Dr Jenny Cleland

Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

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

Jenny is a mixed methods researcher and has worked as a researcher for several institutions including the University of South Australia, Loughborough University (UK), the University of Nottingham (UK) and Huddersfield University (UK). Jenny has conducted research in a wide variety of areas including ageing, quality of life, physical activity, disability, education and child poverty and social exclusion.

Jenny has recently been awarded her PhD from Flinders University which was part of an ARC Linkage grant. Her PhD focused on using qualitative and quantitative methods to develop a preference-based quality of life instrument with older people for economic evaluation in aged care. The instrument Quality of life-Aged Care Consumers (QOL-ACC) is currently being trialled in the national Quality Indicators Pilot by the Department of Health. http://www.qol-acc.org/

Jenny is currently undertaking her postdoc at Flinders University undertaking a social return on investment analysis of home automation for people with long term serious injury arising from a motor vehicle accident.


2022 PhD, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Australia

2003 Postgraduate Certificate in Social Science Research Methods, Nottingham Trent University, UK

2002 BA (Hons) Sociology, University of Liverpool, UK

Key responsibilities

Jenny's role at Flinders University is to project manage an LSA funded project on home automation for people with long term serious injury within the college of Public Health and Medicine, and to also undertake research in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences with a focus on quality of life in aged care.