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. I have worked in the UEA Talking Therapies team in Student Services (Wellbeing) since 2017, providing support to students experiencing difficulties with their wellbeing or mental health. I have continued this clinical work alongside my academic role. 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 Young People as a PWP’ 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.