Publications list for Associate Professor Julie Leask

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  • Yin, J., Salkeld, G., Lambert, S., Dierig, A., Heron, L., Leask, J., Yui Kwan 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. [Abstract]
  • Wiley, K., Massey, P., Cooper Robbins, S., Wood, N., Quinn, H., Leask, J. (2013), Pregnant women's intention to take up a post-partum pertussis vaccine, and their willingness to take up the vaccine while pregnant: A cross sectional survey. Vaccine. 31(37), 3972-3978. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Kilham, H., Leask, J. (2013), The Royal Australasian College of Physicians immunisation position statement. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 49(6), 427-431. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Wiley, K., Leask, J. (2013), Respiratory vaccine uptake during pregnancy. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 1(1), 9-11. [Abstract]
  • Chow, M., Morrow, A., Cooper Robbins, 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. [Abstract]
  • Crosby, K., Richters, J., Hooker, C., Leask, J. (2013), Filthy fingernails and friendly germs: lay concepts of contagious disease transmission in developed countries. In: When Culture Impacts Health: Global Lessons for Effective Health Research. (pp.67-84).United Kingdom: Elsevier Inc..
  • Ward, K., Hull, B., Leask, J. (2013), Financial incentives for childhood immunisation - a unique but changing Australian initiative. The Medical Journal of Australia. 198(11), 590-592. [Abstract]


  • 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), 154. [Abstract]
  • Betsch, C., Brewer, N., Brocard, P., Davies, P., Gaissmaier, W., Haase, N., Leask, J., Renkewitz, F., Renner, B., Reyna, V., Rossmann, C., Sachse, K., Schachinger, A., Siegrist, M., Stryk, M. (2012), Opportunities and challenges of Web 2.0 for vaccination decisions. Vaccine. 30(25), 3727-3733. [Abstract]
  • Nicholson, M., Leask, J. (2012), Lessons from an online debate about measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunization. Vaccine. 30(25), 3806-3812. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cooper Robbins, S., Pang, C., Leask, J. (2012), Australian Newspaper Coverage of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination, October 2006-December 2009. Journal of Health Communication. 17(2), 149-159. [Abstract]
  • Hooker, C., Leask, J., King, C. (2012), Media ethics and infectious disease. In: Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. (pp.161-178).United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.


  • Booy, R., Rashid, H., Yin, J., Khandaker, G., Leask, J. (2011), Mandating influenza vaccination in health-care workers. Lancet. , 1626. [Abstract]
  • 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(9), 603-607. [Abstract]
  • Robbins, S., Leask, J., Hayles, E., Sinn, J. (2011), Midwife attitudes: An important determinant of maternal postpartum pertussis booster vaccination completion. Vaccine. 29(34), 5591-4. [Abstract]
  • Cooper Robbins, 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. [Abstract]
  • Leask, J. (2011), Target the fence-sitters. Nature. 473(7348), 443-445. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Helms, C., Leask, J., Robbins, S., Chow, M., McIntyre, P. (2011), Implementation of mandatory immunisation of healthcare workers: Observations from New South Wales, Australia. Vaccine. 29(16), 2895-2901. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]


  • Leask, J., Chow, M., King, C., Booy, R. (2010), Caregivers' intentions regarding pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccination for their children. The Medical Journal of Australia. , 485-486. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Leask, J., Booy, R., McIntyre, P. (2010), MMR, Wakefield and The Lancet: what can we learn?. The Medical Journal of Australia. 193(1), 5-7. [Abstract]
  • Leask, J., Chapman, S., Robbins, S. (2010), "All manner of ills": The features of serious diseases attributed to vaccination. Vaccine. 28(17), 3066-70. [Abstract]
  • 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. The Medical Journal of Australia. 192(7), 378-380. [Abstract]
  • 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), 41-6. [Abstract]
  • Leask, J., Helms, C., Chow, M., Robbins, S., McIntyre, P. (2010), Making influenza vaccination mandatory for health care workers: the views of NSW Health administrators and clinical leaders. New South Wales Public Health Bulletin. 21(9-10), 243-247. [Abstract]
  • 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.
  • 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, 535. [Abstract]


  • 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), 5505-12. [Abstract]
  • Leask, J., McIntyre, P. (2009), Vaccine refusal and the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases. New England Journal of Medicine. , 723. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Trevena, L., Leask, J. (2009), Decision aids for MMR vaccination. In: Shared Decision-Making in Health Care: Achieving evidence-based patient choice. (pp.345-352).United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Isaacs, D., Kilham, H., Leask, J., Tobin, B. (2009), Ethical issues in immunisation. Vaccine. 27, 615-618.
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • 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., Macartney, K. (2008), Parental decisions about vaccination: Collective values are important. Journal of paediatrics and child health. 44(10), 534-535. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • McIntyre, P., Leask, J. (2008), Improving uptake of MMR vaccine. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 336, 729-730. [Abstract]
  • Isaacs, D., Leask, J. (2008), Should influenza immunisation be mandatory for healthcare workers? No. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 337(0), a2140. [Abstract]