Professor Paul Ward

Professor and Head of Public Health

College of Medicine and Public Health

+61 8 72218415
place Health Sciences Building (2.10)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Paul is a social scientist with a background in medical sociology, geography and health services research. Paul’s main research interests are around socio-spatial inequalities and inequities in health, medicine usage and the provision of health and social care. Paul also has a particular interest in research around lay and professional perceptions, knowledge and understandings of health, healthcare, medicines, risk and trust.

Qualifications
MA Health Service Studies, PhD in Health Sociology, Postgraduate Certificate in Learn and Teaching in Higher Education.
Honours, awards and grants

2017 Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in HDR Supervision

Key responsibilities

Head, Discipline of Public Health

Higher Degrees Coordinator, College of Medicine and Public Health

Research expertise
Consumer and carer perspectives
Health services research
Nutrition and dietetics
Public health and health services
Sociology
Tobacco control
Research interests
My research interests are around socio-spatial inequalities and inequities in health, medicine usage and the provision of health and social care. I also have a particular interest in research around lay and professional perceptions, knowledge and understandings of health, healthcare, medicines and risk, and how these perceptions vary spatially and by socio-cultural group. In addition, given my experience in both qualitative and quantitative research, I have an interest in research which seeks to utilise the benefits of a pluralistic and multi-disciplinary approach.
Topic coordinator
PHCA9300 DrPH Dissertation
PHCA9202 Public Health Research
Supervisory interests
Critical care health policy and care processes
Health service, public policy, equity and access
Health sociology
Public health
Sociocultural health
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Public Health (7)
Associate supervisor: Public Health (6)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Public Health (5)
Associate supervisor: Public Health (5)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Immunisation
Public health
Social inclusion
Social issues
Available for contact via
+61 8 72218415
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Immunisation
  • Public health
  • Social inclusion
  • Social issues

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