Ben Jackson

Associate Professor, BSc PhD Leeds, Assistant Professor

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Personal profile

Biography

Ben received his PhD from the University of Leeds in 2008. In May of that year, he began work as a Research Associate within the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health (SSSEH) at UWA. He worked as a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in SSSEH from 2012-2018, and has been in his current role, as an Associate Professor in UWA's School of Human Sciences, since November 2018.

Ben co-chairs the 'Psychology of Active, Healthy Living' (PAHL) group in the School of Human Sciences (www.jcu.edu.au/pahl). Research activity and community initiatives within the PAHL group focus on (a) advancing our understanding of health and physical activity, and (b) the development of sustainable and effective health promotion interventions.

Roles and responsibilities

Associate Editor, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology

Editorial Board member, Psychology of Sport and Exercise

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

Expert Assessor, Australian Research Council

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

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

 

Funding overview

Recent and noteworthy grants include:

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"

2018-2019: Healthway Health Promotion Exploratory Research Grant ($66,284) - "Improving mental health in mothers: Feasibility of the ‘Mummy Buuddy’ program"

2016: Exercise & Sports Science Australia Clinical Exercise Physiology Grant ($16,000) - "Evaluating physical activity outcomes of children following a physical literacy intervention utilising parent coaches"

2015: University of Western Australia Research Collaboration Award ($5,130) - "Promoting healthy attitudes and behaviours: Optimising the delivery of inoculation treatments in high school health education"

2014-2015: Australian Research Council Discovery Project ($360,000) - "Investigating the health benefits of volunteering by seniors"

2014: University of Western Australia Research Collaboration Award ($10,000) - "Using inoculation theory to promote healthy behaviour among high school students"

2013-2014: University of Western Australia Fellowship Support Scheme ($29,832) - "Increasing adolescent physical activity through school-based physical education: Using mobile computing to underpin behaviour change"

2012-2015: ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA, $375,000) - "Understanding and increasing high school girls’ physical activity levels through a physical education-based research program"

New and Noteworthy

Any students interested in pursuing graduate studies in my area of research, please feel free to contact me directly on ben.jackson@uwa.edu.au

Teaching overview

SSEH 3375 - Psychology of Sport & Exercise

SSEH 4664 - Exercise and Health Psychology

SSEH 2270 - Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health

SSEH 4603 - Data Analysis

SSEH 1104 - Active Leadership

Research

Ben co-chairs the 'Psychology of Active, Healthy Living' (PAHL) group in the School of Human Sciences. Research activity and community initiatives within the PAHL group focus on (a) advancing our understanding of health and physical activity, and (b) the development of sustainable and effective health promotion interventions.

Research expertise keywords

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

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