Dr Paul Aylward

Senior Lecturer in Public Health

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences Building (2.27)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Working in program evaluation for over 20 years, Dr Aylward has designed, managed and conducted over 80 public and primary health care research projects and evaluations across Government, Non-Government and University sectors in the UK and Australia. Specializing in evaluating interventions targeting vulnerable populations and ethnic communities using participatory action research designs, the quality of his work has been broadly recognized; he was awarded the ‘National Commendation for Excellence in Evaluation Study’ by the Australasian Evaluation Society in 2002 following his evaluation of a mental health program addressing three refugee communities in South Australia. Dr. Aylward has developed and delivered Evaluation courses for Primary Health Care workers and for under-graduate and post-graduate programs at the University of Adelaide and Flinders University; he continues to supervise PhD students from both Universities. Dr. Aylward was also the SA based ‘Tri-Statewide Coordinator’ for the ‘Primary Health Care Research and Evaluation Development program (PHCRED)’ and has designed and delivered over 100 workshops in evaluation or research methods applied in public health to professional service providers across Australia in addition to designing several capacity building Evaluation resources currently used in Universities and Government departments in Australia and overseas. Dr. Aylward currently works part-time for Flinders University as a Senior Research Fellow at the Discipline of Public Health and has been the Principal of ‘Action Research Partnerships’, a research and evaluation consultancy which he founded in 2005.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology

MA (Education)

PGCE (Social Studies)

MA (Dist) Applied Social Research

PhD Public Health

Honours, awards and grants

Awarded the ‘National Commendation for Excellence in Evaluation Study’ by the Australasian Evaluation Society in 2002

Key responsibilities

Dr Aylward works PT at Flinders University where he supervisers PhD students in Public Health and Coordinates several Public health Topics. Paul is also the Principal of an evaluation consultance 'Action Research Partnerships' which he has ran for over twenty years.

Research expertise
Public health and health services
Sociology
Research interests

Evaluation of complex interventions in Public Health and Primary Health Care

Teaching interests

Vulnerable Groups and Cross-Cultural Research

Illicit Drugs and Public Health

Mental Health

Parenting

Topic coordinator
PHCA8510 Leadership and the New Public Health
PHCA9202 Public Health Research
PHCA9507 Health Promotion in Public Health
PHCA9506 Program Planning and Evaluation in Public Health
PHCA3506 Evaluation in Primary Health Care
Topic lecturer
PHCA8510 Leadership and the New Public Health
PHCA9202 Public Health Research
Supervisory interests
Alcohol and other drugs
Cross-cultural research
Health interventions for marginalised groups
Parental stress
Parenting
Public health evaluation
Qualitative and participatory methodologies
Qualitative research methodology
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Population health, HIV, cross-cultural research (1)
Associate supervisor: Population health (Adelaide Univ.) (3)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Drugs
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