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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.


  • 2018-date: Research Associate, Department 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 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 1 Jul 2015


Award Date: 1 Jun 2009


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