Personal profile

Personal profile

I am a Teaching Fellow within the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. I teach theoretical, applied and research methods topics across undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology modules. I am passionate about making higher education learning fun, engaging and accessible to students. I am also passionate about students' wellbeing throughout the transition to university and across their university experience. 

My pedagogical research focuses on online communication between students and staff within a higher education setting. I am particularly interested in the link between students' online self-disclosure and their mental health and wellbeing. My pedagogic research also explores how staff communciate online with students and the impact this may have upon student engagement and learning. I am also interested in co-production within a research and applied context. 

I completed my PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London where I explore primary school children's use of social networking sites and the link between this use and their mental health and wellbeing.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Social Development Lab and the THESIS (Teaching in Higher Education, Supporting and Inspiring Students) group, member of the RAISE (Researching Advising and Inspiring Student Engagement) Network, a member of the Cyberpsychology and DARTP divisions and a member of the European Association for Developmental Psychology. I am also a commitee member for the h Psychological Society Developmental Division.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, Children's use of social networking sites: Risks, benefits and outcomes, Royal Holloway, University of London

30 Sept 200131 Dec 2020

Award Date: 5 Jan 2021

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