Fran Baum is Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Foundation Director of the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. She received an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her public health service. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and of the Australian Health Promotion Association. She is a past National President and Life Member of the Public Health Association of Australia. She co-Chair of the Global Steering Council of the People’s Health Movement – a global network of health activist (www. phmovement.org). She also served as a Commissioner on the World Health Organisation’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health from 2005-08.
She holds grants from the National Health & Medical Research Council and the Australia Research Council which are considering health inequities and public policy, social determinants of health and Health in All Policies. She held a prestigous Federation Fellowship from 2009-2014. Her book, The New Public Health (4th ed. published January 2016 Oxford University Press), is widely cited and used in many public health courses. Her latest book Governing for Health: Advancing health and equity through policy and advocacy (Oxford University Press, New York, January, 2019) examines how a society can be best organised to promote health and equity
Chief Investigator Does SA's Health in All Policies Promote Health and Equity (2013-2017) http://www.flinders.edu.au/medicine/sites/southgate/research/health-equity-and-policy/hiap.cfm
Prof Baum has an extensive teaching career in public health, including writing a number of distance education courses and designing a doctor of public health course for senior public health professions. Teaching interests include:
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