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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 "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

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Stirling

Award Date: 1 Nov 2018

Bachelor, Newcastle University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2017

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