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I am a Lecturer in clinical communication skills and behavioural and social sciences. I lead the behavioural and social science components in Medical Education, including the MB ChB, Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) and Physician Associate courses. I am the lead for clinical communication skills for the Physician Associate programme. My interests surround wellbeing, health behaviour change and health professional behaviour change.


I am HCPC registered, chartered Health Psychologist and am trained in Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and commitment Therapy and Compassion focused Therapy. I hold a (Hon) contract with the Gastroenterology department within the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and provide behaviour change support to individuals with long-term conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  


I have worked on a number of research projects and am skilled in using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Currently, I am the lead for research activities within medical education widening participation. 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Health Psychology

Member of the European Health Psychology Society

Member of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine

Manchester Centre for Health Psychology Skills Practice Group

Member of the International Association for Communication in Healthcare

Member of the UK Clinical council for Communication


MBChB, GEM, PA Clinical Communication Skills (Lead for clinical communication skills for Physician Associates)

MBChB, GEM, PA Behavioural and Social Sciences lead

Physician Associate (lead for clinical communication)

PSYC69841 Professional Issues (MSc Health and Clinical Psychology)

Manchester Access Programme (MAP) tutor

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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Qualification in Health Psychology

Award Date: 14 Dec 2018

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Mar 2018

Master of Science, Health Psychology, Staffordshire University

Award Date: 1 Aug 2013

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Jul 2012

External positions

(Hon) Health Psychologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Areas of expertise

  • BF Psychology


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