MEDIA INTERVIEWS

ABC Nightlife: What Drives Our Sexual Attraction?

July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

What is the spark that drives our sexual attraction to others? ABC Nightlife with Philip Clark & Indira Naidoo 25 July, 2021 Is it body shape, facial features, or does it go a bit more skin deep? Indira Naidoo spoke with Dr Raquel Peel about how we choose our significant others. Is it biology or social conditioning? It may be […]

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TED Podcast (How to be a Better Human) – How to stop sabotaging your romantic relationships

July 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Are you Sabotaging your Romantic Relationships? Podcast with Chris Duffy 20 July, 2021 In a conversation with Chris Duffy, Dr Raquel Peel uncovers sharp insights and give clear takeaways on how YOU can be a better human and stop sabotaging your romantic relationships. Here is the intro from How to Be a Better Human Podcast: Does it ever feel like […]

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The romantic self-saboteur | ABC News

May 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

What happens when you’re very young can have a life-long effect on your relationships, as Raquel Peel knows all too well. Podcast on ABC National Radio | Ockham’s Razor with Tegan Taylor 25 April, 2021. In this podcast, on Ockham’s Razor with Tegan Taylor. Raquel talks about the cycle of romantic self-sabotage and how childhood beliefs can carry over into […]

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How to be intimate during the coronavirus pandemic? | COVID-19 Special

March 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every third married couple in Germany gets divorced. They were double the normal rate in Wuhan in the first lockdown. In the US they’ve surged by a third. Separation can be prevented by asking professionals for advice. You’ve gotta be open to it though. DW is talking about that with a psychology researcher. Interview on DW News 12 March, 2021. In […]

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Dr. Raquel Peel – Valentine’s Day Love Guru

February 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Interview with Joel Reinke 4HI & 4LM 12 February, 2021. JR spoke with Dr Raquel Peel about self-sabotage for singles and couples and the importance of Valentine’s Day. JR 4HI & 4LM · Dr. Raquel Peel -Valentine’s Day Love Guru LISTEN OVER AT SOUNDCLOUD

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Why do we sabotage love? | Tedx-Shorts

February 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

TEDx SHORTS Start each day with short, eye-opening ideas from some of the world’s greatest TEDx speakers. Hosted by Atossa Leoni, TEDx SHORTS will give you the chance to immerse yourself in surprising knowledge, fresh perspectives, and moving stories from some of our most compelling talks. Less than 10 minutes a day, every day. Subscribe here – https://www.ted.com/podcasts/tedxshorts Why do […]

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How to be intimate during the coronavirus pandemic? | COVID-19 Special

January 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sex is one of the most basic human needs. But when coronavirus has made something as simple as a kiss or a hug taboo – it’s become tricky. So how we can get the physical intimacy we need? Interview on DW News 15 December, 2021. In this interview Ben Fajzullin talks to Stephanie Trachtenberg, Satisfyer Americas Marketing Director,  DW New’s […]

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The importance of opening our hearts and reconnecting.

November 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

This holiday season University of Southern Queensland’s Dr Raquel Peel reminds us of the importance of opening our hearts and reconnecting Story found on USQ Twitter 10 November, 2020. Because it’s National Psychology Week, it’s important to bring awareness to the fact that coming up to the holiday season, it’s a time where there can be an increase in rates […]

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Connecting Toowoomba Singles face to face.

October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

A new event is promising to connect Toowoomba singles face to face after months of mostly online dating, because of the pandemic. Story found on WIN News Toowoomba Facebook 29 October, 2020. A new event is promising to connect Toowoomba singles face to face after months of mostly online dating, because of the pandemic. Check it out here! https://themeetroom.com.au/ In […]

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Interview with Raquel Peel. ABC News Radio with Mandy Presland.

September 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

The difficulties of returning to the office post lockdown. ABC NEWS Radio with Mandy Presland Fri 18 Sep 2020 Retrieved from ABC News Radio Victorians have this week been able to enjoy a little more freedom, with the reduction of lockdown restrictions in regional areas of the state gradually being reduced. But returning to the office after spending a period […]

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Interview with Raquel Peel. ABC Drive Radio with Adam Stephen.

July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

ABC Drive Radio with Adam Stephen 1 July 2020 Retrieved from abc.net.au ABC Drive with Adam Stephen. Tune in to the sound of North Queensland. The day’s news, the best music and lively conversations. Excerpt from the program broadcasted on 1 July 2020. Interview with Raquel Peel started at 20.30. Listen to full Episode at ABC.net.au The Conversation article referenced […]

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Interview with Raquel Peel. Relationships in Lockdown.

May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

University of Southern Queensland – Australia 3 April, 2020. Retrieved from Univeristy of Southern Queensland Facebook Page To keep the spark alive … you don’t have to burn the house down  As University of Southern Queensland – Australia‘s Raquel Peel explains …

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Interview with Raquel Peel. Surviving a Lockdown.

May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you’re both working from home, and with nowhere to go out to in the evenings, there’s a chance you might start to get on each other’s nerves. Interview: Breakfast with Andrew “Bear” 8 May, 2020. Retrieved from 2NM Breakfast Radio Perhaps it’s happening already? Joining me talk about how we avoid relationship problems while locked away together is lecturer from […]

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Interview with Raquel Peel. Singles Find Creative Ways to Date during the Pandemic.

April 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

ABC 24 — Weekend Breakfast Retrieved from ABC 24 – Weekend Breakfast DescriptionJohanna Nicholson and Fauziah Ibrahim bring you the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic, speak to medical professionals and public health experts and look at the far-reaching impact on people, the economy and how we live. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW Love in the time of coronavirus is a challenge, […]

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Do you sabotage relationships that have potential? With Dr Margaret Rutherford

April 9, 2020 | 1 Comment

Do you sabotage relationships that have potential? Are you risk averse? Do you commit too quickly or are you passively going along with the relationship continuing? Podcast with Dr Margaret Rutherford 9 April, 2020 Today we’re talking about several ways you can sabotage a relationship’s potential or you can end in a relationship that’s simply not healthy. As this podcast […]

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Interview ABC Live TV Valentine’s Day.

February 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
ABC Live TV Interview Valentine’s Day

Relationship self-sabotage may be affecting your quest for love and happiness Interview on ABC National Radio | By Shelley Lloyd 14 Feb, 2020. Taken from the interview For some, Valentine’s Day is the day to smugly celebrate your couple status with overpriced flowers and saccharine sweet cards. For others, it is the day to ridicule the commercialisation of a Christian festival […]

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Interview ABC Radio Valentine’s Day.

February 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
Valentine’s Day ABC Radio Interview

Afternoons with Katherine Feeney ABC Radio Interview – Afternoons with Katherine Feeney talking with Raquel Peel on the topic of Valentine’s Day Love, Relationships and Sabotage. Download interview here

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Interview with Raquel Peel. TEDxJCUCairns2018.

October 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

Star FM, Cairns, Australia.

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Interview with Raquel Peel. TEDxJCUCairns2018.

October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

ABC Radio, Far North Queensland, Australia.

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Interview with Raquel Peel. Research into Bullying in the Workplace and Romantic Relationships.

September 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

ABC Radio, North Queensland and Far North Queensland, Australia.

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Interview with Raquel Peel. Focus: Bullying in the Workplace.

August 19, 2018 | 1 Comment

  ABC Radio, Brisbane, Australia.   Here is the link to the ABC Brisbane page for the full Focus segment on Bullying in the Workplace: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/focus/focus-on-workplace-bullying/10068366

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Interview with Raquel Peel. What’s love got to do with it? Effect of Relationship Breakups on Mental Health.

June 26, 2018 | 1 Comment

ABC Radio, North Queensland, Australia.

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Interview with Raquel Peel. Love Survey: The JCU love doctor is back at it again, this time she wants to know how love, or rather lack thereof, can affect your mental health.

June 23, 2018 | 2 Comments

Win News, Townsville, Australia.

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Love and Mind Focus in Study.

June 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

23 June, 2018. Townsville Bulletin, p. 5.

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Interview with Raquel Peel. Why do People Sabotage Good Relationships?

March 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

New Zealand Radio, Auckland, New Zealand.   Retrieved from Radio New Zealand Good relationships take work and some take more than others. But when a relationship isn’t going well, some of us have the instinct to run. Raquel Peel is studying people who sabotage their own relationships. Raquel Peel, a psychology researcher and guest lecturer at James Cook University in […]

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Interview with Raquel Peel – Bully Billy: Workplace bullying is costing the Australian economy tens of billions of dollars every year.

March 8, 2018 | 37 Comments

Win News, Townsville, Australia.

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Interview with Raquel Peel. Why some people cannot maintain relationships?

February 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

ABC Radio, Perth, Australia.

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Interview with Raquel Peel. Love was in the air across the region for Valentine’s Day.

February 14, 2018 | 19 Comments

Seven News, Townsville, Australia.

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Interview with Raquel Peel. Research into Romantic Relationships.

February 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

ABC Radio, Far North Queensland, Australia. .

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Interview with Raquel Peel. Love Lost. What happens when you self-sabotage love?

January 10, 2018 | 6 Comments

Win News, Townsville, Australia.

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Interview with Raquel Peel. The Townsville Love Doctor.

January 10, 2018 | 39 Comments

Nine News, Townsville, Australia.

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Sabotaged Love Studied.

January 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

9 January, 2018. Cairns Post, p. 4.

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About Me

I am an internationally recognised TEDx speaker, an emerging researcher, and passionate lecturer.

I work as a Psychology and Counselling Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland.

I hold a PhD and a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from James Cook University (JCU) and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Art History and Music from Sydney University.

I am interested in research on relationships, suicide, bullying, stigma, medical education and research methodology.

A highlight of my research includes giving a TEDx Talk on romantic self-sabotage. This talk has been well received globally and was featured in the TED series titled “How to Be a Better Human”.

I enjoy promoting scientific research to engage both academics and members of the general public, and I believe in creating awareness, promoting individual responsibility, and challenging people to act towards changing their reality. Overall, my work has received extensive media coverage including TV and radio interviews, newspaper articles and publications on The Conversation, ABC News and Psychology Today.

My work as an educator has been recognised with a prestigious Inclusive Practice Teaching Award. I am also passionate about raising awareness of mental health in higher education and have developed the Mental Health Program for Higher Degree by Research Candidates for JCU.

Overall, I am passionate about people and the expression of life. I am originally from Brazil and I have travelled and lived in many places around the world. I currently live in Brisbane, Australia, with my husband Matthew, our two cats Tigre and Patera, our Miniature Pinscher, Lobinha, and our Doberman, Urso.

The Raquel Peel Editorial Team

The Raquel Peel Editorial Team is composed of writers who contribute to this site’s overall message. It is our mission to help and inspire individuals to pursue and maintain healthy and loving relationships.