I am a psychologist with an interest in understanding how our relationships and connections to the people around us can contribute to physical and mental health outcomes.
My ESRC funded PhD completed at the University of Manchester explored family beliefs and responses and patient outcomes in CFS/ME. Subsequently, I worked within the Social Networks and Health Research group at the University of Southampton to explore the role that social network processes, especially collective efficacy may have on health and wellbeing in people with chronic health conditions.
I am the PI of the NIHR PHR funded PALS study - a community based trial to help connect people who feel lonely and isolated to people and activities within their network and local community.
A lot of my research has involved developing and updating interventions for use in different groups or context and has led to an interest and expertise in this area.