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Research and Innovation Officer, The University of Queensland

Margaret is a passionate psychology researcher who enjoys thinking critically about how her field can be applied to help solve major global problems. Her research focuses on how behaviour scientists can work with other disciplines and sectors to create programs that meaningfully change peoples' behaviours.

In her role as the Research and Innovation Officer at the Parenting and Family Support Centre, she helps design interdisciplinary behaviour change programs for environmental and global health issues. She also evaluates the processes by which academics conduct innovative and impactful research.

More broadly, Margaret is interested in designing interventions that prevent mental health problems by increasing resilience, decreasing stress, and boosting self-esteem.


  • 2015–present
    Research and Innovation Officer, The University of Queensland


  • 2014 
    Harvard University, A.B. Magna Cum Laude Highest Honors


  • 2015
    Training the removal of negative information from working memory: A preliminary investigation of a working memory bias modification task, Cognition and Emotion