I am a fourth-year Clinical PhD student at Flinders University. I completed Honours in 2019 in the Forensic and Clinical Cognition Lab, investigating the amplification of shared stressful experiences.
My current research explores the different ways in which people share stressful and traumatic events with other people, for instance by having others present at the time of the event (i.e., physical sharing), by discussing the event with others (i.e., verbal sharing), and by experiencing similar emotions to others about the event (i.e., emotional sharing). I am also interested in determining when, how, and how often people share stressful and traumatic events in these different ways and the implications of such sharing. In my most recent work, I have started investigating the psychological implications of physically sharing traumatic events with other people virtually (i.e., watching a trauma film online synchronously with others vs. alone).
Aside from my studies, I am an aerial artist and coach, passionate traveller, and lover of all food, especially pizza.