After completing a PhD. in experimental psychopathology at the University of Oxford supervised by Professor Gordon Claridge, I trained clinically at the University of Wales, Bangor. Since that time I have taught at the University of Birmingham and University College London with part-time roles in the NHS as a clinical psychologist.
My research interests include risk factors for psychopathology and in particular psychotic disorders; the causes and nature of unusual experiences such as hallucinations; Voice hearing; stigma and media representation of mental illness; psychosocial interventions in severe mental illness.
I collaborate with colleagues at both University College London, Kings College London and others internationally.
7. I teach the Classics in Personality Theory module and contribute to the modules on Personality, Intelligence and Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology.