Ann  Taket Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Ann Taket

Chair in Health and Social Exclusion
Deakin University

I am an academic actively involved in research and teaching. My main interests are in : Complex interactions between social exclusion and health Design and evaluation of interventions to reduce health inequities Prevention and intervention in domestic abuse and violence Use of human rights based approaches in public health and health promotion Arts-based methods in public health and health promotion.


Started my working career in the scientific civil service in the UK, doing policy relevant research for the Department of Health and Social Security.  Then did a stint in the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization in Copenhagen, and then decided to try academia.  My first academic job was at the University of London, half time in the department of epidemiology and medial statistics at the London Hospital Medical College and the other half in the geography department at Queen Mary and Westfield College.  I then moved to London South Bank University to take up a chair in primary health care (being told I was the first non-medically qualified person to hold such a post) and after some ten plus years there was tempted to my current position at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.


    BA Mathematics (hons), Univerity of Oxford, UK, 1976
    MSc Operational Research, Sussex University, UK, 1978

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Operational Research
    Health Services Research
    Public Health
    Health Promotion

Personal Interests

    Music - diverse and eclectice - jazz, folk, world, contemporary classical
    Science fiction


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