Jonathan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health in the discipline of health promotion and teaches political theory and policy advocacy to public health students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is also the OUA course coordinator for postgraduate public health and health promotion courses. Jonathan's research is based at the Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH) (formerly WA Centre for Health Promotion Research), a multi-disciplinary applied research group focused on translational research and community partnerships. He is also a member of the management team for the Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network (SiREN) and a member of the National Drug Research Institute.
Jonathan’s current research is focused on sex work regulatory models and health outcomes, transition pathways of refugee young people into higher education and the impact of dietary models on climate change. He is particularly interested in the ways in which vested interests and ‘morality politics’ influence the development of public policy to the detriment of the public good.