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NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Dr Jesse Young is a NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow in the Justice Health Unit at the University of Melbourne. He holds adjunct appointments in the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, the School of Population Health at The University of Western Australia and the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University. Jesse’s research focusses on the health experiences of people with mental health problems, intellectual disability and/or other complex needs, with a particular focus on people who have come into contact with the criminal justice system.


  • 2014–present
    Adjunct Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia
  • 2013–present
    Adjunct Research Associate, National Drug Research Institute
  • 2014–present
    Research Fellow and PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne


  • 2013 
    The University of Western Australia, MPH
  • 2009 
    The University of Victoria (Canada), BSc(dist)


  • 2017
    Intellectual disability and patient activation after release from prison: a prospective cohort study, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
  • 2016
    Transition from prison for people with intellectual disability: A qualitative study of service professionals, Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice
  • 2015
    Early primary care physician contact and health service utilisation in a large sample of recently released ex-prisoners in Australia: prospective cohort study., BMJ Open
  • 2015
    Inter-rater reliability of the Hayes Ability Screening Index in a sample of Australian prisoners, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
  • 2015
    Comorbid Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorder Complexity and Chronicity in Treatment-Seeking Adults, Drug and Alcohol Review