Staff profile: Dr. Melissa Weinberg

Biography

Dr Weinberg began working on the Australian Unity Wellbeing project as the Australian Unity PhD Scholarship Holder in 2008. Her PhD was entitled "Subjective Wellbeing in Australian Families of Holocaust Survivors" and specifically explored the phenomenon of intergenerational transmission of trauma within the context of the homeostatic theory of SWB. Melissa completed her PhD in January 2011 and has continued her involvement with the Australian Unity project as a Research Fellow. Her role includes managing and maintaining the dataset comprising all Australian Unity Wellbeing Surveys conducted since 2001, as well as publishing articles and reports based on these data.

Dr Weinberg's main areas of research interest include Subjective Wellbeing, Quality of Life, Trauma transmission, and Attachment.