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Academic Biography

I am a current PhD researcher with the School of Health and Life Sciences, supervised by Professor Leah Avery, Professor Darren Flynn, and Dr Jason Scott. I am also a current Health Psychology Trainee with the British Psychological Society. 

My PhD focuses on social prescribing specifically for adult mental health, looking to explore the models, design, and implementation of services. The PhD aims to systematically develop a theory-informed and evidence-based intervention to support the delivery of social prescribing for this population. This intervention will be informed by multiple systematic reviews and multiple sets of interview data with both service users and social prescribing staff. The development will be guided by the Theoretical Domain Framework in conjunction with the Behaviour Change Wheel.

I have experience also working with clinical populations in evaluating prehabilitation clinical interventions, designing and piloting behaviour change intervention with shift workers, and exploring the accessibility of mental health occupations.

Recently I have delivered lectures in behaviour change theory, intervention design and social prescribing at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, across multiple disciplines and universities

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Health Psychology (Stage 1), Northumbria University

Oct 2018Dec 2019

Award Date: 3 Dec 2019

Bachelor, Psychology BSc (Hons), Northumbria University

Sep 2013Jun 2016

Award Date: 8 Jun 2016

Health Psychology Stage 2 Trainee (British Psychological Society), British Psychological Society

Mar 2020 → …

External positions

Postgraduate Student Representative

Oct 2019 → …


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