Alex is a Research Fellow within the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences based in Townsville, and is a member of the Anton Breinl Centre for Health Systems Strengthening. 

Within the broad field of health policy and systems research, Alex is a leading contributor to current/recent studies on research impact within a regional Hospital and Health Service (via a role in Queensland Health), and health service delivery and workforce in northern Australia (a project funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia). Alex also contributes to research programs on community health worker roles and communicable diseases policy and governance, and has led or been a key member of consultancies with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government and the World Health Organisation. Alex's PhD is on the role of academic health centres in improving population health, using four case studies in Australia and England, which involved time spent in the UK as a Visiting Academic at Oxford University.

Prior to commencing her PhD, Alex held a range of project, policy and management roles at James Cook University, including with the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, the State of the Tropics Project and the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre. Alex's undergraduate and postgraduate background is in development studies, public policy and management, and public health. Her background in the Kimberley and northern Queensland has shaped her focus on improving outcomes for rural and remote communities across northern Australia.

  • Research impact
  • Knowledge mobilisation
  • Public policy
  • Health systems
Research Disciplines
  • 2018 to 2020 - (Co-Investigator) Townsville Hospital and Health Service Study, Education and Research Trust Account project grant - $49,239 - Evaluating research investment and impact at THHS
  • 2018 to 2019 - (Primary Investigator) Australia and New Zealand School of Government - $10,000 - A scoping review of the factors influencing the development of the clinical academic workforce in Australia and New Zealand
  • 2018 to 2019 - (Co-Investigator) Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide grant - $8000 - How do academic health centres enact their translational role? A scoping study
  • 2017 - (Co-Investigator) Research Consultancy - USD50,000 - WHO Myanmar, Development of Health Workforce Strategy 2018-2021
  • 2015 - (Award recipient) Global Voices Policy and Research Fellowship (World Bank and IMF 2015 Annual Meetings), Peru

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The Australia and New Zealand School of Government Limited - Writing a Review

A scoping review of the factors affecting the development of the clinical academic workforce in Australia and New Zealand

Indicative Funding
$10,000 over 1 year
This scoping review will analyse the empirical evidence base relating to medical, nursing, allied health and other health professional cli8nical academic workforce development in Australia and New Zealand.
Alex Edelman (College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)
Literature Review; Australia; clinical academic; New Zealand; Health Workforce

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