Dr Buaphrao Raphiphatthana

Research Fellow


PhD, Victoria University of Wellington, 2018; Bachelor of Science (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington, 2014; Bachelor of Science, Otago University, 2013


Darwin - Charles Darwin University campus


Dr Raphiphatthana completed her PhD in psychology in 2018.

Her research interests intersect between positive psychology and clinical psychology, particularly the use of strength-based interventions to enhance wellbeing and cultivate resilience.

Since the start of 2019, she has been working with the AIMhi team to evaluate strategies for implementing e-mental health approaches in organisations working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Her research aims to inform future implementation strategies to better support organisations in adopting e-mental health approaches as part of service delivery.

  • E-Mental Health in Practice (eMHPrac)
  • Wellbeing Intervention for Chronic Kidney Disease (WICKD)
  1. Raphiphatthana, B., Jose, P. E., & Phatthanakit, C. (2019) The association between mindfulness and grit: An East vs. West cross-cultural comparison. Mindfulness, 10, 146-158. doi: 10.1007/s12671-018-0961-9
  2. Raphiphatthana, B., Jose, P. E., & Salmon, K. (2018). Does mindfulness predict the development of grit? Journal of Individual Differences, 39, 76-87. doi: 10.1027/1614-0001/a000252 ​​​​​​​
  3. Raphiphatthana, B., Jose, P. E., & Kielpikowski, M. (2015). How do the facets of mindfulness predict the constructs of depression and anxiety as seen through the lens of the tripartite theory? Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 93, 104-11. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2015.08.00
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