Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences, Swansea University

Background: I started my academic life at Swansea where I got my first degree in Psychology. I went on to do my MSc in Applied Psychology and my PhD is in Human Geography. I have held various research and teaching positions including Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies. As well as core Psychology modules I teach across areas of ethnicity, identity, gender, migration, ageing and Islam.

Research interests: mental health, ageing, ethnicity, religion, gender and place.

I have worked in London and Wales, and recently I delivered a brief intervention to patients who present with self harm and suicidal ideation at mental health services across Carmarthenshire. Findings from the project entitled SWISH (Social support and Wellbeing Intervention following Self Harm) can be found following my research details.

I am Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Sciences and this means my teaching covers a broad range of areas. I lead the ‘Equality, Diversity and Citizenship’ module and teach across other modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences, Swansea University