Dr Olivia Evans

PhD (Social Psychology)
Indigenous Postdoctoral Research Fellow | Research School of Psychology
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Social And Community Psychology 170113
  • Mental Health 111714

Research interests

Social Class; Socio-Economic Status; Inequality; Social Integration; Social Support; Social Connectedness; Mental Health; Well-being; Social Media; Identity; Equity in Higher Education


Olivia Evans is a Gomeroi woman who was born and raised in Newcastle, NSW on Awabakal land. She was awarded a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Newcastle in 2019 and is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the Australian National University within the Research School of Psychology. Olivia’s research primarily focuses on the impacts of inequality and status on social connectedness and mental health. Her PhD research investigated the relationships between social class, social support and integration, and mental health and well-being in the general population and in a higher education context. Her current projects include an ARC funded investigation of online strategies for increasing the social inclusion of working class university students.

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