After completing a PhD on implicit learning, anxiety and movement, I was involved in research studies on Parkinson’s disease and sleep. I then completed the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at Glasgow University, before moving to a clinical post in the lintellectual disabilities service in NHS Ayrshire & Arran. In my subsequent roles in NHS Greater Gasgow & Clyde and NHS Lanarkshire, I worked in both forensic intellectual disability and community intellectual disability teams. I joined the School of Health in Social Science in November 2014, but continue to work clinically in NHS Lanarkshire.
I am a reviewer for several journals including the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Journal of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Reviews.
I teach subjects related to intellectual disabilities and forensic psychology on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsychol) Programme, where I am also the Intellectual Disabilities module co-ordinator. In addition, I am the course organiser for a clinical psychology undergraduate module.
I have research interests in a number of areas including intellectual disabilities and sleep disorders.