I am a researcher and a certified Clinical Psychologist with additional qualifications in Clinical Neuropsychology. My work cuts across several fields including: cognitive neuroscience; neuropsychology and psycholinguistics. My career has focused on both clinical service development and research. Between 1999-2002 I worked as a researcher on the Deaf Stroke Project, exploring the impact of stroke (CVA) on sign language comprehension and production. I
completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Bristol in 2005 and a post-doctoral diploma in Applied Clinical Neuropsychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London in 2008. I have worked clinically with both deaf and hearing service-users in: mental health; community learning disability; older adult and neuropsychology teams within the National Health Service.
My research interests include: The impact of neurological conditions such as stroke, dementia and autism on BSL; schizophrenia, psychosis and voice-hallucinations in deaf people and the clinical assessment of acquired and developmental neurological conditions in Deaf BSL users.