Elyse is currently completing a PhD at the Queensland University of Technology. Significant research attention has been given to how couples divide who does what in relation to running the household and caring for the family. Limited research attention has been given to exploring the mental labour that underpins this; the thinking, organising, planning, and management work that goes into the performance of specific . 

Elyse's previous research has examined factors that contribute to body image dissatisfaction and the experience of couples where one partner has an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their partner is 'neurotypical'. 

Bannatyne, A., McNeil, E., Stapleton, P., MacKenzie-Shalders, K., & Watt, B. (2019). Disordered eating measures validated in pregnancy samples: a systematic review. Eating Disorders, 1–26. https://doi.org/10.1080/10640266.2019.1663478

Pidgeon, A.M., & McNeil, E.C. (2013). Mindfulness, Empowerment and Feminist Identity Development as Protective Factors Against Women Developing Body Image Dissatisfaction. International Journal of Healing and Caring, 13, 1-13.