Dr Dennis Asante

Research Associate in Education and Training Evaluation in Regional and Remote Australia

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences (5.15)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dennis Asante joined the Poche SA+NT research team at the College of Medicine and Public Health after completing his PhD in Public Health. He has expertise in rural and remote health; health care policies; health services research; and health workforce design and innovation. Dennis is passionate about issues concerning underserved communities and vulnerable population groups. His research embraces understanding the nuanced ways in which psychosocial factors and the maldistribution of healthcare resources impact health behaviours and health outcomes. He is currently contributing to developing a Transferable and Adaptive Health Sciences Training Model that supports youth into health workforce training and careers in regional and remote Australia.

Dennis has carried out survey research in Ghana and conducted research using data from South Australia’s Population Health Survey and China. He has published over 35 peer-reviewed articles in leading Medicine and Public Health journals. He is currently collaborating with a team of experts on a WHO’s ‘Ageing and Psychological Capacity’ research project.


PhD in Public Health

MSc in Public Administration

Bachelor of Political Studies (Honours)

Certificate in Teaching (3 years program)

Key responsibilities
  • Contributing to the planning and execution of research by offering new ideas, reviewing relevant literature and other sources of information, actively participating in the production of data and attending seminars, meetings and conferences.
  • Contributing to the coordination, planning and execution of the project tasks required to collaborate with industry partners.
  • Contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition and presentations that align with the College's areas of research strength and focus.
  • Assisting principal supervisors with the supervision of postgraduate students
  • Independently contributing to the planning and execution of research by reviewing literature and other sources of information, and contributing to the writing and editing of publications.
  • Supporting the development of an evidence-based education and training pathways framework for regional and remote Australia
  • Assisting in the design and implementation of research methodologies, data collection tools, and evaluation frameworks.
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborations within the university, and at the national and international levels to improve research outputs.