Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Undergraduate (A100 Medicine)
Postgraduate (Masters in Mental Health and Forensic Doctorate)
I am interested in alcohol and substance use, and mental health at different time-points across the lifespan. I am also interested in mechanisms that may underlie or maintain such problems including impulse control and decision-making.
CANDAL, Institute of Mental Health (young people)
Dementia Operational Group, Institute of Mental Health (older adults)
Current and recently completed projects
Please get in touch by e-mail for any collaboration.
I worked at Swansea University (UK) for 4 years where I attained my PhD in the effects of recreational ecstasy and cannabis use on sleep and cognition. I then completed a postdoctoral position at University of Wollongong (Australia) measuring cognitive deficits in adolescent cannabis users with elevated impulsivity and risk-taking. Moving from New South Wales, I obtained a Senior Research Fellow position at Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre (Melbourne, Australia) where I managed two large Victorian government-funded projects, the first a qualitative and quantitative examination of benzodiazepine abuse and impulsive unplanned crime in long-term heroin addicts and the second, the development of a screening program for alcohol use in GP surgeries.
I have worked across a number of settings, and with different populations. At Nottingham, I am interested in the fluctuation of alcohol and substance use across the lifespan, from adolescence to young adulthood, to mid-life, and into old age. I am now interested in how impulsivity and decision-making has an impact on alcohol and substance use and mental health.
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