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 coordinator
- Module coordinator: PSY9015 Applied Research 1
- Module coordinator: PSY9021 Applied Research 2
- Module coordinator: PSY9026 Applied Research 3
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:
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.
PSY7059 Psychological Assessment
PSY9012 Psychological Assessment and Formulation
PSY9015 Applied Research 1
PSY9021 Applied Research 2
PSY9026 Applied Research 3
The Effect of a School-Based Intervention on Physical Activity and Well-Being: a Non-Randomised Controlled Trial with Children of Low Socio-Economic Status
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.28 SJR 1.181 SNIP 1.096
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.39 SJR 1.327 SNIP 1.174
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1432-2072
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 3.05 SJR 1.494 SNIP 0.872
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.92 SJR 0.988 SNIP 0.929
Contribution to conference papers, events and activities