I am interested in how our identities and where we live interact to shape our physical and mental health. More specifically I have been recently working on the following topics:
- How does being in the minority in terms of a salient part of one's identity influence mental health?
- How does Wales' legacy of coal mining continue to influence our health?
- What social factors are associated with men deciding to use anabolic steroids?
I am primarily a quantitative researcher, using a combination of survey, health surveillance, and geographical data; but I enjoy collaborating with qualitative researchers on mixed methods research.
I support the research activity of trainees on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course (DClinPsy). This includes formal teaching in research methods, statistics, and psychometrics, as well as supervision and ad-hoc support of trainees in their thesis projects.
I am semi-fluent in Welsh and you are welcome to contact me in Welsh or English.