BA (Hons), DPhil, DClinPsy
Research Clinical Psychologist
I am a Research Clinical Psychologist, working with Dr Eleanor Leigh. My work focuses on the implementation of online social anxiety cognitive therapy for adolescents (OSCA). I aim to understand obstacles to treatment implementation of OSCA in routine services and how to overcome these, by working with key stakeholders and using a broad range of qualitative and quantitative methods.
My clinical and research interests lie in evaluating, improving, and widening access to psychological therapies for anxiety disorders, and helping bridge the gap between research and clinical practice.
I recently completed my doctorate in clinical psychology (DClinPsy) at the University of Oxford and, prior to this, my DPhil at the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (OxCADAT). My research focused on the development and evaluation of online cognitive therapy interventions for the prevention and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. My clinical work stretched across child health (paediatrics), common mental health difficulties (Talking Therapies), and specialist trauma work. Alongside my current clinical research, I work as a Specialist Clinical Psychologist in the NHS.
The Effectiveness and Feasibility of Psychological Interventions for Populations Under Ongoing Threat: A Systematic Review.
Yim SH. et al, (2023), Trauma Violence Abuse
Substance use treatment using cultural arts and 12 steps: Curriculum training and community-led implementation in Zambia.
Lorenz HS. et al, (2022), Addict Behav Rep, 15
Abstract thinking as a risk factor for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in student paramedics.
McKinnon A. et al, (2022), J Trauma Stress, 35, 375 - 385
Literacy-Free 12 Step Expressive Arts Curriculum Enhances Engagement and Treatment Outcomes for Dually Diagnosed Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders
Stuebing MD. et al, (2020), ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT QUARTERLY, 38, 250 - 265
Preventing PTSD, depression and associated health problems in student paramedics: protocol for PREVENT-PTSD, a randomised controlled trial of supported online cognitive training for resilience versus alternative online training and standard practice.
Wild J. et al, (2018), BMJ Open, 8