Leona is currently working on a range of first responder mental health research.
Leona has a Masters in Industrial/Organisational Psychology and a background in management consulting specialising in workplace performance.
Leona joined the Workplace Mental Health Research Program in 2012 and is currently involved in a range of workplace mental health research projects involving first responders. These include a review on the effectiveness of post-incident trauma interventions, evaluating the benefits of psychoeducation, as well as examining the impact of trauma exposure on the mental health of volunteer fire-fighters.
In addition to Leona's work with first responder organisations, she is also helping to develop an online evidence-based tool for workplaces to assess their performance in creating a mentally healthy workplace.
Leona is a 500RYT experienced yoga teacher, and trained alongside first responders in the U.S. to become a certified Yoga For First Responders instructor.