Mary Breheny

Dr Mary Breheny is an associate professor of Health Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington. Her research examines how the experiences people have over their lives shape their health in older age.

Mar 12, 2021
closeup of hands of elderly person with blood pressure monitor

No, ‘self-control’ is not the key to ageing healthily

Trying to teach people to ‘do better’ with a set of social conditions that are unfair and health-damaging is not only useless, it’s harmful.

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Jun 1, 2020

The tailwind of privilege

No, there is nothing 'wrong' with being white. But it comes with unearned privilege which makes our progress through the world easier.

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