My research focuses on increasing access to psychological treatments for preadolescent children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders through the development and implementation of therapist guided, parent-led Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions.
I am currently completing my PhD at the University of Reading, under the supervision of Professor Cathy Creswell, Dr Brynjar Halldorsson, and Professor Kate Harvey. My PhD involved developing a brief parent-led CBT intervention for preadolescent children with OCD and conducting a preliminary evaluation of this treatment.
Prior to starting my PhD, I trained as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP), where I delivered low-intensity CBT-informed treatments to adults with anxiety and depression. More recently, I have been involved in delivering parent-led CBT interventions to preadolescent children with anxiety disorders and OCD.