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

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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 and Disease, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ski2.51
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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 | 2020
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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 | 2019
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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 | 2018
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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 | 2017
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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 | 2017
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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 | 2016
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000325687200090&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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
    Dr Caroline Watts
    Watts C; Kelly H, 2002, 'Fragmentation of influenza surveillance in Australia.', Communicable diseases intelligence, vol. 26, pp. 8 - 13
    Journal articles | 1992
    Dr Caroline Watts
    Watts C, 1992, 'FAP registers in Australia.', Australian family physician, vol. 21, pp. 1037 - 1038
    Journal articles |
    Dr Caroline Watts
    Watts C; Atieli H; Alacapa J; Lee M-C; Zhou G; Githeko A; Yan G; Wiseman V, '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
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Dr Caroline Watts
    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. 97 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajd.13595

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