Dr Romany McGuffog
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Australian National University
Dr Romany McGuffog is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian National University. Their research interests centre around the intersection of social contexts with mental and physical health. In 2020, Romany completed their Doctor of Philosophy in social psychology at the University of Newcastle under the supervision of Prof Mark Rubin, Prof Stefania Paolini, and Dr Kylie McIntyre. Their PhD investigated sleep as a mediator of the relation between social class and health across four studies of higher education students. Whilst working at Everymind, a mental health and suicide prevention organisation, they worked on various projects including investigating the mental health and wellbeing of small business owners, and evaluating the effectiveness of postvention initiatives in NSW secondary schools. Romany also recently worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with A/Prof Michelle Kennedy on the Murru Minya project at the University of Newcastle. This project aimed to explore the conduct of research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Currently, they work with Prof Elizabeth Rieger exploring interpersonal factors and eating disorders.