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My journey to psychology has been a circuitous one, beginning with a BA (Hons) in Classical Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London. After landing a chance role with a community care provider, I decided to retrain as an occupational therapist and completed my PgDip in Occupational Therapy at London South Bank University. Following this, I worked in mental health and homelessness for a number of years across the NHS and third sector, with my clinical experience in these settings sparking a desire to specialise in addiction. I completed my MSc in Addiction Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London in 2021 and am currently undertaking my PhD in Psychology at the University of Dundee.


My PhD is ESRC-funded through the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science. It aims to explore the value of online sobriety communities for women, using fully qualitative methods. Through this, it hopes to understand the mechanisms by which online recovery communities promote positive behaviour and identity change as well as the factors affecting engagement with such communities. Adjacent to my PhD work, I am involved in other research projects with my supervisor Dr Ana-Maria Bliuc (University of Dundee) and Professor David Best (Leeds Trinity University) that focus on implementation and evaluation of novel outcome measures for addiction recovery.