Personal profile


  • I am a research associate at the University of Manchester and chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society. 
  • I currently work on a large programme of research (CONNECT) as a research coordinator, aiming to test a smartphone app to see if it can predict an individual's psychosis relapse.
  • I am the Deputy Editor for the Health Psychology Update and member of the Division of Health Psychology comittee. 
  • My research interests are working with clinical teams to support healthcare professional behaviour change, implementation of new technologies or guidance into health services, the development, optimisation and evaluation of complex interventions and the translation of behavioural science. 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Chartered Psychologist and full member of the Division of Health Psychology

British Psychological Society

Committee member

Division of Health Psychology Committee, British Psychological Society

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion group member

Faculty, Biology, Medicine and Health University of Manchester


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Developing healthcare professional training to promote exercise in prostate cancer patients, Sheffield Hallam University

2 Feb 201724 Sept 2020

Award Date: 24 Sept 2020

Master in Science, Health Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University

1 Jan 201331 Mar 2015

Award Date: 31 Mar 2015

Bachelor of Science, Psychology with sport and exercise, Leeds Beckett University

1 Sept 200831 May 2011

Award Date: 31 May 2011

External positions

Expert advisory board member, Enactus, Motion - Chair based exercise sessions for older adults in care home, University of Sheffield Enterprise

1 Sept 2021 → …

Deputy Editor for Health Psychology Update, Division of Health Psychology; British Psychological Society

1 Aug 2021 → …

Areas of expertise

  • BF Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Behavioural science
  • Complex intervention development and evaluation
  • Systematic reviews
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Healthcare professional training
  • Translation of behavioural science

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


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