I am a Lecturer in Evidence-Based Low-Intensity Psychological Therapies, working in the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Therapies. I joined the UEA academic staff in March 2021 and have been a Module Organiser on the course since August 2021. Alongside this role, I also worked in the UEA Talking Therapies team in Student Services (Wellbeing) from 2017-2023, providing support to students experiencing difficulties with their wellbeing or mental health. Prior to this, I was employed by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) where I assessed for mental health needs and provided evidence-based low intensity psychological therapies.
My background before training in IAPT included working in a variety of support services in the mental health and social care sector, as well as completing my BA (Hons) in Social Work at the UEA.
I am currently studying towards my MA in Higher Education Practice.
Masters (MA) in Higher Education Practice - University of East Anglia (in progress)
PGCert in Evidence-Based Low-Intensity CBT - University of Essex (2016)
BA (Hons) in Social Work - University of East Anglia (2015)
Areas of Expertise
My key interests and expertise are in working with young people as a PWP. I was employed in the Youth Wellbeing IAPT team in NSFT which focused on assessing and providing evidence-based low intensity psychological therapies to 16–25-year-olds. I currently lead on 'Working with Youth Mental Health' teaching on the course, supporting trainee PWPs to develop their knowledge and skills in assessing and providing low intensity CBT interventions for this age group.