Trainee Clinical Psychologist
I am currently in my second year of training and due to start my older adult placement where I am looking forward to working systemically as part of a multi-disciplinary team. In my first year, I undertook a clinical health placement working with children and adolescents, and also an adult mental health placement with IAPT where I carried out an audit investigating reasons for disengagement from the service.
After completing my B.Sc. and M.Sc. at Bangor University, I worked as research assistant for the University of Nottingham for one year investigating social cognition in children with ADHD and autism using EEG and eye-tracking techniques. Additionally, I worked as an Assistant Psychologist for two years - firstly at St Andrews (Northampton) on a low secure forensic female ward, and secondly in Lincoln as part of the Personality Disorder Pathway (a joint NHS and Probation community service).
Based largely on my work experience thus far, my primary interests lie in forensic psychology - in particular, personality disorders - and schema therapy. I am also interested in the role of diversity and inequality in psychology and how cultural and gender differences especially may have an impact on an individual's understanding of their mental health problems, the illness' manifestations, and what treatment is subsequently offered.