Researcher biography

Jacki Liddle is a postdoctoral 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 with neurological conditions (Parkinson's disease, dementia, stroke), older people and their caregivers.

Her research has focussed on the experiences of life transitions related to ageing (for example, driving cessation of older people), illness, and related treatments (for example, deep brain stimulation). Developing technology to measure outcomes outcomes including quality of life, wellbeing, time use, and activity and role participation has led to new approaches of monitoring community outcomes. Researching the experiences related to retirement from driving for older people led to the development of the UQDRIVE program, now called CarFreeMe for older drivers, people with dementia and people with traumatic brain injury. A telehealth trial of the the CarFreeMe program is currently underway.