Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science
I received my PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Essex. Before joining the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham, I was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Wake Forest University (USA) and a Research Fellow in the School of Cultures, Languages, and Area Studies at the University of Nottingham.
I am interested in understanding how people adjust and find meaning from challenging life events. My research into post-traumatic growth investigates when and how positive personality change can… read more
I am interested in understanding how people adjust and find meaning from challenging life events. My research into post-traumatic growth investigates when and how positive personality change can occur in the wake of significant trauma and adversity. I have examined this question in community samples in the UK and USA and in genocide-affected and civil war-affected populations in Rwanda and Sri Lanka. My experimental research into death reflection is focused on isolating the social conditions and personality characteristics that enable healthy individuals to respond to reminders of their mortality in a non-defensive and life-affirming manner.
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