Ms Lucy Cowie

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Clinical Psychology


Lucy (Ngāti Ranginui) is currently completing a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology. She is particularly interested in how people navigate and challenge inequity, with a focus on the intersection between psychological distress and power. Her doctoral research explores queer and gender diverse young people's understandings of psychological distress, with a focus on improving outcomes for queer and gender diverse young people.

Alongside her studies, Lucy is a research assistant for a number of equity-focussed projects at the University of Auckland, and is a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Lucy is the co-chair of the executive board of RainbowYOUTH, and is a phone counsellor at OUTLine.

Research | Current

Lucy is currently involved in research projects on the following topics:

Queer and gender diverse young people's understandings of psychological distress, supervised by Virginia Braun and Kerry Gibson in the School of Psychology.

- Experiences of queer and gender diverse students at the Epsom Campus, with John Fenaughty and Louisa Allen at the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Navigating university: How young people support themselves through tertiary study, with Alan France and David Mayeda in the Department of Sociology.

- Gender equity in the Physics Department: A climate surveywith Dion O'Neale in the Department of Physics.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)


Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
Level 3, Room 351
New Zealand

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