Jemma King is a Lecturer and public health generalist. Prior to this appointment, she worked as a Research Officer on a number of research projects including falls prevention, bicycle safety, active transport, flood water risk perception and skitching. Her most recent research projects include exploring Queensland aeromedical retrievals, exploring the barriers and facilitators to the uptake of occupational health and safety practices amongst workers in Australia's primary industries, and the use and perceptions of large agricultural vehicles on public roads. Her current work alongside Professor Franklin, Dr Peden, Hannah Mason and other external collaborators, includes exploring the impacts of heatwaves on health and health system demand. She is also working with colleagues around Queensland, led by Sandra Downing, exploring unintended pregnancy prevention and care. Her primary fields of research are public health, health promotion, injury prevention and safety promotion (see visual depiction of these areas).


Jemma teaches across a range of public health and health related subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Most recently she has moved into teaching and coordinating undergraduate subjects that introduce students to Health Professional Research and Research Methods. She relishes being able to bring her own research experiences into her teaching and opening up the perspectives of and building research capacity with the next generation of researchers. Jemma has a Master of Public Health with distinction (with a major in Health Promotion) and a double degree: Bachelor of Business -Bachelor of Psychology (Honours).


Jemma is an active member in numerous professional associations, research groups and teams including:

  • Australian Health Promoting Universities Network
  • Townsville Health Promotion Network
  • Animals on Campus Research Group
  • Active Transport in the Tropics Network
  • Public Health and Tropical Medicine Research Methods Group


 Australian Health Promotion Association:

  • Queensland Branch President – 2021 until 26 June 2023.
  •  Queensland Branch Secretary – 26 June 2023 – Current.

Public Health Association of Australia:

  • Special Interest Group Member – Injury Prevention SIG - 2018 – Current.
  • Special Interest Group Member – Alcohol SIG – 2020 – Current.
  • PC2208: Pharmaceutical Public Health and Primary Healthcare for Pharmacists (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • TM5578: Emerging Public Health Threats: Navigating Systems and Responses (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5600: Introduction to One Health (Level 5; TSV)
  • Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion
  • Active Transport
  • Public Health; Research Methods; Health Promotion
  • 2020 to present - Lecture, Public Health, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences (Townsville)
  • 2016 to 2020 - Research Officer, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences (Townsville)
  • 2012 to 2015 - Research Assistant, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences (Townsville)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2018 - Australian Health Promotion Association
  • 2018 - Public Health Association of Australia

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 28+ research outputs authored by Ms Jemma King from 2013 onwards.


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  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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