About me

I am a Chartered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I co-lead the Human Library Project and run Human Libraries with Libraries staff across all university campuses. I am the Outreach Lead for Psychology and co-ordinate Psych4Schools, an initiative that encourages secondary school students to engage with psychology as an applied subject using lectures and workshops.

I am the founding member and Co-Chair for the university's BME Staff Network.

I am a member of the British Psychological Society Presidential Taskforce for Diversity and Inclusion, and sit on the Psychologist and Digest Editorial Advisory Committee.

I completed a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree at the University of Westminster in 2009, graduating with a First-Class Honours. In 2012, I was awarded the Elizabeth de Lowernthal Prize for Excellence for the best portfolio submission on the PGCHE course. I completed a PhD in October 2019 in the area of Black and Minority Ethnic psychology student experiences with a focus on Black women and their constructions of identity in higher education.  

Teaching

I supervise projects at undergraduate and Master's levels. I am the module leader for a Level 6 module, Music and the Mind, and also teach on Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Understanding Psychological Diversity, Self and Society, and Health Psychology modules.

Research

My research focus is the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic students as a specific context of student diversity. I use qualitative research methods to understand constructions of identity in higher education and the meaning we attach to our experiences. Using a pluralistic framework, I am gaining richer insight into retention, progression and award/attainment for marginalised students. I also explore narratives of racialised experiences in other populations.

I am part of a QHT-funded 'reverse' mentoring project and work with students as co-researchers.