Professor Jacqueline Bowden

Director, NCETA

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Jacqueline Bowden is Director of the National Centre for Education and Training on Addition (NCETA), Flinders University. She is a behavioural scientist who has worked at the interface of research and public health policy for more than twenty years (particularly in tobacco and alcohol control, and more recently other drugs). Jacqueline has a background in both psychology (BA (Hons) and PhD) and public health (MPH).

Jacqueline has held roles in academia, the non-government sector and within government. Prior to her role at NCETA, Jacqueline was Deputy Director of the Health Policy Centre at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute for 7 years, and Externally Funded Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. She has been a key advisor to South Australian Government for 15 years, and she previously managed the implementation of all research and evaluation for all SA Government-funded tobacco control programs (and overarching strategies). She has been a consultant in research and evaluation design, and currently holds an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship to investigate ways to reduce parental supply of alcohol to children. Jacqueline also currently leads a national evaluation of one of Australia’s largest public health campaigns, which aims to raise awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Jacqueline has also received 8 awards and prizes for her research in the past 5 years, and is President of the SA Branch of the Public Health Association of Australia.

  • BA, Hons (Psychology)
  • Master of Public Health
  • PhD (Psychology)
Supervisory interests
Alcohol and drug prevention
Alcohol consumption
Public health, tobacco use
Tobacco control
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Alcohol and other drugs (3)
Associate supervisor: Alcohol and other drugs (2)
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Tobacco control
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