I’m a bit of a “Jill of all trades”, currently I’m a researcher, data analysis, disability support worker, web designer, programmer, mother and provisional PhD candidate.

While my own research is within the field of Psychology I have worked alongside others in a variety of research projects, principally in a statistical analysis role. You can find out more about my current projects and roles to the right.

This site is more than just an academic blog. It is a collection of my musings and online repository of those things that motivate and inspire me bot at work and in my own life. From collections of information of Fibromyalgia (which I have) through to the adventures of training an assistance/therapy dog from scratch – there really is a bit of everything.

Latest Musing



Merging Literature Notes into Endnote X9

Why Add Research Notes into EndNote You never know when you will need that bit of information down the track Makes it easier to search for your own and authors notes You can build up your own data and feedback on certain key articles over time Allows you to save your notes at the point of reference keeping it all neat and tidy   Step 1 Open up your document which hopefully has your reference (in this case Conti, 2015) and then the bulleted notes you’ve added in. You’re going to do the good old ctrl+c /ctrl+v for this one.


Participants Needed: Food and Mood Study

Food and Mood Study You are invited to complete a brief 12-minute survey that seeks to compare different dietary patterns and their relationship to mood.   If you are between 18-44 and are an Australian citizen or resident, then please click the link below and you will be directed to the survey. Followers of any diet type are welcome to take part (Omnivores, Vegans or Vegetarians).   The information you provide will contribute to the existing literature on dietary patterns, including plant-based diets and psychological outcomes. The results are intended to help CQU University honours researchers and society better understand


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Personal Research

Building on my previous research I am extending the findings related to Compassion, Reflective Capacity and Parenting. Through understanding how underlying parental attributes play a role in help seeking behaviour and wellbeing, this research aims to explore the validity and effectiveness of parent centered interventions for special needs families.

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Research Assistant

As part of a longitudinal study into the wellbeing of college students I am assisting in the analysis of data as collected. Tracking several facets of wellbeing alongside engagement in college activities this study is providing interesting insights into what contributes to wellbeing for young adults.

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Transitions Research Institute

Student Life Research focuses on research directly related to the understanding and wellbeing of emerging adults. The highly connected and globally conscious  world faced by today’s youth presents unique challenges to those trying to engage them in tertiary studies or the workplace.

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Paxton Super Pup in Training

With several family members with diagnosis that incorporate elements of social anxiety and sensory overwhelm there is a significant need for a well-trained and much loved psychiatric assistance dog/therapy dog. Due to the extensive wait lists and costs involved we have decided to embark on the DIY version. Follow Paxton’s journey as he goes from simply adorable puppy to irreplaceable family member.

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