I am registered with the HCPC as both a Forensic Psychologist (Consultant level) and an Occupational Psychologist.
Since qualifying as a psychologist in 2011, I have worked predominantly in services for those with neurodivergence, including autism, ADHD and intellectual disability, as well as mental health conditions or personality difficulties. I have worked in prisons, NHS, forensic hospitals, other criminal justice services and social care. My work has involved providing assessment, support, and where helpful, psychological treatment for autistic individuals and those with other associated conditions and supporting other professionals to do the same. Working as an academic offered opportunities for me to look to maximise accessibility of higher education for those with neurodivergence. I am also currently a school governor, with responsibility for both Special Educational Needs and Safeguarding.
I am motivated to ensure that services, including ours, listen to, and engage with the autistic community, seeking their contributions to ensure our vision of a person-centred approach. This motivation extends to supporting organisations to value inclusivity and wellbeing of all its employees, including neurodivergent employees.
I enjoy nurturing the enthusiasm and commitment of others to make a difference in the field of neurodiversity. It is a privilege to be leading a team of dedicated and skilled professionals, all working to ensure a positive assessment and aftercare experience for those seeking autism assessments.
|2001||BSc (Hons) Psychology & Criminology||University of Lincoln|
|2005||MSc Forensic Psychology||Manchester Metropolitan University|
|2012||MSc Occupational Psychology||University of Leicester|