Raquel Peel

Raquel Peel

Speaker | Researcher | Lecturer

Works as a Psychology and Counselling Lecturer. Currently undertaking a PhD in Health. Holds a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts with double major in Art History and Music.

Study of Romantic Relationships!

I am conducting a study about romantic relationships! This time I am looking for people of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations, and relationship status. Individuals not currently in a relationship are also invited to participate. Responses are confidential and I am not able to identify participants in any way. Here is the link along with more information about the study.

For many, love is failing as a lot of us are guilty of self-sabotage! Is this you or someone you know?
Watch my TED​x Talk to find out!

Defining romantic self-sabotage: A thematic analysis of interviews with practicing psychologists.

August 5, 2019

Abstract The term ‘self-sabotage’ is not well defined in the current literature. Self-sabotage is generally explained as a synonym of self-handicapping, which does not fully encompass intrinsic behaviours found in romantic relationships. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to explore the theme of self-sabotage as viewed by practising psychologists. A series of 15…

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Building general practice training capacity in rural and remote Australia with underserved primary care services: A qualitative investigation.

July 8, 2019

Abstract Background Australians living in rural and remote areas have access to considerably fewer doctors compared with populations in major cities. Despite plentiful, descriptive data about what attracts and retains doctors to rural practice, more evidence is needed which informs actions to address these issues, particularly in remote areas. This study aimed to explore the…

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Why we sabotage romantic relationships — and what we can do about it.

May 16, 2019

By Daniella Balarezo 16 May, 2019. Retrieved from TED.COM By examining our actions and attitude, we can start to break the cycle, says psychology researcher Raquel Peel. This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from someone in the TED community;…

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The Romantic Self-Saboteur: How do people sabotage love?

April 27, 2019

Abstract There is a distinct lack of knowledge to explain why some people, having successfully initiated a relationship, embark upon a path to certain dissolution of that engagement. Research looking at self-sabotage provides some answers. However, no measure exists to test self-sabotage in romantic relationships. This study investigated key self-sabotaging behaviours implemented in romantic relationships…

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"There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."
~Vincent van Gogh~

Research

Relationship Research

This current research project aims to assess how individuals’ adult attachment styles influence the relationship between stressors, goals, and implemented defence strategies in the context of romantic relationships.

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Suicide Research

Research conducted investigated cross-cultural perceptions of suicide and the impact of suicide stigma and religiosity on the recognition of suicide risk in others.

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Bullying Research

Research conducted investigated the individual characteristics of adults who are bullied in the workplace. The cost to individuals and organisations was considered within the increase trend of work presenteeism.

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Rural Medicine Research

This current research project aims to identify the challenges and opportunities associated with provision of high quality training for general practitioners working in rural and remote areas and increase the potential for rural workforce recruitment. Recommendations towards strengthening health care in underserved communities are considered.

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