I work as a senior teaching fellow at the University of Portsmouth, teaching/supervising on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Psychology.
I'm also a chartered health psychologist and lifestyle medicine practitioner in private practice. I have over 28 years experience in several sectors, including medicine; healthcare; business, education and leadership/management.
My research interests/specialities include psychobiological medicine (e.g., PNIE), the impact of stress, alternative approaches to managing menopause, healthy ageing, obesity and diabetes management, supporting people living with chronic illness, health behaviours and behaviour change.
I am also interested in developing or collaborating on developing high-reach individual behavioural interventions (e.g., to help people living with obesity or addiction), policy-level interventions, advocacy, policy-making, and public engagement in research.
My prime objective is to provide an integrated and evidence-based approach to healthcare and education, by undertaking research to improve my clinical practice and deliver excellence.
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):