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Professor and Personal Chair, Swansea University

I am an interdisciplinary academic, with research interests that span health psychology and affective neuroscience through to epidemiology, bridging the gap between biological mechanism and public health. Between 2013 and 2015, I was a Visiting Professor at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, working on the largest study on the health and wellbeing of the Brazilian population. From 2005 until 2012, I was employed at the University of Sydney in Australia, supported by two NH&MRC research fellowships. Now as Professor and Personal Chair in Psychology at Swansea University, I have developed new models of health and wellbeing that are driving significant significant redesign of services in the healthcare sector.


  • 2005–present
    Associate Professor, University of Sydney
  • 2016–present
    Professor, Swansea University
  • 2013–2015
    Visiting professor, University of Sao Paulo


  • 2019 
    University of Melbourne, Doctor of Science
  • 2004 
    Swinburne University of Technology, PhD (Neuropsychopharm)
  • 1999 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Psych)

Research Areas

  • Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) (170101)
  • Psychiatry (Incl. Psychotherapy) (110319)
  • Neurosciences (1109)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Epidemiology (111706)


Fellow of the British Psychological Society