Brea is an early career Research Fellow at BehaviourWorks and a qualified physiotherapist.
Before coming to BehaviourWorks, Brea was working as a physiotherapist at Cabrini Health and as a workshop facilitator in Human Biosciences at La Trobe University.
Brea was recently awarded a PhD. Her thesis was on physical activity promotion by physiotherapists (Federation University Australia). She also holds Bachelor’s degrees in Biomedical Science from Deakin University and Health Science from La Trobe University, and a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from La Trobe University.
Brea’s previous research has focused on preventing chronic disease through promoting healthy behaviours, specifically physical activity.
Brea identified the techniques Australians physiotherapists use to promote physical activity to their patients during her PhD. She also identified the barriers and facilitators physiotherapists experience when attempting to promote physical activity. Now she identifies as a generalist researcher, you will find her researching almost anything behaviour related!
Brea’s research methods include reviewing the literature and coordinating both interview and survey studies. Brea has two published systematic reviews as first author and presented at several local and international conferences.