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Research Interests

Development of assessment tools for mental health problems in individuals with autism and intellectual disability

Development and testing of parent support programmes for individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions


BSc with First Class Honours in Psychology, University of Birmingham, 2009

PhD in Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, University of Nottingham, 2015 

Funding Applications and Awards

Developing a parent-led anxiety intervention for minimally verbal autistic children. Autistica Future Leaders Award. £98,000.  (Co-I). November, 2018.

Parent behaviour and well-being and its relationship with anxiety in individuals with autism and intellectual disability. Baily Thomas Charitable Fund. £31,000. (PI). June 2019.


  • 2021-present: Lecturer, School of Psychology, Aston University 
  • 2018-2021: Research Associate, School of Psychology, Aston University 
  • 2017-2018: Research Fellow and Frontline Advisor for the NIHR Research Design Service, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham
  • 2014-2017: Post-doctoral Research Worker, Department of Child Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London 

Teaching Activity

Final Year Tutor for BSc Psychology programmes

PY1506: Introduction to Clinical Psychology

PY1504: Developmental and Social Psychology 

PY3346: Final Year Project

Membership of Professional Bodies

Higher Education Academy: Fellow

PhD Supervision

Georgina Edwards (Associate Supervisor): 2018-date 

Lauren Shelley (Associate Supervisor): 2020-date 

Jessica Mingins (Associate Supervisor): 2021-date 

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

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Efficacy of a self help parenting intervention for parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder , University of Nottingham

Award Date: 1 Jul 2015

BSc, Psychology, University of Birmingham

Award Date: 1 Jun 2009

External positions

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Assessor

1 Aug 2022 → …


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