I started my current position at Canterbury Christ Church University as a Lecturer in Psychology in 2018. My research interests and teaching are in the area of adolescent development, intellectual disabilities, autism, mental health, clinical assessments, and risky behaviours. The modules I currently teach on include personal and individual differences, health and wellbeing and therapeutic approaches to wellbeing. Prior to my current post, I worked as a research assistant which resulted in a number of publications in relation to developments in therapies for people with autism and those with intellectual disabilities, as well as adolescents who display risky behaviours. In the past I also worked at NSPCC as a member of a Multidisciplinary team of a specialist service for children and young people who display risky behaviours.