Researcher biography

Dr Leah Sharman is a Research Fellow in the School of Psychology. Her research interests are broadly in the fields of Emotion, Health, Music, and Social Psychology, often focusing on disadvantaged and marginalised groups. Much of her research involves interdisciplinary or cross-cultural collaborations, with links to the UQ School of Law and Medicine, as well as NGOs focused on women's health. Her PhD was completed in 2019 with her thesis furthering understanding of our interpretations of crying and its functions. Dr Sharman's postdoctoral research is aimed at understanding and evaluating community interventions to loneliness in Australia, with a focus on social prescribing in community centres and GP practices.