BA (Hons), MA (Psych), PHD
Principal Research Fellow, CBRC
Vicki is a behavioural scientist with a Master's degree and PhD in Psychology and has a broad interest in population-based research and behavioural research in cancer control. Areas of research experience include population-based studies monitoring the use of tobacco, alcohol and other substances among adolescents, studies examining the effectiveness on interventions designed to improve the quality of life of people with cancer and studies examining the management of cancer. Since 2011, Vicki has been working with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to develop a mechanism for assessing the care experiences of cancer patients at a population level. She has led multiple NHMRC grants and other national grants. Vicki is responsible for a team of researchers and leads the triennial Australia Secondary Students' Alcohol and Drug Survey (ASSAD), involving the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, state-based cancer councils and state-based health departments.