Position

Research Fellow
Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity

Qualifications

Bachelor of Health Science/ Bachelor of Social Science (Hons1), Grad Dip Education, PhD

Honours, awards and grants

Toni's PhD thesis received a Special Commendation from the Dean of the University of Adelaide. The thesis was passed without ammendment.

Key responsibilities

In her current role at the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Wellbeing Toni is managing an ARC funded project. This project will increase understanding of how the policies of Australian governments in sectors other than Health contribute to health and health equity. The research involves analysisng how policy in the justice, urban planning, environment and industry sectors facilitates or obstructs action on social determinants of health and health equity. The research is intended to facilitate improved whole-of-government action to promote health and equity while still addressing other sector specific goals.

Toni is also working as a research fellow on an NHMRC funded project that is evaluating the Health in All Policies initiative. A Health in All Policies approach has been implemented by the South Australian Government to promote the collaborative development of policies that have a positive influence on health and wellbeing. The evaluation is being undertaken through multiple methods and it is intended to provide a rigorous framework that can be used to assess the effectiveness of Health in All Policies and optimise its success.

Toni is the Chair of the Southgate Institute's Journal Club.

Teaching interests

Toni has tutored undergraduate students in several different courses including Public Health 1, Social Sciences in Australia and Gender, Bodies and Health.

Toni has delivered lectures in undergraduate social science and research methods courses, as well as providing guest lectures to Masters students about health promotion.

Toni holds a Graduate Diploma of Education. Toni is a registered middle school teacher in South Australia.

Research expertise

  • Maternal health
  • Policy and administration
  • Public health and health services
  • Sociology
  • Women’s health

Research interests

Toni has undertaken research across several areas that are related to the social determinants of health. Her research focuses on understanding the relationships between social experiences and health and also on examining the impact of health care systems and policy on health outcomes.

Toni has experience with a wide range of research methods and specialises in applying a multi-method approach to research.

Supervisory interests

  • Health policy
  • Social and economic determinants of health inequities

RHD research supervision

Current

Associate supervisor : Health policy (1) ;

Publications

  • Lawn, S.J., Delany-Crowe, T.N., Pulvirenti, M. and McMillan, J. (2017). Community treatment orders and risk: perspectives of mental health service clients and workers. International Academy of Law and Mental Health. Prague, Czech Republic. Jul 2017.
  • Pulvirenti, M., Lawn, S.J., Delany-Crowe, T.N. and McMillan, J. (2017). Community treatment orders and trust: Perspectives of mental health service clients and workers. International Academy of Law and Mental Health. Prague, Czech Republic. Jul 2017.
  • Lawn, S.J., Delany-Crowe, T.N., Pulvirenti, M. and McMillan, J. (2017). Examining the use of metaphors to understand the experience of community treatment orders for patients and mental health workers. International Academy of Law and Mental Health. Prague, Czech Republic. Jul 2017.
  • Lawn, S.J., Delany-Crowe, T.N., Pulvirenti, M. and McMillan, J. (2017). Community treatment orders and moral framing: perspectives of mental health service clients and workers. International Academy of Law and Mental Health. Prague, Czech Republic. Jul 2017.
  • Delany-Crowe, T.N. (2016). Facilitators of South Australia’s Health in All Policies Initiative 2012-2016. South Australian Entreprenuers Forum. May 2016.
  • Lawn, S.J., Delany, T.N., Pulvirenti, M. and McMillan, J.M. (2015). Moral framing and community treatment orders. XXIVth International Association of Law and Mental Health. Vienna, Austria. Jul 2015.
  • Delany, T., Baum, F., Lawless, A., MacDougall, C., Harris, E. and McDermott, D. (2014). Creating a burden of evidence to consider the impact of Health in All Policies: A progam logic approach. MontrealInternational Political Science Association World Congress. Montreal. Jul 2014.
  • Delany, T., Baum, F., Lawless, A., MacDougall, C., Harris, L. and McDermott, D. (2014). Creating a burden of evidence to consider the impact of Health in All Policies: A program logic approach. In International Political Science Association World Congress. IPSA: AISP 23rd Political Science Conference: Challenges of Contemporary Governance. Montreal, Canada. Jul 2014, pp. 1-25.
    [Web Link]
  • Lawn, S., Delany, T., Pulvirenti, M. and McMillan, J. (2014). Worker and patient moral framings of community treatment orders. Bridging the Gap, Society for Mental Health Research Conference. Adelaide, SA. Dec 2014.
  • Delany, T., Lawless, A., Baum, F., Williams, C. and Hunter, M. (2013). How Has Health In All Policies Remained On The Policy Agenda In South Australia? In Emerging Health Policy Research Conference Program. Emerging Health Policy Research Conference 2013.
  • Baum, F., Lawless, A., Delany, T., MacDougall, C., Williams, C., Broderick, D., et al. (2013). Evaluation of Health in All Policies: challenges, concepts, theory and application. In WHO Technical Paper. 8th Global Conference on Health Promotio. Helsinki, Finland. Jun 2013.
  • Delany, T., Lawn, S., Sweet, L., Skinner, T. and Battersby, M. (2012). What impedes effective collaboration between clients and health care providers during care planning for chronic condition management? In Primary Health Care Research Conference: Inform, influence, implement: Research improving policy and practice. Primary Health Care Research Conference: Inform, influence, implement: Research improving policy and practice. Canberra. Jul 2012.
  • Delany, T. (2010). How is Maternal Responsibility Constructed and Reproduced Through Health Related Discourse? In Presentations and Papers. Australian Women's Health Network. The New National Agenda, 6th Australian Women's healt hConference. Hobart, TAS. May 2010.
  • Delany, T.N., Baum, F.E. and Lawless, A.P. (2017). Building Rigour Into Action Research: Experiences From a 5-Year Evaluation of Health in All Policies in South Australia. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 15(1) pp. 2455.
    [10.1177/1609406916628953]
  • Delany, T. and King, T. (2009). Familiar Families?" Exploring issues related to diverse family formations in contemporary Australian society. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 5(2) pp. 66-69.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Delany, T. (2009). Mothers, Medicine and Public Health: Exploring the Influence of Health Advice in Defining Gendered Responsibility for Child Health. Nexus - the TASA Newsletter, 21(3) pp. 19.
    [Web Link]
  • Lawn, S.J., Sweet, L.P., Skinner, T.C., Battersby, M.W. and Delany, T.N. (2012). Information sharing for the management of chronic conditions in primary health care: How does it work and what are the outcomes?
    [Web Link]
  • Delany, T.N., Baum, F.E., Lawless, A.P., MacDougall, C.J., Harris, L. and McDermott, D.R. (2014). Creating a burden of evidence to consider the impact of Health in All Policies: A progam logic approach. In IPSA Online Paper Room. 1 ed. Montreal: IPSA. 23rd International Political Sciences Association World Congress. Montreal. Jul 2014, pp. 1-25.
  • Baum, F.E., Delany-Crowe, T.N., MacDougall, C.J., Lawless, A.P., van Eyk, H.C. and Williams, C. (2017). Ideas, actors and institutions: lessons from South Australian Health in All Policies on what encourages other sectors’ involvement. BMC Public Health, 17(811)
  • Lawn, S.J., Delany, T.N., Pulvirenti, M., Smith, A. and McMillan, J. (2016). Examining the use of metaphors to understand the experience of community treatment orders for patients and mental health workers. BMC Psychiatry, 16(82)
    [10.1186/s12888-016-0791-z]
  • Lawn, S.J., Delany, T.N., Pulvirenti, M., Smith, A. and McMillan, P.Z. (2015). A qualitative study using moral framing to understand patients' and mental health workers' experiences of community treatment orders. BMC Psychiatry, 15(274)
    [10.1186/s12888-015-0653-0]
  • Delany, T.N., Lawless, A.P., Baum, F.E., Popay, J., Jones, L., McDermott, D.R., et al. (2015). Health in All Policies in South Australia: what has supported early implementation? Health Promotion International,
    [10.1093/heapro/dav084]
  • Baum, F.E., Lawless, A.P., MacDougall, C.J., Delany, T.N., McDermott, D.R., Harris, E., et al. (2015). New norms new policies: Did the Adelaide Thinkers in Residence scheme encourage new thinking about promoting well-being and Health in All Policies? Social Science and Medicine, 147 pp. 1-9.
    [10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.031] [Scopus]
  • Baum, F., Lawless, A., Delany, T., MacDougall, C., Williams, C., Broderick, D., et al. (2014). Evaluation of Health in All Policies: concept, theory and application. Health Promotion International, 29(1) pp. 130-142.
    [10.1093/heapro/dau032] [Scopus]
  • Delany, T., Harris, P., Williams, C., Harris, L., Baum, F., Lawless, A., et al. (2014). Health Impact Assessment in New South Wales & Health in All Policies in South Australia: differences, similarities and connections. BMC Public Health, 14(699)
    [10.1186/1471-2458-14-699] [Scopus]
  • Jones, G. and Delany, T. (2014). What Does Collaborative Practice Mean Within Mental Health Care? A Qualitative Study Exploring Understandings and Proposing a Definition. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 3(3)
    [Web Link]
  • Lawn, S.J., Delany, T., Sweet, L., Battersby, M. and Skinner, T. (2014). Control in chronic condition self-care management: How it occurs in the health worker-client relationship, and implications for client empowerment. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(2) pp. 383-394.
    [10.1111/jan.12203] [Scopus]
  • Lawn, S., Delany, T., Sweet, L., Battersby, M. and Skinner, T. (2013). Barriers and enablers to good communication and information-sharing practices in care planning for chronic condition management. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 21(1) pp. 84-89.
    [10.1071/PY13087] [Scopus]
  • Street, J. and Delany, T.N.D. (2012). Guidelines in disrepute: a case study of influenza vaccination of healthcare workers. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(4) pp. 357-363.
    [10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00896.x] [Scopus]
  • Delany, T. (2011). 'His job is already done': Excluding and excusing men from responsibility for child health. Outskirts, 24
    [Web Link]
  • Delany, T. (2009). To entrap and empower: Understanding the social implications of maternal intuition within heterosexual family relationships. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 5(2) pp. 110-120.
    [Web Link]
  • Baum, F.E., Graycar, A. and Delany, T.N. (2016). Understanding Australian Policies on Public Health, Workshop Report. Adelaide: The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
    [Web Link]
  • Baum, F.E., Delany-Crowe, T.N., MacDougall, C.J., Lawless, A.P., van Eyk, H.C. and Williams, C. (2017). Ideas, actors and institutions: lessons from South Australian Health in All Policies on what encourages other sectors’ involvement. BMC Public Health, 17(811)
  • Lawn, S.J., Delany, T.N., Pulvirenti, M., Smith, A. and McMillan, J. (2016). Examining the use of metaphors to understand the experience of community treatment orders for patients and mental health workers. BMC Psychiatry, 16(82)
    [10.1186/s12888-016-0791-z]
  • Delany, T.N., Lawless, A.P., Baum, F.E., Popay, J., Jones, L., McDermott, D.R., et al. (2015). Health in All Policies in South Australia: what has supported early implementation? Health Promotion International,
    [10.1093/heapro/dav084]
  • Lawn, S.J., Delany, T.N., Pulvirenti, M., Smith, A. and McMillan, P.Z. (2015). A qualitative study using moral framing to understand patients' and mental health workers' experiences of community treatment orders. BMC Psychiatry, 15(274)
    [10.1186/s12888-015-0653-0]
  • Baum, F.E., Lawless, A.P., MacDougall, C.J., Delany, T.N., McDermott, D.R., Harris, E., et al. (2015). New norms new policies: Did the Adelaide Thinkers in Residence scheme encourage new thinking about promoting well-being and Health in All Policies? Social Science and Medicine, 147 pp. 1-9.
    [10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.031] [Scopus]
  • Jones, G. and Delany, T. (2014). What Does Collaborative Practice Mean Within Mental Health Care? A Qualitative Study Exploring Understandings and Proposing a Definition. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 3(3)
    [Web Link]
  • Baum, F., Lawless, A., Delany, T., MacDougall, C., Williams, C., Broderick, D., et al. (2014). Evaluation of Health in All Policies: concept, theory and application. Health Promotion International, 29(1) pp. 130-142.
    [10.1093/heapro/dau032] [Scopus]
  • Lawn, S.J., Delany, T., Sweet, L., Battersby, M. and Skinner, T. (2014). Control in chronic condition self-care management: How it occurs in the health worker-client relationship, and implications for client empowerment. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(2) pp. 383-394.
    [10.1111/jan.12203] [Scopus]
  • Delany, T., Harris, P., Williams, C., Harris, L., Baum, F., Lawless, A., et al. (2014). Health Impact Assessment in New South Wales & Health in All Policies in South Australia: differences, similarities and connections. BMC Public Health, 14(699)
    [10.1186/1471-2458-14-699] [Scopus]
  • Baum, F.E., Graycar, A. and Delany, T.N. (2016). Understanding Australian Policies on Public Health, Workshop Report. Adelaide: The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
    [Web Link]

Professional and community engagement

Reviewer for the Australasian Journal on Ageing

Reviewer for M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture

Member of the Public Health Association of Australia

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