Sue has worked in Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University since 1999.  She is currently Academic Advisor for the postgraduate public health programs and coordinator of the Master of Public Health program. 

 Her background is in clinical nursing and midwifery but for the last 20 years she has been working in public health and health promotion roles in North Queensland.  Before commencing at JCU, she worked for Cancer Council Queensland and the Rural Health Training Unit at Queensland Health.  She has a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching.  In 2012 she completed a DrPH where she examined the role of local government in creating supportive environments for physical activity at a community and workplace level.  She also have a strong interest in workforce capacity building in health promotion and health promotion evaluation research.

Sue teaches across a broad range of public health related areas but her main area of focus is on health promotion both at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. 


  • HS2401: Rural and Remote Primary and Public Health Care (Level 2; TSV)
  • HS2403: Health Promotion for Health Professionals (Level 2; TSV)
  • PC2004: Professional Pharmacy Practice 1 (Level 2; TSV)
  • TM5528: Health Promotion (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5541: Managing Effective Health Programs (Level 5; TSV)
  • Health promotion evaluation
  • Workforce capacity building in health promotion and public health
  • Physical activity
  • Rural and remote health
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2015 - JCU Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - overall winner
  • 2015 - National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 37+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Sue Devine from 2003 onwards.

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North Queensland Primary Health Network - Grants Program

Active Transport in the Tropics - Establishing an Agenda

Indicative Funding
This project will progress the vision and work of the newly formed Active Transport in the Tropics Network - a multidisciplinary academic, technical and community stakeholder group that aims to make Townsville the safest, most active, eco-friendly transport city in Australia and the tropics by 2030. We are planning a scoping study to identify current evidence and gaps in knowledge around physical activity and active transport in Townsville. This project will also involve understanding the impact of the social determinants of health on active transport. Based on this review the Network will develop a participatory action research agenda to achieve the vision with downstream, mid-stream and upstream initiatives.
Richard Franklin, Julie Parison and Sue Devine in collaboration with Anne Swinbourne, Kayla Morris, Adam Connell, Anthony Leicht, Glenn Dawes, Yetta Gurtner and Robyn Preston (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, College of Healthcare Sciences, Estate, College of Science & Engineering and College of Medicine & Dentistry)
Safety; Wellbeing; Obesity; Active transport; Sustainability; Infrastructure

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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.

  • Drowning incidence and risk mitigation strategies for migrant populations living in Australia (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The adult drowning victim (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • A Social Determinants of Health Approach to Applying Best Practice Diabetes Care for People with Type 2 Diabetes (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Older Persons enablement and rehabilitation for complex health conditions: OPEN ARCH Study (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Gender differences for drowning incidents; exploring differences using the Haddon's matrix (Masters , Primary Advisor)

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  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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