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I am a social epidemiologist, with a focus on the equitable provision of health service interventions for management of chronic disease. A key focus of my research is health literacy. Currently I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Rural Health at Monash University (0.5 EFT), where I manage a newly established rural health workforce study and support local rural health services to build research capacity among their staff.

I have recently been awarded a Medical Research Future Fund NHMRC Translational Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship at the University of Melbourne. Within the Fellowship, I will evaluate a process for implementing a clinical communication method called “teach-back” to improve outcomes for people with chronic disease.

I completed a NHMRC PhD scholarship at Monash in 2011. My thesis used epidemiological methods to explore social inequalities in heart disease. Prior to this, I was a Registered Nurse with expertise in cardiac care. Between 2013 and 2015 I was an Australian Research Council post-doctoral Industry Fellow at Deakin University, where I managed the large Optimising Health Literacy (Ophelia) study, in which I supported clinicians to develop and implement health literacy interventions.

I have 60 research outputs, including 36 published articles, and 22 conference presentations. I have been an invited or keynote speaker at 7 international or national conferences, and lead or co-investigator on grants totalling over $2.5 million AUD. I currently co-supervise 2 part-time PhD scholars and have co-supervised 2 PhD and 2 honours students to successful completion.

Research interests

Health literacy, health inequalities, social epidemiology, health service research, translational research, research capacity building, cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, obesity

External positions

Senior Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

4 Apr 2018 → …


  • health literacy
  • Social epidemiology
  • Health inequalities
  • Health service research
  • Research capacity building
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity
  • Chronic disease

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Projects 2007 2019

Research Output 2009 2019

The outcomes and cost effectiveness of Australia's Partners in Recovery Initiative

Isaacs, A., Beauchamp, A. & Sutton, K., 2019, p. S14. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

Are we there yet? Graduate readiness for practice, assessment and final examinations

Missen, K., McKenna, L. & Beauchamp, A., Apr 2018, In : Collegian. 25, 2, p. 227-230 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Conceptualisation and development of the Conversational Health Literacy Assessment Tool (CHAT)

O'Hara, J., Hawkins, M., Batterham, R., Dodson, S., Osborne, R. H. & Beauchamp, A., 22 Mar 2018, In : BMC Health Services Research. 18, 1, 8 p., 199.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Differences in health literacy profiles of patients admitted to a public and a private hospital in Melbourne, Australia

Jessup, R. L., Osborne, R. H., Beauchamp, A., Bourne, A. & Buchbinder, R., 22 Feb 2018, In : BMC Health Services Research. 18, 1, 10 p., 134.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access