• HS2402: Health Professional Research 1 (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • RM8301: Research Planning in Tropical Health and Medicine (Level 8; CNS & TSV)
  • RM8302: Research Project in Tropical Health and Medicine (Level 8; CNS & TSV)
  • TM5310: Dissertation 2 (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5515: Epidemiology for Public Health (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5516: Biostatistics for Public Health (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5527: Project (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5549: Dissertation 1 (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM6013: Doctoral Attachment (Level 6; TSV)
  • TM6014: Extended Doctoral Attachment (Level 6; TSV)
  • TM6015: Doctoral Conference Presentations (Level 6; TSV)
  • TM6016: Doctoral Specialisation 1 (Level 6; TSV)
  • TM6017: Doctoral Specialisation 2 (Level 6; TSV)
  • TM6018: Doctoral Project 1 (Level 6; TSV)
  • TM6019: Doctoral Project 2 (Level 6; TSV)
  • TM6020: Doctoral Project 3 (Level 6; TSV)
  • TM6021: Literature Review (Level 6; TSV)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

Journal Articles

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 65+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Kerrianne Watt from 2012 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Townsville Health Service District - Study Education Research Trust Account

Tropikids Pilot Study: Longitudinal study of the social determinants of health and development of children in the tropics. TropiKids - an affiliate of the Mater-University Study of Pregnancy

Indicative Funding
TropiKids will study the health and well-being of mothers and fathers and the growth, development and health of their children. The information will inform public policy and service provision, and advance our knowledge of the social and biological determinants of health for Tropical North Queensland. The specific focus of this pilot study is to test the materials and recruitment method for the TropiKids Longitudinal study, and to investigate in a tropical environment the associations between maternal and paternal characteristics (including stress), birth outcomes, and infectious disease in the first year of life.
Kerrianne Watt, Linda Shields, Alan Baxter, Zoltan Sarnyai, Wendy Smyth, Damon Eisen and Brett McDermott (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Townsville Hospital and Health Service and College of Medicine & Dentistry)
Paediatrics; Social Determinants of Health; Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Risk Factors; Immunology

Townsville Health Service District - Consultancy

Clinical research (epidemiological) services - THHS

Indicative Funding
$178,786 over 3 years
This contract is to provide research services to clinicians at THHS to facilitate and conduct clinical research projects (assistance with research design, data collection, appropriate sample size calculation, data entry, data manipulation/coding, analysis, and interpretation of findings of the various research projects in an appropriate format (e.g., peer reviewed publication, conference presentations, etc).
Kerrianne Watt (College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)
Epidemiology; Clinical Research

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Grant

Quantifying modifiable public health infrastructure risks and how this can reduce the impact of disasters on people with non-communicable disease.

Indicative Funding
This project will quantify modifiable public health infrastructure risks based on how they can reduce the impact of disasters on people with non-communicable diseases. The findings will inform a framework for reducing the impact of disasters on the health and well-being of people with NCDs.
Benjamin Ryan, Richard Franklin, Kerrianne Watt, Erin Smith, Peter Aitken, Peter Leggat and Frederick Burkle (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Edith Cowan University and Harvard University)
Chronic Disease; Disasters; floods; cyclonic storms

Townsville Health Service District - Research Trust Fund

Outcomes of Prehabilitation in frail patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery

Indicative Funding
Frailty is a growing problem in an ageing population who undergo surgical procedures. A means of improving postoperative outcomes in this high risk population may provide benefits for long-term patient health and care. The study will asses the impact of a pre-operative exercise and dietary intervention to enhance mobility and postoperative outcomes in frail patients This study will be important in helping Health Services decide on the relative patient and healthcare value of this intervention for frail preoperative patients.
Siva Senthuran, Anthony Leicht, Kerrianne Watt, Jeremy Furyk, Joe Williams, Chrispen Mushaya and Yik Hong Ho in collaboration with Justin Smith and Caitlin Braddick (College of Medicine & Dentistry, College of Healthcare Sciences, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Townsville General Hospital and Alpha Omega Health Pty Ltd)
Exercise; Frailty; Physical Activity; Diet; Surgery; Patient

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Evaluation of a University based, Student-Led Health Clinic (Masters , Advsor Mentor)
  • Strengthening health promotion and research in practice: the experiences of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Quantifying the Health System Use and Patient Resource Use and Expenditure on Cancer in Queensland (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Addressing the Impact of Disasters on Public Health Infrastructure and Non Communicable Diseases (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Subacromial Impingement Syndrome (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Study into the disposal of deceased persons as a result of violent crime (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Chronic Low Back Pain: Diagnostic Classification Intervention and Outcome. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Climate change and health in Cambodia: Key climate-sensitive health risks, identification of vulnerable groups, and assessment of health adaptation activities (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Features of Primary Health Care Services in Remote Indigenous Communities that Contribute to Hospital Avoidance for Ambulatory Sensitive Chronic Conditions (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Resuscitation Strategies for Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) and Improving Patient Outcomes. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Patient Safety: Risk Management of Paramedic Initiated Non-Transport Cases. (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • Psychological Distress in Tertiary Tropical Hospital Inpatients - an epidemiological study (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Preventing Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Improving Infant Growth Outcomes in Bangladesh (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Cannabis Withdrawal Among Indigenous Detainees/Inmates. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Management of Paediatric Status Epilepticus in Australia and New Zealand (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • An investigation of harm reduction approaches to alcohol use in context of chonic disease management (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Quantification of the Cost of Injury to the Health System in Queensland, Australia (PhD , Advsor Mentor)
  • Gender Equity in Health Services and the Economics of Childbearing (PhD , Advsor Mentor)
  • Measuring performance in mental health care with a focus on vulnerable groups in Australia (PhD , Advsor Mentor)
  • Performance and Health Economic Assessment of Motion Tracking fpr Prostrate Cancer Radiation Therapy (PhD , Advsor Mentor)
  • Risk Factors for Lower Limb Running-Related Injuries. (PhD , Advsor Mentor)

The map shows research collaborations by institution from the past 7 years.
Note: Map points are indicative of the countries or states that institutions are associated with.

  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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