Joanne is a Research Fellow in social determinants of health and works on projects with the Southgate Institute for Health, Society & Equity and the Research Centre for Injury Studies. She is an economist and public health researcher with expertise in quantitative research. Her research explores the impact of the distribution of social determinants of health on health equity and interactions between health and work. She joined the the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity in 2018 and began working at the Research Centre for Injury Studies in early 2019. Joanne received her PhD in 2016 and worked as a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Labour Studies until December 2017.
Joanne is a member of an international research network, the Punching Above their Weight (PAW) Network, formed to advance thinking and research about why some countries do much better in terms of health outcomes than would be predicted by their economic status. PAW Network research examines the political, social, environmental and economic processes that drive good or poor performance in propoting population health and health equity.
Graduate Certificate in Public Health, University of Adelaide, 2020
PhD, Flinders University, 2016
Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching with Distinction, Curtin University
Bachelor Degree in Economics (Honours), First Class, University of Adelaide
Flinders Foundation Seed Grants, 2019 and 2020
Excellence in Peer Reviewing Award, Review of Economic Analysis, 2020
Australasian Epidemiological Association Top Student Prize, 2019
Academic Excellence Award, Course Dux in Introduction to Biostatistics, University of Adelaide.
Australian Health Inequities Program Scholarship, 2007
NILS Summer Scholarship, 2004-05
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.
Supporting resettlement and health and wellbeing for people from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds: Developing and piloting a measure of integration.Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant.
Do punching above weight countries respond better to a pandemic? Funded by the World Bank
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.
Member of the Public Health Association Australia SA Branch Executive Committee 2020-21
Member of the Public Health Association Australia SA Branch State Population Conference Scientfic Committee, 2020
Leader of the AAG Student and Early Career Group Professional Development and Events Working Group, 2019-2021
Member of the Australian Health Economics Society Policy E-Newsletter Committee 2018-2020
AAG Student and Early Career Group Professional Development and Events Working Group, 2018 and 2019
Coordinator of the National Institute of Labour Studies Seminar Series, 2016 and 2017
Emerging Researchers in Ageing Student Representative for the Economic and Social Consequences of Ageing Sector, 2013-2015
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