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Research interests

I am currently working on and/or interested in research, service and quality improvement, audit, evaluation and literature reviews in the following areas:

  • Trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD (CPTSD) and moral injury/distress
  • Physical health and PTSD/CPTSD co-morbidity
  • Occupation-related mental health, including trauma in military and healthcare staff
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches

I have experience in quantitative, qualitative (e.g. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis) and mixed methods.

Teaching interests

  • Trauma, PTSD, CPTSD and moral injury/distress
  • Occupation-related mental health, including trauma in military personnel, veterans and healthcare staff
  • CBT approaches

Other responsibilities

Clinical work

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, BABCP Accredited CBT Practitioner and trainined in EMDR. I have spent the past five years working in NHS military veteran mental health services, including the Complex Treatment Service. I work clinically in an acute Trust intensive care unit with staff and patients, as well as supporting the Trust's Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) response to critical incidents.   



I have previously led and/or managed national projects and programmes in healthcare including, national clinical audits in mental health; NHS patient safety incident reporting and response and other quality and service improvement initatives. 



I am interested in supervising projects related to trauma. 


Other research roles

Steering committee member for the Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research project 'Understanding the Needs and Interventions for the Treatment of Scarring', being undertaken at the University of the West of England by the Centre for Appearance Research. 



  • Trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Complex PTSD
  • Military
  • Veteran
  • Patient Safety
  • ICU
  • Intensive Care
  • TRiM
  • Military Culture
  • Moral Injury
  • Moral Distress
  • Staff Support
  • PTSD
  • Healthcare


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