Director of Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU), Torrens University Australia

John Glover is director of the Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) based at Torrens University Australia (TUA). His work over the past two decades is at the forefront in Australia in presenting data to monitor and describe social inequality and its impact on the health of population groups.
His major work in this area has been the Social Health Atlases of Australia and South Australia . The atlases are unique in providing information about the social determinants of health and health outcomes at a local, state/territory and national level, presented in ways that are useful for policy development, as well as being accessible to consumers and other community advocates who may have limited skills in handling statistical information presented in more traditional ways.

He established the website www.publichealth.gov.au in 1999 to provide access to the Unit's social health atlases and other publications, as well as links to other important Australian and international sites concerned with the social determinants of health.

He is a member of the Australian advisory committees for the major national health and social surveys and of the Public Health Association of Australia.

Research interests: population health

Experience

  • –present
    Director of Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU), Torrens University Australia