Jessica has a PhD in health psychology from the University of Wollongong, and has a research background in the psychological aspects of prevention of chronic conditions. Jessica joined the ACBRD in January 2011. She is currently managing the Diabetes MILES – Australia study, and is involved in the Diabetes MILES international collaborative. She also manages the IDEAS Evaluation Study, and a study about the social experiences of living with diabetes. Jessica has a particular interest in the behavioural management of type 2 diabetes, and in the social impact of living with the condition.
The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes is a partnership for better health between Diabetes Australia - Vic and Deakin University.