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Ms Jill Darby


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5081
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO31.464  

Jill is a lecturer in the School of Medical and Health Sciences, she is the undergraduate coordinator for the Bachelor of Health Science and coordinates the Health Science practicums included in the HST3502 core unit for majors in the Health Promotion, Nutrition, Addiction Studies, Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental Health.

Current Teaching

  • HST1125 Health Priorities and Human Behaviour
  • HST2120 Community Development in Health Promotion
  • HST3100 Child & Adolescent Health
  • HST3502 Health Science Professional Practice


Jill has worked with health, safety and education agencies with experience in Government and NFP sectors. She promotes Work Integrated Learning and supports the employability of Health Science tertiary students. As an Executive Member of the WA Health Promoting Schools Association she promotes effective strategies to target wellness in young people.

Jill is an active contributor to the governance of road safety including an elected Counsellor of the Royal Automobile Club WA and Deputy Road User member of the Road Safety Council of WA.

Professional Associations

  • Australian Institute Company Directors 2013-2016
  • Australian Health Promotion Association 1990-2017
  • Public Health Association of Australia 2009-2016
  • WA Health Promoting School Association 2006-2016
  • Injury Control Council of WA 2008-2017
  • Home Economics Institute Australia 1985-2016

Research Areas and Interests

Jill’s research focus include Food Insecurity in regional and remote WA; Campus food outlet audits 2016; SmokeFree ECU Project Coordinator 2009-16 including development of online resources; Teaching and Learning grants developing online portfolios, employability and contemporary teaching tools.


  • Masters of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, 1997.
  • Grad Dip in Education, Curtin University of Technology, 1981.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Home Economics), Curtin University of Technology, 1980.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Scott, J., Johnston, R., Blane, S., Strickland, M., Darby, J., Gray, E. (2020). Investigating primary preservice teachers’ ultraviolet radiation awareness and perceived ability to teach sun safety. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 2020(Article in press), 1-7.

Journal Articles

  • Godrich, S., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A. (2018). Which ecological determinants influence Australian children's fruit and vegetable consumption?. Health Promotion International, 33(2), 229-238.
  • Godrich, S., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A. (2018). Strategies to Address the Complex Challenge of Improving Regional and Remote Children’s Fruit and Vegetable Consumption. Nutrients, 10(11), article no.1603.

Journal Articles

  • Godrich, S., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A. (2017). What are the determinants of food security among regional and remote Western Australian children?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(2), 172-177.
  • Godrich, S., Lo, J., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A. (2017). Prevalence and socio-demographic predictors of food insecurity among regional and remote Western Australian children. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(6), 585-590.
  • Godrich, S., Lo, J., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A. (2017). Which Food Security Determinants Predict Adequate Vegetable Consumption among Rural Western Australian Children?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(1), article no.40.
  • Godrich, S., Lo, J., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A. (2017). Are regional and remote Western Australian children eating for good health? An investigation into fruit and vegetable consumption. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 28(3), 233-237.

Journal Articles

  • Waters, D., James, R., Darby, J. (2011). Health Promoting community radio in rural Bali: an impact evaluation. Rural and Remote Health, 11(1), art. no. 1555.

Journal Articles

  • Slack-Smith, LM., Read, AW., Darby, J., Stanley , FJ. (2006). Health of caregivers in child care. Child Care, Health and Development, 32(1), 111-119.

Research Projects

  • A Cross-Sectional Study to Measure and Describe the Association between Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Food Security Determinants of children (9-13 years) Living in Regional and Remote Western Australia, Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Healthway - Scholarship, 2015 ‑ 2017, $75,614.
  • Improving the safety and community participation of older adults who use motorised mobility scooters, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme - 2016 Open Round, 2016 ‑ 2017, $15,000.
  • Fit for Life Workplace Health Promotion, WA Police , Grant, 2006 ‑ 2007, $36,228.
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