I am a Lecturer in Psychology in Education and a member of the Psychology in Education Research Centre in the Department of Education.
I gained my undergraduate degree and PhD in Psychology from the University of Bradford. Following this, I worked as a Research Associate with Professor Ian Goodyer at the University of Cambridge on the Neuroscience in Psychiatry Network (NSPN) investigating how the adolescent mind and brain develops into early adulthood. I went on to work with with Professor Gina Conti-Ramsden at the University of Manchester as a Research Associate on the Manchester Language Study (MLS), which is a 20 year longitudinal study of children with Developmental Language Disorder. I applied statistical methods such as growth curve modelling, longitudinal trajectory modelling, and path analysis to investigate personal (physical and mental well-being), social, and societal outcomes in adulthood for young people with a history of Developmental Language Disorder. I then took up a lectureship at Manchester Metropolitan University.
I am currently researching a range of topics, including:
- Behavioural and mental health difficulties in schools
- Early life predictors of later psychopathology
- Developmental language disorder
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Comorbidity of developmental disorders
- Psychosocial correlates of developmental disorders
- Adult outcomes of childhood developmental disorders
- Sibling and/or peer bullying involvement
- Projects involving longitudinal methods/analysis