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Dr

George Disney

Research Fellow In Social Epidemiology
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
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female
public, environmental & occupational health
mortality
middle aged
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Dr

George Disney

 
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Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
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Dr

George Disney

 

George is a social epidemiologist. His current research focuses on analysing the determinants of the (avoidable) gap in health between people with and without disabilities.

Much of that research focuses on how government could and should act on the social determinants of health to reduce health inequalities for people with disability. He is currently leading a qual / quant project on smoking among people with intellectual disability, a study of the 'disability pay gap' and the quantitative component of two large government projects on uneven and inequitable utilisation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
George is an expert health inequalities researcher. He is passionate about improving the health of the whole population at the same time as eliminating avoidable and unnecessary health inequalities. To support this work, one strand of his research is specifically focussed on improving methods for estimating, monitoring and presenting health inequalities to policy makers, users of health statistics and the general public.
He previously worked at the Wellington School of Public Health, University of Otago. His research focus during his time in New Zealand centred on estimating ethnic and social inequalities in mortality and cancer incidence.
Prior to that George lived in the UK. He completed his PhD in Social Statistics and Demography ("Model based estimates of UK immigration") at the University of Southampton.

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Credentials

Positions


Research Fellow In Social Epidemiology

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Education


Demography and Social Statistics

University of Southampton