By day I've built a career as a social and behavioural researcher. My area of expertise is methodological, as I have extensive experience designing and undertaking large-scale social surveys.
I've worked across a range of social and behavioural areas including road safety, health, and digital inclusion, but my passion is environmental behaviour change. Some of my recent projects include evaluating a mass media campaign designed to discourage inappropriate emergency ambulance calls and understanding how Victorians value, connect to, and protect nature. Head to the Research Fellow page to learn more.
I'm currently undertaking a PhD exploring the role of media and social norms in encouraging avoidance of single-use plastics. Check out the Doctoral Researcher page for more. The project was heavily influenced by nerd side, i.e. my love of nature documentaries and my general confusion regarding what's "normal". Check out The Nerd page to see what I mean...
Research Fellow / Research Officer
2016 - Current
Research Consultant / Project Manager
2013 - 2016
Research Consultant / Research Assistant
2010 - 2012
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, Behaviour Change
2018 - Current
Thesis: Exploring the role of media in turning the social tide on plastic pollution