Associate Professor Jesse Jansen was a Co-founder of SHeLL and is an Honorary Associate Professor, Sydney School of Public Health. The overarching aim of her research is to achieve a better standard of healthcare that is sustainable, patient-centred and driven by evidence. She aims to accomplish this by increasing understanding of the potential benefits and harms of medical tests and treatments from the patient’s perspective, improving communication of medical information to patients and health care professionals, and developing strategies to support (shared) decision making.
Jesse has a background in cognitive and health psychology and her research is multidisciplinary. She uses a range of qualitative and quantitative methods such as video-observations, qualitative interviews, focus groups, experimental studies and RCTs. Jesse works primarily in the area of primary care and oncology, with a focus on vulnerable patient groups such as older patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy, and patients with lower health literacy. She has published papers in BMJ, Lancet and JAMA internal medicine, her work has been supported by two subsequent fellowships for the Australian National Health and Medical Research council (equivalent to the Dutch NWO Veni and Vidi fellowships).