Youth Research Council

Youth Research Council

Adele Romagnano

Adele is from Melbourne and is a curious and enthusiastic aspiring researcher in the youth mental health and youth offending field. Graduating in 2015 with a degree in Applied Science (Psychology), Adele furthered her studies to complete a Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology, which she completed in June 2017.

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Kate Obst

Kate is from Adelaide and is in her final year studying a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) with a double major in Health Promotion at the University of Adelaide. She is particularly passionate about work related to child, adolescent and family psychology, and plans to pursue a career in this area of practice and research.

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Lilian Ma

Lilian is a passionate about mental health and crisis and suicide intervention, especially for youth. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Sydney, with the hopes of working in the fields of clinical psychology or counselling. She is currently based in Sydney but has also studied psychology at Universitet i Bergen, Norway.

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Lucy Williams

Lucy has lived in Melbourne for the past five years, though she is originally from Bendigo in country Victoria. She is passionate about working with young people and currently works with university students as a Residential Advisor at Melbourne University’s Whitley College. She also volunteers as a radio presenter on the 3CR program Brainwaves, a show which seeks to demystify mental illness and give a voice to those with lived experience. 

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Paris Jeffcoat

Paris lives on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and is currently studying combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees at the University of Sydney.

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Sarah Langley

Sarah is in her final year of a Bachelor of Human Services and Master of Social Work degree at La Trobe University. Originally from rural Victoria, she moved to Bendigo to complete her studies. Sarah has a particular interest in rural health, social justice, youth disengagement, and early prevention and intervention for youth mental health.

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Somayra Mamsa

Somayra is an undergraduate student studying biomedical sciences at Curtin University, with an interest in neurobiology and translational research. She is also interested in health literacy and accessibility, along with the potential of digital technology to improve outcomes in both areas.

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Taylor Johnstone

Originally from Warrnambool in country Victoria, Taylor moved to Melbourne to study osteopathic medicine. He is passionate about the mental health of young men and hopes to use his lived experience of depression to help eradicate barriers and develop early intervention strategies for other young men.

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