Julia Anaf

Dr Julia Anaf

NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher B

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


My main research interests are the social, political and economic determinants of health and health equity. A particular interest is the growing recognition of the commercial determinants of health, or the systems, practices and pathways through which commercial actors drive health and equity.
I have contributed to setting a research agenda on the health impacts of transnational corporations and have conducted health impact assessments of individual corporations spanning fast food, extractives, and alcohol industries in Australia and Southern Africa. I helped to convene a Citizen's Jury to provide recommendations to government for improved regulation of the fast-food sector.
I am currently employed (part-time) on the NHMRC Investigator Grant 'Restoring the Fair Go: which policies and practices are likely to reverse growing health inequities post Covid-19?' I lead the the privatisation theme which investigates the health impacts from privatisation and outsourcing of public sector roles to the private sector, including to large global consultancy and accounting firms.

 

 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2021 Research Fellow Flinders University of South Australia
    2006 - 2007 Tutor Flinders University
    2005 - 2006 Research Associate Flinders University
    2004 - 2004 Tutor University of South Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2008 - 2011 Flinders University of South Australia Australia PhD
    Flinders Institute of Public Policy and Management South Australia Master of Public Policy
    The University of Adelaide South Australia Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    Flinders University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Social Work
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Anaf, J., Freeman, T., & Baum, F. (2024). Privatisation of government services in Australia: what is known about health and equity impacts. Globalization and Health, 20(1), 12 pages.
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    2023 Baum, F., & Anaf, J. (2023). Corporatisation and the health of Australian universities. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 47(3), 3 pages.
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    2022 Javanparast, S., Anaf, J., & Tieman, J. (2022). Equity consideration in palliative care policies, programs, and evaluation: an analysis of selected federal and South Australian documents. BMC Palliative Care, 21(1), 14 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2022 Anaf, J., Baum, F., Fisher, M., Haigh, F., Miller, E., Gesesew, H., & Freudenberg, N. (2022). Assessing the health impacts of transnational corporations: a case study of Carlton and United Breweries in Australia. Globalization and Health, 18(1), 22 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2022 Baum, F., & Anaf, J. (2022). A World Beyond Trans-National Corporations: Meeting Human Rather Than Corporate Need; Comment on ""Part of the Solution:" Food Corporation Strategies for Regulatory Capture and Legitimacy". International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 11(11), 2748-2751.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2021 Anaf, J., Fisher, I., Handsley, E., Baum, F., & Friel, S. (2021). 'Sweet talk': Framing the merits of a sugar tax in Australia. Health Promotion International, 36(5), 1334-1345.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC4
    2020 Anaf, J., Baum, F., Fisher, M., & Friel, S. (2020). Civil society action against transnational corporations: Implications for health promotion. Health Promotion International, 35(4), 877-887.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS8 Europe PMC6
    2020 Anaf, J. M. (2020). A perfect storm: fear of litigation for end of life care. Medical Journal of Australia, 212(3), 140-140.e1.
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    2019 Anaf, J., Baum, F., Fisher, M., & London, L. (2019). The health impacts of extractive industry transnational corporations: A study of Rio Tinto in Australia and Southern Africa. Globalization and Health, 15(1), 20 pages.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS17 Europe PMC11
    2018 Anaf, J., Baum, F., & Fisher, I. M. (2018). A citizens’ jury on regulation of McDonald's products and operations in Australia in response to a corporate health impact assessment. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(2), 133-139.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS6 Europe PMC3
    2017 Anaf, J., Baum, F. E., Fisher, M., Harris, E., & Friel, S. (2017). Assessing the health impact of transnational corporations: A case study on McDonald's Australia. Globalization and Health, 13(1), 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS29 Europe PMC17
    2017 Anaf, J. M. (2017). Voluntary euthanasia laws in Australia: Are we really better off dead?. Medical Journal of Australia, 206(8), 369-369.e1.
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    2016 Baum, F. E., Sanders, D. M., Fisher, M., Anaf, J., Freudenberg, N., Friel, S., . . . Sen, A. (2016). Assessing the health impact of transnational corporations: Its importance and a framework. Globalization and Health, 12(1), 7 pages.
    DOI Scopus54 WoS57 Europe PMC34
    2015 Baum, F. E., & Anaf, J. M. (2015). Transnational corporations and health: A research agenda. International Journal of Health Services, 45(2), 353-362.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS14 Europe PMC14
    2014 Anaf, J., Baum, F., Freeman, T., Labonte, R., Javanparast, S., Jolley, G., . . . Bentley, M. (2014). Factors shaping intersectoral action in primary health care services. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38(6), 553-559.
    DOI Scopus26 WoS24 Europe PMC13
    2013 Anaf, J., Baum, F., Newman, L., Ziersch, A., & Jolley, G. (2013). The interplay between structure and agency in shaping the mental health consequences of job loss. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS19 Europe PMC13
    2013 Anaf, J., Newman, L., Baum, F., Ziersch, A., & Jolley, G. (2013). Policy environments and job loss: Lived experience of retrenched Australian automotive workers. Critical Social Policy, 33(2), 325-347.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6
    2008 Cooper, L., Anaf, J., & Bowden, M. (2008). Can social workers and police be partners when dealing with bikie-gang related domestic violence and sexual assault?. European Journal of Social Work, 11(3), 295-311.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS12
    2006 Cooper, L., Anaf, J., & Bowden, M. (2006). Intimate partner violence in deviant settings: Complex needs of women survivors. Australian Family Physician, 35(10), 791-793.
    2006 Cooper, L., Anaf, J., & Bowden, M. (2006). Contested concepts in violence against women: ‘Intimate’, ‘Domestic’ or ‘Torture’?. Australian Social Work, 59(3), 314-327.
    DOI Scopus9
    2003 Hunt, R. W., Parker, M., Syme, R. A., Anaf, J. M., Nommensen, C. F., Coombe, F. J., & Somerville, M. A. (2003). "Death talk": Debating euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in Australia (multiple letters). Medical Journal of Australia, 179(1), 57-60.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2023 Mialon, M., Anaf, J., & Baum, F. (2023). Learning from Experience: Identifying Key Intervention Points Around Corporate Practices to Improve Health. In N. Maani, M. Pettigrew, & S. Galeo (Eds.), The Commercial Determinants of Health (pp. 330-C32. P87). Oxford University Press.
    2023 Mialon, M., Anaf, J., & Baum, F. (2023). Learning from Experience: Identifying Key Intervention Points Around Corporate Practices to Improve Health. In N. Maani, M. Pettigrew, & S. Galeo (Eds.), The Commercial Determinants of Health (pp. 330-C32. P87). Oxford University Press.
    2023 Anaf, J., & Baum, F. (2023). Global Health and Equity Burden of Commercial Determinants of Health. In N. Maani, M. Pettigrew, & S. Galeo (Eds.), The Commercial Determinants of Health (pp. 17-C3 p. 79). Oxford University Press.
    2023 Anaf, J., & Baum, F. (2023). Global Health and Equity Burden of Commercial Determinants of Health. In N. Maani, M. Pettigrew, & S. Galeo (Eds.), The Commercial Determinants of Health (pp. 17-C3 p. 79). Oxford University Press.
    2022 Anaf, J., Fisher, I., & Baum, F. (2022). Using Critical Theory to Research Commercial Determinants of Health: Health Impact Assessment of the Practices and Products of Transnational Corporations. In L. Potvin, & D. Jourdan (Eds.), Global Handbook of Health Promotion Research (Vol. 1, pp. 497-511). Springer International Publishing.
    DOI
    2022 Anaf, J., Fisher, I., & Baum, F. (2022). Using Critical Theory to Research Commercial Determinants of Health: Health Impact Assessment of the Practices and Products of Transnational Corporations. In L. Potvin, & D. Jourdan (Eds.), Global Handbook of Health Promotion Research (Vol. 1, pp. 497-511). Springer International Publishing.
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2020 Baum, F., Anaf, J., & Fisher, M. (2020). How can corporate HIA help shape regulatory environments for Trans-National Corporations?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of the 16th World Congress on Public Health (WCPH2020), as published in European Journal of Public Health. virtual online: Oxford University Press.
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    2004 Arthurson, K., & Anaf, J. (2004). Arthurson, Kathy/Anaf, Julia 2006: Social Mix and Disadvantaged Communities: Clarifying the Links between Policy, Practice and the Evidence Base. Paper. Presented at the ENHR Conference July 2-6, Cambridge, UK.. Poster session presented at the meeting of ENHR Conference July 2-6, Cambridge, UK.. Cambridge UK.
    2004 Arthurson, K., & Anaf, J. (2004). Arthurson, Kathy/Anaf, Julia 2006: Social Mix and Disadvantaged Communities: Clarifying the Links between Policy, Practice and the Evidence Base. Paper. Presented at the ENHR Conference July 2-6, Cambridge, UK.. Poster session presented at the meeting of ENHR Conference July 2-6, Cambridge, UK.. Cambridge UK.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2012 Anaf, J. (2012). The lived experience of job loss. Consequences for health and well-being and implications for social policy. (PhD Thesis, Flinders University of Adelaide).
    1994 Anaf, J. (1994). Politics at the end of life. (Undergraduate Dissertation, University of Adelaide).

My employment is part-time and a research-only role.

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Public Health Association of Australia Australia
  • Community Engagement

    Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
    1998 - ongoing Vice President Voluntary Assisted Dying South Australia Public Community Engagement Voluntary Assisted Dying South Australia -
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2022 - ongoing University of Adelaide Stretton Health Equity, Stretton Institute Advocacy Australia
    2016 - ongoing University of Adelaide Stretton Health Equity, Stretton Institute, Scientific research Australia
  • Position: NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher B
  • Email: julia.anaf@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor Ground Floor
  • Org Unit: School of Social Sciences

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