Welcome to my website.
I am a consultant clinical psychologist, lecturer and writer.
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at UCL and before this I completed a Masters in Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry and a Bachelors degree in Psychology, Philosophy & Physiology at the University of Oxford. I worked in the NHS for 13 years, mostly in adolescent inpatient settings. I currently work in a mixture of third sector and freelance roles. These include working for Action for Children and as Senior Clinical Advisor for the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
I have lectured for a range of universities. I developed and convened a module on multiple perspectives on child development for the Anna Freud Centre, UCL, and in addition I have lectured on adolescence, psychological interventions for self-harm, psychosis, compassion fatigue in the helping professions, neuroimaging in the media and a variety of other topics.
I have a longstanding interest in science communication and I think sharing psychological ideas is both important and fun. I have written for a range of publications including The Guardian, Prospect, Mosaic and Science magazine. I blog as Psychology Magpie and for Huffington Post. I have written a book, Blueprint: How Our Childhood Makes Us Who We Are, which was published in March 2018.
If you would like to know more, please click on the links above to read more about my clinical work, research, lecturing, writing or other media.
I hope you find the site easy to use. Thank you for visiting!