Dr Jacki Liddle

Research Fellow

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Research Manager

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Lecturer

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
j.liddle@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 59765

Overview

Jacki Liddle is a 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 living with neurological conditions (dementia, Parkinson's disease, stroke), older people and their caregivers. She is currently part of a multi-disciplinary team co-designing technology with people living with dementia and their care partners to support communication.

She has also been involved in developing technology to measure outcomes including lifespace, time use, and activity and role participation to help monitor community outcomes. Dr Liddle's PhD focused on researching the experiences related to retirement from driving for older people, which led to the development of the CarFreeMe program to improve outcomes related to driving cessation. Version of the program for older drivers, people living with dementia and people with traumatic brain injury have been developed and a telehealth trial 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 issues which leads to real changes in assessment, treatment and community lives. She has developed a driving cessation intervention (CarFreeMe) and contributed to the development of smartphone based remote monitoring systems for measuring community outcomes of people living with health conditions. She is currently co-developing technology with people living with dementia and their care partners to support communication.

Qualifications

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

Publications

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Supervision

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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

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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