I joined the Division of Psychology at Stirling as a lecturer in health psychology in September 2015. Prior to this I was based in the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology at the University of Manchester where I was a lecturer. I completed my PhD at Ulster University in 2014. This funded PhD aimed to address physical activity during pregnancy with a theory based, behaviour change intervention. I have taught a wide range of students and health professionals, led undergraduate and postgraduate modules and supervised student projects.
PhD entitled "What effects does an individually tailored intervention have on the physical activity of primigravida pregnant women?" Ulster University
MSc Health Psychology University of Stirling
BSc (hons) Psychology University of Stirling and University of California, Santa Barbara
Fellowship of Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy
Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology British Psychological Society
My research centres around the application of health psychology into maternity care. I am interested in a range of behaviours which relate to the antenatal and postnatal period including physical activity, breastfeeding, weight management and diet. My research interests range from exploratory work to large scale interventions. Multidisciplinary working is essential in my research and enhancing impact of research is a priority of mine.