• 162 Citations
  • 7 h-Index

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Research Biography

Michelle was appointed in July 2017. She has worked in a variety of government roles including Principal Health Analyst with Health Performance Council Secretariat and Evaluation Manager in Public Health Services; OPAL (Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle), a State-wide community-based childhood obesity prevention program and eat well be active Community Programs, a community-based childhood obesity prevention program in Morphett Vale and Murray Bridge. Prior to working for Health, she evaluated sex offender, violent offender and Aboriginal offender group-based treatment programs for the Department for Correctional Services. Michelle has a PhD from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) from University of South Australia. Her PhD examined discourses of domestic violence and was part of the evaluation of men's stop domestic violence group programs. Michelle worked as a social worker in the area of women's health including unplanned pregnancy and rape and sexual assault. Michelle is a member of the SA Health Human Research Ethics Committee. Her research interests include health including Aboriginal health, public health, childhood obesity prevention, domestic violence, evaluation research, mixed-methods research, 'space, place and the body'.

Research Interests

Program and systems evaluation

Partnerships, stakeholder and consumer engagement

Public health including Aboriginal health, women's health; childhood obesity prevention and domestic and family violence

Participatory research methodology and mixed methods

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Research Output

  • 162 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 14 Article
  • 7 Paper
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Other contribution
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    Fat as Productive: Enactments of Fat in an Australian Suburb

    Zivkovic, T., Warin, M., Moore, V., Ward, P. & Jones, M., 4 Jul 2018, In : MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY QUARTERLY. 37, 5, p. 373-386 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Partnerships in obesity prevention: Maximising co-benefits

    Jones, M. & Verity, F., 2017, In : Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 28, 1, p. 44-51 8 p.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Assessing change in perceived community leadership readiness in the Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle program

    Kostadinov, I., Daniel, M., Jones, M. & Cargo, M., 2016, In : Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 27, 3, p. 208-214 7 p.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    OPALesence: Epistemological pluralism in the evaluation of a systems-wide childhood obesity prevention program

    Jones, M., Verity, F., Warin, M., Ratcliffe, J., Cobiac, L., Swinburn, B. & Cargo, M., 2016, In : Evaluation: The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. 22, 1, p. 29-48 20 p.

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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)