Dr Joanne Flavel

Academic Status & Web Supervisor

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Joanne is an economist with expertise in quantitative research. Her research focuses on the multiple dimensions of health and influences on health including interactions between health and work, and the social determinants of health. She is a Senior Research Officer at the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity and the Research Centre for Injury Studies. Joanne received her PhD in 2016 and worked as a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Labour Studies until December 2017.

Qualifications

PhD, Flinders University, 2016

Bachelor Degree in Economics (Honours), First Class, University of Adelaide, 2005

Honours, awards and grants

Australian Health Inequities Program Scholarship, 2007

NILS Summer Scholarship, 2004-05

Key responsibilities

Joanne is currently working predominantly on the following projects at the Southgate Institute:

Testing the feasibility of the rapid translation of Health in all Policies ideas to create healthy urban environments, create health promoting health services and stem the non-communicable disease epidemic in the southern area of Adelaide. Funded by Health Translation SA through MRFF.

Socio-demographic profile of homelessness in Adelaide/South Australia. Flinders University Innovation Partnership Seed Grant.

Examining increasing health inequities in Australia: the contribution of employment, income and wealth. Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant.

Explaining the increase in health inequities in South Australia: Trialling a case study to understand the influence of social and economic performance. Flinders University Innovation Partnership Seed Grant.

She is also the ethics and data request liaison and a senior project officer on stage 2 of a project with the Research Centre for Injury Studies:

A National Approach to Measuring Non-Fatal Crash Outcomes. Funded by Austroads.

Research interests

Research interests

  • Social and economic determinants of health
  • Health and work
  • Inequities
  • Ageing
  • Aged care workforce
  • Labour economics
  • Applied economics
  • Health economics

Current Projects

  • Healthy South: Testing the feasibility of the rapid translation of Health in All Policies (HiAP) ideas to create healthy urban environments, create health promoting health services and stem the non-communicable disease epidemic in the southern area of Adelaide
  • Socio-demographic profile of homelessness in Adelaide/South Australia (in partnership with Baptist Care)
  • Examining increasing health inequities in Australia: the contribution of employment, income and wealth.
  • Austroads; A national approach to measuring non-fatal crash outcomes (Research Centre for Injury Studies)

Previous Projects

  • Explaining the increase in health inequities in South Australia: Trialling a case study to understand the influence of social and economic performance (in partnership with SACOSS).
  • Evaluation of the Trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • 2015-2016 National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey
  • Interactions between Health and Labour Market Outcomes over the Life Course (PhD project)
Supervisory interests
Applied economics
Labour economics
Social determinants of health
Work and health
Publications

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