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Cassandra Wright

PhD Candidate

Background

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.

Positions

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 2011: BHSc (Hons), Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Awards

2016:
SPHPM Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution To the Doctoral Program

SPHPM, Monash University

2016:
First prize, SPHPM Three Minute Thesis competition

SPHPM, Monash University

2016:
Second prize, and People’s Choice Award in Faculty Three Minute Thesis competition

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University

2016:
First prize for Burnet Institute Student Symposium PhD Oral Presentations

Burnet Institute

2013:
Australian Postgraduate Award
Monash University, Commonwealth of Australia

2011:
Health Science Honours Prize
Monash University
For achieving the highest aggregate mark in the Honours degree of Health Science

Jubilee Honours Scholarship
Monash University
Competitively available to students who have achieved a High Distinction average

2009-2010:
Scholarship for Excellence and Equity
Monash University
For academic excellence across degree

Year Two Prize (Health Science)
Monash University
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

2008:
Year One Prize (Health Science)
Monash University
For achieving the highest aggregate mark in Year One of Bachelor of Health Science

Projects (9)

Current (7)

Past (2)

Publications (14)

2017 (5)

2016 (6)

2014 (1)

2013 (1)

2012 (1)

News Articles (4)

2017 (2)

2016 (2)