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Fran Baum

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Southgate Institute for Health Society and Equity
Flinders University

Fran Baum is a Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Director of the Southgate Institute of Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University. Professor Baum is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and one of Australia's leading researchers on the social and economic determinants of health. In 2008 she was awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship focusing on development of effective government and community responses to social determinants of health inequity and social exclusion. She holds several other national competitive grants investigating aspects of health inequity, and has an extensive teaching career in public health.


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01 Sep 2016

Across Australia, low-income people lose about six years of life compared to their better-off compatriots.

If policymakers want to reduce health inequities, one of the best ways is to create environments that promote better health. This is known as addressing the ‘social determinants of...

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Report

01 Sep 2015

This report provides an overview of the evidence base on work in health promotion settings that addresses the social determinants of health inequities. The review identifies key aspects of ‘what works’ to reduce health inequities in settings through focussing on social determinants of health. It...

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Research report

16 Dec 2013

Introduction: The purpose of this paper is to review evidence relating to ‘what works’ to influence the social and economic determinants of Indigenous health, in order to reduce health inequities, and ultimately contribute to closing the life expectancy gap between Indigenous...

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Journal article

06 Feb 2013

Background: Job loss is a discrete life event, with multiple adverse consequences for physical and mental health and implications for agency. Our research explores the consequences of job loss for retrenched workers’ mental health by examining the interplay between their agency and the...

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Journal article

06 Sep 2012

Job loss has negative consequences for health and evidence shows that the agency of workers experiencing job loss is affected by labour market and welfare policy. The policy environment into which workers emerge after losing their jobs strongly influences the way job loss and its aftermath is...

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Article

25 May 2012

The ability to access information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly via the Internet and mobile phones, is increasingly vital to full participation in economic, social, and political life.

This is particularly so as institutions move towards greater ICT-...

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Journal article

01 Jan 2011

This paper describes a partnership between researchers and policy actors that was developed within a short timeframe to produce a rapid appraisal case study of a government policy initiative – South Australia's Social Inclusion Initiative – for the Social Exclusion Knowledge Network of the...

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Journal article

29 Nov 2010

This paper analyses the digital technology experiences of socioeconomically disadvantaged groups in Australia. It reports on a qualitative study which explored how these groups access and use information and communication technologies (ICTs), specifically computers, Internet and mobile phones....

Audio program

21 May 2009

Professor Fran Baum, speaking about Australia's health reform agenda and her experience of "Closing the gap", medicare and citizen debate and control over healthcare. 

This presentation was made at "We have the maps but can we follow the tracks? Our journey to being the...

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Research report

26 Mar 2009

Compared to the general South Australian urban population, people in this study reported lower levels of physical and mental health and experience of racism was associated with poorer health outcomes of participants.

After consultations with policy makers and practitioners, key policy...

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