Dr Jill Olivier

Jill Olivier

Dr Jill Olivier

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NameJill Olivier
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FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

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Dr. Jill Olivier is a Senior Lecturer and Research Coordinator at the University of Cape Town in the Health Policy and Systems Division, School of Public Health and Family Medicine. She coordinates the UCT program of the Collaboration for Health Systems Analysis and Innovation (CHESAI), is the Research Director of the International Religious Health Assets Programme (IRHAP); lectures on health systems research, and is the principle investigator for several active multi-country research studies. Prior to this she was based in Washington at the World Bank with a focus on non-state health service delivery and community response to HIV/AIDS. With a background in the social sciences, her current research and publication focus is on health systems research, in particular on areas of ‘intersection’, ‘culture’ and ‘communication’. For example: the integration of non-state health providers in health systems; community connection to systems; interdisciplinary research; multisectoral collaboration; organizational culture and health communication. She has operated as a researcher and research manager across Africa, as well as in the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.

Olivier, J. (2015). Religion at the intersection of development and public health in development contexts: From advocacy about faith-based organizations to systems thinking. In Tomalin, E. (Ed.), The Rouledge handbook of religions and global development (pp. 346-358). London: Routledge.

Olivier, J., & Wodon, Q. (2013). Playing broken telephone: assessing faith-inspired health care provision in Africa. In Rakodi, C. (Ed.), Religion, religious organisations and development: scrutinising religious perceptions and organisations (pp. 198-213). London: Routledge.

De Gruchy, S., Cochrane, J. R., Olivier, J., & Matimelo, S. (2011). Participatory inquiry on the interface between religion and health: what does it achieve and what not?. In Cochrane, J.R., Schmid, B., & Cutts, T. (Eds.), When religion and health align: mobilizing religious health assets for transformation (pp. 43-61). Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: Cluster Publications.

Olivier, J. (2011). “An FB-oh?”: mapping the etymology of the religious entity engaged in health. In Cochrane, J.R., Schmid, B., & Cutts, T. (Eds.), When religion and health align: mobilizing religious health assets for transformation (pp. 24-42). Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: Cluster Publications.

Olivier, J. (2011). Religion and policy in the context of HIV and AIDS: a rapidly shifting landscape. In Haddad, B. (Ed.), Religion and HIV AIDS: charting the terrain (pp. 81-104). Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: UKZN Press.

Olivier, J., & Clifford, P. (2011). Religious community care and support in the context of HIV and AIDS: outlining the contours. In Haddad, B. (Ed.), Religion and HIV and AIDS: charting the terrain (pp. 368-391). Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: UKZN Press.

Olivier, J., & Paterson, G. (2011). Religion and medicine in the context of HIV and AIDS: a landscaping review. In Haddad, B. (Ed.), Religion and HIV and AIDS: charting the terrain (pp. 25-51). Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: UKZN Press.

Schmid, B., Cochrane, J. R., & Olivier, J. (2010). Understanding religious health assets: health as a lens on religion and development. In Swart, I., Green, S., & Erasmus, J. (Eds.), Religion and social development in post-apartheid South Africa: Perspectives for critical engagement (pp. 137-152). Stellenbosch, South Africa: Sun Media.

Olivier, J. (2007). Hope in view of HIV/AIDS in South Africa: conflicts of public discourse and power. In Green, R., & Horrigan, J. (Eds.), Hope, probing the boundaries (pp. 301-332). Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Haakenstad, A., Johnson, E., Graves, C., Olivier, J., Duff, J., & Dieleman, J. L. (2015). Estimating the development assistance for health provided to faith-based organizations, 1990–2013. PLoS One, 10, e0128389-e0128389. doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0128389. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone. 0128389

Karam, A., Clague, J., Marshall, K., & Olivier, J. (2015). The view from above: faith and health. The Lancet, 386(10005), e22-24.

Olivier, J., & Wodon, Q. (2015). Religion, reproductive health, and sexual behavior in Ghana: why statistics from large surveys don't tell the whole story. The Review of Faith & International Affairs, 13, 64-73. doi:10.1080/15570274.2015.1039306. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15570274.2015.1039306

Olivier, J., Tsimpo, C., Gemignani, R., Shojo, M., Coulombe, H., Dimmock, F., Nguyen, M. C., Hines, H., Mills, E. J., Dieleman, J. L., Haakenstad, A., & Wodon, Q. (2015). Understanding the significance of faith-based healthcare providers in Africa: a review of the evidence with a focus on magnitude, reach, cost, and satisfaction. The Lancet, 386, 1765-1775. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60251-3. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60251-3

Olivier, J. (2014). Mapping interdisciplinary communication between the disciplines of religion and public health in the context of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Religion and Theology, 21, 251-289. doi:10.1163/15743012-02103003. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15743012-02103003

Olivier, J., & Wodon, Q. (2014). Faith-inspired education in Ghana: A historical case example. The Review of Faith & International Affairs, 12, 27-37. doi:10.1080/15570274.2014.918751. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15570274.2014.918751

Olivier, J., & Wodon, Q. (2014). Faith-inspired health care in sub-Saharan Africa: An introduction to the Spring 2014 issue. The Review of Faith & International Affairs, 12, 1-7. doi:10.1080/15570274.2013.876737. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15570274.2013.876737

Olivier, J., & Wodon, Q. (2014). Increased funding for AIDS-engaged faith-based organizations in Africa?. The Review of Faith & International Affairs, 12, 53-71. doi:10.1080/15570274.2013.876736. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15570274.2013.876736

Olivier, J., Shojo, M., & Wodon, Q. (2014). Faith-inspired health care provision in Ghana: market share, reach to the poor, and performance. The Review of Faith & International Affairs, 12, 84-96. doi:10.1080/15570274.2013.876735. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15570274.2013.876735

Wodon, Q., Olivier, J., Tsimpo, C., & Nguyen, M. C. (2014). Market share of faith-inspired health care providers in Africa. The Review of Faith & International Affairs, 12, 8-20. doi:10.1080/15570274.2013.876739. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15570274.2013.876739

Olivier, J., & Wodon, Q. (2012). Playing broken telephone: assessing faith-inspired health care provision in Africa. Development in Practice, 22, 819-834. doi:10.1080/09614524.2012.685870. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2012.685870

De Gruchy, S., Jones, D., Olivier, J., Matimelo, S., Germond, P., & Molapo, S. (2006). Executive summary: appreciating Assets. Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, 126, 120-126.

Olivier, J. (2006). Where does the Christian stand?: Considering a public discourse of hope in the context of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, 126, 81-99.

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