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Links to research

"Effects of Short-Term Human-Horse Interactions on Human Heart Rate Variability: A Multiple Single Case Study" (MS #1022) was published in People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice 

Saan Ecker investigates the therapeutic benefit of horses - Armidale Express

Saan and Joanne have undertaken a number of research projects including the recent publications, 

Ecker, S., & Lykins, A. (2023). “Voted yes—What else can I do?”: Coping with stigma-related stress during the Australian marriage equality debate. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 10(2), 324–336.

Rostosky, S. S., Ecker, S., Riggle, E. D. B., Riley, E. A., & Byrnes, J. M. (2022). Experiences of parent allies of LGBTIQ people during the Australian Marriage survey. Journal of Family Psychology, 36(2), 191–200.

Ecker, S, Rostosky, SS, Riggle, EDB, Riley, EA, Byrnes, JM (2019)  The Australian marriage equality debate: A qualitative analysis of the self-reported lived experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) people. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation 8 

Ecker. S & Lykins, A (2019) Effects of short-term human-horse interactions on human heart rate variability: A multiple single case study. People and Animals: International Journal of Research and Practice.

Ecker, S, Riggle, EDB, Rostosky, SS, Byrnes, JM. (2019) Impact of the Australian marriage equality postal survey and debate on psychological distress among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer/questioning people and allies. Aust J Psychol. 2019; 1– 11.

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