After a first degree in Mathematics and a number of years in IT, I completed a conversion Graduate Diploma in Psychology at the University of Sunderland, before taking an MSc in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Stirling. This was followed by a part-time PhD at the University of Dundee, whilst working on a long-term follow-up of clinical treatment trials for anxiety.
I have subsequently worked on a number of research projects in the field of psychology and health, including systematic reviews, evaluations and an intervention in a variety of healthcare and NHS settings. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist.
I am currently working with Professor Ronan O'Carroll at the University of Stirling on a project entitled: 'Anticipated Regret to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening'. See the website for further details here.
Other research interests include: Obesity & Weight Management; Medication Adherence, Breastfeeding; Anxiety; Stress, Health & Well-being; Parenting styles.