Zorana studied Psychology at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and then pursued a PhD in Psychology at the University of Warwick, funded by an International Chancellor’s Scholarship. Prior to commencing her PhD, she spent a year working as an assistant psychologist, specialising in developmental disorders in childhood.
Zorana’s expertise is in cognitive psychology. Her previous work investigated the human ability to control inhibition in visual attention, and examined its developmental trajectory in childhood. Zorana’s current work focuses on understanding how cognitive mechanisms relate to behavioural and health outcomes in different environmental contexts and in response to interventions. The aim of her research is to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of behavioural change, in order to bring robust evidence for policy-making decisions.
Zupan, Z., Pechey, R., Couturier, D. L., Hollands, G. J., & Marteau, T. M. (2017). Micro-drinking behaviours and consumption of wine in different wine glass sizes: a laboratory study. BMC Psychology, 5, 17.
Zupan, Z., Watson, D.G., Blagrove, E. (2015). Inhibition in time-based visual selection: Strategic or by default? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41, 1442-1461. doi: 10.1037/a0039499
Ruggeri ,K., Zališ, L., Hilton, I., Ly, T.L., Zupan, Z., & Hinrichs, S. Evidence on global medical travel. (2015). Bulletin of the World Health Organisation, 93(11).