PhD candidate (Sydney Law School)
Hi I'm Pei. I am a clinical psychologist, a clinical supervisor and a PhD candidate (Law). I was born and raised in South East Asia and speak English, Malay, and Chinese (Mandarin). As a psychologist, I am committed to creating a safe therapeutic space for each person that I work with. My therapeutic style is collaborative, holistic, and strength-based to empower the children, adolescents, and adults I work with, to improve their wellbeing and to help them achieve their best selves. In addition to therapy, my professional interests include conducting psychological assessments in the area of child protection, educational / cognitive assessments for children and adolescents, and cognitive assessments for adults.
I am a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor with a passion for supervising early career clinical psychologists and clinical psychology registrars.
I am currently a PhD candidate at the Sydney Law School, University of Sydney. My PhD project is investigating the contribution of expert evidence in promoting child participation within care and adoption matters in New South Wales.
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The role of expert evidence in facilitating child participation in care and adoption matters in New South Wales
My PhD project is focussed on how expert evidence promotes the child’s voice and facilitates child participation in care and adoption proceedings in New South Wales, Australia. I am privileged to be supervised by Professor Rita Shackel (Sydney Law School), Professor Judith Cashmore (Sydney Law School), and Associate Professor Amy Conley Wright (Education and Social Work, Director of Children and Families Research Centre) at the University of Sydney.
My research and career goals are to promote child participation and children’s rights within social justice frameworks. I am intensely passionate about advocating for child’s rights and law reform.