Centre for Health and Social Research

Professor Sandra Jones
BA MBA MPH MAssessEval PhD


Professor Sandra Jones is an ARC Future Fellow and the Director of the Centre for Health and Social Research. Her research focuses on the relationship between media and health, including the impacts of advertising on health and the use of social media marketing to improve population health. She also conducts research in the area of advertising and marketing regulation, particularly in relation to alcohol marketing and its effect on young people.

Sandra has published more than 150 refereed papers and is the recipient of more than $8 million in research funding. She is a member of numerous alcohol-related policy and advocacy bodies and her ARC Fellowship (2013-2016) focuses on social norms around underage drinking. From 2004 to 2014 she was the founding Director of the Centre for Health Initiatives at the University of Wollongong.

Accolades and awards:

  • Commendation for Community Engagement, University of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor’s Awards (2013)
  • University of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Research Excellence Award, with Dr Lisa Kervin (2011)
  • Finalist, National Drug and Alcohol Awards (2009)

Appointments and affiliations:

  • Director, Amaze, formerly Autism Victoria (2014-present)
  • Asthma Foundation NSW, Research Advisory Committee (2010-present)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Public Affairs
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Non-profit & Voluntary Sector Marketing
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Social Marketing
  • Editorial Board, Social Marketing Quarterly
  • Conference Co-Chair, World Social Marketing Conference 2015

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