After receiving a first class honours degree in Psychology, I completed a PhD on psychosocial aspects of stress and coping in QUB. I enhanced my research skills at U Michigan completing an advanced methods programme having being awarded a JFK Scholarship. I have engaged in research in psychology as an academic since 1996 having held positions at UU, QUB and now UL.
Social Psychology, developmental psychology. Specifice interests include Childrens understanding of group memberships (e.g. race, social class, gender), Collectivity and mental health, prejudice, discrimination and power.