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.


PhD, Flinders University, 2016

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching with Distinction, Curtin University

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

Honours, awards and grants

Flinders Foundation Seed Grant, 2019

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

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.

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.

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.

Supervisory interests
Applied economics
Labour economics
Social determinants of health
Work and health

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