Joanne Dono

Dr, BA (Psych, Hons), MPsych

  • Program Lead - Tobacco Control and Senior Behavioural Scientist - Food Policy and COVID-19 Analytics, Health Policy Centre
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Joanne Dono has over ten years of behavioural science research experience. During this time, Dr Dono has co-authored 30 peer reviewed publications and delivered numerous conference presentations. In addition, Dr Dono has authored over 50 reports in Tobacco Control which were commissioned by South Australian Government departments (e.g. DASSA, Country Health SA), Quit South Australia and Quit Tasmania. She has been involved in the design, implementation and management of numerous research and evaluation studies in Tobacco Control that have delivered evidence for health policy initiatives. She currently manages and coordinates various components of a research program exploring public health approaches to reducing sugary drink consumption. Dr Dono has experience in a variety of research methods, including undertaking qualitative studies that explore content and themes of text based documents (e.g. focus group transcripts, social media, websites), and quantitative studies that analyse numerical data derived from population-based questionnaires.

Research Interests

Joanne has a background in psychology and public health and has research interests in the following areas:

  • Health behaviour change
  • Social psychology of health behaviour
  • Mass media and communication approaches to behaviour change
  • Public health approaches to reducing sugary drink consumption
  • Tobacco control
  • Obesity prevention

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Adelaide

14 May 201431 Jul 2020

Award Date: 31 Jul 2020

Masters, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 31 Dec 2012

Bachelor's Degree (Honours), Deakin University

Award Date: 31 Dec 2007

External positions


  • Psychology
  • Public health
  • Behaviour change


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