Ria Aiyar

Ria Aiyar

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

My research interests include a focus on health and wellbeing in the perinatal and early childhood period for caregivers, children, and families, as well as reproductive health research. My work also includes a focus on refugee and migrant health and wellbeing, health equity, and promoting culturally responsive care using qualitative research methods.

I am currently completing a PhD within the School of Psychology, Develop Well Research Lab supervised by A/Prof Clemence Due, Dr Alyssa Sawyer and Dr Amanda Taylor. My PhD focuses on the wellbeing experiences and support needs of families from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Australia during the First 2000 Days (conception to age 5). We aim to understand how services and healthcare practitioners may provide culturally responsive care for families from refugee and migrant backgrounds across pregnancy and early childhood.

Year Course Level Role
2021 Psychology 1A (PSYCHOL 1000) Level I Marker
2021 Psychology in Society (PSYCHOL 2007) Level II Tutor/Marker

Big Picture Psychology: Global Challenges, Psychological Perspectives
(PSYCHOL 2008)

Level II Marker
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Evaluating a Program to support the transition to parenthood for new parents experiencing moderate psychosocial adversity (New Technology for New Parents) University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Clinical) Master - Penelope Hartmann

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