Speaker | Researcher | Lecturer
Works as a Psychology and Counselling Lecturer. Currently undertaking a PhD. Holds a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts with double major in Art History and Music.
Study of Romantic Relationships!
I am conducting a study about romantic relationships! This time I am looking for people of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations and relationship status. Individuals not currently in a relationship are also invited to participate. Responses are confidential and I am not able to identify participants in any way. Here is the link along with more information about the study.
For many, love is failing as a lot of us are guilty of self-sabotage! Is this you or someone you know?
Watch my TEDx Talk to find out!
Abstract The issue a client brings through the door is often not the issue counsellors and psychologists end up working on. Relationship break-ups are at the core of why most people seek counselling. The same is possibly true in the context of higher education. Students and staff members who seek counselling for common mental health…Read More
Abstract The aim of this paper is to present an integrated review exploring the theme of self-sabotage in romantic relationships. Self-sabotage or self-handicapping is a cognitive strategy employed by individuals as self-protection; primarily aimed at preserving self-esteem and self-image. When faced with failure, the individual can justify the outcome as due to the handicap itself…Read More
Comparing the effect of stigma on the recognition of suicide risk in others between Australia and Brazil.
Abstract Few studies have considered how suicide is perceived and impacted by stigma across cultures. A sample of 478 participants from Australia and Brazil was used to investigate cross-cultural perceptions of suicide and the impact of stigma on the recognition of suicide risk in others. The Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide framed a mixed method within…Read More
"There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."
~Vincent van Gogh~
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.