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Personal profile

Academic Background

  • PhD – (University of Exeter Medical School - awarded 2023)
  • Doctorate in Health Psychology (C Psychol) – (British Psychological Society - awarded 2018)
  • MSc in Health Psychology with Distinction (University of Bedfordshire - awarded 2010)
  • BSc Psychology with Clinical (University of Kent - awarded 2006)

Areas of Expertise

Chartered Psychologist - (Registered with the British Psychological Society [BPS])

Health Psychologist - (Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council [HCPC]). 


Research Fellow - University of East Anglia (Dec 2021 - present)

Health Psychologist - Registered with HCPC (June 2018 - present)

Chartered Psychologist - Registered with British Psychological Society (May 2018 - present)

Senior Research Associate - Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Foundation Trust (Nov 2011 - present)

Research Assistant - Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (May 2008 - Nov 2011)

Health Promotion Outreach Lead - NHS Norfolk (Sept 2006 - March 2008)

Teaching Interests

My main passion for teaching and training lies in the fields of Client Centred Communication Skills to assist in successful behaviour change consultations/communciations

Key Research Interests

As a mixed methods researcher (quantitative and qualitative), my areas of work focus around that of health psychology and behaviour change (especially in the fields of physical activity, healthy eating/nutrition and weight loss/management and control) to enhance healthy ageing across the life course. 

My interests include:

- intervention design, evaluation and analysis;

- raising the profile and importance of the translation of theory to practice (implementation science);

- Self-regulatory strategies (goal setting, action planning, coping planning, problem solving, and self-monitoring)

- the teaching and training of facilitation (and associated) staff in client centred commuinication skills to enable successful conversations around behaviour change as well as providing support and strategies to enable all individuals to feel empowered to make thier own positive lifestyle choices.

I have been working in the field of diabetes for getting on for 2 decades, and have keen interests in the prevention and management of the condition in all its forms.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Exeter

Award Date: 14 Jun 2023

Doctor of Health Science, British Psychological Society

Award Date: 1 May 2018

Master of Science, University of Bedfordshire

Award Date: 1 Nov 2010

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Kent

Award Date: 1 Jul 2006

External positions

Senior Research Associate, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

6 May 2008 → …

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