Professor Jeanette Ward

Adjunct Professor
Nulungu Research Institute



  • Biography

    Jeanette is a joint adjunct appointment by the Institute for Health Research and Nulungu Research Institute in Broome. She is a medical graduate with a Master's degree in Health Personnel Education and a PhD in Behavioural Sciences in relation to Medicine. She is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Management.

    Professor Ward also has three decades of experience in population and public health having worked in both the government and non-government sectors in Australia and Canada, including a personal Chair in policy implementation at the University of Ottawa. She currently lives in Broome where she works as Consultant, Public Health Medicine in the Kimberley Population Health Unit for the Western Australian Country Health Service. Her role focuses on strategic development of public health, primary health care and stakeholder partnerships to improve population outcomes.

    Jeanette is keen to use her knowledge and experiences to work with both Institutes and is examining the opportunities to undertake collaborative research, implementation projects and HDR student supervision.

  • Recent key publications

    • Adily Armita, Girgis Seham, D’Este Catherine, Matthews Veronica, Ward Jeanette E. (2020) Syphilis testing performance in Aboriginal primary health care: exploring impact of continuous quality improvement over time. Australian Journal of Primary Health 26, 178-183.
    • Adily A, Matthews V, Ward JE. Syphilis testing performance: continuous quality improvement (CQI) works for some but not for all. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 2020 Apr;44(2):169-170. DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12973.
    • Ma, G.C. and Ward, J.E. (2020), Location and primary health care reform. Med. J. Aust., 213: 111-113.e1.
    • Ward JE. Communicable disease outbreaks: Describing an epidemic. Australian Journal of General Practice. 2020 Apr;49. DOI: 10.31128/ajgp-covid-14.
    • Ward JE. Communicable disease outbreaks: Contact tracing. Australian Journal of General Practice. 2020 Jun;49. DOI: 10.31128/ajgp-covid-26.
    • Ward JE. Communicable disease outbreaks: What is a case? Australian Journal of General Practice. 2020 Jun;49. DOI: 10.31128/ajgp-covid-24.
    • Ward JE. Communicable disease outbreaks: The bigger picture. Australian Journal of General Practice. 2020 Nov;49. DOI: 10.31128/ajgp-covid-39.
    • Ward JE. Communicable disease outbreaks: Ethics in an outbreak. Australian Journal of General Practice 2020;49 Suppl 42. doi: 10.31128/AJGP-COVID-42. [ePub ahead of print]
    • Middleton S, Lydtin A, Comerford D, Cadilhac D, McElduff P, Dale S, Hill K, Longworth M, Ward JE, D’Este C. From QASC to QASCIP: Successful Australian translational scale-up and spread of a proven intervention in acute stroke using a prospective pre-test/post-test study design. BMJ Open 2016 (in press)
    • McMullen C, Eastwood A, Ward JE. Environmental attributable fractions in remote Australia: the potential of a new approach for local public health action. ANZJPH 2015 (in press, early view on line)
    • Ward JE. Improving health equity in Australia: practical advice for those ready to act. Med J Aust 2015; 203: 317-318
    • Quinn E, Noble J, Searle H, Ward JE. Investigating the potential for evidence-based midwifery-led services in remote Australia: viewpoints from local stakeholders. Women and Birth 2013; 26: 254-259
    • Ward JE. New money for chronic diseases: can clinicians and entrepreneurs deliver outcomes eluding governments? Medical Journal of Australia 2012; 197 (5): 268-270
    • Ward JE. From Norm to Eric: avoiding lifestyle drift in Australian health policy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2012; 36 (1): 91-92

    Research report

    • Davenport T, Adily A, Ward JE.  Doctors in vocational training in Western Australia. WAGPET, Bentley: 2020.  106 pages