Adam Shoesmith

Newcastle, NSW, Australia


Adam is PhD Candidate in Public Health and Behavioural Science through the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle. Adam previously obtained his Masters of Public Health in 2018 and an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science in 2015. Adam has been employed as a Research Assistant through the University of Newcastle for the last five years, working in the Good for Kids Good for Life team at Hunter New England Population Health. Specifically, I have played an integral role in the planning, implementation and evaluation of a number of programs delivered in primary schools that target the improvement of both student and staff health outcomes (including improving healthy eating and increasing physical activity).

Adam’s PhD thesis evaluates the sustainability of evidence-based public health interventions delivered in schools and early childcare service settings. Specifically, it explores these issues related to sustained program delivery in these settings by examining factors influencing program sustainment, and developing and testing measures to assess sustainability determinants.

Research Interest

Adam has an interest in the co-design, co-production and co-dissemination processes of preventive health research, in partnership with government and non-government organisations to ensure that effective translation of evidence into policy and practice by health and other services leads to positive health outcomes for populations. Adam is particularly interested in trial evaluation, the implementation and sustainability of public health programs in community settings, and ensuring positive health impact can be maximised at a population level.

Role in NCOIS

PhD candidate and Researcher