Research fellow, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), Queensland University of Technology

I have spent the past several years researching the predictors of environmentally friendly behaviour. Before that, I was exploring psychologists' willingness or intention to integrate complementary and alternative therapies into their practice. For the past six years I have also worked on a Public Health Project called HABITAT, which is examining the ways in which the environment influences health and activity amongst mid-aged adults. I value opportunities to lecture, teach, or otherwise share what little knowledge I have managed to acrue.
A few years ago research inspired me to set up an online eco business with my husband and now we send bamboo toothbrushes all over the world and teach people how to use soap nuts (which fall off a tree) for household cleaning, rather than harmful chemicals. As a mother to six children aged between 4 and 20, and one of whom is autistic, my whole life feels like a natural experiment in which I am constantly learning new lessons. But isn't that the way it's supposed to be?

Experience

  • 2007–2013
    Researcher, Queensland University of Technology

Education

  • 2007 
    Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours 1st Class)