I originally did a degree in music education at the University of York, then studied Architecture and Urban Design at Oxford Brooks University, and worked freelance as a musician, teacher and designer before coming to the University of Nottingham to undertake a PhD in Psychology. My PhD dissertation was on temporal and spatial attentional deficits in dyslexia. I have taught secondary school music, run extra-curricular music classes for children and adults of all ages, and written books for children.
My research interest is translational mental health, in particular ADHD and schizophrenia, as well as neuroimaging. My work mainly focuses on translating the findings from neuroscience into therapeutic cognitive training programs to help people with ADHD and schizophrenia.