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Sarah is a research fellow and clinical psychologist passionate about improving mental health, suicide prevention, and wellbeing, particularly within the context of sports. She completed a combined PhD and Masters in Clinical Psychology and currently works part-time in private practice, specialising in anxiety disorders and perinatal mental health. Sarah completed her PhD at the University of Wollongong in February 2022, where she developed a brief sports-based intervention called "Help Out a Mate" to improve mental health literacy and help-seeking among adolescent males through sport. Sarah works within The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, investigating suicide prevention in boys and men. She is also co-supervising two PhD students in areas related to mental health and sport. In partnership with the Danny Frawley Centre, Sarah is leading the formative and pilot evaluation of a program to improve sports participants' mental fitness and wellbeing. The program focuses on building mindfulness skills, including self-awareness, regulation, and attention training, as a means to enhance participants' ability to respond effectively to life's challenges.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical Psychology, PhD (Clinical Psychology), Mental Health Literacy to Promote Help-seeking in Adolescent Male Sport Participants

Mar 201510 Dec 2021

Award Date: 4 Feb 2022

Psychology, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours Class 1), The Role of Motion and Image Quality Across a Range of Face Recognition Ability, University of Wollongong

1 Mar 201130 Nov 2014

Award Date: 30 Nov 2014

Research area keywords

  • Mental health
  • Suicide Prevention
  • help-seeking
  • Program evaluation
  • Male
  • Adolescence
  • Sport psychology

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