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Annika Luebbe

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Queensland

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: QLD

Focus Area

Positive social change

Annika Luebbe

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Queensland

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: QLD

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

My rural upbringing teamed with a background in psychology has ultimately led to a passion in rural mental health. The lack of access to, and stigmas associated with, seeking and receiving psychological support in country Australia is under researched and this is what I hope to change. Interventions and programs that are tailored to rural, regional, and remote Aussies already exist, yet many people continue to fall through the cracks and I want to know why.

 

My PhD project aims to gather foundational research in this area so we can better understand these unique circumstances.

 

Despite studying in the city, I'm a country girl at heart and I'll give anything a go. When I'm home on the property you might find me riding my horses, doing some target practice, driving bobcats and excavators, or helping out in the family building business.

Skills & Expertise

  • Rural, regional, and remote mental health
  • Psychology
  • Youth leadership
  • Photography
  • Horse riding

"Having the Westpac Scholarship is not only about the money. It is about life-long connections, support, and opportunities which would be otherwise unattainable. If nothing else, being a part of the W100 has given me the confidence to believe in myself and my passions."


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