Bria is a Human Geography Graduate from Durham University with an MSc in Global Mental Health and Society from The University of Edinburgh. She is keen to promote social equality, physical and mental health, and equitable sustainable development.
Through her studies, she has developed knowledge across a broad range of topics, including urban development, sustainability, and health policy. During her MSc, she further developed her specialism in mental health policies and programmes at a global scale, with a particular focus on the UK and Scottish context. Bria’s MSc thesis explored the inter-relationships between consumer culture and practices of identity formation, and the impact this had on the psychological health of the population in the UK. Through this project she developed an understanding of how macro-economic, political, and social structures can influence human behaviour and psychological processes.
Bria has utilised a range of research methods throughout her studies. She is particularly experienced with qualitative methods, such as interviewing, focus groups, and literature reviews.
Prior to her employment at Urban Foresight, she worked with the British Red Cross, assisting in the implementation of a project aiming to prevent falls through early intervention and the promotion of physical activity. Bria is also a qualified Personal Trainer and Weightlifting Coach. As a result, she has extensive knowledge of health and exercise promotion.