Research

Completed Research and Academic Publications by CERSH staff.

2017

Hulme Chambers A, Tomnay J, Clune S, Roberts S. (2017) Sexuality education delivery in Australian regional secondary schools: a qualitative case study. Health Education Journal, doi: 1177/0017896917691791

2016

Tomnay JE, Coelli L, and Hocking JS. High rates of chlamydia found among 12-16 year olds attending a rural sexual health clinic: Implications for practice. Sexual Health: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH15140.

Winterton R, Hulme Chambers A. (2016) Developing sustainable social programmes for rural ethnic seniors: perspectives of community stakeholders. Health and Social Care in the Community, DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12373

Iacono T, Stagg K, Pearce N, Hulme Chambers A. (2016) A scoping review of Australian allied health research in ehealth. BMC Health Services Research, 16(543), DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1791-x

2015

Lorch R, Guy R, Temple-Smith M, Vaisey A, Wood A, Ford B, Murray C, Bourne C,  Tomnay J, Hocking J. The impact of a chlamydia education program on practice nurse. Sexual Health. Epub 2015 Nov 16.

Rane VS, Tomnay JE, Fairley CK, Read TR, Bradshaw CS, Carter TR, Chen MY. Opt-out referral of men who have sex with men newly diagnosed with HIV to Partner Notification Officers: results and yield of sexual partners being contacted. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. In Press Dec 2015.

Garrett C, Keogh L, Kavanagh A, Tomnay J and Hocking J. Understanding the low uptake of long-acting reversible contraception by young women in Australia: a qualitative study. BMC Women’s Health 2015, 1572  doi:10.1186/s12905-015-0227-9

Marinelli T, Chow EPF , Tomnay JE, Fehler G, Bradshaw CS,  Chen MY, Forcey DS and Fairley CK. Rate of repeat diagnoses in men who have sex with men for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae: a retrospective cohort study. Sexual Health. June 2015.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH14234

Chow EPF,  Tomnay JE, Fehler G,  Whiley D,  Read TRH, Denham I, Bradshaw CS,  Chen MY,  Fairley CK. Substantial increases in chlamydia and gonorrhea positivity unexplained by changes in individual-level sexual behaviors among men who have sex with men in an Australian sexual health service from 2007 to 2013. Sex Transm Dis 2015 Feb;42(2):81-7.

Jelbart S, Crouch A and Tomnay JE. Engaging and recruiting underserviced populations of rural Victorian women for breast health. Biomedical Journals – Journal of Healthcare Current Reviews. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2375-4273.1000154

Hulme Chambers, A., Murphy, K. & Kolbe, A. (2015). Designs and methods used in published Australian health promotion evaluations 1992-2011. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39(3): 222-227.

2014

Tomnay, JE, Bourke L, and Fairley CK. Exploring the acceptability of online sexually transmissible infection testing for rural young people in Victoria. Aust. J. Rural Health (2014) 22, 40–44

Crouch A and Fagan P. (2014) Are insights from Indigenous health shaping a paradigm shift in health promotion praxis in Australia?. Australian Journal of Primary Health 20, 323–326. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY14039

Fagan P, Robertson H, Pedrana A, Raulli A and Crouch A. Successes in sexual health communications development, programmatic implementation and evaluation in the Torres Strait region 2006 to 2012. ANZ Journal Public Hlth. (in press)

Fitzgerald L, Whittaker M, Preston Thomas A, Crouch A  and Fagan P. Life History Project: Final Report. Queensland Health. July 2014

2013

Tomnay JE and Hatch B. Council-supported condom vending machines: are they acceptable to rural communities? Sexual health (2013) 10, 456-466 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH13050

McEwan A, Crouch A, Robertson H and Fagan P. The Torres Indigenous Hip Hop Project: evaluating the use of performing arts as a medium for sexual health promotion Health Promotion Journal of Australia – http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HE12924 Published online: 9 May 2013

Fagan P, Cannon F, Crouch A. The Young Person Check: screening for sexually transmitted infections and chronic disease risk in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2013 Aug;37(4):316-21. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12078.

Ervin K, Phillips J and Tomnay JE. Establishing a clinic for young people in a rural setting: a community initiative to meet the needs of rural adolescents. Australian Journal of Primary Health. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY12157 ISSN: 1448-7527, 2013 Aug 6; PMID: 23916370.

Tira TC; Jackson, A; Tomnay, JE. Pathways to late-life problematic gambling in seniors: A grounded theory approach. The Gerontologist. ISSN: 1758-5341, 2013 Oct 4; PMID: 24097441.

2012

Crouch A, Fagan P. Communities and condoms – how difficult can it be? Aust N Z J Public Health. 2012 Dec;36(6):506-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00942.x.

Whiteside M, Tsey K, Crouch A and Fagan P. Youth and Relationship Networks (YARNS): mobilising communities for sexual health. Health Promotion Journal of Australia 23(3) 226 – 230 Published: 27 November 2012

Garrett CC, Kirkman M, Chen MY, Cummings R, Fuller C, Hocking J, Tomnay JE, Fairley CK. Clients’ views on a piloted telemedicine sexual health service for rural youth. Sexual Health. 2012 May;9(2):192-3. doi: 10.1071/SH11022.

2011

Crouch A, Fagan P. Should we change the focus of health promotion in sexual health clinics? Sex Health. 2011 Jun;8(2):266-7. doi: 10.1071/SH11032.

Crouch A, Robertson H, Fagan P. Hip hopping the gap–performing arts approaches to sexual health disadvantage in young people in remote settings. Australas Psychiatry. 2011 Jul;19 Suppl 1:S34-7. doi: 10.3109/10398562.2011.583046.

Tomnay JE, ‘Partner Notification and Confidentiality’ Chapter 36 in Sexual Health Medicine a clinical approach. 2nd Edition. Editors – Darren Russel, David Bradford and Christopher Fairley.

Tomnay, JE and Wallis, S. Rural Sexual Health Nurse Practitioner Candidate. Australian Nursing Journal. Dec, 2011, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p39.

Kinrade T, Jackson AC and Tomnay JE. Social Workers perspectives on the psychosocial needs of families during critical illness. Social Work in Health Care. 2011 50(9):661-81.

Gamage DG, Fuller CA, Cummings R, Tomnay JE, Chung M, Chen M, Garrett CC, Hocking JS, Bradshaw CS and Fairley CK. Advertising sexual health services that provide sexually transmissible infection screening for rural young people – what works and what doesn’t. Sexual Health 2011, 8, p.407-411.

2010

Tirachaimongkol TC, Jackson AC & Tomnay JE. Pathways to problem gambling in seniors,Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 1540-4048, Volume 53, Issue 6, 2010, Pages 531 – 546.

Temple-Smith MJ, Hopkins CA, Fairley CK, Tomnay JE, Pavlin, NL, Parker, RM, Russell, DB, Bowden, FJ, Hocking, JS, Pitts, M, and Chen MY. The right thing to do: patients’ views and experiences of telling partners about chlamydia. Family Practice 2010; 0:1–6 doi:10.1093/fampra/cmq028. Advance Access published May 5, 2010

Bilardi, JE, Fairley, CK, Hopkins, CA, Hocking, JS, Temple-Smith, MJ, Bowden, FJ, Russell, DB, Pitts, M, Tomnay, JE, Parker, RM, Pavlin, NL, and Chen MY. Experiences and Outcomes of Partner Notification Among Men and Women Recently Diagnosed With Chlamydia and Their Views on Innovative Resources Aimed at Improving Notification Rates. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Volume 37, Number 4, April 2010.

Hopkins CA, Temple-Smith MJ, Fairley CK, Pavlin NL, Tomnay JE, Parker RM, Bowden FJ, Russell DB, Hocking JS, Chen MY. Telling partners about chlamydia: how acceptable are the new technologies? BMC Infect Dis. 2010 Mar 9;10:58.

Jackson, AC, Wynne, H, Dowling, NA, Tomnay JE. and Thomas, SA. Using the CPGI to Determine Problem Gambling Prevalence in Australia: Measurement Issues. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. Oct, 2010, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p570.

Pavlin, NL, Parker, RM, Piggin, AK, Hopkins, CA, Temple-Smith, MJ, Fairley, CK, Tomnay, JE, Bowden, FJ, Russell, DB, Hocking, JS, Pitts, MK, Chen, MY. Better than nothing? Patient-delivered partner therapy and partner notification for chlamydia: the views of Australian general practitioners. BMC Infectious Diseases. Sept 20, 2010, Vol. 10, p. 274.

2009

Horyniak D, Stoove M, Yohannes K, Breschkin A, Carter T, Hatch B, Tomnay J, Hellard M, Guy R (2009) The impact of immigration on the burden of HIV infection in Victoria, Australia. Sexual Health. 6(2):123-128

Kinrade T, Jackson AC and Tomnay JE (2009). The Psychosocial Needs of Families during Critical Illness: Comparison of Nurses’ and Family Members’ Perspectives. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 27(1): 82-88

Bilardi, JE, Hopkins, CA, Fairley, CK, Hocking, JS, Tomnay, JE, Pavlin, NL, Parker, RM, Temple-Smith, MJ, Bowden, FJ, Russell, DB, Pitts, M, Chen, MY (2009). Innovative Resources Could Help Improve Partner Notification for Chlamydia in Primary Care. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 36(12): 779-783.

2008

Kinrade T, Jackson AC and Tomnay JE. Social Workers perspectives on the psychosocial needs of families during critical illness. Social Work in Health Care. Submitted: August 2008.

Bilardi, JE; Hopkins, CA; Fairley, CK; Hocking, JS; Tomnay, JE; Pavlin, NL; Parker, RM; Temple-Smith, MJ; Bowden, FJ; Russell, DB; Pitts, M; Chen, MY. Partner Notification of Chlamydia in General Practice: Examining current practices and possible supports to assist GPs in Partner Notification. SEXUAL HEALTH; 2008; 5; 4; p397-p397

2007

Tomnay JE, Pitts M, Fairley CK. General Practitioners’ Use of Internet-Based Patient Materials for Partner Notification. Sexually Transmitted Disease 2007;34(8):613-616.

Hopkins CA, Temple-Smith MJ, Fairley CK, Tomnay JE, Pavlin NL, Parker RM, Russell DB, Bowden FJ, Hocking JS and Chen MY. Patients’ perspectives on the best ways to tell partners about Chlamydia: How acceptable are the new technologies? Sexual Health 2007;4(4):291

Pavlin N, Parker R, Hopkins CA, Temple-Smith MJ, Fairley CK, Hocking J, Russell D, Bowden F, Tomnay JE, Pitts MK and Chen MY. GP Perspectives on Partner Notification for Chlamydia.Sexual Health 2007;4(4):308

Temple-Smith MJ, Hopkins CA, Fairley CK, Tomnay JE, Pavlin NL, Parker RM, Russell DB, Bowden F, Hocking JS, Pitts MK and Chen MY. The right thing to do: Patients’ views and experiences of telling partners about Chlamydia. Sexual Health 2007;4(4):308

2006

Tomnay JE, Gebert R, Pitts M, Fairley C, K. A survey of partner notification practices among General Practitioners and their use of an internet resource for partner notification for chlamydia trachomatis. Sexual Health 2006;3(4):217-220.

Tomnay JE, Pitts M, Kuo T, Fairley CK. Does the Internet assist clients to carry out contact tracing?: A Randomized Control Trial using Web-Based Information. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2006;17(6):391-394.

Guy R, Lim M, Tomnay J, Hatch B, Carter T, Breschkin A. Sustained increase of HIV diagnoses in Victoria: epidemiology, testing and interventions. Victorian Infectious Diseases Bulletin2006;9:6–11.

2005

Tomnay JE. Partner Notification and Confidentiality. In: Russell D, Bradford DL, Fairley CK, editors. Sexual Health Medicine, 2005.

Tomnay JE, Pitts M, Fairley CK. New technology and partner notification – why aren’t we using them? International Journal of STD & AIDS 2005;16:19-22.

2004

Tomnay JE, Pitts M, Fairley CK. Partner Notification: Preferences of Melbourne clients and the estimated proportion of sexual partners they can contact. International Journal of STD & AIDS2004;15(6):415-418.

Tomnay JE, Hatch B, Pitts M, Carter T, Fairley CK. HIV partner notification: a 2002 Victorian audit. International Journal of STD & AIDS 2004;15:629-631

Presentations (International/National Conferences)

Tomnay, JE, Bourke, L. & Fairley, CK. Exploring the acceptability of online STI testing for rural young people in Victoria. Invited presentation Australasian Sexual Health Conference, Darwin 2013.

Tomnay, JE, Bourke, L. & Fairley, CK. Exploring the acceptability of online STI testing for rural young people in Victoria. Poster presentation at the IUSTI & AIDS World Congress, Vienna 2013.

Tomnay, JE and Hatch B. RACY RURAL REGULATORS! : SAFE SEX 24/7
1st National Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference, Public Health Association of Australia. Melbourne Australia. November 2012. Oral presentation.

Tomnay, JE and Hatch B. RACY RURAL REGULATORS! : SAFE SEX 24/7
International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections World Congress, Melbourne Australia. October 2012. Poster. Awarded best poster presentation on social/behavioural research
Tomnay J.E. What is the history of “POAR” and how does it fit into Public Health strategies in 2010? Invited Address. 1st National POAR summit, Melbourne,
Bilardi JE, Hopkins CA, Fairley CK, Hocking JS, Tomnay JE, Pavlin NL, Parker RM, Temple-Smith MJ , Bowden FJ, Russell DB, Pitts M, Chen MY. Partner Notification of Chlamydia in General Practice: Examining current practices and possible supports to assist GPs in Partner Notification. 18th International Society for STD Research Conference, London, July 2009.

Bilardi JE, Hopkins CA, Fairley CK, Hocking JS, Tomnay JE, Pavlin NL, Parker RM, Temple-Smith MJ , Bowden FJ, Russell DB, Pitts M, Chen MY. Partner Notification for Chlamydia: Australians experiences and the supports needed to assist them. 18th International Society for STD Research Conference, London, July 2009.

Bilardi JE, Hopkins CA, Fairley CK, Hocking JS, Tomnay JE, Pavlin NL, Parker RM, Temple-Smith MJ , Bowden FJ, Russell DB, Pitts M, Chen MY. Partner Notification of Chlamydia in General Practice: Examining current practices and possible supports to assist GPs in Partner Notification. Australasian Society of HIV Medicine, Partner Notification Poster symposium, Brisbane, 2009.

Bilardi JE, Hopkins CA, Fairley CK, Hocking JS, Tomnay JE, Pavlin NL, Parker RM, Temple-Smith MJ , Bowden FJ, Russell DB, Pitts M, Chen MY. Partner Notification for Chlamydia: Australians experiences and the supports needed to assist them. Australasian Society of HIV Medicine, Partner Notification Poster symposium, Brisbane, 2009.

Crock L, Gellie K, Downs C, Wallis S, Collins R, Moyer J, Tomnay JE. ANZANAC Victorian Branch: Respecting our history, capturing our expertise and looking to the future. Australasian Sexual Health Conference; Poster presentation, Perth, 2008.

Bilardi JE, Hopkins CA, Fairley CK, Hocking JS, Tomnay JE, Pavlin NL, Parker RM, Temple-Smith MJ , Bowden FJ, Russell DB, Pitts M, Chen MY. Partner Notification of Chlamydia in General Practice: Examining current practices and possible supports to assist GPs in Partner Notification. Australasian Sexual Health Conference Proceedings, September 2008, Perth.

Bilardi JE, Hopkins CA, Fairley CK, Hocking JS, Tomnay JE, Pavlin NL, Parker RM, Temple-Smith MJ , Bowden FJ, Russell DB, Pitts M, Chen MY. Partner Notification for Chlamydia: Australians experiences and the supports needed to assist them. Australasian Sexual Health Conference Proceedings, September 2008, Perth.

Hopkins CA, Temple-Smith MJ, Fairley CK, Tomnay JE, Pavlin NL, Parker RM, Russell DB, Bowden FJ, Hocking JS and Chen MY. Patients’ perspectives on the best ways to tell partners about Chlamydia: How acceptable are the new technologies? Australasian Sexual Health Conference Proceedings October 2007, Gold Coast.

Pavlin N, Parker R, Hopkins C, Temple-Smith M, Fairley C, Hocking J, Russell D, Bowden F,Tomnay JE, Pitts M, and Chen M. GP perspectives on partner notification for Chlamydia. Australasian Sexual Health Conference Proceedings October 2007, Gold Coast.

Temple-Smith M, Hopkins C, Fairley C, Tomnay JE, Pavlin N, and Parker R. The right thing to do: Patients’ views and experiences of telling partners about Chlamydia. Australasian Sexual Health Conference Proceedings October 2007, Gold Coast.

Tomnay JE, Pitts M, Fairley CK. General practitioners use of a website address with resources for Partner Notification on pathology results. Proceedings, Australasian Sexual Health Conference, October 2006, Melbourne.

Tomnay JE, Gerbert, R, Fairley CK. Using the Internet to assist General Practitioners with Partner Notification for patients with Chlamydia Trachomatis. Poster, Australasian Sexual Health Conference, August 2005, Hobart.

Tomnay JE, Hatch B, Pitts M, Carter T, Fairley CK. HIV Partner Notification: A Victorian Audit 2002. Proceedings, Australasian Sexual Health Conference, March 2004, Adelaide.

Tomnay JE, Hatch B, Pitts M, Carter T, Fairley CK. HIV Partner Notification: A Victorian Audit 2002. Proceedings, European Branch of the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI) October 2004, Mykonos, Greece.

Tomnay JE, Pitts M, Fairley CK. Partner Notification: Preferences of Melbourne Clients and the estimated proportion of sexual partners they can contact. Proceedings, European Branch of the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI) October 2004, Mykonos,Greece.

Tomnay JE, Pitts M, Fairley CK. Partner Notification: A Randomized Control Trial using the Internet. Poster, Australasian Sexual Health Conference, March 2004, Adelaide.

Tomnay JE, Pitts M, Fairley CK. Partner Notification: A Randomized Control Trial using the Internet. Poster, European Branch of the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI) October 2004, Mykonos, Greece.

Tomnay JE, Pitts M, Fairley CK. Partner Notification: Preferences of Melbourne Clients and the estimated proportion of sexual partners they can contact. Poster, Australasian Sexual Health Conference, June 2003, Auckland.

Tomnay JE, Hatch B. HIV Partner Notification in Victoria. Proceedings, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, October 2003, Cairns.