Information related to research interest "social determinants of health"

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Supervisors with this research interest

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • School of Behavioural and Health Sciences

  • Dr John Oldroyd

    Dr John Oldroyd became Senior Lecturer in Public Health at ACU in August 2017. He brings expertise as a lecturer, public health researcher and academic leader to the role. After qualifying in nutrition at the University of Sydney, he worked in clinical dietetics in Australia before pursuing postgraduate studies in Public Health at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He undertook a PhD investigating lifestyle interventions for the prevention of type 2 diabetes and modification of cardiovascular risk factors. He subsequently undertook post-doctoral studies at Manchester University to establish a multi-ethnic birth cohort. His research interests are in the area of lifecourse epidemiology but now include healthy ageing, the association of cardiovascular disease and mental health, and social determinants of health. He has had research grant success from Monash Partners, the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, the Wellcome Trust, Royal College of General Practitioners, UK. His impact has been recognised through awards for presentations at conferences. He has co-authored a paper which was listed as one of the most influential articles in the journal Implementation Science in 2015. He has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals including Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, Annals of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal. Within the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences John is the Master of Public Health coordinator. He is passionate about training the next generation of Public Health practitioners by ensuring critical thinking among the MPH student cohort. He has teaching experience in the epidemiology of chronic disease, humanitarian assistance and health, and teaching evidence based practice to medical students. His vision is to have an impact on Public Health through education and research.

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