Dr Jacki Liddle

Conjoint Research Fellow - Occ

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


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 clinical trials are currently underway.

Research Interests

  • Quality of life
  • Community mobility
  • Technology
  • Outcome measurement
  • Dementia
  • Driving cessation
  • Caregivers and family members
  • Qualitative methodologies
  • Codesign

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.


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


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Book Chapter

  • Liddle, Jacki and Pachana, Nancy A. (2021). Staying engaged: experiences and opportunities for diverse populations to age well in Australia. Handbook of active ageing and quality of life: from concepts to applications. (pp. 484-508) edited by Fermina Rojo-Perez and Gloria Fernandez-Mayoralas. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-58031-5_29

  • Scott, Theresa, Liddle, Jacki and Pachana, Nancy A. (2021). Driving and community mobility for people living with dementia. Dementia rehabilitation: evidence-based interventions and clinical recommendations. (pp. 129-147) edited by Lee-Fay Low and Kate Laver. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier.

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

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision