Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement, Australian Catholic University

Professor Sandra Jones is the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement at the Australian Catholic University. Her role provides leadership, advice and support for ACU's community engagement strategy, including strategic frameworks that implement the new measurement of research engagement and impact.
Prior to her current appointment Sandra was the Director of ACU's Centre for Health and Social Research (CHaSR), a research centre focused on social marketing and community-based research. From 2001 to 2014 she was the Founding Director of the Centre for Health Initiatives at the University of Wollongong. Her research focuses on the relationship between media and health, including the impacts of advertising in the print and electronic media on health behaviour, and the use of social marketing to improve population health. She also conducts research in the area of advertising and marketing regulation, particularly in relation to alcohol marketing. Sandra has published more than 130 refereed papers and been awarded in excess of $7 million in research funding. Sandra is the also a Director of CatholicCare Melbourne.


  • 2017–present
    Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement, Australian Catholic University
  • 2014–2017
    Director, Centre for Health and Social Research, Australian Catholic University
  • 2004–2014
    Director, Centre for Health Initiatives, University of Wollongong


  • 2004 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Assessment and Evaluation (Education)
  • 2003 
    University of Western Australia, PhD (health communication/social marketing)
  • 2001 
    Curtin University of Technology, Master of Public Health
  • 2000 
    Curtin University of Technology, Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion
  • 1997 
    University of Western Australia, Master of Business Administration (Marketing)
  • 1989 
    University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Arts

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Marketing (1505)