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
+61 7 336 59765


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)


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


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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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