My main research interests are in the social and economic determinants of health, lifecourse and ageing research.
As Research Programme Manager of the Social Behavioural and & Design Programme, I work closely with the Research Director, Professor Judith Phillips, and colleagues in URKI and ESRC to deliver the aims and objectives of this aspect of the Healthy Ageing Challenge.
I am also a lecturer in global ageing in the Faculty of Social Sciences. This reflects on my work on the Healthy Ageing In Scotland (HAGIS, www.hagis.scot/) study and with other global ageing studies (g2aging.org).
My PhD in Public Health from University College London addressed socioeconomic inequalities in cervical cancer screening. Previously, I was awarded a BSc in Psychology at the University of Stirling (2008) and MSc in Health, Community & Development at the London School of Economics (2009).