Jess de Dassel

PhD scholar

Qualifications:

Master of International Public Health, University of Sydney, 2007; Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney, 2003

Research Topic:

Examining the clinical consequences of adherence to secondary prophylaxis (regular penicillin injections) for people with acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in the Northern Territory.

Location:

Darwin Royal Darwin Hospital campus and Charles Darwin University campus

Biography:

Jess has worked at several Australian health research organisations including the George Institute for International Health and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, where she was involved in the Global Burden of Disease project. After obtaining a master of international public health she worked with Merlin (a medical relief organisation) in the UK, Zimbabwe and Darfur. 

Jess returned to Australia and moved to Darwin in June 2011 to work at Menzies. She has worked with the research administration team and the Centre for Child Development and Education. Jess was the project manager for an NHMRC funded project: Improving delivery of secondary prophylaxis for RHD: a stepped-wedge, community-randomised trial.

Jess is completing a PhD examining the clinical consequences of adherence to secondary prophylaxis (regular penicillin injections) for people with acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in the Northern Territory.  

  1. Ralph, A. P., Read, C., Johnston, V., de Dassel, J. L., Bycroft, K., Mitchell, A., . . . Carapetis, J. R. (2016). Improving delivery of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease in remote Indigenous communities: study protocol for a stepped-wedge randomised trial. Trials, 17, 51. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1166-y
  2. de Dassel, J. L., Ralph, A. P., & Carapetis, J. R. (2015). Controlling acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in developing countries: are we getting closer? Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 27(1), 116-123. doi: 10.1097/mop.0000000000000164