Mieke joined CREMS in 2016 to work on the cultural adaptation of the Positive Choices portal and the Climate Schools program to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Currently completing her PhD, she is working with Aboriginal communities in developing, implementing and evaluating programs aiming to reduce alcohol related harms among Aboriginal people. Her PhD specifically focuses on the process and outcomes of community-researcher partnerships in Aboriginal Health Research.
Mieke completed her Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) and completed her Masters of Public Health at Wageningen University (The Netherlands). She has a passion for using research as a tool the improve health and social outcomes for the most disadvantaged groups in society.