Dr Jacki Liddle

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation
Queensland Brain Institute

Affiliate Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Lecturer

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Overview

Jacki Liddle is a postdoctoral research fellow and occupational therapist researching quality of life, participation and life transitions. She uses innovative technology, along with qualitative and quantitative research methods to investigate the needs and experiences of people with neurological conditions (Parkinson's disease, dementia, stroke), older people and their caregivers.

Her research has focussed on the experiences of life transitions related to ageing (for example, driving cessation of older people), illness, and related treatments (for example, deep brain stimulation). Developing technology to measure outcomes outcomes including quality of life, wellbeing, time use, and activity and role participation has led to new approaches of monitoring community outcomes. Researching the experiences related to retirement from driving for older people led to the development of the UQDRIVE program, now called CarFreeMe for older drivers, people with dementia and people with traumatic brain injury. A telehealth trial of the the CarFreeMe program is currently underway.

Research Interests

  • Quality of life
  • Community mobility
  • Technology for outcome measurement
  • Driving cessation
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Dementia
  • Caregivers and family members
  • Qualitative methodologies

Research Impacts

Jacki's research has focussed on developing understanding of complex clinical issues which leads to real changes in assessment, treatment and community lives. She has developed a driving cessation intervention and contributed to the development of smartphone based remote monitoring systems for measuring community outcomes of people living with health conditions. She convenes a network of health researchers using qualitative methods at the university (UQQualHealth)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • McKenna, K. T. and Liddle, J. M. (2006). Educating older clients. In K. McKenna and L. Tooth (Ed.), Client Education: A Partnership Approach for Health Practitioners (pp. 183-205) Sydney: UNSW Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Ireland, David, Wang, Ziwei, Lamont, Robyn and Liddle, Jacki (2016). Classification of movement of people with parkinsons disease using wearable inertial movement units and machine learning. In: Andrew Georgiou, Louise K. Schaper and Sue Whetton, Digital Health Innovation for Consumers, Clinicians, Connectivity and Community - Selected Papers from the 24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2016. 24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2016, Melbourne, Australia, (61-66). 25 - 27 July 2016. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-666-8-61

  • Ireland, David, Atay, Christina, Liddle, Jacki, Bradford, Dana, Lee, Helen, Rushin, Olivia, Mullins, Thomas, Angus, Dan, Wiles, Janet, McBride, Simon and Vogel, Adam (2016). Hello harlie: Enabling speech monitoring through chat-bot conversations. In: Andrew Georgiou, Louise K. Schaper and Sue Whetton, Digital Health Innovation for Consumers, Clinicians, Connectivity and Community - Selected Papers from the 24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2016. 24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2016, Melbourne, Australia, (55-60). July 25 - 27, 2016. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-666-8-55

  • Ireland, David, Liddle, Jacki, McBride, Simon, Ding, Hang and Knuepffer, Christina (2015). Chat-bots for people with Parkinson’s disease: science fiction or reality?. In: Driving Reform: Digital Health is Everyone’s Business: Selected Papers from the 23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2015). 23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (128-133). 3-5 August 2015. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-558-6-128

  • Liddle, J., Ireland, D., Gustafsson, L., Kang, K., Reppermund, S., McBride, S.J., Lamont, R., Harrison, F, Brauer, S., Pachana, N., Sachdev, P. and Brodaty, H. (2015). Lifespace and people with dementia: what are the in home and community mobility issues for people with dementia? can technology help us to understand?. In: National Dementia Research and Knowledge Translation Forum 2015, Sydney, QLD, Australia, (). 7-8 September 2015.

  • Ireland, David, Liddle, Jacki, Sachdev, Perminder, Brodaty, Henry and Harrison, Fleur (2015). Low-energy bluetooth beacons for lifespace assessment of people with neurological conditions. In: International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP 2015), Hobart, TAS, Australia, (). 9-12 November 2015.

  • Liddle, Jacki, Lamont, Robyn, Knuepffer, Christina, Ireland, David, McBride, Simon, Vogel, Adam, Gustafsson, Louise, Theodoros, Deborah, Brauer, Sandy, Chenery, Helen and Silburn, Peter (2015). Monitoring the impact of Parkinson's disease using smartphones. In: Parkinson’s Australia National Conference, Adelaide, SA Australia, (). 27-29 May 2015.

  • Liddle, J., Ireland, D., Brauer, S. G., Lamont, R. M., McBride, S., Karunanithi, M., Ding, H., Gustafsson, L., Silburn, P. A. and Chenery, H. J. (2014). Community life with Parkinson's disease: Developing lifespace-movement and lifespace-quality of life maps to understand participation and outcomes. In: Movement Disorders. 18th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Stockholm Sweden, (S163-S164). Jun 08-12, 2014.

  • Liu, Xinyu, Gustafsson, Louise, Aplin, Tammy and Liddle, Jacki (2014). Drawing on their wisdom: the experiences of peer leaders in a driving cessation program. In: WFOT: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Program. WFOT 2014: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama, Japan, (148-148). 18-21 June, 2014.

  • Chenery, H. J., Liddle, J., Ireland, D., Brauer, S. G., Theodoros, D., Wiles, J., McBride, S., Karunanithi, M., Ding, H., Lamont, R. and Silburn, P. A. (2014). Monitoring the impact of Parkinson's disease on community life using everyday technology: Development of a remote monitoring platform using smartphones. In: 18th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Stockholm Sweden, (S156-S156). Jun 08-12, 2014. doi:10.1002/mds.25914

  • Liddle, J., Allen, S. and Chenery, H. J. (2014). Perceived clinical and adjustment needs related to deep brain stimulation for movement disorders: A metasynthesis. In: Movement Disorders. 18th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Stockholm Sweden, (S444-S444). Jun 08-12, 2014. doi:10.1002/mds.25914

  • Gustafsson, Louise, Liddle, Jacki, Liang, Phyllis, Hoyle, Melanie and Aplin, Tammy (2014). The impact of UQDRIVE groups for older people on personal transport and lifestyle issues after driving cessation. In: WFOT: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Program. WFOT 2014: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama, Japan, (146-146). 18-21 June, 2014.

  • Ireland, David, McBride, Simon, Liddle, Jacki and Chenery, Helen (2013). Towards quantifying the impact of Parkinson's disease using GPS and lifespace assessment. In: Jean X. Gao, Dongrong Xu, Xiaoyan Sun and Yingfei Wu, Proceedings of the 2013 6th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics: BMEI 2013. BMEI 2013: 6th International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, Xiasha Higher Education Zone, Hangzhou, China, (564-569). 16-18 December, 2013. doi:10.1109/BMEI.2013.6747004

  • Liddle, J., Bennett, S.,, Pachana, N.,, Lie, D. and Standen, B. (2011). How do we improve outcomes of driving cessation for people with dementia?. In: Occupational Therapy Australia 24th National Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (). 29 June-1 July 2011.

  • Gustafsson, L., Liddle, J., Pachana, N. A., McKenna, K., Mitchell, G. and Haynes, M. (2009). Improving outcomes of driving cessation for older people. In: Ricardo Nitrini, Dementia & Neuropsychologia. Abstracts of the IPA 2009 International Meeting (IPA Rio). IPA 2009 International Meeting: Brain Aging and Quality of Life, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (166-167). 4-7 May 2009.

  • Gustafsson, L., Haynes, M., Liddle, J., Mitchell, G. and Pachana, N. A. (2009). Improving outcomes of driving cessation for older people: Early results from a RCT of the UQDrive groups. In: The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging.. XIXth World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, France, (680-680). 5-9 July, 2009.

  • McKenna, Kryss, Liddle, Jacki and Broome, Kieran (2004). Time use and role participation of people over 65: what older people do. In: Australasian Journal On Ageing. , , (A1-A2). .

  • McKenna, K. T., Liddle, J. M. and Carlson, G. M. (2003). Development and evaluation of a program to assist older people adjust to driving cessation. In: Leading Change: OT Australia 22nd National Confeence and Exhibition. Leading Change: OT Australia 22nd National Conference and Exhb, Melbourne, (62-63). 6-9 April 2003.

  • Liddle, J. M. (2002). Development and evaluation of a program to assist older people adjust to driving cessation - methodological issues. In: Cathy Hayles and Robyn Findlay, Different Disciplines, Different Methodologies in Ageing Research. Different Disciplines, Different Methodologies in Ageing Research, Customs House, Brisbane, (70-74). 25th November, 2002.

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