Researcher biography

Kiara is a social psychology researcher who has joined the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at The University of Queensland as a research fellow. She received her doctorate from the University of Queensland in July 2021 for her PhD research project, The role of idealising jealousy in inhibiting the identification of and response to non-physical intimate partner violence: a schema theory approach. She has since completed a post-doctoral research fellowship on sexual consent in Australia.

Kiara has a passion for applying quality research techniques to identify practical strategies for real improvements across a range of social issues. Kiara is experienced in quantitative and qualitative research methods, and holds a strong commitment to research transparency, methodological rigour, and collaborative research as the foundation of positive social change. She is also dedicated to research communication and has previously written and edited a blog page for social change research. As a member of the Poche Centre she keen to apply her skills and experiences to improving knowledge around and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians health.