Research Fellow- Launceston Clinical School, School of Medicine / Lecturer- Centre for Rural Health, School of Health Sciences
BA (Hons) MA, PhD
|Contact Campus||Launceston CBD Campuses|
|Building||The Northern Integrated Care Service (NICS)|
|Room Reference||Room 208 / Level 2|
|Telephone||+61 3 6777 8790|
Jess currently has a joint appointment between the CRH as a Lecturer and Project Coordinator, and Launceston Clinical School as a Research Fellow. She works in a number of areas including research, RHD supervision, community engagement, teaching and learning and community health development.
Jess has a successful history of collaborative projects and partnerships with a number of cross disciplinary stakeholders and groups including local government, non-government organisations, health services providers as well as other disciplines and academics within the University. She regularly publishes and collaborates with colleagues from a number of disciplines.
Her research interests include community health development, primary health and health promotion, interprofessional learning and education, health sociology, qualitative research, program evaluation, ageing and social inclusion.
In 2011, Jess was awarded a UTAS Community Engagement Grant to look at issues of health literacy amongst older Northern Tasmanians and was also responsible for developing the first Positive Ageing Plan in Northern Tasmania, for the West Tamar Council.
Jess currently supervises 5 research higher degree students, and is the unit coordinator of CAM 724-the Masters in Health (E-Health) major workplace project. She also teaches into the CRH 606 and 607 research units, and HGA 138 Society, Culture and Health.
Jess is currently involved in several research projects in her joint position, including:
Authorised by the Director, Centre for Rural Health
7 August, 2015