Meet our Team

Dr. Lena Stephens

Managing Consultant

Dr. Lena Stephens holds a Ph.D. in Behavioural Epidemiology (Nutrition) from Deakin University. Throughout her studies and career in public health research, she gained extensive expertise in analytical, verbal, and written communication, and project and research staff management skills across qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The research projects on which she has worked have explored a wide range of exposures (primarily nutrition and physical activity, but also loneliness/social isolation, etc.) and health outcomes. Lena is practiced in synthesizing and disseminating research findings from health-based research investigating connections between nutrition and physical activity with a range of health outcomes and their associated behaviors among children, adolescents, and adults. She also has experience in survey/interview development, liaising with program delivery organizations, participant recruitment, conducting interviews to collect qualitative and quantitative data, data analysis and synthesis, and reporting findings in written and verbal formats. Lena’s roles in qualitative studies have provided her with extensive expertise in interviewing adolescents and adults across a diverse range of sociodemographic backgrounds. In her spare time, Lena enjoys a variety of arts and crafts and baking.


  • Qualitative research methods
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Project coordination