Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am a registered psychologist and current PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide, supervised by Dr Melissa Oxlad and Professor Deborah Turnball. My interests involve multiple areas of health psychology but in particular issues related to disordered-eating.
Following on from the research conducted during my Master of Psychology (Health), examining the deliberate restriction and omission of insulin for weight and shape control in Type 1 Diabetics ("Diabulimia"), my current research is focussed on understanding the misuse of insulin among males in the pursuit of weight and shape control.
It was through exploration of the literature that I developed a passion for research in disordered eating behaviours, eating disorders and biopsychosocial factors involved in the experience of chronic illness (i.e. diabetes mellitus). I also discovered significant gaps in the literature pertaining to the misuse of insulin for weight and shape control broadly. My HDR project, therefore, aims to further contribute to the body of research by specifically examining how non-diabetic males deliberately misuse insulin for weight gain and increased muscle mass and how Type 1 diabetic males deliberately misuse insulin via restricting and/or omitting doses for weight loss.
Date Institution name Country Title 2013 - 2016 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Date Title Institution Country 2021 PhD in Psychology The University of Adelaide Australia 2019 - 2021 Master of Psychology (Health) The University of Adelaide Australia
Date Title Institution name Country 2021 Registered Psychologist Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Australia
- Research Training Program Stipend - 2021-2023
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