Associate Professor Jo-An Occhipinti

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Associate Professor Jo-An Occhipinti (née Atkinson) is Head of Systems Modeling and Simulation at the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney, and Managing Director of Computer Simulation & Advanced Research Technologies (CSART) Ltd.

Associate Professor Occhipinti has more than 20 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.

She works with transdisciplinary teams at the intersection of systems science, data science and health sciences to improve the health and wellbeing of populations, developing interactive decision support tools (systems modelling).

Associate Professor Occhipinti’s research interests have included exploring human behavioural and system-level influences on intervention effectiveness; exploring the acceptability of new and existing technologies for disease prevention; and the design of strategies for community engagement in prevention initiatives.

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