With a background in health promotion and public health, Cassandra has experience in conducting both qualitative and quantitative research, with a focus on program evaluation. She has worked on a variety of projects in the areas of workplace health promotion, problem gambling, Alzheimer’s disease, physical activity in disadvantaged areas, international community development, and exposures to radiation and brain tumours in young people.
She completed her Bachelor of Health Science with Honours in 2011 at Monash University with a project titled ‘Development in communities experiencing rapid social change: Perspectives on development, health, and community sustainability in Delha, Rote Island, Indonesia’.
Cassandra is currently undertaking a PhD, focused on using new media and technology in health promotion. Her primary research interests are in health promotion in both local and international contexts, with a specific interest in diverse and disadvantaged populations.
In addition to her research, Cassandra teaches in the areas of health promotion and public health at Monash University.
- Research Officer, Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University
- Tutor & Lecturer, School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University
- Doctoral representative, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
- Associate, Ayton & Joss Consulting
- Associate, Ruth Klein Consulting
- 2011: BHSc (Hons), Monash University, Victoria, Australia
SPHPM Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution To the Doctoral Program
SPHPM, Monash University
First prize, SPHPM Three Minute Thesis competition
SPHPM, Monash University
Second prize, and People’s Choice Award in Faculty Three Minute Thesis competition
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
First prize for Burnet Institute Student Symposium PhD Oral Presentations
Australian Postgraduate Award
Monash University, Commonwealth of Australia
Health Science Honours Prize
For achieving the highest aggregate mark in the Honours degree of Health Science
Jubilee Honours Scholarship
Competitively available to students who have achieved a High Distinction average
Scholarship for Excellence and Equity
For academic excellence across degree
Year Two Prize (Health Science)
For achieving the highest aggregate mark in Year Two of Bachelor of Health Science
Golden Key International Honour Society Membership
Golden Key International Honour Society
In recognition of academic excellence
Year One Prize (Health Science)
For achieving the highest aggregate mark in Year One of Bachelor of Health Science
- Alcohol and other substance use among a sample of young people in the Solomon Islands.
Quinn B, Peach E, Wright CJC, Lim MSC, Davidson L, Dietze P
Aust N Z J Public Health. 2017 Aug; 41(4):358-364
- "Just not all ice users do that": investigating perceptions and potential harms of Australia's Ice Destroys Lives campaign in two studies.
Douglass CH, Early EC, Wright CJC, Palmer A, Higgs P, Quinn B, Dietze PM, Lim MSC
Harm Reduct J. 2017 Jul; 14(1):45
- Beyond basic feedback in mobile brief interventions: Designing SMS message content for delivery to young adults during risky drinking events.
Wright CJC, Dietze PM, Lim MSC
JMIR mHealth uHealth. 2017 Jun; 5(6):e79
- An ecological momentary intervention to reduce alcohol consumption in young adults delivered during drinking events: Protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial.
Wright CJ, Dietze PM, Agius PA, Kuntsche E, Room R, Livingston M, Hellard M, Lim MS
JIMR Research Protocols. 2017 May; 6(5):e95
- Correlates of alcohol consumption on heavy drinking occasions of young risky drinkers: event versus personal characteristics.
Dietze P, Agius PA, Livingston M, Callinan S, Jenkinson R, Lim MS, Wright CJ, Room R
Addiction. 2017 Mar; 112(8): 1369-1377
- Reach, engagement, and effectiveness: a systematic review of evaluation methodologies used in health promotion via social networking sites.
Lim MS, Wright CJ, Carrotte ER, Pedrana AE
Health Promot J Aust. 2016 Dec; 27(3):187-197
- Who 'likes' alcohol? Young Australians' engagement with alcohol marketing via social media and related alcohol consumption patterns.
Carrotte ER, Dietze PM, Wright CJ, Lim MS
Aust N Z J Public Health. 2016 Sep; 40(5):474-479
- Letter: new treatments for hepatitis C have implications for quality of life in people who inject drugs.
Higgs P, Wright C, Hellard M
Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Apr; 43(7):840-841
- Participatory development of MIDY (Mobile Intervention for Drinking in Young people).
Wright CJ, Dietze PM, Crockett B, Lim MS
BMC Public Health. 2016 Feb; 16(1):184
- 'A Drink That Makes You Feel Happier, Relaxed and Loving': Young People's Perceptions of Alcohol Advertising on Facebook.
Weaver ER, Wright CJ, Dietze PM, Lim MS
Alcohol Alcohol. 2016 Jan; 51(4):481-486
- Challenges to translating new media interventions in community practice: a sexual health SMS program case study.
Wright CJ, Leinberger K, Lim MS
Health Promot J Austr. 2016 Jan; 27(1):70-73
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