Centre for Health and Social Research

Joanne Telenta
Centre for Health and Social Research

Health Sciences


Brief summary of expertise
Jo Telenta is a Program Manager at the Centre for Health and Social Research (CHaSR) at ACU. She has extensive project management and research experience in the area of social marketing with a focus on designing, delivering and conducting interventions to improve knowledge and change attitudes and behavior. Jo has been responsible for projects in a variety of areas with a range of audiences including mental health, substance abuse, blood donation and autism spectrum disorders.

Completed Relevant Projects Responsible for

  • UOW Student Amenities Funding Grant (2012-2014) “UOW Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Social Marketing Campaign ($240,800)
  • Kirby Institute (2011-14) “ETHOS Healthy Liver Campaign Social Marketing Component” ($49,710)
  • ARC Linkage Grant (2012-15) “Developing culturally relevant social marketing interventions to increase blood donation amongst migrant communities: The case of African migrants” ($229,905)
  • UOW Community Engagement Grant (2011) “An Educational Resource for Peers of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder” ($10,000)
  • Wollongong Community Drug Action Team (2011)“A Review of Current Youth Drug Diversionary Programs in Australia including Recommendations for the Implementation of a Youth MERIT Pilot in the Illawarra ($5,500)
  • Department Of Industry And Investment (2011) “Development of client needs measurement ‘tool’ for the Cram Foundation” ($30,000)

Relevant Publications

  1. Marshall AD; Micallef M; Erratt A; Telenta J; Treloar C; Everingham H; Jones SC; Bath N; How-Chow D; Byrne J; Harvey P; Dunlop A; Jauncey M; Read P; Collie T; Dore GJ; Grebely J, 2015, ‘Liver disease knowledge and acceptability of non-invasive liver fibrosis assessment among people who inject drugs in the drug and alcohol setting: The LiveRLife Study’, International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 26, no. 10, pp. 984 – 991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.07.002
  2. Micallef M, Grebely J, Telenta J, Jones S, Bath N, Treloar C, Trusler R, How-Chow D, Byrne J, Harvey P and Dore GJ(20140 “Liverlife: a healthy liver campaign among people who inject drugs in the drug and alcohol setting”. 2014 Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference, Alice Springs.
  3. Jones S.C, Telenta J, Andrews K, Chapman, M. (2013) “There’s nothing mental about seeking help’ – developing materials to support help seeking and reduce stigma amongst university students”. 2013 Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference, NZ.
  4. Jones S.C, Telenta J & McKay F (2012). “I Hope This Can be Shared with Everyone in Lots of Schools”: A Novel Intervention to Improve Social Skills of Peers of Children with Autism. 2012 International Social Marketing Conference, Brisbane. (presenter)
  5. Jones, S.C, Telenta, J (2011). “A review of Current Merit Programs in Australia” 2011 Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) Conference, Hobart.
  6. Telenta J, Jones SC and Rebbeck E. (2011) “A Review of Current Youth Drug Diversionary Programs in Australia including Recommendations for the Implementation of a Youth MERIT Pilot in the Illawarra: a report for the Wollongong Community Drug Action Team”.
  7. Robinson L, Jones SC and Telenta J (2011) “Development of a Client Needs Measurement Tool’: a report for the Cram Foundation.