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Dr Jonathan Kingsley

Senior Lecturer, Health Promotion
Doctor of Philosophy, Public Health, Deakin University, Australia; Masters of Horticulture (Research), University of Melbourne, Australia; Honours of Health Science, Deakin University, Australia; Bachelors of Applied Science, Deakin University, Australia


Dr Kingsley is a Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion (Swinburne University of Technology). Dr Kingsley has dedicated the better part of the past decade working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, government bodies, academic institutes and NGO’s across Australia in the public health and community development field. Jonathan sees our natural environment as central to health and having the capacity to bridge health inequalities (the basis of his Honours, Masters, PhD and previous Visiting Academic position at Cambridge University). Jonathan views himself as not only an academic but also an activist publishing many journal articles, lecturing and tutoring, having experience in program management in the government, community and NGO sector, reviewing peer-reviewed journals, winning environment awards (most notably at Parks Victoria and the International Association for Ecology and Health) and sitting on multiple steering committees related to Indigenous and environmental health. Having worked with culturally diverse Aboriginal communities for over 13 years, and, as a non-Indigenous person, Jonathan always attempts to listen to others to understand different worldviews, identify barriers and resolve issues in a respectful manner to cultivate trust and cooperation.

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Health Services And Systems - 420300
  • Public Health - 420600

Teaching areas

Health Promotion


  • 2019, Swinburne, Dean's award for most effective industry/community engagement, School of Health Science
  • 2016, International, Exceptional Early Career Contribution, International Association for Ecology & Health
  • 2015, International, Future Leader Academy - 1st World Forum on Ecosystem Governance, International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • 2013, Other, Award for Excellence, Faculty of Health, Deakin University
  • 2009, Other, Kookaburra Healthy Parks, Healthy People Award , Parks Victoria


Also published as: Kingsley, Jonathan; Kingsley, J. Y.; Kingsley, Jonathan Y.; Kingsley, Jonathan Yotti
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2018: Measuring social impact and attitudes towards gender and family violence project *; Department of Premier & Cabinet Victoria

* Chief Investigator

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