Dr Joanne Flavel

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Joanne 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 worked at the the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity and the Research Centre for Injury Studies from 2018 until February 2022. 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 GBD collaborator and contributes to a project at the Research Centre for Injury Studies.


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

Honours, awards and grants

Flinders Foundation Seed Grants, 2019 and 2020

Excellence in Peer Reviewing Award, Review of Economic Analysis, 2020

Academic Excellence Award, Course Dux in Qualitative Research Methods in Health, University of Adelaide

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

She is 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.

Teaching interests

Social determinants of health

Applied quantittive research

Supervisory interests
Social determinants of health
Work and health
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Advanced studies (1)