Associate Professor Jacki Liddle

Conjoint Associate Professor

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 344 36036


Jacki Liddle is a research fellow and occupational therapist researching quality of life, participation and life transitions. She uses innovative technology, along with qualitative and quantitative research methods to investigate the needs and experiences of people living with neurological conditions (dementia, Parkinson's disease, stroke), older people and their caregivers. She has worked with a multi-disciplinary team co-designing technology with people living with dementia and their care partners to support communication. Currently, she is in a conjoint position with Princess Alexandra Hospital, supporting the development, conduct and application of research that improves outcomes for patients.

She has also been involved in developing technology to measure outcomes including lifespace, time use, and activity and role participation to help monitor and improve community outcomes. Dr Liddle's PhD focused on researching the experiences related to retirement from driving for older people, which led to the development of the CarFreeMe program to improve outcomes related to driving cessation. Versions of the program for older drivers, people living with dementia and people with traumatic brain injury have been developed and trialled.

Research Interests

  • Quality of life
  • Community mobility
  • Technology
  • Outcome measurement
  • Dementia
  • Driving cessation
  • Caregivers and family members
  • Qualitative methodologies
  • Codesign

Research Impacts

Jacki's research has focussed on developing understandings of complex issues which lead to real changes in assessment, treatment and community lives. She has developed a driving cessation intervention (CarFreeMe) and contributed to the development of smartphone based remote monitoring systems for measuring community outcomes of people living with health conditions, and a technology-based system codesigned with people living with dementia and their care partners to support communication and participation. Her current work directly impacts the practice of occupational therapists and clinical teams, and outcomes for patients in a tertiary hospital setting.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

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Book Chapter

  • Liddle, Jacki and Pachana, Nancy A. (2021). Staying engaged: experiences and opportunities for diverse populations to age well in Australia. Handbook of active ageing and quality of life: from concepts to applications. (pp. 484-508) edited by Fermina Rojo-Perez and Gloria Fernandez-Mayoralas. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-58031-5_29

  • Scott, Theresa, Liddle, Jacki and Pachana, Nancy A. (2021). Driving and community mobility for people living with dementia. Dementia rehabilitation: evidence-based interventions and clinical recommendations. (pp. 129-147) edited by Lee-Fay Low and Kate Laver. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-818685-5.00008-8

  • McKenna, K. T. and Liddle, J. M. (2006). Educating older clients. Client Education: A Partnership Approach for Health Practitioners. (pp. 183-205) edited by K. McKenna and L. Tooth. Sydney: UNSW Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Please contact me if you share an interest in these topics, populations and methods.