My research project
Community Connectedness as a Buffer Against Minority Stress in the Autistic Population
As my PhD thesis, I am currently researching the potential benefits of autistic friendships as a buffer against minority stress and poor mental health in the autistic community. My thesis is a mixed method thesis.
In the media
My broad research interests including the social contexts of autistic lives, LGBTQ+ psychology, minority stress, and stigma. Similarly, I have an interest in community connectedness and the roles of intra-minority friendship. Aside from these areas of applied psychology, I have an interest in research methods in psychology and theoretical psychology and its implications for the field of Psychology.
I am a graduate teaching assistant on many courses within the department. These including modules across both MSc and undergraduate programmes. Primarily my teaching responsibilities have been on research methods in psychology such as quantitative and qualitative psychology, and social psychology modules. My responsibilities include running tutorials groups and marking assignments.