Jan has extensive experience working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled health service sector in the development and implementation of substance misuse prevention and treatment projects. From 2007-2012 she combined research and clinical practice in tobacco cessation in the Top End Tobacco Project (TETP), a multi-component intervention study in remote Northern Territory Aboriginal communities. This was the focus of her doctoral studies. Working with the CRE for Prevention of Chronic Conditions in rural & remote high risk populations, Jan’s current research interests are:

  • remote-community based participatory research with a focus on reduction of substance misuse in Indigenous communities
  • development, implementation & evaluation of research translation strategies which inform policy development,  clinical practice, and mobilsation of community action to reduce subance misuse and associated harms in remote Indigenous communities.


Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2012 to 2013 - Queensland Tropical Health Alliance (QTHA) Collaborative Research Award Scheme: Tobacco & Cannabis Workplace Policies: development, implementation and evaluation
  • 2012 to 2015 - Research Fellow with Centre of Research Excellence for prevention of chronic conditions in rural and remote high risk populations
  • 2009 to 2012 - Member of the NHMRC Volatile Substance Use Clinical Practice Guideline Development Committee

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 25+ research outputs authored by Dr Jan Robertson from 2008 onwards.

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Heart Foundation - Vanguard Grant

The 'Top End' Smoke-free Spaces Project

Indicative Funding
$65,900 over 2 years
This feasibility study of an intervention t reduce SHSe in homes will be conducted in one Arnhem Land community in the Northern Territory. To achieve its two objectives will require six months from project initiation. The study will use both qualitative and quantitative methods. Evaluating an intervention to encourage smoke free homes in remote Indigenous communities using a combination of incentives and monitoring of indoor second hand smoke exposure: is an intervention and evaluation study feasible?
Alan Clough and Jan Robertson in collaboration with Vince Mithen and Joy Bhulkanawuy Dhamarrandji (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences and Aboriginal Resource and Development Sevices)
Intervention Evaluation; Environmental tobacco smoke; Remote Indigenous communities

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