Mr James Kite

Lecturer in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Sydney School of Public Health
Academic Lead - E-Learning and Professional Development, Sydney School of Public Health

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

D17 - Charles Perkins Centre
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 0838

Website Follow me on Twitter: @jkite13
Google Scholar profile

Biographical details

James is currently Lecturer within the Prevention Research Collaboration (PRC). His research with the PRC is focused on the use and evaluation of social marketing within public health, including the role of social media as a communication channel. He is also heavily involved in teaching postgraduate students, particularly those enrolled in the Masters of Public Health, and is part of the education leadership team within the Sydney School of Public Health.

Before joining the University of Sydney, James worked in various NSW Government departments, predominately in research and evaluation of chronic disease prevention initiatives.

Research interests

James' research interests are predominately in social marketing, especially in relation to the role that social media and other digital media can and does play in public health. He also has interests in research translation and the interface between researchers and decision makers. Additionally, James has an interest in research into teaching and learning in the postgraduate context.

Teaching and supervision

James is currently the Academic Lead (e-Learning and Professional Development) within the Sydney School of Public Health. He is part of the School's Education Committee. Additionally, James is the Unit Coordinator for PUBH5033: Disease prevention and health promotion, along with Assoc. Prof Philayrath Phongsavan.

Associations

NSW/ACT Branch Committee Member, Australian Health Promotion Association

Awards and honours

2018 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Early Career Teaching

Keywords

Public health; Evaluation; Obesity & overweight; Social media

Selected grants

2019

  • Students providing constructive feedback to their peers on assessment tasks; Schlub T, Mathieu E, Dickson M, Hooker L, Kite J, Li M, Manalo G, Teixeira-Pinto A; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Kite, J., Collins, M., Freeman, B. (2019). Using Facebook to recruit for a public health campaign evaluation. Public Health Research and Practice, 29(2), e29011901. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Grunseit, A., Goldbaum, E., Bellew, B., Carroll, T., Bauman, A. (2018). A Systematic Search and Review of Adult-Targeted Overweight and Obesity Prevention Mass Media Campaigns and Their Evaluation: 2000-2017. Journal of Health Communication, 23(2), 207-232. [More Information]
  • Ramachandran, D., Kite, J., Vassallo, A., Chau, J., Partridge, S., Freeman, B., Gill, T. (2018). Food Trends and Popular Nutrition Advice Online - Implications for Public Health. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 10(2), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Foley, B., Partridge, S., Kite, J., Bauman, A., Chau, J., Mihrshahi, S. (2018). Frequent lunch purchases from NSW school canteens: a potential marker for children's eating habits? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(4), 410-411. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Gale, J., Grunseit, A., Li, V., Bellew, W., Bauman, A. (2018). From awareness to behaviour: Testing a hierarchy of effects model on the Australian Make Healthy Normal campaign using mediation analysis. Preventive Medicine Reports, 12, 140-147. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Gale, J., Grunseit, A., Bellew, W., Li, V., Lloyd, B., Maxwell, M., Vineburg, J., Bauman, A. (2018). Impact of the make healthy normal mass media campaign (Phase 1) on knowledge, attitudes and behaviours: A cohort study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(3), 269-276. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., McGill, B., Freeman, B., Vineburg, J., Li, V., Berton, N., Grunseit, A. (2018). User Perceptions of the Make Healthy Normal campaign Facebook Page: A Mixed Methods Study. Social Media + Society, 4(3), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Stoneham, M., Kite, J. (2017). Changing the knowledge translation landscape through blogging. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(4), 333-334. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Phongsavan, P. (2017). Evaluating standards-based assessment rubrics in a postgraduate public health subject. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 42(6), 837-849. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Phongsavan, P. (2017). Insights for conducting real-time focus groups online using a web conferencing service. F1000Research, 6, 122. [More Information]
  • Bellew, W., Bauman, A., Freeman, B., Kite, J. (2017). Social countermarketing: brave new world, brave new map. Journal of Social Marketing, 7(2), 205-222. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Foley, B., Grunseit, A., Freeman, B. (2016). Please Like Me: Facebook and Public Health Communication. PloS One, 11(9), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Indig, D., Mihrshahi, S., Milat, A., Bauman, A. (2015). Assessing the usefulness of systematic reviews for policymakers in public health: A case study of overweight and obesity prevention interventions. Preventive Medicine, 81, 99-107. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Hector, D., St George, A., Pedisic, Z., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Mitchell, J., Bellew, W. (2015). Comprehensive sector-wide strategies to prevent and control obesity: what are the potential health and broader societal benefits? A case study from Australia. Public Health Research and Practice, 25(4), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Perez, D., Kite, J., Dunlop, S., Cust, A., Goumas, C., Cotter, T., Walsberger, S., Dessaix, A., Bauman, A. (2015). Exposure to the 'Dark Side of Tanning' skin cancer prevention mass media campaign and its association with tanning attitudes in New South Wales, Australia. Health Education Research, 30(2), 336-346. [More Information]
  • Dunlop, S., Kite, J., Grunseit, A., Rissel, C., Perez, D., Dessaix, A., Cotter, T., Bauman, A., Young, J., Currow, D. (2015). Out of Sight and Out of Mind? Evaluating the Impact of Point-of-Sale Tobacco Display Bans on Smoking-Related Beliefs and Behaviors in a Sample of Australian Adolescents and Young Adults. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 17(7), 761-768. [More Information]
  • Varlow, M., Stacey, I., Dunlop, S., Young, J., Kite, J., Dessaix, A., McAulay, C. (2014). Self-reported participation and beliefs about bowel cancer screening in New South Wales, Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 25(2), 97-103. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Rissel, C., Greenaway, M., Williams, K. (2014). Tobacco outlet density and social disadvantage in New South Wales, Australia. Tobacco Control, 23(2), 181-182. [More Information]
  • Cotter, T., Perez, D., Dunlop, S., Kite, J., Gaskin, C. (2013). Knowledge and beliefs about alcohol consumption, longer-term health risks, and the link with cancer in a sample of Australian adults. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 24(2), 81-86. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Russo, S., Couch, P., Bell, L. (2012). The Honours Year- A Reflection on the Experience from Four Former Students. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 36(1), 165-177. [More Information]
  • Perez, D., Grunseit, A., Rissel, C., Kite, J., Cotter, T., Dunlop, S., Bauman, A. (2012). Tobacco promotion 'below-the-line': Exposure among adolescents and young adults in NSW, Australia. BMC Public Health, 12(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Wen, L., Van Der Ploeg, H., Kite, J., Cashmore, A., Rissel, C. (2010). A validation study of assessing physical activity and sedentary behavior in children aged 3 to 5 years. Pediatric Exercise Science, 22(3), 408-420. [More Information]
  • Wen, L., Kite, J., Rissel, C. (2010). Is there a role for workplaces in reducing employees' driving to work? Findings from a cross-sectional survey from inner-west Sydney, Australia. BMC Public Health, 10, 50-1-50-6. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Wen, L. (2010). Measuring children's journey to school: student five-day diary compared to parental report of usual behaviour. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(2), 215-216. [More Information]
  • Wen, L., Kite, J., Merom, D., Rissel, C. (2009). Time spent playing outdoors after school and its relationship with independent mobility: a cross-sectional survey of children aged 10-12 years in Sydney, Australia. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 6(15), 1-8. [More Information]

Report

  • Kite, J., Chen, J., Zhao, J., Freeman, B., Allman-Farinelli, M., Li, M., Bellew, W. (2015). Mobile apps and health behaviour: A rapid evidence review. Sydney: Physical Activity Nutrition Obesity Research Group (PANORG).

2019

  • Kite, J., Collins, M., Freeman, B. (2019). Using Facebook to recruit for a public health campaign evaluation. Public Health Research and Practice, 29(2), e29011901. [More Information]

2018

  • Kite, J., Grunseit, A., Goldbaum, E., Bellew, B., Carroll, T., Bauman, A. (2018). A Systematic Search and Review of Adult-Targeted Overweight and Obesity Prevention Mass Media Campaigns and Their Evaluation: 2000-2017. Journal of Health Communication, 23(2), 207-232. [More Information]
  • Ramachandran, D., Kite, J., Vassallo, A., Chau, J., Partridge, S., Freeman, B., Gill, T. (2018). Food Trends and Popular Nutrition Advice Online - Implications for Public Health. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 10(2), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Foley, B., Partridge, S., Kite, J., Bauman, A., Chau, J., Mihrshahi, S. (2018). Frequent lunch purchases from NSW school canteens: a potential marker for children's eating habits? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(4), 410-411. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Gale, J., Grunseit, A., Li, V., Bellew, W., Bauman, A. (2018). From awareness to behaviour: Testing a hierarchy of effects model on the Australian Make Healthy Normal campaign using mediation analysis. Preventive Medicine Reports, 12, 140-147. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Gale, J., Grunseit, A., Bellew, W., Li, V., Lloyd, B., Maxwell, M., Vineburg, J., Bauman, A. (2018). Impact of the make healthy normal mass media campaign (Phase 1) on knowledge, attitudes and behaviours: A cohort study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(3), 269-276. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., McGill, B., Freeman, B., Vineburg, J., Li, V., Berton, N., Grunseit, A. (2018). User Perceptions of the Make Healthy Normal campaign Facebook Page: A Mixed Methods Study. Social Media + Society, 4(3), 1-17. [More Information]

2017

  • Stoneham, M., Kite, J. (2017). Changing the knowledge translation landscape through blogging. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(4), 333-334. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Phongsavan, P. (2017). Evaluating standards-based assessment rubrics in a postgraduate public health subject. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 42(6), 837-849. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Phongsavan, P. (2017). Insights for conducting real-time focus groups online using a web conferencing service. F1000Research, 6, 122. [More Information]
  • Bellew, W., Bauman, A., Freeman, B., Kite, J. (2017). Social countermarketing: brave new world, brave new map. Journal of Social Marketing, 7(2), 205-222. [More Information]

2016

  • Kite, J., Foley, B., Grunseit, A., Freeman, B. (2016). Please Like Me: Facebook and Public Health Communication. PloS One, 11(9), 1-16. [More Information]

2015

  • Kite, J., Indig, D., Mihrshahi, S., Milat, A., Bauman, A. (2015). Assessing the usefulness of systematic reviews for policymakers in public health: A case study of overweight and obesity prevention interventions. Preventive Medicine, 81, 99-107. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Hector, D., St George, A., Pedisic, Z., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Mitchell, J., Bellew, W. (2015). Comprehensive sector-wide strategies to prevent and control obesity: what are the potential health and broader societal benefits? A case study from Australia. Public Health Research and Practice, 25(4), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Perez, D., Kite, J., Dunlop, S., Cust, A., Goumas, C., Cotter, T., Walsberger, S., Dessaix, A., Bauman, A. (2015). Exposure to the 'Dark Side of Tanning' skin cancer prevention mass media campaign and its association with tanning attitudes in New South Wales, Australia. Health Education Research, 30(2), 336-346. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Chen, J., Zhao, J., Freeman, B., Allman-Farinelli, M., Li, M., Bellew, W. (2015). Mobile apps and health behaviour: A rapid evidence review. Sydney: Physical Activity Nutrition Obesity Research Group (PANORG).
  • Dunlop, S., Kite, J., Grunseit, A., Rissel, C., Perez, D., Dessaix, A., Cotter, T., Bauman, A., Young, J., Currow, D. (2015). Out of Sight and Out of Mind? Evaluating the Impact of Point-of-Sale Tobacco Display Bans on Smoking-Related Beliefs and Behaviors in a Sample of Australian Adolescents and Young Adults. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 17(7), 761-768. [More Information]

2014

  • Varlow, M., Stacey, I., Dunlop, S., Young, J., Kite, J., Dessaix, A., McAulay, C. (2014). Self-reported participation and beliefs about bowel cancer screening in New South Wales, Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 25(2), 97-103. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Rissel, C., Greenaway, M., Williams, K. (2014). Tobacco outlet density and social disadvantage in New South Wales, Australia. Tobacco Control, 23(2), 181-182. [More Information]

2013

  • Cotter, T., Perez, D., Dunlop, S., Kite, J., Gaskin, C. (2013). Knowledge and beliefs about alcohol consumption, longer-term health risks, and the link with cancer in a sample of Australian adults. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 24(2), 81-86. [More Information]

2012

  • Kite, J., Russo, S., Couch, P., Bell, L. (2012). The Honours Year- A Reflection on the Experience from Four Former Students. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 36(1), 165-177. [More Information]
  • Perez, D., Grunseit, A., Rissel, C., Kite, J., Cotter, T., Dunlop, S., Bauman, A. (2012). Tobacco promotion 'below-the-line': Exposure among adolescents and young adults in NSW, Australia. BMC Public Health, 12(1), 1-9. [More Information]

2010

  • Wen, L., Van Der Ploeg, H., Kite, J., Cashmore, A., Rissel, C. (2010). A validation study of assessing physical activity and sedentary behavior in children aged 3 to 5 years. Pediatric Exercise Science, 22(3), 408-420. [More Information]
  • Wen, L., Kite, J., Rissel, C. (2010). Is there a role for workplaces in reducing employees' driving to work? Findings from a cross-sectional survey from inner-west Sydney, Australia. BMC Public Health, 10, 50-1-50-6. [More Information]
  • Kite, J., Wen, L. (2010). Measuring children's journey to school: student five-day diary compared to parental report of usual behaviour. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(2), 215-216. [More Information]

2009

  • Wen, L., Kite, J., Merom, D., Rissel, C. (2009). Time spent playing outdoors after school and its relationship with independent mobility: a cross-sectional survey of children aged 10-12 years in Sydney, Australia. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 6(15), 1-8. [More Information]

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