Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

2013 Edition
| Editors: Marc D. Gellman, J. Rick Turner

Oldenburg, Brian

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1005-9_1466

Biographical Information

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Brian Oldenburg was born in Sydney, Australia, on October 23, 1953. He received his Bachelor of Science (Honors in Psychology) degree from University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 1975, and he then worked in a community mental health center in Sydney before living and working in the United Kingdom for 2 years. He returned to Australia in 1978 to the Department of Psychiatry at Prince Henry Hospital and University of NSW, before completing a Masters of Clinical Psychology in 1983. He completed his Ph.D. degree in the UNSW Schools of Medicine and Psychiatry in 1987. He was employed as a lecturer – and then, senior lecturer – in the Department of Public Health, University of Sydney (1987–1994) before becoming professor and head of the School of Public Health at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane (1994–2006). In 2006, Oldenburg became the inaugural professor and director of International Public Health and Associate Dean...

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References and Readings

  1. Absetz, P., Oldenburg, B., Hankonen, N., Valve, R., Nissinen, A., Fogelholm, M., et al. (2009). Type 2 diabetes prevention in the “real world”: Three-year results of the GOAL lifestyle implementation trial. Diabetes Care, 32, 1418–1420.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Oldenburg, B., & Absetz, P. (2011). Lost in translation: Overcoming the barriers to global implementation and exchange of behavioral medicine evidence. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 1, 252–255.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Oldenburg, B., Absetz, P., & Chan, C. (2010). Behavioral interventions for prevention and management of chronic disease. In A. Steptoe, K. Freedland, J. R. Jenning, M. Llabre, S. Manuck, & E. Susman (Eds.), Handbook of behavioral medicine: Methods and applications (pp. 969–988). New York: Springer.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Oldenburg, B., Absetz, P., Dunbar, J., Reddy, P., & O’Neil, A. (2011). The spread of diabetes prevention programs around the world: A case study from Finland and Australia. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 1(2), 270–282.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Oldenburg, B., De Courten, M., & Frean, E. (2010). The contribution of health psychology to the advancement of global health. In J. Suls, K. W. Davidson, & R. K. Kaplan (Eds.), Handbook of health psychology (pp. 397–410). New York: Guilford Press.Google Scholar
  6. Oldenburg, B., & Glanz, K. (2008). Diffusions of Innovation, in Glanz, Rimer and Viswanath. In Health behavior and health education: Theory, research and practice (4th ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.Google Scholar
  7. Oldenburg, B., Perkins, R. J., & Andrews, G. (1985). A controlled trial of psychological intervention in myocardial infarction. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 53(6), 852–859.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and Preventive MedicineMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia