In 2014 I graduated from the University of Salford gaining a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, I then went on to complete an MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Westminster in 2015. I completed my PhD in 2019, my thesis was a qualitative study which explored how older adults self-manage distress. I am now a post-doctoral researcher working at Keele Medical School and I am also studying for a PG Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education.
Research and scholarship
I work on an NIHR funded body of research which is investigating the use of video in observation based assessments. I was also awarded a small grant from ASME to lead a study exploring patients’ perceptions of medical students’ communication skills. Overall, my research interests include: assessment, patient involvement and qualitative methodology.
I help to teach on the Masters in Medical Education ran by Keele Medical School. I also have experience facilitating Qualitative research seminars to undergraduate Medical Students and of being a Problem Based Learning (PBL) tutor. I currently supervise one MSc student.
Within the Medical School I am the Public Involvement co-ordinator, a member of the Medical Education Research Group (MERG) committee, sit on the School-Student Project Ethics Committee (S-SPEC), organise and jointly facilitate an assessment focused journal club and help with the selection of students. Within the wider university, I am a member of the Social Science group within the School of Primary, Community amd Social Care, and I am an active member of Keele University’s Qualitative Research Forum. I am also a member of the Association for the Study of Medical Education.
I provide peer-review for journals including: Perspectives on Medical Education, BMC Family Practice and Health Expectations.