● BMus in at The University of Hull from 2010 – 2013
● MSc in Psychology in Education at The University of York from 2017 - 2018
I joined the Department as a PhD candidate in 2019 after completing a conversion Masters Degree in Psychology in Education. Prior to this I spent time working in a Secondary School as a support assistant and spent many years playing in bands and orchestras across the country. I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society.
‘How do children experience friendships?’
My research explores how children with special educational needs and disabilities, specifically those with a formal diagnosis of Autism or Developmental Language Disorder, experience friendships. I am interested in how those experiences may differ between mainstream and specialised educational settings. My research is primarily qualitative, and I am interested in how we can use creative data collection methods to facilitate the participation of children with additional needs in research.
Other research experience:
2020 – present: Research Assistant, Transition support during COVID-19
2020 – 2020: Research Assistant, ParentChild+ Evaluation Trial (EEF)
2019 – current: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Education, University of York
• Research Methods for Psychology in Education
• Fundamental of Psychology in Education
• Key Concepts of Education
• Academic Skill Community
• Child and Adolescent Mental Health
• Development and Cognition
I facilitate student learning across a wide range of both Undergraduate and Master’s level modules within the department. I also have experience of marking, giving feedback and guidance on student formative and summative work.
2021 - current: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Academic Skills Centre, University of York
Facilitating study skills workshops for a wide range of home and international students. I am also a community group facilitator for the department.
I am the student representative for PhD in Education (2020-present).