Marilyn Wise

Senior Advisor Health Equity
Program Head

I have long experience as a practitioner, service director, teacher, research and advisor in health promotion, with a particular emphasis on reducing inequities in health in the population - and on contributing to the achievement of population health equity. I have had extensive experience in the review and revision of national public health policies and strategies, and have contributed to expanding the evidence base informing health promotion theory and practice. I have also had extensive experience in identifying health infrastructure and capacity necessary to design and deliver effective public health interventions.  And I in collaboration with AIDA and UNSW colleagues I contributed to the conduct of Health Impact Assessments of the Northern Territory Emergency Response in 2010.  I obtained my PhD at Western Sydney University in 2020, using a critical realist approach to  investigate reasons for the persistence of inequities in the average life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians.  

 

 

Journal articles
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Harris P; Wise M, 2020, 'Healthy Public Policy Bibliography', Oxford Bibliographies, Oxford University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756797-0196
2020
Corcoran T; Rowling L; Wise M, 2015, 'The potential contribution of Intermediary Organizations for implementation of school mental health', Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, vol. 8, pp. 57 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1754730X.2015.1019688
2015
Chok HN; Thornell M; Maxwell M; Wise M; Sainsbury P, 2014, 'Population health services can influence land use planning', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 38, pp. 290 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12221
2014
Harris P; Haigh F; Sainsbury P; Wise M, 2012, 'Influencing land use planning: Making the most of opportunities to work upstream', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 36, pp. 5 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00822.x
2012
Wise M; Massi L; Miranda R; Nancarrow H; Conigrave K; Bauman A; Hearn S, 2012, 'Developing and implementing a state-wide Aboriginal health promotion program: the process and factors influencing successful delivery', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 23, pp. 25 - 29, http://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=446156106011351;res=IELHEA
2012
Lloyd JE; Wise M, 2011, 'Improving Aboriginal health: How might the health sector do things differently? [Digest article]', Australian Journal of Public Affairs, pp. Online, http://www.australianreview.net/digest/2011/02/lloyd_wise.html
2011
Saan H; Wise M, 2011, 'Enable, mediate, advocate', Health Promotion International, vol. 26, pp. ii187 - ii193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dar069
2011
Hearn S; Nancarrow H; Massi L; Wise M; Conigrave K; Barnes I; Bauman A, 2011, 'Evaluating NSW SmokeCheck: a culturally-specific smoking cessation training program for health professionals working in Aboriginal health.', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 22, pp. 189 - 195
2011
Harris PJ; Harris-Roxas BF; Wise M; Harris E, 2010, 'Health impact assessment for urban and land-use planning and policy development: Lessons from practice', Planning Practice and Research, vol. 25, pp. 531 - 541, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2010.522851
2010
Wise M, 2010, 'Understanding Health Inequalities, 2nd edition', HEALTH PROMOTION JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, vol. 21, pp. 155 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HE10155
2010
Wise M, 2009, 'Towards equity as core business for policy makers and practitioners [editorial]', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 20, pp. 164 - 165
2009
Wise M; Harris PJ; Harris-Roxas BF; Harris E, 2009, 'The role of health impact assessment in promoting population health and health equity', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 20, pp. 172 - 179
2009
Harris E; Harris MF; Madden L; Wise M; Gill B; Beaumont J; Sainsbury P, 2009, 'Working in disadvantaged communities: What additional competencies do we need?', Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, vol. 2009, pp. 10 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1743-8462-6-10
2009
Lloyd JE; Wise M; Weeramanthri T; Nugus PI, 2009, 'The influence of professional values on the implementation of Aboriginal health policy', Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, vol. 14, pp. 6 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/jhsrp.2008.008002
2009
Lloyd JE; Wise M; Weeramanthri T, 2008, 'Changing shape: workforce and the implementation of Aboriginal health policy', Australian Health Review, vol. 32, pp. 174 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH080174
2008
Wise M; Sainsbury P, 2007, 'Democracy: The forgotten determinant of mental health', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 18, pp. 177 - 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/he07177
2007
Bagley P; Lin V; Sainsbury P; Wise M; Keating T; Roger K, 2007, 'In what ways does the mandatory nature of Victoria's municipal public health planning framework impact on the planning process and outcomes?', Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1743-8462-4-4
2007
Mittelmark MB; Perry MW; Wise M; Lamarre M-C; Jones CM, 2007, 'Enhancing the effectiveness of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education to move health promotion forward.', Promot Educ, vol. Suppl 2, pp. 33 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10253823070140021101x
2007
Mittelmark MB; Wise M; Nam EW; Santos-Burgoa C; Fosse E; Saan H; Hagard S; Tang KC, 2006, 'Mapping national capacity to engage in health promotion: overview of issues and approaches.', Health Promot Int, vol. 21 Suppl 1, pp. 91 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dal056
2006
Adams AI; Baume PE; Wise MJ; Ingram S; MacDonald HB; Reid EA, 2004, 'Australian engagement: Worshop recommendations', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 180, pp. 166 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb05858.x
2004
Mittelmark MB; Akerman M; Gillis D; Kosa K; O'Neill M; Piette D; Restrepo H; Rootman I; Saan H; Springett J; Wallerstein N; Westphal MF; Wise M, 2001, 'Mexico conference on health promotion: open letter to WHO Director General, Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland.', Health Promot Int, vol. 16, pp. 3 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/16.1.3
2001
Jones C; Bunde-Birouste A; Labonte R; Levin D; Mittelmark M; Wise M, 2000, 'Advocacy: an IUHPE priority.', Health Education Research, vol. 15, pp. 511 - 514
2000
King L; Hawe P; Wise M, 1998, 'Making dissemination a two-way process', Health Promotion International, vol. 13, pp. 237 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/13.3.237
1998
Harris E; Wise M, 1996, 'Can goals and targets set a radical agenda?', HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL, vol. 11, pp. 63 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/11.1.63
1996
Wilson A; Bekiaris J; Gleeson S; Papasavva C; Wise M; Hawe P, 1993, 'The Good Heart, Good Life survey: self‐reported cardiovascular disease risk factors, health knowledge and attitudes among Greek‐Australians in Sydney', Australian Journal of Public Health, vol. 17, pp. 215 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-6405.1993.tb00138.x
1993
Reports
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Harris-Roxas B; Cave B; Dreaves H; Gulis G; Haigh F; Harris E; Hirono K; Jabot F; Rise M; Rivadeneyra A; Roué le Gall A; Simos J; St Pierre L; Wise M, 2018, International Union for Health Promotion and Education Position Paper on Health Impact Assessment, International Union for Health Promotion and Education - IUHPE, Saint-Maurice, France
2018
de Leeuw EJ; Wise M, 2015, Population health development in the Latrobe Valley. A literature review of world best practice in building healthy communities and health systems, Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry, http://hazelwoodinquiry.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/TOR-7-Health-Improvment-Report-of-E-de-Leeuw-M-Wise.pdf
2015
Hirono KT; Wise M; Harris E, 2015, Equity Focused Health Impact Assessment of the Quit Victoria Review 2012-2105., Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW Australia
2015
Wise M; Hirono KT; Harris E, 2015, Equity Focused Health Impact Assessment of Healthy Together Victoria, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW Australia
2015
Harris E; Baum F; Wise M; Furler J; Lawless A; Harris P; Harris-Roxas B; Haigh FA; Kemp L; Hurley C, 2013, The impact of Equity Focused Health Impact Assessments on local planning for after hours care to better meet the needs of vulnerable populations, University of New South Wales Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, Sydney, http://files.aphcri.anu.edu.au/reports/Report.pdf
2013
Wise M; Haigh FA; Collins L, 2012, The Health Street Project: A Rapid Health Impact Assessment, Sydney
2012
Harris P; Sainsbury P; Haigh FA; Wise M, 2012, Submission to the NSW Planning System Review Green Paper
2012
Harris P; Haigh FA; Wise M, 2011, Submission to the NSW Planning System Review Issues Paper, Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation / Sydney and Sydney South West Local Health Districts
2011
Harris PJ; Wise M; Dunn S; Kurko J, 2010, Influencing healthy planning and policy development in local government: Summary report, http://hiaconnect.edu.au/old/files/Health_Planning_and_Policy_2010_Summary.pdf
2010
Christl B; Harris PJ; Wise M, 2009, A Review of the Evidence of the Impact of Public Transport on Population Health in Australia, Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation, part of the UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, Sydney
2009
Tang KC; Chen J; Bauman A; Wise M, 2001, Report for the Department of Health Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on the Study of Community, Organisational and Workforce Capacity in Health Promotion and Education
2001
Conference Presentations
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Wise M, 2011, 'What is the role of Medicare Locals in prevention, social determinants and community development?', presented at AGPN National Forum - "Transforming for success" - Building on strengths, embracing partnerships, Melbourne, 16 November 2011 - 19 November 2011
2011
Harris PJ; Harris-Roxas BF; Harris E; Wise M, 2009, 'Equity-focused health impact assessment: lessons from practice', presented at HIA`09: The 10th International Health Impact Assessment Conference - `On the Move`, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 14 October 2009 - 16 October 2009
2009
Wise M; Harris-Roxas BF; Kemp LA, 2009, 'HIA at the Crossroads: An Australian Perspective', presented at HIA2008: South East Asia and Oceania Regional Health Impact Assessment Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 24 April 2009 - 26 April 2009
2009
Wise M; Harris-Roxas BF; Harris PJ; Gunning C; Maxwell M, 2009, 'Health Impact Assessment: From the Global to the Local', presented at Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity Annual Forum, UNSW Kensington, 18 August 2009
2009
Book Chapters
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Sainsbury P; Harris E; Wise M, 2011, 'The built environment as a social determinant of health', in Laverty M; Callaghan L (ed.), Determining the Future: A Fair Go & Health for All, edn. 1, Connor Court Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 177 - 185
2011
Nutbeam D; Wise M, 2009, 'Structures and strategies for public health intervention', in Detels R; Beaglehole R; Lansang MA; Gulliford M (ed.), Oxford Textbook of Public Health, edn. 5th, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
2009
Mittelmark MB; Jones CM; Lamarre M-C; Perry MW; van der Wel M; Wise M, 2007, 'Enhancing the Effectiveness and Quality of Health Promotion', in Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness, Springer New York, pp. 401 - 412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-70974-1_23
2007
Books
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Nutbeam D; Harris E; Wise M, 2010, Theory in a Nutshell: A Practical Guide to Health Promotion Theories, 3rd, McGraw-Hill Australia, Sydney
2010
Conference Papers
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Conigrave K; Morley M; Miller W; Lee K; Hearn S; Wise M, 2009, 'THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF INDIGENOUS HEALTH WORKERS; BUILDING CAPACITY TO ADDRESS SUBSTANCE MISUSE IN ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT PEOPLES THROUGH UNIVERSITY EDUCATION', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, pp. A11 - A11, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000270916300035&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2009

Postgraduate Teacher of the Year, University of Sydney, 1998

Fellow, Australian Health Promotion Association, 2000

Ray James Memorial Award - for excellence and innovation in health promotion research published in the HPJA in the previous year.  (M. Wise, P. Harris, B. Harris-Roxas, E. Harris), 2010.

2011-12.  Harris E., Baum, F., Furler, J., Wise, M., Lawless, A., Harris-Roxas, B., Harris, P., Dennis, S.  The impact of a Rapid Equity Focussed Health Impact Assessment (EFHIA) on local planning for after hours care to better meet the needs of vulnerable populations.  Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute.   $149,000

 

2011-12.  Wise, M., Harris, E., Angus, S. National appraisal of CQI initiatives in Aboriginal and Torres Strait primary health care.  The Lowitja Institute.  $120,000

 

Ingram S; Greer P; Wise M; Coe L-J; Kum-Sing K, 2018, International Women's Day 2018 - Press for Progress [Podcast], CPHCE (CHETRE) University of NSW, Sydney, Australia, https://chetre.org/special-projects/international-womens-day-2018/
2018

For more than a decade my teaching has focused on the theory and practice of health promotion,  and on theory and practice in reducing inequities in the health of populations.  I believe that teaching is one of the most effective methods to translate research into practice, and, in addition to teaching in degree programs (primarily, Master of Public Health programs), I have designed and taught multiple short courses for particular groups within the health workforce. The transformative power of education is, in my view, a vital determinant of the health and wellbeing of individuals and the population.

 

Currently I am contributing to the design and teaching of the Inequalities and Health elective that is part of the MPH offered by UNSW School of Public Health.