Rebecca Jenkinson

Rebecca Jenkinson

Manager, Australian Gambling Research Centre
Australian Institute of Family Studies
PhD, MEpid, GradDipEpidBiostat, BEng (Geol)

Dr Rebecca Jenkinson is a Senior Research Fellow (Gambling, Alcohol and Other Drugs) and Manager of the Australian Gambling Research Centre. She also holds an Honorary Burnet Institute Fellow position in the Behaviours and Health Risks 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.

Selected publications

Jenkinson, R., de Lacy-Vawdon, C., & Carroll, M. (forthcoming). Weighing up the Odds: Young men, sports and betting. Final Report to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. Melbourne, Victoria.

Livingstone, C., Rintoul, A., de Lacy-Vawdon, C., Borland, R., Dietze, P., Jenkinson, R., Livingston, M., Robin Room, R., Smith, B., Stoove, M., & Winter, R. (forthcoming). Identifying effective policy interventions to prevent gambling-related harm. Final Report to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. Melbourne, Victoria.

Jenkinson, R., de Lacy-Vawdon, C., & Carroll, M. (2018). ‘Weighing up the Odds’: Young men, sports and betting. Paper presented at the International Gambling Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, February, 2018.

Edwards, B., Smart, D., De Maio, J., Silbert, M., & Jenkinson, R. (2017). Cohort Profile: Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA): the longitudinal study of humanitarian migrants. International Journal of Epidemiology 47(1). DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyx218.

Dietze, P., Agius, P.A., Livingston, M., Callinan, S., Jenkinson, R., Lim, M.S.C., Wright, C.J.C, & Room, R.  (2017). Characteristics of the drinking event matter the most in how much young risky drinkers consume on a heavy drinking occasion: a longitudinal study. Addiction. DOI: 10.1111/add.13829.       

Stathopoulos, M., & Jenkinson, R.  (2017). Informing service responses to co-occurring complex needs.  Advances in Dual Diagnosis. 10 (1); 5-12.

Pennay, A., Jenkinson, R., Quinn, B., Droste, N., Peacock, A., Lubman, D., & Miller, P.  (2017). Investigating Differences Between Drugs Used in the Australian Night-Time Economy: Demographics, Substance Use, and Harm. Substance Use and Misuse. 52(1):71-81.

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.

Curtis, A., Coomber, K., Hyder, S., Droste, N., Pennay, A., Jenkinson, R., Mayshak, R, & Miller, P. (2016). Prevalence and correlates of drink driving within patrons of Australian night-time entertainment precincts.  Accident Analysis & Prevention. 95(A):187-191.

Peacock, A., Norman, T., Bruno, R., Pennay, A., Droste, N., Jenkinson, R., Quinn, B., Lubman, D., & Miller, P. (2015). Typology of Alcohol Consumers in Five Australian Night-Time Entertainment Districts. Drug and Alcohol Review. 35(5); 539–548.

Miller, P., Curtis, A., Jenkinson, R., Droste, N., Bowe, S.J., & Pennay, A. (2015). Drug use in Australian nightlife settings: estimation of prevalence and validity of self-report. Addiction. 110(11):1803-10.

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. doi.org/10.1155/2014/357239

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. 110(2):366-7.

Jenkinson, R., Jolley, D, & Dietze, P. (2014). ‘Weekend on the town’: Discrete sessions of drug use for a sample of young psychostimulant users. Drug and 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.