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Overview

I currently work as a Research Associate on an NIHR funded programme ADVANCE, a digital perpetrator intervention aiming to reduce domestic abuse by men who misuse substances. Within ADVANCE-D I work with colleagues across the Universities of Manchester, Kings College London, Edinburgh, and Cardiff to collect and analyse data from men serving community sentences and their current or ex-partners. 

Having led multiple process evaluations on complex multi-site intervention studies, such as the NIHR funded projects EDITION (enhancing de-escalation techniques in adult acute and forensic services) and TULIPS (Talk, understand, listen in inpatient settings), I have significant experience in the use of qualitative methods and analysis within research trials. I also have wealth of experience across acute, PICU and forensic inpatient psychiatric settings and substance detoxification centres where I worked in support roles throughout my undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Research interests

I am passionate about research aiming to improve forensic mental health care and outcomes of offending behaviour interventions. I have a particular interest in therapeutic relationships between clinicians and service users within these settings. More broadly, my areas of interest include: research aiming to improve outcomes of secondary and tertiary mental health care, qualitative methodologies, and innovative approaches to involving experts by experience in design, analysis and co-production.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (Division of Forensic Psychology)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Forensic Psychology and Mental Health, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Jul 2022

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