For over 20 years, Jacqui Richmond has dedicated her career to improving the health outcomes for people living with blood borne viruses, specifically chronic Hepatitis B and C. Jacqui is a registered nurse who completed a Masters of Public Health in 2000 and a PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2006.
A specialist nurse and educator, Jacqui is a proud advocate for people living with Hepatitis B and C and is passionate about addressing the social determinants of health through the delivery of quality, individualised health care, free from judgement and discrimination. In 2006, she was the first nurse to be awarded the Duke Clinical Research Institute Post-Doctoral Hepatology Research Fellowship in North Carolina, USA.
Jacqui’s research interests are focused on exploring problems of practice encountered in the delivery of health care and highlighting the lived experience of Hepatitis B and C. The broad focus of Jacqui’s work is the translation of research into practice to build the capacity of the health workforce to test, treat and manage the health care needs of people living with Hepatitis B and C. Jacqui’s extensive professional network encompasses partnerships with the community, not-for-profit, alcohol and other drug and multicultural health organisations, and the medical and nursing sectors.
Jacqui has advised the Federal and Victorian Government responses to Hepatitis B and C and she currently works as a Senior Research Fellow at the Burnet Institute in the Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Partnership. She is a nursing leader in Australia’s efforts to meet the World Health Organisation’s goal to eliminate Hepatitis B and C by 2030.
Jacqui is currently a sessional teacher in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health at Deakin University. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University and Senior Fellow at the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Services at University of Melbourne.
Jacqui commenced at CGGS in Year 1 and completed Year 12 in 1991. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and three children.