Ben Jackson

Assistant Professor, BSc PhD Leeds

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

    6009 Perth


  • 745 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
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Personal profile


Ben received his PhD from the University of Leeds (UK) 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 in SSSEH from January 2012, and has been in his current role, as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Human Sciences, since March 2015.

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, Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
Editorial Board member (Review Editor), Frontiers in Psychology
Editorial Board member, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology (2012-2014)
Sport & Exercise Psychology Area Program Committee, 2017 & 2018 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)

Funding overview

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

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

2015: University of Western Australia Research Collaboration Award (AU$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 (AU$360,000) - "Investigating the health benefits of volunteering by seniors"

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

2013-2014: University of Western Australia Fellowship Support Scheme (AU$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, AU$375,000) - "Understanding and increasing high school girls’ physical activity levels through a physical education-based research program"

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Teaching overview

SSEH 3375 - Psychology of Sport & Exercise
SSEH 2270 - Psychosocial Aspects of Exercise Science
SSEH 4603 - Data Analysis
SSEH 1104 - Active Leadership


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.


  • Psychology of interpersonal relationships
  • Group dynamics
  • Efficacy beliefs in health, exercise and sport
  • Exercise, health and sport psychology

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Projects 2012 2021

Research Output 2007 2019

Motor Skills Disorders
Self Concept
Muscle Strength
2 Citations

A daily diary approach to investigate the effect of ego depletion on intentions and next day behavior

Rebar, A. L., Dimmock, J. A., Rhodes, R. E. & Jackson, B., 1 Nov 2018, In : Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 39, p. 38-44 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leisure Activities

A role for exercise in attenuating unhealthy food consumption in response to stress

Leow, S., Jackson, B., Alderson, J. A., Guelfi, K. J. & Dimmock, J. A., 6 Feb 2018, In : Nutrients. 10, 2, 176.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
food consumption
stress response

Assessing physiotherapists’ communication skills for promoting patient autonomy for self-management: reliability and validity of the communication evaluation in rehabilitation tool

Murray, A., Hall, A., Williams, G. C., McDonough, S. M., Ntoumanis, N., Taylor, I., Jackson, B., Copsey, B., Hurley, D. A. & Matthews, J., 27 Feb 2018, In : Disability and Rehabilitation. p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physical Therapists
Self Care
Reproducibility of Results
Pharmaceutical Preparations