Experience & Education

Employment history

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Research Fellow  (2017 - current)

Research Officer (2016 - 2017)

Research Consultant (2015- 2016)

Research Associate (2014 - 2015)

Analyst / Project Manager (2013 - 2014)


Research Consultant (2011 - 2012)

Research Assistant (2010 - 2011)

Research Assistant / Sessional Tutor (2009 - 2010)


Bachelor of Arts

2005 - 2007

Majors: Behavioural Studies, Anthropology

Minor: Australian Indigenous Archaeology

Honours (Behavioural Studies)


Thesis: Personality and Young Drivers: Is there a relationship between the Five Factor Model of personality and driving behaviour

Doctor of Philosophy, Behavioural Studies

2009 - Discontinued

Thesis: The influence of age, personality and gender on driving behaviour 


Doctor of Philosophy, Behavioural Science - Environment

2018 - 2021 (currently under examination)

Thesis: Exploring the role of media in turning the social tide on plastic avoidance

Summary:  While concern about plastic pollution is high, behaviour change is still needed. However, mass media and social media can influence what we consider ‘normal’ concerning avoidance of single-use plastics. My research explored the relationship between media, social norms, and single-use plastic avoidance. I found that perceptions about others’ behaviours (social norms) are a strong predictor of our own plastic avoidance behaviours, the relationship between media and our perceptions can be positive or negative, and mass media and social media can help support new plastic reduction policies and even encourage behaviour change.

To learn more, check out  the Research Outputs page.