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Research interests

Current DClinPsy Research Supervision

I am the lead for the DClinPsy health and wellbeing research stream and I supervise doctoral research, as well as delivering the research supervisor continuing professional development programme and providing mentoring to supervisors.

Currently, the DClinPsy research I am supervising is investigating:

- The psychosocial impact of living with and managing diabetes

- Diabetes and disordered eating

- Suicide bereavement 

- Self-harm


Successful DClinPsy Research Supervision

I have previously supervised doctoral research in the areas of:

2024: Understanding the experiences of people who are considering ending their lives by assisted dying: An interpretative phenomenological analysis

2023: Giving hope to rebuild lives: Practical and emotional support for those bereaved by road traffic collisions

2023: Understanding the perspectives of UK-based family members of people who have chosen to end their life by assisted dying

2023: The Social Processes Maintaining Engagement in Repetitive Self-Harm

2023: Childhood cancer diagnosis during the COVID-19 pandemic: Parents’ perceptions of the impact on family functioning

2022: The impact of flash glucose monitoring on adults with type 1 diabetes with respect to their eating behaviour and their relationship with food

2022: Clinicians’ perspective on factors contributing to the development of childhood-onset anorexia

2021: Women’s narratives of miscarriage and their role in identity construction

2020: Assistant, trainee and qualified psychologists’ personal experiences of caring for others and the influence of caring on clinical practice

Teaching specialisms

Research methods and practices

Research mentoring

Education/Academic qualification

Associate Fellow (AFHEA), Teaching and Supporting Learning

Award Date: 21 Sept 2023

Professional Development Course for External Examiners, Advance HE

Jun 2020Jul 2020

Applied Psychology, PhD, Peer-informed support for parents of burn-injured children, University of The West of England, Bristol

Jan 2016Jan 2020

IHI Quality Improvement Coach, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

May 2019Nov 2019

Consultancy Skills in Health Psychology, University of The West of England, Bristol

May 2016May 2017

Clinical Psychology, DClinPsy, Self-reported quality of life and attitude towards illness of children and young people with chronic kidney disease, The University of Sheffield

Oct 2010Jun 2015

Psychological Research Methods, MSc, Attitudes towards deliberate self-harm: A field-based study using vignettes, University of Nottingham

Oct 2006Jul 2007

Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, BSc, The effect of delay on memory-guided reaching movements when using visually defined targets: Is there evidence to support the theory of two separate visual streams?, University of Nottingham

Oct 2003Jun 2006

External positions

Senior Clinical Psychologist offering supervision, NHS - East London NHS Foundation Trust

Nov 2022Apr 2023

Bank Senior Clinical Lecturer, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT)

Jan 2022Jun 2023

Consultant, Road Victims Trust

Jan 2022 → …

External Examiner, King's College London

Feb 2021 → …

External Examiner, The University of Bradford

Feb 2021 → …

Externaml Examiner, The University of Wolverhampton

Feb 2021 → …

External Examiner, Teesside University

Nov 2020 → …

Senior Clinical Psychologist, NHS - East London NHS Foundation Trust

Oct 2018Sept 2022


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