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 currently holds an adjunct appointment as a Senior Research Fellow with the College of Medicine & Dentistry.  She remains an active researcher and 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
  • 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
  • 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 30+ research outputs authored by Dr Jenny Kelly from 2005 onwards.

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Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Grant

How midwifery students at a university in PNG understand, experience and manage the provision of care to women following stillbirth

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$3,000 over 1 year
This study will describe and theorise the understanding of stillbirth and experiences of providing care to women following stillbirth with a cohort of midwifery students at a university in Papua New Guinea. The study will document social, cultural, spiritual and professional factors that inform the provision of care fro the perspective of midwifery students who have been maternal healthcare providers prior to enrolment. The study will contribute to the body of knowledge on stillbirth experiences in resources limited and complex social and cultural settings, and enhance collaboration between JCU and Pacific Adventist University.
Karen Cheer, Komla Tsey, David MacLaren and Jenny Kelly (College of Arts, Society & Education and College of Medicine & Dentistry)
Stillbirth; Papua New Guinea; Grounded Theory; Midwifery Students

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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.

  • North Queensland Adolescent Mental Health Literacy: A 12 Year Follow up (PhD , Advisor Mentor)

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