Mrs Fiona Farringdon
Assistant Dean, Senior Lecturer
Fiona Farringdon is Assistant Dean, Health Sciences and coordinates the Bachelor of Preventive Health which provides qualifications for graduates wishing to enter the expanding field of health promotion and community development. She also coordinates the health education units offered in the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education. Fiona has been involved in health education and health promotion for over twenty five years at the practitioner and academic levels. She taught at a variety of secondary and primary schools as a health and physical education teacher for ten years before moving into research and health promotion. She has extensive research experience in the area of alcohol and other drugs. Her research interests include the efficacy of school-based health education programmes; reducing alcohol and other drug related harm for individuals and communities, eating patterns of adolescents, and mental health in adolescents. Fiona is committed to translating research evidence into effective practice. She began lecturing at Notre Dame in 2003 and became a full-time staff member in 2005.
Referred Journal Articles:
McBride, T., Farringdon, F., and Kennedy, C. (2007). Research to Practice – formal
dissemination of the School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project (SHAHRP)
in Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review, 26. 665 - 672
Midford, R., Midford, S. & Farringdon, F. (2007). School Leaver (Graduate)
Celebrations in Margaret River, Western Australia: A Community Approach to
Management. Journal of Substance Use and Misuse (42) 21, pp 1915-1932
Lenton, S. & Farringdon, F. (2005). Expected Impacts Of The Cannabis Infringement Notice Scheme In Western Australia On Attitudes And Drug Use Of School Children. Drug and Alcohol Review. (24) 4, 347-345
McBride, N. & Farringdon, F. (2004). School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project. Education and Health, 22, (2), pp. 19-23.
McBride, N. & Farringdon, F. (2004). School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project. Changing student’s alcohol related behaviours through classroom lessons. Education and Health, 22, (1).
McBride, N., Farringdon, F., Midford, R., Meuleners, L. and Philip, M. (2004). Harm Minimisation in School Drug Education. Final Results of the School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project (SHAHRP). Addiction, 99, pp. 278-291.
Midford, R., Young, N.A., Farringdon, F. and Bogaards, T. (2004). School leaver celebrations in Western Australia: A three year intervention study. International Journal of Health Promotion & Education, 42, (4), pp. 100-108.
McBride, N., Farringdon, F. and Kennedy, C. (2003). The SHAHRP Dissemination Project. CentreLines, (10). pp. 5.
Kinnane, S., Farringdon, F., Henderson-Yates, L., and Parker, H., (2009). Fitzroy Valley Liquor Restriction Report: An evaluation of the effects of a twelve month restriction on take-away alcohol relating to measurable health and social outcomes, community perceptions and behaviours.
Pinnington, H. C., Farringdon, F., Norrish, S., Harrison, M., Kroczek, C. & Obiri-Boateng, J. (2007). Walking Sticks or Walking with Poles: The prospective health benefits of a walking programme conducted for older age adults on a firm surface or soft, dry beach sand with or without Nordic walking poles. Active Aging Report. City of Rockingham.
McBride, N., Farringdon, F., Meuleners, L. & Midford, R. (2006). The School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project. Details of Intervention Development and Research Procedures. National Drug Research Institute, monograph., Perth, Western Australia.
Cornelius, M., Pinnington, H., Farringdon, F. and Parker, H. (2006). Active ageing:
facilitating participation. Report of the active ageing project – Phase 1. Perth Western
Australia: Department of Sport and Recreation, Western Australian Government ISBN
Farringdon, F. & Lenton, S. (2005) Effects of the Western Australian Cannabis Infringement Notice Scheme on the Attitudes and Drug Use of School Children – Baseline, Year 1. Perth, National Drug Research Institute.
Lenton, S., Chanteloup, F., Fetherston, J., Sutton, A., Hawks, D., Barratt, M. & Farringdon, F. (2005) An Evaluation of the Impact of Changes to Cannabis Law in WA- Summary of the Year 1 Findings. Canberra, National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund.
Farringdon F, Mcbride N, & Kennedy, C. (2003). The School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project (SHAHRP) National Dissemination Project Progress Report. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University Of Technology, Perth, Western Australia.
O’Ferrall, I., Farringdon, F., Mak, D., Hands, B., and O’Doherty, M. (2007). Crazy for Life: Implementing guidelines for healthy living at an Australian University. Conference on Healthy Universities, Hong Kong. March, 2007
Lenton, S. & Farringdon, F. (2004) An Investigation of The Expected Impacts of Western Australia's Cannabis Infringement Notice Scheme on Drug Use Of School Children. Presented at The 15th International Conference on The Reduction of Drug Related Harm, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, 20-24 April 2004.
Lenton, S. & Farringdon, F. (2004) Expected Impacts of Western Australia’s Cannabis Infringement Notice Scheme on Drug Use of School Children. Presented At The Beyond The Drug – National Conference Of The Australasian Professional Society On Alcohol And Other Drugs (APSAD), Fremantle, WA, 14-17 November 2004.
Farringdon, F. (2008). Social determinants of health: From theory to the classroom. ACHPER WA Branch State Conference, Perth, August 14-15.
McBride, N., Farringdon, F., Meulners, L. & Midford, R. (2007). The School Health and
Alcohol Harm Reduction Project: SHAHRP, Public Health Association Australia (WA
Branch) State Conference, 1&2 Nov.
McBride, N., Farringdon, F., Meulners, L. & Midford, R. The School Health and
Alcohol Harm Reduction Project: SHAHRP, Public Health Association Australia (WA Branch) State Conference, 1&2 Nov., 2007.
Current Research Projects in the School:
Farringdon, F. & McBride, N. The School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project (10 years on).
Farringdon, F. Formative development of an evidence based healthy eating curriculum for secondary students.
Farringdon, F. & Nauman, F. Enhancing quality of life after cancer: Participants’ perceptions of the health and wellbeing benefits of the breast cancer survivor program.
Henderson-Yates, L., Kinane, S., Farringdon, F., Parker, H. & Drew, N. Halls Creek Alcohol Management Evaluation.
Naumann, F., Philpott, M., Farringdon, F., Bulsara, M. & Bulsara, C. Effect of an Exercise and Counselling Program for Breast Cancer Survivors. A Pilot Study.
Associated Research Activities:
Member of the reference group overseeing The Evaluation of the Fitzroy Valley Liquor restrictions
Member of the UNDA adolescent mental health research cluster
Community Activities / Contribution to Professions:
Member Health Promotion Association of Australia
Member Australian Council of Health and Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)
ACHPER WA Board member
Member Assessment and Review Panel for Health Studies, Curriculum Council.
Member 2010 Alcohol and Other Drug Symposium Organising Committee
Member Physical Activity Strategic Planning - City of Fremantle