Summary of Research Interests
Childhood Trauma and Adversity
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Health and Social Inequalities
Policy Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
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 "what exactly is 'trauma-informed practice'?" and "how is this work socially and discursively organized?".
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.
Both my undergraduate and masters dissertations explored some aspect of the impact of childhood adversity and socioeconomic disadvantage upon health inequalities in adolescence and across the lifespan. My undergraduate dissertation exploring the role of childhood adversity and socioeconomic status upon the biological ageing process was awarded the Dame Vicki Bruce prize within my cohort.
Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities
I currently assist with delivery of the following MA Education (Trauma-Informed Practice) modules:
- Understanding Childhood Trauma
- Working With Traumatised Children
Master, University of Stirling
Award Date: 1 Nov 2018
Bachelor, Newcastle University
Award Date: 1 Jul 2017