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Christina Davies

Dr Christina Davies

Research Fellow
Population and Public Health

Contact details
Population and Public Health
The University of Western Australia (M431)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 1285
BA MPH W.Aust.
Christina Davies (nee Mills) is a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. Christina has 15 years of experience in health research and health promotion evaluation and has extensive experience in both qualitative and quantitative research techniques, including data collection, analysis and reporting. Christina has managed a wide range of research projects and has qualifications in psychology, public health and the arts. Her PhD title was “Healthy arts? Exploring the relationship between arts engagement and population health”.
Key research
Arts and Health
Mental Health
Health Promotion Evaluation
Latest "Arts & Health" Publications:
* Arts, public health and the National Arts and Health Framework: a lexicon for health professionals, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (2016) 40:4 304-306
* The art of being mentally healthy: A study to quantify the relationship between recreational arts engagement and mental well-being in the general population BMC Public Health (2016) 16 15 Available at:
* The art of being healthy: A qualitative study to develop a thematic framework for understanding the relationship between health and the arts BMJopen (2014)4:e004790 p1-10. Available at:
* Are the Arts an Effective Setting for Promoting Health Messages? Perspectives in Public Health (2013) 133:2 p116-121
* Arts Practice and Disconnected Youth in Australia: Impact and Domains of Change. Arts & Health. An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice (2013) 5:3 p190-203
* Defining arts engagement for population-based health research: art forms, activities and level of engagement. Arts & Health. An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice.(2012)4:3 p190 - 203
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Research Fellow
Industrial relevance
Christina has conducted research and evaluation projects for a number of organisations including:
* Healthway
* St John of God Health Care
* Foodbank WA
* Child and Adolescent Health Services; Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
* Musica Viva Australia / Rio Tinto
* Department of Health WA
* Physical Activity Task Force
* Cancer Council WA
* North Metro Area Health Service
* Sports Medicine Australia
* Public Health Association of Australia
* Australian Health Promotion Association
* Western Australian Arts and Health Consortium
* Foundation Member - The Art Gallery Of Western Australia
* Editorial Board – Disseminate (Arts & Health)
Honours and awards
* 2015 - Post Graduate Student Award, Public Health Association of Australia (WA)
* 2015 - Future Health Merit Award, DoH WA
* 2015 - Post-Graduate Prize for the Greatest Contribution to the Formal and Informal Activities of the School, School of Population Health The University of Western Australia
* 2013 Arts and Health Research Award for Excellence, The 5th Annual International Arts and Health Conference: The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing. Arts and Health Australia
• 2013 - Matilda Award for Cultural Excellence, The University of Western Australia
• 2013 - Consumer and Community Advisory Council Award, The University of Western Australia
Foundations of Public Health (PUBH5749)
Health and Illness in Human Populations (PUBH1101)
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