Biography

I joined the Norwich Medical School in 2006 as a Lecturer in Psychology. I lead the Psychology theme for the MBBS course and teach Developmental and Health Psychology, and Consultation Skills. I supervise medical students' selected studies (SSS) in Psychology and ClinPsyD trainees' research projects.

My research has evolved from the study of children’s conceptual development in the domain of astronomy (the topic of my DPhil) to the study of children’s understanding of biology, the human body, and the concepts of life, health, illness and death. My current research explores the relationship between school children’s knowledge of the functioning of the human body and their ideas about what constitutes healthy food and physical activity. I am also interested in how culture and experience influence children’s reasoning in the biology domain.

Career

2006 – date  Lecturer in Developmental and Health Psychology. Norwich Medical School, UEA
2003 – 2006  Lecturer in Developmental Psychology. School of Psychology, University of East London
2003             Post-doctoral Research Fellow. School of Psychology, University of East London
2001 – 2002  Visiting lecturer. Department of Psychology, Kingston University, London
2001 – 2002  Visiting lecturer. Centre for Social Work and Policy, Sussex University, Brighton

Academic Background

DPhil in Developmental Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton (2003)
MSc in Health Psychology, City University, London (1995)
BSc Hons in Psychology, University of Crete, Greece (1993)

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