NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher B
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dr Danielle Taylor is a health geographer at the University of Adelaide, with experience in the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for health research. She is an Associate Investigator with the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Frailty and Healthy Ageing, which is an international and interdisciplinary centre based at the University of Adelaide.
She has a PhD in Geography (2014) and a MA in Spatial Information Science (2002), both from The University of Adelaide. Her PhD research investigated temporal trends and spatial patterns in birthweight variation, and in particular, looked at the influence of socio-economic and contextual variables and their association with birthweight. From 2017 to 2020 she held a Hospital Research Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship, which investigated the influence of environmental factors, in particular local measures of accessibility, as enablers or barriers to healthy ageing and indicators of frailty risk. During this time she led the development of the interactive Frailty Web Map, which maps the current and projected future geographical distribution of frailty across Australia.
Her research interests include the application of spatial technology to: health geography; the social and spatial determinants of health; accessibility analysis; ageing; demography; improving strategic service planning and resource allocation. Since commencing work at The University of Adelaide in 1998, with GISCA, the National Key Centre for Social Applications of GIS, she has been involved with many GIS consultancies and research projects, including having a major role in the development of the Accessibility/ Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) and ARIA+, which is the basis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Remoteness Areas Classification. She has also led the development of Metropolitan ARIA (MetroARIA) a metropolitan accessibility index for Australian capital cities.
Date Position Institution name 2020 - 2021 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Adelaide 2017 - 2020 THRF Mid-Career Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2020 Award Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) Place Award Institute of Australian Geographers Australia 2017 Fellowship The Hospital Research Foundation Mid-Career Fellow The University of Adelaide - Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research $420,000 2004 Award PhD Divisional Scholarship The University of Adelaide 2003 Award Spatial Research and Development - Student Award South Australian Spatial Sciences Association Australia
Date Institution name Country Title University of Adelaide Australia PhD University of Adelaide Australia Masters of Spatial Information Science University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts (Geography) Honours
Year Citation 2018 Taylor, D., & Lange, J. (2018). Social Applications of Geographical Information Systems: technical tools for social innovation. In N. Klocker, & O. Dun (Eds.), Population, Migration and Settlement in Australia and the Asia-Pacific
In Memory of Graeme Hugo (1st ed.). Routledge.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 1999 Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care., & National Key Centre for Social Applications of GIS. (1999). Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA). 1995 Lesslie, R., Taylor, D., & Maslen, M. (1995). National Wilderness Inventory's Handbook of Procedures, Content and Usage. Australian Government Publishing Service.
Year Citation 2014 Taylor, D. S. (2014). A Geographic Perspective to Understanding Birthweight Variation - Temporal Trends and Spatial Patterns in New South Wales, Australia, 1994 to 2004. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide). 2002 Taylor, D. S. (2002). Spatial Analysis of Ross River Virus in the Northern Rivers Area of New South Wales. (Master's Thesis, University of Adelaide).
Year Citation 2018 Lange, J. B., Tran, D., & Taylor, D. (2018). Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia Plus (ARIA+) 2016. 2015 Taylor, D. S., & Lange, J. (2015). Metro ARIA.
2015 - 2016 University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Fund - $28,000 Dr Danielle Taylor, Professor Michael Davies, Professor Vivienne Moore, Associate Professor Geoff Morgan New insight into adverse birth outcomes: Bringing together clinical understanding and spatial, social and environmental context
2015-2020 NHMRC Centre For Research Excellence. $2,301169.40. CI: Visvanathan R, Karnon J, Kitson A, Beilby J, Cameron I, Bell S, Chehade M, Feist H. AI: Taylor D, Morley J, Rockwood K, Cesari M, Theou O,Yu S, Schultz T. Frailty Trans-Disciplinary Research To Achieve Healthy Ageing.
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2018 - 2018 Chair 2018 Frailty and Healthy Ageing Reseach Showcase University of Adelaide Australia 2016 - 2020 Member NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Frailty and Healthy Ageing The Univeristy of Adelaide Australia 2016 - ongoing Member CRE Frailty and Healthy Ageing - Mentoring and Communications University of Adelaide Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2018 - ongoing Member Australian Association of Gerontology Australia 2017 - ongoing Basil Hetzel Institute 2015 - ongoing Insitute of Australian Geographers (Health Geography Study Group) Australia
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