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Research Associate, Community-Enhanced Social Prescribing, University of York

I'm a mental health researcher with a focus on social and community approaches. I have experience in clinical mental health settings, volunteering and charity fundraising, journalism, teaching and training, public speaking and service development. My doctoral dissertation was on personhood in dementia care. I maintain an interest in relationships and social equality, and have also used my psychology training in international development and human rights-based projects.


  • 2019–present
    Academic Tutor, Kaplan International
  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of York
  • 2017–2019
    Applied Clinical Psychologist, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2013–2017
    Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Humber NHS Foundation Trust


  • 2022 
    University of York, MA Applied Human Rights
  • 2017 
    University of Hull, DClinPsy
  • 2012 
    University of York, BSc Psychology


  • 2022
    Participatory mental health interventions in low-income and middle-income countries: a realist review protocol, BMJ Open
  • 2021
    What can we learn from alcohol? A paradigm shift in how we view distress, Mad in America
  • 2019
    Austerity Crisis, Mental Health in Crisis
  • 2018
    Intensive Interaction and discourses of personhood: A focus group study with dementia caregivers, Dementia