Breanna completed her PhD in psychology and epidemiology at Monash and her undergraduate and honours studies in psychology at the University of Melbourne.
Breanna has focused on understanding behavioural drivers in a range of contexts from illegal dumping to reporting animal diseases, to healthy dining and social inclusion.
Utilising qualitative research techniques, Breanna has investigated the motivators and barriers to specific behaviours whether they involve picking up the phone or choosing organic compost.
Breanna has extensive experience in facilitating both focus groups and interviews to gain thoughtful reflections from the population of interest and better understand the language used by these groups. Her interest is in understanding how evidence can be translated into evidence, finding high-quality relevant academic literature to answer research questions using a variety of review methods.
Breanna’s reviews have been used to redirect policy directions related to healthy dining and shape thinking of how to support young people in the workplace.
Breanna is a regular speaker on the conference circuit. She has moderated Behavioural Insights workshops at Australia Internet Governance Forum conferences and shared knowledge in Community of Practices forums. She has also participated in strategy workshops with the state government on addressing important societal issues, including family violence.