RESEARCH AND COORDINATING TEAM

DR ALISON LAYCOCK

DR ALISON LAYCOCK

RESEARCH TRANSLATION FELLOW

DR TESSA BENVENISTE

DR TESSA BENVENISTE

EVALUATION FELLOW

Tessa Benveniste is a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow located in Adelaide, South Australia. She has 10 years’ experience working in applied research that integrates psychology, education and health. A significant proportion of this research has involved working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, education and health providers to optimise wellbeing. Her current role as evaluation research fellow involves conducting a developmental evaluation of CRE-STRIDE. Tessa is passionate about approaching health and wellbeing from a strengths-based perspective and employs qualitative, mixed methods and participatory approaches in her work. Tessa’s doctorate in Social Psychology was awarded in 2018. Prior to this she was awarded a Bachelor of Medical Science from Flinders University (2008), Bachelor of Psychological Science from the University of South Australia (2011), and honours in Psychology from Central Queensland University (2012). Tessa is also currently registered as a provisional psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Agency.

KRIS VINE

KRIS VINE

RESEARCH FELLOW

DR VICKI SAUNDERS

DR VICKI SAUNDERS

RESEARCH FELLOW

Vicki Saunders is a Gunggari woman and Senior Research Fellow, Jawun Research Centre, Central Queensland University & Centre for Research Excellence -Strengthening Systems for Indigenous Health Equity (CRE-STRIDE). Her research explores the relationship between Place/Country, sonic engagement and wellbeing indicators in Indigenous health research.  Vicki has applied poetics in a range of arts-informed, Indigenist and public health research projects. Her doctoral thesis, a poetic inquiry focused on narrative coherence in Indigenous mental health care, won the College of Healthcare Sciences, Deans Award (James Cook University) and she has published in national and international texts. 

 

DANNI CAMERON

DANNI CAMERON

RESEARCH FELLOW

KIRSTY CLANCY

KIRSTY CLANCY

RESEARCH FELLOW

KERRYN HARKIN

KERRYN HARKIN

PROJECT MANAGER