Dr Jenni Judd worked for over 27 years in the public sector in Health and Education in the Northern Territory with a particular focus in rural and remote Indigenous communities across northern Australia.  The impact of her work includes:  practitioner guidelines for working in public health in Northern Territory Health services; reorienting the workforce in primary health care settings; improvement in health curriculum for schools; changes in policy to enhance the health promotion and prevention aspects of health service delivery; workforce development with Primary health care providers and educators to enhance prevention and health promotion aspects of delivery of programs in schools and health services and changes in pandemic influenza policies in Indigenous Communities at a local,  State and National level to include the special needs of Indigenous Communities.

Jenni began full-time work as a Senior Research Fellow at James Cook University in July 2007. Jenni has particular expertise in building Indigenous research capacity by mentoring and supporting 18 Indigenous researchers within an NHMRC Building Indigenous Research Capacity grant at James Cook -2007-2012.  She has been a chief investigator on NHMRC and ARC grants and brought in over $2.9m in grant funding.  She has published over 50 papers, 6 reports and 7 chapters.  She currently supervises 11 Higher Degree Research students: 7 PhD's (6 JCU, 1 external) and 4 Masters Research students (CQUniversity). From 2012-2014 she was Senior Research Fellow with the Cohort Doctoral Studies program for the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine. She coordinated this program in 2014.She was Principal Research Fellow from January 2015-June 2015.  Her role was to mentor and support over 90 students for recruitment, retention and completion of their degrees.  She has completed 7 PhD's, 1 DrPH and 3 Masters Research students since 2011.

She was appointed to Professor of Health Promotion at CQUniversity in 2016 a position that works with CQUniversity, Bundaberg Health Promotions Ltd and Widebay Hospital Health Services.

She has a national and international profile in health promotion, indigenous health and cross-cultural communication. Her research findings have been published in a number of national and international peer-reviewed journals.

  • Infectious & parasitic diseases in indigenous communities
  • Mentoring and Supporting Scholars in Doctoral Studies in the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
  • Health Promotion Workforce Development
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Capacity building and development
  • Evaluating services provided by bat rescue groups in Qld.
  • Evaluation of Indigenous health programs
  • 2016 to 2021 - Professor of Health Promotion, Central Queensland University (Bundaberg)
  • 2016 - P/T Senior Research Officer, CQUniversity (Townsville)
  • 2015 - Associate Professor-Principal Research Fellow- Cohort doctoral Studies Program, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2015 - Casual Researcher, CQUniversity (Townsville)
  • 2012 to 2014 - Senior Research Fellow-Cohort Doctoral Studies Program, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2007 to 2012 - Senior Research Fellow - Building Indigenous Research Capacity, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 1992 to 2007 - Various [positions including policy, management, health promotion practitioner, NT Department of Health and Community Services (Darwin)
  • 1980 to 1992 - Teacher, Curriculum Advisor, NT Department of Education (Groote Eylandt, Darwin)
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2020 - Life Member Australian Health Promotion Association
  • 2005 - Life Member of ACHPER
  • 1996 - Fellow of ACHPER
  • 2012 - Advisor of the Year, Advisory Panel Award - Professor Rick Speare & Jenni Judd
  • 2014 - Australasian Evaluation Society
  • 2013 - Alcohol Advisory Review Board (AARB)
  • 2013 - Member of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee of AHPA
  • 2012 - NHMRC Research Translation Faculty
  • 2012 - Member of the Anton Breinl Centre for Strengthening Health Systems
  • 2010 - Action Learning Action Research Association AALARA)
  • 2010 - International Reader for Australian Research Council
  • 2009 - Member of National Health Promotion Journal of Australia/Research Evaluation and Evidence Translation (REET) Committee -AHPA National
  • 2009 - Member of the International Network of Indigenous Health Promotion Professionals for IUHPE
  • 2004 - International Union of Health Promotion and Education
  • 2004 - Southwest Pacific Working Action Group on Indigenous Resolutions for International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)
  • 1990 - Member of Australian Health Promotion Association
  • 1983 - Member of Australian Council of Health and Physical Education (ACHPER)
  • 2012 to 2016 - Editorial Board of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia
  • 2010 to 2014 - Director of National Board ACHPER
  • 2005 to 2014 - Director of the National Board of Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA)
  • 2008 to 2012 - Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee of AHPA
  • 2006 to 2009 - National Vice President, Australian Health Promotion Association
  • 1994 to 2002 - Member of the National Board ACHPER
  • 2010 - Reviewer International Reader for Australian Research Council
  • 2012 to 2015 - Adjunct Associate Professor at QUT School of Public Health and Social Work
  • 2008 to 2009 - External Reviewer for NHMRC capacity building grants

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