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Psychologist Dr Yuliya Richard’s research on impulsivity has led her to develop online courses aimed at those who suffer | Newcastle Herald

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Who influenced your career? I grew up in the Ukranian city of Kryvyi Rih, an iron-ore mining town and the longest city in Europe. My grandmother was a biology and chemistry teacher, and a strong and determined woman. She understood people and was always helping others. Why did you study psychology? Linguistics was my first degree. Studying technical communication in Germany, I realised I was more interested in helping people. I studied welfare and community services, psychotherapy, and psychology. Some of your earliest positions in the field? In Australia, one of my first jobs was at the Department of Ageing Disability and Home Care. I got broad client experience, learned from others, and there was a good system of…



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