Researcher biography

Jessica Bartlett leads Lifestyle Triple P Research at the Parenting and Family Support Centre (PFSC). Jessica focuses on assisting researchers and clinicians worldwide in the evaluation of evidence-based parenting programs for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in children and adolescents. 

She completed her PhD at The University of Queensland, during which she received an Australian Postgraduate Award. As part of her PhD she conducted two randomized controlled trials (RCT) evaluating the efficacy of two childhood obesity interventions. She is a co-author of the Lifestyle Triple P Seminar Series, which is a brief, universal parent-focused lifestyle intervention for the prevention of childhood obesity. Jessica also evaluated a community-based treatment intervention for parents of children who are overweight (the KOALA Mater Healthy Lifestyle Program) with an RCT design.

In addition to her research activities, Jessica holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from The University of Queensland, is a registered psychologist with AHPRA, and a Triple P training consultant.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (First Class Honours), The University of Queensland

Publications

Journal articles

Bayliss, A. P., Bartlett, J. A., Naughtin, C. K., & Kritikos, A. (2011). A direct link between gaze perception and social attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception and Performance, 37(3), 634-644. doi:10.1037/a00205559

Scholarly book chapters

Bartlett, J. A., & Sanders, M. R. (in press). A population approach to parenting support for childhood obesity. In M. R. Sanders & T. G. Mazzucchelli (Eds.), The Power of Positive Parenting in Transforming the Lives of Children, Parents and Communities: The Triple P System in Action. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 

Conference presentations

Bartlett, J. A., & Sanders, M. R. (2016). Promoting a healthy home environment: An example of a public health approach to childhood obesity prevention and treatment. Presented at the Social Science of Obesity Workshop. Sydney, Australia.

Bartlett, J. A., & Sanders, M. R. (2014). Triple P - Positive Parenting Program. Presented at the Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) seminar. Brisbane, Australia.

Bartlett, J. A., Sanders, M. R., & Leong, G. M. (2014). Randomised clinical trial of a family-based lifestyle intervention: the Lifestyle Triple P Seminar Series. Poster presented at the Helping Families Change Conference. Sydney, Australia.

Bartlett, J. A., Sanders, M. R., & Leong, G. M. (2014). Empowering families to shift health, not weight: The Lifestyle Triple P Positive Parenting Program. Poster session presented at the International Congress on Obesity. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Bartlett, J. A., Sanders, M. R., & Leong, G. M. (2013). Positive Parenting for Healthy Living. Poster presented at the Helping Families Change Conference. Los Angeles, United States.

Bartlett, J. A., & Sanders, M. R. (2012). Lifestyle Triple P: Positive Parenting for Healthy Living. Symposium presented at the Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.

Thesis

Bartlett, J. A. (2017). The Lifestyle Triple P multilevel system of parenting and family support for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. PhD Thesis, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland.