Joanne Dollard

Dr Joanne Dollard

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Joanne Dollard is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide, based at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research). Dr Dollard’s background is in psychology and she has extensive research expertise using quantitative and qualitative research methods in investigating health related issues for older people. Jo is currently the research coordinator for the NHMRC funded Ambient Intelligent Geriatric Management (AmbIGeM) system clinical trial led by Professor Renuka Visvanathan. She is investigating the potential to prevent falls in hospitalised older people through the use of technology.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2017 Research Associate University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2014 Research Associate University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2009 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2008 Tutor, Psychology 1 and 2 University of Adelaide
    1999 - 2005 Research Associate University of South Australia
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2019 Award Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Travel Award University of Adelaide Australia $3000
    2019 Award THRF BHI Research Travel Award The Hospital Research Foundation Australia $1000
    2017 Award THRF Research Travel Award The Hospital Research Foundation Australia $1000
    2017 Award Research Travel Award, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences UoA University of Adelaide Australia $1000
    2009 Award Kerry Kirke Student Award Public Health Association of Australia (SA Branch) Australia
    2008 Award Emerging Researchers in Ageing: 2008 Masterclass Workshop University of Queensland Australia
    2008 Achievement Best Research Poster University of Adelaide Australia
    2007 Achievement Jed Rowe Prize for Best Oral Presentation British Geriatrics Society United Kingdom
    2005 Scholarship Discipline of General Practice, School of Population Health and Clinical Practice, PhD Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
    2003 Recognition Chancellor's Awards for Community Service University of South Australia Australia
    2002 Recognition Supported researcher University of South Australia Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2009 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2003 Charles Darwin University Australia Graduate Certificate of Public Health
    1998 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology)
    1997 Flinders University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Arts (Major in Psychology)
  • Research Interests

2019 - 2022  MRFF Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research. Associate Investigator CIs Maddern G, Inacio M, Visvanathan R, Karnon J, (AIs Tivey D, Dollard J; Ma N; Vreugdenburg T). Mobile X-ray services provided within Residential Aged Care Facilities: $1,970,000

2017 THRF. Harvey, G. & Dollard, J. & Rawlins, K. Local Innovative Solutions To Enhance INtegrated care $25,000

2006 Dollard, J. Older people’s perception of their falls risk. Funding provided by the South Australian Department of Health to access data through the Health Monitor: $4 800

2005 Mackintosh, S. & Dollard, J. Evaluation of community falls initiative funded by Hills Mallee & Southern Regional Health Service: $39 960

2004 Dollard, J., Taylor, J. & Gentle, I. Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development Research fellow position, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing: $61 000

2004 Dollard, J. Perceptions of physical activity and enablers and barriers in older residents in a regional town: an ecological approach. Divisional Research Grant, University of South Australia: $2 310

2003 Dollard, J., Fuller, J. and other project team members. Stay on your feet Whyalla. A community demonstration project funded by the Australian Government Department of Health & Ageing: $90 000

Tutor, Psychology 1 and 2 (2007 - 2008), School of Psychology, University of Adelaide

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Co-Supervisor A pre-post, feasibility and acceptability study investigating the effects of a goal-setting coaching intervention using accelerometer guided objective feedback on real time feedback on sedentary behaviour and physical activity in hip fracture patient Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Unyime Jasper
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2010 - ongoing Member Expert panel to review falls prevention fact sheets SA Health Australia
    2007 - ongoing Member Advisory Committee to develop a Falls Management Website SA Active Ageing Australia, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Australia
    2005 - 2007 Member Postgraduate student representative, Discipline of General Practice University of Adelaide Australia
    2004 - ongoing Chair ‘Our Region Our Future’ A regional primary health care research and evaluation forum Spencer Gulf Rural Health School Australia
    2004 - ongoing Member Annual Falls Forum Prevention Network Planning Group In partnership with Department of Health and Active Ageing SA Australia
    2003 - ongoing Member Annual Falls Forum Prevention Network Planning Group In partnership with the Department of Health and Active Ageing SA Australia
    2003 - ongoing Member Organising Committee, ‘Growing Research in Primary Health Care’ 1st SA Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development Conference Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Australian & New Zealand Falls Prevention Society Australia
    2008 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society Australia
    2006 - 2010 Member Public Health Association of Australia Australia
    2006 - ongoing Member Australian Association of Gerontology Australia
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Phone: 82227349
  • Email: joanne.dollard@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: TQEH - Basil Hetzel Institute, floor G
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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