DR Jon Quach

DR Jon Quach


  • Child health
  • Longitudinal studies
  • Primary school education
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • learning interventions



  • Dr Jon Quach is interested in research at the health and education interface. Drawing upon the fundamental understanding that children’s health and development are intrinsically linked, he aims to determine how children's academic outcomes are shaped by common health problems during the early years of school, and what interventions can be used within primary schools to best to address these problems. He conducts large scale, efficacy and effectiveness randomised controlled trials of promising interventions to understand which interventions work best in improving children's health and development in the long-term so children can reach their academic potential.


Member of

  • Sleep Research Society. Member 2015 -
  • International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development. Early Career Scholar 2014 -
  • American Educational Research Association. Member 2013 -
  • Australian Association for Research in Education. Member 2013 -
  • Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth. Member 2008 -
  • Australasian Sleep Association of Australia. Member 2007 -
  • Public Health Association of Australia. Member 2007 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD,
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2011
  • BSc(Hons), University of Melbourne 2007

Awards and honors

  • MGSE Research Excellence, 2019
  • ‘Ten of the Best’ 2017 One of ten outstanding completed awards across all categories each year, from around 1000 funded by the NHMRC., National Health Medical Research Council, 2017
  • Early Career Research Excellence - Melbourne Graduate School of Education, 2016



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I have extensive experience in supervising research students for undergraduate, Masters and PhD degrees. My areas of specific interest for supervision are: - Evaluation of learning interventions for primary school students - Interventions aimed at improving child mental health, development and well-being - Improving connections between health and education systems for students with additional needs