Dr Jocelyn Jones

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  • Email: jocelyn.jones@uwa.edu.au
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Jocelyn is a full time Senior Research Fellow with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Western Australia. She is an early career researcher who in the past seven years has made significant contributions to Aboriginal health and social wellbeing through her work with Aboriginal prisoners and Aboriginal youth. She has expertise in both qualitative and quantitative (specifically data-linkage) research methods, and extensive experience in conducting and leading research with diverse populations, including marginalised groups.

During her employment with the National Drug Research Institute and University of New South Wales (2011-2018), Jocelyn played a pivotal role as the Chief Investigator working on Social and Cultural Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing of Aboriginal Mothers in Prison and the Young Offenders’ Mental Health, Sexual Health and Reproductive Health Study (MeH-JOSH). She has utilised her experience and understanding of systems to ensure research has direct impact on policy and practice to effect sustainable change and growth.

To date, Jocelyn's work has had a strong focus on ensuring projects delivered are needs based and inform policy and practice.

  • PhD Pathways to Contact with Juvenile Justice, University of Western Australia
  • Masters Applied Epidemiology
  • BA Sociology, Murdoch University
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Prisoner health
  • Child protection
  • Juvenile justice
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Alcohol and other drugs

Sullivan, E., Kendall, S., Chang, S., Baldry, E., Zeki, R., Gilles, M., Wilson, M., Butler, T., Levy, M., H., Wayland, S., Cullen, P., Jones, J. and Sherwood, J. (2019). Aboriginal mothers in prison in Australia: a study of social, emotional and physical wellbeing. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12892 [RJ1484] View web page

Wilson, M., Butt, J., C., Jones, J., Morrison, D. and Wilkes, E., T. (2019). Fighting, Alcohol and Offending: Interventions Targeting Aboriginal Girls (YAWG). National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 978-0-6487367-1-4 [T280] Download PDF

Jones, J., Wilson, M., Sullivan, E., Atkinson, L., Gilles, M., Simpson, P., Baldry, E. and Butler, T. (2018). Australian Aboriginal women prisoners’ experiences of being a mother: a review. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 14, (4), pp. 221-231. DOI: 10.1108/IJPH-12-2017-0059 [RJ1412] View web page

Cartwright, K., Gray, D., Wilson, M. and Jones, J. (2017). Evaluation of the AOD-Our-Way Project. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [T254]

Wilson, M., Jones, J., Butler, T., Simpson, P., Gilles, M., Baldry, E., Levy, M., H. and Sullivan, E. (2017). Violence in the lives of incarcerated Aboriginal mothers in Western Australia. SAGE OPEN, 7, (1), pp. 1-16. DOI: 10.1177/21582440166868 [RJ1193] View web page

Wilson, M., Jones, J. and Gilles, M. (2014). The Aboriginal Mothers in Prison project: an example of how consultation can inform research practice. Australian Aboriginal Studies, (2). pp. 28-39. [RJ1051] View web page

Yap, L., Carruthers, S., Thompson, S., Cheng, W., S., Jones, J., Simpson, P., Richards, A., Thein, H., Haber, P., Lloyd, A. and Butler, T. (2014). A descriptive model of patient readiness, motivators, and hepatitis C treatment uptake among Australian prisoners. PloS One, 9, (2), pp. e87564. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087564 [RJ1011] View web page

Kariminia, A., Butler, T., Jones, J. and Law, M. (2012). Increased mortality among Indigenous persons during and after release from prison in New South Wales. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36, pp. 274-280. DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00844.x [RJ731] View web page

Wilson, M. and Jones, J. (2012). The Social and Cultural Resilience and Emotional Well-being of Aboriginal Mothers in Prison. CentreLines, 36, pp. 2-4. [UJ183]

Wilson, M. and Jones, J. (2015). Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs, Inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. [R280]

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