Researcher biography

Dr Leah Sharman is an ARC DECRA Research Fellow in the School of Psychology. Her research interests are broadly in the fields of Social, Emotion, and Health Psychology with much of her research involving interdisciplinary collaborations across Law, Medicine, and Public Health. Dr Sharman's PhD was completed in 2019 with her thesis furthering understanding of our interpretations of crying and its functions. Dr Sharman's postdoctoral research is currently focused on understanding how victim-survivor experiences of loneliness are associated with health and social outcomes after escaping from intimate partner violence.