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I am a Health Psychologist and CBT Therapist working within the Mental Health team. I am broadly interested in self-regulation processes and health outcomes, and the psychobiological processes in health and ilness. The aim of my research is to apply theoretical models derived from different areas of psychology (i.e., health, clinical, cognitive and social) as well as from the social and biomedical sciences more broadly to enhance our understanding of the aetiology and course of wellbeing and distress across a range of physical and mental health problems.

I have a particular interest in the role of anxiety in the development and maintenance of health problems, as well as how psychological interventions can be used to impact upon both physical and mental health.

I have also been extensively involved in implementing clinical developments at both national and local level, through consultancy work with Health Boards, the Scottish Government, and in the auditing of individual services. 

I have extensive teaching skills for both online and class-based learning in fields ranging from Research Methods to Psychological Interventions and Policy Development.

I am currently working on the role of executive functioning in Cardiac Rehabilitation outcomes, and the impact of anxiety interventions of biological markers of illness and stress.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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

External positions

DHP Scotland Committee Member, British Psychological Society



  • BF Psychology
  • Health


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