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 pupils 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 London Higher Tackling Racism, the British Psychological Society Presidential Taskforce for Equality and Diversity, 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 constructions of identity in higher education.
I teach on a broad range of modules in Psychology and supervise projects at undergraduate and Master's levels. Currently, I am the module leader for a Level 6 module, Music and the Mind, and also teach Contemporary Issues in Psychology, Psychology in Everyday Life, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Understanding Psychological Diversity, Self and Society, and Health Psychology modules.
My research focus is the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic students as a specific context of student diversity. Using a pluralistic framework, I am exploring students' narratives to understand how they construct identity in higher education and meaning-making of their experiences for further insight into retention, progression and award/attainment for this student population.
I am also part of a QHT-funded 'reverse' mentoring project and work with students as co-researchers.