I am writing a PhD thesis which focuses upon an adolescent theory of rights. I am an inter-disciplinary researcher working in social work, education, health, ethics and law. My conference papers and publications reflect this.

I have worked within education for many years and this has shaped my research examining the increased capacity of adolescents to make autonomous decisions as they approach adulthood. My publications are all related to the rights of children and young people across health, education, social work and law.


  • –present
    PhD Student - child and adolescent rights, Northumbria University, Newcastle


  • 2011 
    University of Stirling, LL.B (Law) 1st class


LL.B (Hons) in Scots Law - first class