Dr Jacqui Hendriks is affiliated with the Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health in the School of Public Health at Curtin University. For the past 15 years Jacqui has worked in research, for various departments at both the University of Western Australia and Curtin University. She currently lectures in the Sexology Program at Curtin University, supervises PhD and Masters students and is involved in various research projects.
Jacqui’s has experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, working on numerous projects throughout Australia and the broader Asia-Pacific Region. She has a strong background and interest in sexual health as it applies to young people and the various groups who support them, such as families, schools and health services.
Jacqui currently manages the Curtin University RSE Project, which seeks to train and support educators to deliver school-based relationships and sexuality education. She is also part of the SiREN Management Team, which works to build the research and evaluation capacity of the sexual health sector in Western Australia.
Prior to academia (and when she was young enough to be an adolescent peer), Jacqui was a peer sexual health educator for various agencies in Perth. She is the mother to two young daughters who are rapidly approaching adolescence.