Professor Fran Baum
Fran Baum is a Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Director of the Southgate Institute of Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University. She was named in the Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to higher education as an academic and public health researcher, as an advocate for improved access to community health care, and to professional organisations”.
Fran is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and one of Australia’s leading researchers on the social and economic determinants of health. In 2008 she was awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship focusing on development of effective government and community responses to social determinants of health inequity and social exclusion. She holds several other national competitive grants investigating aspects of health inequity, and has an extensive teaching career in public health.
Fran’s numerous publications relate to social determinants of health, including Aboriginal people’s health, health inequities, primary health care, health promotion, Healthy Cities, and social capital. Her text book The New Public Health (4th ed 2016 OUP) is widely used as a core public health text.
Fran is collaborating closely with RegNet’s Professor Sharon Friel.
In an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia, Professors Fran Baum and Sharon Friel argue
Experts warn the pandemic is set to turn Australia’s growing health gap into a “chasm” - Sharon Friel and Fran Baum quoted in Croakey News
Various experts including RegNet’s Professors Sharon Friel and Fran Baum warn that the COVID 19 crisis could turn Australia’s growing health gap into a “chasm”.
We are privileged to be alive at a time when we can still act to combat climate change and acting will require a transformation of systems, including transport, energy and our food systems.
RegNet scholars showcase latest research
Professor Fran Baum, Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Public Health, and Director of the Southgate Institute of Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University has joined RegNet as Hon
The joint ANU-Flinders University NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity was launched by former Prime M
ANU and Flinders University establish $2.4 research centre to tackle the social and policy origins of health inequality in Australia
From dirty politics to poor urban planning, thousands of Australians’ lives are being cut short and their health compromised every day because of bad policy and social choice. These are what expert
This ARC Linkage Project (2021-2024) aims to generate new knowledge on how government and non-government organisations can prevent poor health via their effective regulation of harmful commodity indus
Many Australians will live shorter lives than others not because of their genetics or the lifestyle choices they make but rather because of the conditions in which they live and the opportunities they
Author(s): Fran Baum, Sharon Friel, Jennie Popay, Toni Delany-Crowe, Toby Freeman, Kedar Baral, Connie Musolino, Carlos Alvarez-Dardet, Vinya Ariyaratne, Paulin Basinga, Mary Bassett, David M Bishai, Mickey Chopra, Elsa Giugliani, Hideki Hashimoto, James Macinko, Martin Mc, Huong Thanh Nguyen, Nikki Schaay, Orielle Solar, Thiagarajan Sundararaman, David Sanders
Date of publications: 2018
Publication type: Journal article