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Summary of Research Interests

Childhood Trauma and Adversity

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Health and Social Inequalities

Social Policy

Policy Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

Local Government

Institutional Ethnography

Academic Biography

I am currently in the third year of a DTA funded PhD in Social Policy. My research explores the complexities of local authority policymaking from the standpoint of front-line workers within a multi-agency team. Specifically, I am interested in exploring how the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) framework and evidence base is applied in local policy, and how this work is socially and discursively organised within wider early intervention policy.

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2017 from Newcastle University and an MSc in Health Psychology in 2018 from the University of Stirling.

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

I currently assist with delivery of the following MA Education (Trauma-Informed Practice) and Winter University modules:

  • Understanding Childhood Trauma
  • Working With Traumatised Children
  • Understanding Children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Stirling

Award Date: 1 Nov 2018

Bachelor, Newcastle University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2017

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