Population Health research

Population Health

Using their skills in real-world policy development and delivery, and combining these with complex modelling of large-scale data sets to provide the evidence base, our researchers are working to deliver outcomes which will directly impact health both in specific populations and the broader community. Underpinned by the newly established Centre for Population Health Research this is research that is firmly guided by community priorities, from Indigenous health, to medicines policy, to the impact of environment on health.

Population Health

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Areas of strength

  • Indigenous health
  • Health services, practice and policy
  • Healthy environments
  • Spatial, nutritional and genetic epidemiology
  • Quality use of medicines and medicines policy

Enterprising Research

Dr Gillian Caughey

Understanding preferences of patients with chronic conditions.

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Population Health research groups

Centre for Population Health Research

Centre for Population Health Research

 Professor Elina Hyppönen
The Centre for Population Health Research (CPHR) is a newly created University of South Australia flagship research concentration in Population Health.

 

Aboriginal Health

Aboriginal Health

Professor Alex Brown
Focusing on the significant gap between the health status and life opportunities available to Aboriginal people when compared to other Australians.

International Centre for Allied Health Evidence

International Centre for Allied Health Evidence

Professor Karen Grimmer
A global initiative in improving the quality and safety of allied health care.

 

Health Economics and Social Policy

Health Economics and Social Policy

Professor Leonie Segal
Exploring how to effectively allocate resources to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.

Healthy Environments, Healthy People

Healthy Environments, Healthy People

Assoc Prof Craig Williams
Aiming to improve the health of people and places by studying the interaction between the environment and human health.

 

Nutritional and Genetic Epidemiology

Nutritional and Genetic Epidemiology

Professor Elina Hyppönen
Utilising tools from observational and genetic epidemiology to investigate the role of nutrition in public health, with a strong focus on method development.

Public Health

Public Health

Professor Robyn McDermott &
Professor Kerin O'Dea

Discovering how different social, behavioural and system-level factors influence health and identifying innovative ways to prevent illness and optimise wellbeing.

Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre

Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre

Professor Libby Roughead
Researching medication safety to identify the extent of problems with medicine use in Australia and successful strategies for improving medicine use.

 

Safety and Quality in Health research group

Safety and Quality in Health

Professor Carol Grech
This group is committed to making consumer/resident care better each day, across all parts of our health and aged care system.

 

Patient Safety

Patient Safety

Professor Bill Runciman
Measuring, at a population level, how often inappropriate care is given and what is going wrong, and developing ways to ensure patients get, and health care professionals offer, care that is in-line with latest best practice.

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