I completed my undergraduate and master degrees in Glasgow before completing clinical training in Birmingham in 2007. I joined the department in 2010 after secondment from Forth Valley NHS CAMH Service. I am in the final year of PhD which was awarded an International Postrgraduate Research Scholarship and Centennial Scholarship by the University of Queensland.
ODL MSc in Children and Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice.
Applied Developemental Psychopathology
Social Inequality and Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Critical Psychology and Child Mental Health
Trauma and Resilience in a Developmental Context
Beatus Mauki - Resilience and protective factors among refugee children and young people post migration to high-income countries: A systematic review
Ania O'Leary - Broken brains or flawed studies: A systematic review of ADHD neuroimaging studies
Aliki Vasiliki - ADHD twin sudies and the Equal Environments Assumption: A systematic review
I am interested in research projects and ideas that fall into the following categories:
Critical perspectives on ADHD
Social inequalities and mental health
My current project is a Foucauldian inspired ethnoghraphic investigation of transformation of the family into a psychiatric outpost. The project is interested in how the family come to accept the 'truth' of ADHD and, thus, perform the various functions expected of a family with a child with a mental health diagnosis. The project is a joint collaboration between the University of Queensland, the University of Edinburgh and NHS Forth Valley.