Areas of Research Interest
My research in this area aims to assess how individuals’ differences contribute to self-sabotage in intimate relationships. Several studies are being conducted to investigate how self-defeating behaviours can be influenced by the following:
- Demographics characteristics (i.e., age, gender and sexual orientation);
- Relationship factors (i.e., status, duration, quality, and stress);
- Context (e.g., online dating);
- Adult attachment styles;
- Flirting styles;
- Sexual regret;
- Traumatic experiences;
- Capability to cope with traumatic events; and
- How people use Social Media for Relationship Advice
Research conducted in this area investigated cross-cultural perceptions of suicide and the impact of suicide stigma and religiosity on the recognition of suicide risk in others.
My research in this area 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.
My research in this area focused on identifying the challenges and opportunities associated with provision of high quality training for general practitioners working in Australian rural and remote regions and increase the potential for workforce recruitment, with recommendations for strengthening health care in underserved communities.