Gavin Riley

Research Assistant

BPsychSc (Hons)

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Location: ACU North Sydney Campus

Having completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) degree at ACU, Gavin is now a Research Assistant working in schools with Project Hope as a mentor to young people.

Gavin’s honours research focused on the mechanisms of change within mindfulness and their impact on physical health outcomes for populations with chronic disease.

Prior to this, Gavin spent 13 years in the media as a Marketing, Promotions, and Advertising Sales Manager.

Thesis: Does self-care mediate the self-compassion and wellbeing link for people with diabetes?


  • Project Hope - A RCT of an education reengagement program for at-risk youth

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