Alyse holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from Deakin University. Her honours thesis examined the association between opportunities for community involvement and adolescent alcohol consumption.
Prior to joining BehaviourWorks, Alyse worked as a Research Assistant for the Pre-hospital, Emergency and Trauma Unit within the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, where she gained over six years’ experience in emergency health services and injury outcomes research.
Alyse is passionate about health and wellbeing. In particular, she is interested in the health of older people and their transitions within the healthcare system. Alyse has extensive experience in identifying high-quality evidence to answer research questions and in qualitative methods, facilitating focus groups, citizen panels and interviews with target audiences. These skills have been applied to a range of public health challenges, including outcomes following spinal cord injury, social support for older people after hospital discharge, emergency care of older people and optimising the use of community pharmacies in Victoria.
At BehaviourWorks, Alyse is a key team member on the $1.5M Victorian Managed Insurance Authority’s Research and Innovation Program. As part of this research program, Alyse conducts rapid literature and practice reviews and has been involved in the design and delivery of seven trials to improve patient safety in Victoria.
Alyse is also a Mental Health First Aid Ambassador and is heavily involved in mental health and wellbeing improvement activities across the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. In her spare time, Alyse is an avid reader and loves to bake! You will often find her in the office kitchen enjoying any sweets that are on offer!