Zoe is a PhD candidate under the supervision of A/Prof Ashleigh Lin and Dr Yael Perry at the Telethon Kids Institute, and A/Prof Jeneva Ohan at the University of Western Australia. Her PhD focuses on the existence and effects of self-stigma in young people who are at ultra-high risk for psychosis, and how best to measure it, and alleviate the negative consequences produced by it.
Her clinical and research interests centre around improving outcomes for young people who are at risk of, or are experiencing, serious mental illness, with a particular interest in schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Zoe also currently works as a research assistant in the Youth Mental Health Team on the Altitudes East West Project, which is a trial of a novel online intervention for carers of young people with first-episode psychosis.
Zoe holds a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Psychology from the University of Western Australia. She is currently certified as a Provisional Psychologist and is completing her Master of Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Western Australia.