Michelle Jack, MBBS (1st Hons), PhD, FRACP, Grad Cert Ed (Higher Ed)

Associate Prof, Clinical Practice

  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

Accepting PhD Students

20222022

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Research interests

My research interests include:

Neonatal and paediatric thyroid diseases, including newborn screening thresholds, iodine deficiency and excess and outcomes of congenital hypothyroidism screening and management.

The social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal children and adolescents, in particular community-led, place-based initatives that involve connection to country and culture. Several current projects focus on interventions for youth in out of home care and/or the juvenile justice systems.

Social impact measurement approaches utilising evidence-based evaluation of program outcomes in governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Work-life integration, wellbeing and impact of family-friendly workplace initiatives on employers, employees and employee’s families.

Current and recently completed projects include:

MRFF grant Indigenous Health Research Fund Stream 5 #2026086 “Connecting our Way: Improving the Well Being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 5-12 years” CIA Prof Michelle Dickson , Director Poche Centre, University of Sydney & Danielle Cameron. CI.

Neonatal hypothyroidism: diagnosis of transient vs permanent hypothyroidism and management at a tertiary Australian Centre. Collaborators: Dr Annabelle Hobbs, Clinical A/Prof Paul Benitez-Aguirre, Clinical A/Prof Shubha Srinivasan, Tiffany Wotton, Dr Yoon Hi Cho. Under review.

Clinical survey of current practice regarding treatment of children with borderline thyroid abnormalities. Collaborators: Dr Samantha Lain, APEG Thyroid working group. Published.

Outcomes of lowered newborn screening thresholds for congenital hypothyroidism. Collaborators: Aolei Yu, BSc, Nelson Alder, BSc, Dr Samantha J Lain, PhD, Dr Veronica Wiley, PhD, Prof Natasha Nassar, PhD. Published

Psychological Harms of False Positive Results on Newborn Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism. Collaborators: Aolei Yu, BSc, Nelson Alder, BSc, Dr Samantha J Lain, PhD, Dr Veronica Wiley, PhD, Prof Natasha Nassar, PhD. Draft manuscript.

Impact of employer-initiated family-friendly workplace practices and policies. Collaborators: UNICEF Australia, Parents at Work, A/Prof Elizabeth Hill, Political Economy, University of Sydney, Prof Marian Baird, Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney Business School. Near submission.

Social Impact Frameworks and Measurement plans: A variety of research projects for Impact Institute NFP clients.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Beta Cell Biology, University of Queensland

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, First Class Honours, University Gold Medal, University of Queensland

Education, Graduate Certificate Educational Studies (Higher Education), University of Sydney

External positions

Senior Staff Specialist, Paediatric Endocrinology, Northern New South Wales Local Health District

Nov 2022 → …

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