Who am I?
Who am I?
I completed my PhD at Aberystwyth University in 2016. My research places focus on elements of health psychology and implementation science. More specifically this includes the use of digital health platforms to support health care provision in a number of areas (End of life care and chronic conditions).
My undergraduate degree also completed in Aberystwyth was a joint honours psychology and marketing degree. As such I retain an interest in areas of consumer psychology (decision making, identity, and branding).
Why do I teach?
My main motivation to teach is to facilitate the development of students at all levels of study. The objective of my teaching style is to encourage students to develop an opinion or specific interests which they wish to build upon away from face to face timetabled sessions.
Words of wisdom
When progressing through your academic life the only person you should compare yourself to is your prior achievements. Focus on your own development as opposed to how you compare to your peers.
How I’ll teach you
My teaching style includes a mixture of traditional methods (lectures, seminars, and tutorials) and more intereactive elements such as group debates and discussion boards.
Academic and professional qualifications
I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Associate Lecturer (Aberystwyth University)
Lecturer (Maternity cover - Aberystwyth University)
Teaching & Research Supervision
Why study Psychology?
Psychology is a rewarding area to study due to the various sub-disciplines that exist within it. While it is important to study the core areas outlined by the BPS, it is also important to develop specific interests in a sub-discipline that you find interesting
I contribute to the following units:
Transitions into Psychology
Health and Psychological Interventions
I contribute to the following unit:
MSc Psychological Wellbeing Pathway:
Research Principles and Methods (Unit Lead)
MSc Health Psychology:
Illness, Disability, and Long-Term Conditions (Unit Lead)
Understanding and Changing Health Behaviour
Postgraduate supervision (completed/in progress)
Manchester Metropolitan University:
- Mr Richard Tennyson - In progress
- Mr Paul Cornwall - In progress
- Miss Georgia Wilson - In progress
- Mr Oliniyi Ogundiya (2nd Supervisor) - In progress
- Miss Kimberley Walker (2nd Supervisor) - In progress
- Patrick Cronin (2nd Supervisor)
MSc Supervision - I also supervise a number of MSc dissertations which focus on elements of health psychology, psychological well-being and need satisfaction, and implementation of digital health interventions
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
My research expertise includes broad areas of health psychology and implementation science. To date, I have placed focus on the following areas:
Digital Health Platforms
Feasibility and acceptibility of change in organisations
Palliative and end of life care
From a methodological perspective, I favour a qualitative approach to understanding the perspectives and experiences of participants.
Theoretically, I have expertise in applications of Self-Determination Theory, Unified Theory of the Acceptance and Use of Technology, and Normalization Process Theory
Engagement & Knowledge Exchange
Media appearances or involvement
My research focusing on the use of telehealth to support palliative care patients in rural Wales was covered by BBC news and can be accessed using this link:
Awards, Honours & Distinctions
Prizes and awards
Student led teaching awards - Postgraduate teacher of the year (highly commended)
Membership of professional associations
Higher Education Academy - Fellow