Jane Lloyd BAppSci, MPH (UNSW), PhD (Sydney) is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact. Jane is a leader and strategic thinker who is competent working in both government and academic settings. She offers expertise in the theory and practice of improving health and social justice among marginalised populations. Jane works with at-risk groups and the for-purpose sector to address socially determined inequities in health status. Jane’s research interests include health equity, primary health care, health literacy, healthy urban development, working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations and qualitative research methods.
Jane is the former Director of the Health Equity Research and Development Unit at Sydney Local Health District, and prior to that she held a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2011-16) and was a Senior Research Fellow at the UNSW Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity.
Some examples of the projects she has been involved in are outlined below.
Jane was the CIA on the SPRINT Study which was funded by Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute. The study identified how primary health care services can better meet the health care and social support needs of Aboriginal Australians transitioning from the criminal justice system to the community. Dr Lloyd was responsible for leading the study, setting up the partnership with the Aboriginal Medical Service in Western Sydney, conducting the systematic literature review and linked data set analysis, disseminating the findings to community members and the academic and policy community. The findings have been presented at Justice Health NSW, at the Corrective Services Healthcare Summit, at the Primary Health Care Research Institute Symposium and to the Aboriginal community at Mt Druitt and inner Sydney. Two reports have been published on the web and four publications are currently being drafted.
Jane oversaw the Health Direct evaluation of a parenting health literacy intervention. This intervention was in the form of a culturally re-designed new parent classes (including new recruitment mechanisms). The intervention was developed and piloted in two culturally diverse locations in Canterbury. The classes were delivered to Bangladeshi and Mandarin-speaking Chinese mothers by a Child and Family Health Nurse, with an interpreter, over a four-week period. A mixed-methods evaluation of the program was conducted to measure 1) recruitment and attendance, 2) feasibility, 3) health literacy and 4) provider understanding of barriers.
The PEP study was a NHMRC Partnership grant that aimed to evaluate the uptake and effectiveness of current guidelines for the prevention of chronic disease in general practice and develop innovative implementation strategies. Dr Lloyd was an AI on the grant and is contributing to the analysis and dissemination of the findings emerging from the PEP study. For example she co-authored the protocol paper and the literature review findings, and contributed to the analysis of patients’ health literacy as part of the patients’ baseline data collection.