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Senior research fellow, University of Sydney

Dr Jesse Jansen is cognitive and health psychologist who works in Public Health. Her research focuses on health communication and (shared) decision-making in different clinical areas, such as cardiovascular disease and oncology and pharmacy. She has a special interest in decision-making among older adults and their clinicians. Current projects focus on communication and decision making around topics such as appropriate prescribing of medications for older adults, breast cancer screening and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The ultimate aim of her research is to optimize health communication and decision-making by developing practical interventions for patients as well as clinicians.


  • 2014–present
    Academic Research Psychologist (Senior Research Fellow), Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
  • 2009–2014
    Academic Research Psychologist (Research Fellow), Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
  • 2008–2009
    Researcher, Central Clinical School, Medical Faculty, The University of Sydney
  • 2003–2004
    Researcher, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL), The Netherlands
  • 2002–2003
    Research Coordinator, Faculty of Psychology, The University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


  • 2009 
    The University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, PhD Health Psychology
  • 2001 
    The University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, MA Cognitive Psychology