Ethics, Evidence, and Action in Public Health


Books and Reports

Kerridge, I, Lowe, M & Stewart, C. Ethics and Law for the Health Professions (3rd ed). Australia: Federation Press 2009.

Stewart, C, Kerridge, I & Parker, M. The Australian Medico-Legal Handbook. Australia: Elsevier, 2008.

Book Chapters

Jordens CFC. Outcome Studies: An Ethical Perspective. In Dooley B, Fearnside M, Gorton M, (eds). Surgery, Ethics and the Law. Melbourne: Blackwell Science Asia. 2000; 63-73.

Journal Articles


Lipworth W, Kerridge I, Morrell B, Bonfiglioli C, Forsyth R. (2012) Medicine, the media and political interests. Journal of Medical Ethics. 38:768-770.


Carter SM, Entwistle VA, McCaffery KJ, Rychetnik L. Shared health governance: the potential danger of oppressive “healthism”. American Journal of Bioethics. Accepted 24th Feb 2011.

Carter SM, Rychetnik L, Lloyd B, Kerridge IH, Baur L, Bauman A, Hooker C, Zask A. Evidence, ethics and values: a framework for health promotion. American Journal of Public Health. 2011; 101(3): 465-72. Published online ahead of print Jan 13, 2011. From NHMRC 632679.

Crowther H, Lipworth W, Kerridge I. EBM and Epistemological Imperialism: Narrowing the divide between evidence and illness. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. In press, accepted 10/5/2011.

Flitcroft K, Gillespie J, Salkeld G, Carter SM, Trevena L. Getting evidence into policy: The need for deliberative strategies? Soc Sci Med. 2011 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print].

Flitcroft KL, Gillespie JA, Carter SM, Trevena LJ, Salkeld GP. When good evidence is not enough: the role of context in bowel cancer screening policy in New Zealand. Evidence & Policy, in press.

Haynes AS, Derrick GE, Sturk H, Chapman S, Hall WD. From ‘our world’ to the ‘real world’: exploring the behavior of policy influential Australian public health researchers. Soc Sci Med. 2011; 72(7):1047-55. Epub 2011 Feb 26.

2009 – 2010

Imison M, Chapman S. ‘Disease, disaster and despair’? The presentation of health in low- and middle-income countries on Australian television. PLoS One. 2010; 5(11): e14106 [downloaded 698 times by 30 May 2011]

Rychetnik L. Public health evaluation in the 21st century: a commentary. Is an ‘evaluation jigsaw’ a feasible way forward? Journal of Public Health. 2010; 32(1): 10–11 (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdq002)

Chapman S, Holding S, Ellerm J, Heenan R, Fogarty A, Imison M, McKenzie R, McGeechan K. The content and structure of Australian TV reportage on health and medicine: a guide for health workers. Med J Aust. 2009; 191: 620-24.

Campbell DM, Redman S, Jorm L, Cooke M, Zwi AB, Rychetnik L. Increasing the use of evidence in health policy: practice and views of policy makers and researchers. Australian and New Zealand Health Policy. 2009; 6(21).

Harrison JD, Masya L, Butow P, Solomon MJ, Young J, Salkeld G, Whelan T. Implementing patient decision support tools: Moving beyond academia? Patient Education and Counseling. 2009; 76: 120-25.

Lloyd B, Rychetnik L, Maxwell M, Nove T. (2009) Building Capacity for Evidence Based Practice in the Health Promotion Workforce: Evaluation of a Train-the-Trainer Initiative in NSW. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 2009; 20(2): 151-54.

2007 – 2008

Lipworth W, Carter SM, Kerridge I. The “EBM Movement”: Where did it come from, where is it going, and why does it matter? Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy. 2008; 22(4): 425–31.

Swinburn B, Sacks G, Lobstein T, Rigby N, Baur LA, Brownell KD, Gill T, Seidell J, Kumanyika S. The 'Sydney Principles' for reducing the commercial promotion of foods and beverages to children. Public Health Nutrition. 2008; 11:881-86.

Lipworth W. Managing scientific uncertainty in health legislation. Internal Medicine Journal. 2007; 37:119-23.

Salkeld G, Henry D, Hill S, Lang D, Freemantle N, D’Assuncao J. What drives health care spending priorities? A survey of health care professionals across six countries. PloS Medicine. 2007; 4(2): E94.doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0040094.

2004 – 2005

Harrison JD, Young JM, Butow P, Salkeld G, Solomon M. Is it worth the risk? A systematic review of instruments that measure risk propensity for use in a health setting. Social Science and Medicine. 2005; 60:1385-96.

Lipworth W. Generating a taxonomy of regulatory responses to emerging issues in biomedicine. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. 2005; 2:130-41.

Rychetnik L, Hawe P, Waters E, Barratt A, Frommer M. A glossary for evidence-based public health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2004; 58: 538-45.

Rychetnik L, Wise M. Advocating evidence-based health promotion: reflections and suggestion of a way forward. Health Promotion International. 2004; 19(2): 247-57.

2002 and Earlier

Rychetnik L, Frommer M, Hawe P, Shiell A. Criteria for evaluating evidence on public health interventions. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2002; 56(2):119-27.

Little M. Ethonomics - the ethics of the unaffordable. AMA Archives of Surgery. 2000; 135: 17-21.

Salkeld G, Ryan M and Short L. The veil of experience: do consumers prefer what they know best? Health Economics. 2000; 9:267-70.

Little M. Assignments of meaning in epidemiology. Social Science & Medicine. 1998; 47(9): 1135-45.

Salkeld G. What are the benefits of preventive health care? Health Care Analysis. 1998; 6:106-12.

Hawe P, Noort M, King L, Jordens C. Multiplying health gains: the critical role of capacity-building within health promotion programs. Health Policy. 1997; 39(1): 29-42.