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Research interests

My research examines the development of psychological disorders, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, with a focus on young people. In the PTSD field, I study the cognitive-behavioural, biological and social factors that contribute to disorder following trauma exposure, working with both national and international populations. In the depression field, my research focuses on understanding how parental depression may be associated with child development and risk of psychological disorder. Across both of these areas, I am particularly interested to learn how parents and others can support children and adolescents who are struggling with mental health problems, and to identify potential intervention targets.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

I am interested in applications particularly for projects relating to the impacts of trauma on child and adolescent mental health. 

Education/Academic qualification

Natural Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford


  • clinical psychology
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • PTSD
  • depression
  • children
  • adolescents
  • parents


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