I am an experienced mixed-methods researcher and mental health clinician. My research interests are within the fields of clinical and developmental psychology. After completing my undergraduate studies in psychology at Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia), I relocated to the UK where I worked within the field of substance misuse and mental health. In 2014, I joined Sussex Partnership NHS Trust as a Clinical Research Coordinator and began my career in mental health research within the NHS.
Most recently, I have completed a PhD at Sussex University which focussed on the mental wellbeing of adoptive parents at time of child placement and throughout the years following. My experiences to date, both professionally and personally, have led to a research interest children, young people and families with reference to mental health, LD and improving inter-family relationships.
In August 2022 I joined Tavistock & Portman NHS trust as the Trial Manager for the VIG-LD feasibility trial. We are investigating the effectiveness and utility of delivering Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) remotely to families of children with a learning disability. In November 2022 I extended by role within the Trust to join the Research and Development team as a Research Coordinator. I am thrilled to be working for such a well respected NHS Trust and doing my bit to support an already outstanding research reputation.