Researcher biography

Jacki Liddle is a research fellow and occupational therapist researching quality of life, participation and life transitions. She uses innovative technology, along with qualitative and quantitative research methods to investigate the needs and experiences of people living with neurological conditions (dementia, Parkinson's disease, stroke), older people and their caregivers. She is currently part of a multi-disciplinary team co-designing technology with people living with dementia and their care partners to support communication.

She has also been involved in developing technology to measure outcomes including lifespace, time use, and activity and role participation to help monitor community outcomes. Dr Liddle's PhD focused on researching the experiences related to retirement from driving for older people, which led to the development of the CarFreeMe program to improve outcomes related to driving cessation. Version of the program for older drivers, people living with dementia and people with traumatic brain injury have been developed and a telehealth trial is currently underway.