John Glover


  • 420 Citations
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1987 …2019

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Personal profile

Professor Glover is Director of PHIDU (the Public Health information Development Unit) at  Torrens University Australia.

John’s work aims to describe and to monitor, over time, the extent of associations between health status and socioeconomic disadvantage in Australia.  His research uses a range of approaches to present data in ways that are accessible to a wide audience that includes students, educators, researchers and people involved in service planning, strategic planning and policy development.  The results of this work are available at

John and his team have prepared a number of reports for the World Health Organization, around gender equity and health equity and twice provided chapters on the Health Systems of Australia and New Zealand for the  International Encyclopedia of Public Health.  Major Australian reports include Advocacy and action in public health: Lessons from Australia over the 20th Century, 2013 and Housing experiences and suitability as determinants of health: Population patterns of housing and correlated health risk factors and outcomes, 2019

Research interests

Population health, Health inequality, Social inequality

Education/Academic qualification

BEc, Bachelor, University of Adelaide

BA, Bachelor, University of Adelaide

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Research Output

Prevalence of childhood lead poisoning and respiratory disease associated with lead smelter emissions

Taylor, M., Isley, C. & Glover, J., 2019, In : Environmental International. June 2019, p. 340 352 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Ambient soil cation exchange capacity inversely associates with infectious and parasitic disease risk in regional Australia

Liddicoat, C., Bi, P., Waycott, M., Glover, J., Breed, M. & Weinstein, P., 1 Jun 2018, In : Science of the Total Environment. 626, p. 117-125 9 p.

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  • 13 Citations (Scopus)

    Landscape biodiversity correlates with respiratory health in Australia

    Liddicoat, C., Bi, P., Waycott, M., Glover, J., Lowe, A. J. & Weinstein, P., 15 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 206, p. 113-122 10 p.

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  • 15 Citations (Scopus)

    Health Systems of Australia and New Zealand

    Hetzel, D. M. S., Glover, J. D. & McDonald, S. K., 6 Oct 2016, International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Elsevier Inc., p. 470-482 13 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    From the city to the bush: Increases in patient co-payments for medicines have impacted on medicine use across Australia

    Kemp, A., Glover, J., Preen, D. B., Bulsara, M., Semmens, J. & Roughead, E. E., 28 Feb 2013, In : Australian Health Review. 37, 1, p. 4-10 7 p.

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  • 9 Citations (Scopus)