Research Program Manager
BBus(Admin), BAPsych(Hons), DPsych(Clinical)
Program: Indigenous Thriving
Alicia is the Research Program Manager of the Indigenous Thriving program and oversees the implementation of a number of large scale Australian Research Funded grants. She is a Clinical Psychologist and completed her Doctorate at the Australian National University in 2015. She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and Arts-Psychology (Honours) from Macquarie University. Alicia is passionate about improving the lives of others through the application of evidence-based positive psychology and education. She has gained research and clinical experience across a range of educational, organisational, and health settings. Alicia has been responsible for facilitating stress-management programs with the NSW Police, assessing leadership, engagement, and performance across a range of organisations, and working with individuals and groups to improve mental health outcomes. Alicia’s research interests broadly encompass the role of positive psychological factors such as mindfulness, optimism, hope, self-compassion, and growth mindsets in enhancing the well-being and performance of individuals, schools, organisations, and communities.