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Personal profile


I have completed all my higher education at Queen’s University Belfast; graduating in 1999 with BSc (1st Class Hons) Psychology and again in 2004 with a PhD in Psychology and Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching.

I have been employed as a lecturer since 2005 and was appointed research coordinator for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2015.


I have expertise in the measurement and modelling of a range of psychological constructs as well as the design and statistical analysis of research projects.


I have made media appearances on a number of television shows including the Afternoon Show, the Daily show and You’re a Star.



School of Psychology Administrative Roles

  • DClin Psych Research Director
  • Module coordinator: PSY9015 Applied Research 1
  • Module coordinator: PSY9021 Applied Research 2
  • Module coordinator: PSY9026 Applied Research 3

Research Interests

My primary research interest is mental health including the measurement and modelling of psychological trauma, anxiety disorders, psychosis and related constructs.  Specific areas of interest include:

  • Attentional biases

  • OCD

  • Psychometric properties of Mental Health Measures

  • PTSD & complexPSTD

  • Self-conscious emotions (especially shame) & mental health

  • Trauma (from the troubles, natural disasters or childhood adversity)

I have been teaching research methods and analysis for ten years. Martin Dempster and I have co-written two books on statistics & research methods and I have published research looking at the problems students have in this area.


PSY3001 Thesis

PSY7059 Psychological Assessment

PSY7062 Dissertation

PSY9012 Psychological Assessment and Formulation

PSY9015 Applied Research 1

PSY9021 Applied Research 2

PSY9026 Applied Research 3

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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