I joined the School of Psychological Sciences and Health at Strathclyde in January 2017, having previously worked in the Psychology group at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) for nine years. I completed my PhD in Health Psychology and MSc in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Stirling and undergraduate Psychology degree at the University of Glasgow.
My research is within the area of Health Psychology and I am interested in the psychological aspects of infection prevention and control, particularly in relation to antimicrobial resistance and seasonal/pandemic influenza. I am also interesting in the link between personality factors and health outcomes, and have researched a number of personality constructs, including Type D personality.
I am currently 3rd year tutor for the BA Psychology programme. I am also class leader for the 4th year Health Psychology class, and teach the personality component of the 3rd year Individual Differences class. I also supervise dissertation students on the BA Psychology and the MSc Clinical Health Psychology. While based at UWS, I was the programme leader for the undergraduate psychology degree.
I lead the School's Athena SWAN team, and we were recently successful in achieving an Athena SWAN Bronze award.