Tessa Gloede

Tessa Gloede

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

BetterStart Health and Development Research

I am currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine (Psychology) under the supervision of Dr Catia Malvaso, Dr Rhiannon Pilkington and Dr Stephanie Byrne. My PhD research focuses on understanding the barriers and facilitators of optimal support for young people living in out-of-home care who also experience Youth Justice system supervision.
In addition to my PhD research, I am currently employed as a Youth Support Worker in a residential out-of-home care environment. In this role, I work directly with care-experienced young people under the guardianship of the Chief Executive; providing care and supporting the development of social and living skills, as well as emotional regulation.

I have experience in tutoring and marking roles across undergraduate courses in psychology and public health. I also engaged in academic mentoring for Wirltu Yarlu in 2022 and 2023.  

The courses I taught in 2023 included:

  • First-year Research Methods in Psychology (tutoring and marking)
  • First-year Health and Illness in Populations (tutoring and marking)
  • Third-year Health and Lifespan Development (marking) 

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