Dr Jane Taylor

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Dr Jane Taylor


Teaching areas

  • Health Promotion
  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion Evaluation and Research

Research areas

  • health promotion theory and practice
  • program evaluation
  • workforce development
  • community-based health promotion
  • reorientation of health services

Dr Jane Taylor has an extensive and varied practice and academic background in health promotion and is the Program Leader for the undergraduate and postgraduate Health Promotion programs at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Jane was involved in the initial establishment of the public health and health promotion programs at USC and has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels since 2004.

Prior to academia, Jane worked for non-government and government organisations on a range of community-based health promotion programs and has always had a strong interest in schools as settings for creating health, women's, and Indigenous health.

Her research focuses on the evaluation of health promotion programs, strengthening the theoretical foundations of health promotion, and the use of critical theory and the values and principles of modern health promotion to develop the competence of the health promotion workforce, reorient health services, and conduct health promotion research.

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