Aquina is a PhD Candidate in the Policing and Emergency Management discipline in the School of Social Sciences. Her research focusses on court experiences of male child sexual abuse survivors and the people that support them, including police, lawyers, psychologists, and support workers.
Aquina is a registered clinical psychologist in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. She worked as a senior counsellor and area manager in a non-government organisation in Hong Kong more than 10 years ago, specialising in supporting asylum seekers and torture claimants. She then pursued further study in clinical psychology in Australia, and continued to develop her interest in supporting people who had experienced trauma. Undertaking training in supporting male sexual abuse survivors inspired Aquina to pursue further research on their court experiences and the experiences of those who support them.
|Degree||Thesis Title||University||Country||Year of award|
|MPsych (Clin)||Application and validation of dichotomous thinking visual analogue scale (DTVAS) in tertiary students in Australia.||University of Tasmania||Australia||2018|
|MSoSci (Crim)||University of Hong Kong||Hong Kong||2008|
The effects of independent self and Australian social ties on international students’ self-esteem.
|BA||University of Melbourne||Australia||2004|
Languages (other than English)
Cantonese and Mandarin
- Australian Heath Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- Australian Psychological Society (APS)
- Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLP)
- Hong Kong Psychological Society – Division of Clinical Psychology (HKPS-DCP)
- Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)