Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Dr Vera Camões-Costa

Dr Vera Camões-Costa

Research Assistant
Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research Program


Dr Vera Camões-Costa is a Research Assistant at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, and a casual academic at ACU. She provides project support for the Dynamic Activity Spaces Pilot (DASP) study, which explores a new methodology for measuring environmental exposure that may promote physical activity in older age, and for the NHMRC funded PEARL program for new residents being admitted to permanent residential aged care.

Her main research interests are on behavioral change and cognitive interventions that promote healthy ageing and quality of life.

Vera completed her PhDin the area of Developmental Psychology at Bangor University, UK in 2012. Her research output include six peer-reviewed publications and multiple conference presentations, in the areas of child development, applied behavior analysis and exercise physiology. In addition, she has previously and is currently collaborating with an international multi-center and multi-disciplinary research team from Coventry University, UK and Monash University, investigating the impact of exercise stress on health parameters.

E Vera.Costa@acu.edu.au
T +61 3 9230 8274