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Dr Adem Sav
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School of Public Health & Social Work
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Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
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Public Health and Health Services
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Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith University)

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Adem Sav is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Social WorkFaculty of HealthQueensland University of Technology. In addition to an undergraduate degree in Behavioural Sciences, focusing on Psychology and Work and Health and Safety, Adem has completed the degree of Bachelor of Behavioural Science with First Class Honours in Work and Public Health. Adem was then awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health from Griffith University in 2011. His PhD project examined psycho-social issues in the workplace and he was able to obtain very positive feedback from an independent examiner for his engaging and constructive research. Adem has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Research Management with Southern Cross University.

Adem is currently a recognised leader in the area of policy and systems approaches to health, particularly focusing on a setting approach i.e., workplace. He has a special interest in psycho-social factors (e.g. occupational stress, work-family balance, job satisfaction/security, shift work, workplace safety, and occupational health) at work and the system/policies needed to make the workplace a healthier setting for key populations. He has also published widely, in the areas of chronic disease, burden of treatment, health service delivery, community pharmacy, and health promotion. In recent years, his work has increasingly focused on health service delivery and patient-centred care for people with chronic health conditions. Adem is also competent in the use of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and various analysis techniques.

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Dr Sav is currently the Discipline Lead for Health Safety Environment stream within the School of Public Health and Social Work and the course coordinator for Master of Health, Safety and Environment (PU80).


Dr Sav is currently unit coordinator in the following courses:

  • PUP415: Occupational Health
  • HLN004: Chronic Disease Prevention and Mangaement
  • PUN617: Health, Safety and Environment Leadership and Management


PhD completions

Associate Supervisor

Title: The Knowledge-Practice Gap: Evidence-Based Practice for Acute Stroke Care in Ghana (completed in 2018)

Title: Understanding the Health of Operational Personnel in an Ambulance Service : A Mixed Methods Study (c0mpleted in 2019)

Current PhD supervisions

Title: The Relationship Between Self-Perception of Wellbeing and Lifestyle Behaviours in Young Adults  – Ernesta Sofija

Title: Psychosocial Wellbeing & Mental Health Challenges Among Female Academics in Thailand and Australia – Suwanit Karin

Title: Bus driver occupational hazards, shiftwork, and driver education in the Philippines – Sophia Chua

Title: Host Farmers’ work-related psychosocial hazards and the Unconventional Gas industry

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  • 2013-2015: Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award
  • 2007-2010: Australian Postgraduate Award (Scholarship)
  • 2007-2008: Commercialisation Training Scheme Scholarship
  • 2006-2007: Griffith Award for Academic

Grants & Consultations  

  • Sav, A., McInerney, M.,  King, J., & Baldwin, L. QUT for the Tender AM3035 – Support to Strengthen Customer Service and Patient Experience in Fiji’s Health Sector. $136,793.
  • 2016: Paul Carding, Erin Conway, Leigha Dark, Adem Sav. Evaluating complex interventions: Evaluating speech pathology intervention for non-organic voice disorders: treatment effectiveness, treatment impact and treatment burden. $281,592
  • 2014: King M, Sav A. Assessment of clinical pain program provided by the Gold Coast Medicare Local, Gold Coast Medicare Local. $4,950
  • 2014: Population and Social Health Research Program. Early Career Grant Scheme. $5.000
  • 2014: Population and Social Health Research Program. Mid-Career Research Grant. $5.000 2007: Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (Australian Safety Compensation Council, 2008). Harris N, Sav A, Sebar B. Literature review on the conceptual models used to develop surveys on Occupational Health and Safety attitudes, perceptions and behaviours. $18.000


  • BMC Public Health
  • Journal of Management and Organization
  • Personnel Review
  • Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
  • BMC Health Services Research

Associate Editor

  • BMC Health Services Research

Conference papers – keynote address

  • Sav, A., Wheeler, A.J., Kendall, E., Mcmillan, S.S., Beth, H. King, M.A., Whitty, J.A., Kelly, F. (2012): Nothing about me without me’ a review of patient-centred care and treatment burden: a way forward for community pharmacy. The Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and Trade Exhibition, Gold Coast, Queensland 08 March to 11 March 2012.



This information has been contributed by Dr Adem Sav.


For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.