Dr Christine   Linhart
Lecturer

Dr Christine Linhart

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Title: Trends in cardiovascular disease risk factors in Pacific Island populations) (2017) 

Master of International Public Health (2011)

Bachelor of Science (2008)

medicine-health
Sch of Public Health & Com Med

Christine Linhart has worked in research and teaching in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW Sydney since 2011. During this time her primary focus has been on population approaches to the prevention and control of non-communicable disease in the Asia-Pacific region, mainly cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and cancer. Christine was co-investigator on an Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade funded (AUD $1.1 million) research project titled 'Investigating trends in non-communicable disease risk factors and premature mortality in Pacific Island Countries and how best to allocate funds for control' (2013-2016), and completed her PhD in 2017 on trends in cardiovascular disease risk factors in Pacific Island populations (Fiji, Samoa, Wallis Island). Christine has also completed international consultancies analysing trends in mortality (neonatal, infant, child and adult), life expectancy, and strengthening registration of births and deaths in Pacific Island populations. Her work involves extensive in-country time throughout Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Southeast Asia; and in 2015/2016 Christine was based in New Caledonia working for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

Christine is currently teaching core and elective courses listed below offered in the Master of Public Health; Master of International Public Health; and Master of Health Management.

Co-convenor PHCM9786 Global Approaches to Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Cancer Prevention

Co-convenor PHCM9605 International Health 

Phone
+61 (0)2 93859438
Location
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine,

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Dearie C; Linhart C; Rafai E; Nand D; Morrell S; Taylor R, 2021, 'Trends in mortality and life expectancy in Fiji over 20 years', BMC public health, vol. 21, pp. 1185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11186-w
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Figueroa C; Linhart C; Fusimalohi L; Kupu S; Mathenge G; Morrell S; Taylor R, 2021, 'Mortality in Tonga over three triennia, 2010–2018', BMC Public Health, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-10023-w
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Lewis ET; Mahimbo A; Linhart C; Williamson M; Morgan M; Hammill K; Hall J; Cardona M, 2020, 'General practitioners' perceptions on the feasibility and acceptability of implementing a risk prediction checklist to support their end-of-life discussions in routine care: A qualitative study', Family Practice, vol. 37, pp. 703 - 710, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/FAMPRA/CMAA036
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Gamlath L; Nandasena S; Silva PD; Morrell S; Linhart C; Lin S; Sharpe A; Nathan S; Taylor R, 2020, 'Community intervention for cardiovascular disease risk factors in Kalutara, Sri Lanka', BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, vol. 20, pp. 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-020-01427-y
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Rizkianti A; Maisya IB; Kusumawardani N; Linhart C; Pardosi JF, 2020, 'Sexual intercourse and its correlates among school-aged adolescents in Indonesia: Analysis of the 2015 global school-based health survey', Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, vol. 53, pp. 323 - 331, http://dx.doi.org/10.3961/JPMPH.20.028
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Figueroa C; Mathenge G; Linhart C; James PAS, 2020, 'Deaths at sea in the Pacific Islands: Challenges and opportunities for civil registration and vital statistics systems', Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal, vol. 2019, pp. 107 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.18356/6726a0fb-en
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Figueroa C; Mathenge G; Linhart C; James PAS, 2019, 'Deaths at sea in the Pacific islands: challenges and opportunities for civil registration and vital statistics systems', Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal, vol. 26, pp. 106 - 124, https://www.unescap.org/publications/asia-pacific-sustainable-development-journal-vol-26-no-2-december-2019
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Linhart C, 2018, 'Continued increases in blood pressure over two decades in Samoa (1991–2013); around one-third of the increase explained by rising obesity levels', BMC Public Health, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6016-2
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Taylor R; Lin S; Linhart C; Morrell S, 2018, 'Overview of trends in cardiovascular and diabetes risk factors in Fiji', Annals of Human Biology, vol. 45, pp. 188 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014460.2018.1465122
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Gamlath L; Nandasena S; Hennadige Padmal De Silva S; Linhart C; Ngo A; Morrell S; Nathan S; Sharpe A; Taylor R, 2017, 'Differentials in Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Diabetes by Socioeconomic Status and Sex in Kalutara, Sri Lanka', Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, vol. 29, pp. 401 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1010539517709028
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Linhart CL; Naseri T; Lin S; Morrell S; Taylor R; McGarvey ST; Magliano DJ; Zimmet P, 2017, 'Tobacco smoking trends in Samoa over four decades: can continued globalization rectify that which it has wrought?', Globalization and Health, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12992-017-0256-2
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Lin S; Naseri T; Linhart CL; Morrell S; Taylor R; McGarvey ST; Magliano DJ; Zimmet P, 2017, 'Diabetes incidence and projections from prevalence surveys in Samoa over 1978–2013', International Journal of Public Health, vol. 62, pp. 687 - 694, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-0961-x
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Linhart C; Tukana I; Lin S; Taylor R; Morrell S; Vatucawaqa P; Magliano DJ; Zimmet P, 2017, 'Declines and plateaux in smoking prevalence over three decades in Fiji', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 19, pp. 1315 - 1321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntw292
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Lin S; Naseri T; Linhart C; Morrell S; Taylor R; McGarvey ST; Magliano DJ; Zimmet P, 2017, 'Trends in diabetes and obesity in Samoa over 35 years, 1978–2013', Diabetic Medicine, vol. 34, pp. 654 - 661, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dme.13197
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Lin S; Naseri T; Linhart C; Morrell S; Taylor R; McGarvey ST; Zimmet P, 2017, 'Response to comments by Hoyer and Brinks (2017) on: ‘Diabetes incidence and projections from prevalence surveys in Samoa over 1978–2013’', International Journal of Public Health, vol. 63, pp. 1 - 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-1042-x
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Figueroa CA; Linhart CL; Beckley WB; Pardosi JF, 2017, 'Maternal mortality in Sierra Leone: from civil war to Ebola and the Sustainable Development Goals', International Journal of Public Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-1061-7
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Lin S; Hufanga S; Linhart CL; Morrell S; Taylor R; Magliano D; Zimmet P, 2016, 'Diabetes and obesity trends in Tonga over 40 years', Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, vol. 28, pp. 475 - 485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1010539516645156
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Morrell S; Lin S; Tukana I; Linhart CL; Taylor R; Vatucawaqa P; Magliano DJ; Zimmet P, 2016, 'Diabetes incidence and projections from prevalence surveys in Fiji', Population Health Metrics, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12963-016-0114-0
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Taylor R; Zimmet P; Naseri T; Hufanga S; Tukana I; Magliano DJ; Lin S; Linhart C; Morrell S, 2016, 'Erroneous inflation of diabetes prevalence: Are there global implications?', Journal of Diabetes, vol. 8, pp. 766 - 769, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-0407.12447
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Linhart CL; Gyaneshwar R; Naidu S; Raban M; Naudu S; Morrell S; Tukana I; Taylor R, 2016, 'Absolute cardiovascular risk in a Fiji medical zone', BMC Public Health, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-2806-6
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Linhart C; Tukana I; Lin S; Taylor R; Morrell S; Vatucawaqa P; Magliano D; Zimmet P, 2016, 'Continued increases in hypertension over three decades in Fiji, and the influence of obesity', Journal of Hypertension, vol. 34, pp. 402 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000000807
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Linhart CL; Tivollier JM; Taylor R; Barguil Y; Magliano DJ; Bourguignon C; Zimmet P, 2015, 'Changes in cardiovascular disease risk factors over 30 years in Polynesians in the French Pacific Territory of Wallis Island', European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, vol. 23, pp. 856 - 864, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2047487315604833
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Lin S; Tukana I; Linhart CL; Morrell S; Taylor R; Vatucawaqa P; Magliano DJ; Zimmet P, 2015, 'Diabetes and obesity trends in Fiji over 30 years', Journal of Diabetes, vol. 8, pp. 533 - 543, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-0407.12326
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Vithana C; Linhart C; Taylor R; Morrell S; Azim S, 2014, 'Trends in Sri Lankan cause-specific adult mortality 1950-2006', BMC Public Health, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-644
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Taylor R; Linhart C; Hayes G; Homasi S, 2014, 'Measuring progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goals in small populations: Is under-five mortality in Tuvalu declining?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 38, pp. 390 - 394, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12169
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Taylor R; Carter K; Naidu S; Linhart C; Azim S; Rao C; Lopez AD, 2013, 'Divergent mortality trends by ethnicity in Fiji', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 37, pp. 509 - 515, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12116
  • Reports | 2021
    Dr Christine Linhart
    McMillan K; Linhart C; Gorman H; Kepa B; O'Connor C; O'Connor M; Rokoduru A, 2021, Adolescent unplanned pregnancy in the Pacific: Vanuatu, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sydney
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Linhart C; McMillan K; Gorman H; O'Connor C; O'Connor M; Rokoduru A; Tu’i’onetoa T, 2020, Adolescent unplanned pregnancy in the Pacific: Tonga, UNSW, Sydney
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Christine Linhart
    McMillan K; Linhart C; Gorman H; Kim M; O'Connor C; O'Connor M; Rokoduru A, 2020, Adolescent unplanned pregnancy in the Pacific: Chuuk, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
    Reports | 2019
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Sorchik R; Than J; Carter K; Linhart C; Haberkorn G; Taylor R, 2019, Fertility trends in Pacific Island countries and territories, Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia, https://www.spc.int/updates/blog/2019/07/fertility-trends-in-pacific-island-countries-and-territories
    Reports | 2015
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Linhart C; Carter K; Sorchik R; Haberkorn G; Taylor R, 2015, Trends in Neonatal and Infant Mortality for Pacific Island States, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, New Caledonia
    Reports | 2014
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Linhart CL; Carter K; Taylor R; Rao C; Lopez A, 2014, Mortality Trends in Pacific Island States, Noumea, New Caledonia
  • Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Linhart CL, 2016, 'Plenary Session: An Australian early career researcher’s experience working with the Pacific Community', presented at Australasian Epidemiological Association Conference, Canberra, 14 September 2016 - 16 September 2016
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Nathan SA; Torvaldsen S; Linhart C; Lawson X, 2015, 'Using Wikis to promote equitable student collaboration in the on-line environment,', in Using Wikis to promote equitable student collaboration in the on-line environment,, Council of Academic Public Institutions in Australia, Public Health Teaching & Learning Forum, Sept 2015, Hobart, presented at Council of Academic Public Institutions in Australia, Public Health Teaching & Learning Forum, Sept 2015, Hobart, 10 September 2015 - 11 September 2015
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Taylor RJ; Linhart C; Carter K; Richards N, 2015, 'Strengthening Cause of Death Certification in Pacific Island Countries and Territories through a collaborative approach', presented at Pasifika Medical Association Conference, Vanuatu, -
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Linhart C; Carter K; Sorchik R; Haberkorn G; Taylor RJ, 2015, 'Trends in Neonatal and Infant Mortality in Pacific Island Countries and Territories', presented at Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Workshop, Osaka, Japan, 30 October 2015 - 01 November 2015
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Nathan S; Torvaldsen S; Linhart C; Lawson X, 2015, 'Using Wikis to promote equitable student collaboration in the on-line environment', in Using Wikis to promote equitable student collaboration in the on-line environment, CAPHIA Public Health Teaching and Learning Forum, Hobart, Tasmania, presented at CAPHIA Public Health Teaching and Learning Forum, Hobart, Tasmania, 10 September 2015 - 11 September 2015
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Linhart C; Taylor RJ; Turner R; Morrell S, 2014, 'Trends in blood pressure in Fiji', presented at Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Conference, Taiwan, -
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Dr Christine Linhart
    Linhart C; Taylor RJ; Carter K; Naidu S, 2013, 'Trends in Cardiovascular Disease Mortality and Life Expectancy in Fiji', presented at Annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Workshop, Hangzhou, China, 29 October 2013 - 01 November 2013

Awards

2014 Best Tutor Award:  awarded annually to the tutor who demonstrates excellence in contribution to student learning in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Sydney

2012 Support for Research Outcomes Prize: awarded annually for outstanding contribution to public health research in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Sydney

Grants

2019-2020 Pacific Women and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Funding: AUD $334,000

Title: Adolescent Unplanned Pregnancy in the Pacific Study

Investigators: McMillan K, Linhart C, O'Connor C, Rokoduru A

 

2017 UNSW Sydney Indonesia Seed Research Fund [# RG 162940]

Funding: AUD $10,000

Title: The development of an integrated approach to improve adolescent health focusing on vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in Indonesia.

Investigators: Pardosi J, Prasodjo R, Linhart C, Kusumawardani N

 

2013-2016 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australian Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS) [project grant # 66886] 

Funding: AUD$1,090,000

Title: Trends in non-communicable disease risk factors and premature mortality in Pacific Island countries and predictive modelling of effects of inaction and control interventions.

Investigators: Taylor R, Zimmet P, Morrell S, Magliano D, Linhart C, Tukana I, Hufanga S, Asante A 

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