Dr Michelle Jackson



Research Manager and Systems Specialist


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Social Dev


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 1995


Research interests

Dr Jackson's main research interests lie in the area of Health Epidemiology.


Dr Jackson has expertise in the management of large-scale epidemiological studies examining health and Health behaviours. Dr Jackson has been a project manager for over 10 years with significant experience in the management of large-scale population-based health studies in adults and children. She also has experience in both qualitative and quantitative projects in both urban and rural areas and among those experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage.


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Lived experience of participants who engaged in the co-creation of initiatives to improve children's health in a rural Australian community

C Vargas, M Hillenaar, C Strugnell, S Allender, L Marks, M Green, C Hargous, M Jackson, C Bell, J Whelan

(2023), Vol. 31, pp. 659-669, Australian Journal of Rural Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Perceived impacts of COVID-19 and bushfires on the implementation of an obesity prevention trial in Northeast Victoria, Australia

J Whelan, M Hillenaar, P Fraser, S Allender, M Jackson, C Strugnell, C Bell

(2023), Vol. 18, pp. 1-18, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Can an incentive-based intervention increase physical activity and reduce sitting among adults? The ACHIEVE (Active Choices IncEntiVE) feasibility study

K Ball, R Hunter, J Maple, M Moodie, J Salmon, K Ong, L Stephens, M Jackson, D Crawford

(2017), Vol. 14, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, England, C1

journal article

Addressing the social determinants of inequities in physical activity and sedentary behaviours

K Ball, A Carver, K Downing, M Jackson, K O'Rourke

(2015), Vol. 30, pp. ii8-ii19, Health promotion international, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

The feasibility and appeal of mobile 'apps' for supporting healthy food purchasing and consumption among socioeconomically disadvantaged women: a pilot study

K Ball, J Mouchacca, M Jackson

(2014), Vol. 25, pp. 79-82, Health promotion journal of Australia, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Cohort profile : The resilience for eating and activity despite inequality (READI) study

K Ball, V Cleland, J Salmon, A Timperio, S McNaughton, L Thornton, K Campbell, M Jackson, L Baur, G Mishra, J Brug, R Jeffery, A King, I Kawachi, D Crawford

(2013), Vol. 42, pp. 1629-1639, International journal of epidemiology, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Are parental concerns about children's inactivity warranted, and are they associated with a supportive home environment?

M Jackson, D Crawford, K Campbell, J Salmon

(2008), Vol. 79, pp. 274-282, Research quarterly for exercise and sport, Washington D.C., C1

journal article

Family physical activity and sedentary environments and weight change in children

A Timperio, J Salmon, K Ball, L Baur, A Telford, M Jackson, L Salmon, D Crawford

(2008), Vol. 3, pp. 160-167, International journal of pediatric obesity, London, England, C1

journal article

Parent's views of the importance of making changes in settings where children spend time to prevent obesity

D Crawford, A Timperio, K Campbell, C Hume, M Jackson, A Carver, K Hesketh, K Ball, J Salmon

(2008), Vol. 17, pp. 148-158, Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, McKinnon, Vic., C1

journal article

Neighbourhood fast food outlets and obesity in children and adults : the CLAN study

D Crawford, A Timperio, J Salmon, L Baur, B Giles-Corti, R Roberts, M Jackson, N Andrianopoulos, K Ball

(2008), Vol. 3, pp. 249-256, International journal of pediatric obesity, London, England, C1

journal article

Associations between family circumstance and weight status of Australian children

K Hesketh, D Crawford, J Salmon, M Jackson, K Campbell

(2007), Vol. 2, pp. 86-96, International journal of pediatric obesity, New York, NY., C1

journal article

Family food environments of 5-6 year-old-children: does socioeconomic status make a difference?

K Campbell, D Crawford, M Jackson, K Cashel, A Worsley, K Gibbons, L Birch

(2002), Vol. 11, pp. 553-561, Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, London, England, C1

journal article

Foods prepared outside the home: association with selected nutrients and body mass index in adult Australians

C Burns, M Jackson, C Gibbons, R Stoney

(2002), Vol. 5, pp. 441-448, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, England, C1

journal article

Beliefs about the causes of weight change in the Australian population

M Jackson, K Ball, D Crawford

(2001), Vol. 25, pp. 1512-1516, International journal of obesity, London, England, C1

journal article

Development of a scale to measure discomfort during pregnancy

M Jackson, M Rosier, J Walkley

(1996), Vol. 17, pp. 85-92, Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, London, Eng., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Southern Grampians and Glenelg Primary School Health Behaviours Monitoring Study 2023.

Dr Claudia Strugnell, A/Prof Kristy Bolton, Dr Michelle Jackson, Mrs Penny Fraser, Prof Steven Allender

Western District Health Service

  • 2023: $60,000
  • 2022: $42,241

TransformUs Wellbeing

Dr Claudia Strugnell, Prof Jo Salmon, A/Prof Natalie Lander, A/Prof Alison Booth, A/Prof Kristy Bolton, A/Prof Serene Yoong, Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin, Mr Andrew Brown, Dr Michelle Jackson, Prof Steven Allender


  • 2024: $34,000
  • 2023: $125,000


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