Publications

  • 2014
    • Armstrong R, Pettman TL, Waters E. Shifting sands - from descriptions to solutions. Public Health. 2014; 128(6): 525-532.
    • Langford R, Bonell C, Jones H, Pouliou T, Murphy S, Waters E, Komro K, Gibss L, Magnus D and Campbell R. The World Health Organization's Health Promoting Schools framework: a Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health. Accepted August 2014.
    • Langford R, Bonell CP, Jones HE, Pouliou T, Murphy SM, Waters E, Komro KA, Gibbs L, Magnus D, Campbell R. The WHO Health Promoting School framework for improving the health and well-being of students and their academic achievement. The Cochrane Library. Accepted April 2014
    • O’Neill J, Tabish H, Welch V, Petticrew M, Pottie K, Clarke M, Evans T, Pardo Pardo J, Waters E, White H, Tugwell P.  Applying an Equity Lens to interventions: Using PROGRESS to ensure consideration of socially stratifying factors to illuminate inequities in health. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2014; 67: 56-64.
    • Whelan J, Love P, Pettman T, Doyle J, Booth S, Smith E, Waters E (2014). “Predicting sustainability of intervention effects in public health evidence: identifying key elements to provide guidance”. Journal of Public Health 2014; 36(2): 347-351.
    • Yoong SL, Wolfenden L, Clinton-McHarg T, Waters E, Pettman TL, Steele E, Wiggers J. Exploring the pragmatic and explanatory study design on outcomes of systematic reviews of public health interventions: a case study on obesity prevention trials. Journal of Public Health. 2014; 36(1): 170-176.
  • 2013
    • Armstrong R, Waters E, Dobbins M, Anderson L, Moore L, Petticrew M, Clark R, Pettman T, Burns C, Moodie M, Conning R and Swinburn B. Knowledge translation strategies to improve the use of evidence in public health decision-making in local government: a logic model for intervention design. Implementation Science. 2013; 8:121.
    • Burford B, Lewin S, Welch V, Rehfuess E, Waters E. Assessing the applicability of findings in systematic reviews of complex interventions can enhance the utility of reviews for decision making. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2013; 66: 1251-1261.
    • Burford BJ, Welch V, Waters E, Tugwell P, Moher D, O’Neill J, Koehlmoos T, Petticrew M. Testing the PRISMA-Equity 2012 reporting guideline: the perspectives of systematic review authors. PLOS One.
    • Clark R, Waters E, Armstrong R, Conning R, Allender S, Swinburn B. Evidence and obesity prevention: developing evidence summaries to support decision-making. Evidence and Policy. 2013; 9(4): 547-556.
    • Jones K, Baker P, Doyle J, Armstrong R, Pettman T & Waters E. Increasing the utility of systematic reviews findings through strategic communication. Journal of Public Health. 2013. 35(2): 345-349.
    • Leong P, Gussy MG, Barrow SL, de Silva-Sanigorski A, Waters E. A systematic review of risk factors during the first year of life for early childhood caries. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. 2013; 23(4): 235-250.
    • Nasser M, Welch V, Tugwell P, Ueffing E, Doyle J, Waters E. Ensuring relevance for Cochrane reviews: evaluating processes and methods for prioritizing topics for Cochrane reviews. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2013; 66; 474-482.
    • Petticrew M, Anderson L, Elder R, Grimshaw J, Hopkins D, Hahn R, Krause L, Kristjansson E, Mercer S, Sipe T, Tugwell P, Ueffing E, Waters E & Welch V. Complex interventions and their implications for systematic reviews: a pragmatic approach. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2013; 66: 1209-1214.
    • Pettman TL, Armstrong R, Jones K, Waters E, Doyle J. Cochrane update: building capacity in evidence-informed decision-making to improve public health. Journal of Public Health. 2013; 35(4): 624-627.
    • Turley R, Saith R, Bhan N, Doyle J, Jones K, Waters E. Slum upgrading review: methodlogical challenges that arise in systematic reviews of complex intervention. Journal of Public Health. 2013; 35(1), 171-175.
    • Welch VA, Petticrew M, O'Neill JM, Waters E, Armstrong R, Bhutta ZA,  Francis D, Perez Koehlmoos T, Kristjansson E, Pantoja T & Tugwell P. Health equity: Evidence synthesis and knowledge translation methods. Systematic Reviews. 2013; 2(43).
  • 2012
    • Armstrong R, Pettman T, Burford B, Doyle J, Waters E. Tracking and understanding the utility of Cochrane reviews. Journal of Public Health, June 2012. 34(2): p. 309-313.
    • Burford BJ, Coren E, Davison C, Thomas S, Doyle J, Armstrong R, Waters E. Evidence to support the needs of children and young people: upcoming reviews from the Cochrane Public Health Group. Journal of Public Health 2012;34(3):467-470.
    • Burford BJ, Rehfuess E, Sch√ľnemann HJ, Akl EA, Waters E, Armstrong R, Thomson H, Doyle J, Pettman T. Assessing evidence in public health: the added value of GRADE. Journal of Public Health. 2012. 34(4) 631-635.
    • Leong P, Gussy M, Barrow SL, de Silva-Sanigorski A, Waters E. A systematic review of risk factors during the first year of life for early childhood caries. International Journal Paediatric Dentistry. 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-263X.2012.01260.x
    • Pettman TL; Armstrong R; Doyle J; Burford B; Anderson LM; Hillgrove T; Honey N; Waters E. Strengthening evaluation to capture the breadth of public health practice: ideal vs. real. Journal of Public Health 2012 34: 151-155.
    • Welch V, Petticrew M, Tugwell P, Moher D, O'Neill J, Waters E, White H, and the PRISMA-Equity Bellagio Group. (2012) PRISMA-Equity 2012 Extension: Reporting Guidelines for Systematic Reviews with a Focus on Health Equity. PLoS Med 9(10): e1001333. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001333
  • 2011
    • Allender S, Nichols M, Foulkes C, Reynolds R., Waters E., King L, Gill T, Armstrong R. & Swinburn B. The development of a network for community-based obesity prevention: the CO-OPS Collaboration. BMC Public Health. 2011; 11, 132.
    • Armstrong, R., Hall, B. J., Doyle, J. & Waters, E. ‘Scoping the scope’ of a Cochrane review. Journal of Public Health. 2011; 33, 147.
    • Armstrong R, Waters E, Dobbins M, Lavis J, Petticrew M, Christensen R. Knowledge translation strategies for facilitating evidence informed public health decision making among managers and policy-makers (Protocol). The Cochrane Library. 2011; 6.
    • Francis DP, Baker PRA, Doyle J, Hall BJ, Waters E. ‘Cochrane Update. Reviewing interventions delivered to whole communities: learnings and recommendations for application to policy, practice and evidence development’ Journal of Public Health. 2011; 33(2), 322-325.
    • Langford R, Campbell R, Magnus D, Bonell CP, Murphy SM, Waters E, Komro KA, Gibbs LF: TheWHO Health Promoting School framework for improving the health and well-being of students and staff (Protocol) The Cochrane Library 2011(7).
    • Pettman TL, Hall BJ, Waters E, de Silva-Sanigorski A, Armstrong R, Doyle J. Communicating with decision-makers through evidence reviews. Journal of Public Health 2011 33: 630-633
    • Waters E, Armstrong R., Swinburn B, Moore L, Dobbins M., Anderson L., Petticrew M., Clark R., Conning R, Moodie M. An exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial of knowledge translation strategies to support evidence-informed decision-making in local governments(The KT 4 LG study). BMC Public Health. 2011; 11, 34.
    • Waters E, de Silva-Sanigorski A, Hall BJ, Brown T, Campbell KJ, Gao G, Armstrong R, Prosser L, Summerbell CD. Interventions for preventing obesity in children. The Cochrane Library. December 2011 (12): CD001871.
    • Waters E, Hall BJ, Armstrong R, Doyle J, Pettman TL, de Silva Sanigorski A. Essential components of public health evidence reviews: capturing intervention complexity, implementation, economics and equity. Journal of Public Health. 2011;33(3):462-5.
  • 2010
    • Doyle J, Waters E, Noonan E, Royle N, Kowalski K, Gill C, Wilson DB. Working with The Campbell Collaboration to produce reviews of relevance to public health across the education, justice and social welfare sectors. J Public Health.  2010; 32(1):138-40.
    • McDonald E, Priest N, Doyle J, Bailie R, Anderson I, Waters, E. Issues and Challenges for Systematic Reviews in Indigenous Health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2010., 64 (7):
    • Tugwell P, Petticrew M, Kristjansson E, Welch V, Ueffing E, Waters E, et al. Assessing equity in systematic eviews: realising the recommendations of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. BMJ. 2010 June; 341.
  • 2009
    • Petticrew M, Tugwell P, Welch V, Ueffing E, Kristjansson E, Armstrong R, Doyle J and Waters E, 2009. Better evidence about wicked issues in tackling health inequities. J Public Health (Oxf). 2009 Sep;31(3):453-6. Epub 2009 Jul 28.
    • Priest N, Waters E, Armstrong R, Friel S, Valentine N. Engaging Policy Makers in Action on Socially Determined Health  Inequalities. Evidence and Policy, 2009; 5(1): 53-70.
    • Waters, E. Cochrane update: Building an evidence base to meet the needs of those tackling obesity prevention. Journal of Public Health, 2009; 31(2): 300-302.
    • Waters, E. Evidence for public health decision-making: Towards reliable synthesis. World Health Organization Bulletin, 2009: 87 (3).
  • 2008
    • Armstrong R, Waters E, Moore L, Riggs E, Cuervo LG, Lumbiganon P, Hawe P. Improving the reporting of public health intervention research: advancing TREND and CONSORT. Journal of Public Health, 2008; 30(1): 103-109.
    • Boyd M, Ducharme F, Gibson PG, Haby M, Lasserson TJ, Robertson C, Waters E, McKean MC. Interventions for educating children who have attended the emergency room for asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 4.
    • Doyle J, Armstrong R, Waters E. Issues raised in systematic reviews of complex multi-sectoral and community based interventions. Journal of Public Health, 2008; 30(2): 213-215.
    • Doyle J, Armstrong R, Waters E. Key issues in Cochrane systematic reviews: cultural and economic considerations.  Journal of Public Health, 2008; 30(2): 324-344.
    • Naccarella L. Southern D, Furler J, Scott A, Prosser L, Young D, Swerrison H, Waters E. Primary care funding and organisational policy options and implications: a narrative review of evidence from five comparator countries.  Medical Journal Australia, 2008; 188 (8 Suppl): S73-S76.
    • Oldroyd, J, Burns C, Lucas P, Haikerwa,l A, Waters E. The effectiveness of nutrition interventions on dietary outcomes by relative social disadvantage: a systematic review. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2008; 62(7): 573-579.
    • Priest N, Armstrong R, Doyle J, Waters E. Interventions implemented through sporting organisations for increasing participation in sport. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 3. 2008: Art. No.: CD004812.
    • Priest N, Roseby R, Waters E, Polnay A, Campbell R, Webster P, Spencer N. Family and carer smoking control programmes for reducing children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD001746.
    • Waters E, Petticrew M, Priest N, Weightman A, Harden A, Doyle J. Evidence synthesis, upstream determinants and health inequalities: a Cochrane Public Health Collaborative Review Group. European Journal of Public Health, 2008; 18(3): 221-223.
  • 2007
    • Armstrong R, Waters E, Crockett B, Keleher H. The nature of evidence resources and knowledge translation for health promotion practitioners. Health Promotion International, 2007; 22(3): 254-260.
    • Fedorowicz Z, Waters E, Tugwell P, Nasser M. Health research priority setting in developing countries of the Eastern Mediterranean region: partnering with the Cochrane Collaboration. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 2007; Volume 13(3): 727-730.
    • Naccarella L, Southern D, Furler J, Scott A, Prosser L, Young D, Swerissen H, Waters E. Reforming primary care in Australia: a narrative review of the evidence from five comparator countries. ANZ Journal of Primary Care, 2007; 2(13): 38-45.
    • Waters E, Armstrong R. Knowledge synthesis, translation and exchange in public health and health promotion: the role of a Cochrane Review Group. International Union of Health Promotion and Education, 2007; Vol XIV (1): 34-35.
    • Waters E, Priest N, Armstrong R, Oliver S, Baker P, McQueen D, Summerbell C, Kelly MP, Swinburn B. The role of a prospective Public Health Intervention Study register in building public health evidence: proposal for content and use. Journal of Public Health, 2007; 22(3): 322-327.
  • 2006
    • Armstrong R, Doyle J, Lamb C, Waters E. Multi-sectoral health promotion and public health: the role of evidence.  Journal of Public Health, 2006; 28: 168-172.
    • Armstrong R, Waters E, Roberts H, Oliver S, Popay J.  The role and theoretical evolution of knowledge translation and exchange in public health. Journal of Public Health, 2006; 28: 384 – 389.
    • Rickard-Bell G, Waters E, Ward J. Evidence-based clinical policy: case report of a reproducible process to encourage understanding and evaluation of evidence.  Internal Medicine Journal, 2006; 36(7): 452-456.
    • Waters E, Doyle J, Howes F, Brunton G, Oakley A. Public Health within the Cochrane Collaboration: opportunities and challenges. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2006; 60(4): 285-289.
    • Young T, Brunne EJ, Thorogood M, Rees K, Hewitt G, Waters E, Summerbell C, Moore H. Cochrane Column. International Journal of Epidemiology, 2006; 35: 538-540.
  • 2005
    • Armstrong R, Jackson N, Doyle J, Waters E. It’s in your hands: the value of handsearching in conducting systematic reviews of public health interventions. Journal of Public Health, 2005; 27: 388-391.
    • Doyle J, Waters E, Yach D, McQueen D, De Francisco A, Stewart T, Reddy P, Gulmezoglu AM, Galea G, Portela A. Global priority setting for Cochrane systematic reviews of health promotion and public health research. J. Epidemiol. Community Health, 2005; 59: 193 – 197.
    • Green J, Howes F, Waters E, Maher E, Oberklaid F. Reviewing the evidence base of interventions promoting the social and emotional health of primary school aged children: implications for research and practice. International Journal of Mental Health, 2005; 7(2) 30-36.
    • Jackson NW, Howes FS, Gupta S, Doyle JL, Waters E. Interventions implemented through sporting organisations for increasing participation in sport. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2005; Issue 2. Art. No.: CD004812. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004812.pub2.
    • Jackson NW, Howes FS, Gupta S, Doyle JL, Waters E. Policy interventions implemented through sporting organisations for promoting healthy behaviour change. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2005, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD004809. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004809.pub2
    • Jackson N, Waters E, for the Guidelines for Systematic Reviews in Health Promotion and Public Health Taskforce. Criteria for the systematic review of health promotion and public health interventions. Health Promotion International, 2005; 20(4): 367-374.
    • Jackson N, Waters E. The challenges of systematically reviewing public health interventions. Journal of Public Health, 2005; 26 (3): 303-307.
    • McMichael C, Waters E. Evidence-based public health: what does it offer international health? Journal of Public Health, 2005; 27: 215-221.
    • Robinson V, Tugwell P, Petticrew M, Kristjansson E, Waters E.  What works at enhancing health equity? Cochrane and Campbell. Global Forum Update on Research for Health Volume 2, Poverty, Equity and Health Research, September 2005, 64-69.
    • Summerbell C, Waters E, Campbell K, Kelly S, Edmunds L. Interventions for preventing obesity in children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev., 2005; Jul 20;(3):CD001871. PMID: 16034868.
    • Waters E, Armstrong R, Jackson N, Garrard J. Ensuring the delivery occurred - and its quality, is essential for public health intervention evidence. BMJ Rapid response, September 5 2005.
  • 2004
    • Campbell K, Waters E, O'Meara S, Kelly S, Summerbell C. Interventions for preventing obesity in children (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library, 2004; Issue 1,. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd..
    • Doyle J, Waters E. Harnessing support for prioritised Cochrane reviews in health promotion and public health. Promotion and Education, 2004; XI (4): 8-9.
    • Howes F, Doyle J, Jackson N, Waters E. Evidence-based public health: the importance of finding "difficult to locate" public health and health promotion intervention studies for systematic reviews. Journal of Public Health Medicine, 2004; 26(1):101.
    • Lumley J, Oliver S, Waters E. Interventions for promoting smoking cessation during pregnancy Cochrane Review. (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library, Issue 1, 2004. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Rychetnik L, Hawe P, Waters E, Barratt A, Frommer M. A Glossary for Evidence-based Public Health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2004; 58: 538-545.
    • Waters E, Doyle J, Brunton G, Howes F, Jackson N. Developing priority Cochrane systematic reviews for public health in developing countries BMJ.com Rapid Response, 6 Feb 2004.
  • 2003
    • Doyle J, Waters E, Jackson N.  New developments for effectiveness systematic reviews in health promotion: Cochrane Health Promotion and Public Health Field. Promotion and Education, 2003; 10(3):118-119.
    • Howes FS, Doyle JL, Jackson NW, Waters E. Policy interventions implemented through sporting organisations for promoting healthy behaviour change. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2003; Issue 4. Art. No.: CD004809. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004809.
    • Summerbell CD, Ashton V, Campbell KJ, Edmunds L, Kelly S, Waters E. Interventions for treating obesity in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2003; Issue 3. Art. No.: CD001872. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001872.
    • Waters E.  Evidence-based paediatric practice and its relation to the Cochrane Collaboration.  Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2003; 39(2): 137-138.
    • Waters E, Doyle J.  Evidence based public health: Cochrane Update. Journal of Public Health Medicine, 2003; 25 (1): 72-75.
    • Waters E, Doyle J, Jackson N. Evidence-based public health: improving the relevance of Cochrane Collaboration systematic reviews to global public health priorities. J Public Health Med, 2003; 25: 263-266.
  • 2002
    • Doyle J, Waters E. The Cochrane Health Promotion and Public Health Field – expanding and promoting the evidence base. Promotion and Health Education 2002; 9(3): 96-97.
    • Roseby R, Waters E, Polnay A, Campbell R, Webster P, Spencer N. Family and carer smoking control programmes for reducing children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2002, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD001746. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001746.
    • Waters E, Doyle J. Evidence-based public health practice: improving the quality and quantity of the evidence. Journal of Public Health Medicine, 2002; 24(3): 227-229.
  • 2001
    • Campbell K, Waters E, O’Meara S, Summerbell C. Interventions for preventing obesity in childhood: a systematic review.  Obesity Reviews, 2001; 2(3):149-157.
    • Haby MM, Waters E, Robertson CF, Gibson PG, Ducharme FM. Interventions for educating children who have attended the emergency room for asthma (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library, Issue 1, 2004. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    • Edmunds L, Waters E, Elliott EJ. Evidence based paediatrics: Evidence based management of childhood obesity. BMJ, 2001; 323: 916-919.
    • Oliver S, Oakley L, Lumley J, Waters E. Smoking cessation programmes in pregnancy: systematically addressing development, implementation, women’s concerns and effectiveness. Health Education Journal, 2001; 60(4): 362-370.
    • Waters E, Doyle J, Shepherd J.  Systematic Reviews in Health Promotion. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 2001; 12(2): 171-171.
  • 1999
    • Summerbell C, Waters E, Edmunds L, O’Meara S, Campbell K. Treatment of Obesity in Childhood (protocol). In The Cochrane Library, Issue 4, 1999.  Oxford: Update Software. Updated quarterly.
    • Waters E, Campbell R, Webster P, Spencer N. Family and carer smoking control programmes for reducing children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (protocol). In The Cochrane Library, Issue 4, 1999.  Oxford: Update Software. Updated quarterly.

Books

  • All books
    • Waters E., Swinburn B., Uuay R., Seidell J.(Eds) Preventing childhood obesity: evidence, policy and practice. Wiley Blackwell. Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice. ISBN: 978-1-4051-5889-3

Book Chapters

  • 2013
    • Pettman T, Armstrong R, Burford B, Doyle J, Anderson L, Waters E. Evidence synthesis to inform NCD prevention and health promotion. In: McQueen D, editor. Global Handbook on Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion. New York: Springer; 2013. p. 309-24.
    • Pettman T, Armstrong R, Burford B, Doyle J, Anderson L, Waters E. Using evidence to inform NCD prevention and health promotion In: McQueen D, editor. Global Handbook on Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion. New York: Springer; 2013. p. 325-36.
  • 2012
    • Waters E, de Silva-Sanigorski AM, Pettman TL, Bruckner M and Gibbs L (2013: Forthcoming). Childhood Obesity, Oxford Bibliographies Online: Public Health.
  • 2011
    • Waters, Armstrong, Doyle, Pettman, Hall, Priest, de Silva-Sanigorski.  Searching for and using evidence  Understanding Health Promotion, 2nd Edition  (2011)
  • 2010
    • Armstrong, Prosser, Dobbins and Waters. Knowledge translation and exchange for obesity prevention. In Waters E., Swinburn B., Uuay R., Seidell J.(Eds) Preventing childhood obesity: evidence, policy and practice. John Wiley and Sons, April 2010
    • Armstrong R, Waters E, Roberts H, Anderson L M, Oliver S and Petticrew M. Systematic Reviews in Public Health. In: Kris Heggenhougen and Stella Quah, editors International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Vol 6. San Diego: Academic Press; 2008. pp. 297-301.
    • Waters E., Armstrong R., Doyle J. Evidence to inform multisectoral approaches in health promotion In: Keleher H, Macdougall C, Murphy B. 2007. Understanding Health Promotion. Melbourne, Oxford University Press.
    • Edmunds L, Summerbell C, Waters E, Campbell K, Kelly S, Ashton V. A Summary of findings from the two Cochrane Systematic Reviews for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity. In Caroli MA, Chandra RK, Frelut ML (Eds) Childhood Obesity from Basis Sciences to Public Health, 2004 (pp. 197-202), Giuseppe de Nicola Editore, Naples.