This blog is managed by a PhD student by day, blogger by night.
Born in Waterford, Ireland I moved to Lahore, Pakistan at the unaware age of 10. In between writing embarrassing fan fiction and dealing with culture shock I decided at 13 to embark the trials of becoming a clinical psychologist. To accomplish this I moved to Manchester, UK in 2012.
I received my BSc. (Hons) Psychology degree in 2015 and my M.Phil in Primary Care Mental Health with a focus on dementia in 2017, both from The University of Manchester. I am currently working towards a Ph.D in Mental Health funded by the Medical Research Council, also at Manchester.
Alongside my studies I am working as graduate teaching assistant at the School of Psychological Sciences, based at the university. I am also cofacilitating mental health and wellbeing groups for children as an Assistant Psychologist and volunteering for a confidential listening and information support service. I have also done previous work in multiple settings to garner mental health related experience.
Currently, I am a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, a member of their Division of Clinical Psychology, of the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) PhD Network and the Manchester Assistant Psychologist Group.
Apart from my unhealthy obsession with becoming a clinical psychologist and conducting mental health research I prefer to read in my spare time, tend to my small yet cherished collection of cacti, and can knit and purl a mean scarf. I am always looking for opportunities to intern or work in mental healthcare *hint hint nudge nudge* as well as advance my research endeavors.
You can also find me on the BPS, LinkedIn, ResearchGate or Manchester Pure: