Ethics and Non-Communicable Disease Prevention


Books and Reports

Chapman S, Barratt A, Stockler M. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie? What Men Should Know Before Being Tested for Prostate Cancer. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2010.
ISBN 9781920899684 134pp. (#1 downloaded publication among 5881 publications at Sydney University Press in Nov (2,151) & Dec 2010 (544); Jan 2011 (1153). Reviewed in
Aust NZ J Public Health
. 2011; 35: 96.

Bialous S, Chapman S, Freeman B, Shatenstein S. Tobacco Industry Interference with Tobacco Control. World Health Organization. WHO Tobacco Free Initiative. Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, 2008.
ISBN 978 924 1597340
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Chapman S. Public Health Advocacy and Tobacco Control: Making Smoking History. Oxford: Blackwell. 2007.
[Citations:61] Reviewed in: [[i||BMJ; Aust NZ J Public Health 2008;32:194-95; Health & Social Care in the Community 2008;16:441-2;
SRNT Newsletter

Japanese translation (2009) by Eiji Yano. Tokyo:Shino Harashinsha Co ISBN978-4-88412-332-1

Lobstein T, Baur LA, Uauy R (eds). Obesity in Children and Young People. A Crisis in Public Health. Report to the World Health Organization. London: IASO International Obesity TaskForce, 2003.

Book Chapters

Carter SM, Kerridge I, Rychetnik L, King L. Changing Population Weight, Changing Individuals’ Weight: What are the Ethical Implications? In Baur L, Twigg S, Magnusson R, (eds). Sustainable Health for Individuals and Communities. Sydney: Sydney University Press. 2011; in press.

Lobstein T, Baur LA, Jackson-Leach R. The Childhood Obesity Epidemic. In Waters E, Swinburn B, Uauy R, Seidell J (eds). Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence, Policy and Practice. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 2010; 3-14. ISBN: 9781405158893.

Journal Articles


Chapman S. Health, philanthropy and the tobacco connection. Lancet Infectious Diseases. Aug 24 2010 e-pub ahead of print [Citations: 4]

Cunich M, Salkeld G, Dowie J, Henderson J, Bayram C, Britt H and Howard K. Integrating Evidence and Individual Preferences Using a Web-based Multi Criteria Decision Analysis Tool. An Application to Prostate Cancer Screening. Patient. 2011; 4(2): 1-10.

Fogarty AS, Chapman S. Framing and the marginalisation of evidence in media reportage of policy debate about alcopops, Australia 2008-09. Drug & Alcohol Review. 2010; Oct 8. doi: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00253.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Kelly B, Baur LA, Bauman AE, King L. Tobacco and alcohol sponsorship of sporting events provide insights about how food and beverage sponsorship may affect children’s health. Health Prom J Aust. 2011; accepted for publication 28th March 2011.

Kelly B, Baur LA, Bauman AE, Smith BJ, Saleh S, King L, Chapman K. Editorial. Health promotion in sport: an analysis of peak sporting organisations' health policies. J Sci Med Sport. 2011, in press. Accepted for publication 3rd June 2010.

Lipworth W, Hooker C, Carter SM. Balance, balancing and health. Qualitative Health Research. 2011; 21(5):714-25. From NHMRC 457387.

Mackenzie E, Chapman S. Pig’s blood in cigarette filters: how a single news release highlighted tobacco industry concealment of cigarette ingredients. Tobacco Control. 2011; 20: 169-72.

Mackenzie R, Chapman S, Holding S. Framing responsibility: coverage of lung cancer among smokers and non-smokers in Australian television news. Aust NZ J Pub Health. 2011; 35: 66-70.

Mackenzie R, Chapman S, McGeechan K, Holding S. “A disease many people still feel uncomfortable talking about": Australian television news coverage of colorectal cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 2010; 19: 283-88. [Citations:4]

Rychetnik L, CM Madronio. The health and social effects of drinking water-based infusions of kava: a review of the evidence. Drug and Alcohol Review. 2011; 30: 74–83. Online in 2010 as DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00184.x

Skouteris H, McCabe M, Ricciardelli LA, Milgrom J, Baur LA, Aksan N, Dell-Aquila D. Parent–child interactions and obesity prevention: a systematic review of the literature. Early Child Develop Care. 2011. First published on: 21 April 2011 (iFirst). DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2010.548606. URL:

Wen LM, Baur LA, Simpson JM, Rissel C, Flood VM. Effectiveness of an early intervention on infant feeding practices and "tummy time": randomised controlled trial. Arch Pediatr Adol Med. 2011; in press. Accepted for publication 10th February 2011.

Wen LM, Rissel C, Baur LA, Lee E, Simpson JM. Who is NOT likely to access the Internet for health information? Findings from first-time mothers in southwest Sydney, Australia. Int J Medical Informatics. 2011; 80: 406-11.

Wen LM, Rissel C, Lee E, Baur LA, Simpson JM. Maternal smoking, weight status and dietary behaviours during pregnancy: findings from first-time mothers in southwest Sydney, Australia. ANZ J Obstet Gynaecol. 2011; 51: 31-37.

Wen LM, Simpson JM, Baur LA, Rissel C, Flood VM. Family functioning and obesity risk behaviors: implications for early obesity intervention. Obesity. 2011. Published on-line, doi:10.1038/oby.2010.285

2009 – 2010

Cardona-Morrell M, Rychetnik L, Morrell SL, Espinel PT, Bauman A. (2010) Reduction of diabetes risk in routine clinical practice: Are physical activity and nutrition interventions feasible and are the outcomes from reference trials replicable? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health. 2010; 10: 653.

Chapman S, Mackenzie R. The global research neglect of unassisted smoking cessation: causes and consequences. PLoS Medicine. 2010; 7(2): e1000216. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000216. [Citations:24] Downloaded 12,872 times as at 30 May 2011.

Cleland V, Hume C, Crawford D, Timperio A, Hesketh K, Baur LA, Welch N, Salmon J, Ball K. Urban-rural comparison of weight status among women and children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Medical Journal of Australia. 2010; 192: 137-140.

Flitcroft K, Salkeld G, Gillespie J, Trevena L, Irwig L. Fifteen years of bowel cancer screening policy in Australia: putting evidence into practice? Medical Journal of Australia. 2010; 193: 37-42.

Freeman B, Gartner C, Hall WD, Chapman S. Forecasting future tobacco control policy: Where to next? Aust NZ J Pub Health. 2010; 34(5):447-50.

Gill TJ, Baur LA, King L. Head to Head article. Public health should focus on physical inactivity rather than obesity. No. BMJ. 2010; 340:c2602.

Henson C, Chapman S, McLeod L, Johnson N, Hickie I. Room for improvement: mixed portrayal of young people with mental illness on Australian television news. Aust NZ J Psychiatry. 2010; 44: 267-72.

Hinchcliff R A, [[b||Chapman S; Ivers RQ, Senserrick T, Du W. Media framing of novice driver policy debates. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2010; 42:1283-88. [Citations: 1]

Javanparast S, Ward PR, Young GP, Wilson C, Carter SM, Misan G, Cole S, Jiwa M, Tsourtos G, Martini A, Gill T, Baratiny G, Ah Matt M. How equitable are colorectal cancer screening programs which include FOBTs? A review of qualitative and quantitative studies. Preventive Medicine. 2010; 50:165–172.

Kelly B, Baur LA, Bauman AE, King L, Chapman K, Smith BJ. Examining opportunities for healthy eating promotion at children’s sports clubs. ANZ J Publ Health. 2010; 34:583-8.

Kelly B, Baur, LA, Bauman AE, King L, Chapman K, Smith BJ. Food and drink sponsorship of children’s sport: who pays? Health Prom Int. 2010; doi: 10.1093/heapro/daq061. Available at:

Lipworth WL, Davey HM, Carter SM, Hooker C, Hu W. Beliefs and beyond: what can we learn from qualitative studies of lay people's understandings of cancer risk? Health Expectations. 2010;13(2):113–24. From NHMRC 457387. DOI: 10.1111/j.1369-7625.2010.00601.x

Mackenzie R, Chapman S, Stiven A, Holding S. “No respecter of youth”: over-representation of younger women in television news stories about breast cancer? J Cancer Educ. 2010; 25: 565-70.

Mackenzie R, Chapman S, Holding S. Framing responsibility: coverage of lung cancer among smokers and non-smokers in Australian television news. Aust NZ J Pub Health. 2010; doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00614.x

McCaffery K, Irwig L, Turner R, Chan S, Macaskill P, Lewicka M, Clarke J, Weisberg E, Barratt A. Psychosocial outcomes of three triage methods for the management of borderline abnormal cervical smears: an open randomised trial. BMJ. 2010; 340:b4491.

Morrell S, Barratt A, Irwig L, Howard K, Biesheuvel C, Armstrong B. Estimates of overdiagnosis of invasive breast cancer associated with screening mammography. Cancer Causes & Control. 2010; 21: 275-82.

Shrewsbury V, King LA, Hattersley L, Howlett S, Hardy LL, Baur LA. Adolescent-parent interactions and communication preferences regarding body weight and weight management: a qualitative study. Int J Behav Nur Phys Activity. 2010, 7: 16. Available at:

Wen LM, Baur LA, Simpson JM, Rissel C. Mothers’ awareness of their weight status and concern about their children being overweight: findings from first-time mothers in southwest Sydney. ANZ J Public Health. 2010; 34: 293-97.

Wen LM, Flood VM, Simpson JM, Rissel C, Baur LA. Dietary behaviours during pregnancy: findings from first-time mothers in southwest Sydney, Australia. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Activity. 2010; 7:13. Available at:

Alexander SM, Baur LA, Magnusson R, Tobin B. When does severe childhood obesity become a child protection issue? Med J Aust. 2009; 190:136-39.

Baur LA. Bodies and obesity. Perspectives article. Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2009; 373:1837-38.

Baur LA. Invited commentary. Tackling the epidemic of childhood obesity. CMAJ. 2009; 180: 701-02.

Carter SM, Hooker C, Davey H. Writing social determinants into and out of cancer control: an assessment of policy practice. Social Science & Medicine. 2009; 68(8):1448-1455. From NHMRC 457387.

[[b||Chapman S. The Inverse Impact Law of Smoking Cessation. Lancet . 2009; 373(9665):701-3. [Citations:24]

Chapman S, Freeman B. Regulating the tobacco retail environment: beyond reducing sales to minors. Tobacco Control. 2009; 18: 496-501. [Citations:6]

Chapman S, Ragg M, McGeechan K. Citation bias in the reporting of the prevalence of smoking in people with schizophrenia. Aust NZ J Psychiatry. 2009; 43: 277-82. [Citations:8]

Dwyer G, Baur LA, Hardy L. The challenge of understanding and assessing physical activity in preschool-age children: Thinking beyond the framework of intensity, duration and frequency of activity. J Sci Med Sport. 2009; 12: 534-6.

Dwyer G, Baur LA, Higgs J, Hardy LL. Promoting children’s health and wellbeing: a new perspective on physical activity. Physical Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. 2009; 29 (1):27-43.

Gill TP, Baur LA, Bauman AE, Steinbeck KS, Storlien LH, Fiatarone Singh MA, Brand-Miller J, Colagiuri S, Caterson ID. Childhood obesity in Australia remains a widespread health concern that warrants population-wide prevention programs. MJA. 2009; 190:146-48.

Hattersley L, Howlett SA, King LA, Shrewsbury VA, Hardy LL, Baur LA. Adolescent-parent interactions and attitudes around screen time and sugary drink consumption: a qualitative study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Activity. 2009; 6: 61. Available at:

Henson C, Chapman S, McLeod L, Johnson N, Hickie I. More us than them: positive depictions of mental illness on Australian television news. Aust NZ J Psychiatry. 2009; 43: 554-60. [Citations:5]

Hooker C, Carter SM , Davey H. Writing the risk of cancer: cancer risk in public policy. Health, Risk and Society. 2009; 11(6):541-560. From NHMRC 457387.
MacKenzie R, Chapman S, Johnson N, Holding S. Smoking-related disease on Australian television news: inaccurate portrayals may contribute to public misconceptions. Aust NZ J Public Health. 2009; 32: 144-46.

McLeod K, Wakefield M, Chapman S, Clegg-Smith K, Durkin S. Changes in the representation of smokers and tobacco-related media advocacy from 1995-2005 in an Australian newspaper. J Epidemiol Comm Health. 2009; 63: 215-20.

Wen LM, Baur LA, Rissel C, Alperstein G, Simpson JM. Intention to breastfeed and awareness of health recommendations: findings from first-time mothers in southwest Sydney, Australia. Int Breastfeeding J. 2009, 4:9. Available at:


Baur LA. Invited editorial. Tackling obesity in children and adolescents. BMJ. 2008; 337: a1037.

Chapman S. What should be done about smoking in movies? Tobacco Control. 2008; 17:363-67.[Citations:4] [This paper quoted extensively by High Court of Delhi when striking down Indian government’s ban on smoking in movies see]

Chapman S. Going too far? Exploring the limits of smoking regulations. William Mitchell Law Review. 2008; 34:4:1605-20. [Citations:6]

Chapman S. Head to head: Should smoking in outdoor public places be banned? BMJ. 2008;337:a2804 See also rapid response (Response to my critics) at [Citations: 10]

Chapman S. International tobacco control should repudiate Jekyll and Hyde health philanthropy. Tobacco Control. 2008; 17:1. [Citations:8]

Chapman S, Freeman B. Markers of the denormalisation of smoking and the tobacco industry. Tobacco Control. 2008;17: 25-31. [Citations:42] (most cited paper in Tobacco Control from 2008-09 as at Jan 1 2010)

Entwistle V, Carter SM, Trevena L, Flitcroft K, Irwig L, McCaffrey K, Salkeld G. Communicating about screening. BMJ. 2008; 337:789-791. [See also: Rapid response. Entwhistle VA, Carter SM and Flitcroft K on behalf of the original authorship group. 'Consider an offer' approach to communication requires more than making an offer. Last updated 19th October 2008, accessed November 28th 2008. URL:]

Freeman B, Chapman S, Storey P. Banning smoking in cars carrying children: an analytical history of a public health advocacy campaign. Aust NZ J Public Health. 2008; 32: 60-65. [Citations:18]

Howard K, Salkeld G, McCaffery K and Irwig L. HPV triage testing or repeat Pap smear for the management of atypical squamous cells (ASCUS) on Pap smear: Is there evidence of process utility. Health Economics. 2008, 17.5:593-605.

Mackenzie R, Chapman S, Imison M, Holding S. Mixed messages and a missed opportunity: Australian news media coverage of Clare Oliver’s campaign against solaria. Med J Aust. 2008;189: 371-4 [Citations:4]

Mackenzie R, Chapman S, Johnson N, McGeechan K, Holding S. The newsworthiness of cancer in Australian television news. Med J Aust. 2008; 189:155-8. [Citations:5]

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.


Alexander SM, Baur LA. Editorial. Childhood obesity: who’s to blame and who’s to pay? Expert Rev Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Res. 2007; 7: 95-98.

Bonfiglioli CMF, Smith BJ, King LA, Chapman SF, Holding SJ. Choice and voice: obesity debates in television news. Med J Aust. 2007;187:442-5. [Citations:21]

Chapman S. Evidence, ethics, hubris and the future of secondhand smoke policy. Tobacco Control. 2007; 16: 73-4. [Citations: 3]

Gartner CE, Hall WD, Chapman S, Freeman B. Should the health community promote smokeless tobacco (snus) as a harm reduction measure? PLoS Medicine. 2007; 4(7)e185 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0040185. See also See also on-line responses at [Citations:36] Downloaded 7,005 times as at 5 May 2011.

Mackenzie R, Chapman S, Barratt A, Holding S. “The news [not] is all good”: misrepresentations and inaccuracies in Australian news media discourse on prostate cancer screening. Med J Aust. 2007;187: 507-10. [Citations: 23]

Mackenzie R, Chapman S, Holding S. “A matter of faith, not science”: discourse on prostate cancer screening in Australian news media 2003-2006. J Royal Soc Med. 2007; 100: 513-21. [Citations: 10]

Wen LM, Baur LA, Rissel C, Wardle K, Alperstein G, Simpson JM. Early intervention of multiple home visits to prevent childhood obesity in a disadvantaged population: a home-based randomised controlled trial (Healthy Beginnings Trial). BMC Public Health. 2007; 7:76. (

2004 – 2006

Carter SM, Chapman S. Smokers and non-smokers talk about regulatory options in tobacco control. Tobacco Control. 2006; 15: 398-404.

Irwig L, McCaffery K, Salkeld G and Bousysat P. Informed Choice for screening: implications for evaluation. British Medical Journal. 2006; 332:1148-50.

[[b||Irwig L, McCaffery, Salkeld G, Bossuyt P. Informed choice for screening: implications for evaluation. BMJ. 2006; 332: 1148-50.

Salkeld G, Young JM, Solomon MJ. Consumer choice and the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Medical Journal of Australia. 2006; 284: 541-42.

Barratt AL, Howard K, Salkeld G, Houssami N. Outcomes of screening mammography: information to support informed choice. British Medical Journal. 2005; 330: 936-38.

McCaffery KJ, Irwig L. Australian women’s needs and preferences for information about HPV in cervical screening. Journal of Medical Screening. 2005; 12: 134-41.

Lobstein T, Baur LA, Uauy R. Obesity in children and young people: A crisis in public health. Report of the International Obesity TaskForce Childhood Obesity Working Group. Obesity Reviews. 2004; 5: 4-104.

Salkeld G, Quine S and Cameron ID. What constitutes success in preventive health care? A case study in assessing the benefits of hip protectors. Social Science and Medicine. 2004; 59:1593-1601.


Carter SM. Going below the line: creating transportable brands for Australia’s dark market. Tobacco Control. 2003;12(suppl III), iii87-94.

Carter SM. New frontier, new power: the retail environment in Australia’s dark market. Tobacco Control. 2003;12(suppl III), iii95-101.

Carter SM. The Australian cigarette brand as product, person and symbol. Tobacco Control. 2003;12(suppl III), iii79-86.

Carter SM. Cooperation and control: the Tobacco Institute of Australia. Tobacco Control. 2003;12(suppl III), iii54-60.

Carter SM. From legitimate consumers to public relations pawns: the tobacco industry and young Australians. Tobacco Control. 2003;12(suppl III), iii71-78.

Carter SM, Chapman S. Smoking, disease and obdurate denial: the Australian tobacco industry in the 1980s. Tobacco Control. 2003;12(suppl III), iii23-30.

[[b||Chapman S, Byrne FR, Carter SM. "Australia is one of the darkest markets in the world": the global importance of Australian tobacco control. Tobacco Control. 2003;12(suppl III), iii1-3.

Chapman S, Carter SM. "Avoid health warnings on all tobacco products for just as long as we can": a history of Australian tobacco industry efforts to avoid, delay and dilute health warnings on cigarettes. Tobacco Control. 2003;12(suppl III), iii13-22.

Chapman S, Carter SM, Peters M. "A Deep Fragrance of Academia": the Australian Tobacco Research Foundation. Tobacco Control. 2003;12(suppl III), iii38-44.

Howard K and Salkeld G. Home bowel cancer tests and informed choice– is current information sufficient? Australian New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 2003; 27:513-16.

King W, Carter SM, Borland R, Chapman S, Gray N. The Australian Tar Derby: the origins and fate of a low-tar harm reduction programme. Tobacco Control. 2003;12(suppl III), iii61-70.

Salkeld G, Solomon M, Short L, Ryan M and Ward J. Evidence based consumer choice: a case study in colorectal cancer screening. Australian New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 2003; 27:449-55.

Salkeld G, Solomon M and Short L and Ward J. Measuring the importance of attributes that influence consumer attitudes to colorectal cancer screening. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 2003; 73:128-32.

2002 and earlier

Barratt A, Mannes P, Irwig L, Trevena L, Craig C, Rychetnik L. Glossary: Cancer Screening. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2002; 56(12): 899-902.

Carter SM. Mongoven, Biscoe & Duchin: destroying tobacco control activism from the inside. Tobacco Control. 2002;11(2):112-8.

Davey HM, Barratt A, Davey E, Butow P, Redman S, Houssami N and Salkeld G. Women’s decision making preferences and information needs: applications to breast disease screening and diagnosis. Health Expectations. 2002; 5:330-36.

Irwig L, Salkeld G, Houssami N, Glasziou P. Benefits, harms and costs of screening mammography in women over 70 years of age: a systematic review. MJA. 2002; 176: 266-72.

Carter SM. Worshiping at the Alpine Altar: promoting tobacco in a world without advertising. Tobacco Control. Dec 2001:10(4); 391-393.

Cumming RG, Thomas M, Szonyi G, Frampton G, Salkeld G, Clemson L. Adherence to occupational therapist recommendations for home modifications for fall prevention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2001; 55: 6:641-48.

Goyder E, Barratt A, Irwig LM. Telling people about screening programmes and screening test results: how can we do it better? J Med Screen. 2000; 7: 123-126.

Irwig L, Glasziou PP. Informed consent for screening by community sampling. Effective Clinical Practice. 2000; 3: 47-50.

Salkeld G. Reducing the incidence of hip fractures will prevent significant reductions in quality of life (eletter). British Medical Journal. 2000; 320: 13 Feb.

Salkeld G. Cameron ID, Cumming RG, Easter S, Seymour J, Kurrle SE, Quine S. Fear of falling and hip fracture related quality of life - measuring the preferences of older women: a time trade-off study. British Medical Journal. 2000; 320: 341-46.

Salkeld G and Mooney G. What’s fair in screening? Cancer Forum. 1998; 22: 39-42.