Dr Samantha Rowbotham
Dr Rowbotham is a Research Fellow with the Prevention Centre and is based at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney.
She has a background in psychology, with a strong interest in health-related research. Her PhD in Psychology at the University of Manchester in the UK explored the role of co-speech hand gestures in the communication of physical pain. She has worked in a number of health-related areas, including reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing, improving adherence to diabetes medication, and nursing workforce. She is experienced in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and has an interest in science communication and public engagement.
Dr Rowbotham is involved in a number of projects looking at policy and program implementation, communicating prevention, and evaluation of the partnership centre model.
- Communicating prevention – approaches to prevention framing and story telling
- The status of prevention programs in Australian states and territories following two national prevention initiatives
- Policy and program implementation and the role of context in explaining prevention effectiveness
- Workplace Health Insights: Cross-jurisdictional analysis of Healthy Worker Initiatives
- AUSPOPS – AUStralian Perceptions of Prevention Survey
- Strategies and models for preventing or reducing the risk of the development of chronic pain in primary care