About

I have been a lecturer in occupational therapy at James Cook University since 2012. I completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2006 and completed a Master of Public Health (Health Promotion) with distinction in 2011. In 2021, I completed my PhD, exploring the transition of work to retirement and the role of occupational therapy within this transition. This was one of the first studies to explore the scope of practice of occupational therapy in this area.

I have a keen interest in facilitating a positive student experience and in building student capacity to be independent learners and subsequent graduates. I initiate and lead learning and teaching innovations to enhance the first year experience. I also support student learning within all year levels including as Professional Honours co-coordinator and subject/coordinator/lecturer/tutor for third and fourth year professional honours subjects, supervision of professional honours student groups and teaching of the workplace rehabilitation content into subjects within second, third and fourth year. My leadership and expertise within learning and teaching was acknowledged with a 2020 JCU Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

My research initiatives also relate to my learning and teaching practices along with continuing exploration of the work-to-retirement transition in which I am a primary supervisor of a PhD student. I have an interest in the development of research capacity and confidence within others and as the Occupational Therapy Discipline Research Lead I assist academics within the occupational therapy discipline to achieve this.

Interests
Professional
  • Jackie has clinical experience and an interest in workplace rehabilitation providing injury management and prevention services and working in the community with older adults to assist them to remain living independently within their homes.
Research
  • Jackie’s research interests include healthy ageing; retirement; workplace rehabilitation; injury prevention; health promotion; curriculum design and learning and teaching.
Teaching
  • Jackie has a keen interest in facilitating a positive student experience and in building student capacity to be independent learners and subsequent graduates.
Experience
  • 2012 to present - Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, James Cook University
Honours
Awards
  • 2020 - JCU Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
Memberships
  • 2023 - JCU Council nominee for the College Council of Saints Catholic College
  • 2023 - Academy Workplace Health and Safety Committee member
  • 2023 - JCU Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Community
  • 2022 to 2023 - World Federation of Occupational Therapy Narrative Database Reviewer
  • 2019 to 2023 - Occupational Therapy Australia Qld and National Work Special Interest Groups member
  • 2015 to 2023 - Townsville Occupational Therapy Community Forum member
  • 2006 to 2023 - Registered Occupational Therapist
  • 2006 to 2023 - Occupational Therapy Australia
Publications

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 20+ research outputs authored by Dr Jackie Eagers from 2013 onwards.

Supervision

Advisory Accreditation: I can be on your Advisory Panel as a Primary or Secondary Advisor.

These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • Transitions of Retiree Migrants in Thailand from an Occupational Perspective (PhD , Primary Advisor)
Completed
  • Handgrip Strength of Australian Adults (2024, PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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  • 43.106, Rehabilitation & Exercise Sciences (Townsville campus)
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