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Research assistant & PhD Candidate

BPsych (Hons)


Kirsty is a PhD student under the supervision of A/Prof Mark Boyes, Prof Penelope Hasking and Dr Penelope Strauss. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours (First Class) from Curtin University. The aim of Kirsty’s PhD is understanding non-suicidal self-injury among trans young people. In her honour’s thesis, Kirsty investigated cognitive and emotional factors related to non-suicidal self-injury.

Kirsty’s research interests include non-suicidal self-injury, emotion regulation, stigma, and the mental health and emotional wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ young people.