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Honorary Associate

BPsych(Hons.), MAppPsy(Clinical), PhD


Bep Uink (Master of Applied Psychology(Clinical), PhD) is a Noongar woman from Perth, WA. Her research focuses on understanding how socially determined disadvantage impacts the social emotional wellbeing of young people, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and how social systems such as higher education can support young peoples’ wellbeing.

Her work spans investigations into adolescent emotion dynamics, the barriers and enablers of Indigenous student success in higher education, gendered barriers to higher education, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ youth mental health. She uses various research methods including experience sampling methodology, surveys, and yarning circles. She is an investigator on the Walkern Katatdjin-Rainbow Knowledge project which explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ young peoples’ social emotional wellbeing and mental health.