Ms Eloise Howse


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Teaching and supervision

  • PUBH5033 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (University of Sydney)
  • PUBH5420 Public Health Advocacy Strategies (University of Sydney)
  • PUBH306 Public Health Law and Ethics (ACU North Sydney)
  • PUBH103 Epidemiology (ACU North Sydney)
  • PUBH306 Health Promotion (ACU North Sydney).

Thesis work

Thesis title: Promoting or enforcing health? Views and attitudes about the prevention of non-communicable diseases

Supervisors: Becky FREEMAN , Adrian BAUMAN

Thesis abstract:

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as Type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases are a major health problem in Australia and globally. Four health behaviours or risk factors contribute two thirds of the global risk for NCDs: tobacco use; alcohol use; poor diet; and physical inactivity. Addressing these risk factors early in life can reduce the risk of developing NCDs later in life while also improving health and wellbeing.

Evidence from tobacco control shows that reducing access to tobacco products, restricting advertising and increasing prices has resulted in lower smoking rates. More recent policy measures such as plain packaging have significantly altered the uptake of smoking in Australia. Greater regulatory and policy-based interventions have also increased the level of public support for tobacco control measures. However, there is some resistance to similar policy-based measures in other areas such as diet and alcohol. Non-state actors such as industry groups and media promote particular discourses about individual responsibility, consumer choice and ‘healthy lifestyles’ while governments prioritise education-based, informational strategies to individuals, with little demonstrated success of impact on behaviour change.

This thesis uses mixed methods research to explore views and attitudes about NCD prevention, with a particular focus on young adults’ attitudes.

Associations

  • The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
  • Public Health Association of Australia
  • Australian Health Promotion Association

Awards and honours

  • 2018-2019 University of Sydney Research Training Stipend
  • 2017 University of Sydney Early Career Researcher Mobility Grant
  • 2013 Edmund Barton Medal for Coursework Achievement
  • 2011 University of Sydney Honours Scholarship

Keywords

Public health; Chronic disease

Selected grants

2017

  • PhD focused on young adults (18 � 30 years) and their beliefs and attitudes in regards to public health regulations for adults and children to prevent chronic disease; Howse E; Office of Global Engagement/Travel Grants.
  • Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies: Developing Life Skills in Health and Wellbeing for Undergraduate Students at Sydney (Open Learning Environment - Undergraduate); Allman-Farinelli M, Quinnell R, Mackey M, Howse E, Candido C, Stuart-Smith W, Sakhaee E, Marshall N, Cohen J; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

2015

  • Increasing and Promoting Stair Use; Engelen L, Bauman A, Howse E; University of Sydney/Healthy Sydney University Seed Funding.
  • Sugar-Sweetened Beverage-Free Sydney University; Rooney K, Neal B, Wu J, Howse E, Jones A, Gill T, Freeman B, Tsai C; University of Sydney/Healthy Sydney University Seed Funding.
  • Emerging Adulthood Research Network; Gill T, Allman-Farinelli M, Howse E; University of Sydney/Healthy Sydney University Seed Funding.

2014

  • Systematic Review of Settings-based Approaches to Promote Mental Wellbeing within Universities; Fernandez Sanchez A, Howse E, Rubio M, Thorncraft K, Noone J, Veness B, Luu X, Leech M, Llewellyn G, Salvador-Carulla L; University of Sydney/Healthy Sydney University Seed Funding.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Taylor, P., Saheb, R., Howse, E. (2019). Creating healthier graduates, campuses and communities: Why Australia needs to invest in health promoting universities. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 30(2), 285-289. [More Information]
  • Howse, E., Hankey, C., Allman-Farinelli, M., Bauman, A., Freeman, B. (2018). "Buying Salad Is a Lot More Expensive than Going to McDonalds": Young Adults' Views about What Influences Their Food Choices. Nutrients, 10(8), 996. [More Information]
  • Howse, E., Freeman, B., Wu, J., Rooney, K. (2018). 'The university should promote health, but not enforce it': opinions and attitudes about the regulation of sugar-sweetened beverages in a university setting. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Howse, E., Llewellyn, G., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2018). Adequacy of Data Sources for Investigation of Tertiary Education Student's Wellbeing in Australia: A Scoping Review. Healthcare, 6, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Howse, E., Hankey, C., Allman-Farinelli, M., Bauman, A., Freeman, B. (2018). Buying Salad Is a Lot More Expensive than Going to McDonalds': Young Adults' Views about What Influences Their Food Choices. Nutrients, 10(8), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Freeman, B., Rooney, K., Howse, E. (2017). The obesity epidemic and sugar-sweetened beverages: a taxing time. Medical Journal of Australia, 207(6), 270-270e1. [More Information]
  • Fernandez Sanchez, A., Howse, E., Rubio-Valera, M., Thorncraft, K., Noone, J., Luu, X., Veness, B., Leech, M., Llewellyn, G., Salvador-Carulla, L. (2016). Setting-based interventions to promote mental health at the university: a systematic review. International Journal of Public Health, 61(7), 797-807. [More Information]

2019

  • Taylor, P., Saheb, R., Howse, E. (2019). Creating healthier graduates, campuses and communities: Why Australia needs to invest in health promoting universities. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 30(2), 285-289. [More Information]

2018

  • Howse, E., Hankey, C., Allman-Farinelli, M., Bauman, A., Freeman, B. (2018). "Buying Salad Is a Lot More Expensive than Going to McDonalds": Young Adults' Views about What Influences Their Food Choices. Nutrients, 10(8), 996. [More Information]
  • Howse, E., Freeman, B., Wu, J., Rooney, K. (2018). 'The university should promote health, but not enforce it': opinions and attitudes about the regulation of sugar-sweetened beverages in a university setting. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Howse, E., Llewellyn, G., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2018). Adequacy of Data Sources for Investigation of Tertiary Education Student's Wellbeing in Australia: A Scoping Review. Healthcare, 6, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Howse, E., Hankey, C., Allman-Farinelli, M., Bauman, A., Freeman, B. (2018). Buying Salad Is a Lot More Expensive than Going to McDonalds': Young Adults' Views about What Influences Their Food Choices. Nutrients, 10(8), 1-16. [More Information]

2017

  • Freeman, B., Rooney, K., Howse, E. (2017). The obesity epidemic and sugar-sweetened beverages: a taxing time. Medical Journal of Australia, 207(6), 270-270e1. [More Information]

2016

  • Fernandez Sanchez, A., Howse, E., Rubio-Valera, M., Thorncraft, K., Noone, J., Luu, X., Veness, B., Leech, M., Llewellyn, G., Salvador-Carulla, L. (2016). Setting-based interventions to promote mental health at the university: a systematic review. International Journal of Public Health, 61(7), 797-807. [More Information]

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