Personal profile

Research interests

Current DClinPsy Research Supervision

Currently the DClinPsy research I am supervising is investigating:

- Young people's experiences of receiving a diagnosis of autism from a service provision perspective 

- Stories of carer child dyads who have experienced historic domestic abuse

- Neurodivergent trainee experiences of DClinPsy training

- Parent's experiences of neurodivergent children's experiences of accessing education

- Neurodivergent children's experiences of accessing mainstream education 

- Child protection 

Successful DClinPsy Research Supervision

I have previously supervised research in the areas of:

2023: The use of online photovoice to explore the experiences of mothers who have been subject to recurrent care proceedings.

2023: Residential childcare workers’ experiences of behaviours that challenge.

2023: Anxiety and extreme demand avoidance in children and adolescents: the roles of sensory sensitivies and intolerance of uncertainty.

2022: Understanding the experiences of Black birthmothers who have had their child(ren) removed from their care. 

2022: Community partnerships in the design and delivery of mental heatlh and wellbeing services: a constructivist grounded theory study.

2021: Social workers' experiences of working in Children's Services: A Grounded Theory Study.

2018: The experience of birth relatives who engage in psychotherapeutic counselling following loss of a child/children to compulsory adoption.

Teaching specialisms

Community psychology

Neurodivergence and clinical work with neurodivergent children and young people

Child protection and birth parent experiences

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical Psychology, DClinPsy, Men's experiences of mania, University of East London

Sept 2006Sept 2009

Award Date: 30 Sept 2009

External positions

Clinical Lead Step2 CAMHS

1 Feb 202128 Feb 2023


Feb 2019Jul 2020

Associate at Every Mind Psychology

Sept 2018Jul 2020

Clinical Lead Brandon Reach

Apr 2013Jul 2018


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