- NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow
I have a clinical background as a speech and language therapist/pathologist working with the paediatric population in the last 18 years. My clinical and research interest is in selective mutism (SM). Many children with SM in the UK cannot access interventions due to a lack of specialists. A potential solution to improve access to treatment is to develop a online intervention with a manual and training package to enable widespread dissemination. A therapist-led Online Support and Intervention (OSI) Programme already exists for children with anxiety disorders.
My DPhil research focuses on adapting the current OSI programme to suit children with selective mutism (3-12 years) and testing the feasibility and acceptibility of the new programme. I am supervised by Professor Cathy Creswell and Professor Kate Nation at the Department of Experimental Psychology. My DPhil is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).