Dr Rebecca Jenkinson joined the Institute in 2012. She is the recipient of an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship titled, "Risky business: Advanced epidemiological and social network analysis of young people’s risky alcohol consumption, drug use and sexual behaviour". Rebecca also holds a Research Fellow position at the Burnet Institute, an Ivergowrie Foundation Public Health Postdoctoral Fellowship, and an Adjunct Lecturer position at Monash University.
Rebecca contributes to a range of studies across the Institute, including the Building a New Life in Australia study and the Establishing the Connection study.
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.