I joined Bradford Teaching Hospitals in 2020 and work with the Child Psychology Team assessing young people who have been referred following queries in relation to autism spectrum conditions.
My aim is to ascertain a young person’s range of strengths and difficulties, develop a shared understanding of why a young person is experiencing such strengths and difficulties and inform support strategies where appropriate. As part of this I work closely with other members of the team in the wider hospital, community speech and language therapists and local schools.
Previously I have worked as a clinical psychologist at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, working in a Specialist Learning Disability Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team, and also in child and adolescent teams in York and Selby. My role in these services involved neuro-developmental assessment and support for young people and their families in relation to a range of mental health conditions and behaviours that challenge.
I particularly enjoy working with children and families and I’m passionate about making psychology support accessible for people of different ages and abilities.
Outside of work I have developed a love of running and the freedom that this brings. Over the course of last year I ran the same distance as driving from Bradford to Cornwall and back – just for fun. My favourite runs are those that happen just after a rainstorm!