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ILWS - Charles Sturt University

ILWS COVID-19 Publications

Since the onset of the global pandemic, ILWS researchers have been on the front foot when it comes to COVID research. To date, there have been 59 research outputs produced by Institute members, covering an assortment of topics related to the pandemic, at both an international and national level. The scope of this research extends from the social sciences to mathematical modelling and projecting future transmission of the virus, thus providing much-needed insight into the impact of COVID-19. Whether it be regarding the mental health of our front line workers or the future implications for industry and economy, ILWS researchers have once again demonstrated their engagement in high quality, impactful research.

One ILWS member, Associate professor Dirk Spenneman has alone authored 15 papers (13 of which  he is first author) and 2 ILWS reports.

Journal articles
  1. Panday, A., Kabir, A. & Chowdhury, N.K. (Accepted/In press). A Survey of Machine Learning Techniques for Detecting and Diagnosing COVID-19 from Imaging. Quantitative Biology, i-xxiii.
  2. Cooke, S.J., Twardek, W.M., Lynch, A.J., Cowx, I.G., Olden, J.D. Funge-Smith, S., Lorenzen, K., Arlinghaus, R., Chen, Y., Weyl, O.L.F., Nyboer, E.A., Pompeu, P.S., Carlson, S.M., Koehn, J.D., Pinder, A.C., Raghavan, R., Phang, S., Koning, A.A., Taylor, W.W., Bartley, D. & Britton, J.R. (2021). A global perspective on the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on freshwater fish biodiversity. Biological Conservation, 253, 108932. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108932
  3. Lewis, C., Prayag, G. & Pour, S. (2021). Linking travel motives to identity and travel behavior of the Australian LGBT market during COVID-19. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 38(7), 725-741. doi: 10.1080/10548408.2021.1985039
  4. Lal R, Huang W, Li Z (2021). An application of the ensemble Kalman filter in epidemiological modelling. PLoS ONE 16(8):e0256227. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256227
  5. Garner, J., Hider, P., Jamali Mahmuei, H. R., Lymn, J., Mansourian, Y., Randell-Moon, H., & Wakeling, S. (2021). ‘Steady Ships’ in the COVID-19 Crisis: Australian Public Library Responses to the Pandemic. Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association, 70(2), 102-124. doi: 10.1080/24750158.2021.1901329
  6. Pawar, M. (2020). COVID-19 pandemic and the social work profession. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(2), 129-145.
  7. Pulla, V. (2020). Editorial:As humanity copes through a pandemic. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, Special Edition: COVID-19 Life Beyond,14(6), 1-7.
  8. Pulla, V. (2020). Editorial:COVID warriors in India: Battling denial stigma and discrimination. Space and Culture, India, 8(2), 1-4. doi: 10.20896/saci.v8i2.1081
  9. Rahman, A., Kuddus, M.A., Ip, H.L. & Bewong, M. (2021). A review of COVID-19 modelling strategies in three countries to develop a research framework for regional areas. Viruses13(2185), 1-23. [2185]. doi: 10.3390/v13112185
  10. Rahman, A., & Kuddus, M.A. (2021). Modelling the transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in six high-burden countries. BioMed Research International, 2021, 1-17. [5089184]. doi: 10.1155/2021/5089184
  11. Abdulla, F., Nain, Z., Karimuzzaman, M., Hossain, M.M. & Rahman, A. (2021). A non-linear biostatistical graphical modeling of preventive actions and healthcare factors in controlling COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(9), [4491]. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18094491
  12. Kuddus, M.A. & Rahman, A. (2021). Analysis of COVID-19 using a modified SLIR model with nonlinear incidenceResults in Physics27, 1-11. [104478]. doi:10.1016/j.rinp.2021.104478
  13. Harjule, P., Rahman, A. & Agarwal, B. (2021). A cross-sectional study of anxiety, stress, perception and mental health towards online learning of school children in India during COVID-19. Journal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics, 24(2), 411-424. doi: 10.1080/09720502.2021.1889780
  14. Ip, H.L., Demskoi, D., Rahman, A. & Zheng, L. (2021). Evaluation of COVID-19 mitigation policies in Australia using generalised space-time autoregressive intervention models. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(14), 1-17. [7474]. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18147474
  15. Hossain, M.M., Abdulla, F., Karimuzzaman, M. & Rahman, A. (2020). Routine vaccination disruption in low-income countries: An impact of COVID-19 pandemic. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 32(8), 509-510. doi: 10.1177/1010539520957808
  16. Karimuzzaman, M., Afroz, S., Hossain, M.M. & Rahman, A. (2020). Forecasting the COVID-19 pandemic with climate variables for top five burdening and three south Asian countries. medRxiv, 1-25. doi: 10.1101/2020.05.12.20099044
  17. Roberts, R. (2021). Editorial:Prevention pays: COVID-19 tells us it's time for a Sovereign Health Fund for disease prevention. Australian Journal of Rural Health29(4). doi: 10.1111/ajr.12792
  18. Roberts, R. (2020). Editorial: COVID-19, leadership and lessons from physics. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 28(3), 232-235. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12649
  19. Roberts, R., Jenkins, S., Neher, A., Bamberry, L., Sutton, C., Dwivedi, A., Frost, M. & Wong, A. (Accepted/In press). The mental health and wellbeing impacts of COVID-19 on rural paramedics, police, community nurses and child protection workers. The Australian journal of rural health. 1-15. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12804
  20. Morris, B.L., Short, M., Bridges, D., Crichton, M., Velander, F., Rush, E., Iffland, B. & Duncombe, R. (2021). Responding to student mental health challenges during and post-COVID-19Social Work Education. doi: 10.1080/02615479.2021.1962271
  21. Spennemann, D.H.R. & Whitsed, R. (2021). The impact of COVID-19 on the Australian outdoor recreation industry from the perspective of practitioners. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. doi: 10.1016/j.jort.2021.100445
  22. Parker, M. & Spennemann, D.H.R. (2021). Stille nacht: COVID and the ghost of Christmas 2020. Heritage4(4), 3081-3097. doi: 10.3390/heritage4040172
  23. Spennemann, D.H.R. (2021). Residential Architecture in a post-pandemic world: implications of COVID-19 for new construction and for adapting heritage buildings. Journal of Green Building, 16(1), 199–215. doi:10.3992/jgb.16.1.199
  24. Spennemann, D.H.R. (2021). COVID Face Masks: Policy Shift Results in Increased LitteringSustainability, 13(17), [9875]. doi: 10.3390/su13179875
  25. Spennemann, D.H.R. (2021). COVID-19 on the ground: Managing the heritage sites of a pandemic. Heritage4(3), 2140-2162. doi: 10.3390/HERITAGE4030121
  26. Spennemann, D.H.R. (2021). “No Entry into New South Wales”: COVID-19 and the Historic and Contemporary Trajectories of the Effects of Border Closures on an Australian Cross-Border CommunityLand10(6), [610]. doi: 10.3390/land10060610
  27. Spennemann, D.H.R. (2021). A number’s game: Towards a solution to the policing of ringfenced COVID Hotspots. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 32(2), 352-358. doi: 10.1002/hpja.467
  28. Spennemann, D.H.R. (2021). Preparing for COVID-2x: Urban Planning Needs to Regard Urological Wastewater as an Invaluable Communal Public Health Asset and Not as a Burden. Urban Science5(4), 75. doi: 10.3390/urbansci5040075
  29. Parker, M. & Spennemann, D.H.R. (2020). Anthropause on audio: the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on church bell ringing in New South Wales (Australia). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 148(5), 1–5. doi: 10.1121/10.0002451
  30. Spennemann, D.H.R. & Parker, M. (2020). Hitting the ‘pause’ button: What does COVID-19 tell us about the future of heritage sounds?. Noise Mapping7(1), 265-275. doi: 10.1515/noise-2020-0022
  31. Spennemann, D.H.R. & Parker, M. (2021). Increasing Intensity: the sounds of church bells in Australia one year after COVID-19. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 149(4), A28. doi:10.1121/10.0004428
  32. Spennemann, D. H. R. (2021). ‘Yours truly’: The creation and consumption of commercial tourist portraitsHeritage4(4), 3257-3287. doi: 10.3390/heritage4040182
  33. Spennemann, D.H.R. (2021). Curating the contemporary: A case for national and local COVID-19 collections. Curator: the Museum journal, 1-16. doi: 10.1111/cura.12451
  34. Parker, M. & Spennemann, D.H.R. (2021). Responses to government-imposed restrictions: The sound of Australia's church bells one year after the onset of COVID-19. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America150(4), 2677-2681. doi:
  35. Spennemann, D.H.R. (2021). COVID-19 on the ground: Managing the heritage sites of a pandemic. Heritage, 4(3), 2140-2162. doi: 10.3390/HERITAGE4030121
  36. Alam, M.F., Rabby, A.A. & Pulla, V. (2020). The outbreak of COVID-19, response, and the vulnerabilities of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 14(6), 259-284.
  37. Pawar, M. (Ed.) (2021). COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on and Implications for community and social development (ed). SAGE Publications, India.
    Book Chapters
  38. Pawar, M. (2021). The Global Impact of and responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Introduction. (pp. 1-14).
  39. O'Sullivan, D., Rahamathulla, M., & Pawar, M. (2021). The Impact and Implications of COVID-19: An Australian Perspective. pp. 35-60).
  40. Sarkar, A. K., Rahman, M., & Pawar, M. (2021). Z The 7th ICSD AP conference in Bangladesh: Some experiences and reflections for the way forward. pp. 231-243).
    Other Book Chapter
  41. Lymn, J. & Pasanai, S. (2021). Taking advantage of new opportunities afforded by the COVID19 pandemic: A case study in responsive and dynamic Library and Information Science Work Integrated Learning. In C. Cheong, J. Coldwell-Neilson, K. MacCallum, T. Luo, & A. Scime (Eds.), COVID-19 and Education: Learning and Teaching in a Pandemic-Constrained Environment (pp. 275-290). Informing Science Press.
    ILWS reports
  42. Spennemann, D.H.R. (2021). Collecting COVID-19 Ephemera: a photographic documentation of examples from regional Australia. Institute for Land, Water and Society Report. 143. Albury, NSW: Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University.
  43. Spennemann, D.H.R. (2021). Patterns of a Pandemic. A documentation of COVID-19 masks sold, lost and discarded in a regional Australian city. Institute for Land, Water and Society Report. 164. Albury, NSW: Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University.
    Commissioned report
  44. Kleinschafer, J., Burmeister, O., Lawrence, J., Allan, J., Kingsford, J., Fuller, G., Saksena, T., & Lock, M. (2021). Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on health beliefs and compliance with prevention measures in rural, regional, remote and Aboriginal populations of Western NSW.
    Other reports
  45. Roberts, R., Dwivedi, A., Bamberry, L., Neher, A., Jenkins, S., Sutton, C., Frost, M., O'Meara, P., & Wong, A. (2021). The mental health, wellbeing and work impacts of COVID-19 on first responders and frontline workers in Australia. Charles Sturt University.
  46. Neher, A., Jenkins, S., Bamberry, L., Roberts, R., Wong, A., Dwivedi, A., Frost, M., Sutton, C., & O'Meara, P. (2021). The mental health, wellbeing, and work impacts of COVID-19 on the Australian police workforce. Charles Sturt University.
  47. O'Sullivan, D. (2021). Fiji’s other crisis: away from the COVID emergency, political dissent can still get you arrested. The Conversation.
  48. Villar, O. (2020). A pandemic in an era of U.S.-China rivalry and neoliberalism. Independent Australia.,13873

    Presentation only

  49. Pawar, M. (2020). Child marriage during pandemic and coping skills. Paper presented at Children and Young Adults during COVID-19, Shantiniketan, India.
  50. Pawar, M. (2020). COVID, social determinants of health and non-COVID health outcome. Paper presented at Doctors Reform Society Annual Meeting 2020, Australia.
  51. Pawar, M. (2020). Responses to COVID-19 pandemic and the social work profession. Paper presented at International Webinar on the Pandemic and Social Work Profession, Bankura, India.
  52. Jamali Mahmuei, H.R., Garner, J., Wakeling, S., Hider, P., Mansourian, Y., Randell-Moon, H. & Lymn, J. (2021). The response of public libraries in Australia to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paper presented at 4thI-LISS International Conference (IIC) 2021, Chennai, India.
  53. Ingham, V. (2020). Disaster fatigue: The implications of Black Summer + COVID19 for Australia. Paper presented at Susan L Cutter Seminar Series.
  54. Mack, S., Bernoth, M., & Biles, J. (2021). Researching aged care during COVID: Adapting to the unexpected: the use of an online medium while conducting qualitative interviews in residential aged care during COVID-19 . 1. Paper presented at The 54th AAG Conference.
  55. Roberts, R., Dwivedi, A., Jenkins, S., Bamberry, L., Frost, M., Neher, A., Sutton, C., O'Meara, P., & Young, R. (2020). The mental health and stress impacts of COVID19 for police and paramedics (ambulance). Paper presented at Workplace Mental Health Symposium 2020.
  56. Attree, K., & Lewis, C. (2021). Entrepreneurial responses to COVID-19 Farmers' Market closures: Barriers and enablers to social media adoption experienced by rural micro businesses. Abstract from 14th Academy of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Knowledge Conference 2021
  57. Bamberry, L., O'Meara, P., Sutton, C., Frost, M., Roberts, R., Jenkins, S., Neher, A., & Dwivedi, A. (2021). Hand sanitiser, PPE, flexible work arrangements and clear communication; key priorities for police on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic. Abstract from Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference 2021.
  58. Wuersch, L., & Neher, A. (2021). COVID-19 and work ethics in home office settings. Abstract from Business ethics during a pandemic.