Dr Jacki Liddle

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PhD, BOccThy(Hons)

DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-ABC, Collaborator

Other roles / affiliations

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland


Jacki Liddle is an occupational therapist and researcher at the University of Queensland researching quality of life, participation and life transitions. Her research interests are community participation, life transitions, deep brain stimulation, driving cessation, and needs of older people, people living with dementia, people living with Parkinson’s disease and family caregivers.

She is involved with DCRC as a project leader in a study using technology and interviews to explore the community mobility and related challenges for people living with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. The technology has been developed as part of a collaboration with CSIRO’s Australian ehealth Research Centre, and is being applied with participants from CHeBA’s Memory and Ageing Study.

Her research has focussed on the experiences of life transitions related to ageing (for example, driving cessation of older people), illness, and related treatments. She uses mixed methods research to attempt to accurately capture the real life outcomes for people living in the community with a health condition. She has also developed UQDRIVE, an intervention to help support people to stay safe and engaged in the community when they retire from driving.