Lorili Jacobs

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 Research Officer and PhD Candidate
UWA Population Health and WA Centre for Rural Health (Perth Office)

Diploma of Applied Science (Radiography), Curtin University
Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound, Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine
Master of Science (Medical Imaging Technology), Curtin University 

A: School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health
    The University of Western Australia (M706)
    35 Stirling Highway
    CRAWLEY WA 6009

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Professional Background: 

Lorili has a longstanding relationship with health research initially as a Medical Imaging Technologist at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) together with periods focussing on ultrasound data collection for the Raine Study in 1991; supervising ultrasound and data quality for UWA Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm RCT followed by 2006 Master’s research measuring normal nipple position using ultrasound imaging during breastfeeding. In 2007 she developed policies and protocols for KEMH Radiology Department. In 2009 she returned to UWA at Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Biostatistics working on Genetic Understanding of Asbestos Related Diseases (GUARD) and Australian Genomics and Clinical Outcomes of Glioma (AGOG) research projects. She recently completed the West Australian recruitment for a study to assess the impact of genetic carrier testing for fragile x syndrome (FAXES) conducted by Winthrop Professor Jon Emery at UWA School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health in conjunction with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (Melbourne). Lorili continues to enjoy part time clinical ultrasound on a sessional basis and is excited by her new roles at UWA School of Population Health and Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH).

Key research

2014 - 2016
Mixed methods research: Pregnancy in the context of FIFO (Fly-In Fly-Out)
Stresses and Successes: interviews with pregnant women whose partners work FIFO
Comparative stress for pregnant women with at-home partners or absent FIFO partners

An overview of the project can be accessed though this link: Project details

Future research

Social determinants of health for pregnant FIFO women
Storytelling research


Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)
Australian Sonographers Association(ASA)
Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMRA)
Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)



Normal Nipple Position in Term Infants Measured on Breastfeeding Ultrasound, Lorili Audrey Jacobs,  Jan E. Dickinson, Philip David Hart, Dorota A. Doherty and Shani Jean Faulkner, J Hum Lact February 2007 23: 52-59



Frenulotomy for Breastfeeding Infants With Ankyloglossia: Effect on Milk Removal and Sucking Mechanism as Imaged by Ultrasound, Donna T. Geddes, Diana B. Langton, Ian Gollow, Lorili A. Jacobs, Peter E. Hartmann and Karen Simmer, Pediatrics 2008;122;e188-e194; originally published online Jun 23, 2008



























Australian Postgraduate Award

Starter Grant – Women’s & Infants’ Research Foundation (WIRF)

Best Proffered Paper - Australian Sonographers Association National Conference



















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