I completed my doctoral thesis at Trinity College Dublin following independent research exploring the experiences of female adolescent reproductive events from a bio-ecological perspective.
I am Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Sexpression:UK (near peer sex education), a Mentor with One Million Mentors (adolescent mentoring), Bank Education and Wellbeing Specialist with Brook (sexual health advice to young people), a member of the Inclusion in Education and Society (IES) research group at Trinity College Dublin, and a Bank Tutor at Ulster University (psychology). I have previously contributed to research projects at the University of Edinburgh, Bradford University, and the Open University. I also deliver training to corporate and other clients, and am currently working on several projects disseminating my research findings to inform policy and practice, so please get in touch if you have any specific training needs. I have previously contributed to the Qingming Festival in China and the first Mental Health Carnival in Uganda.
I was commissioned to write Grief Demystified: An Introduction for Jessica Kingsley Publishers which was published worldwide in November, 2017. It has been endorsed by several world renowned experts in grief such as Dr Colin Murray Parkes OBE, Prof Robert Neimeyer, and Prof Edith Maria Steffen. It has also been endorsed by Hospice UK, the British Association of Social Workers, the Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal and is recommended reading on a multitude of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses.