Hi I'm Pei. I am a Clinical Psychologist. I was born and raised in South East Asia, though Australia is now my home. I speak English, Malay, and Chinese (Mandarin), and bring cultural sensitivity to my practice. I provide face to face and telehealth psychology services to children, adolescents, and adults.
My clinical experience includes working in private practice and school settings with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked in Out of Home Care and have assisted single expert Dr Gary Banks in family, child protection, and criminal matters over the last eight years. I maintain ongoing professional interests in conducting placement and carer assessments, behavioural support, educational/cognitive assessments for children and adolescents, and cognitive assessments for adults. I am also a board approved clinical supervisor with a passion for supervising early career psychologists and clinical psychology registrars.
Prior to commencing my PhD, I enjoyed facilitating performance enhancing seminars for elite athletes, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based groups for children and adolescents focused on managing exam stress, as well as pre-employment job-readiness groups. I have a background in elite sport and continue to mentor and work with elite female athletes and athletes with disabilities in New South Wales and Victoria when time permits.
I am currently a PhD candidate at the Sydney Law School, University of Sydney. My priority and current focus is my PhD project, which investigates the contribution of expert evidence in promoting child participation within care and adoption matters in New South Wales. In 2019-2020, I was offered the opportunity to assist Professor Judith Cashmore, one of my research supervisors on a project reviewing the impact of Permanency Amendments on outcomes for children in care in Victoria. My research and career goals are to promote child participation and children’s rights within a social justice framework and contribute to law reform.