I gained my BSc in Psychology from Staffordshire University, where I formed my research interest in forensic psychology. I went on to receive my MSc in Forensic Psychology from the University of Kent, where I then stayed for a further year as a Research Assistant (researching distorted cognition and evaluating an offender resettlement programme). Following this, I gained my PhD at the University of Birmingham. My doctoral research involved investigating distorted cognition, deviant sexual interests, and sexual fantasies in forensic and community populations using a cognitive framework. This included developing a theoretical model of deviant sexual thoughts and sexual fantasising. My current research focuses on investigating these issues further, as well as examining the public's perceptions/attitudes of offenders and non-offending paedophiles.
Programme Leader (BSc Psychology with Forensic Psychology).
Module coordinator for 'Understanding Criminal Behaviour' (MSc in Forensic Psychology module)
Module coordinator for 'Understanding Offending Behaviour' (BSc Psychology with Forensic Psychology Level 2 module)
Research Skills 2 supervisor
Dissertation supervisor for final year undergraduates and thesis supervisor for MRes and MSc Forensic Psychology students
PhD supervision (2 current; 1 finished)
Personal tutor for undergraduate students
Induction/Welcome Week and Getting Started Coordinator for Psychology