After completing a BA (hons) in History and Sociology from the University of Warwick, UK (2009), I worked as a learning adviser at the University of Leeds teaching in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. I became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2014 and completed my MSc (University of Northumbria) before beginning a PhD at the Nuffield Institute for International Health and Development on NCDs in low and middle income countries. Whilst completing my PhD I have conducted other research on projects in Zambia and South Asia and I have taught on Masters and Undergraduate programmes in Leeds Institute of Health Sciences.
My research focuses on interventions to encourage improved health behaviours in low and middle income countries with regards to healthy living (diet, physical activity) and NCDs (diabetes, hypertension) and crosses the disciplines of sociology, psychology, anthropology and public health. I have experience conducting research in Asia and Africa and I'm interested in collaborating on research global public health issues relating to NCDs, I have a particular interest in qualitative research in low income countries.
- 2011-2013: University of Northumbria, UK. Master of Science Information Management, Distinction
- 2006-2009: University of Warwick, UK. Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Sociology and History, First Class.
- 2014: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- 2014: Certified Membership of the Association of Learning Technologists
- 2012: PRINCE 2 Qualification in Project Management: Foundation and Practitioner Level