School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Jaklin employs qualitative methodologies to examine how people talk or write about their experiences and perceptions of health-related issues, considering the social and ethical implications of different ways of understanding for individuals, carers (personal and professional), and society in general.
Her research is a unique contribution to the literature dealing with the social and moral aspects of the experience of cancer and terminal illness - particularly with regard to patient/consumer perspectives in the areas of decision-making, hope, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She has extensive experience in designing and conducting qualitative research, using focus group and personal interviews, and in analysing text, media, and speech via thematic and discursive analytical techniques.
A Senior Lecturer since 2012, and Program Coordinator since 2014 for the Counselling and Psychotherapy Graduate Suite of Programs in the School of Public Health, Associate Professor Eliott has overseen significant growth in student numbers, increased staff levels, and industry engagement, whilst teaching and providing supervision for students at post-graduate level.
end of life care
Advance Care Planning/Directives
carers/families living with a serious illness
social aspects of alcohol consumption
social and moral aspects of healthcare
For details on projects available please view the following booklet: School of Public Health Student Projects
Additional project/s are listed below.
A qualitative analysis of children's talk about sleepiness and fatigue
Sleepiness and fatigue are common symptoms of many conditions impacting the health, well-being, social and cognitive performance of young children. Sleepiness and fatigue are distinct but inter-related constructs, presenting a challenge to accurately and distinctly measuring these symptoms. Furthermore, existing self-report tools have been developed for adults, and are only suitable for older children and adolescents to complete. An understanding of the perspectives and language used by younger children to define and describe their experience of sleepiness and fatigue is an important first step in both understanding these constructs from a child’s perspective, but also for development of valid self-report tools. This project will involve qualitative analysis of interview transcripts eliciting responses by children to a series of images and spoken scenarios designed to represent instances of sleepiness and fatigue. The outcome will describe distinct themes and content to form the basis of future assessment tool development.
This project is suitable for psychology or public health students enrolled in Honours or Masters coursework degrees. Some training in qualitative methodologies is required.
Date Position Institution name 2018 Associate Professor School of Public Health 2016 Post-graduate Coordinator University of Adelaide 2013 Program Coordinator University of Adelaide 2012 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2008 - 2012 Senior Researcher Cancer Council Australia 1998 - 2007 Social Scientist/Project Officer Royal Adelaide Hospital
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2016 Fellowship Barbara Kidman Fellowship University of Adelaide Australia $30,000
Date Institution name Country Title 1998 - 2006 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 1994 - 1994 University of Adelaide Australia BA (Hons) Psychology (1st class) 1990 - 1993 University of Adelaide Australia BA (Dance)
Year Citation 2014 Eliott, J. A. (2014). Hope. In M. Cobb, C. Puchalski, & B. Rumbold (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare (1st ed., pp. 119-126). Oxford University Press, USA. 2013 Venning, A., Eliott, J., Kettler, L., & Wilson, A. (2013). Complete mental health in South Australian youth: prevalence, measurement, and promotion. In C. Keyes (Ed.), Mental Well-Being: International Contributions to the Study of Positive Mental Health (1 ed., pp. 29-50). Netherlands: Springer.
2012 Venning, A., Kettler, L., Eliott, J., & Wilson, A. (2012). Cognitive behavior therapy. In Encyclopedia of Adolescence (1 ed., pp. 439-447). United States: Springer.
2005 Eliott, J. (2005). What have we done with hope? A brief history. In Jaklin Eliott (Ed.), Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Hope (pp. 3-45). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Year Citation 2017 Bartram, A. J., Eliott, J., Hanson-Easey, S., & Crabb, S. (2017). How do people who stop or reduce their alcohol consumption incorporate this within social rituals?. In 15th World Congress on Public Health. Melbourne, Australia. 2017 Bartram, A. J., Hanson-Easey, S., & Eliott, J. (2017). Heroic journeys: How temporary abstinence campaigns portray participant experiences. In Global Alcohol Policy Conference. Melbourne, Australia. 2016 Bartram, A. J., Eliott, J., & Crabb, S. (2016). “What’s wrong with you?”: Managing the social challenges of reducing your alcohol consumption. In Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Conference. Hobart, Australia. 2015 Carter, D. A., Sendziuk, P. J., Eliott, J. A., & Braunack-Mayer, A. J. (2015). Why Is Pain Still Under-Treated in the Emergency Department? Two New Hypotheses. In Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). Adelaide, Australia. 2012 Olver, I. N., Eliott, J. A., & Koczwara, B. (2012). A qualitative study of the subjective experience of chemotherapy-induced nausea in cancer patients and survivors.. In JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY Vol. 30 (pp. 1 page). Chicago, IL: AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY. 2011 Olver, I., & Eliott, J. (2011). A Qualitative Study of Survivorship Issues in the Families of Patients With Cancer. In EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER Vol. 47 (pp. S230). Stockholm, SWEDEN: ELSEVIER SCI LTD.
2010 Wade, V., Eliott, J., Karnon, J., & Elshaug, A. (2010). A qualitative study of sustainability and vulnerability in Australian telehealth services. In Proceedings of Global Telehealth 2010 Vol. 161 (pp. 190-201). online: IOS Press.
DOI Scopus26 WoS20 Europe PMC12
2005 Olver, I., & Eliott, J. (2005). Changes in cancer patients' perceptions of do-not-resuscitate orders as end of life (EOL) approaches. In JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY Vol. 23 (pp. 747S). Orlando, FL: AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY. 2004 Olver, I., & Eliott, J. (2004). Analysis of the speech of dying patients with cancer on end-of-life decision making. In JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY Vol. 22 (pp. 782S). New Orleans, LA: AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY.
Year Citation 2018 Bartram, A. J., Eliott, J., Hanson-Easey, S., & Crabb, S. (2018). Losing the booze without losing the pleasure: Adapting social rituals to accommodate changes in drinking. Poster session presented at the meeting of Pleasure and Health: A Colloquium. Adelaide, Australia. 2017 Muhlack, E. L., Eliott, J., Carter, D., & Braunack-Mayer, A. (2017). Constructions of alcohol consumption among non-problematised middle-aged drinkers: a South Australian study. Poster session presented at the meeting of 15th World Congress On Public Health. Melbourne, Australia. 2017 Miller, E., Eliott, J., & Crabb, S. (2017). How will people respond to warning labels about cancer on alcohol products?. Poster session presented at the meeting of PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY. WILEY. 2016 Bartram, A. J., Eliott, J., Hanson-Easey, S., & Crabb, S. (2016). How do people who stop or reduce their alcohol consumption incorporate this into their social rituals?. Poster session presented at the meeting of 10th Florey Postgraduate Research Conference. Adelaide, Australia. 2016 Muhlack, E., Eliott, J., Braunack-Mayer, A., Carter, D., & Morfidis, N. (2016). Responsibility, recreation, and gender: a systematic review of middle-aged non-problematised drinkers’ constructions of their alcohol consumption. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2016, as published in Drug and Alcohol Review. Sydney, NSW: Wiley. 2016 Chittem, M., Eliott, J., & Olver, I. (2016). End-of-life decision-making in India. Poster session presented at the meeting of PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL. 2016 Muhlack, E. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., Carter, D., & Eliott, J. (2016). "Responsibility, Recreation, and Gender: a systematic review of middle-aged non-problematised drinkers’ constructions of their alcohol consumption". Poster session presented at the meeting of SA State Population Health Conference. Hindmarsh, SA. 2014 Bessen, T., Chen, G., Street, J., Eliott, J., Karnon, J., Keefe, D., & Ratcliffe, J. (2014). What sort of follow-up services would Australian breast cancer survivors prefer if we could no longer offer long-term specialist-based care? A discrete choice experiment. Poster session presented at the meeting of Asia-Pacific Journal Of Clinical Oncology. Melbourne, Vic.: Wiley.
2014 McGuiness, C. E., & Eliott, J. (2014). “Building yourself to better cope”: a case study of a cycling team led by cancer survivors. Poster session presented at the meeting of Poster presented at Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference. Adelaide, S.A.. 2012 Klafke, N., Eliott, J., Olver, I., & Wittert, G. (2012). MEN WITH CANCER USING COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM): VARIATIONS IN SIGNIFICANT OTHERS' INVOLVEMENT. Poster session presented at the meeting of ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
2012 Eliott, J. A., & Mignone, J. (2012). 'IT'S A VERY DIFFICULT BALANCE': A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF CANCER SPECIALISTS' PERCEPTIONS OF DISCUSSING COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE WITH THEIR PATIENTS. Poster session presented at the meeting of ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
Year Citation 2017 Harwood, A. (2017). An ethical analysis of obesity, weight stigma, and public health. (Master's Thesis, The University of Adelaide).
Year Citation — Eliott, J., Forster, A., McDonough, J., & Bowd, K. (n.d.). Link between alcohol and cancer as reported in Australian newsprint media.
A qualitative study: healthcare professionals’ views of patient and family perspectives on place of death ($20,350 total) (2019-20)
A project funded by the Northern Communities Health Foundation
Summary: This project aims to elicit and analyse the perspectives of healthcare professionals across diverse settings and disciplines about the experiences of their patients and families regarding actual and preferred place of death. During this study we will identify key factors (medical, familial, social, cultural) that healthcare professionals observe as influential in preferred place of death; analyse healthcare professionals’ views on patient and family preferences for place of death; and, develop an NHMRC (or similar) grant to document and analyse the stability, nature of, and justification for, preferences for place of death amongst patients and families over time.
Values and Ethics in Advance Care Planning within and for Vulnerable Australian Communities Supplementary Scholarship ($5,000 per year up to 3 years) (2020 onward)
A scholarship funded by the Northern Communities Health Foundation
Summary: This scholarship will provide a supplementary scholarship for a PhD candidate to investigate the ethical issues evident in policy and practice pertaining to the National Framework for Advance Care Directives (2011), particularly regarding vulnerable groups in South Australia. With a focus on advance care planning, the successful candidate will analyse points of convergence and divergence between the ethical assumptions and values embedded in academic literature and policy documents relating to current legislation and clinical practice, as well as within the views of community and healthcare professionals. This will inform the development of legislation, policies, and practices that encompass the diverse views and values within the Australian population.
Culturally appropriate end of life care within Indigenous Communities Supplementary Scholarship ($10,000 per year up to three years) (2020 onward)
A scholarship funded the the Northern Communities Health Foundation
Summary: This scholarship will provide a supplementary scholarship for a PhD (or MPhil) candidate to work closely with community to learn values, preferences, and current practices around finding out what Indigenous Australians want, and get at the end of life. This will help those making policies and those providing care, to work with communities and individuals so that these policies and practices will better reflect Indigenous values and preferences. It will also provide an example of how to better work with Indigenous Australians so that sensitive policy and practice is more culturally appropriate.
Best practice in developing sensitive public policy within vulnerable communities (with a specific focus on Vietnamese communities (2019-20) ($88,000 total)
A project funded by The Hospital Research Foundation
Summary: This project will review best practice in engaging with vulnerable or marginalised communities in the development of complex and sensitive public policy, and is affiliated with the NHRMC Project ID APP1133407). The funds will be used to employ two post-doctoral positions (total 0.4 FTE for 18 months). The first will systematically review the national and international academic literature regarding engagement with vulnerable or marginalised communities in developing sensitive public policy; the second will focus on the role of 'silence' and/or the 'unspoken' in advance care planning amongst Vietnamese communities.
Investigating the inclusion of vulnerable populations in Advance Care Planning: Developing complex and sensitive public policy (2016-21) ($781,842 total: NHMRC contribution $379,367)
A project funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Partnership Projects (ID: APP1133407), and partner organisations:
* Aged and Community Services SA & NT Inc
* Alzheimer’s Australia SA
* Law Society of South Australia
* Modbury Hospital Foundation (MHF)
* Multicultural Communities of SA (MCCSA)
* Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN)
* Northern Communities Health Foundation (NCHF)
* Northern Health Network (NHN)
* Palliative Care SA (PCSA)
* SA Health
Summary: Through this Partnership Project, the topic of Advance Care Planning (ACP) will bring together key stakeholders from government, professions, NGOs, and community members to determine how people from different cultural backgrounds (with specific engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples), and those requiring specialist health services to meet their health needs, can appropriately be included in policy development on issues that affect them. Building on knowledge and partnerships established during a 2015-16 scoping study, we will identify what is, what could be, and what should be done to support effective ACP and associated end-of-life care conversations within vulnerable communities.
You can learn more about this project here.
Hearing the voices of the vulnerable in end-of-life care planning (2015/16).
A project funded by Northern Communities Health foundation ($25,000).
Crawford, A., Burgess, T., Eliott, J., Richards, B., Zivkovic, T., Chong, Al, & Faulkner, D.
Summary: This scoping study aimed to bring together diverse stakeholders in South Australia to identify and name the issues and challenges that need further investigation, in order to bridge the gap between policy and practice in vulnerable populations, specifically in initiating advance care planning processes and developing advance care plans in accordance with national policy.
The main outcome of the project was the development of an NHMRC Partnership Grant which drew on the results of consultations with participants working with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with chronic disease around their perceptions of the current processes around end of life care conversations and advance care planning processes.
Public and ethical responses to mandated alcohol warning labels about increased long-term risk of cancer (2012/16)
ARC Linkage Project, 2012-2015 (LP120200175)
Miller, E.R.,Eliott, J., Olver, I.N., Ali, R., Braunack-Mayer, A.J.,Crabb, S.H., Louise, J., & Baratiny, G.Y.
Partner Organisations: Cancer Council Australia, Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia
Summary: This project examines how the Australian public will respond to the proposed introduction of alcohol product warning labels. It will establish how such at point of sale messages can acceptably and effectively inform Australians about the long-term, but modifiable, cancer risk associated with alcohol use and reduce the national cancer burden.
Adelaide-Bordeaux Student Alcohol Project – a Pilot Study (2014)
A project funded by the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide
Miller, E.R.,Eliott, J., & Bouzdine-Chameeva, T.
Summary: This project examines all aspects of alcohol behaviour, including all forms of alcohol, in students in both university cohorts. The information will assist in characterising risk behaviour in relation to alcohol, and will benefit the University by providing risk level data specific to inform appropriate preventive activity planning.
|Date||Course Title||Institution||Course Level / Code||Role|
|2012-2015||Qualitative Research Methods in Health||University of Adelaide||Masters / PUB HLTH 7078||Course Coordinator/Lecturer|
|2015||Qualitative Research Methods in Health (OL)||University of Adelaide||Masters / PUB HLTH 7078OL||Course Coordinator/Lecturer|
|2012 current||Ethics in the Workplace||University of Adelaide||Masters / PUB HLTH 5006||Course Coordinator/Lecturer|
|2012 current||Narrative Approaches to Counselling and Group Work||University of Adelaide||Masters / PUB HLTH 7005||Course Coordinator|
|Counselling Applications||University of Adelaide||Masters / PUB HLTH 7006||Sessional Lecturer
(Hope and positive psychology)
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2018 Principal Supervisor Development of a Therapy/Care Model for Children of Veteran and Emergency Service Families - Living with Post-Traumatic Stress Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ms Karen Louise May 2017 Principal Supervisor Screening and quality of life following diagnosis of sarcoma Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Joshua Henry McDonough 2015 Principal Supervisor An Assessment of the Ethical Justification of Risk Labelling of Alcoholic Beverages in an Australian Context Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Emma Muhlack 2014 Co-Supervisor Fatherhood and Parental Leave Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ashlee Rae Borgkvist 2013 Principal Supervisor Public Perceptions of the Link Between Alcohol and Cancer Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Natalie May
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor An Ethical Analysis of Obesity, Weight Stigma, and Public Health Master of Philosophy (Public Health) Master Full Time Ms Alison Harwood 2016 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Identity and veteran health: considerations of context, culture, and change Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time CAPT Paula Anne Dabovich 2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Negotiating the Social Consequences of Stopping or Reducing Alcohol Consumption Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ashlea Jade Bartram 2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Interpersonal factors impacting the decision to (continue to) use Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in men with cancer – a mixed-methods study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nadja Klafke 2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor What is needed for telehealth to deliver sustainable value to the routine operations of health care in Australia? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Tori Wade 2006 - 2009 External Supervisor Building Mental Health in Young Australians: A Positive Psychological Approach Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Anthony Venning
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