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Biography

Dr Michael Di Donato is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Healthy Working Lives Research Group at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. His doctoral studies explored the interaction between income support systems and healthcare for workers with low back pain.

Dr Di Donato’s research seeks to understand the impact of policy changes on healthcare service use and social welfare outcomes in compensated workers, to create readily reportable indicators of quality of care delivered to workers with low back pain, and continue development of a large scale health service research database. His areas of interest include social welfare and income support systems, healthcare delivery and quality for low back pain, and how compensation system policy influences worker disability and recovery.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Workers Compensation
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Low Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Public Health Policy
  • Social Welfare

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