I originally trained as an Experimental Social Psychologist at Cardiff University, having spent my undergraduate years studying Psychology at The University of California, Berkeley and the University of British Columbia. I spent seven years at the University of Southampton as a Research Fellow, examining issues pertaining to self and identity. Following that, I became a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at the University of Southampton in 2009 and then became a Reader in Organisational Behaviour at the University of Sussex in 2012. From 2009 onwards, I have been applying my research on self and identity to the workplace. In particular, I examine how the organisation impacts the individual and relationships in the work place. Thus, I am a social and organisational psychologist. My research largely focuses on issues of self and identity both inside and outside the workplace. My research has been presented at several national and international conferences. In addition, some of my research on close relationships has been publicised in the media, namely Scientific American Mind, in the summer of 2012.