Since qualifying as a clinical psychologist at the University of Edinburgh I have specialised in clinical practice and research with children and young people, with a particular focus on adolescents, attachment, risk and resilience in clinical and vulnerable populations.

I joined the School of Health in Social Science in September 2010, where I am Programme Director for the postgraduate programme in Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Psychological Practice and the Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Children and Young People.