Dr Jenny Kelly has a diverse professional background with qualifications and experience in nursing, midwifery, adult education, women's studies and public health. She has spent most of her professional life in northern Australia where she has worked as a remote area nurse/midwife and public health professional.  Jenny is employed as a Principal Research Officer with the College of Medicine & Dentistry. She continues to work closely with her higher degree students.

  • Indigenous health
  • Women's health
  • Public health
  • Midwifery models of care
  • Rural and remote health
  • Mental health literacy
  • Models of telehealth and teleoncology
  • 2023 to present - Principal Research Officer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2020 to 2023 - Research Officer, CQUniversity (Townsville)
  • 2017 to 2019 - Senior Research Officer, Queensland Health (Townsville)
  • 2016 to 2017 - Project Officer, Queensland Health (Townsville)
  • 2010 to 2016 - Senior Research Fellow, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2009 to 2010 - Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville & Thursday Island)
  • 2004 to 2008 - Project Manager, Barwon Health (Geelong)
  • 1998 to 2007 - Associate Lecturer/Lecturer, Deakin University (Geelong)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2007 - La Trobe University Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2011 - Australian College of Nursing
  • 2010 - Public Health Association Australia
  • 2009 - Australian College of Midwives
  • 2013 to 2015 - Scientific Review & Advisory Committee, Australian College of Midwives
  • 2005 - Lambda Literary Award USA Finalist
  • 2012 to 2015 - Adjunct Associate Professor School of Nursing & Midwifery Griffith University

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 33+ research outputs authored by Dr Jenny Kelly from 2005 onwards.


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