Specialist consultants

Our consultants add specialist expertise to our project and will be involved in publications arising from their work with the research team.


Massiel Barros-Torning

Massiel has been learning AUSLAN since the 1990s when you had to travel far away to learn from an experienced teacher. Now you can find the deaf community online, and information is much more accessible. Spanish is her first language and English is her second language. She a specialist in communication, with a background in ICT having worked with children and adults. Massiel is busy finishing her thesis for her Masters of Education in ICT through UNE.

Control trials

Associate Professor Einar Thorsteinsson

Einar is an academic in the School of Psychology at UNE where he teaches health psychology and research methods and statistics. His research focuses on psychological wellbeing, adolescent coping, mental health, sleep, stress, social support, and internet use. International collaborations include the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) research network that covers more than 45 nations in Europe as well as Canada and Israel. His publications can be found here: http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=_uGZO0IAAAAJ

Einar Thorsteinsson

Associate Professor Navjot Bhullar

Navjot’s research focuses on community, environmental and applied psychology. She is particularly interested in using behavioural science-informed strategies (e.g., community-based social marketing campaigns, social norms) in a range of consumer choice contexts and risk communication. Her research also focuses on understanding a range of psychological and environmental influences on mental health and well-being.

Navjot Bhullar