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Jessica Alcorso is a PhD Candidate, Guest Lecturer and Research Assistant at Macquarie University. Her research interests include health psychology, psycho-oncology, behaviour change, lymphedema, body image and self-compassion. Jessica is also passionate about health promotion and public health, especially chronic disease prevention. Jessica is a member of the Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM) and has disseminated her research findings in peer-reviewed journals, seminars, and local and international conferences.

 

Jessica’s personal interests extend to nutrition, biomechanics, yoga, meditation and philosophy. She lives with her husband, cat and dog in Sydney, Australia.

 

Skills

  • Academic writing (literature reviews, research articles, grant applications)
  • Qualitative, cross-sectional and longitudinal research
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis (SPSS, STATA)
  • Health promotion program development, implementation and evaluation
  • Project management
  • Policy analysis
  • Unit coordinating, lecturing and tutoring
  • e-Learning

 

Awards

University of Toronto Honours List 2006-2010

Graduated with High Distinction (BSc) University of Toronto

Graduated with Distinction (MPH) University of Newcastle

ASBHM 2014 Conference Travel Scholarship

Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund (PGRF) –¬†Grant Recipient