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.

  • Journals

  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2024 Aiyar, R., Due, C., Taylor, A., & Sawyer, A. (2024). Help-Seeking and Support for South and Southeast Asian Migrant Caregivers’ Wellbeing in the First 2000 Days: Advancing Health Equity. In Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) 2024 Annual Congress, Whiria te Tāngata “Weave our people together”, 7‐10 April 2024 Vol. 60. Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health: Wiley.
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2024 Aiyar, R., Due, C., Taylor, A., & Sawyer, A. (2024). “Just Act Like You're Okay”: Parenting and Wellbeing Experiences Across the First 2000 Days for South and Southeast Asian Migrant Caregivers in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of PSANZ 2024. Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health: Wiley.
    2022 Aiyar, R., Due, C., Taylor, A., & Sawyer, A. (2022). South and Southeast Asian Refugee Parents' Wellbeing Experiences and Support Needs During the First 2000 Days: A Systematic Review. Poster session presented at the meeting of PSANZ 2022. Adelaide, Australia: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health: Wiley.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2023 Sawyer, A., Due, C., Aiyar, R., Reece, C., Oxlad, M., & Taylor, A. (2023). Access to child development screening in South Australia: An evaluation of two new models to provide access to child development checks to children and families.
Year Course Level Role
2021 Psychology 1A (PSYCHOL 1000) Level I Marker
2021 Psychology in Society (PSYCHOL 2007) Level II Tutor/Marker
2022

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

Level II Marker
2024 Psychology 1A (PSYCHOL 1000) Level I 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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