Zoe is a Senior Research Assistant in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. She is working on the development and evaluation of a self-managed physical activity intervention for veterans with the goal of improving their physical activity, mental health and wellbeing and social connectivity.

Zoe joins us at CRExPAH with a background in the psychological sciences, having completed her Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and Doctor of Philosophy in psychology at the University of Queensland. 

Zoe is interested in how physical activity can be used to promote health and wellbeing, its impact on emotion regulation, and its use as a treatment for mental health issues.

Zoe’s research has largely focused on understanding the role of biological and psychosocial risk mechanisms involved in cannabis use disorders, and exploring how targeting risk factors can improve treatment outcomes for addiction. During her PhD, she designed, evaluated and implemented a brief adjunct intervention at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, enhancing the clinical effectiveness and efficiency of a cannabis assessment and education session that is routinely delivered to cannabis users across Queensland. Her work has also explored the therapeutic uses of music to enhance well-being.