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Dr Vera Newman

Research Advisor

Vera is a Research Advisor working within the research team in our Sydney office, focusing on health, gender and diversity, and employment. Vera joined the Behavioural Insights Team after completing a PhD in psychology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Her research focused on the use of emotion regulation strategies to protect cognitive performance in the face of stress. Throughout her PhD, she gained experience teaching statistics to psychology students and worked across diverse research projects in the areas of cognitive and affective psychology. Prior to joining the team Vera worked in public policy, partnering with local councils and not-for-profit clients in citizen engagement and program evaluation.