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 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 blended learning in diverse classrooms; psychological well-being and thriving in higher education; healthcare management; mental health promotion in organisations; and social justice initiatives.