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Biography

John Hall is Director of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Newcastle.  A Public Health Physician he has extensive experience in Public Health in Australia as well as globally.  He convenes the Masters of Public Health Program.  He has experience in teaching in Global Health, Health Systems and Policy, Primary Health Care, Environmental Health, and Maternal and Child Health.

 

His research interests are in Health Systems and Policy in resource poor settings.  He has a particular interest in Tuberculosis and TB DOTS and how Health Policy is transferred to and adapted in resource limited countries.  He continues to serve as a member of the WHO Regional Advisory Panel (RAP) for the Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) for the SEARO and WPRO Regions of WHO. 

 

Before taking up his current position John Hall was the Director of the Human Resources for Health Knowledge Hub at UNSW.  Established with a $6mill. grant from the Australian Government the HRH Hub@UNSW is a knowledge Hub for gathering, synthesizing and disseminating knowledge to inform policy with regard to the world crisis in human resources for health to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

 

John Hall has extensive international experience in Public Health at the National, District and Community levels.  As Principal Medical Officer, Community Health Services in Vanuatu 1990-1992 he was responsible for the day to day technical, financial, human resource and infrastructure needs of the Public Health Programs for the whole country.  This involved responsibility for Communicable Diseases (Malaria/Dengue, HIV/AIDS, TB/Leprosy), Non-Communicable Diseases, Maternal and Child Health (EPI, ARI/CDD, MCH/Family Planning), Health Promotion, and Health Information/Surveillance Systems.  He has worked in Pakistan (1986-1988), South Korea (1981) and the Solomon Islands (1990).

 

He has undertaken Consultancy work for AusAID, WHO, USAID, ADB and ODA in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Kenya, Congo, and Zimbabwe.

 

In Australia John Hall has been the Director of the Western New South Wales Public Health Unit from 1992 - 1994.  This involved the delivery of Public Health Programs to the population of Western NSW.  It included management responsibility for Environmental Health, Immunisation Services, HIV/AIDS, Health Information and Surveillance.  He did a lot of work with Lead Poisoning in children in Broken Hill and the Aboriginal communities in Walgett, Bourke and Wilcannia.

Qualifications

  • Master of Tropical Health, University of Queensland, 26/05/1990
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of New South Wales, 07/02/1979

Research

Research keywords

  • Global Health
  • Health Policy
  • International Health
  • Public Health

Research expertise

John Halls research interests are:

Global Health

Health Policy and Health Systems in Resource Poor Settings

Health Policy and Health systems with regard to Disease Control Programs (Communicable & Non communicable Diseases), Maternal and Child Health and Ageing.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111799Public Health And Health Services Not Elsewhere Classified100

Collaboration

His research interests are in Health Systems and Policy in resource poor settings. He has a particular interest in Tuberculosis and TB DOTS and how Health Policy is transferred to and adapted in resource limited countries.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

John Hall is the Director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine and Public Health and the Hunter Medical Research Institute at the University of Newcastle. He is on the School of Medicine and Public Health Executive Committee and the Post Graduate Education Committee.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Global Health
  • Health Policy
  • International Health
  • Public Health

Teaching expertise

John Hall convenes the Masters of Public Health Program at the University of Newcastle. He brings a wealth of experience working in Public Health in Australia and in the Asia Pacific Region to his teaching. He coordinates the MPH Courses PUBH6304 Global health (Semester 1) and PUBH6305 Global Health Systems & Policy (Semester 2).

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Publications

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Journal article (8 outputs)

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2014Ezeh OK, Agho KE, Dibley MJ, Hall J, Page AN, 'Determinants of neonatal mortality in Nigeria: Evidence from the 2008 demographic and health survey', BMC Public Health, 14 (2014) [C1]
2014Rifat M, Milton AH, Hall J, Oldmeadow C, Islam MA, Husain A, et al., 'Development of Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis in Bangladesh: A Case-Control Study on Risk Factors', PLOS ONE, 9 (2014) [C1]
2014Ezeh OK, Agho KE, Dibley MJ, Hall J, Page AN, 'The Impact of Water and Sanitation on Childhood Mortality in Nigeria: Evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys, 2003-2013', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 11 9256-9272 (2014)
2014Varol N, Fraser IS, Ng CHM, Jaldesa G, Hall J, ' Female genital mutilation/cutting - towards abandonment of a harmful cultural practice', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54 400-405 (2014)
2014Agho KE, Hall JJ, Ewald B, 'Determinants of the Knowledge of and Attitude towards Tuberculosis in Nigeria', Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 32 520-538 (2014)

Co-authors: Ben Ewald

2013Hall JJ, Gillespie JA, Rosewell A, Mapira P, 'The Papua New Guinea cholera outbreak: implications for PNG, Australia and the Torres Strait', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 199 576-577 (2013) [C1]
2012Asante AD, Negin J, Hall JJ, Dewdney J, Zwi AB, 'Analysis of policy implications and challenges of the Cuban health assistance program related to human resources for health in the Pacific', Human Resources for Health, 10 1-9 (2012) [C3]
2011Ongugo K, Hall JJ, Attia JR, 'Implementing tuberculosis control in Papua New Guinea: A clash of culture and science?', Journal of Community Health, 36 423-430 (2011) [C1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants5
Total funding$571,108

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2013 (1 grants)

Building Health Systems Research Capacity to evaluate and monitor the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.$258,129
Funding Body: AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)

Project Team
Associate Professor John Hall
SchemeRole
Australian Leadership Awards FellowshipsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$258,12920132013
GNo:G1200812

2012 (2 grants)

Comparative Study on Health of Older Persons in Selected Countries in the Western Pacific Region$47,010
Funding Body: World Health Organisation

Project Team
Professor Julie Byles, Associate Professor John Hall, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Doctor Paul Kowal, Professor Hal Kendig, Dr Joel Negin, Dr Nawi Ng
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$47,01020122012
GNo:G1201053

Risk factors for MDR-TB in Bangladesh: a population based case-control study.$10,000
Funding Body: Australian Respiratory Council

Project Team
Doctor Milton Hasnat, Dr Mahfuza Rifat, Associate Professor John Hall
SchemeRole
Research ProjectInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020122012
GNo:G1200030

2010 (2 grants)

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure Grant (2010-11) Health Behaviour$252,219
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Associate Professor John Hall
SchemeRole
NSW MRSP Infrastructure GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$252,21920102010
GNo:G1100409

New Staff Grant - Pacific Island country (PIC) medical graduate career decisions and choices cohort study$3,750
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor John Hall
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,75020102010
GNo:G1000916
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132017PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Co-SupervisorEconomic Evaluation of Stroke Interventions in Selected Hospitals in Australia
20132017PhD (Gender & Health)Principal SupervisorThe Association Between Dietary Patterns and Nutrition - Related Non-Communicable Diseases (NR-NCDs) Among Older Chinese in China and Australia
20112015PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Co-SupervisorMultidrug Resistance Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Community Setting of Bangladesh
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Associate Professor John Hall

Work Phone(02) 4042 0561
Fax(02) 4042 0044
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPublic Health
Office
Room 4110, Level 4 West,
HMRI Building
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/john-hall