Ashley McAllister is a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Her work broadly examines the policy design, comparative analysis and mental health.
Her work focuses on how we can better design policies to reduce inequalities (e.g. economic, gender and health). Before entering academia, she was a policy-maker in Canada and Australia and is committed to building bridges between policy and research.
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The impact of longstanding illness and common mental disorder on competing employment exit..
Too sick to work, too healthy to qualify: a cross-country analysis of the effect of change..
Gendered Working Environments as a Determinant of Mental Health Inequalities: A Protocol f..
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Mental illnesses are not an 'ideal type' of disability for disability income support: Perceptions of policymakers in Australia and Canada.
Journal article | 2020 | Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
Aim: This article aims to explore how policymakers conceptualise a person suitable for disability income support (DIS) and how thi..
The impact of longstanding illness and common mental disorder on competing employment exits routes in older working age: A longitudinal data-linkage study in Sweden
Lisa Harber-Aschan, Wen-Hao Chen, Ashley McAllister, Natasja Koitzsch Jensen, Karsten Thielen, Ingelise Andersen, Finn Diderichsen, Ben Barr, Bo Burstrom
Journal article | 2020 | PLOS ONE
OBJECTIVES: Comorbidity is prevalent in older working ages and might affect employment exits. This study aimed to 1) assess the as..
Too sick to work, too healthy to qualify: a cross-country analysis of the effect of changes to disability benefits.
Natasja Koitzsch Jensen, Henrik Brønnum-Hansen, Ingelise Andersen, Karsten Thielen, Ashley McAllister, Bo Burström, Ben Barr, Margaret Whitehead, Finn Diderichsen
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
BACKGROUND: Denmark and Sweden have implemented reforms that narrowed disability benefit eligibility criteria. Such reforms in com..
Gendered Working Environments as a Determinant of Mental Health Inequalities: A Protocol for a Systematic Review
Allison Milner, Anna J Scovelle, Tania L King, Claudia H Marck, Ashley McAllister, Anne M Kavanagh, Marissa Shields, Eszter Toeroek, Adrienne O'Neil
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Inequalities in employment rates among older men and women in Canada, Denmark, Sweden and the UK.
Ashley McAllister, Lee Bentley, Henrik Brønnum-Hansen, Natasja Koitzsch Jensen, Lotta Nylen, Ingelise Andersen, Qing Liao, Theo Bodin, Cameron Mustard, Bo Burström
Journal article | 2019 | BMC Public Health
BACKGROUND: In most developed countries, governments are implementing policies encouraging older persons to work past 65 years to ..
How do macro-level structural determinants affect inequalities in mental health? - a systematic review of the literature.
A McAllister, S Fritzell, M Almroth, L Harber-Aschan, S Larsson, B Burström
Journal article | 2018 | International Journal for Equity in Health
BACKGROUND: In Europe and elsewhere there is rising concern about inequality in health and increased prevalence of mental ill-heal..
Distrusting doctors' evidence: a qualitative study of disability income support policy makers.
Ashley McAllister, Stephen R Leeder
Journal article | 2018 | Australian Health Review
Objective The aim of the present study was to describe how policy makers (bureaucrats and politicians) in Australia and Ontario (C..
Disability income support design and mental illnesses: a review of Australia and Ontario.
Ashley McAllister, Maree L Hackett, Stephen R Leeder
Journal article | 2017 | Public Health Research & Practice
AIM: Mental illnesses have many distinctive features that make determining eligibility for disability income support challenging -..
Five Challenges of Designing Disability Income Support for People with Mental Illnesses: A Qualitative Case Study of Australia and Ontario
Journal article | 2017 | Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health
In most disability income support (DIS) programs, mental illnesses is the fastest growing category of illness, but it is unknown h..
Do 'flexicurity' Policies Work for People With Low Education and Health Problems? A Comparison of Labour Market Policies and Employment Rates in Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom 1990-2010.
Ashley McAllister, Lotta Nylén, Mona Backhans, Katarina Boye, Karsten Thielen, Margaret Whitehead, Bo Burström
Journal article | 2015 | International Journal of Health Services
People with limiting longstanding illness and low education may experience problems in the labor market. Reduced employment protec..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Research Fellow In Disability Policy Research
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Sydney
Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies
University of Western Ontario