Dr Jane Sixsmith

RGN, HV, DN, B.Sc., M.A. PhD.

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Health Promotion Research Centre
Room 104
Áras Moyola
Discipline of Health Promotion
School of Health Sciences
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3466
E: jane.sixsmith@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Jane Sixsmith RGN, HV, BSc, MA., PhD is a Lecturer in Health Promotion in the Discipline of Health Promotion at NUI Galway appointed in 2000. She was awarded her PhD in 2006 from NUI Galway for a study entitled ‘An evaluation of mass media interventions to promote health’.

She previously completed twelve years professional registered nursing experience including community-based practice, which focused on aspects of community and public health. Prior to her appointment to a lectureship she worked as a researcher in the Discipline of Health Promotion. She has an active research profile contributing to regional, national and international research activities and is currently the Director of the Health Promotion Research Centre, a WHO Collaborating Centre.

Her research interests include health communication in which she is co principal investigator in an international project mapping health communication activities across EU and EEA countries aimed at the prevention and control of communicable diseases funded by the European Centre for Disease Control with two partner institutions in Scotland and Spain. She is also participating in an FP7 funded project, Intervention Research on Health Literacy (IROHLA) which focuses on improving health literacy for the ageing population in Europe.

Other research interests include exploring the use of participatory research processes particularly with children and young people which are documented through various publications and health services research through supervision of a PhD student exploring early intervention services.

Teaching Interests
- Health and the media
- Community health
- Research methods
- Development of outreach education programmes and materials


Research Interests
- Health communication
- Community health
- Qualitative methods
- Health services research

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2013) 'The Progression of Early Intervention Disability Services in Ireland'
Carroll, C,Murphy, G,Sixsmith, J (2013) 'The Progression of Early Intervention Disability Services in Ireland'. Infants And Young Children, 26 :17-27 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Reporting Health Communication Activities for the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in Europe'
Sixsmith, J; Doyle, P; Barry, MM (2013) 'Reporting Health Communication Activities for the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in Europe'. Journal Of Health Communication, 18 (12):1494-1506 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'An overview of interpretive phenomenology as a research methodology'
Tuohy D, Cooney A, Dowling M, Murphy K, Sixsmith J (2013) 'An overview of interpretive phenomenology as a research methodology'. Nurse Researcher, 20 (3):17-20 [Details]
(2013) 'Interventions for improving population health literacy: Insights from a rapid review of the evidence'
Barry, MM; D’Eath, M; Sixsmith, J (2013) 'Interventions for improving population health literacy: Insights from a rapid review of the evidence'. Journal Of Health Communication, 18 (12):1507-1522 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'An overview of interpretive phenomenology as a research methodology'
Tuohy, D., Cooney, A., Dowling, M., Murphy, K. & Sixsmith, J (2012) 'An overview of interpretive phenomenology as a research methodology'. Nurse Researcher, [Details]
(2010) 'Adolescents' perceptions of the words 'health' and 'happy''
O'Higgins, S., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Sixsmith, J. (2010) 'Adolescents' perceptions of the words 'health' and 'happy''. Health Education, 110 (5):367-281 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'Achieving consensus in developing a national set of child well-being indicators'
Hanafin, S., Brooks, A.M., Carroll, E., Fitzgerald, E., Gabhainn, S. & Sixsmith, J. (2007) 'Achieving consensus in developing a national set of child well-being indicators'. Social Indicators Research, 80 :79-104 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'Health Promoting School Indicators: schematic models from students'
Nic Gabhainn, S., Sixsmith, J., Delaney, E., Moore, M., Inchley, J., O'Higgins, S. (2007) 'Health Promoting School Indicators: schematic models from students'. Health Education, 107 (6):494-510 [Details]
(2007) 'Children's, parents' and teachers' perceptions of child well-being'
Sixsmith, J., Nic Gabhainn, S., Fleming, C. & O'Higgins, S. (2007) 'Children's, parents' and teachers' perceptions of child well-being'. Health Education, 107 (6):511-523 [Details]
(2003) 'How gender and other socio-demographic factors may influence women's health'
Kelleher, C.C., Friel, S. & Sixsmith, J. (2003) 'How gender and other socio-demographic factors may influence women's health'. Irish Practice Nurse, [Details]
(2000) 'A community needs assessment for rural mental health promotion'
Barry, MM; Doherty, A; Hope, A; Sixsmith, J; Kelleher, CC (2000) 'A community needs assessment for rural mental health promotion'. Health Education Research, 15 :293-304 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2000) 'Impact evaluation of a HIV screen educational advertisement'
Sixsmith, J., Kelleher, C.C., Crangle, E. (2000) 'Impact evaluation of a HIV screen educational advertisement'. Health Education, 100 (1):42-49 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2000) 'The Riddle of the Sphynx- why do women smoke?'
Kelleher, C., Sixsmith, J. (2000) 'The Riddle of the Sphynx- why do women smoke?' In: Health Promotion, Multidiscipline or New Discipline. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2013) ECDC meeting with National Focal Points for Communication (NFPs), Public Health Capacity and Communication Unit, Stockholm, 2013
Doyle p, Sixsmith J (2013) Health communication and its role in the prevention and control of communicable diseases in Europe: current evidence, practice and future developments ECDC meeting with National Focal Points for Communication (NFPs), Public Health Capacity and Communication Unit, Stockholm, 2013 [Details]
(2012) European Education Research Association Annual Conference: Education, Development and Freedom. Cadiz
Clarke, N., Doyle, P., Kelly, C., Cummins, G., Sixsmith, J., O’Higgins, S, Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012) Participative Research Processes with schoolchildren: what do children want to know about health? European Education Research Association Annual Conference: Education, Development and Freedom. Cadiz Cadiz, Spain, [Details]
(2012) Changing the System: Overcoming Barriers to Well-Being in Ireland. Galway, June 2012
Clarke, N., Doyle, P., Kelly, C., Cummins, G., Sixsmith, J., O’Higgins, S., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012) What children want to know about health, happiness and emotional wellbeing Changing the System: Overcoming Barriers to Well-Being in Ireland. Galway, June 2012 [Details]
(2011) 2nd World Social Marketing Conference, Dublin, Ireland. 12th April, 2011
Sixsmith, J., Barry, MM, & Doyle, P. (2011) Overview of ECDC/Consortium Programme on Translating Health Communication: preliminary findings 2nd World Social Marketing Conference, Dublin, Ireland. 12th April, 2011 Dublin, Ireand, [Details]
(2011) Psychology, Health and Medicine 8th Annual Conference
Clarke, N., Kelly, C., Molcho, M., Sixsmith, J., Byrne, M., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2011) Investigating the promoters and barriers of active travel to in primary school children: a mixed methodological approach.  Psychology, Health and Medicine 8th Annual Conference Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2011) Annual Scientific Meeting of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Network, Cluj-Napoaca, June 2011
Clarke, N., Doyle, P., Kelly, C., Cummins, G., Sixsmith, J., O’Higgins, S., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2011) Health Behaviour in School-aged Children: What do children want to know? Annual Scientific Meeting of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Network, Cluj-Napoaca, June 2011 Cluj-Napoaca, Romania, [Details]
(2011) Translating Health Communication. Poster presented at the Annual Health Promotion Conference, Galway, Ireland 30th June, 2011
Doyle, P., Sixsmith, J., Barry, MM., Mahmood, S., MacDonald, L., Oroviogoichoechea, C., Cairns, G., Guillen-Grima, F. & Núñez-Córdoba, J. In collaboration with Dr. Ülla-Karin Nurm, Mr. Piotr Wysocki & Ms. Andrea Würz (2011) Annual Health Promotion Conference, Galway Translating Health Communication. Poster presented at the Annual Health Promotion Conference, Galway, Ireland 30th June, 2011 [Details]
(2011) 2nd World Social Marketing Conference, Dublin, Ireland
Doyle P, Sixsmith J (2011) Translatting Health Communications [newsletter] 2nd World Social Marketing Conference, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
(2010) The 20th International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Conference on Health Promotion
Nic Gabhainn, S., Clarke, N., Byrne, M., & Sixsmith, J. (2010) A participatory approach to increasing active commuting to school among children: who should do what? The 20th International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Conference on Health Promotion Geneva, Switzerland, [Details]
(2010) 32nd International School Psychology Association Annual Conference entitled: School psychology - making life better for all children, Trinity College, Dublin, July 2010
Cummins, G., Doyle, P., Kelly, C., Sixsmith, J., Molcho, M. & O’Higgins, S. (2010 (2010) Developing a youth friendly HBSC health resource in consultation with children and young people 32nd International School Psychology Association Annual Conference entitled: School psychology - making life better for all children, Trinity College, Dublin, July 2010 [Details]
(2010) Researching Young Lives: Power, Representation and the Research Process, Conference of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge in SocietyResearching Young Lives: Power, Representation and the Research Process, Conference of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge in Society, Limerick
Doyle, P., Kelly, C., Cummins, G., Sixsmith, J., Molcho, M., O'Higgins, S. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2010) In consultation with young people: the process of producing a youth friendly resource using data from HBSC Ireland Researching Young Lives: Power, Representation and the Research Process, Conference of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge in SocietyResearching Young Lives: Power, Representation and the Research Process, Conference of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge in Society, Limerick [Details]
(2010) 9th Global Conference - Making sense of Health, Illness and Disease
Doyle, P., Kelly, C., Cummins, G., Sixsmith, J., Molcho, M., O'Higgins, S. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2010) Developing a youth friendly HBSC health resource in consultation with children and young people 9th Global Conference - Making sense of Health, Illness and Disease Oxford, England, [Details]
(2009) 13th Annual HPRC Conference: Closing the Gap in Child and Adolescent Health: the Settings Approach, Galway
Doyle, P., Sixsmith, J., Dring, C., McGrath, D., Byrne, M., Neeson, B. & McGloin, A. (2009) Feasibility Study: For a Health Information Website for College Students 13th Annual HPRC Conference: Closing the Gap in Child and Adolescent Health: the Settings Approach, Galway [Details]
(2008) 8th European Confernece of IUHPE: towards the furture; exploring new frontiers of health promotion
Sixsmith,J;Nic Gabahinn,S (2008) The health promoting potential of health promotion research 8th European Confernece of IUHPE: towards the furture; exploring new frontiers of health promotion [Details]
(2008) Health Promotion Summer Conference
Nic Gabhainn, S. & Sixsmith, J. (2008) Agreement between educational stakeholders on the conceptualisation of children’s wellbeing Health Promotion Summer Conference Galway, [Details]
(2008) Researching Children’s Worlds
O’Higgins, S., Nic Gabhainn, S., Sixsmith, J., Delaney, E-N., Moore, M. & Inchley, J. (2008) Development of a method for students participation to create Health Promoting School Indicators Researching Children’s Worlds Galway, [Details]
(2008) British Psychological Society Annual Conference
Nic Gabhainn, S. & Sixsmith, J. (2008) Agreement between educational stakeholders on the conceptualisation of children’s wellbeing British Psychological Society Annual Conference Dublin, [Details]
(2008) 8th European Conference of the International Union of Health Promotion and Education
Sixsmith, J. & Nic Gabhainn, S (2008) Participative Research Processes (PRP): the health promoting potential of health promotion research 8th European Conference of the International Union of Health Promotion and Education Turin, Italy, [Details]
(2008) Confederation of Student Services in Ireland: 11th Biennial Conference Virtual Support for Real Students, Dublin
Doyle, P., Sixsmith, J., Dring, C., McGrath, D., Byrne, M., Neeson, B. & McGloin, A. (2008) Feasibility Study: For a Health Information Website for College Students Confederation of Student Services in Ireland: 11th Biennial Conference Virtual Support for Real Students, Dublin [Details]
(2008) Irish Student Health Association Conference, Cork
Doyle, P., Byrne, M., Dring, C., McGloin, A., McGrath, D., Neeson, B. & Sixsmith, J. (2008) Feasibility Study: For a Health Information Website for College Students Irish Student Health Association Conference, Cork [Details]
(2007) 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education Health Promotion Comes of Age: Research, Policy & Practice for the 21st Century
Sixsmith, J. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2007) Power through process: an exploration of participatory research with children 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education Health Promotion Comes of Age: Research, Policy & Practice for the 21st Century Vancouver, [Details]
(2007) 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education Health Promotion Comes of Age: Research, Policy & Practice for the 21st Century
Sixsmith, J. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2007) The use of fear appeals: a policy context 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education Health Promotion Comes of Age: Research, Policy & Practice for the 21st Century Vancouver, [Details]
(2005) Disability and Population Health
D’Eath, M., Sixsmith, J., Cannon, R. & Kelly, L. (2005) The Experiences of People with Disabilities in Accessing Health Services in Ireland: Do inequalities exist? Disability and Population Health [Details]
(2005) Proceeding of the Winter Scientific Meeting, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Dublin
Murphy, G., Friel, S., Sixsmith, J., Ulmer, H. & Kelleher, C. (2005) Application of SCORE CVD risk alogarithm in SLAN examinations 1998 and 2002 Proceeding of the Winter Scientific Meeting, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Dublin [Details]
(2004) Annual Scientific Meeting of the WHO-HBSC research network
Nic Gabhainn, S. & Sixsmith, J. (2004) Children’s perceptions of well-being: context and opportunity Annual Scientific Meeting of the WHO-HBSC research network St. Petersburg, [Details]
(2004) Annual Health Promotion Conference: European Perspectives on Health and Wellbeing
Nic Gabhainn, S. & Sixsmith, J. (2004) Picturing health: socio-demographic patterns in young people’s understanding of well-being Annual Health Promotion Conference: European Perspectives on Health and Wellbeing Galway, [Details]
(1998) Health Promotion Research Conference
Sixsmith, J (1998) Fieldwork; wearing the wellingtons; an examination of the implementation stage of a baseline survey Health Promotion Research Conference [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2014) Health Communication and its Role in the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in Europe- Current evidence, practice and future developments.
Sixsmith, J; Doyle, P; D’Eath, M and Barry, MM (2014) Health Communication and its Role in the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in Europe- Current evidence, practice and future developments. ECDC, Stockholm. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) A rapid evidence review of health advocacy for communicable diseases.
D'Eath, M; Barry, MM; Sixsmith, J (2013) A rapid evidence review of health advocacy for communicable diseases. European Centre for Disease Control, Stockholm. [Details]
(2012) Public health stakeholders’ perceived status of health communication activities for the prevention and control of communicable diseases across the EU and EEA/EFTA countries.
Doyle, P; Sixsmith, J; Barry, MM; Mahmood, S; MacDonald, L;O’Sullivan, M;Oroviogoichoechea, C; Cairns, G; Guillen-Grima, F; Núñez-Córdoba, J (2012) Public health stakeholders’ perceived status of health communication activities for the prevention and control of communicable diseases across the EU and EEA/EFTA countries. ECDC, Stockholm. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) Initial e-survey and interview results (country profiles): Translating Health Communication.
Doyle, P; Sixsmith, J; Barry, MM; Mahmood, S; MacDonald, L; Oroviogoichoechea, C; Cairns, G; Guillen-Grima, F; Nunez-Cordoba, J (2011) Initial e-survey and interview results (country profiles): Translating Health Communication. ECDC, Stockholm. [Details]
(2011) A literature review on health information seeking behaviour on the web: a health consumer and health professional perspective.
Higgins, O; Sixsmith, J; Barry MM; Domegan, C (2011) A literature review on health information seeking behaviour on the web: a health consumer and health professional perspective. ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) Summary of all country key findings: Translating Health Communication.
Doyle, P; Sixsmith, J; Barry, MM; Mahmood, S; macDonald, L; Oroviogoichoechea, C; Cairns, G; Guillen_Grima, F; Nunez-Cordoba, J (2011) Summary of all country key findings: Translating Health Communication. ECDC, Stockholm. [Details]
(2011) Health Communication Activity for the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in Europe. Translating Health Communications Research Consortium Report.
Doyle, P., Sixsmith, J., Barry, M.M., Mahmood, S., MacDonald, L., Oroviogoichoechea, C., Cairns, G., Guillen-Grima, F. & Núñez-Córdoba, J. (2011) Health Communication Activity for the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in Europe. Translating Health Communications Research Consortium Report. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm. [Details]
(2011) A rapid evidence review of interventions for improving health literacy.
D'Eath,M;Barry, MM;Sixsmith, J (2011) A rapid evidence review of interventions for improving health literacy. European Centre for Disease Control, Stockholm. [Details]
(2011) Perceived priorities of key public health stakeholders in Europe on the use of health communication for the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
Doyle, P; Sixsmith, J; Barry, MM (2011) Perceived priorities of key public health stakeholders in Europe on the use of health communication for the prevention and control of communicable diseases. European Centre of Disease Control, Stockholm. [Details]
(2010) Ethical review and children's research in Ireland.
Felzman,H;Sixsmith,J;O'Higgins,S;Ni Chonnachtaigh,S;Nic Gabhainn,S (2010) Ethical review and children's research in Ireland. Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin. [Details]
(2010) National Report -Health Behaviour in School-aged Children: What do children want to know?.
Doyle, P., Kelly, C., Cummins, G., Sixsmith, J., O'Higgins, S., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2010) National Report -Health Behaviour in School-aged Children: What do children want to know?. Department of Health and Children, Dublin. [Details]
(2009) Children’s Research and Ethical Review: Executive Summary.
Felzmann, H., Sixsmith, J., O'Higgins, S., Ni Chonnactaigh, S., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2009) Children’s Research and Ethical Review: Executive Summary. The Stationery Office, Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
(2008) A Process Evaluation of the National Drugs Awareness Campaign 2003-2005.
Sixsmith, J. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2008) A Process Evaluation of the National Drugs Awareness Campaign 2003-2005. National Advisory Committee on Drugs, Dublin. [Details]
(2008) Exploring the Feasibility of Developing Internet Based Health Promotion Materials for Third Level Students. Report to the HSE and Student Services of UCC, TCD and NUIG.
Doyle, P., Sixsmith, J. (2008) Exploring the Feasibility of Developing Internet Based Health Promotion Materials for Third Level Students. Report to the HSE and Student Services of UCC, TCD and NUIG. Health Promotion Research Centre, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2006) A review of the literature on the effectiveness of mass media approaches for drug prevention and harm reduction and A process evaluation of the national Drugs Awareness Campaign 2003/5. National Advisory Council on Drugs, Dublin.
Sixsmith, J., D'Eath, M., Nic Gabahinn, S., Clerkin, P., O'Higgins, S. (2006) A review of the literature on the effectiveness of mass media approaches for drug prevention and harm reduction and A process evaluation of the national Drugs Awareness Campaign 2003/5. National Advisory Council on Drugs, Dublin. Health Promotion Research Centre, Galway. [Details]
(2006) Towards a Sexual Health Policy for the West: Developing concensus on the potential goals, objective and actions. Public Health Department, HSE Western Area.
Cotter, E., O'Higgins, S., Nic Gabhainn, S., Sixsmith, J. (2006) Towards a Sexual Health Policy for the West: Developing concensus on the potential goals, objective and actions. Public Health Department, HSE Western Area. Health Promotion Research Centre, Galway. [Details]
(2005) Children's understanding of well-being.
Nic Gabhainn,S; Sixsmith, J (2005) Children's understanding of well-being. The Stationery Office, Dublin. [Details]
(2005) The Process Evaluation of the National Drugs Awareness Campaigns: Final Report 2004-2005. Report to the National Advisory Council on Drugs, Dublin.
Sixsmith, J., D'Eath, M., Clerkin, P., Nic Gabhainn, S., O'Higgins, S. & Stevens, E. (2005) The Process Evaluation of the National Drugs Awareness Campaigns: Final Report 2004-2005. Report to the National Advisory Council on Drugs, Dublin. Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2005) The Development Process of the National Drugs Awareness Campaign Phase 3. National Advisory Council on Drugs, Dublin.
D'Eath, M., Sixsmith, J., Stevens, E., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2005) The Development Process of the National Drugs Awareness Campaign Phase 3. National Advisory Council on Drugs, Dublin. Health Promotion Research Centre, Galway. [Details]
(2005) The experiences of people with disabilities in accessing health services in Ireland: do inequalities exist?.
D'Eath,M;Sixsmith, J;Cannon,R;Kelly,L. (2005) The experiences of people with disabilities in accessing health services in Ireland: do inequalities exist?. National Disability Authority, Dublin. [Details]
(2003) A Review of Oral Health Promotion / Education Activity in the Republic of Ireland and A Study of Attitudes, Knowledge and Behaviour of Special Needs Groups Towards Oral Health .
Taylor-Dillon, F., Friel, S., Sixsmith, J., Kelleher, C. (2003) A Review of Oral Health Promotion / Education Activity in the Republic of Ireland and A Study of Attitudes, Knowledge and Behaviour of Special Needs Groups Towards Oral Health . Centre for Health Promotion Studies, Galway. [Details]
(2003) The Development Process of the National Drugs Awareness Campaign 2003/5.
Sixsmith, J., Clerkin, P., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2003) The Development Process of the National Drugs Awareness Campaign 2003/5. National Advisory Council on Drugs, Dublin. [Details]
(2003) Evaluation of the Pilot Implementation of the SunSmart Beach Signs in Ireland.
McDaid, M; Barry, MM; Sixsmith, J (2003) Evaluation of the Pilot Implementation of the SunSmart Beach Signs in Ireland. Centre for Health Promotion Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2003) The National Health and Lifestyle Surveys: Survey of Lifestyles, Attitudes and nutrition(SLAN) and the irish Health Behaviour in School aged Children Survey (HBSC).
Kelleher,C;Nic Gabhainn,G;Friel,S;Corrigan,H;Nolan,G;Sixsmith,J;Walsh,O;Cooke,M (2003) The National Health and Lifestyle Surveys: Survey of Lifestyles, Attitudes and nutrition(SLAN) and the irish Health Behaviour in School aged Children Survey (HBSC). Department of Health and Children, Dublin. [Details]
(2003) Regional Report of the National Health and Lifestyle Surveys (II) Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition (SLÁN) and the Irish Health Behaviour in School-Aged children survey (HBSC).
Kelleher, C., Nic Gabhainn, S.; Friel, S., Corrigan, H., Nolan, G., Sixsmith, J., Walsh, O. & Cooke, M. (2003) Regional Report of the National Health and Lifestyle Surveys (II) Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition (SLÁN) and the Irish Health Behaviour in School-Aged children survey (HBSC). Department of Health and Children, Dublin. [Details]
(2001) Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Rural Communities in the Republic of Ireland: Main Results from the Agriproject.
Kelleher, C; Hope, A; Barry, MM; Sixsmith, J (2001) Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Rural Communities in the Republic of Ireland: Main Results from the Agriproject. Centre for Health Promotion Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway. [Details]
(1998) Evaluation of the North Western Health Board’s Multi-media Public Information Access System.
McCarthy, E; Sixsmith, J; Barry, MM; Kelleher, C (1998) Evaluation of the North Western Health Board’s Multi-media Public Information Access System. Centre for Health Promotion Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway. [Details]
(1998) Health and Social Well-being in a Rural Community: Community Perceptions and Beliefs Concerning Mental Health Issues. The Rural Community Development and Health Project, Homefirst Community Trust, Northern Ireland.
Doherty, A., Barry, M.B., Sixsmith, J. (1998) Health and Social Well-being in a Rural Community: Community Perceptions and Beliefs Concerning Mental Health Issues. The Rural Community Development and Health Project, Homefirst Community Trust, Northern Ireland. Health Promotion Research Centre, Galway. [Details]
(1998) A Literature Review of Patient Satisfaction and Mammography Screening. National Quality Assurance Committee on Mammography Screening.
Doherty, A., Sixsmith, J., Kelleher, C. (1998) A Literature Review of Patient Satisfaction and Mammography Screening. National Quality Assurance Committee on Mammography Screening. Centre for Health Promotion Studies, Galway. [Details]
(1997) Evaluation of the Health Promotion Unit’s Mass Media Anti Smoking Campaign: Final Results . Health Promotion Unit.
Sixsmith, J., Kelleher, C. (1997) Evaluation of the Health Promotion Unit’s Mass Media Anti Smoking Campaign: Final Results . Health Promotion Unit. Centre for Health Promotion Studies, Galway. [Details]
(1997) Final Report of the Health Promotion Unit’s Anti-Drugs and HIV / AIDS Mass Media Campaigns: Final Results. Health Promotion Unit.
Sixsmith, J., Kelleher, C. (1997) Final Report of the Health Promotion Unit’s Anti-Drugs and HIV / AIDS Mass Media Campaigns: Final Results. Health Promotion Unit. Centre for Health Promotion Studies, Galway. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2009) 'Applicazione dei processi di ricerca partecipativa con I bambini [Exploring the application of Participatory Research Processes (PRP) with children'
Sixsmith, J. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2009) 'Applicazione dei processi di ricerca partecipativa con I bambini [Exploring the application of Participatory Research Processes (PRP) with children' Health and Territory, 172 :15-19. [Details]

Bulletin

  Year Publication
(2012) Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study - What do children want to know? National Institute of Health Sciences Bulletin, 6(3), 39.
Clarke, N., Doyle, P., Kelly, C., Cummins, G., Sixsmith, J., O'Higgins, S., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012) Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study - What do children want to know? National Institute of Health Sciences Bulletin, 6(3), 39. Bulletin [Details]
(2011) The framing of overweight and obesity in Irish newspapers.
Kuosmanen, TM; Sixsmith J (2011) The framing of overweight and obesity in Irish newspapers. Bulletin [Details]
(2010) Investigating promoters and barriers to active travel for primary school children - a mixed methodological approach.
Clarke, N., Sixsmith, J., Byrne, M., & Nic Gabhainn S. (2010) Investigating promoters and barriers to active travel for primary school children - a mixed methodological approach. Bulletin [Details]
(2010) Investigating promoters and barriers to active travel for primary school children - a mixed methodological approach.
Clarke, N., Sixsmith, J., Byrne, M. and Nic Gabhainn, S. (2010) Investigating promoters and barriers to active travel for primary school children - a mixed methodological approach. Limerick: Bulletin [Details]
(2010) Investigating Promoters and Barriers to Active Travel for Primary School Children - A Mixed Methodological Approach.
Clarke, N., Sixsmith, J., Byrne, M., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2010) Investigating Promoters and Barriers to Active Travel for Primary School Children - A Mixed Methodological Approach. Bulletin [Details]
(2010) Investigating promoters and barriers to active travel for primary school children - a mixed methodological approach.
Clarke, N., Sixsmith, J., Byrne, M. and Nic Gabhainn, S. (2010) Investigating promoters and barriers to active travel for primary school children - a mixed methodological approach. Limerick: Bulletin [Details]
(2008) Indicators of Health Promoting Schools in Ireland: towards the participative inclusion of students.
Nic Gabhainn, S., Sixsmith, J., O'Higgins, S., Delaney, E.N., Moore, M. & Inchley, J. (2008) Indicators of Health Promoting Schools in Ireland: towards the participative inclusion of students. Bulletin [Details]
(2008) A process evaluation of the National drug awareness campaign.
Sixsmith, J., Nic Gabhainn, S., Clerkin, P., D'Eath, M., O'Higgins, S., Stevens, E. & Keogh, M. (2008) A process evaluation of the National drug awareness campaign. Bulletin [Details]
(2008) A process evaluation of the national drugs awareness campaign.
Sixsmith J., Nic Gabhainn, S., Clerkin, P., D’Eath, M., O’Higgins, S., Stevens, E. & Keogh, M. (2008) A process evaluation of the national drugs awareness campaign. Bulletin [Details]
(2008) Child well-being: children's, parents' and teachers' perceptions.
Sixsmith, J., Nic Gabhainn, S., Fleming, C. & O'Higgins, S. (2008) Child well-being: children's, parents' and teachers' perceptions. Bulletin [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2008) Development of a method for students participation to create Health Promoting School Indicators.. Researching Children’s Worlds.
O'Higgins, S., Nic Gabhainn, S., Sixsmith, J., Delaney, E-N., Moore, M. & Inchley, J. (2008) Development of a method for students participation to create Health Promoting School Indicators.. Researching Children’s Worlds. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Indicators of success for health in schools: the development of schematic models by children. National Institute of Medical Research Epidemiology and Public Health.
Nic Gabhainn, S., Sixsmith, J., O'Higgins, S., Delaney, E., Moore, M. (2007) Indicators of success for health in schools: the development of schematic models by children. National Institute of Medical Research Epidemiology and Public Health. Toulouse, France: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Photographing well-being. National Institute of Medical Research Epidemiology and Public Health.
Nic Gabhainn, S., Sixsmith, J. (2007) Photographing well-being. National Institute of Medical Research Epidemiology and Public Health. Toulouse, France: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Perspectives on children's understanding of well-being: similarities and differences in the perspectives of children, parents and teachers.. Federative Research Institute (126), Faculte de Medicin, Universite Paul Sabateir de Toulouse.
Nic Gabhainn, S. & Sixsmith, J. (2007) Perspectives on children's understanding of well-being: similarities and differences in the perspectives of children, parents and teachers.. Federative Research Institute (126), Faculte de Medicin, Universite Paul Sabateir de Toulouse. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Ireland: the role of students in the development of indicators of health promoting schools. WHO 5th Workshop on the Evaluation of the European Network of Health Promoting Schools.
O'Higgins, S., Nic Gabhainn, S., Sixsmith, J., Delaney, E., Moore, M., Inchely, J. (2006) Ireland: the role of students in the development of indicators of health promoting schools. WHO 5th Workshop on the Evaluation of the European Network of Health Promoting Schools. Sigriswil, Switzerland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Child developed indicators of health promoting schools.. WHO 5th Workshop on the Evaluation of the European Network of Health Promoting Schools.
O'Higgins, S., Nic Gabhainn, S., Sixsmith, J., Delaney, E., Moore, M. & Inchely, J. (2006) Child developed indicators of health promoting schools.. WHO 5th Workshop on the Evaluation of the European Network of Health Promoting Schools. Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) The contribution of children’s understandings of wellbeing to the development of National Wellbeing Indicators for Irish Children. Launch of the national wellbeing indicators for children.
Nic Gabhainn, S., Sixsmith, J. (2005) The contribution of children’s understandings of wellbeing to the development of National Wellbeing Indicators for Irish Children. Launch of the national wellbeing indicators for children. Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Disability and Population Health . Disability Federation of Ireland National Conference.
Sixsmith, J. (2005) Disability and Population Health . Disability Federation of Ireland National Conference. Portlaoise: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) The Experiences of People with Disabilities; Do inequalities exist?. Disability Federation of Ireland National Conference: Disability and Population Health.
Sixsmith, J., D'Eath, M., Cannon, R. & Kelly, L. (2005) The Experiences of People with Disabilities; Do inequalities exist?. Disability Federation of Ireland National Conference: Disability and Population Health. Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) The Experiences of People with Disabilities in Access to Health Services: Do inequalities exist?. National Disability Authority. Disability Seminar.
Sixsmith, J. (2005) The Experiences of People with Disabilities in Access to Health Services: Do inequalities exist?. National Disability Authority. Disability Seminar. Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) Children’s understanding(s) of wellbeing. National Children’s Office Research Conference.
Nic Gabhainn, S., Sixsmith, J. (2004) Children’s understanding(s) of wellbeing. National Children’s Office Research Conference. Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) Children’s Understanding(s) of Wellbeing. Poster presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the WHO-HBSC research group.
Nic Gabhainn, S., Sixsmith, J. (2004) Children’s Understanding(s) of Wellbeing. Poster presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the WHO-HBSC research group. St. Petersburg, Russian Federation: Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) Under the Influence of Advertising . La Leche League National Conference.
Sixsmith, J. (2004) Under the Influence of Advertising . La Leche League National Conference. Arklow, Wexford: Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) Theory of Fear Appeals: A critique. Association of Health Promotion Ireland, National Consultative Forum on Health Promotion.
Sixsmith, J. (2004) Theory of Fear Appeals: A critique. Association of Health Promotion Ireland, National Consultative Forum on Health Promotion. Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) Education and Health. Oral Health Promotion Research Group.
Sixsmith, J. (2004) Education and Health. Oral Health Promotion Research Group. Mullingar, Co. Westmeath: Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) Evaluation of the Health Promoting Hospitals Brief Information Sessions. Irish Health Promoting Hospitals Network, Dublin.
Greve, J., Sixsmith, J. (2002) Evaluation of the Health Promoting Hospitals Brief Information Sessions. Irish Health Promoting Hospitals Network, Dublin. Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]
(1998) The riddle of the sphinx; women and smoking.. British Cardiology Foundation.
Kelleher, C., Sixsmith, J. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (1998) The riddle of the sphinx; women and smoking.. British Cardiology Foundation. Conference Paper [Details]
(1998) Fieldwork: wearing the wellingtons; an examination of the implementation stage of a baseline survey.
Sixsmith J (1998) Fieldwork: wearing the wellingtons; an examination of the implementation stage of a baseline survey. Conference Paper [Details]
(1998) Women's attitudes to the menopause, HRT, breast cancer and mammography screening.
Sixsmith,J;McCarthy,E;Shryane,E. (1998) Women's attitudes to the menopause, HRT, breast cancer and mammography screening. Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2011) Translating Health Communication. Poster presented at the 2nd World Social Marketing Conference, Dublin, Ireland. 12th April, 2011.
Doyle, P., Sixsmith, J., Barry, MM., Mahmood, S., MacDonald, L., Oroviogoichoechea, C., Cairns, G., Guillen-Grima, F. & Núñez-Córdoba, J. In collaboration with Dr. Ülla-Karin Nurm, Mr. Piotr Wysocki & Ms. Andrea Würz (2011) Translating Health Communication. Poster presented at the 2nd World Social Marketing Conference, Dublin, Ireland. 12th April, 2011. Conference Poster [Details]
(2010) 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion: health, equity and sustainable development.
Nic Gabhainn,S; Clarke,N;Byrne,M;Sixsmith,J (2010) 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion: health, equity and sustainable development. Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Agreement between educational stakeholders on the conceptualisation of children’s wellbeing.. Health Promotion Summer Conference.
Nic Gabhainn, S. & Sixsmith, J. (2008) Agreement between educational stakeholders on the conceptualisation of children’s wellbeing.. Health Promotion Summer Conference. Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) The British Psychological Society Annual Conference.
Nic Gabhainn, S; Sixsmith,J (2008) The British Psychological Society Annual Conference. Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) The Bristish Psychological Society Annual Conference.
Sixsmith,J;Nic Gabhainn,G. (2008) The Bristish Psychological Society Annual Conference. Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) 19th IUHPE World Conference: health promotion comes of age:research, policy and practice for the 21st century.
Sixsmith,J;Nic Gabhainn, S (2007) 19th IUHPE World Conference: health promotion comes of age:research, policy and practice for the 21st century. Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) National Conference on Tobacco or Health.
Sixsmith, J; Nic gabhainn,S;Kelleher,C (2007) National Conference on Tobacco or Health. Conference Poster [Details]
(2004) Picturing Health: Socio-demographic patterns in Young people’s understanding of wellbeing. Annual Health Promotion Conference: European Perspectives.
Nic Gabhainn, S., Sixsmith, J., Flemming, C. (2004) Picturing Health: Socio-demographic patterns in Young people’s understanding of wellbeing. Annual Health Promotion Conference: European Perspectives. Galway: Conference Poster [Details]

Electronic Source

  Year Publication
(2012) The development of a European Health Communication Forum; to facilitate discussions on communicable diseases amongst health professionals. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control - Health Communication Forum (http://ecdc-hcf.org/).
Doyle, P; Sixsmith, J; Morgan, W; Barry MM; & Research Consortium. (2012) The development of a European Health Communication Forum; to facilitate discussions on communicable diseases amongst health professionals. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control - Health Communication Forum (http://ecdc-hcf.org/). Electronic Source [Details]
(2012) Development and population of a Health Communication Examples Database.
Fox K.A., D’Eath M., Doyle P., & Sixsmith J. (2012) Development and population of a Health Communication Examples Database. Electronic Source [Details]
(2010) The Development of a Mental Health and Well-being Portal for Third Level Students in Ireland; My Mind Matters (MMM) www.mymindmatters.ie.
Doyle, P., Sixsmith, J, Gavin, B & Consortium. (2010) The Development of a Mental Health and Well-being Portal for Third Level Students in Ireland; My Mind Matters (MMM) www.mymindmatters.ie. Electronic Source [Details]

Gov. Report or Document

  Year Publication
(2003) The national Health and Lifestyle Surveys 2003: Report to the Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health and Children.
Kelleher,C;Nic Gabhainn,S;Corrigan,H;Friel,S;Sixsmith,J;Daly,E;Galvin,M;Daly,L;Lotya,M (2003) The national Health and Lifestyle Surveys 2003: Report to the Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health and Children. Gov. Report or Document [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
(2005) A Study of Attitudes, Knowledge and Behaviour of Special Needs Groups Towards Oral Health. The Department of Health and Children, Oral Health.
Sixsmith, J. (2005) A Study of Attitudes, Knowledge and Behaviour of Special Needs Groups Towards Oral Health. The Department of Health and Children, Oral Health. Farmleigh, Dublin: Invited Lectures [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2011) Overview of ECDC/Consortium Programme on Translating Health Communication: preliminary findings. Presentation at the joint ECDC, Consortium and Advisory Panel meeting. Stockholm, Sweden. June, 2011.
Sixsmith, J., Barry, MM., Doyle, P., & Cairns, G. (2011) Overview of ECDC/Consortium Programme on Translating Health Communication: preliminary findings. Presentation at the joint ECDC, Consortium and Advisory Panel meeting. Stockholm, Sweden. June, 2011. Other Item [Details]
(2011) Overview of ECDC/Consortium Programme on Translating Health Communication: preliminary findings. Presentation at the Meeting of the Competent Bodies for Communication at the Ministry of National Resources, Budapest, Hungary. 21st March, 2011.
Sixsmith, J. & Doyle, P. & Barry, MM. (2011) Overview of ECDC/Consortium Programme on Translating Health Communication: preliminary findings. Presentation at the Meeting of the Competent Bodies for Communication at the Ministry of National Resources, Budapest, Hungary. 21st March, 2011. Other Item [Details]
(2011) Overview of ECDC/Consortium Programme on Translating Health Communication: preliminary findings.. joint ECDC, Consortium and Advisory Panel meeting.
Sixsmith, J; Barry, M; Doyle, P; Cairns, G (2011) Overview of ECDC/Consortium Programme on Translating Health Communication: preliminary findings.. joint ECDC, Consortium and Advisory Panel meeting. Other Item [Details]
(2010) Developing a Mental Health Portal and Future Directions. Presented at the Irish Association of University & College Counsellors. Sligo, 2010.
Doyle, P., Sixsmith, J., & Gavin, B. (2010) Developing a Mental Health Portal and Future Directions. Presented at the Irish Association of University & College Counsellors. Sligo, 2010. Other Item [Details]
(2005) Women’s Attitudes to Health. Women Emerging.
Sixsmith, J., McCarthy, E., Shryane, E. (2005) Women’s Attitudes to Health. Women Emerging. Other Item [Details]
(2005) The Process Evaluation of the National Drugs Awareness Campaigns: Final Report 2004-2005. National Advisory Council on Drugs, Dublin.
Sixsmith, J., D'Eath, M., Clerkin, P., Nic Gabhainn, S., O'Higgins, S., Stevens, E. (2005) The Process Evaluation of the National Drugs Awareness Campaigns: Final Report 2004-2005. National Advisory Council on Drugs, Dublin. Other Item [Details]
(2005) The Development Process of the National Drugs Awareness Campaign Phase 3. Report to the National Advisory Committee on Drugs, Dublin.
D'Eath, M., Sixsmith, J., Stevens, E., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2005) The Development Process of the National Drugs Awareness Campaign Phase 3. Report to the National Advisory Committee on Drugs, Dublin. Other Item [Details]
(2003) A review of the literature on the effectiveness of mass media campaigns for drug prevention and harm reduction. National Advisory Council on Drugs, Dublin.
Sixsmith, J., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2003) A review of the literature on the effectiveness of mass media campaigns for drug prevention and harm reduction. National Advisory Council on Drugs, Dublin. Other Item [Details]
(2003) Health Promotion Messages - To scare or not to scare?. Health Promotion Management Group. Western Health Board.
Brett, M., Corbett, C., Evans, D., Honan, S., Jones, J., Sixsmith, J. (2003) Health Promotion Messages - To scare or not to scare?. Health Promotion Management Group. Western Health Board. Other Item [Details]
(1998) Review of Studies Reporting Smoking Prevalence Rates. Health Promotion Unit.
Sixsmith, J., Kelleher, C. (1998) Review of Studies Reporting Smoking Prevalence Rates. Health Promotion Unit. Other Item [Details]
(1996) Evaluation of the Health Promotion Unit’s “The Brain” Commercial: Final Results. Health Promotion Unit.
Sixsmith, J., Kelleher, C. (1996) Evaluation of the Health Promotion Unit’s “The Brain” Commercial: Final Results. Health Promotion Unit. Other Item [Details]
(1996) Preliminary Report of the Health Promotion Unit’s Mass Media Campaigns 1996. Health Promotion Unit.
Sixsmith, J., Kelleher, C. (1996) Preliminary Report of the Health Promotion Unit’s Mass Media Campaigns 1996. Health Promotion Unit. Other Item [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2012) Online consultation results - Enhancing the development of health communication for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in the EU and EEA countries: A consultation with key stakeholders. Stockholm: ECDC; unpublished, 2012.
Doyle P, Sixsmith J, Barry, MM (2012) Online consultation results - Enhancing the development of health communication for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in the EU and EEA countries: A consultation with key stakeholders. Stockholm: ECDC; unpublished, 2012. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2012) A Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges (SWOC) Analysis of Project Outputs. Stockholm: ECDC; unpublished, 2012.
Doyle P; Sixsmith J; Barry MM; D’Eath M; MacDonald L; Cairns G (2012) A Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges (SWOC) Analysis of Project Outputs. Stockholm: ECDC; unpublished, 2012. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2008) Exploring the Feasibility of Developing Internet Based Health Promotion Materials for Third Level Students.. HSE and Student Services of UCC, TCD and NUIG. .
Doyle, P. & Sixsmith, J. (2008) Exploring the Feasibility of Developing Internet Based Health Promotion Materials for Third Level Students.. HSE and Student Services of UCC, TCD and NUIG. . Non Published Reports [Details]
(2005) A sexual health policy for the west: developing consensus on goals, objectives and actions. Report to the Public Health Department, HSE Western Area.
Cotter, E., O'Higgins, S., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Sixsmith, J. (2005) A sexual health policy for the west: developing consensus on goals, objectives and actions. Report to the Public Health Department, HSE Western Area. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2005) Perspectives on the provision of sexual health services to sex workers. Report to the Good Shepherd Sisters, Galway.
O'Higgins, S., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Sixsmith, J. (2005) Perspectives on the provision of sexual health services to sex workers. Report to the Good Shepherd Sisters, Galway. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2003) The National Health and Lifestyle Surveys 2003. Report to the Health Promotion Unit of the Department of Health and Children, Dublin.
Kelleher, C., Nic Gabhainn, S., Corrigan, H., Friel, S., Sixsmith, J., Daly, E., Galvin, M., Daly, L. & Lotya, M. (2003) The National Health and Lifestyle Surveys 2003. Report to the Health Promotion Unit of the Department of Health and Children, Dublin. Non Published Reports [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
(2004) Wellbeing: the contribution of animals, places and things to do. National Children’s Office, Department of Health and Children, Dublin.
Nic Gabhainn, S., Sixsmith, J. (2004) Wellbeing: the contribution of animals, places and things to do. National Children’s Office, Department of Health and Children, Dublin. Technical Publication [Details]