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Senior Research Fellow

BPsych(Hons), PhD

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6437-7232

Brody is a Senior Research Fellow at the Fraser Mustard Centre. Previously Brody has worked in research and teaching roles at the psychology disciplines of Curtin University from 2012-2015 and Murdoch University from 2015-2021 in Western Australia, and his research focuses on surveying instrument development and validation in the space of wellbeing and protective factors. The goal of this research has been to better understand which instruments are useful as screening tools to identify persons needing support in the workplace, or for younger persons in their day-to-day lives.

As a complimentary arm to this research, Brody’s research has also examined how wellbeing-enhancing interventions for complex and chronic patients in the healthcare domain have demonstrated evidence for their effectiveness. Similarly, Brody’s research has also focused on how people working in demanding roles (e.g., healthcare workers) manage the demands of their jobs in order to maintain their positive sense of wellbeing, and how factors such as resilience can buffer these demanding aspects of work. The understanding of the factors that contribute and enhance the wellbeing of individuals, and how this is measured in a valid manner, are therefore the overarching aims of research Brody is involved in.

As part of these research domains, Brody has been an investigator on the ARC-funded Young Indigenous Persons’ Resilience and Wellbeing study that examined wellbeing and measurement issues related to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, and the Gold Coast Primary Health Network Nurse Navigator Study that examined the complex wellbeing roles of health professionals. Brody has had 40 journal articles published or accepted for publication. Brody’s enthusiasm towards quantitative data analysis has led to co-authoring two textbooks for tertiary students on how to conduct and interpret data analysis, which have been used in hundreds of undergraduate courses in Australia.