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Dr Jackie Street

Telephone +61 8 8313 6498
Position Senior Lecturer
Fax +61 8 8313 6885
Building 178 North Terrace - Terrace Towers
Floor/Room 7 08
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Public Health

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Biography/ Background

Jackie is a Senior Lecturer with particular interest in community engagement to inform policy and practice. In 2012-15 she held an Australian National Preventive Health Agency Fellowship. She oversees the HealthyLaws and HealthyViews projects. From 2009-2015 she was a Team Investigator on the NHMRC Capacity Building Grant, Health Care in the Round. She holds qualifications and has research and teaching experience in public health and biochemisty.


2005 Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care, Flinders University.

1985 Ph.D., University of London, UK.

1978 B.Sc. Honours 2:1, University of Reading, UK


Teaching Interests

  • community engagement
  • public health policy
  • research ethics

Research Interests

Current Projects

  • HealthyLaws and HealthyViews: ANPHA funded projects examining Indigenous and non-Indigenous community perspectives on the use of laws and regulation to address childhood obesity.
  • Community participation in decision making in policy and health technology assessment

    Past Projects

  • Healthcare in the round: Building capacity in health services research across disciplines
  • The Well Child: a systematic review of prevalence of overweight and obesity in Indigenous Australian children and development of appropriate responses in an Indigneous context
  • ASTUTE: Including stakeholder perspectives in disinvestment decision-making for policy and practice.
  • SIREN: evaluating community understanding of and participation in strategies to prevent the spread of H1N1
  • FluViews: enabling effective influenza pandemic policy through engagement with the community
  • Publication and authorship: An empirical study of the norms of behaviour of health researchers in the pursuit of research publications
  • Research Funding

    2013-15 Street JM Consulting Indigenous communitieson the use of regulatory measure to prevent obesity in children. Australian National Preventive Health Agency Fellowship. $344,717

    2012-14 Braunack-Mayer AJ, Street JM, Reynolds C, Moore V, Warin M, Carter D, Moss J, Merlin T. Consulting the public about the use of regulations and laws to address childhood obesity. Australian National Preventive Health Agency Research Grants Program. ID:182BRA2011 $288,341

    2014 Street, J, Gomersall, JS, Taylor, A, Davy, C, Coleman, D. University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Grant. The prevalence and characteristics of obesity and overweight in Aboriginal children. $19,459.

    2013-2014 Miller Caroline, Braunack-Mayer Annette, Wakefield Melanie, Street Jackie. Assessing  community knowledge, beliefs and attitudes about sugar-sweetened beverages, including responses to potential regulatory measures aimed at curbing obesity. Beat Cancer Project Grant APP1070585 $100,000.

    2009-10 Marshall H, Braunack-Mayer A, Ryan P, Street J. Evaluating community understanding of and participation in strategies to prevent the spread of H1N1. NHMRC 626867 $185,922


    Selected Publications

    Farrell, L, Warren, M, Moore, V, Street J. 2015 Emotion in obesity discourse: understanding public attitudes towards regulations for obesity prevention. Sociology of Health and Illness. [Published online ahead of print]

    Sisnowski, J, Street, JM, Braunack-Mayer, A. 2016.Targeting population nutrition through municipal health and food policy: Implications of New York City's experiences in regulatory obesity prevention. Food Policy 58:24-34.

    Street JM, Callaghan P, Braunack-Mayer AJ, Hiller JE. 2015. Citizens' perspectives on disinvestment from publicly funded pathology tests: a deliberative forum. Value in Health.18(8)1050-1056.

    Lopes E, Carter D, Street, JM. 2015. Power relations and contrasting conceptions of evidence in patient-involvement processes used to inform health funding decisions in Australia. Social Science & Medicine. 135:84-91.

    Sisnowski, J, Handsley E, Street JM, 2015, Regulatory approaches to obesity prevention: a systematic overview of current laws addressing diet-related risk factors in the European Union and the United States. Health Policy. 119(6):720-731

    Lopes, E, Street, J, Carter, D, Merlin, T. 2016. Involving patients in health technology funding decisions: stakeholders peerspectives on processes used in Australia. Health Expectations. 19(2):331-344.

    Dyer, S, Streak Gomersall, J, Smithers, L, Davy, C, Coleman, D, Street, J. 2015. Prevalence and characteristics of overweight and obesity in Indigenous Australian children: a systematic review. Critcal Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 1-40.

    Street, J, Duszynski K, Krawczyk S, Braunack-Mayer A. The use of citizens' juries in health policy decision-making: A systematic review. Social Science and Medicine. 2014; 109, 1-9.

    Hodgetts, K, Hiller, JE, Street, JM, Carter, D, Braunack-Mayer, AJ, Watt, AM, Moss, JR, Elshaug, AG for the ASTUTE Health Study Group. Disinvestment policy and the public funding of assisted reproductive technologies. Outcomes of deliberative engagements with three key stakeholder groups. BMC Health Services Research. 2014. 14:204.

    Webb H, Street J, Marshall H. 2014. Incorporating immunisations in to routine obstetric care to facilitate Health Care practitioners in implementing maternal immunisation recommendations. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. 10(4):1114-1121.

    Braunack-Mayer A, Tooher R, Collins JE, Street JM, Marshall H. 2013. Understanding the school community's response to school closures during the H1N1 2009 influenza pandemic. BMC Public Health. 13(1):1-15.

    Watt AM, Hiller JE, Braunack-Mayer AJ, Moss JR, Buchan H, Wale J, Riitano DE, Hodgetts K, Street JM, Elshaug AG and Astute Health Study Group. 2012. The Astute Health study protocol: Deliberative stakeholder engagements to inform implementation approaches to healthcare disinvestment. Implementation Science. 7(101):2-12

    Street JM, Hennessy S, Watt A, Hiller J, Elshaug A. 2011. News and social media: windows into community perspectives on disinvestment. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. 27:4,376-383.

    Merlin T, Street J, Holton C, Mundy L, Tamblyn D, Juneja V, Ellery B, Reddin E, Scrimgrour S, Hennessy S. 2011. Review of MBS items for specific ophthalmology services under the MBS Quality Framework. Medicare Benfits Branch. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.

    Braunack-Mayer AJ, Street JM, Rogers WA, Givney R, Moss JR, Hiller JE and the FluViews team. Including the public in pandemic planning: a deliberative approach. BMC Public Health. 2010; 10:501



    Professional Associations

    Fellow, Public Health Association of Australia (SA Branch) Branch President, 2009-11 Branch Vice-President 2008, 2012

    Member, Health Technology Assessment international and Associate Editor of International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care

    Co-Chair, Citizen and Community Involvement Working Group, HTAi Interest Sub-Group on Patient/Citizen Involvement in HTA

    Editorial Board for Australian New Zealand Journal of Public Health

    Editorial Board for International Journal for Eduucational Integrity

    Editorial Board for Research Involvement and Engagement


    Community Engagement

    Health Technology Assessment International,  Patient and Citizen Involvement Sub-group.2010-0ngoing

    Scientific Program Committee, PHAA National Conference, 27-29th September, 2010, Adelaide

    Pandemic Influenza Health Steering Committee for South Australia: Member 2007-2009

    South Australian Council on Reproductive Technology: Deputy Member 2007-2010

    Public Officer for SASCWA Inc. a charity supporting families, schools and orphanages in Assam, India. 2006 - ongoing.

    Expertise for Media Contact

    CategoriesMedicine & Medical Research, Social Issues & Public Policy
    Expertisecommunity engagement in public health and health care decision making public health particularly in the area of pandemic planning health services research particularly with respect to patient experience of services cancer follow up after treatment is complete research ethics particularly with regard to authorship and researcher responsibility.

    Entry last updated: Tuesday, 12 Apr 2016

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