Raquel Peel

Raquel Peel

Speaker | Researcher | Lecturer

Works as a Psychology and Counselling Lecturer. Currently undertaking a PhD. 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!

Dating apps only reinforce bad relationship habits.

January 23, 2020

Written by LACHLAN MCIVOR 23 January, 2020. Retrieved from THE QUEENSLAND TIMES   WHETHER you meet through friends, at a bar or on a dating app, it makes no difference to how a relationship will pan out, according to an Ipswich romance expert. Love doctor Raquel Peel said people genuinely looking for love through dating…

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9 Ways We Self-Sabotage Our Relationships And How To Stop.

December 4, 2019

By Women’s Health Interactive 4 December, 2019. Retrieved from WOMEN’S HEALTH INTERACTIVE Written By: WHI Featured Writer Medically Reviewed By: Christie Hartman, PhD, Psychology   Lead researcher Raquel Peel shares exclusive insights from her study on the 9 ways we self-sabotage our romantic relationships and how we can stop this behavior. It was the Fourth…

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Are You Sabotaging Your Relationship?

September 19, 2019

A new study suggests nine ways people put their romantic relationships at risk. By Amy Green 19 September, 2019. Retrieved from PSYCHOLOGY TODAY   It’s no surprise that difficulties with romantic relationships are a common reason people seek therapy. Because let’s face it, relationships are tough. For some people, finding and getting into relationships is pretty easy; it’s staying in relationships or…

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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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"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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Medical Education 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 workforce recruitment. Recommendations towards strengthening health care in underserved communities are considered.

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