Dr Jacki Liddle

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation
Queensland Brain Institute

Affiliate Lecturer

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


Jacki Liddle is a postdoctoral research fellow and occupational therapist researching quality of life, participation and life transitions. Her research interests are deep brain stimulation, driving cessation, and needs of older people, people with dementia, Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.

My 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). I use mixed methods research to explore the experiences and needs related to life transitions and measure outcomes including quality of life, wellbeing, time use, and activity and role participation. Researching the experiences related to retirement from driving for older people led to the development of the UQDRIVE program for older drivers. My research has involved multidisciplinary teams including occupational therapists, neuroscientists, speech pathologists, psychologists, medical specialists and social scientists. We have explored issues for older people, people with dementia, people with Parkinson’s disease, people after stroke and traumatic brain injury and caregivers.


  • 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.

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision