I have studied at Sheffield Hallam University since 2009. I graduated with a First Class BSc in Psychology in 2012, followed by an MSc in Applied Cognitive Neuroscience at Distinction. I have also gained clinical experience in the NHS in both Health Psychology and Neuropsychology.
I am currently a PhD student working under the supervision of Dr Katie Cutts and Dr John Reidy. My PhD research is centred around writing and mentally simulating about ‘best possible future selves’; tasks which have been found to be beneficial for physical and psychological wellbeing. In particular, I am interested in the role of self-regulation in the production of the beneficial effects of these interventions on physical and psychological health. I am also undertaking work to explore how design parameters such as temporal proximity and future self specificity might impact task efficacy.
Outside of my PhD, I am working with Dr Fuschia Sirois at the University of Sheffield on a project about the impact of ruminative responding to health behaviour goal failure on health behaviour intentions.
Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics
Social Sciences and Humanities
As part of my PhD studentship, I have been a demonstrator since 2014. I have provided support in research methods modules. This has included both undergraduate and postgraduate classes, and both qualitative and quantitative methods.