Associate Professor Susan Towns

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

Telephone +61 2 98452446
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Books

  • Van Asperen, P., Davis, A., Towns, S. (2007). When your Child has Asthma. Australia: Simon and Schuster.

Edited Books

  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Elliott, E., Merrick, J. (2009). Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective. United States: Nova Science Publishers.

Book Chapters

  • Towns, S., Bibby, H. (2013). Complex Medicopsychosocial Conditions: Chronic and Functional Disorders. In Steibeck, K; Kohn, M. (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults, (pp. 115-130). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Whitehouse, S., Brodie, L., Towns, S. (2013). Transition from Paediatric to Adult Care in Chronic Illness. In Steibeck, K; Kohn, M. (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults, (pp. 131-146). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Towns, S., Brodie, L. (2013). Transition from peadiatric to adult care in chronic illness. In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 228-237). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Milne, B., Bell, J., Weltman, M., Lampropoulos, B., Towns, S. (2009). Alcohol, drugs and Australian young people. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 163-175). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Towns, S., Sawyer, S., Stephens, L., Clarke, S., Bennett, D. (2009). Care for young people in a hospital setting. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 235-241). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Steinbeck, K., Brodie, L., Towns, S. (2009). Chronic illness and transition to adult care. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 225-234). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Elliott, E., Merrick, J. (2009). Exciting times for a field coming of age (Introduction). In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 1-2). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Elliott, E., Merrick, J. (2009). What lies ahead? Challenges and opportunities for adolescent health. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 277-282). United States: Nova Science Publishers.

Journals

  • Towns, S., Bell, S. (2011). Transition of adolescents with cystic fibrosis from paediatric to adult care. The Clinical Respiratory Journal, 5(2), 64-75. [More Information]
  • Sawyer, S., Proimos, J., Towns, S. (2010). Adolescent-friendly health services: What have children''s hospitals got to do with it? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 46(5), 214-216. [More Information]
  • Tsang, A., Moriarty, C., Towns, S. (2010). Contraception, communication and counseling for sexuality and reproductive health in adolescents and young adults with CF. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 11(2), 84-89. [More Information]
  • Towns, S. (2010). Sexuality and Reproductive Issues in Cystic Fibrosis: Are we doing enough? Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 11(2), 73-74. [More Information]
  • Towns, S., Van Asperen, P. (2009). Diagnosis and management of asthma in adolescents. The Clinical Respiratory Journal, 3(2), 69-76. [More Information]
  • Steinbeck, K., Brodie, L., Towns, S. (2008). Transition in chronic illness: Who is going where? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(9), 478-482. [More Information]
  • Milne, B., Towns, S. (2007). Do paediatricians provide brief intervention for adolescents who smoke? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(6), 464-468. [More Information]
  • Craig, S., Towns, S., Bibby, H. (2007). Moving on from paediatric to adult health care: an initial evaluation of a transition program for young people with cystic fibrosis. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(3), 333-343. [More Information]

2013

  • Towns, S., Bibby, H. (2013). Complex Medicopsychosocial Conditions: Chronic and Functional Disorders. In Steibeck, K; Kohn, M. (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults, (pp. 115-130). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Whitehouse, S., Brodie, L., Towns, S. (2013). Transition from Paediatric to Adult Care in Chronic Illness. In Steibeck, K; Kohn, M. (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults, (pp. 131-146). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Towns, S., Brodie, L. (2013). Transition from peadiatric to adult care in chronic illness. In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 228-237). Melbourne: IP Communications.

2011

  • Towns, S., Bell, S. (2011). Transition of adolescents with cystic fibrosis from paediatric to adult care. The Clinical Respiratory Journal, 5(2), 64-75. [More Information]

2010

  • Sawyer, S., Proimos, J., Towns, S. (2010). Adolescent-friendly health services: What have children''s hospitals got to do with it? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 46(5), 214-216. [More Information]
  • Tsang, A., Moriarty, C., Towns, S. (2010). Contraception, communication and counseling for sexuality and reproductive health in adolescents and young adults with CF. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 11(2), 84-89. [More Information]
  • Towns, S. (2010). Sexuality and Reproductive Issues in Cystic Fibrosis: Are we doing enough? Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 11(2), 73-74. [More Information]

2009

  • Milne, B., Bell, J., Weltman, M., Lampropoulos, B., Towns, S. (2009). Alcohol, drugs and Australian young people. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 163-175). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Towns, S., Sawyer, S., Stephens, L., Clarke, S., Bennett, D. (2009). Care for young people in a hospital setting. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 235-241). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Elliott, E., Merrick, J. (2009). Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective. United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Steinbeck, K., Brodie, L., Towns, S. (2009). Chronic illness and transition to adult care. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 225-234). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Towns, S., Van Asperen, P. (2009). Diagnosis and management of asthma in adolescents. The Clinical Respiratory Journal, 3(2), 69-76. [More Information]
  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Elliott, E., Merrick, J. (2009). Exciting times for a field coming of age (Introduction). In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 1-2). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bennett, D., Towns, S., Elliott, E., Merrick, J. (2009). What lies ahead? Challenges and opportunities for adolescent health. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 277-282). United States: Nova Science Publishers.

2008

  • Steinbeck, K., Brodie, L., Towns, S. (2008). Transition in chronic illness: Who is going where? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(9), 478-482. [More Information]

2007

  • Milne, B., Towns, S. (2007). Do paediatricians provide brief intervention for adolescents who smoke? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(6), 464-468. [More Information]
  • Craig, S., Towns, S., Bibby, H. (2007). Moving on from paediatric to adult health care: an initial evaluation of a transition program for young people with cystic fibrosis. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(3), 333-343. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P., Davis, A., Towns, S. (2007). When your Child has Asthma. Australia: Simon and Schuster.

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