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Healthway Research Fellow


Dr Jacinta Francis is currently coordinating the CyFi Space Study: An Innovative Smartphone Application to Support Social Connectedness and Wellbeing in Young People Living with Cystic Fibrosis. 

The CyFi Space study is developing and piloting a smartphone app designed to support the social connectedness and wellbeing of young people living with CF. Jacinta has over 16 years of experience as a public health and health promotion researcher. 

Her doctoral thesis explored associations between public space and psychosocial and mental health outcomes in new residential developments. 

Jacinta’s research interests include the health of young people and their families, public space and restorative environments, positive mental health and mental illness, and psychosocial outcomes such as sense of community, social support and sense of place.