Group Leader Adolescents
Director of Adolescent Health Research
Areas of interest: Addiction, Anxiety, Behavioural Genetics, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Obesity, Mental Disorders, Adolescence
Rianna is the Project Manager for 2000 Stories. Rianna started working with 2000 Stories in 2016, prior to which she had a wide variety of roles in children and adolescent research, including project and data management. Rianna has completed a BA (Hons Psych) from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Public Health from Monash University. Rianna has a particular interest in research methodology and producing high quality research to inform positive outcomes in child and adolescent health and policy change.
Liz is the Publications Manager for 2000 stories. Liz started working with 2000 stories in 2009 and has a strong background in research and project management. She is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children and their parents, with a special interest in understanding intergenerational cycles of health. Liz is also undertaking her PhD investigating the associations between maternal preconception, prenatal and postnatal mental health and infant health and wellbeing..
Project Manager (Maternity Leave)
Meaghan has worked with 2000 Stories as a project assistant since 2012 and in 2015 we welcomed her into the Project Manager role for the study. Meaghan completed a Master of Clinical Psychology from RMIT University and is a registered psychologist, working across research and clinical fields. Meaghan has worked with children, adolescents, families and adults in a range of settings including hospitals, youth organisations, private clinics and university centres. Her areas of interests include high prevalence mental health disorders, rehabilitation, child development, and early intervention.
Denise joined 2000 Stories as a Data Analyst in March 2015. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Graduate Diploma of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne, and is currently undertaking the Master of Biostatistics, also at the University of Melbourne. She has worked as a Data Coordinator and Research Assistant on a number of projects at MCRI and is particularly interested in methods for analysing longitudinal data.
Anna is a project assistant and interviewer for 2000 Stories. She has completed a BA at University of Melbourne and Honours degree (Psychological Science) at La Trobe University. Anna has worked as a Project Assistant/Interviewer for 2000 stories since 2012. Her particular interests are child and adolescent psychology and neuroscience. Anna also has a background in finance, administration, health and higher education and has previously volunteered for the Alzheimer’s Association of Australia.
Caroline has worked with 2000 Stories as a project assistant since 2015, focusing currently on participant contact. Caroline has completed a Masters in Educational Psychology and a PhD in psychology and has worked in various research roles since graduating. Caroline has worked with infants, children and families within a number of different research projects. Her areas of interests include early intervention and child development.
Lena began working with 2000 stories as a Volunteer in 2016 on a placement through Deakin University where she is in her third year of her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Lena also works with refugee children adapting to live in Australia. Her research interests include childhood development, refugee mental health and nutrition.
The 2000 Stories team invites selected undergraduate and postgraduate students studying in relevant fields, such as social work and psychology, to be part of the study. Students are recruited from a range of universities across Melbourne, including the University of Melbourne, Deakin University and RMIT University.
'2000 Stories Investigators and Collaborators'
Professor Craig Olsson
Professor Jeremy Oats
Dr Carolyn Coffey
Dr Jeffrey Craig
Dr Lex Doyle