Chow, C. M., Wong, S. N., Shin, M., Maddox, R. G., Feilds, K., Paxton, K. T, Steinbeck, K. (2016, November 21). Defining the rest interval associated with the main sleep period in actigraph scoring. Nature of Science and Sleep, 8, 321-328

Amon, K.L., Paxton, K., Klineberg, E., Riley, L., Hazell, P., Skinner, S. R., Hawke, C., Steinbeck, K. Recruiting a young adolescent rural cohort: costs and lessons learnt. Advances in Pediatric Research 2016, 3:5


Klineberg, E., Paxton, K., Hawke, C., Steinbeck, K., Rawsthorne, M. Trust and reciprocity: parental consent in adolescent research. Developing Practice: The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal, 41, 2015, 47-61

Amon KL, Paxton K, Klineberg E, Riley L, Hawke C, Steinbeck K. Insights into Facebook Pages: an early adolescent health research study page targeted at parents. International Journal Adolescent Medicine and Health. 2015 Mar 12.

Balzer BW, Duke SA, Hawke CI, Steinbeck KS. The effects of estradiol on mood and behavior in human female adolescents: a systematic review. European Journal Pediatrics. 2015 Mar;174(3):289-98.


Amon KL, Campbell AJ, Hawke C, Steinbeck K. Facebook as a recruitment tool for adolescent health research: a systematic review. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Sep-Oct;14(5):439-447.e4.

Balzer BWR, Kelly PJ, Hazell P, Paxton K, Hawke C, Steinbeck KS.
Text messaging is a useful reminder tool. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2014 April 4, 2014.


Robbins SCC, Rawsthorne M, Paxton K, Hawke C, Rachel Skinner S, Steinbeck K.“You Can Help People”: Adolescents’ Views on Engaging Young People in Longitudinal Research. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 2012;22(1):8-13.

Steinbeck K, Hazell P, Cumming RG, Skinner SR, Ivers R, Booy R, et al. The study design and methodology for the ARCHER study - adolescent rural cohort study of hormones, health, education, environments and relationships. Bmc Pediatrics. 2012 Sep 5;12.


May 2015
13th National Rural Health Conference.
Growing up in the country: In their own words.
This research to be presented in Darwin, provides novel information about the rural experience of distinct subgroups within rural populations. Young people in the ARCHER study provided rich information on their perceptions of living in a rural area.
Read presentation summary.

October 2014
Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) Annual Scientific Meeting
One year longitudinal obesity trends of rural Australian adolescents: preliminary results from the ARCHER Study.
Read presentation abstract.

September 2014
NSW Rural Health and Research Congress
ARCHER recruitment and baseline data was presented at the 2014 Rural Health and Research Congress held in Dubbo.
Read presentation abstract.

June 2014
16th International Congress of Endocrinology, Chicago, USA.
Baseline urine data was a poster presentation at the congress.

October 2013
National Conference on Adolescent Health
At the national conference on Adolescent Health in Fremantle, WA, Karen Paxton discussed what young people ‘liked’ and ‘disliked’ about living in a rural or regional area. Many young people reported that the positive aspects of living in regional communities where they felt supported and safe. While distance from extended family and friends is classed as a negative experience for rural based kids. Study data also shows that the 89% of ARCHER young people have pets compared with 63% of the general Australian population.

NSW Rural Health and Research Colloquium
Baseline cohort results were presented at the NSW Rural Health and Research Colloquium in Port Macquarie by Associate Professor Catherine Hawke in October. These results showed that about one-third of our cohort (35.4%); spend greater than 2 hours a day in sedentary tasks which including watching TV and videos, using Internet or playing computer games. This shows that the ARCHER cohort spend less hours on small screen recreation compared with the findings of the NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey where 44% of primary and 61% of secondary school students spent greater than 2 hours on small screen recreation.