Raquel Peel
Raquel Peel

Speaker | Researcher | Lecturer

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!

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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Why do we sabotage love? | TEDxJCUCairns2018

January 2, 2019
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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’ differences contribute to self-sabotage in intimate relationships. Several studies are being conducted to investigate how characteristics such as demographics (i.e., age, gender and sexual orientation), relationship factors (i.e., status, duration, quality and stress), adult attachment styles, flirting styles, traumatic experiences and capability to cope with traumatic events can influence self-defeating behaviours. Additionally, studies are being conducted to develop a typology to describe romantic self-sabotours.

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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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