Researcher biography

Zoe is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. Her research work has largely focused on the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions that seek to promote positive health behaviours and which improve social and mental health outcomes.

Her most recent work involved developing and trialling a new support program (Active Choices) for the Department of Veterans Affairs, with the aim of increasing self-managed physical activity and social connectedness in Australian Defence Force veterans. Prior to this, she designed and evaluated a brief motivational intervention for cannabis users (iAx), which is now in routine use at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Zoe has a background in psychology, having completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science (2013) and Doctor of Philosophy (2020) in this discipline. She has expertise in psychological theories of behaviour and mechanisms underpinning behaviour change, which she applies to the promotion of health behaviours.