I am a PhD student at the University of Birmingham, working with Dr Heather Flowe in the Applied Cognition Lab. Prior to my PhD, I graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc (hons) in Psychology with Ergonomics. Following this, I completed a PGCERT in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions and worked as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner within the NHS. After a few years working in different mental health services, I then completed a Masters in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Leicester.
My current research is focused on the role of metacognitive beliefs in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am also a board member for the UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS) and the Crisis, Trauma, & Disaster Section of the British Psychological Society.
In 2018 I was awarded a Study Visit Grant from the Experimental Psychological Society (EPS) to work in Dr Melanie Takarangi’s lab for six weeks. During my visit, I conducted research on the role of meta-awareness in trauma related cognition. Read about my visit here