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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.



  • 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



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