Joanne Dono

Dr, BA (Psych, Hons), MPsych

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Dr Jo Dono (BA Psych Hons; Master of Psychology, PhD) is Deputy Director at the Health Policy Centre, SAHMRI, a Cancer Council Early Career Research Fellow, and a Senior Adjunct Fellow at the University of Adelaide. With a background in psychology and public health, she specialises in population approaches to preventive health behaviour change. She was recently awarded funding to investigate the potential of re-framing unhealthy foods and drinks as ultra-processed to convey dietary risk having previously led the development of multiple studies investigating warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages. She also currently manages the tobacco control research and evaluation program, overseeing population monitoring, social marketing campaign evaluation and policy evaluation projects on vaping and tobacco use. She has designed, implemented, and managed numerous research and evaluation studies in Tobacco Control that have delivered evidence (60+ reports and briefings) to policy makers for health initiatives. Dr Dono was also integral to the SAHMRI COVID-19 Analytics Unit, producing over 30 timely evidence-based briefings on strategic public health COVID-19 policy decisions. Dr Dono has extensive experience in a variety of research methods that have a central aim of understanding and changing health behaviour.

Research Interests

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

  • Ultra-processed foods
  • Vaping
  • Tobacco control
  • Obesity prevention
  • Health behaviour change
  • Social psychology of health behaviour
  • Mass media and communication approaches to behaviour change

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Smoking Cessation Among Emerging Adults: Integrating and Expanding on Social Norms as Barriers and Facilitators of Behaviour Change, University of Adelaide

14 May 201431 Jul 2020

Award Date: 31 Jul 2020

Masters, Organisation & Human Factors, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 31 Dec 2012

Bachelor's Degree (Honours), Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours), Deakin University

Award Date: 31 Dec 2007

External positions


  • Psychology
  • Public health
  • Behaviour change

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