PhD Candidate – Psychology
I obtained my BSc in psychology from the University of Warwick in 2008. My final-year thesis investigated the effect of stigma of a mental health illness diagnosis in a defendant and perceptions of blame. Upon completion of my degree I worked as a mental health support worker in London with clients who had severe and enduring mental illnesses, and aided them in promoting their independence, health, well-being, and rehabilitation into the community. I commenced my MSc in Cross-Cultural Psychology in 2010. My thesis investigated the attachment that individuals form with the symbolic figures that represent nations and how it is associated with adjustment to a new society. I began my PhD in Research Psychology soon after completing my MSc in October 2011.
Nations as symbolic attachment figures, acculturation, experiences of marginalisation, attachment theory.