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Raquel Peel
Raquel Peel

PhD, BPsych(Hons), BA(ArtHist)(Mus)

Speaker | Researcher | Lecturer

Invitations to Speaking Events & Workshops

Raquel is an experienced public speaker with a passion for running workshops on the topics of communication, relationships and suicide prevention and intervention.

Official Bibliography

Raquel Peel is an internationally recognised TEDx speaker, an emerging researcher, and passionate lecturer. She works as a Psychology and Counselling Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland.

She holds a PhD, a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Art History and Music.

She has conducted research in relationships, suicide, bullying and medical education. She also enjoys promoting scientific research to engage both academics and members of the general public. Her work has received extensive media coverage including TV and radio interviews, newspaper articles and publications on The Conversation, TED, ABC News and Psychology Today. On October 2018, she gave a TEDx Talk on romantic self-sabotage.

Her work as an educator has been recognised with a prestigious Inclusive Practice Teaching Award. She is 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 James Cook University.

Overall, she is passionate about people and the expression of life. She is originally from Brazil and I has travelled and lived in many places around the world. She currently lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband Matthew, their two cats Tigre and Patera, their Miniature Pinscher, Lobinha, and their Doberman, Urso.

List of Works

Relationships Research

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Journal Articles

Peel, R. & Caltabiano, N. (2020). Why do we sabotage love? A thematic analysis of lived experiences of relationship breakdown and maintenance. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy. doi: 10.1080/15332691.2020.1795039

Peel, R., Caltabiano, N., Buckby, B., & McBain, K. A. (2019). Defining romantic self-sabotage: A thematic analysis of interviews with practicing psychologists. Journal of Relationship Research, 10 (e16), 1-9. doi: 10.1017/jrr.2019.7

Peel, R., Caltabiano, N., Buckby, B., & McBain, K. A. (2018). Mental health diagnoses and relationship breakdown: Which is the chicken and which the egg? International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 4 (3), 98-116.

Conference Abstracts

Peel, R., McBain, K. A., Caltabiano, N., & Buckby, B. (2018). What do psychologists have to say about self-sabotage in romantic relationships? Presented at the 17th Australian Psychological Society Psychology of Relationships Interest Group (APS-PORIG) National Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Peel, R., Buckby, B, McBain, K. A., & Caltabiano, N. (2018). It is not what it seems. Heart break leads to mental health difficulties in higher education. Presented at the Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference (AMHHEC). Townsville, Australia.

Peel, R., McBain, K. A., Caltabiano, N., & Buckby, B. (2017). How is self-sabotage presented in romantic relationships? Presented at the 16th Australian Psychological Society Psychology of Relationships Interest Group (APS-PORIG) National Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Conference Poster

Peel, R., McBain, K. A., Caltabiano, N., & Buckby, B. (2019, March). The romantic self-saboteur: How do people sabotage love? Presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science. Paris, France.

Invited Talks

The Townsville Hospital and Health Services. What do psychologists and clients have to say about self-sabotage in romantic relationships? (2019)

TEDx. Why do we sabotage love? (TEDxJCUCairns, 2018).

Television

ABC Weekend Breakfast, Australia. (2020, April 18th). Interview with Raquel Peel. Singles Find Creative Ways to Date during the Pandemic.

ABC Evening News, Australia. (2020, April 1st). Interview with Raquel Peel.

ABC News, Australia. (2020, February 14th). Valentine's day: Self-sabotage a major issue for romantic relationships.

Win News, Townsville, Australia. (2018, June 23rd).  Interview with Raquel Peel. Love survey: The JCU Love Doctor is back at it again, this time she wants to know how love, or rather lack thereof, can affect your mental health.

Seven News, Townsville, Australia. (2018, February 14th). Interview with Raquel Peel. Love was in the air across the region for Valentine's Day.

Win News, Townsville, Australia. (2018, January 10th). Interview with Raquel Peel. Love lost. What happens when you self-sabotage love?

Nine News, Townsville, Australia. (2018, January 10th). Interview with Raquel Peel. The Townsville Love Doctor.

Radio

ABC Radio, Capricornia, Australia. (2020, October 6th). Interview with Raquel Peel. How to Get Past Previous Relationship Trauma. 

Channel News Asia, Singapore. (2020, September 25th). Interview with Raquel Peel. Returning to the Workplace after Lockdown.

ABC News Radio, Australia. (2020, September 18th). The difficulties of returning to the office post lockdown.

ABC Radio, Far North Queensland, Australia. (2020, July 2nd). Interview with Raquel Peel. Relationships during the lockdown.

2NM Breakfast Radio, Hunter Valley, Australia. (2020, May 8th). Interview with Raquel Peel. Surviving a Lockdown. 

ABC Radio, Brisbane, Australia. (2020, February 14th). Valentine's day: Interview with Raquel Peel.

Star FM, Cairns, Australia. (2018, October 20th). Interview with Raquel Peel. TEDx JCUCairns 2018.

ABC Radio, Far North Queensland, Australia. (2018, October 16th). Interview with Raquel Peel. TEDx JCUCairns 2018.

ABC Radio, North Queensland and Far North Queensland, Australia. (2018, September 7th and 13th). Interview with Raquel Peel. Research into romantic relationships.

ABC Radio, North Queensland, Australia. (2018, June 26th). Interview with Raquel Peel. What’s love got to do with it? Effect of relationship breakups on mental health.

New Zealand Radio, Auckland, New Zealand. (2018, March 21st). Interview with Raquel Peel. Why do people sabotage good relationships?

ABC Radio, Perth, Australia. (2018, February 21st). Interview with Raquel Peel. Why some people cannot maintain relationships?

ABC Radio, Far North Queensland, Australia. (2018, February 14th). Interview with Raquel Peel. Research into romantic relationships.

Online Articles

The Conversation

Peel, R. (2020, September 11st). Are you dreading going back to the workplace?

Peel, R. (2020, March 31st). The coronavirus lockdown could test your relationship. Here’s how to keep it intact (and even improve it).

Other Online Articles

The Beat. (2020, October  5th). Separation anxiety: Are we anxious about leaving home once lockdown is over?

The Chronicle. (2020, June 9th). Rebuilding relationships impacted by pandemic.

The Queensland Times. (2020, May 15th). Singles turn to digital love in time of isolation.

7 News Online. (2020, February 14th). Valentine's day: Psychology researcher outlines possible reasons for relationship failures.

ABC News. (2020, February 14th). Relationship self-sabotage may be affecting your quest for love and happiness.

The Queensland Times. (2020, January 23rd). Dating apps only reinforce bad relationship habits.

Women’s Health Interactive. (2019, December 4th). 9 ways we self-sabotage our relationships and how to stop.

Psychology Today. (2019, September 19th). Are you sabotaging your relationship?

Just Wholehearted. (2019, May 19th). Why we sabotage romantic relationships – and what we can do about it.

TED. (2019, May 16th). Why we sabotage romantic relationships and what we can do about it.

The House of Wellness. (2018, September 8th). Are you sabotaging your relationships?

The House of Wellness. (2018, September 8th). Are you sabotaging your relationships?

SIM Psychology Society News Site Mind. (2018, June 24th). Psychology behind Self-Sabotage in Romantic Relationships.

ABC News. (2018, February 17th). Relationship sabotage is a rarely studied phenomenon, but now researchers look for answers.

Print

Townsville Bulletin. (2018, June 23rd). Love and mind focus in study. p. 5.

Cairns Post. (2018, January 9th). Sabotaged love studied. p. 4.

Suicide Research

See Suicide Research for More details, links and downloads

Journal Articles

Peel, R., Buckby, B., & McBain, K. A. (2017). Comparing the effect of stigma on the recognition of suicide risk in others between Australia and Brazil. GSTF Journal of Psychology (JPsych) (2), 1-10. doi: 10.5176/2345-7872 3.2 43

Conference Papers

Peel, R., Buckby, B., & McBain, K. A. (2017). Is awareness of suicide risk and intent culturally informed? A comparison between Australia and Brazil. In C. Speelman (Ed.) 6th Annual International Conference on Cognitive Behavioral Psychology (101-110). Singapore: GSTF.

Online Articles

PsychReg

Peel, R. (2017, May 4th). Reasons why we should be talking about suicide.

Bullying Research

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Conference Posters

Peel, R., Buckby, B., & McBain, K. A. (2017). Who gets Bullied at Work? The role of Emotion Stability, Psychological Flexibility and Coping in Workplace Bullying. Poster presented at the Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference. Townsville, Australia.

Television

Win News, Townsville, Australia. (2018, March 8th). Interview with Raquel Peel. Bully Billy: Workplace bullying is costing the Australian economy tens of billions of dollars every year.

Radio

ABC Radio, North Queensland and Far North Queensland, Australia. (2018, September 7th and 13th). Interview with Raquel Peel. Research into bullying in the workplace.

ABC Radio, Brisbane, Australia. (2018, August 9th). Focus: Bullying in the workplace.

Online Articles

The Conversation

Peel, R., & Bucky, B. (2018, March 5th). What makes someone more likely to be bullied at work and how companies can help them.

 

Medical Education Research

See Rural Medicine Research for More details, links and downloads

Journal Articles

Peel, R., Young, L., Reeve, C., Kanakis, K., Malau-Aduli, B., Sen Gupta, T., & Hays, R. (2020). The impact of localised general practice training on Queensland’s rural and remote general practice workforce. BMC Medical Education,20 (119). doi: 10.1186/s12909-020-02025-4

Young, L., Peel, R., O’Sullivan, B., & Reeve, C. (2019). Building general practice training capacity in rural and remote Australia with underserved primary care services: A qualitative investigation. BMC Health Services Research,19 (1), 338-348. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4078-1

Conference Abstracts

Peel, R., Reeve, C., & Young, L. (2018). Community engaged GP training. Does it make a difference? Presented at the Rural Medicine Australia Conference. Darwin, Australia.

Young, L., Peel, R., Reeve, C., Malau-Aduli, B., O’Sullivan, B., & Hays, R. (2018). Insight into Rural and Remote GP Training and Supervision in Queensland. Presented at the Global Community Engaged Medical Education Muster Conference. Mount Gambier, Australia.

Other Contributions

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Consultancy Reports

Peel, R. (2017). Mental health program for HDR students.

Invited Talks

James Cook University. Arts and Psychology: The relationship between creativity and psychopathology. (24/09/2019)

 

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