Dr Bohanna specialises in Mental Health and substance misuse in her Early Career Fellowship in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.
She is also Associate Research Fellow in the APHCRI Centre for Research Excellence in the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High-Risk Populations (James Cook University).
Dr Bohanna’s PhD examined markers of cognitive and motor impairment in individuals with Huntington’s disease, and she has worked with the World Health Organisation Western Pacific Regional Office on strategy development in the mental health area.
Since 2011, Dr Bohanna has worked with Aboriginal communities on projects related to substance misuse, mental health, and brain injury.
She has also worked as research assistant at the University of Melbourne on numerous occasions, at both the Florey Institute and the Centre for the Promotion of Mental Health and Community Well-being.