I joined Bradford Teaching Hospitals in December 2019 as part of the Child Psychology Team. My main role is working within the Paediatric Autism service helping with autism assessments. I really enjoy offering support to a diverse range of families. It is amazing being part of a really caring and supportive team.
Before I started at Bradford Teaching Hospitals, I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology and an MSc degree in Research Methods in Psychological Science at the University of Glasgow.
While studying in Glasgow, I worked with adults with learning disabilities and really enjoyed helping individuals take part in activities and learn new skills.
I then spent a year working with young people with autism and learning disabilities as an assistant psychologist. During this time, I learned about the challenges young people and their families face and how to support young people with autism.
After this, I spent a year working within a community mental health team. Through this work, I learned about different therapies, such as cognitive behaviour therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Moreover, my role also involved me doing a lot of community work, helping improve access to mental health services for everyone who needs them.
I love exploring new places, both local and further afield. I love travelling and meeting people from diverse backgrounds. I spent a year at an orphanage in Malawi, which really inspired my love of learning about different cultures and different foods – though I know never to try flies again!