Researcher biography

Anna Hickling completed her Honours in Psychology at The University of Queensland in 2015, achieving a First Class, focusing on auditory information systems in hospitals. Following this she worked as research co-ordinator for the Cognitive Engineering Research Group (CERG). Here she maintained international collaborations gaining experience in basic and applied research. Anna is now a provisionally registered psychologist in her second year of the combined Master of Clinical Psychology and PhD program. In her clinical work, she has learnt and utilised a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques. Her PhD research is based at the Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane, where she is investigating the experience of young people with type one diabetes and their parents as they transition from paediatric to adult healthcare settings. More specifically, she is interested in the transfer of diabetes management from parents to youth and its impact on service use, diabetes outcomes, and psychological wellbeing. Anna plans to develop a consumer-informed program of support for families making this transition.

Anna's principal advisor is Associate Professor Vanessa Cobham.