Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SIG

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SIG was formed to address diversity-related public health matters in Australia and internationally by pooling the diversity-related expertise among PHAA members, particularly (but not limited to) those which thus far have not been specifically accommodated in existing SIGs, such as: sexuality and gender diversity; men’s health; ageing and aged care; disability; and religion and spirituality.

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Main Objectives:

  • To address diversity, equity and inclusion related public health matters in Australia and internationally by pooling the expertise among PHAA members.
  • To facilitate collaborations with other PHAA SIGs in addressing complex and cross-cutting diversity-related matters.
  • To address diversity, equity and inclusion in public health education, training and practice.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SIG Committee:


Co-Convenor: Joanne Flavel

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Joanne Flavel is a Research Fellow at Stretton Health Equity at the University of Adelaide. She was awarded her PhD in 2016 from Flinders University.
Her research focuses on social determinants of health and health equity, and she is passionate about social justice.
She is a scholar in social epidemiology and public health but her quantitative skills and social science background are interdisciplinary. Her main current research project is focused on restoring the fair go.
She is a Global Burden of Disease collaborator and a member of the international Punching Above Weight (PAW) Network, formed to advance thinking and research about why some countries do much better in terms of health outcomes than would be predicted by their economic status. She has been a member of DEI SIG since late 2019.


Co-Convenor: Kristen Glenister
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Dr. Kristen Glenister is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Rural Health, University of Melbourne, based in Northeast Victoria. She completed her PhD in 2005 at Deakin University and Barwon Health in Geelong.
Her research interests include chronic disease and access to care in rural areas. She was one of the co-investigators on the NHMRC partnership funded Crossroads-II population health study in regional Victoria. Kristen is passionate about addressing issues of health equity, particularly for rural people. She has been a member of the DEI SIG since its inception in 2019.



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  • Penelope Strauss
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