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Curriculum Vitae

A brief description of my educational journey and professional experience so far. 

Experience

Sep 22 -
Present

Doctoral Researcher & Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Surrey 

As a doctoral researcher, I design, conduct, analyse, and disseminate high-quality research on the topic of mental health stigma reduction using virtual reality, specifically within healthcare education. Furthermore, I actively participate in conferences and seminars, and pursue targeted academic and professional development training to enhance expertise and contribute to the field. As a graduate teaching assistant, I deliver teaching sessions across various undergraduate and postgraduate psychology modules, mark student work (e.g., essays, lab reports, presentations, exams) and provide constructive feedback to support learning and development.

Jul 21 - 
Aug 22

 

Research Assistant

Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre

As a research assistant, I played a key role in the clinical trials unit by successfully coordinating trial initiation and recruitment across various NHS sites. Specifically, I ensured documentation completion, including R&D approvals, developed training materials and organised site initiation visits, set up randomisation systems and trial databases, supported site staff with queries related to recruitment and data collection, and validated payments. Additionally, I conducted participant follow-up by administering quality-of-life and wellbeing questionnaires and liaised with relevant stakeholders to ensure a high response rate and to optimise follow-up strategies.

Aug 19 -
Jan 21

Research Support

Brunel University London

In this role, I supported a preference elicitation study using the best-worst scaling technique to explore facilitators and barriers to the uptake of health technology assessment in the Canadian healthcare system. Specifically, I led the setup and optimisation of the Qualtrics survey based on pilot feedback and managed recruitment logistics for timely and high-response completion. I also managed the data cleaning processes, conducted sub-group analyses, and contributed to the reporting of findings in the manuscript (published in the Journal of Medical Economics).

Qualifications

Sep 22 - 
Present

PhD - Applied Psychology

University of Surrey

Thesis working title: "Reducing mental health stigma among healthcare professionals in training using immersive virtual reality".

Relevant modules: Preparation for Academic Research in Psychology, Quantitative Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, Teaching and Training Skills, Clinical Psychology and Mental Health, and Applied Psychology and Public Policy. ​

Funded by a Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 3-year, "One Health, One Medicine" PhD Studentship.

Jan 23 -
Dec 23

PGCert - Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

University of Surrey

Relevant modules: Professional Development, Different Voices, and Reflective Practice in Higher Education.

Result: Distinction, Associate Fellowship (AFHEA) pathway

Sep 20 - 
Sep 21

MSc - Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology

King's College London

Dissertation: "Evaluating the efficacy of a psychoeducational intervention in improving personal skills and wellbeing in healthcare professionals returning to clinical practice".

Relevant modules: Organisational Research Methods, Basic Mental Health, Mental Health in the Workplace, Managing Mental Capital at Work, and Strategic Interventions for Psychological Wellbeing in Organisations.

Result: Distinction 

 

Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology Prize for Academic Excellence - Best overall mark

Sep 17 - 
Jun 20

BSc (Hons) - Psychology

Brunel University London

Research project: "The role of sex differences, academic stress, and emotional ability in predicting mental wellbeing among undergraduate students".

 

Relevant modules: Advanced Data Analysis, Quantitative Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, Individual Differences, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Practical Investigations of Mind and Brain.

Result: First Class Honours

Affiliations and memberships

  • Graduate member, British Psychological Society 

  • Advisory group member, NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre

  • Member, Association for the Study of Medical Education

  • Postgraduate researcher, Digital World Research Centre, University of Surrey

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