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Helen Jordan

Associate Professor
theories and frameworks
Systems Thinking
Capacity Building
Leadership
environmental health
teaching and learning
Sustainability
comparative analysis
cross-country
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A/Prof

Helen Jordan

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Systems Thinking
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A/Prof

Helen Jordan

 

Helen Jordan PhD, BSc(Hons), GDEpi&Biostat, and DipEd, is a public health educator and researcher who specialises in public health planning, health program evaluation and health policy (including evidence informed policy, policy making theories and frameworks, and comparative health system analysis) and has a particular interest in the application of systems thinking within these fields. Her area of expertise is in the use of program logic as a tool to express the results of systems dynamic modelling and other systems thinking approaches at the program level, and to use these approaches to facilitate the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of innovative population health programs.



Helen was awarded the 2019 Dean's Fellowship for Learning and Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. She coordinates and teaches within a number of postgraduate level subjects in the Master of Public Health program at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. These include: Health Policy; Public Health in Practice; Prioritising and Planning in Public Health, and until recently, Health Systems. Helen also delivers short courses and provides one-to-one and group assistance in population health program and service planning, implementation and evaluation for government departments, agencies, non-government organisations, hospitals, community health services and universities across Australia.

Recent projects include the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Melbourne University Partnership Project to build population health capacity of the DHHS North Division executive; the Australian Genomics Health Alliance facilitated international collaboration to develop a tool for shared evaluation and learning among genomics experts; evaluation of the Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Networks; DHHS division (North and West) capacity building project to assist local governments to evaluate their Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans.

Helen is currently a member of the Hazelwood Long Term Health Study Ministerial Advisory Committee. Her recent conference activities include: chairing a panel on the use of the case-study in health policy teaching and learning at the International Conference in Public Policy, Montreal, Canada (June 2019); Building Leadership Capacity in Population Health, at the Public Health Prevention Conference, Melbourne, June 2019; A Systems Approach to Logic Development and Use, at the National Suicide Prevention Conference (Adelaide, July 2018); and Extending Logic Diagrams to Capture and Simplify Complexity Within the Intervention System, at the Public Health Prevention Conference (Sydney, May 2018).

Helen supervises PhD and MPH research students. Current and recent research student topics include: utilisation of the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Outcomes Framework; public-private partnerships as an instrument to promote nutrition policy; local government policy instruments to promote women’s participation in sport; comparative policy analysis on evidence to inform regulatory decision making (topic include endocrine disruptors, transfatty acids); local food environments evidence to inform urban planning policy; co-production of healthcare for people with complex care needs in Australia; evaluation of a policy to promote body diversity in women's magazines; program theory evaluation of a competency framework; and the exploration of organ donation perceptions among a marginalised transient population.

Scholarly Works

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Credentials

Positions


Associate Professor

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Tasmania

Graduate Diploma of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Education

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science with Honours

University of Melbourne