Dr Emily Brennan

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Brennan is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer at the Cancer Council Victoria, and an Honorary Fellow in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She has worked in cancer prevention research since 2006, with a particular focus on studying the ways in which public communication interventions can be used to reduce unhealthy behaviours like tobacco use and harmful levels of alcohol consumption.

Emily’s research uses focus groups, population surveys, observational studies and experiments to evaluate and inform the development of more effective mass media campaigns, warning labels and other communication interventions. She is currently conducting the first Australian research to investigate the potential effectiveness of providing supportive smoking cessation messages inside the cigarette pack (pack inserts) for supporting Australian smokers to quit.