I am a final year ESRC-funded PhD Candidate in Social Policy interested in the links between social benefit policies and mental health. In particular, I am concerned with how social benefit policies impact on social inequalities in mental health.
I became interested in this topic originally through my professional experience working in social care and local government. Since then I have applied an academic perspective to the question.
I also have interests in current issues in social policy such as the rise in food bank usage and associated food insecurity and have published on this (see below)