Personal profile


I achieved my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Queen’s University Belfast in 2012 and obtained my PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from QUB in 2018. My PhD focused on the development and evaluation of a psychological intervention to improve emotional wellbeing in individuals with Type 2 diabetes and their partners. In July 2018 I joined the School of Psychology at QUB as a Health Psychology Lecturer and since then have continued to contribute to the flourishing body of Clinical Health Psychology research within the School.

Research Interests

Part of my role involves teaching on the topic of Health and Clinical Health Psychology and supervising research students.  I also engage in a range of research projects focusing on the psychological, social, and environmental factors that influence adjustment to chronic health conditions such as diabetes and stroke. I am keen to explore new and more creative ways to facilitate emotional support in individuals living with chronic health conditions, to develop resources that are ultimately more accessible and acceptable to both service users and facilitators. Current research projects include exploring the influence of social media on mental health among young people living with Type 1 diabetes and developing emotional support for families affected by diabetes. Additional research interests include Health Behaviour Change and I am involved in research that applies models of behaviour change to public health issues such as COVID-19, and environmental concerns such as plastic waste and recycling. I have a particular interest in the use of comics and illustrations as health or ecological communication/information tools and have lead projects to co-design such comics, which I aim to evaluate in future studies.



  • MSc Clinical Health Psychology Thesis Supervisor
  • PhD supervisor
  • DClin supervisor
  • DECAP supervisor
  • MSc Clinical Health Psychology module co-ordinator
  • BSc Psychology Level 3 module co-ordinator
  • Advisor of Studies BSc Psychology


  • PSY1010 Psychology in Everyday Life
  • PSY1009 Qualitative Methods
  • PSY1009 Lab practical class
  • PSY2065 Core Psychology 1
  • PSY3122 An Introduction to Clinical Health Psychology
  • MSc Psychology
  • MSc Clinical Health Psychology
  • MSc Public Health (Centre for Public Health)


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
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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