Dr Caroline Watts
Research Fellow

Dr Caroline Watts

BA(Hons),MPH, PhD

Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Caroline Watts is a Research Fellow at the Sexual Health and Surveillance, Evaluation & Research Programs at the Kirby Institute. She holds a PhD in cancer epidemiology and health economics and an MPH. She is currently conducting cost-effectiveness analysis of using larvicides for malaria control in Kenya and point of care testing for sexually transmitted infections in remote communities in Australia. Previously she has conducted health economic evaluations of the management of people at high risk of melanoma. She holds a part-time appointment with the University of Sydney working across several melanoma related projects.

Phone
02 9385 0951
Location
Kirby Institute, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, UNSW Sydney
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Barth DD; Cinanni G; Carapetis JR; Wyber R; Causer L; Watts C; Hengel B; Matthews S; Ralph AP; Pickering J; Cannon JW; Anderson L; Wade V; Guy RJ; Bowen AC, 2022, 'Roadmap to incorporating group A Streptococcus molecular point-of-care testing for remote Australia: a key activity to eliminate rheumatic heart disease', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 217, pp. 279 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51692
    Journal articles | 2022
    Causer L; Liu B; Watts C; McManus H; Donovan B; Ward J; Guy R, 2022, 'Hospitalisations for pelvic inflammatory disease in young Aboriginal women living in remote Australia: the role of chlamydia and gonorrhoea', Sexually transmitted infections, vol. 98, pp. 445 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2021-055242
    Journal articles | 2022
    Smith AL; Watts CG; Henderson M; Long GV; Rapport F; Saw RPM; Scolyer RA; Spillane AJ; Thompson JF; Cust AE, 2022, 'Factors influencing acceptance, adoption and adherence to sentinel node biopsy recommendations in the Australian Melanoma Management Guidelines: a qualitative study using an implementation science framework.', Implement Sci Commun, vol. 3, pp. 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s43058-022-00351-w
    Journal articles | 2022
    Watts C; Spillane A; Henderson MA; Cust A; Braithwaite J; Gyorki DE; Hong AM; Kelly JW; Long GV; Mar VJ; Menzies AM; Morton RL; Rapport F; Saw RPM; Schmid H; Scolyer RA; Smith AL; Winder A; Mann GJ, 2022, 'Sentinel lymph node biopsy rates in Victoria, 2018 and 2019', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 217, pp. 208 - 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51424
    Journal articles | 2021
    Guitera P; Menzies SW; Coates E; Azzi A; Fernandez-Penas P; Lilleyman A; Badcock C; Schmid H; Watts CG; Collgros H; Liu R; Van Kemenade C; Mann GJ; Cust AE, 2021, 'Efficiency of Detecting New Primary Melanoma among Individuals Treated in a High-risk Clinic for Skin Surveillance', JAMA Dermatology, vol. 157, pp. 521 - 530, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.5651
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hengel B; Causer L; Matthews S; Smith K; Andrewartha K; Badman S; Spaeth B; Tangey A; Cunningham P; Saha A; Phillips E; Ward J; Watts C; King J; Applegate T; Shephard M; Guy R, 2021, 'A decentralised point-of-care testing model to address inequities in the COVID-19 response', The Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol. 21, pp. e183 - e190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30859-8
    Journal articles | 2021
    Smith AL; Watts CG; Robinson S; Schmid H; Goumas C; Mar VJ; Thompson JF; Rapport F; Cust AE; Braithwaite J; Gyorki DE; Henderson M; Hong AM; Kelly JW; Long GV; Menzies AM; Morton RL; Saw RPM; Scolyer RA; Spillane AJ; Mann GJ, 2021, 'Knowledge and attitudes of Australian dermatologists towards sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: a mixed methods study', Australasian Journal of Dermatology, vol. 62, pp. 168 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajd.13518
    Journal articles | 2021
    So C; Cust AE; Gordon LG; Morton RL; Canfell K; Ngo P; Dieng M; McLoughlin K; Watts C, 2021, 'Health utilities for non-melanoma skin cancers and pre-cancerous lesions: A systematic review.', Skin Health Dis, vol. 1, pp. e51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ski2.51
    Journal articles | 2021
    Watts C; Atieli H; Alacapa J; Lee M-C; Zhou G; Githeko A; Yan G; Wiseman V, 2021, 'Rethinking the Economic Costs of Hospitalisation for Malaria: Accounting for the Comorbidities of Malaria Patients in Western Kenya', , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-561893/v1
    Journal articles | 2021
    Watts C; Atieli H; Alacapa J; Lee MC; Zhou G; Githeko A; Yan G; Wiseman V, 2021, 'Rethinking the economic costs of hospitalization for malaria: accounting for the comorbidities of malaria patients in western Kenya', Malaria Journal, vol. 20, pp. 429, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-021-03958-x
    Journal articles | 2021
    Watts CG; McLoughlin K; Goumas C; Van Kemenade CH; Aitken JF; Soyer HP; Fernandez Peñas P; Guitera P; Scolyer RA; Morton RL; Menzies SW; Caruana M; Kang YJ; Mann GJ; Chakera AH; Madronio CM; Armstrong BK; Thompson JF; Cust AE, 2021, 'Association between Melanoma Detected during Routine Skin Checks and Mortality', JAMA Dermatology, vol. 157, pp. 1425 - 1436, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.3884
    Journal articles | 2020
    Rapport F; Smith AL; Cust AE; Mann GJ; Watts CG; Gyorki DE; Henderson M; Hong AM; Kelly JW; Long GV; Mar VJ; Morton RL; Saw RPM; Scolyer RA; Spillane AJ; Thompson JF; Braithwaite J, 2020, 'Identifying challenges to implementation of clinical practice guidelines for sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with melanoma in Australia: Protocol paper for a mixed methods study', BMJ Open, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032636
    Journal articles | 2020
    Smith AL; Watts CG; Robinson S; Schmid H; Chang CH; Thompson JF; Rapport F; Cust AE, 2020, 'GPs' involvement in diagnosing, treating, and referring patients with suspected or confirmed primary cutaneous melanoma: A qualitative study', BJGP Open, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3399/BJGPOPEN20X101028
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tran AD; Fogarty G; Nowak AK; Diaby V; Hong A; Watts C; Morton RL, 2020, 'Cost-Effectiveness of Subsequent Whole-Brain Radiotherapy or Hippocampal-Avoidant Whole-Brain Radiotherapy Versus Stereotactic Radiosurgery or Surgery Alone for Treatment of Melanoma Brain Metastases', Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, vol. 18, pp. 679 - 687, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40258-020-00560-1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Watts CG; Smith AL; Robinson S; Chang CH; Goumas C; Schmid H; Kelly JW; Hong AM; Scolyer RA; Long GV; Spillane AJ; Henderson M; Gyorki DE; Mar VJ; Morton RL; Saw RPM; Varey AH; Mann GJ; Thompson JF; Cust AE, 2020, 'Australian general practitioners’ attitudes and knowledge of sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma management', Australian Journal of General Practice, vol. 49, pp. 355 - 362, http://dx.doi.org/10.31128/AJGP-10-19-5138
    Journal articles | 2019
    Guitera P; Collgros H; Madronio CM; Goumas C; Mann GJ; Watts CG; Pereira AR; Armstrong BK; Drummond M; Morton RL; Scolyer RA; Menzies SW; Thompson JF; Cust AE, 2019, 'The steadily growing problem of lentigo maligna and lentigo maligna melanoma in Australia: Population-based data on diagnosis and management', Australasian Journal of Dermatology, vol. 60, pp. 118 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajd.12928
    Journal articles | 2018
    Read RL; Madronio CM; Cust AE; Goumas C; Watts CG; Menzies S; Curtin AM; Mann G; Thompson JF; Morton RL, 2018, 'Follow-Up Recommendations after Diagnosis of Primary Cutaneous Melanoma: A Population-Based Study in New South Wales, Australia', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 25, pp. 617 - 625, http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-017-6319-z
    Journal articles | 2018
    Watts CG; Drummond M; Goumas C; Schmid H; Armstrong BK; Aitken JF; Jenkins MA; Giles GG; Hopper JL; Mann GJ; Cust AE, 2018, 'Sunscreen use and melanoma risk among young Australian adults', JAMA Dermatology, vol. 154, pp. 1001 - 1009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1774
    Journal articles | 2018
    Watts CG; Wortley S; Norris S; Menzies SW; Guitera P; Askie L; Mann GJ; Morton RL; Cust AE, 2018, 'A National Budget Impact Analysis of a Specialised Surveillance Programme for Individuals at Very High Risk of Melanoma in Australia', Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, vol. 16, pp. 235 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40258-017-0368-0
    Journal articles | 2017
    Watts CG, 2017, 'The challenge of skin surveillance: observe or biopsy?', British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 176, pp. 851 - 852, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.15450
    Journal articles | 2017
    Watts CG; Cust AE; Menzies SW; Mann GJ; Morton RL, 2017, 'Cost-effectiveness of skin surveillance through a specialized clinic for patients at high risk of Melanoma', Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 35, pp. 63 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2016.68.4308
    Journal articles | 2017
    Watts CG; Madronio C; Morton RL; Goumas C; Armstrong BK; Curtin A; Menzies SW; Mann GJ; Thompson JF; Cust AE, 2017, 'Clinical features associated with individuals at higher risk of melanoma a population-based study', JAMA Dermatology, vol. 153, pp. 23 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.3327
    Journal articles | 2017
    Watts CG; Madronio CM; Morton RL; Goumas C; Armstrong BK; Curtin A; Menzies SW; Mann GJ; Thompson JF; Cust AE, 2017, 'Diagnosis and clinical management of melanoma patients at higher risk of a new primary melanoma: A population-based study in New South Wales, Australia', Australasian Journal of Dermatology, vol. 58, pp. 278 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajd.12530
    Journal articles | 2016
    Madronio CM; Armstrong BK; Watts CG; Goumas C; Morton RL; Curtin A; Menzies SW; Mann GJ; Thompson JF; Cust AE, 2016, 'Doctors’ recognition and management of melanoma patients’ risk: An Australian population-based study', Cancer Epidemiology, vol. 45, pp. 32 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2016.09.006
    Journal articles | 2015
    Watts CG; Cust AE; Menzies SW; Coates E; Mann GJ; Morton RL, 2015, 'Specialized surveillance for individuals at high risk for melanoma a cost analysis of a high-risk clinic', JAMA Dermatology, vol. 151, pp. 178 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.1952
    Journal articles | 2015
    Watts CG; Dieng M; Morton RL; Mann GJ; Menzies SW; Cust AE, 2015, 'Clinical practice guidelines for identification, screening and follow-up of individuals at high risk of primary cutaneous melanoma: A systematic review', British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 172, pp. 33 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.13403
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dieng M; Watts CG; Cust AE; Kasparian NA; Morton RL; Mann GJ, 2014, 'Improving subjective perception of personal cancer risk: Systematic review and meta-analysis of educational interventions for people with cancer or at high risk of cancer', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 23, pp. 613 - 625, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.3476
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dieng M; Watts CG; Kasparian NA; Morton RL; Mann GJ; Cust AE, 2013, 'Improving Subjective Perception of Personal Cancer Risk: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Educational Interventions for People With Cancer or at High Risk of Cancer', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, vol. 22, pp. 60 - 60, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000325687200090&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dieng M; Watts C; Kasparian NA; Morton R; Mann G; Cust A, 2012, 'Improving cancer risk understanding: A systematic review of educational interventions for people with, or at high risk of, cancer', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 8, pp. 343 - 343
    Journal articles | 2003
    Watts CG; Andrews RM; Druce JD; Kelly HA, 2003, 'Establishing thresholds for influenza surveillance in Victoria', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 27, pp. 409 - 412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-842X.2003.tb00418.x
    Journal articles | 2002
    Watts C; Kelly H, 2002, 'Fragmentation of influenza surveillance in Australia.', Communicable diseases intelligence, vol. 26, pp. 8 - 13
    Journal articles | 1992
    Watts C, 1992, 'FAP registers in Australia.', Australian family physician, vol. 21, pp. 1037 - 1038
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Nguyen J; Ting S; Paul E; Smith AL; Watts CG; Kelly J; Cust AE; Mar V, 2021, 'Diagnostic tools used for melanoma: A survey of Australian general practitioners and dermatologists', in Australasian Journal of Dermatology, WILEY, pp. 300 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajd.13595