Personal profile


My research concerns how interpersonal dynamics and the quality of relationships with others can affect how people cope with and respond to multidisciplinary treatment for chronic pain. My research is based on attachment theory which is suggested to influence how we relate to others more generally. I am also interested in how people with chronic pain and their partners interact with each other, with a focus on how validating or invalidating their romantic partner is. 

My PhD is supervised by Dr Richard Brown, Professor Alison Wearden and Dr Hannah Twiddy.


BSc Psychology - Foundations of Mental Health and Distress

Prizes and awards

The British Psychological Society Undergraduate Award (2016)




MRes Psychology - University of Manchester (2016/2017)

BSc Psychology - Edge Hill University (2013/2016)

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