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Senior Research Fellow in Mental Health, Victoria University

Michaela is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Health and Sport, Victoria University. Her research expertise are in mental health, mindfulness, physical activity, stress and science communication.

She explores the impact of stress on mental health and the influence of mindfulness and physical activity/exercise on the brain and well-being including in populations of female athletes.

Michaela is currently developing a methodology for how narrative and screen media can be used to promote public health and disseminate health information.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Exercise and Mental Health, Victoria University


  • 2013 
    Swinburne University, PhD