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Senior Research Fellow, University of Sydney

Dr Carissa Bonner is a behavioural scientist working in public health. Her research investigates how to communicate health information to help people make informed decisions, regardless of their health literacy level. She holds a NHMRC/Heart Foundation Research Fellowship at The University of Sydney, working with the Sydney Health Literacy Lab, ASK-GP Centre of Research Excellence, and Wiser Healthcare program. Her current projects are focused on three areas of primary health care: cardiovascular disease prevention, diabetes self-management, and infectious disease control. You can find her discussing risk perception, doctor-patient communication and medical decision making on twitter (@carissa_bon).


  • 2016–present
    Senior Research Fellow, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
  • 2015–2016
    Senior Research Officer, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
  • 2009–2015
    Research Coordinator, School of Psychology, University of Sydney


  • 2015 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2011 
    University of Sydney, Master of Public Health
  • 2005 
    University of NSW, Bachelor of Commerce/Science (Hons)