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Biography

I am a South Coast Doctoral Training funded PhD candidate based in the Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth. The best way to explain my PhD proposal is that my supervisors and I are looking at exploring the implications of online shared reading (oSR) on emotional distress and quality of life (QoL) in people suffering from endometrial cancer. This project builds upon my previous MSc interests, where I delivered 6 weekly sessions of oSR in adults suffering from anxiety and depression.

My academic and professional development is a work in progress, but I have been lucky enough to have graduated from Portsmouth University with a distinction in MSc in Health Psychology and a first-class BSc in Psychology from Nottingham Trent University. Additionally, I have extensive experience in working within primary and secondary care, the latter as an Honorary Assistant Psychologist at Macmillan Clinical Psychology Service. This experience means I am skilled at optimising clinical workflows, working in a multi-disciplinary (MDT) setting, attending face-to-face and online patient assessments, and more.

Altogether, this is why the research I am interested in fits in the Population Change, Health & Wellbeing (PCHW) Thematic Cluster Pathway. The idea is that conducting such research will offer both innovation and potential policy influence in terms of NICE guidance for endometrial cancer patients.

Research Interests

-Psycho-oncology and psycho-education 

-Quality of life (QoL) 

-Management of chronic and mental health conditions, including self-management techniques

-Literature-based interventions 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Exploring the implications of Online Shared Reading on Psychological Distress and Quality of Life (QoL) in Endometrial Cancer: a mixed-method approach

2 Jan 2023 → …

Award Date: 31 Jan 2025

Master of Science, What are the implications of online Shared reading (oSR) on depression in the general population?

Award Date: 16 Nov 2021

BSc (Hons), The impact of emotional intelligence, psychological acceptance and individualism/collectivism on employee well-being, Nottingham Trent University

Award Date: 21 Oct 2014