I studied my Psychology degree in University of Edinburgh, graduating in 1997. After working for several years as a graduate management trainee and later as a senior manager in Standard Life Assurance Company, I moved to University of Stirling to complete my Masters in Health Psychology. I gained my PhD from the University of Stirling in 2011, and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Stirling and James Cook University, Australia. I returned to Stirling in 2013 as an IMPACT fellow, and became a lecturer in spring 2014. I now work part-time as a senior research fellow in the NMAHP-RU on the eMERGe project, developing guidelines for meta-ethnograpy reporting.