Lecturer in Psychology and Mental Health, University of Manchester

I am co-director of the MSc in Health Psychology. Although I'm a clinical psychologist by training, I'm currently conducting research that spans clinical and health psychology. Specifically, I'm interested in the biological and psychosocial mechanisms of acute stress reactivity in healthy college students, depressed students, and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). We are currently examining whether relationship quality can moderate the impact of romantic partner support on acute stress reactivity (cortisol secretion and self report). We are looking at expressed emotion (EE) and attachment style as indicators of relationship quality.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Psychology and Mental Health, Manchester University