My research project
I completed both my Undergraduate and Masters degree at the University of Surrey. I started my Health Psychology PhD in 2017 and my research uses a variety of methods, including qualitative and quantitative, to explore emotional and cognitive factors involved in symptom perception.
University roles and responsibilities
- Graduate Teaching Assistant
- First Year Academic Tutor
My research interest broadly encompasses symptom perception, including the cognitive and emotional factors that impact upon the symptom experience. I am interested in how individuals understand and perceive sensations in their bodies, including positive and negative emotions and signs and symptoms of illness. I try to draw upon theories from different areas in psychology to understand why some people are more likely to experience and interpret body states as indicative of illness.
I am a Graduate Teaching Assistant on several Undergraduate Modules in addition to my role as a first year Academic Tutor. I am also a guest lecturer on the Health Psychology Masters programme.