Patafio, Brittany

Deakin University


Brittany Patafio is a PhD candidate in the School of Psychology at Deakin University. She is an active member in the Deakin University Centre for Drug use, Addictive and Anti-social behaviour Research (CEDAAR), and her research interests focus on mental health literacy and help-seeking in youth, community safety, and violence typologies. Her work in local sporting clubs has supported community resilience and wellbeing through evaluating and refining a mental health literacy and help-seeking intervention run in youth football and netball teams. She was also involved in formally evaluating the National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Strategic Action Plan, and making recommendations to assist in reducing the health harms associated with FASD in Australia.