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Are you sabotaging your relationships?

May 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

For some people, love is a series of catastrophes. But could self-sabotage play a role? If you believe you’re unlucky in love, and your relationships falter over and over, it might be time to look at your approach to romance. Written by Sarah Marinos. 8 September, 2018 Retrieved from The House of Wellness Many people successfully start a romantic relationship, […]

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Singles turn to digital love in time of isolation.

May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

It would seem the last thing anyone would be doing during COVID-19 isolation is setting up a dating profile, but according to new data, dating apps experienced a surge in users. Story by Samtui Selave 15 May, 2020. Retrieved from The Queensland Times In April the average number of messages sent daily across dating apps like OkCupid, PlentyOfFish, Tinder, Hinge […]

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The coronavirus lockdown could test your relationship. Here’s how to keep it intact (and even improve it).

April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Queensland relationships expert who has researched extensively into “why individuals get into a cycle of continually failing at relationships” believes she has identified a key reason.. By Raquel Peel 14 February, 2020. Retrieved from The Conversation With the raft of social distancing measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus, you may be spending more time with your partner than ever […]

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Valentine’s Day: Psychology researcher outlines possible reasons for relationship failures.

February 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Queensland relationships expert who has researched extensively into “why individuals get into a cycle of continually failing at relationships” believes she has identified a key reason.. By Warren Barnsley 14 February, 2020. Retrieved from 7 News Psychology researcher Raquel Peel, from the University of Southern Queensland, believes many of those unlucky in love are “self-sabotaging”. In her research, she discovered […]

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Relationship self-sabotage may be affecting your quest for love and happiness.

February 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
Relationship self-sabotage may be affecting your quest for love and happiness

ABC. (2020, February 14th). Relationship self-sabotage may be affecting your quest for love and happiness Retrieved from https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-14/valentines-day-relationship-self-sabotage-study-raquel-peel/11914010 ABC.net.au Article By Shelley Lloyd 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 while lamenting spending […]

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Dating apps only reinforce bad relationship habits.

January 23, 2020 | 2 Comments

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 apps like Tinder won’t have […]

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

December 4, 2019 | 2 Comments

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 of July, and I found […]

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Are You Sabotaging Your Relationship?

September 19, 2019 | 2 Comments

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 keeping relationships healthy, where challenges arise. […]

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

May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

May 19th, 2019. By Mai Farouq Retrieved from Just Wholehearted By examining our actions and attitude, we can start to break the cycle, says psychology researcher Raquel Peel.

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

May 16, 2019 | 31 Comments

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; browse through all the posts […]

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About Me

I am an international Speaker, Researcher, and Lecturer. I work as a Psychology and Counselling Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland. I hold 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. Currently, I am undertaking a PhD in Psychology.

I have conducted research in suicide, bullying, stigma, religiosity, rural medicine, and romantic relationships. My research on suicide was awarded best paper at an international conference. I also enjoy promoting scientific research to engage both academics and members of the general public. My work on bullying in the workplace has been published by the Conversation.com and generated great interest. Also, my most recent research on romantic relationships has received a lot of media attention including TV and radio interviews, newspaper articles, and a publication on TED, ABC News, Psychology Today. On October 2018, I gave a TEDx Talk on self-sabotage in romantic relationships.

My work as a lecturer 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.