Associate Professor Rachel Skinner

Associate Professor in Paediatrics & Child Health
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

Telephone +61 2 9845 3377

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Biographical details

Dr Skinner is Associate Professor in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney and Adolescent Physician at the Children's Hospital Westmead in Sydney, Australia. Her clinical work is focussed on sexual and reproductive health and she consults in adolescent gynaecology through the Adolescent Medicine Unit at the Children's Hospital Westmead. Her MBBS (1989) was from the University of Melbourne and her specialist training in Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine was through the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, the Centre for Adolescent Health in Melbourne and the Adolescent Health Center at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY, USA. She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 1999. Dr Skinner was employed as a clinical academic (Senior Lecturer) in Adolescent Medicine at the School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia and the Princess Margaret Hospital from 2002-2007. She has been employed by the University of Sydney and Children's Hospital Westmead since 2007.

Dr Skinner's PhD (University of Melbourne) was awarded in 2003. Her thesis was the design, implementation and evaluation of a multi-level and multi-strategy intervention, to enhance uptake of hepatitis B vaccination in a school program. Dr Skinner has been a principal investigator on several international HPV immunogenicity, safety and efficacy trials, including the pivotal phase III trial of the bivalent HPV 16, 18 vaccine (Cervarix) in just over 18,000 women aged 15-25 years of age, world wide. She is also a principal investigator on a clinical efficacy trial of this same vaccine in women older than 25 years. The data from these studies have provided critical data for cost-effectiveness analyses and policy decisions regarding vaccination initiatives throughout the world. Dr Skinner has several funded projects evaluating knowledge, understanding and acceptability of the HPV vaccine; evaluating logistical processes of school based vaccination, and to develop educational interventions to enhance informed decision making by parents and adolescents. Dr Skinner has conducted several studies and supervised PhD students on teenage sexual behaviour, contraception and condom use and teenage parenting in WA. This data is contributing to current understandings of how to best address health issues in these areas. Dr Skinner has published 34 peer review journal articles; most of these in the last 3-4 years and several in top tier journals. She has one book chapter, two government reports, has given 14 funded invited key note lectures at Australian and international conferences; and has been invited editor on two special editions of Gynecological Oncology, dedicated the HPV vaccines. She is chief investigator on grants worth over $3 million from Australia's most prestigious national funding organisations, the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council, as well having received funding from philanthropic organisations and through government contracts. She chaired the Scientific Program Committee for Australia's Annual Congress (Paediatrics) from 2006-2009, and is chairing the program committee for the Australian and New Zealand Adolescent Health Conference with the International Association of Adolescent Medicine (Asia Pacific region) for 2011. She is also active in teaching and curriculum development for medical students, postgraduate coursework students and research supervision of PhD and Masters students, through the Faculty of Medicine at the Universities of Western Australia and Sydney.

Research interests

Dr Skinner's current research program spans several areas within the field of sexual and reproductive health, including 1) teenage pregnancy, condom and contraception use, 2) the correlates and antecedents of teenage sexual risk taking, 3) knowledge and acceptability, and promotion of HPV vaccination in school based and clinic vaccination programs in Australia, and 3) clinical trials of HPV vaccines.

Her research methods expertise is broad based and includes quantitative approaches such as longitudinal cohort studies, large cross-sectional surveys, community based health promotion interventions and qualitative research. Much of the subject area of her work (teenage sexuality, behaviour and education) is highly sensitive, and has specific ethical challenges.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2012

  • Randomised Controlled Evaluation of a Complex Intervention to Promote Uptake of School-based HPV Vaccination; Skinner R, Cooper S, McCaffery K, Zimet G, McGeechan K, Whyte P, Regan D, Marshall H, Stoney T; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2011

  • Adolescents' & Parents' Shared Decision-Making about HPV Vaccination; McCaffery K, Cooper S, Skinner R; BUPA Foundation Limited (Australia)/Expression of Interest Grants Program.
  • Adolescent Rural Cohort Study Hormones, Health, Education, Environments and Relationships; Steinbeck K, Hawke C, Hazell P, Skinner R, Ivers R, Booy R, Cumming R, Fulcher G; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2010

  • Childhood determinants of risky sexual behaviour in adolescence: a prospective cohort study; Skinner R, Smith A, Hickey M, Mattes E, Doherty D, Rosenthal S, Cooper S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Kang, M., Skinner, R., Bateson, D. (2013). Adolescent Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health. In Kate Steinbeck, Michael Kohn (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults, (pp. 307-332). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Williams, H., Kang, M., Skinner, R. (2013). Sexual and reproductive health. In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 192-214). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Skinner, R., Parsons, A., Kang, M., Williams, H., Fairley, C. (2009). Young people and sexually transmitted infections. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 205-215). United States: Nova Science Publishers.

Journals

  • Marino, J., Skinner, R., Doherty, D., Rosenthal, S., Cooper, S., Cannon, J., Hickey, M. (2013). Age at menarche and age at first sexual intercourse: A prospective cohort study. Pediatrics, 132(6), 1028-1036. [More Information]
  • Smith, J., Skinner, R., Fenwick, J. (2013). Preconception reflections, postconception intentions: The before and after of birth control in Australian adolescent females. Sexual Health, 10(4), 332-338. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Rawsthorne, M., Paxton, K., Hawke, C., Skinner, R., Steinbeck, K. (2012). "You Can Help People": Adolescents' Views on Engaging Young People in Longitudinal Research. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22(1), 8-13. [More Information]
  • Wheeler, C., Castellsague, X., Garland, S., Szarewski, A., Paavonen, J., Naud, P., Salmeron, J., Chow, S., Apter, D., Kitchener, H., Skinner, R., et al (2012). Cross-protective efficacy of HPV-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine against cervical infection and precancer caused by non-vaccine oncogenic HPV types: 4-year end-of-study analysis of the randomised, double-blind PATRICIA trial. The Lancet Oncology, 13(1), 100-110. [More Information]
  • Szarewski, A., Poppe, W., Skinner, R., Wheeler, C., Paavonen, J., Naud, P., Salmeron, J., Chow, S., Apter, D., Kitchener, H., et al (2012). Efficacy of the human papillomavirus (HPV)-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine in women aged 15-25 years with and without serological evidence of previous exposure to HPV-16/18. International Journal of Cancer, 131(1), 106-116. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Rochford, A., Skinner, R., Mindel, A., Webb, M., Peat, J., Usherwood, T. (2012). Facilitating chlamydia testing among young people: a randomised controlled trial in cyberspace. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 88(8), 568-573. [More Information]
  • Tabrizi, S., Brotherton, J., Kaldor, J., Skinner, R., Cummins, E., Liu, B., Bateson, D., McNamee, K., Garefalakis, M., Garland, S. (2012). Fall in Human Papillomavirus Prevalence Following a National Vaccination Program. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 206(11), 1645-1651. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Skinner, R. (2012). One giant leap towards Australian adolescents’ understanding of the human papillomavirus vaccine. Expert Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 7(2), 135-140. [More Information]
  • Lehtinen, M., Paavonen, J., Wheeler, C., Jaisamrarn, U., Garland, S., Castellsague, X., Skinner, R., Apter, D., Naud, P., Salmeron, J., Mindel, A., et al (2012). Overall efficacy of HPV-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine against grade 3 or greater cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: 4-year end-of-study analysis of the randomised, double-blind PATRICIA trial. The Lancet Oncology, 13(1), 89-99. [More Information]
  • Smith, J., Skinner, R., Fenwick, J. (2012). Perceptions of teen motherhood in Australian adolescent females: Life-line or lifederailment. Women and Birth, 25(4), 181-186. [More Information]
  • Roset Bahmanyar, E., Paavonen, J., Naud, P., Salmeron, J., Chow, S., Apter, D., Kitchener, H., Castellsague, X., Teixeira, J., Skinner, R., et al (2012). Prevalence and risk factors for cervical HPV infection and abnormalities in young adult women at enrolment in the multinational PATRICIA trial. Gynecologic Oncology, 127(3), 440-450. [More Information]
  • Hendriks, J., Fyfe, S., Styles, I., Skinner, R., Merriman, G. (2012). Scale construction utilising the Rasch unidimensional measurement model: A measurement of adolescent attitudes towards abortion. The Australasian Medical Journal, 5(5), 251-261. [More Information]
  • Steinbeck, K., Hazell, P., Cumming, R., Skinner, R., Ivers, R., Booy, R., Fulcher, G., Handelsman, D., Martin, A., Morgan, G., Starling, J., Bauman, A., Rawsthorne, M., Chow, C., Lam, M., Kelly, P., Paxton, K., Hawke, C., et al (2012). The study design and methodology for the ARCHER Study - Adolescent Rural Cohort Study of Hormones, Health, Education, Environments and Relationships. BMC Pediatrics, 12, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Garland, S., Skinner, R., Brotherton, J. (2011). Adolescent and young adult HPV vaccination in Australia: achievements and challenges. Preventive Medicine, 53, s29-s35. [More Information]
  • Yin, K., Wang, H., Skinner, R., Salkeld, G., Booy, R. (2011). Assessing seasonal vaccine-related cross-protection from 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza through teacher absenteeism. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(4), 393-394. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Allen, D., Trottier, H., Ronsse, V., Castellsague, X. (2011). Benefits of vaccinating young adult women against cervical cancer: A review of the evidence. Gynecologic Oncology, 121(2), S10-S20. [More Information]
  • Smith, J., Skinner, R., Fenwick, J. (2011). How Australian Female Adolescents Prioritize Pregnancy Protection: A Grounded Theory Study of Contraceptive Histories. Journal of Adolescent Research, 26(5), 617-644. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Ward, K., Skinner, R. (2011). School-based vaccination: A systematic review of process evaluations. Vaccine, 29(52), 9588-9599. [More Information]
  • Bernard, D., Cooper, S., McCaffery, K., Scott, C., Skinner, R. (2011). The domino effect: adolescent girls' response to human papillomavirus vaccination. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(6), 297-300. [More Information]
  • Smith, J., Fenwick, J., Skinner, R., Merriman, G., Hallett, J. (2011). Young males' perspectives on pregnancy, Fatherhood and Condom Use: Where Does Responsibility for Birth Control Lie? Sexual and Reproductive HealthCare, 2(1), 37-42. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Bernard, D., McCaffery, K., Brotherton, J., Skinner, R. (2010). "I just signed": Factors influencing decision-making for school-based HPV vaccination of adolescent girls. Health Psychology, 29(6), 618-625. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Bernard, D., McCaffery, K., Brotherton, J., Garland, S., Skinner, R. (2010). "Is cancer contagious?": Australian adolescent girls and their parents: making the most of limited information about HPV and HPV vaccination. Vaccine, 28(19), 3398-3408. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Bernard, D., McCaffery, K., Skinner, R. (2010). 'It's a logistical nightmare!' Recommendations for optimising human papillomavirus school-based vaccination experience. Sexual Health, 7(3), 271-278. [More Information]
  • Lewis, L., Doherty, D., Hickey, M., Skinner, R. (2010). Implanon as a contraceptive choice for teenage mothers: a comparison of contraceptive choices, acceptability and repeat pregnancy. Contraception, 81(5), 421-426. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Skinner, R., Usherwood, T. (2010). Interventions for young people in Australia to reduce HIV and sexually transmissible infections: a systematic review. Sexual Health, 7(2), 107-128. [More Information]
  • Lewis, L., Doherty, D., Hickey, M., Skinner, R. (2010). Predictors of sexual intercourse and rapid-repeat pregnancy among teenage mothers: an Australian prospective longitudinal study. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(6), 338-342. [More Information]
  • Smith, J., Fenwick, J., Skinner, R., Hallet, J., Merriman, G., Marshall, L. (2010). Sex, Condoms and Sexually Transmissible Infections: A Qualitative Study of Sexual Health in Young Australian Men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, Volume 41, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages 487-495, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Cooper, S. (2010). Voluntary school-based human papillomavirus vaccination: an efficient and acceptable model for achieving high vaccine coverage in adolescents. The Journal of Adolescent Health, 47(3), 215-218. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Skinner, R. (2009). Clarifying the importance of HPV vaccination. Singapore Medical Journal, 50(8), 841-2; author reply 843. [More Information]
  • Paavonen, J., Naud, P., Salmeron, J., Wheeler, C., Chow, S., Apter, D., Kitchener, H., Castellsague, X., Teixeira, J., Skinner, R. (2009). Efficacy of human papillomavirus (HPV)-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine against cervical infection and precancer caused by oncogenic HPV types (PATRICIA): final analysis of a double-blind, randomised study in young women. The Lancet, 374(9686), 301-314. [More Information]
  • Lewis, L., Hickey, M., Doherty, D., Skinner, R. (2009). How do pregnancy outcomes differ in teenage mothers? A Western Australian study. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(10), 537-541. [More Information]
  • Weisberg, E., Bateson, D., McCaffery, K., Skinner, R. (2009). HPV vaccination catch up program - utilisation by young Australian women. Australian Family Physician, 38(1-2), 72-76. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Skinner, R. (2009). Letter to the Editor: clarifying the importance of HPV Vaccination. Singapore Medical Journal, 50(8), 841-842.
  • Skinner, R., Smith, J., Fenwick, J., Hendricks, J., Fyfe, S., Kendall, G. (2009). Pregnancy and protection: perceptions, attitudes and experiences of Australian female adolescents. Women and Birth, 22(2), 50-56. [More Information]
  • Garland, S., Brotherton, J., Skinner, R., Pitts, M., Saville, A., Mola, G., Jones, R. (2008). Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer in Australasia and Oceania: Risk-factors, Epidemiology and Prevention. Vaccine, 26(Supplement 12), M80-M88.
  • Garland, S., Brotherton, J., Skinner, R., Pitts, M., Saville, M., Mola, G., Jones, R. (2008). Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer in Australasia and Oceania: risk-factors, epidemiology and prevention. Vaccine, 26, M80-8. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Garland, S., Stanley, M., Pitts, M., Quinn, M. (2008). Human papillomavirus vaccination for the prevention of cervical neoplasia: is it appropriate to vaccinate women older than 26? Medical Journal of Australia, 188(4), 238-242. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Smith, J., Fenwick, J., Fyfe, S., Hendriks, J. (2008). Perceptions and Experiences of First Sexual Intercourse in Australian Adolescent Females. Journal of Adolescent Health, 43(6), 593-599. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Brotherton, J. (2008). Sexual risk assessment is not helpful for recommendations on human papillomavirus vaccination. Therapy, 5(3), 283-287.
  • Paavonen, J., Jenkins, D., Bosch, F., Naud, P., Salmeron, J., Wheeler, C., Chow, S., Apter, D., Kitchener, H., Castellsague, X., Skinner, R., et al (2007). Efficacy of a prophylactic adjuvanted bivalent L1 virus-like-particle vaccine against infection with human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 in young women: an interim analysis of a phase III double-blind, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 369(9580), 2161-2170. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Skinner, R., Foran, T. (2007). Sex, contraception and health. Australian Family Physician, 36(8), 594-600. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Parsons, A., Kang, M., Williams, H., Fairley, C. (2007). Sexually transmitted infections. Initiatives for prevention. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(3), 285-294. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Kang, M., Rosenthal, S. (2007). Vaccinating young adults against human papillomavirus: the importance of understanding health decision-making and behaviour. Sexual Health, 4(2), 129-132. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Kang, M. (2006). Human papillomavirus prevalence in Canberra high school students: significance for vaccination strategies and adolescent health[Letter]. Sexual Health, 3, 299-300. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Ng, C., McDonald, A., Walters, T. (2005). A patient with autism and severe depression: medical and ethical challenges for an adolescent medicine unit. Medical Journal of Australia. [More Information]
  • Payne, D., Martin, C., Viner, R., Skinner, R. (2005). Adolescent medicine in paediatric practice. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 90, 1133-1137. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Hickey, M. (2003). Current priorities for adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 179, 158-161.

2013

  • Kang, M., Skinner, R., Bateson, D. (2013). Adolescent Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health. In Kate Steinbeck, Michael Kohn (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults, (pp. 307-332). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Marino, J., Skinner, R., Doherty, D., Rosenthal, S., Cooper, S., Cannon, J., Hickey, M. (2013). Age at menarche and age at first sexual intercourse: A prospective cohort study. Pediatrics, 132(6), 1028-1036. [More Information]
  • Smith, J., Skinner, R., Fenwick, J. (2013). Preconception reflections, postconception intentions: The before and after of birth control in Australian adolescent females. Sexual Health, 10(4), 332-338. [More Information]
  • Williams, H., Kang, M., Skinner, R. (2013). Sexual and reproductive health. In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 192-214). Melbourne: IP Communications.

2012

  • Cooper, S., Rawsthorne, M., Paxton, K., Hawke, C., Skinner, R., Steinbeck, K. (2012). "You Can Help People": Adolescents' Views on Engaging Young People in Longitudinal Research. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22(1), 8-13. [More Information]
  • Wheeler, C., Castellsague, X., Garland, S., Szarewski, A., Paavonen, J., Naud, P., Salmeron, J., Chow, S., Apter, D., Kitchener, H., Skinner, R., et al (2012). Cross-protective efficacy of HPV-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine against cervical infection and precancer caused by non-vaccine oncogenic HPV types: 4-year end-of-study analysis of the randomised, double-blind PATRICIA trial. The Lancet Oncology, 13(1), 100-110. [More Information]
  • Szarewski, A., Poppe, W., Skinner, R., Wheeler, C., Paavonen, J., Naud, P., Salmeron, J., Chow, S., Apter, D., Kitchener, H., et al (2012). Efficacy of the human papillomavirus (HPV)-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine in women aged 15-25 years with and without serological evidence of previous exposure to HPV-16/18. International Journal of Cancer, 131(1), 106-116. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Rochford, A., Skinner, R., Mindel, A., Webb, M., Peat, J., Usherwood, T. (2012). Facilitating chlamydia testing among young people: a randomised controlled trial in cyberspace. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 88(8), 568-573. [More Information]
  • Tabrizi, S., Brotherton, J., Kaldor, J., Skinner, R., Cummins, E., Liu, B., Bateson, D., McNamee, K., Garefalakis, M., Garland, S. (2012). Fall in Human Papillomavirus Prevalence Following a National Vaccination Program. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 206(11), 1645-1651. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Skinner, R. (2012). One giant leap towards Australian adolescents’ understanding of the human papillomavirus vaccine. Expert Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 7(2), 135-140. [More Information]
  • Lehtinen, M., Paavonen, J., Wheeler, C., Jaisamrarn, U., Garland, S., Castellsague, X., Skinner, R., Apter, D., Naud, P., Salmeron, J., Mindel, A., et al (2012). Overall efficacy of HPV-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine against grade 3 or greater cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: 4-year end-of-study analysis of the randomised, double-blind PATRICIA trial. The Lancet Oncology, 13(1), 89-99. [More Information]
  • Smith, J., Skinner, R., Fenwick, J. (2012). Perceptions of teen motherhood in Australian adolescent females: Life-line or lifederailment. Women and Birth, 25(4), 181-186. [More Information]
  • Roset Bahmanyar, E., Paavonen, J., Naud, P., Salmeron, J., Chow, S., Apter, D., Kitchener, H., Castellsague, X., Teixeira, J., Skinner, R., et al (2012). Prevalence and risk factors for cervical HPV infection and abnormalities in young adult women at enrolment in the multinational PATRICIA trial. Gynecologic Oncology, 127(3), 440-450. [More Information]
  • Hendriks, J., Fyfe, S., Styles, I., Skinner, R., Merriman, G. (2012). Scale construction utilising the Rasch unidimensional measurement model: A measurement of adolescent attitudes towards abortion. The Australasian Medical Journal, 5(5), 251-261. [More Information]
  • Steinbeck, K., Hazell, P., Cumming, R., Skinner, R., Ivers, R., Booy, R., Fulcher, G., Handelsman, D., Martin, A., Morgan, G., Starling, J., Bauman, A., Rawsthorne, M., Chow, C., Lam, M., Kelly, P., Paxton, K., Hawke, C., et al (2012). The study design and methodology for the ARCHER Study - Adolescent Rural Cohort Study of Hormones, Health, Education, Environments and Relationships. BMC Pediatrics, 12, 1-10. [More Information]

2011

  • Garland, S., Skinner, R., Brotherton, J. (2011). Adolescent and young adult HPV vaccination in Australia: achievements and challenges. Preventive Medicine, 53, s29-s35. [More Information]
  • Yin, K., Wang, H., Skinner, R., Salkeld, G., Booy, R. (2011). Assessing seasonal vaccine-related cross-protection from 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza through teacher absenteeism. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(4), 393-394. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Allen, D., Trottier, H., Ronsse, V., Castellsague, X. (2011). Benefits of vaccinating young adult women against cervical cancer: A review of the evidence. Gynecologic Oncology, 121(2), S10-S20. [More Information]
  • Smith, J., Skinner, R., Fenwick, J. (2011). How Australian Female Adolescents Prioritize Pregnancy Protection: A Grounded Theory Study of Contraceptive Histories. Journal of Adolescent Research, 26(5), 617-644. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Ward, K., Skinner, R. (2011). School-based vaccination: A systematic review of process evaluations. Vaccine, 29(52), 9588-9599. [More Information]
  • Bernard, D., Cooper, S., McCaffery, K., Scott, C., Skinner, R. (2011). The domino effect: adolescent girls' response to human papillomavirus vaccination. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(6), 297-300. [More Information]
  • Smith, J., Fenwick, J., Skinner, R., Merriman, G., Hallett, J. (2011). Young males' perspectives on pregnancy, Fatherhood and Condom Use: Where Does Responsibility for Birth Control Lie? Sexual and Reproductive HealthCare, 2(1), 37-42. [More Information]

2010

  • Cooper, S., Bernard, D., McCaffery, K., Brotherton, J., Skinner, R. (2010). "I just signed": Factors influencing decision-making for school-based HPV vaccination of adolescent girls. Health Psychology, 29(6), 618-625. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Bernard, D., McCaffery, K., Brotherton, J., Garland, S., Skinner, R. (2010). "Is cancer contagious?": Australian adolescent girls and their parents: making the most of limited information about HPV and HPV vaccination. Vaccine, 28(19), 3398-3408. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Bernard, D., McCaffery, K., Skinner, R. (2010). 'It's a logistical nightmare!' Recommendations for optimising human papillomavirus school-based vaccination experience. Sexual Health, 7(3), 271-278. [More Information]
  • Lewis, L., Doherty, D., Hickey, M., Skinner, R. (2010). Implanon as a contraceptive choice for teenage mothers: a comparison of contraceptive choices, acceptability and repeat pregnancy. Contraception, 81(5), 421-426. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Skinner, R., Usherwood, T. (2010). Interventions for young people in Australia to reduce HIV and sexually transmissible infections: a systematic review. Sexual Health, 7(2), 107-128. [More Information]
  • Lewis, L., Doherty, D., Hickey, M., Skinner, R. (2010). Predictors of sexual intercourse and rapid-repeat pregnancy among teenage mothers: an Australian prospective longitudinal study. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(6), 338-342. [More Information]
  • Smith, J., Fenwick, J., Skinner, R., Hallet, J., Merriman, G., Marshall, L. (2010). Sex, Condoms and Sexually Transmissible Infections: A Qualitative Study of Sexual Health in Young Australian Men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, Volume 41, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages 487-495, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Cooper, S. (2010). Voluntary school-based human papillomavirus vaccination: an efficient and acceptable model for achieving high vaccine coverage in adolescents. The Journal of Adolescent Health, 47(3), 215-218. [More Information]

2009

  • Cooper, S., Skinner, R. (2009). Clarifying the importance of HPV vaccination. Singapore Medical Journal, 50(8), 841-2; author reply 843. [More Information]
  • Paavonen, J., Naud, P., Salmeron, J., Wheeler, C., Chow, S., Apter, D., Kitchener, H., Castellsague, X., Teixeira, J., Skinner, R. (2009). Efficacy of human papillomavirus (HPV)-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine against cervical infection and precancer caused by oncogenic HPV types (PATRICIA): final analysis of a double-blind, randomised study in young women. The Lancet, 374(9686), 301-314. [More Information]
  • Lewis, L., Hickey, M., Doherty, D., Skinner, R. (2009). How do pregnancy outcomes differ in teenage mothers? A Western Australian study. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(10), 537-541. [More Information]
  • Weisberg, E., Bateson, D., McCaffery, K., Skinner, R. (2009). HPV vaccination catch up program - utilisation by young Australian women. Australian Family Physician, 38(1-2), 72-76. [More Information]
  • Cooper, S., Skinner, R. (2009). Letter to the Editor: clarifying the importance of HPV Vaccination. Singapore Medical Journal, 50(8), 841-842.
  • Skinner, R., Smith, J., Fenwick, J., Hendricks, J., Fyfe, S., Kendall, G. (2009). Pregnancy and protection: perceptions, attitudes and experiences of Australian female adolescents. Women and Birth, 22(2), 50-56. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Parsons, A., Kang, M., Williams, H., Fairley, C. (2009). Young people and sexually transmitted infections. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 205-215). United States: Nova Science Publishers.

2008

  • Garland, S., Brotherton, J., Skinner, R., Pitts, M., Saville, A., Mola, G., Jones, R. (2008). Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer in Australasia and Oceania: Risk-factors, Epidemiology and Prevention. Vaccine, 26(Supplement 12), M80-M88.
  • Garland, S., Brotherton, J., Skinner, R., Pitts, M., Saville, M., Mola, G., Jones, R. (2008). Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer in Australasia and Oceania: risk-factors, epidemiology and prevention. Vaccine, 26, M80-8. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Garland, S., Stanley, M., Pitts, M., Quinn, M. (2008). Human papillomavirus vaccination for the prevention of cervical neoplasia: is it appropriate to vaccinate women older than 26? Medical Journal of Australia, 188(4), 238-242. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Smith, J., Fenwick, J., Fyfe, S., Hendriks, J. (2008). Perceptions and Experiences of First Sexual Intercourse in Australian Adolescent Females. Journal of Adolescent Health, 43(6), 593-599. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Brotherton, J. (2008). Sexual risk assessment is not helpful for recommendations on human papillomavirus vaccination. Therapy, 5(3), 283-287.

2007

  • Paavonen, J., Jenkins, D., Bosch, F., Naud, P., Salmeron, J., Wheeler, C., Chow, S., Apter, D., Kitchener, H., Castellsague, X., Skinner, R., et al (2007). Efficacy of a prophylactic adjuvanted bivalent L1 virus-like-particle vaccine against infection with human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 in young women: an interim analysis of a phase III double-blind, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 369(9580), 2161-2170. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Skinner, R., Foran, T. (2007). Sex, contraception and health. Australian Family Physician, 36(8), 594-600. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Parsons, A., Kang, M., Williams, H., Fairley, C. (2007). Sexually transmitted infections. Initiatives for prevention. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(3), 285-294. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Kang, M., Rosenthal, S. (2007). Vaccinating young adults against human papillomavirus: the importance of understanding health decision-making and behaviour. Sexual Health, 4(2), 129-132. [More Information]

2006

  • Skinner, R., Kang, M. (2006). Human papillomavirus prevalence in Canberra high school students: significance for vaccination strategies and adolescent health[Letter]. Sexual Health, 3, 299-300. [More Information]

2005

  • Skinner, R., Ng, C., McDonald, A., Walters, T. (2005). A patient with autism and severe depression: medical and ethical challenges for an adolescent medicine unit. Medical Journal of Australia. [More Information]
  • Payne, D., Martin, C., Viner, R., Skinner, R. (2005). Adolescent medicine in paediatric practice. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 90, 1133-1137. [More Information]

2003

  • Skinner, R., Hickey, M. (2003). Current priorities for adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 179, 158-161.

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