Dr Jodie Avery

Dr Jodie Avery
 Position Senior Research Fellow
 Org Unit Women's and Children's Health
 Email jodie.avery@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 1217
 Mobile +61 4 1051 9941
 Location Floor/Room G ,  Norwich House ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr Jodie Avery is currently a Senior Research Associate / Epidemiologist with Population Research and Outcome Studies, Discipline of Medicine.  After completing degrees in Arts (Politics and Psychology) and Medical Radiations, Jodie moved to Public Health.  She has worked in public health since 1997 and completed her Master of Public Health in 2003.  Jodie has recently completed her PhD exploring “Depression and its Association with the Psychosocial Factors of Urinary Incontinence” with the Discipline of General Practice.  Jodie has previously worked in research with the Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Adelaide; CSIRO Health Sciences and Nutrition; and the SA Department of Health, before PROS moved to the University of Adelaide.

    Passionate about public health, Jodie has been Vice President of the SA Branch of the Public Health Association, mentoring students and early career professionals.  Jodie’s current population health interests include women’s health, chronic conditions, incontinence,  mental health, quality of life, health information, health literacy, carers’ health, aboriginal health and complementary medicine regulation. 

    As a chronic disease epidemiologist and social researcher her primary area of research has concerned the intersection of women's chronic health conditions with psychosocial factors that may influence other associated comorbidities, such as incontinence and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

  • Qualifications

    BA, BAppSc (Med Rad), MPH,  PhD 

    PhD Thesis Title: "Depression and its Associations with the Psychosocial factors of Urinary Incontinence"

  • Awards & Achievements

    2011 SPH&CP Best Poster Presentation at the 2011 FHS Postgraduate Research Conference

    2011 PHCRED (Primary Health Care Evaluation and Development) bursary awarded by the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Adelaide 

    2013 PhD Completion Scholarship

    2014  PHAA Kerry Kirke Student Award recognising outstanding scholarship by a student in public health demonstrating public health benefit, quality, originality and difficulty 2014

  • Teaching Interests

    Tutor for Public Health 1A and 1B (BHSc)

  • Research Interests

  • Publications

  • Professional Associations

    Member of the Public Health Association of Australia

    Member of the South Australian Psycho-Oncology (SA PoCoG) Group

    Member of the Continence Foundation SA

    Member of Healthy Development Adelaide

    Member of the South Australian Cardiovascular Health Research Network

    Member of the Endocrine Society of Australia

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Entry last updated: Tuesday, 29 Mar 2022

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