Staff profile

Professor Carlene June

Professor Carlene June Wilson

Professor of Psycho-oncology

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Psychology and Public Health

Department of Psychology and Counselling

Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre, Level 4, Cancer Wellness Services, 145 Studley Rd, Heidelberg, , Melbourne (Bundoora)


BA (Hons) PhD MBA



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Recent publications

1. Mingoia, J., Hutchinson, A., Gleaves, D., Corsini, N., & Wilson, C. (2017). Use of social networking sites and associations with skin tone dissatisfaction in a sample of Australian adolescents. Psychology and Health, Accepted 21st June 2017 DOI: 10.1989/08870446.2017.1347788 (IF=2.225) 2. Fennell, K.M., Martin, K., Wilson, C.J., Trenerry, C., Sharplin, G., & Dollman, J. (2017). Barriers to seeking help for skin cancer detection in rural Australia. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 6(2), 19; doi:10.3390/jcm6020019 3. Hutchinson, A.D., Charters, M., Prichard, I., Fletcher, C., & Wilson, C. (2017). Understanding maternal dietary choices during pregnancy: The role of social norms and mindful eating. Appetite, 112, 227-234. (IF=2.691), Q1 4. Trenerry, C., Peters, M. D. J., Corsini, N., Damarell, R., Wilson C., & Flight I. (Accepted 31st January 2017). Patient reported outcomes following neoadjuvant chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy treatment for esophageal cancer: a scoping review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003240 5. Mc Guinness, C., Zajac, I., Wilson, C., & Turnbull, D. (Accepted 20th January 2017). The REIm-13: a brief measure of thinking style. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, (IF=1.969), Q 2 6. Zajac, I., Duncan, A., Freegard, S., Wilson, C., Flight, I., & Turnbull D. (2017) Exploring the potential of anticipated regret as an emotional cue to improve bowel cancer screening uptake. Biomed Research International, 2017. (IF = 2.134), Q 2 7. Wilson, C. & Hughes, D. (2017). Preventing lifestyle-related disease among recently arrived immigrants by partnering with English language providers to improve cancer literacy. European Journal of Cancer Care, 26 (1) DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12659. (IF = 1.564), Q2 8. Linehan, K., Fennell, K.M., Hughes, D.L., & Wilson, C.J. (2017). Use of the Distress Thermometer in a cancer helpline context: Can it detect changes in distress, is it acceptable to nurses and callers, and do high scores lead to internal referral? European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 26, 49-55. (IF=1.618), Q2. 9. Corsini, N., Fish, J., Ramsey, I., Sharplin, G., Flight, I., Damarell, R., Wiggins, B., Wilson, C., Roder, D., & Eckert, M. (2017). Cancer survivorship monitoring systems for the collection of patient-reported outcomes: a systematic narrative review of international approaches. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, doi:10.1007/s11764-017-0607-2 (IF=3.478), Q1. 10. Hutchinson, A.D, Pfeiffer, S.M., & Wilson, C. (2017). Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment in Children. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, 11 (1), 70–75 doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000258 (IF=2.070), Q1. 11. Oswald, A., Chapman, J., & Wilson, C. (2017). Do interoceptive awareness and interoceptive responsiveness mediate the relationship between body appreciation and intuitive eating in young women? Appetite, 109, 66-72. (IF= 2.691) Q1 12. 1Todorov, K., Wilson, C., Sharplin, G., & Corsini, N. (2017). FOBT-based colorectal cancer screening trends and predictors of non-use: Findings from the South Australian setting and implications for increasing FOBT uptake. Australian Health Review, (IF = .82), Q2. 13. Mingoia, J., Hutchinson, A. D., & Wilson, C. (2017). Sex differences in the relationship between socio-cultural norms and sunbathing. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 24 (3): 428. doi:10.1007/s12529-016-9606-3 (IF=1.872), Q2 14. McGuiness, C.E., Turnbull, D., Wilson, C., Duncan, A., Flight, I.H., & Zajac, I. (2016). Thinking style as a predictor of men’s participation in cancer screening. American Journal of Men’s Health, (IF=1.713), Q2, doi: 10.1177/1557988316680913 15. Fletcher, C., Flight, I., Chapman, J., Fennell, K., & Wilson, C. (2017). The information needs of adult cancer survivors across the cancer continuum: A scoping review. Patient Education and Counseling, 100 (3), 383-410., (IF=2.598), Q1 16. Knight, Al., Bryan, J., Wilson, C., Hodgson, J., Davis, C. & Murphy, K. (2016). The Mediterranean diet and cognitive function among health older adults in a 6-month randomised controlled trial: The MedLey study. Nutrients, 8(9), 579; doi:10.3390/nu8090579 (IF=3.759) Q1 17. Wilson, C.J., de la Haye, K., Coveney, J., Hughes, D., Hutchinson, A., Miller, C., Prichard, I., Ward, P., and Koehly, L.M. (2016). Protocol for a randomized controlled trial testing the impact of feedback on familial risk of chronic diseases on family-level intentions to participate in preventive lifestyle behaviors. BMC Public Health, 16, 965, Published 13th September 2016, doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3623-7 (IF = 2.26) Q1 18. Dumalaon-Canaria, ., Prichard, I., Hutchinson, A., & Wilson, C. (2016).Fear of cancer recurrence and psychological well-being in women with breast cancer: The role of causal cancer attributions and optimism. European Journal of Cancer Care, DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12579 (IF = 1.564) Q2 19. Zajac, I., Duncan, A., Flight, I., Wittert, G., Cole, S., Young, G., Wilson, C., & Turnbull, D. (2016). Theory-based modifications of an advanced notification letter improves screening for bowel cancer in men: A randomised controlled trial. Social Science and Medicine, 165, 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.06.036 (IF = 2.89), Q1 20. Day, A.K., Wilson, C., Hutchinson, A., & Roberts, R. (Accepted 7th May 2016). Acculturation, Skin Tone Preferences, and Tanning Behaviours among Young Adult Asian Australians. Journal of Primary Prevention, 37: 421. doi:10.1007/s10935-016-0442-7 (IF-1.018), Q2 21. Rhodes, K., Chan, F., Prichard, I., Coveney, J., Ward, P. & Wilson, C. (2016). Intergenerational transmission of dietary behaviours: A qualitative study of Anglo-Australian, Chinese-Australian and Italian-Australian three generation families. Appetite, 103, 309-317., (IF= 2.691) Q1 22. Day, A., Hutchinson, A., Roberts, R. & Wilson, C. (2016). Australian young adults’ tanning behaviour: The role of ideal skin tone and sociocultural norms. Australian Journal of Psychology. Doi: 10.1111/ajpy.12121 (IF=.719) Q3 23. Brinkworth, G., Luscombe-Marsh, N., Thompson, C., Noakes, M., Buckley, J., Wittert, G. & Wilson, C. (2016). Long-term effects of very low carbohydrate and high carbohydrate weight loss diets on psychological health in obese adults with type 2 diabetes: randomized controlled trial. Journal of Internal Medicine. Mar 23. doi: 10.1111/joim.12501. (IF= 6.063) Q1 24. Fennell, K., Heckel, L., Wilson, C., Byrnes, M. & Livingston, T. (2016). How calls from carers, friends and family members of someone affected by cancer different from those made by people diagnosed with cancer: analysis of four years of South Australian Cancer Council Helpline data. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(6), 2611-2618 Doi: 10.1007/s00520-015-3069-y (IF=2.364) Q2 25. Zajac, I., Duncan, A., Turnbull, D., Wilson, C. & Flight, I. (2016). Blood-based screening for bowel cancer may not resolve suboptimal screening participation in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.  Doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12523 Manuscript Number: ANZJPH-2015-276.R2 (IF=1.98) Q2 26. Wilson, C. (2016). Victimization and social vulnerability of adults with intellectual disability: Revisiting Wilson and Brewer (1992) and responding to updated research. Australian Psychologist, 51 (1), 73-75. doi: 10.1111/ap.12202 (IF=.61) Q2 27. Mohammadnezhad, M., Wilson, C., Ratcliffe, J., Tsourtos, G., Ullah, S.H. & Ward, P. (2015). Knowledge and attitude to smoking-related cancers among older Greek-Australian: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Family Medicine, 2 (6), 1043. 28. Davis, C.R., Bryan, J., Hodgson, J.M., Wilson, C. & Murphy, K.J. (2015). Older Australians can adhere to a traditional Mediterranean style diet over two weeks: A pilot dietary intervention study. BMC Nutrition, 1, 28. Doi: 10.1186/s40795-015-0021-y 29. Prichard, I., Dobbinson, S., Wilson, C., Hutchinson, A.D., Rayner, J. & Makin, J. (2015). Perceptions of the solarium ban in Australia: ‘Fake it, don’t bake it’. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 26 (2), 154-158 doi: 10.1071/HE15002 (IF=.945) Q1 30. Prichard, I., Lee, A., Hutchinson, A.D., & Wilson, C. (2015). Familial risk for lifestyle-related chronic diseases: can family health history be used as a motivational tool to promote health behaviour in young adults? Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 26 (2), 122-128. doi: 10.1071/HE14104 (IF=.945) Q1  


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Older publications

32. 1Bourn, R., Prichard, I., Hutchinson, A. & Wilson, C. (2015). Watching reality weight loss TV: The effects on body satisfaction, mood, and snack food consumption. Appetite, 91, 351-356 DOI:10.1016/j.appet.2015.04.070 (IF= 2.691) Q1 33. Hughes, D., Hutchinson, A., Prichard, I., Chapman, J., & Wilson, C. (2015). Challenges associated with recruiting multigenerational, multicultural families into a randomised controlled trial: Balancing feasibility with validity. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 43, 185-193 DOI:10.1016/j.cct.2015.06.004 (IF = 1.935) Q1 34. 1Brindal, E., Wilson, C., Mohr, P. & Wittert, G. (2015). Eating in groups: Do multiple social influences affect intake in a fast food restaurant? Journal of Health Psychology: Special issue ‘Food, diets & dieting’. 20:5, 483–489  doi: 10.1177/1359105315576607 (IF = 1.748) Q1 35. Knight, A., Bryan, J., Wilson, C., Hodgson, J. & Murphy, K. (2015). A randomised controlled intervention trial evaluating the efficacy of a Mediterranean dietary pattern on cognitive function and psychological wellbeing in healthy older adults: The MedLey Study. BMC Geriatrics, 15:55 DOI: 10.1186/s12877-015-0054-8 (IF = 1.68) Q2 36. Chapman, J., Campbell, M. & Wilson, C. (2015). Insights for exercise adherence from a minimal planning intervention to increase physical activity. Health Education and Behavior. E-publication ahead of print April 4, 2015, doi: 10.1177/1090198115577374 (IF = 2.229) Q1 37. Wilson, C.J., Flight, I.H.K., Turnbull, D., Gregory, T., Cole, S.R., Young, G.P., & Zajac, I. (2015). A randomised controlled trial of personalised decision support delivered via the internet for bowel cancer screening with a faecal occult blood test: the effects of tailoring of messages according to social cognitive variables on participation.  BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 15:25 DOI 10.1186/s12911-015-0147-5, (IF = 1.83) Q1 38. 1Mohammadnezhad, M., Tsourtos, G., Wilson, C., Ratcliffe, J. & Ward, P. (2015). “I have never experienced any problem with my health. So far, it hasn’t been harmful”: older Greek-Australian smokers’ views on smoking: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 15:304 DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1677-6 (IF = 2.26) Q1 39. Hutchinson, A., Prichard, I., Ettridge, K. & Wilson, C. (2014). Skin tone dissatisfaction, sun exposure and sun protection in Australian adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 22(4):435-442 Doi: 10.1007/s12529-014-9441-3 (IF = 2.126) Q2 40. 1Mohammednezhad, M., Tsourtos, G., Wilson, C., Ratcliffe, J., & Ward, P. (2015). Understanding socio-cultural influences on smoking among older Greek-Australian smokers aged 50 and over: Facilitators or barriers? A qualitative study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12, 2718-2734 doi:10.3390/ijerph120302718 (IF = 2.063) Q2 41. 1Fish, J.A., Prichard, I., Ettridge, K., Grunfeld, E.A. & Wilson, C. (2015). Psychosocial factors that influence men’s help seeking for cancer symptoms: A systematic synthesis of mixed methods research. Psycho-Oncology 24 (10), 1222-1232. Doi: 10.1002/pon.3912 (IF = 2.443) Q1 42. 1Day, A., Wilson, C., Hutchinson. A., & Roberts, R. (2014). Sun-related behaviours among young Australians with Asian ethnic background: Differences according to sociocultural norms and skin tone perceptions. European Journal of Cancer Care, 24 (4)., 514-521. DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12275 (IF = 1.564) Q2 43. Miller, J., Prichard, I., Hutchinson, A. & Wilson, C. (2014). The relationship between exposure to alcohol-related content on Facebook and predictors of alcohol consumption among female emerging adults. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 17 (12), 735-741. Doi: 10.1089/cyber.2014.0337 (IF = 2.182) 44. Ward, P., Coffey, C., Javanparast, S., Wilson, C., & Meyer, S.B. (2014). Institutional (mis)trust in colorectal cancer screening: a qualitative study with Greek, Iranian, Anglo-Australian and Indigenous groups. Health Expectations, 18, 2915-2927. Doi: 10.1111/hex.12276 (IF = 2.852) Q2 45. 1Brindal, E., Wilson, C., Mohr, P., & Wittert, G. (2014). Nutritional consequences of a fast food eating occasion are associated with choice of quick service restaurant chain. Nutrition and Dietetics, 71 (3), 184-192. Doi: 10.1111/1747-0080.12129 (IF = 2.654) Q3 46. 1Day, A., Wilson, C., Hutchinson, A. & Roberts, R. (2014). The role of skin cancer knowledge in sun-protective, sun exposure and tanning behaviours: A systematic review. Journal of Health Psychology, 19, (9), 1143-1162. E-publication ahead of print 16th May, 2013.  Doi: 10.1177/1359105313485483. (IF = 1.748) Q1 47. 1Dumalaon-Canaria, J.A., Hutchinson, A.D., Prichard, I. & Wilson, C. (2014). What causes breast cancer? A systematic review of causal attributions among breast cancer survivors and how these compare to expert endorsed risks. Cancer Causes and Control, 25, 771-785. Doi: 10.1007/s10552-014-0377-3 (IF = 2.735) Q1 48. Duncan, A., Turnbull, D., Wilson, C., Osborne, J.M., Cole, S.R., Flight, I. & Young, G.P. (2014). Behavioural and demographic predictors of adherence to three consecutive faecal occult blood test screening opportunities: A population study. BMC Public Health, 14 (1), 238. Doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-238 (IF = 2.26) Q1 49. 1Day, A.K., Wilson, C., Roberts, R.M. & Hutchinson, A.D. (2014). The Skin Cancer and Sun Knowledge (SCSK) Scale: Validity, reliability, and relationship to sun-related behaviours among young Western adults. Health Education and Behavior. 41 (4), 440-448. Doi: 10.1177/1090198114529129. Published online 10.4.14. (IF = 2.229) Q1 50. 1Hosking, D.E., Nettelbeck, T., Wilson, C. & Danthiir, V. (2014). Retrospective lifetime dietary patterns predict cognitive performance in community-dwelling older Australians. British Journal of Nutrition, 112, (2), 228-237.  Doi: 10.1017/S0007114514000646. (IF = 3.453) Q1 51. Danthiir, C., Hosking, D., Burns, N.R., Wilson, C., Nettelbeck, T., Calvaresi, E., Clifton, P. & Wittert, G.A. (2014). Cognitive performance in older adults is inversely associated with fish consumption but not erythrocyte membrane n-3 fatty acids. Journal of Nutrition 144(3), 311-320. Doi: 10.3945/jn.113.175695. (IF = 3.9) Q1 52. 1Bowden, J.A., Delfabbro, P., Room, R., Miller, C. L. & Wilson, C. (2014). Alcohol consumption and NHMRC guidelines: has the message got out, are people conforming and are they aware that alcohol causes cancer? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38 (1), 66-72. Doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12159. (IF = 1.98) Q2 53. Prichard, I., Kneebone, A., Hutchinson, A., & Wilson, C. (2014). The relationship between skin tone dissatisfaction and sun tanning behaviour. Australian Journal of Psychology, 66 (3), 168-174.. doi: 10.1111/ajpy.12039 (IF - .719) Q3 54. 1Dono, J., Ettridge, K., & Sharplin, G. & Wilson, C. (2013). The relationship between sun protection policies and practices in schools with primary age students: The role of school demographics, policy comprehensiveness and SunSmart membership. Health Education Research, 29 (1), 1-12. Doi: 10.1093/her/cyt105 (IF = 1.574) Q1 55. 1Martin, R., Prichard, I., Hutchinson, A., & Wilson, C. (2013). The role of body awareness and mindfulness in the relationship between exercise and eating behaviour. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 35(6), 655-660. (IF = 2.593) Q1 56. Lutze, J., Taylor, P., Brinkworth, G.D., Wyld, B., Wilson, C.J., Clifton, P., & Noakes, M. (2013). Psychological well-being response to high protein and high carbohydrate weight loss diets in overweight and obese men: A randomised trial. e-SPEN, the European e-Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, 8 (6), e235-e240. Doi: 10.1016/j.clnme.2013.08.002 Q3 57. 1Day, A., Wilson, C., Hutchinson, A. & Roberts, R. (2013). The role of skin cancer knowledge in sun-protective, sun exposure and tanning behaviours: A systematic review. Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (9), 1143-1162. Doi: 10.1177/1359105313485483. (IF = 1.748) Q1 58. 1Wei, C., Wilson, C & Knott, V. (2013).  The role of illness attributions and cultural views of cancer in determining participation in Cancer-Smart lifestyle among Chinese and Western youth in Australia. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 14 (5), 3293-3298. Doi: (IF = 2.514) Q2 59. Hutchinson, A., Howlett, G., & Wilson, C. (2013). Increasing employees’ fruit consumption through access and peer support at work. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 4, 88-95. doi: 10.4236/fns.2013.410A013. (IF = .95) Q3 60. Duncan, A., Zajac, I., Flight, I., Stewart, B.J.R., Wilson, C., & Turnbull, D. (2013). Comparison of mailed invitation strategies to improve fecal occult blood test participation in men: protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 14, 239. Doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-239. (IF = 1.73) Q1 61. Zajac IT, Flight I, Turnbull D, Young G, Cole S, and Wilson C. (2013). Self-reported bowel screening rates in older Australians and its implications for public health screening programmes. Australasian Medical Journal, 6 (8), 411-417. http// Q2 62. 1Sharp, G., Hutchinson, A.D., Prichard, I., & Wilson, C. (2013). Validity and reliability of the Food-Life Questionnaire. Short Form. Appetite, 70, 112-118. (IF= 2.691) Q1 63. Moran, L., Wilson, C., Buckley, J., Noakes, M., Clifton, P. & Brinkworth, G. (2013). Changes in endothelial function and depression scores are associated following long-term dietary intervention: A secondary analysis. Nutrition, 29 (10), 1271-1274. Doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2013.03.023 (IF = 2.926) Q2 64. Beshara, M., Hutchinson, A.D. & Wilson, C (2013).  Does mindfulness matter? Everyday mindfulness, mindful eating and self-reported serving size of energy dense foods among a sample of South Australian adults. Appetite, 67, 25-29. (IF= 2.691) Q1 65. 1de la Haye, K., Robins, G., Mohr, P., & Wilson, C. (2013). Adolescents’ intake of junk food: Processes and mechanisms driving consumption similarities among friends. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, (3, Network Behavior Dynamics), 524-536. Doi:10.1111/jora.12045. (IF = 1.915) Q1 66. Adams, R.J., Piantadosi, C., Ettridge, K., Miller, C., Wilson, C., Tucker, G., & Hill, C.L. (2013) Functional health literacy mediates the relationship between socio-economic status, perceptions and lifestyle behaviors related to cancer risk in an Australian population. Patient Education and Counseling, 91 (2), 206-212 (IF=2.305) (IF = 2.199) Q1 67. 1Brindal, E., Baird, D., Slater, A., Danthiir, A., Wilson, C., Bowen, J., & Noakes, M. (2013). The effects of beverages varying in glycaemic load on post-prandial glucose responses, appetite and cognition in 10 to 12 year old school children. British Journal of Nutrition, 110 (3), 529-537. (IF=3.013) Q1 68.  Hodgson, K., Hutchinson, A., Wilson, C., & Nettelbeck, T., (2012). A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Chemotherapy on Cognition in Patients with Cancer. Cancer Treatment Reviews,39 (3), 297-304. (IF=5.828) Q1. 69. Oster C, Zajac I, Flight I, Hart E, Young G, Wilson C, Turnbull D. (2013) Ambivalence and its influence on participation and non-participation in screening for colorectal cancer. Qualitative Health Research, 23 (9), 1188-1201. Doi: 10.1177/1049732313501890. (IF=2.188) Q2 70. Gregory, T., Cole, S.R., Wilson, C.J., Flight, I., Zajac, I.T., Turnbull, D. & Young, G. (2013). Exploring the validity of the Continuum of Resistance model for discriminating early from late and non-uptake of colorectal cancer screening: Implications for the design of invitation and reminder letters. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 20 (4) 572-581. doi 10.1007/s12529-012-9254-1 (IF=.9).Q2 71.  1Hodgson, K., Wilson, C., Hutchinson, A., Nettelbeck, T., Kichenadasse, G., & Zajac, I., (2012).  The effect of chemotherapy on cognition in patients treated for colorectal cancer. Advances in Cancer Research and Treatment, Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 906659 (New Open Access Journal), 13 pages. Available at: Doi: 10.5171/2012.906659. 72. Cole, S., Gregory, T., Whibley, A., Ward, P., Turnbull, D., Wilson, C., Flight, I., Esterman, A., & Young, G. (2012) Predictors of re-participation in faecal occult blood test-based screening for colorectal cancer. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 13 (12), 5989-5994. (IF=.659) Q2 73. Pearce, K., Noakes, M., Clifton, P., & Wilson, C. (2012) Continuous glucose monitoring and cognitive performance in type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, 14 (12), 1126-1133. Doi: 10.1089/dia.2012.0143. (IF = 1.931) Q1 74. 1Flight I, Wilson C, Zajac I, Hart E, McGillivray J. (2012) Decision support and the effectiveness of web-based delivery and information tailoring for bowel cancer screening: an exploratory study.  Journal of Medical Internet Research: Research Protocols, 1 (2), e12. Doi: 10.2196/resprot.2135. (IF=4.7).Q1