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Raquel Peel
Raquel Peel

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

Speaker | Researcher | Lecturer

I am a Speaker, Researcher, and Lecturer. I work as a Psychology and Counselling Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland. I am currently undertaking a PhD in Health and I also hold a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from James Cook University and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Art History and Music from Sydney University.

I have conducted research in suicide, bullying, stigma, religiosity, rural medicine, and romantic relationships. My honours research on suicide was awarded best student paper at an international conference in Singapore in 2017. Since then, my work on bullying in the workplace has been published by the Conversation.com and generated great interest.

I enjoy promoting scientific research to engage both academics and member of the general public. My most recent research on romantic relationships has received a lot of media attention including TV and radio interviews, newspaper articles, and a publication on ABC News. On October 2018, I gave a TEDx Talk on self-sabotage in romantic relationships.

I am also passionate about raising awareness of mental health in higher education and have developed the Mental Health Program for HDR Candidates for JCU.

Further, my work as a lecturer and tutor has been recognised with a prestigious Inclusive Practice Teaching Award.

Overall, I am passionate about people and the expression of life. I am originally from Brazil and have travelled and lived in many places around the world.

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Relationships Research

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Journal Articles

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

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 Love doctor.

Radio

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 Bullying in the Workplace and 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

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?

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.

Media Releases

James Cook University, Australia. (2018, June 22nd). Mental health: What’s love got to do with it?

James Cook University, Australia. (2018, January 9th). Tainted Love: Why people sabotage their relationships?

Suicide Research

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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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Journal Articles

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 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 and Romantic Relationships.

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.

 

Rural Medicine Research

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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.

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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.