redman, S., Bauman, A., Hawe, P., Shiell, A., Thackway, S., Wilson, A. (2017). A new model of collaborative research: experiences from one of Australia's NHMRC Partnership Centres for Better Health. Public Health Research and Practice, 27(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Conte, K., Groen, S., Loblay, V., Green, A., Milat, A., Persson, L., Innes-Hughes, C., Mitchell, J., Thackway, S., Williams, M., Hawe, P. (2017). Dynamics behind the scale up of evidence-based obesity prevention: Protocol for a multi-site case study of an electronic implementation monitoring system in health promotion practice. Implementation Science, 12(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Rutter, H., Savona, N., Glonti, K., Bibby, J., Cummins, S., Finegood, D., Greaves, F., Harper, L., Hawe, P., Moore, L., et al (2017). The need for a complex systems model of evidence for public health. The Lancet, 390(10112), 2602-2604. [More Information]

2016

  • Greenhalgh, T., Annandale, E., Ashcroft, R., Barlow, J., Black, N., Bleakley, A., Boaden, R., Braithwaite, J., Britten, N., Hawe, P., et al (2016). An open letter to the BMJ editors on qualitative research. BMJ, 352, 1-4. [More Information]
  • Greenwood-Lee, J., Hawe, P., Nettel-Aguirre, A., Shiell, A., Marshall, D. (2016). Complex intervention modelling should capture the dynamics of adaptation. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 16(1), 1-7. [More Information]

2015

  • Hawe, P., Riley, T., Gartrell, A., Turner, K., Canales, C., Omstead, D. (2015). Comparison communities in a cluster randomised trial innovate in response to 'being controlled'. Social Science & Medicine, 133, 102-110. [More Information]
  • Hawe, P. (2015). Lessons from Complex Interventions to Improve Health. Annual Review of Public Health, 36, 307-323. [More Information]
  • Hawe, P. (2015). Minimal, negligible and negligent interventions. Social Science & Medicine, 138, 265-268. [More Information]
  • Byrnes, J., King, N., Hawe, P., Peters, P., Pickett, W., Davison, C. (2015). Patterns of youth injury: A comparison across the northern territories and other parts of Canada. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 74, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Hawe, P., Bond, L., Ghali, L., Perry, R., Davison, C., Casey, D., Butler, H., Webster, C., Scholz, B. (2015). Replication of a whole school ethos-changing intervention: different context, similar effects, additional insights. BMC Public Health, 15, 1-14. [More Information]

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