Personal profile

Research interests

I am interested in the relationship between interoception and mental health. My PhD research is focused on whether interoception, the perception of one’s internal states (e.g., feeling one’s heartbeat), represents the general psychopathology factor (the ‘p-factor’). Proposals suggest that the p-factor underlies most common mental health disorders, representing lesser-to-greater severity of psychopathology. If vulnerability to psychopathology can be explained by one factor, then identification of this factor is crucial for diagnosis, intervention, and treatment of mental ill health. Using dimensional and network approaches, I will be investigating whether interoception can explain relationships between mental health symptoms, and therefore be considered the p-factor.

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

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Mental Health, BSc (Hons), First Class Honours

Clinical Psychology, MSc, Distinction