Rebecca Jenkinson

Rebecca Jenkinson

Research Fellow
Australian Institute of Family Studies
BEng (Geol), GradDipEpidBiostat, MEpid, PhD

Dr Rebecca Jenkinson joined the Institute as a Research Fellow in 2012. She also holds an Honorary Burnet Institute Fellow position in the Risks and Behaviours Program at the Burnet Institute, and an Adjunct Lecturer position in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.

Rebecca has extensive experience in public health research, most recently in the gambling, alcohol and other drug, sexual health, and infectious diseases fields. She has a demonstrated track record in publishing and disseminating research findings, providing expert advice and consultation to a range of stakeholder groups, and providing training, mentorship and supervision to research staff and students. Her interests, skills and expertise are in the design, development and conduct of cross-sectional, longitudinal and mixed-methods studies related to young people’s health behaviours.

Rebecca contributes to a range of studies across the Institute, including the Weighing up the Odds study, the Effects of Wagering Marketing on Vulnerable Adults study, the Building a New Life in Australia study, and the Establishing the Connection study.

Selected publications

De Maio, J., Silbert, M., Stathopoulos, M., Rioseco, P., Jenkinson, R. & Edwards, B. (2017). Empowering migrant and refugee women: Supporting and empowering women beyond five-year post-settlement(Research Report No. 38). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Jenkinson, R., Dietze, P. & Hellard, M., & Lim, M. (2016). Gambling behaviours and experience of harm among a sample of young Australians. Paper presented at the International Gambling Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2016.

Jenkinson, R., Silbert, M., De Maio, J., & Edwards, B. (2016). Settlement experiences of recently arrived humanitarian migrants (Building a New Life in Australia Fact Sheet). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Jenkinson, R., Bowring, A., Dietze, P., Hellard. M., & Lim, M. (2014). Young risk takers: alcohol, illicit drugs and sexual practices among a sample of music festival attendees. Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Pennay, A., Miller, P., Busija, L., Jenkinson, R., Droste, N., Quinn, B., Jones, S., & Lubman, D. (2014). ‘Wide Awake Drunkenness’? Investigating the association between alcohol intoxication and stimulant use in the night time economy. Addiction.

De Maio, J., Silbert, M., Jenkinson, R., & Smart, D. (2014). Building a New Life in Australia: Introducing the Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants. Family Matters, 94, 5-14.

Jenkinson, R., Jolley, D, & Dietze, P. (2014). ‘Weekend on the town’: Discrete sessions of drug use for a sample of young psychostimulant users. Drug Alcohol Review, 33(4), 428-435.

Kuntsche, E., Dietze, P., & Jenkinson, R. (2014). Understanding alcohol and other drug use during the event. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33(4), 335-337.

Weaver, E., Horyniak, D., Jenkinson, R., Dietze, P., & Lim, M. (2013). “Let’s get Wasted!” and other apps: Characteristics, acceptability, and use of alcohol-related smartphone applications. JMIR mHealth uHealth, 1(1), e9.

Dietze, P., Jenkinson, R., Aitken, C., Stoové, M., Jolley, D., Hickman, M., & Kerr, T. (2013). The relationship between alcohol use and injecting drug use: Impacts on health, crime and wellbeing. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 128(1-2), 111-115.

Horyniak, D., Higgs, P., Jenkinson, R., Degenhardt, L., Stoové, M., Kerr, T., Hickman, M., Aitken, C., & Dietze, P. (2013). Establishing the Melbourne Injecting Drug User Cohort Study (MIX): Rationale, methods, and baseline and twelve-month follow-up results. Harm Reduction Journal, 10(11), 1-14. 

Rolls, D., Sacks-Davis, R., Jenkinson, R., McBryde, E., Pattison, P., Robins, G., & Hellard, M. (2013). Hepatitis C transmission and treatment in contact networks of people who inject drugs. PLoS ONE, 8(11): e78286.

Dray, A., Perez, P., Moore, D., Dietze, P., Bammer, G., Jenkinson, R., Siokou, C., Green, R., Hudson, S., & Maher, L. (2012). Are drug detection dogs and mass-media campaigns likely to be effective policy responses to psychostimulant use and related harm? Results from an agent-based simulation model. International Journal of Drug Policy, 23(2), 148-153.