Zara joined the Telethon Kids Institute as a research assistant in February 2021, after completing their Honours in Psychology at the University of South Australia. As part of their role, Zara supports senior researchers across a variety of research projects, including the Electronic Use in Little Ones study and the Wellbeing and Engagement Collection. Within their role, Zara’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, literature reviewing, data analysis, research and report writing, and the development of research translation material. In addition, Zara also leads research exploring various population-level outcomes of trans children and young people, such as their social-emotional wellbeing.
Having worked previously in various youth mental health and wellbeing roles, Zara has always had an interest in the health and development of children, adolescents and young people.