Dr Joanne Jordan, BA BSc MPH PhD

Research Fellow

Jo is a Research Fellow at the ACBRD. She joined the Centre in 2023 in a part-time capacity and is conducting a qualitative study exploring perceptions, preferences, barriers and enablers to participating in clinical trial research in rural primary care settings amongst Australian adults with type 2 diabetes. The project is a partnership between ACBRD and the Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations (ACADI), which is a virtual collaborative diabetes centre with over 70 partner organisations and led by researchers at the University of Melbourne. Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott at ACBRD co-leads the ACADI behavioural platform, providing expertise across 18 current ACADI research projects.

Jo is an experienced researcher specialising in qualitative research and health program evaluation with over 15 years practical experience in these fields. She obtained her PhD in 2010 from the University of Melbourne which focused on health literacy – specifically how Australians seek, understand and utilise health information. This research involved over 50 consultations with people accessing care in acute, primary and community care settings. 

Jo has worked across a range of sectors including Government, non-government and academic. She is passionate about working to amplify community voice in complex and dynamic healthcare environments and a strong advocate for research that is co-designed with community. She also has considerable experience in evaluating community self-management digital resources.

E: jojordan@acbrd.org.au