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Lecturer in Psychology, La Trobe University

My research centers on “the modern omnivore’s dilemma”– the conflict between people’s desire for meat and the costs of indulging this desire. In particular, I investigate how people decide which (animal) foods are acceptable to eat and which are not, how people reconcile the dissonance between loving meat and loving animals, and how omnivores and vegetarians perceive one another. Alongside my main program of research, I also have a keen interest in emotional and physical well-being, and how people can be encouraged to make more sustainable food choices.


  • 2017–present
    Lecturer in Psychology, La Trobe University
  • 2013–2017
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2012–2013
    DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow, Universität Hamburg


  • 2012 
    University of British Columbia, Doctor of Philosophy (Social Psychology)
  • 2008 
    University of British Columbia, Master of Arts (Social Psychology)
  • 2005 
    Colby College, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and German)