I joined the Child Psychology Service here at Bradford in 2004, as a specialist social worker.

I’ve followed an interesting pathway to get to this place since graduating with a Fine Art degree many years ago. I worked initially supporting both children and adults with learning disabilities and autism. Then, after qualifying as a social worker in 2000, I worked in the Youth Justice Service with young people and children and families in safeguarding.

Although I’ve been in the team at St Luke’s for a long time, I’m still learning from colleagues and families every day, and enjoy my work offering behavioural advice – often around sleep and toileting – as well as contributing to the autism assessment pathway.

For the past two years I’ve been studying for a Master’s degree in Art Psychotherapy Practice, and will graduate in 2020. My placement is at the Bradford Marie Curie Hospice working in bereavement support and with outpatients. I’m looking forward to bringing this exciting new learning into the Psychology Service.