I am a lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University.
I have studied Psychology (BSc, University of Manchester), Occupational Psychology (MSc, University of Nottingham) and Applied Psychology (PhD, University of Nottingham). My PhD explored doctors' and medical students' attitudes toward older patients and their care in healthcare settings. I have an interest in attitudes research, both the qualitative exploration and quantitative measurement of our attitudes towards social groups or groups of people. In my previous role at Imperial College London, I investigated patient safety in primary care in North-West London.
I am registered with the British Psychological Society as a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and am a registered test-user for BPS Occupational Ability and Occupational Personality psychometric tests (NEO-Revised Personality Inventory).
Attitudes research (qualitative and quantitative): the unidimensional or tripartite model of attitudes; stereotype/content model; attitudinal questionnaire measures.
Older people and older patients: attitudes toward older patients and the provision of their health and social care.
Patient safety and quality of care: monitoring patient safety in primary care; identifying and prioritising safety and quality concerns in healthcare settings.
Review methodology: Conducting and writing reviews; synthesising healthcare services research literature.
I will be contributing to modules K314 Exploring Mental Health Practice; K101 An Introduction to Health and Social Care and K235 Dementia care,