About

Picture of Erica wearing a black dress with a white owl brooch against a green leafy background.

I am a public health researcher and educator at the Institute for Sustainable Futures and a Visiting Fellow at the School of Public Health, University of Technology Sydney.

I have two areas of research interest. The first is in environmental psychology, which includes the intersection between urban environments and human and planetary health, and psychosocial impacts from environmental change. My second area of research is health psychology including health care behaviours and decision-making, and communication in health care, with a special interest in complementary and integrative medicine. My program of research draws on psychological theory and complex systems thinking to explore the intersection of these topic areas to promote health and wellbeing.

I live in the world heritage listed Blue Mountains (Australia) with my partner Martin and dog Winnie. I am a music lover who collects vinyl and has a passion for live music. I also love vintage style and design (especially 1920s to 1960s), sewing, reading, and spending time in nature.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), Charles Sturt University
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours), Charles Sturt University
  • Bachelor of Health Science, University of New England
  • Diploma of Botanical Medicine, Australasian College of Natural Therapies
  • Certificate in Graphic Design, Randwick TAFE

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)
  • Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association (ANZMHA)
  • Planetary Health Alliance (PHA)
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) (Fellow)