Section: Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Health promotion
  • Public health policy
  • Qualitative research
  • Health enhancing physical activity
  • Adult mental health

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

About Jaimie-Lee Maple

Jaimie-Lee's PhD research examined incentive-based physical activity and sedentary behaviour programs, with a particular focus on low socioeconomic populations. 

Jaimie-Lee has been involved in numerous research and health policy projects, many of which share the focus on engaging individuals and communities to ensure their perspectives are recognised and prioritised in decisions around their health.

Currently, Jaimie-Lee is working on the 'Future Proofing the Frontline' Study, aiming to design policy and practice recommendations to support the mental health and wellbeing of healthcare workers during times of crisis.


  • PhD, Deakin University, Australia, 2021
  • BPsych (Hons), University of Adelaide, 2014

Key publications

Year Citation
2021 BROERSE, J., Maple, J. -L., Klepac, Pogrmilovic., Macklin, S., & Calder, R. (210601). Australia s Health Tracker by Socioeconomic Status: Technical Paper. Mitchell Institute.
2021 BROERSE, J., Maple, J. L., Klepac, Pogrmilovic., Macklin, S., & Calder, R. (210101). Australia s Health Tracker by Socioeconomic Status: Report card.
2021 BROERSE, J., Klepac, Pogrmilovic., Brisbane, R., Sacks, G., Bolton, K., de, Courten., Harper, T., Kypri, K., Livingston, M., & Bauman, A. (210101). Getting Australia's Health on Track. Priority policy actions for a healthier Australia. Mitchell Institute, Victoria University.
2020 Dadswell, K., Craike, M., Maple, J. -L., & Bourke, M. (201101). Baseline data collection to inform the evaluation of the ST Albans Health and Wellbeing Hub.

Year Citation
2023 Dadswell, K., Bourke, M., Maple, J. L., & Craike, M. (231001). Associations between pre-COVID-19 physical activity profiles and mental wellbeing and quality of life during COVID-19 lockdown among adults. Current Psychology, 42(28), (24963-24971).

doi: 10.1007/s12144-022-03413-3

2023 Kuhlmann, E., Lotta, G., Fernandez, M., Herten-Crabb, A., Mac, Fehr., Maple, J. L., Paina, L., Wenham, C., & Willis, K. (230203). SDG5 Gender Equality and the COVID-19 pandemic: A rapid assessment of health system responses in selected upper-middle and high-income countries. Frontiers in Public Health, 11

doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1078008

2022 Maple, J. L., Ananthapavan, J., Ball, K., Teychenne, M., & Moodie, M. (221201). Economic evaluation of an incentive-based program to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in middle-aged adults. BMC Health Services Research, 22(1),

doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-08294-7

2022 Smallwood, N., Maple, J. L., & Willis, K. (220601). Reply: Hearing the voices of Australian frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Respirology, 27(6), (472-473).

doi: 10.1111/resp.14266

2022 Koorts, H., Maple, J. -L., Eakin, E., Lawrence, M., & Salmon, J. (220328). Complexities and Context of Scaling Up: A Qualitative Study of Stakeholder Perspectives of Scaling Physical Activity and Nutrition Interventions in Australia. FRONTIERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH, 10

doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.771235

2021 Apostolopoulos, M., Hnatiuk, J. A., Maple, J. -L., Olander, E. K., Brennan, L., van, der., & Teychenne, M. (210515). Influences on physical activity and screen time amongst postpartum women with heightened depressive symptoms: a qualitative study. BMC PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH, 21(1),

doi: 10.1186/s12884-021-03847-w

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Adapting to extreme weather events: knowledges and practices in culturally diverse communities in Melbourne’s West
From: Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation (LMCF)
Other investigators: Dr Anne Venville, Dr Jerome Rachele, Dr Karen Willis, Ms Dianne Stevens
For period: 2022-2023

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor


Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.