Bachelor of Arts (Honours Class I) in Sociology, The University of Queensland


  • Research Assistant | Child Development, Education and Care Group (Thorpe), Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), October 2017 to present
    Co-investigator on the Choosing Rest study, sharing responsibility for: study design, the ethics application, recruitment, data collection, analysis, and publication of findings. The study's full title is: Choosing Rest: Finding Effective Alternatives to Mandated Rest-Times in Early Childhood Education and Care Services.

  • Research Assistant for Professor Greg Marston, UQ, June to November 2017
    Coded semi-structured interviews with employment service provider clients using NVivo and conducted interviews with executive employment consultants. Conducted a literature review on mobility theory and its application to employment and wellbeing. An overview of the ARC Linkage Project can be found here: http://researchers.uq.edu.au/research-project/29693

  • Research Assistant for Dr Kay Cook, Swinburne University of Technology, May to December 2017
    Co-authoring a journal article investigating methodological challenges involved in qualitative research that aims to listen to children’s voices, with Dr Kay Cook and Dr Michelle Brady.

  • Tutor in the Introduction to Health, Illness and Society course, UQ, July to November 2017

  • Student Partner on the UQ Humanities and Social Sciences Student Collaboration Project, May to September 2017
    Mapped the Bachelor of Arts curriculum using JourneyMaker for alignment with skills of the future workforce, and coded student focus groups using NVivo.

  • Research Assistant | Education, Employment & Disadvantage Group (Tomaszewski), Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), January to March 2017
    Conducted a literature review on categories of disadvantage in higher education.

  • Research Assistant for Dr Michelle Brady, UQ, May to December 2016
    Assisted with the following tasks: qualitative analysis of focus group interviews using NVivo, design of interview guides, an ethics application, research, literature reviews, and other administrative tasks. Co-authored a report with Dr Michelle Brady for an industry partnership.


Research Interests

  • Children
  • Wellbeing
  • Sleep, rest, and relaxation
  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Graphic elicitation and visual participatory methodologies
  • Qualitative research
  • Sociology of families
  • Inequality
  • Gender Studies