Jacqueline Bowden

Dr Jacqueline Bowden

Deputy Director, Health Policy Centre

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Jacqueline Bowden is a behavioural scientist who has worked in public health for nearly 20 years. She is Deputy Director of the Health Policy Centre at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), located in Adelaide, Australia. She is also NHMRC Early Career Fellow, University of Adelaide within the School of Public Health.

With a background in psychology and public health, Jacqueline has been undertaking research in the area of public health since 2000, particularly in tobacco control since 2002 and alcohol since 2010. Her research focus is in the area of policy and health promotion and ways to encourage individuals to make behavioural changes to improve their health. Her specific research areas of interest are the risk factors that contribute to cancer, particularly tobacco and alcohol.

I have current research projects and interests in:

• Ways to prevent parents from supplying alcohol to adolescents

• Awareness of current Australian NHMRC Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol

• Consumption of alcohol by Australian parents and correlates

• The link between alcohol and obesity as a potential mechanism to reduce alcohol consumption among Australians 

I have listed a specific student projects below, but I am also open to discussing potential student ideas and projects in these broad areas.

Project 1: The feasibility of introducing minimum unit pricing to reduce alcohol-related harms in South Australia

Project 2: Audit of outdoor food and beverage advertising near schools.




  • Position: Deputy Director, Health Policy Centre
  • Phone: 81284095
  • Email: jacqueline.bowden@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: SAHMRI
  • Org Unit: School of Public Health

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