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I completed a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree at the University of Westminster in 2009, graduating with a First-Class Honours. I have taught as a Part-Time Visiting Lecturer, Lecturer and now Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Department since 2009, and am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. In 2012, I was awarded the Elizabeth de Lowernthal Prize for Excellence for the best portfolio submission on the PCGHE course. I was made an Associate Fellow (2013), then Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2013. I began a part-time PhD in 2012 in the area of student experiences. i
I am the Chair for the Human Library Project steering group, and run Human Libraries with Libraries and Curriculum Support staff across all university sites and external organisations. I am also the Psych4Schools co-ordinator, an initiative that sees secondary school pupils engaging with psychology as an applied discipline through exposure to mini-lectures and focused activities.
I am the founding member and Deputy Chair for the university's BME Staff Network, a member of the University's Race Equality Charter Mark Self-Assessment Team and an evaluation panelist for the Equality Charter Unit.
I have taught broadly on a range of modules across the department, and supervise student projects. Currently, I am the module leader for a Level 6 module, Music and the Mind, and also teach on Understanding Psychological Diversity, Developmental Psychology and Health Psychology modules.
My research focus is Black female undergraduate students in psychology as a specific context of student diversity. Using an intersectionality framework, I explore students' narratives to understand how they construct identity in higher education, and interpret meaning-making for their experiences of retention, progression and award/attainment.
I am also part of a QHT-funded project 'CRUCIAL' to explore Black and Minority Ethnic students' sense of belonging using an appreciative inquiry framework and work with students as co-researchers.