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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 74 publications, 53 of these generated since 2014. Overall, she has 57 peer-reviewed articles (15 first-author,26 second-author), a book chapter, 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 18


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

MEDIA: See article in The Coversation that attracted media attention here.

Read the New York Times article that discusses her research here.

NEWMesfin, Enticott J, Cheng, Lawrie, Buttery (Accepted) Use of telephone helpline data for syndromic surveillance of adverse events following immunization in Australia: a retrospective study, 2009 to 2017. Vaccine

NEWPredictors of ED attendance in older patients with chronic disease: A data linkage study. Australian Health Review. ONLINE

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

NEWDiscrimination reported by older adults living with mental health conditions: types, contexts and association with healthcare barriers. ONLINE

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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 (RDNS) Institute

13 Nov 20151 Jul 2017

Research area keywords

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

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Research Output

Developmental vulnerability of Australian school-entry children with hearing loss

Simpson, A., Šarkić, B., Enticott, J. C., Richardson, Z. & Buck, K., 2020, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 26, 1, p. 70-75 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pressure injury data in Australian acute care settings: A comparison of three data sets

Team, V., Tuck, M., Reeves, J., Way, M., Enticott, J., Evans, S. & Weller, C. D., Jun 2020, In : International Wound Journal. 17, 3, p. 578-586 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Profile of hospital admissions for adults with cerebral palsy: a retrospective cohort study

Morgan, P., Enticott, J., Nikam, R. & Tracy, J., Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Self-assessed impact of oral health on the psychological well-being and depressive symptoms of older adults living in Melbourne

Mariño, R., Enticott, J., Browning, C., Elsamman, M., Etzion, R., Ferooz, M., Fujihara, R., Hancock, H., He, J. & Kendig, H., Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


2013 Advancing Women's Research Success Award

Enticott, Joanne (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2013 Early Career Researcher Travel Bursary, AU$750

Enticott, Joanne (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2013 Sir Richard Stawell Award of High Commendation for publication:

Enticott, Joanne (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2013 Travel Grant, AU$2,250

Enticott, Joanne (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2014 Early Career Researcher Travel Bursary, AU$750

Enticott, Joanne (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


  • 2 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Monash Partners Data-Driven Healthcare Improvement Committee (External organisation)

Jim Buttery (Chair/Co-Chair), , Steve Quenette (Member), , Susannah Ahern (Member), , Chris Bain (Member), , Peter Cameron (Member), , Joanne Enticott (Member), , Jennifer Irvine (Member), , Danielle Mazza (Member), , Amy McKimm (Member), , Harvey Newnham (Member), , Emilio Pozo (Member), , David Rankin (Member), , Velandai Srikanth (Member), , Helena Teede (Member), , Andrea Wecke (Member), , Chris Wood (Member), , Nikolajs Zeps (Member), , Sophia Zoungas (Member), , Thomas E. Lew (Member), , Steven Mcconchie (Member), , Adam McCleod (Member), , Ronnie Ptasznik (Member), & Alison Johnson (Member)

2018 → …

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Australian Academy of Science (External organisation)

Joanne Enticott (Member)

6 May 201623 Jul 2016

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Press / Media

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Joanne Enticott


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities