Retrieved from The Courier Mail The fascinating life of Raquel Peel. Born prematurely and abandoned at birth in Brazil, she is now an inspirational TED speaker, psychologist and relationships researcher. Also found on The Cairns Post Raquel Peel is a psychology lecturer at USQ. Abandoned as a premature baby on hospital steps in Brazil and adopted […]
Dr Raquel Peel is an internationally recognised relationships expert and an award-winning educator and researcher. Her TEDx talk on relationship sabotage was featured as one of the most popular talks in the TED series ‘How to Be a Better Human’ and TEDxShorts. Raquel has also spoken at high-profile events such as the World of Science Festival and is a prolific contributor for The Conversation. She is regularly interviewed by the media to provide expert commentary on relationship matters at national and international outlets such as The Project, ABC, Forbes, The Guardian, Psychology Today, Channel News Asia, and the Deutsche Welle German Broadcaster. Her current research program encompasses studies on interpersonal relationships, mental health, suicide, and education. In her most recent academic positions, she served as a Senior Lecturer, teaching a diverse range of psychology, counselling, and health subjects across all undergraduate year levels, and Honours Program Director, coordinating the 4th year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Honours), and the Master of Science (Research)(Psychology Research) programs. Her work as an educator has been recognised with prestigious institutional awards, including the Excellence Award for Early Career Educator granted by the University of Southern Queensland and the Inclusive Practice Teaching Award granted by James Cook University. Additionally, she is a fellow of Higher Education Academy. Originally from Brazil, Raquel has been in Australia for almost two decades where she lives with her husband, son, daughter, and fur kids.
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