Mandy's academic training has focused on the area of Public Health and Health Psychology. Mandy has a wide range of interests and is most passionate about the physical and psychological rehabilitation following injury. This is reflected in her research which focused on the psychosocial aspects of athletic rehabilitation with professional AFL players. Mandy has a particular interest in the development of effective interventions for successful rehabilitation following injury. This intervention targets psychosocial factors, mood disturbances, and social support. Other areas of interest relate to health, physical activity and alternate therapies.