I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford, within the Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing within the Department of Psychiatry. I currently work as an Assistant Psychologist for Oxfordshire CAMHS, and will soon begin as a Trainee Clinical Psychologist in the Autumn at the Oxford Institute for Clinical Psychology Training and Research.
I am interested in a wide range of topics and therapeutic modalities, including cases of clinical complexity, using CBT alongside third wave therapeutic approaches such as compassion-focused therapy and ACT, and transdiagnostic treatment targets such as intolerance of uncertainty. I also have growing clinical and research interest in autism, particularly phenotypic expression (e.g. autism in women and girls), autism and mental health conditions such as trauma and psychosis, adapting psychological therapies for autistic individuals, and autistic cognition.
My doctoral research concerned the neural basis of instinctive caregiving behaviour within the context of parent-infant interaction. This work has set a precedent for future work to better understand perinatal distress, such as postpartum depression. During my doctorate, I also published on topics including post-traumatic stress, happiness and eudaimonia, music, autism, and cuteness.
I am currently part of the Hedonia Research Group, led by Professor Morten Kringelbach, situated within the Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, University of Oxford. I also work within the Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, led by Professor Alan Stein. I completed my doctoral studies at Green Templeton College, Oxford, and my undergraduate studies at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Completed A levels, 2007, in Biology, English Literature, History and French
DPhil candidate in Psychiatry
Trainee Clinical Psychologist
My research so far spans several different topics, including parent-infant interaction, infant emotionality, post-traumatic stress, music and eudaimonia, autism in women and girls, and the autistic brain. Here is a snapshot of some of my projects!
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