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Biography

Hello and nice to meet you! I'm a passionate PhD researcher funded by the South Coast Doctoral Training, based in the Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth. Together with my dedicated supervisors, I am diving deep into the fascinating world of online shared reading (oSR) and its profound implications for psychological wellbeing and quality of life (QoL) among individuals affected by gynaecological cancers. This exciting project builds upon my prior interests during my MSc, where I facilitated six transformative sessions of oSR for adults grappling with anxiety and depression.

My academic and professional journey is an ongoing endeavour. Still, I'm proud to have graduated with flying colours—an MSc in Health Psychology with distinction from Portsmouth University and a first-class BSc in Psychology from Nottingham Trent University. Furthermore, I bring a wealth of experience from working in primary and secondary care settings, including a valuable stint as an Honorary Assistant Psychologist at Macmillan Clinical Psychology Service. These experiences have honed my ability to optimise clinical workflows, thrive within multidisciplinary teams (MDTs), participate in face-to-face and online patient assessments and so much more.

In addition to my PhD research, I am excited to share that I am pursuing the path to becoming a Stage 2 Trainee Health Psychologist. This dual journey allows me to delve deeper into the fascinating field of health psychology, gaining practical experience and theoretical expertise that will further enhance my ability to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals facing health challenges. By combining the rigorous demands of a PhD with the hands-on training of a Stage 2 trainee, I am dedicated to developing a well-rounded foundation that will empower me to contribute meaningfully to the field of health psychology!

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