Ms Jessica Murray

Clinical Research Manager, Maternal Health Program, Child and Maternal Health Division


Bachelor of Health Science in Therapeutic Recreation and Health Promotion, Western Sydney University, 2017


Darwin – Royal Darwin Hospital Campus


Jessica is an allied health clinician and research manager with extensive experience working with a diverse range of people, families and communities to provide holistic therapeutic support, promote wellbeing and improve health outcomes. 

Since returning home to the Territory in 2021, Jessica has been privileged to work with First Nations families and communities in Child and Maternal Health Research across Darwin and various remote communities in the NT. She is currently the secretary for the NT Branch of the Australian Health Promotion Association and has senior policy experience in promoting health and wellbeing across the lifespan for people living in the Northern Territory.  

Jessica is experienced in managing the conduct of several clinical trials and is proud to be a part of the dedicated and passionate Maternal Health Program at Menzies. She is motivated to pursue research opportunities that engage in collaborative partnerships to effect community-led and sustainable changes in health equity throughout the NT. Jessica’s additional research interests include using qualitative and leisure-based research methods to strengthen maternal health outcomes and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Ms Jessica Murray
Research Themes
  • Child and Maternal Health
  • Preterm Birth Prevention 
  • GLU Study: Prediction of Indigenous women at high risk of preterm birth using vaginal bacterial biomarkers
  • National Preterm Birth Prevention Program