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!

Mental health diagnoses and relationship breakdown: Which is the chicken and which the egg?

November 26, 2018

Abstract Clients in therapy are typically diagnosed with mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression. However, recent statistics show that romantic relationship difficulties are one of the most common reasons for people to seek counselling in the first place. A series of 15 semi-structured interviews with psychologists around Australia revealed that romantic relationship difficulties…

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What do psychologists have to say about self-sabotage in romantic relationships?

November 19, 2018

Abstract The term self-sabotage is not well explained in current relationship literature. Self-sabotage is thus far explained mainly as a physical barrier (i.e., derived from the effects of alcohol consumption or high level of stress; Jones & Berglas, 1978; Rhodewalt, 2008) which does not fully encompass intrinsic behaviours. In romantic relationships, the term self-sabotage is…

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Community engaged GP training. Does it make a difference?

November 19, 2018

Abstract Much effort and funding is spent on GP training in Australia but there is little data on how GP training in rural and remote areas impacts communities. Since 2001, the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program has required at least 50% of general practice training to occur in rural areas despite lack of information…

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Insight into rural and remote GP training and supervision in Queensland

November 19, 2018

Abstract Many rural and remote communities are struggling to attract and retain GPs while experiencing poorer population health outcomes and burden of disease. Therefore, the provision of a reliable rural GP workforce is vital. Registered Training Organisations provide high quality training experiences for GP registrars. A collaborative project between JCU and Monash University aimed to…

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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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