Dr Jo-An Atkinson

Dr Atkinson leads the evidence synthesis and simulation work of the Prevention Centre. She has more than 15 years’ experience in health service delivery and clinical research in Australia, as well as in public health operational research to inform strategy for disease control and elimination in the Asia-Pacific region. This experience has included the use of quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methodologies.

Her research interest have included exploring human behavioural and system-level influences on intervention effectiveness; exploring acceptability of new and existing technologies for disease prevention; and the design of strategies for community engagement in prevention initiatives.

She is leading a program of work, in partnership with health departments, using simulation modelling methods as evidence synthesis and decision-support tools to inform policy and practice for the prevention of complex public health problems.

Contact Jo-An:

Telephone: (02) 9188 9537