Lecturer of Psychology, Federation University Australia

Since 2010, Evita has taught a broad range of psychological topics, with a particular focus on introductory psychology, social psychology, and research methods. Evita is currently employed at Federation University, Victoria, and in 2016 received her Doctorate of Philosophy for her PhD on sex differences in mate preferences.

Evita's areas of research expertise include mate preferences, personality, and online behaviours. She is currently involved in research exploring predictors of online antisocial behaviours and mate strategies.

Evita has also conducted research on gender roles and sexuality, and has a keen interest in interpersonal relationships and interactions.

Evita is a member of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP), and is currently the Deputy Group Administrator for the Federation University Sex Gender and Relationships Research Interest Group.

A selection of publications include:

Craker, N., & March, E. (2016). The dark side of Facebook®: The Dark Tetrad, Negative Social Potency, and trolling behaviours. Personality and Individual Differences, 102, 79 - 84. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.043

March, E., Van Dick, R., & Hernandez-Bark, A. (2015). Current prescriptions of men and women in differing occupational gender roles. Journal of Gender Studies. doi: 10.1080/09589236.2015.1090303

March, E., & Grieve, R. (2015). Social-economic theory and short-term mate preferences: The effects of gender and socio-economic status. Australian Journal of Psychology. doi: 10.1111/ajpy.12102

A selection of Evita's conference presentations include:

March, E., Van Doorn, G., & Grieve, R. (2015, December). Mate Preferences and Booty-Call Relationships: Short-Term Relationships Over Long-Term Periods. Paper presented at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) Conference for Academic Disciplines, Freiburg, Germany.

March, E. (2014, October). Sex, sexual orientation and necessities of long-term and short-term mate characteristics. Paper presented at the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Annual Conference, Hobart, Australia.

March, E., Marx, E., & Grieve, R. (2013, December). Sex differences in short term relationships: An exploration of social-economic theories. Paper presented at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) Conference for Academic Disciplines, Freiburg, Germany.


  • 2014–present
    Lecturer, Federation University
  • 2010–2014
    Lecturer, Australian Catholic University


  • 2016 
    Australian Catholic University, PhD
  • 2008 
    Australian Catholic University, PGrad Dip Psychology