Jovana Balanovic joined the Behavioural Sciences team in 2015. She recently graduated from Victoria University in Wellington with an MSc in cross-cultural psychology, which involved examining the way that psychological processes are shaped by cultural-level factors.

Jovana’s research interest arose from her own personal experience of migrating from Serbia to New Zealand with her family when she was a young girl.

In addition to her research interests, Jovana is also a cycling, yoga and meditation enthusiast.