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Research Fellow in Environmental Psychology, University of Surrey

I am a research fellow in environmental psychology at The University of Surrey who specialises in the benefits of natural environments to our wellbeing, particularly gardens. I also have a particular interest in what people perceive to be natural in the world around them. I am currently working on a project examining how people engaged with nature during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am also a qualified garden designer, garden writer and member of the Garden Media Guild.


  • –present
    Research Fellow in Environmental Psychology, University of Surrey


  • 2019 
    University of Surrey, PhD Environmental Psychology
  • 2011 
    KLC School of Design, Dip (Hons) in Garden Design
  • 2008 
    University of Surrey, MSc Environmental Psychology
  • 2007 
    University of Edinburgh, BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences (Psychology)


  • 2013
    Hoody, goody or buddy? How travel mode affects social perceptions in urban neighbourhoods, publication description Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
  • 2011
    Greenery on Residential Buildings: Does it affect preferences and perceptions of beauty?, Journal of Environmental Psychology
  • 2010
    Values and sustainable lifestyles, publication description Architectural Science Review

Professional Memberships

  • Garden Media Guild (Full Member)
  • International Association of Applied Psychology