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Scholarly biography

From 2006 – 2010 I completed a BSc in Psychology with Neuroscience, first class Honours at the University of Sussex. During this time I also worked a number of jobs as a support worker and healthcare assistant. I then completed a PhD in Psychology at the University of Sussex (2010 – 2014) investigating computerised and internet-based interventions for common forms of mental health problems. My work included the novel application of theories from clinical psychology, human-computer interaction, developmental psychology, and cognitive psychology. I gained chartered membership of the British Psychological Society in 2015 and completed post-doctoral work at the Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology, University of Southampton (2015 – 2016). Next, I worked on a number of projects in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Group at the University of Bath (2016 – 2017). During this time I was also an Honorary Psychology Assistant working within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

I began working as a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Brighton in 2018. I now teach on a number of undergraudate and postgraduate modules mainly covering mental health and wellbeing topics. I am also a trainee counsellor and am currently completing my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am training in the Person Centred Experiential approach and am a student member of the BACP. In 2022 I became Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling Studies at the University of Brighton. 

Approach to teaching

I aim to create a supportive and collaborative environment in which students can explore new ideas and concepts. I believe that learning is an active process and, rather than being passive recipients of information, students are active agents in their own learning. I aim to encourage students to develop a critical approach.  

Research interests

I have research interests in a number of areas, but I am particularly interested in the application of technology to support people who experience mental health problems. I also have a significant interest in investigating mental health interventions and exploring the experiences of people using mental health services.

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