Personal profile

Overview

I am a research associate in the Division of Psychology and Mental Health, funded by the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. 

My work aims to adapt interventions to prevent self-harm among young people who are under the care of CAMHS services. 

My PhD explored healthcare professionals’ experiences encountering patients at risk of self-harm, to inform the development of an intervention to increase adherence to the NICE guidelines for self-harm prevention.

Research interests:

  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Self-harm interventions
  • Role of healthcare professionals in suicide prevention
  • Long-term conditions

Teaching

I have demonstrated on the first and second year Psychology Research Methods & Statistics units, and have run seminars as part of the Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, and Group Dynamics Modules.

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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, DEVELOPING AN INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL GUIDANCE FOR SELF-HARM, The University of Manchester

Sept 2018Jul 2022

Award Date: 14 Jul 2022

Master of Science, Health Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University

Sept 2016Sept 2017

Award Date: 24 Nov 2017

Bachelor of Science, Applied Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University

Sept 2012Jun 2015

Award Date: 16 Jul 2015

External positions

Co-Chair, UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM)

Mar 2021 → …

Keywords

  • Self-harm
  • Suicide Prevention
  • behavioural science
  • Health Psychology
  • psychology
  • mixed methods

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