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Research Assistant & PhD Student




Larissa is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Alix Woolard and Dr Penelope Strauss at Telethon Kids Institute, and Dr Iliana Magiati at the University of Western Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) with First Class Honours from Curtin University. Her honours research explored the coping strategies employed by LGBTQA+ young people while navigating periods of suicidality.

Larissa is completing her PhD in the School of Psychology at the University of Western Australia, exploring experiences of trauma in autistic LGBTQA+ young people. She also works as a research assistant at Telethon Kids Institute within the Youth Mental Health team. Larissa’s research interests centre around the mental health needs and experiences of vulnerable populations historically marginalised within research.