Dr Megan Weier

Megan Weier is a Research Associate at the Centre for Social Impact at the University of New South Wales. Her role involves identifying and applying statistical analysis to measures of impact, and interpreting and applying these findings to broader cultural and social contexts. Megan is passionate about conducting research that is reflexive and rigorous, and employs mixed methods when exploring research questions.

Megan completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hon) and her PhD at the University of Queensland. Her Honours project and PhD thesis examined and took a critical approach to a psychological theory of development known as Emerging Adulthood. Her research considered the social and personal implications that are associated with what makes a ‘good’ young person with a focus on the impact of the Emerging Adulthood theories on a young person’s health and wellbeing. Megan also has experience in the field of drug and alcohol policy and public health, and has experience conducting mixed-methods research across a range of groups and stakeholders, including people who are dependent on drugs, families of dependent drug users, e-cigarette users, health clinicians, and policy makers. Megan is particularly interested in improving how information in shared between these groups in ways that acknowledge varying forms of experience and expertise.

m.weier@unsw.edu.au

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