Dr Raquel Peel is an international Speaker, Researcher, and Lecturer. She works as a Psychology and Counselling Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland.
She has conducted research in suicide, bullying, stigma, religiosity, rural medicine, and romantic relationships. She also enjoys promoting scientific research to engage both academics and members of the general public. Her research 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 self-sabotage in romantic relationships.
Her work as an educator has been recognised with prestigious Teaching Awards. 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 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.
Lecturer , University of Southern Queensland
Lecturer, James Cook University
Research Officer, Generalist Medical Training
James Cook University, PhD
James Cook University, BPsych(Honours)
University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts (Art History) (Music)
TAFE NSW, Advanced Diploma Music Business
Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, Why do we sabotage love? A thematic analysis of lived experiences of relationship breakdown and maintenance.
BMC Medical Education, The impact of localised general practice training on Queensland’s rural and remote general practice workforce
BMC Health Services Research, Building general practice training capacity in rural and remote Australia with underserved primary care services: A qualitative investigation.
Journal of Relationship Research, Defining romantic self-sabotage: A thematic analysis of interviews with practicing psychologists.
International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, Mental health diagnoses and relationship breakdown: Which is the chicken and which the egg?
GSTF Journal of Psychology, Comparing the Effect of Stigma on the Recognition of Suicide Risk in Others between Australia and Brazil
Grants and Contracts
Research Training Program Competitive Pool Funding
James Cook University
Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship
Australian Government - Department of Education and Training