Publications: Policy and Research Translation


Meurk, C., Whiteford, H., Head, B., Hall, W., & Carah, N (2015) Media and evidence-informed policy development: the case of mental health in Australia. Contemporary Social Science 10(2) 160-170 doi: 10.1080/21582041.2015.1053970.

Meurk, C., Fraser, D., Weier, M., Lucke, J., Carter, A., & Hall, W (2015) Assessing the place of neurobiological explanations in accounts of a family member’s addiction. Drug and Alcohol Review doi: 10.1111/dar.12318.

Carah, N., Meurk, C., & Angus, D (2015) Online self-expression and experimentation as ‘reflectivism’: Using text analytics to examine the participatory forum Hello Sunday Morning. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine doi: 10.1177/1363459315596799.

Diminic, S., Carstensen, G., Harris, M. G., Reavley, N., Pirkis, J., Meurk, C., Wong, I., Bassilios, B. & Whiteford, H. A (2015) Intersectoral policy for severe and persistent mental illness: review of approaches in a sample of high-income countries. Global Mental Health 2 doi:10.1017/gmh.2015.16.

Grace, F. C., Meurk, C. S., Head, B. W., Hall, W. D., Carstensen, G., Harris, M. G., & Whiteford, H. A (2015) An analysis of policy levers used to implement mental health reform in Australia 1992-2012. BMC Health Services Research 15(1) 479 doi: 10.1186/s12913-015-1142-3.


Meurk, C., Carter, A., Partridge, B., Lucke, J., & Hall, W (2014). How is acceptance of the brain disease model of addiction related to Australians’ attitudes towards addicted individuals and treatments for addiction?. BMC Psychiatry 14(1) 373 doi: 10.1186/s12888-014-0373-x.

Meurk, C., Partridge, B., Carter, A., Hall, W., Morphett, K., Lucke, J (2014) Public attitudes in Australia towards the claim that addiction is a (brain) disease. Drug and Alcohol Review 33(3) 272-279 doi: 10.1111/dar.12115.

Carah, N., Meurk, C., Hall, W (2014) Profiling Hello Sunday Morning: who are the participants? International Journal of Drug Policy 26(2), 214-216 doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.07.019.

Lee, Y., Meurk, C., Harris, M., Diminic, S., Scheurer, R., Whiteford, H (2014) Developing a Service Platform Definition to Promote Evidence-Based Planning and Funding of the Mental Health Service System. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 11(12) 12261-12282 doi: 10.3390/ijerph111212261.

Meurk, C., Hall, W., Carter, A., & Chenery, H (2014). Letter to the editor – Collecting real-time data from substance users may have important legal ramifications: reply to Kuntsche and Labhart. Addiction doi: 10.1111/add.12640.

Meurk, C., Broom, A., Adams, J., Hall, W., Lucke, J (2014) Factors influencing women’s decisions to drink alcohol during pregnancy: findings of a qualitative study with implications for health communication. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 14(1) doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-246.

Meurk, C., Lucke, J., Hall, W (2014) A bio-social and ethical framework for understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Neuroethics 7(3) 337-344 doi: 10.1007/s12152-014-9207-2.

Meurk, C., Broom, A., Adams, J (2014) Relative bodies of knowledge: Therapeutic dualism and maternal-foetal individuation. Social Theory and Health 12(2) 159-178 doi:10.1057/sth.2013.26.

Broom A., Meurk C., Sibbritt, D., Adams, J (2014) Networks of knowledge or just old wives’ tales? A diary-based analysis of women’s self-care practices and everyday lay expertise Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine 18(4) 335-351 doi: 10.1177/1363459313497610.

Meurk, C. (2014). The Econo-techno-social Design of Invasive Animal Management: costs and benefits or beneficiaries and benefactors?. Australian Geographer 45(1) 37-52 doi: 10.1080/00049182.2014.869295.


Meurk C., Hall W, Carter A, Lucke J (2013) What does ‘acceptance’ mean? Public reflections on the idea that addiction is a brain disease. BioSocieties published online 7 October 2013 doi: 10.1057/biosoc.2013.24.

Meurk C., Carter A., Hall W., Lucke J (2013) Public understandings of addiction: Where do neurobiological explanations fit? Neuroethics doi: 10.1007/s12152-013-9180-1.

Lee, N., Lucke, J., Hall, W., Boyle, F., Meurk, C., Carter, A (2013) Public views on food addiction and obesity: Implications for policy and treatment. PLoS One 8(9) e74836o.

Morphett K., Lucke J., Gartner C., Carter A., Meurk C., Hall W (2013) Public attitudes towards the treatment of nicotine addiction. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntt037.