Ben Jackson

Assistant Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M408), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Ben has a shared appointment between Telethon Kids Institute and UWA. At Telethon Kids, Ben is the Head of the Institute’s ‘Brain & Behaviour’ Research Focus Area, and at UWA, he is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Sciences. Ben’s research and community programming activity within the Psychology of Active, Healthy Living (PAHL) Group is driven by a focus on listening to community priorities and designing programs that tackle the health challenges that really matter.

Ben has produced over 160 publications, and his work within the PAHL Group has been supported with funding from agencies including the NHMRC, ARC, Healthway, Lotterywest, and Sport Australia. Ben has received research awards from the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), and UWA. He was named as the Western Australian Young Tall Poppy of the Year for 2019, and was also named an inaugural UWA Innovation Fellow in 2019.

Ben is a Deputy Editor for Stress & Health, an Associate Editor for the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, and serves on the editorial board of four other well-known journals in the field of health psychology and health promotion. He is also an Adjunct Professor at James Cook University.

Roles and responsibilities

Deputy Editor, Stress & Health

Editorial Board member, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports

Editorial Board member, International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology

Editorial Board member, Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

Associate Editor, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology (2014-2022)

Editorial Board member, Psychology of Sport and Exercise (2013-2021)

Editorial Board member, Frontiers in Psychology (2010-2018)

Editorial Board member, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology (2012-2014)

Funding overview

Recent grants include:

2022-2023: WA Health Promotion Foundation Healthway Exploratory Research Grants ($74,975) - "The role of grandparents in facilitating children's physical activity"

2022-2023: WA Health Promotion Foundation Healthway Exploratory Research Grants (74,763) - "A co-designed multi-component alcohol intervention for youth sport clubs"

2022-2023: Channel 7 Telethon Trust ($168,720) - "Auditory processing and rhythmic exercise"

2022-2023: WA Future Health Research and Innovation Fund, Innovation Challenge ($50,000) - "Youth SafeHaven Cafe - An alternative to the emergency department for youth at risk of suicide in the Peel region"

2021-2024: WA Health Promotion Foundation Healthway Project Grants ($351,635) - "Building capacity in early childhood education and care services in Western Australia to deliver physical literacy in the early years"

2021-2024: Lotterywest community program grants ($351,921) - "Building capacity in early childhood education and care services in Western Australia to deliver physical literacy in the early years"

2021: Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre Seed Funding Scheme ($22,200) - "A community-driven approach to health care partnerships with sustainable health outcomes with Indigenous communities in North Queensland"

2020-2023: National Health & Medical Research Council Medical Research Future Fund ($295,803) - "Developing a novel approach to improve diet and lifestyle"

2020-2022: Australian Research Council Discovery Project ($365,068) - "Facilitating the Attainment of Difficult Goals: From Theory to Intervention"

2019-2020: Sport Australia Move it AUS Participation Grant ($250,000) - "KIDDO: Building the Capacity of Early Childhood Educators to Deliver Physical Literacy Programs to Children aged 3-8 years in Rural and Remote Australia"

2019-2020: Sport Austrralia Move it AUS Participation Grant ($250,000) - "Man v Fat Soccer: Expanding a Community Weight Loss Initiative for Overweight and Obese Men in Australia"

2018-2021: Healthway Project Grant ($375,112) - "Man v Fat Soccer: A Community Weight Loss Initiative for Overweight and Obese Men in Western Australia"

Teaching overview

SSEH 3375 - Psychology of Sport

SSEH 4664 - Exercise and Health Psychology

SSEH 4603 - Data Analysis

Research expertise keywords

  • Health promotion
  • Health psychology
  • Physical activity
  • Community health and physical activity promotion

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