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Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor
Professor Sandra Jones (BA, MBA, MPH, MAssessEval, PhD) is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement and provides leadership, advice and support for ACU's community engagement strategy. Sandra was previously Director of ACU's Centre for Health and Social Research (CHaSR) and an ARC Future Fellow. She is an internationally recognised expert in the area of social marketing, particularly in relation to capacity building and community development. Sandra and her team have conducted numerous community-based interventions, often in partnership with health services and NGOs, to improve the uptake of health promoting and risk-reducing behaviours. Sandra's career research funding exceeds $8 million; and she has published more than 180 referred papers, 11 book chapters, and numerous policy-related monographs and reports. She is also a member of numerous policy and advisory committees, including those focused on cancer prevention, health communication, disability and community support services in Australia and overseas.
: (03) 9953 3709 (Melbourne) : Sandra.Jones@acu.edu.au
Alcohol ; Social Marketing ; Community Engagement ; Health Communication ; Media ;
Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)
I have expertise in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs using mixed methods. My research involves collaborating with community partners to undertake impactful research that can improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations. My interdisciplinary work has primarily been in the fields of Social Work, Psychology, Education, and Public Health. In particular, I am an emerging leader in media literacy education to improve health and well-being outcomes for young people.
My Masters supervisions (minor thesis) have covered areas including a mixed-method evaluation of a school well-being program and experiences of teachers and parents in supporting autistic students during Covid-19. My Honours supervisions have covered autistic students' experiences at university.
: 8346 (Melbourne) : email@example.com
Community Engagement ; Children's Wellbeing ; Prevention ; Vulnerable Populations ; Education ;