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Rebecca Orr

Rebecca is a PhD student at the Food and Mood Centre. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Psychology and Nutrition, and a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).

Rebecca’s research interests include depression and anxiety prevention, health psychology and nutritional epidemiology. In particular, she is interested in the role of health behaviours in mental health. Her PhD focuses on the prevention of common mental disorders through modifiable health behaviours, including diet, exercise, sleep and smoking. In particular, she is examining the proportion of population depression and anxiety attributable to these behaviours.