Odette Pearson

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Odette is a Kuku Yalanji/Torres Strait Islander woman jointly appointed as a Senior Research Fellow with Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit at South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute and the Sansom Institute for Health Research within University of South Australia. Her experience and post-doctoral training in Aboriginal health policy, health systems and inequity comprises a unique comprehensive skillset relevant to existing and emerging complexities of Aboriginal health and well-being. Specifically, Odette seeks to understand how institutional policies and practices drive health and social inequities experienced by Indigenous populations. Her novel approach is the use of community-level information to show and explore the reasons for variations in disadvantage both within the Aboriginal community and between the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community. Integral to her research is the inclusion of Aboriginal communities in defining their health and wellbeing and how Indigenous data can be governed in the future to derive greater benefit for the population. Her work traverses evidence-based policy development, health services research and epidemiology to identify and address health and social disadvantage and strengths among the Aboriginal population. Odette has expertise in (1) primary health care contexts and systems and their linkages with health and social services (2) conceptual development of Aboriginal specific well-being frameworks and indicators, and (3) using social and epidemiological research to develop policy for chronic disease prevention and management. With strong community and cross sector engagement her current research activities focus on how to reduce disadvantage by improving health and social system responses to better meet the needs of Aboriginal people.

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Research Output 2001 2017

5 Citations (Scopus)

Including minority populations in research: We must do better

CREATE Methods Group, 3 Jul 2017, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 207, 1, p. 22-23 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

South Australian Aboriginal Health Needs and Gaps Report: Central Adelaide Local Health Network, 2017

Pearson, O., Peterson, K., McBride, K., Shtangey, V., Xiang, J., Eltridge, F. & Keech, W., 2017

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

South Australian Aboriginal Health Needs and Gaps Report: Country Health SA Local Health Network, 2017

Pearson, O., Peterson, K., McBride, K., Shtangey, V., Xiang, J., Eltridge, F. & Keech, W., 2017, Adelaide.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

South Australian Aboriginal Health Needs and Gaps Report: Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, 2017

Pearson, O., Peterson, K., McBride, K., Shtangey, V., Xiang, J., Eltridge, F. & Keech, W., 2017, Adelaide.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

South Australian Aboriginal Health Needs and Gaps Report: Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, 2017

Pearson, O., Peterson, K., McBride, K., Shtangey, V., Xiang, J., Eltridge, F. & Keech, W., 2017, Adelaide.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Activities 2018 2018

  • 2 Membership of board

Reconciliation SA (External organisation)

Odette Pearson (Chair)
10 Dec 201810 Dec 2021

Activity: MembershipMembership of board

Adelaide Fringe Board (External organisation)

Odette Pearson (Chair)
31 Oct 201831 Oct 2021

Activity: MembershipMembership of board