Jacqueline Bowden

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Honours Psychology), Master of Public Health, Doctor of Philosophy candidate

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Jacqueline Bowden is Manager Population Health Research and Tobacco Control Research & Evaluation. Jacqueline has worked in public health for over 14 years and has a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Psychology, a Master of Public Health and is currently working towards a PhD in the field of Psychology in the area of alcohol and cancer.

Jacqueline began her research career at the Centre for Population Studies in Epidemiology within SA Government where she was responsible for the central administration of the North West Adelaide Health Study (biomedical study). Key topic areas that Jacqueline has conducted research and evaluation on to inform policy and programs within SA, nationally and internationally include tobacco control, overweight and obesity, psychosocial support, sun protection, alcohol consumption, influenza vaccinations and domestic violence.

While acting as General Manager, Cancer Control Programs for 2 years, Jacqueline had oversight of all cancer control activities within Cancer Council (research, prevention and support), including the major Government contract for Quit SA.

Notable examples of Jacqueline’s research and work for external and internal agencies include:

  • The prevalence of domestic violence and associated factors in the South Australian  population
  • Alcohol consumption in the South Australian population including factors associated with knowledge of National Health and Medical Research consumption guidelines and reduced consumption
  • The uptake of influenza vaccinations and associated factors
  • The extent of dyspnea and associated risk factors
  • Evaluation of programs to reduce cancer related stress such as the Cancer Council SA Mindfulness-based program and counselling service
  • The impact of different styles of social marketing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who smoke
  • Smoking in pregnancy, evaluation of a South Australian intervention
  • Evaluation of smoke-free bar laws
  • The distribution and availability of retail tobacco licences in South Australia
  • Consumer behaviour of smokers at the point of sale
  • Many monitoring and evaluation reports for SA Government in the area of tobacco control


Education / Academic qualification

Masters, University of Adelaide

Bachelor's Degree (Honours), University of Adelaide

Bachelor's Degree, University of Adelaide

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Research Output 2003 2019

3 Citations

Comparison of mental health treatment status and use of antidepressants in men and women with eating disorders

Thapliyal, P., Mitchison, D., Miller, C., Bowden, J., Alejandro González-Chica, D., Stocks, N., Touyz, S. & Hay, P. 4 May 2018 In : Eating Disorders. 26, 3, p. 248-262 15 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Measuring research impact: A large cancer research funding programme in Australia

Bowden, J. A., Sargent, N., Wesselingh, S., Size, L., Donovan, C. & Miller, C. L. 9 May 2018 In : Health Research Policy and Systems. 16, 1, 39

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Parental drinking in Australia: Does the age of children in the home matter?

Bowden, J. A., Delfabbro, P., Room, R., Miller, C. & Wilson, C. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Drug and Alcohol Review.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

1 Citations

Taking the pressure off the spring: The case of rebounding smoking rates when antitobacco campaigns ceased

Dono, J., Bowden, J., Kim, S. & Miller, C. 28 Apr 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Tobacco Control.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle


Best Poster

Jacqueline Bowden (Recipient), 21 Oct 2017


Late Breakers Honorable Mention

Jacqueline Bowden (Recipient), 15 Nov 2017

Prize: Honorary award

PhD Student Award

Jacqueline Bowden (Recipient), 7 Dec 2018