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Research Officer and PhD Student

BHSc

Alana is a Research Officer with the Health Promotion and Education Research and Research Development teams. In this role, she is currently working with the AAMRI Research Impact Working Group on the Research Impact Project to enhance the Australian medical research sector’s ability to translate research and knowledge into impacts that benefit the community.

Alana has extensive research experience working across school-based health promotion intervention projects related to mental health, bullying prevention, and technology use and online behaviours in children and adolescents.

Alana is currently completing her PhD in Public Health exploring adolescent girls’ social media use and its influence on their mental health and support needs, engaging with girls, their parents, school support service staff and mental health service providers outside the school setting.