Researcher biography

Marissa is an Education Focused course coordinator and lecturer who is primarily responsible for teaching large first year courses. Marissa is passionate about higher education and both staff and student well-being, and has a particular interest in enhancing the first year student experience. Currently her work is focused on exploring how to reduce mental illness and encourage wellness in academic settings. Marissa has considerable experience as a researcher, project manager, seminar presenter, and educator, and has worked with a number of government departments in addition to consulting to not-for-profit organisations. She has a variety of research interests, including mental health and well-being in academia; ethics and decision-making; healthcare management; mental health promotion in organisations; and social justice initiatives.