I am a critical social and community psychologist using discourse analysis, participatory and creative methods to look at how people are making sense of themselves and their lives in the context of neoliberalism. My PhD research involves using a critical discursive approach to explore constructions of happiness and wellbeing, both in ‘expert’ texts (popular psychology books) and in everyday talk. Before moving into academia, I worked in arts fundraising and magazine journalism in the UK and Australia.
Master, York St John University
1 Oct 2014 → 30 Sep 2015
Bachelor, Open University Milton Keynes
1 Oct 2011 → 1 Dec 2014
Bachelor, SOAS University of London
1 Oct 1993 → 20 Jun 1996