Ria Aiyar

Ria Aiyar

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am a PhD candidate within the School of Psychology supervised by A/Prof Clemence Due, Dr Alyssa Sawyer and Dr Amanda Taylor. My research interests include refugee and migrant wellbeing, maternal and family wellbeing, promoting health equity, and reducing disparities in healthcare for marginalised groups.

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 five years post-birth). We aim to better understand how services and healthcare practitioners may provide culturally responsive, tailored care to match the needs of families from refugee and migrant backgrounds through pregnancy and early childhood.

  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    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. 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

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

Level II Marker

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