My background is in education and psychology. I worked as a primary school teacher and as a communications specialist tutor with young adults with learning disabilities, before studying psychology. As a researcher, I have worked with families of children with chronic health and sensory conditions, to explore family perspectives around healthcare. For my PhD, I delivered and evaluated a psychoeducational intervention for children with leukaemia, in a clinical hospital trial.
BSc Biology with Educational Studies, The University of York (1996)
PGCE Primary Education (Upper with Science Specialism), Homerton College, Cambridge University (1999) with Qualified Teacher Status (2000)
BSc Psychology, The Open University (2006)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Research Methods, The Open University (2010)
PhD The role of psychoeducation in improving quality of life for children with leukaemia, The University of Sheffield (2020)