Joanne Enticott


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Dr Joanne Enticott is a Senior Research Fellow and Biostatistician specialising in translational clinical and health services research, data-driven research, big data and analytics. She is a Data Driven Fellow at Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre (2019-2020) leading work on Learning Health System development. She leads a statistical team supporting biostatistics needs of over 200 researchers at two Centres of Research Excellence and Monash Centre for Health Research & Implementation (MCHRI). She is Health Services Research Coordinator at Southern Synergy Department of Psychiatry at Monash University. She is an early-mid career researcher utilising her strong biostatistical skillset to undertake independent research in the new 'Big Data and Analytics’ unit she leads at MCHRI, which uses national datasets and epidemiology to inform policy to improve health outcomes.  She coordinates data linkage projects in a secure, privacy-preserving manner, using health data linked with other health datasets such as inpatient hospital admissions and General Practice visits.

Dr Enticott's research is making an impact, see the Australian Federal Govt report:  Australia's health 2018 by the AIHW, which cites two of her research projects. Read about her big data work using hospital data at:

Dr Enticott is a mid-career researcher specialising in translational clinical & health services research, data-driven research, informatics and biostatistics. Since being awarded a PhD in 2012, Dr Enticott has utilised a strong biostatistical skillset to design and conduct policy relevant multidisciplinary research in fields spanning health services equity, epidemiology, primary care, mental health, and health economics. Dr Enticott’s research into Australian mental health inequity has been the focus of both national and international media. Her growing reputation is furthered by her research productivity and quality as evidenced by 89 publications. Overall, she has 57 peer-reviewed articles (16 first-author,26 second-author), 4 book chapters, 13 research reports and 3 media articles. Dr Enticott in past 5 years has been awarded a national (2019) and international Fellowship (2015), and has given over 20 national and seven international conference presentations.  

Joanne works with collaborative partners on the data linkage projects, which include the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network, Monash Health, Outcome Health, Peter Mac and Monash Partners.

Joanne is a member on the Advisory Committee for the Victorian statewide evaluation of the Place-based Suicide Prevention Programs.

Joanne is a current member on the Data-Driven Healthcare and Infomatics Committee, Monash Partners.

Joanne has a h-index of 20


Looking for a Research Supervisor
Dr Joanne Enticott supervises BMedSc students each year - and one of them, Dr Sam Cooper, received an award for achieving the highest grade in the Bachelor of Medical Science(Honours) degree in 2107. Read about his research hereIf you are a student looking for a research supervisor, then consider: and see Student Projects link


WHO WORK: Cheng IH, Advocat J, Vasi S, Enticott JC, et al. A rapid review of evidence-based information, best practices and lessons learned in addressing the health needs of refugees and migrants: report to the World Health Organization. Melbourne; 2018

NEWClinical notes as prognostic markers of mortality associated with diabetes mellitus following critical care: a retrospective cohort analysis using machine learning and unstructured big data. Computers in Biology and Medicine.

NEWNutritional markers of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes in adults: Findings of a machine learning analysis with external validation and benchmarking. PLOS ONE. In Press

NEWEnticott, Johnson, Teede. Leaders’ perspectives on learning health systems: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research.

NEWEnticott, Johnson, Teede. Learning Health Systems translating data-driven research into healthcare: A systematic review. BMC Health Services Research.

NEWHigh utilisers of emergency departments: The profile and journey of patients with mental health issues. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice. DOI: 10.1080/13651501.2021.1904998

NEWEpstein, Enticott, Barton. Designing tabletop board game elements and gamification interventions for health behavior change: a realist review and proposed framework. JMIR Serious Games. doi: 10.2196/23302

NEWEpstein, Enticott, Larson, Barton. Recruiting for research on sensitive topics in schools: an experience with Vaxcards, a collectable vaccine card game. Trials 22, 320 (2021).

NEWKnowledge, attitude, and self-reported practice towards measures for prevention of the spread of COVID-19 among Australians: A nationwide online longitudinal representative survey. Frontiers in Public Health, section Public Health Policy. IN PRESS

NEWCOVID-19 is not the Flu: four graphs from four countries. Frontiers in Public Health, section Infectious Diseases – Surveillance, Prevention and Treatment. IN PRESS

NEW'How do Australian General Practitioners spend their time? A cross-sectional analysis of MABEL data examining the non-billable workload of GPs'. The Australian Journal of General Practice. IN PRESS

NEWThe diabetes-fracture association in women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is partially mediated by falls: a 15-year longitudinal study", has been accepted for publication in Osteoporosis International DOI: 10.1007/s00198-020-05771-9

NEWPost-vaccination healthcare attendance rate as a proxy-measure for syndromic surveillance of adverse events following immunisation: A validation study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health IN PRESS 

NEW: The potential role of self-criticism in distress related to attenuated psychotic symptoms and implications for clinical trajectory. IN PRESS: Schizophrenia Research

NEWThe MAC-P program: A pilot study of a mindfulness and compassion program for youth with psychotic experiences." IN PRESS. Early Intervention in Psychiatry.

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne


Award Date: 15 Mar 2012

Masters of Science (Research), University of Melbourne


Graduate Diploma in Clinical Audiology, University of Melbourne


Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), University of Melbourne


External positions

Senior Research Fellow, CRE Suicide Prevention, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney

1 Jul 201731 Dec 2017

Senior Research Fellow, Royal District Nursing Service (Victoria)

13 Nov 20151 Jul 2017

Research area keywords

  • Clinical Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Health services research
  • Mental health
  • Vulnerable groups
  • Primary Care


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