Professor Sandra Jones - Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement (ACU Engagement)

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.


Phone :(03) 9953 3709 (Melbourne)
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Research Interests

Alcohol ; Social Marketing ; Community Engagement ; Health Communication ; Media ;

Methods Expertise

Surveys ; Community-based intervention ; Qualitative Research ; Media Analysis ; Program evaluation ;

Research Projects

Seeking Applications

  • The nature of alcohol advertising in 'old' and 'new' media and the impact on young people's alcohol-related attitudes, intentions and behaviour (DP120102741) (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)
  • A community-based approach to the problem of underage drinking (FT120100932) (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)

Current Projects

  • Why dona??t friends and relatives of underage drinkers comply with secondary supply laws in NSW? (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)

Selected Publications


The Role of Family, Friends and Peers in Australian Adolescent's Alcohol Consumption (Jones & Magee), in Drug and Alcohol Review

Being a girl in a boys' world: Investigating the Experiences of Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders during Adolescence (Cridland, Jones, Caputi & Magee), in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders


'Get Your Life Back': Process and impact evaluation of an asthma social marketing campaign targeting older adults (Evers, Jones, Iverson & Caputi), in BMC Public Health


Toddler Milk Advertising in Australia: Infant formula advertising in disguise? (Berry, Jones & Iverson), in Breastfeeding Review

Branded food references in Australian children's magazines: 'advertisements' are the tip of the iceberg (Jones, Gregory & Kervin), in Pediatric Obesity


Exposure to alcohol advertising and alcohol consumption among Australian adolescents (Jones & Magee), in Alcohol & Alcoholism

Regulation, public health and social marketing: a behaviour change trinity (Hoek & Jones), in Journal of Social Marketing

Australian women's perceptions of breast cancer risk factors and their own risk of developing breast cancer (Jones, Magee, Barrie, Iverson, Gregory, Hanks, Nelson, Nehill & Zorbas) , in Women's Health Issues


Children's magazines: reading resources or food marketing tools? (Jones & Reid), in Public Health Nutrition


Representations of autism in Australian print media (Jones & Harwood), in Disability and Society


How effective is the revised regulatory code for alcohol advertising in Australia? (Jones, Hall & Munro), in Drug and Alcohol Review