I am an experienced mixed-methods researcher with a background in the fields of intellectual disability and long-term conditions. My PhD was in the field of intellectual disability and looked at factors associated with self-injurious behaviour in children with severe intellectual disability and I maintain a strong interest in understanding and managing difficult behaviour in children and young adults.
My later work has moved into the field of long-term conditions and I am interested in understanding the impact of living with a long-term condition or disability on psychological well-being and factors that can improve outcome such as self-efficacy and social support. I am also interested in research ethics and ensuring that research participants are provided with a safe and enjoyable experience.
I joined the R&D Unit at the Tavistock in April 2019 as a Research Coordinator. My role involves supporting the set-up and running of externally funded projects within the Unit as well as supporting staff research across the Trust.