I am a Health Psychologist and Counsellor who has combined these two areas of expertise to develop one-to-one self-management programmes for people with chronic conditions. I completed my Doctorate at Cranfield University, while being trained at Oxford University on patient-reported outcomes and chronic conditions. After the latter training, I worked with Macmillan Cancer Support and the Department of Health to devise self-management programmes for cancer survivors. I have also acted as consultant to other institutions designing and implementing self-management programmes for various conditions, including diabetes, mental illness, and comorbidities associated with total hip replacement. I am the Go-To Expert in my field on patient-reported outcome measures.
I am actively involved in writing on self-management and behaviour change in both academic and off-the-shelf publications. In particular, I regularly write for people living with chronic conditions in Diabetes Self-Management, Arthritis Self-Management, Diabetes Update, and Pain-Free Living. I also write for professionals working in the field of healthcare and chronic condition management via Nursing Standard, EyeforPharma, Pharma Letter, Hospital Services, and Hospital Management. Examples of my work can be found here.
I am a member of the British Psychological Society and their Division of Health Psychology, as well as a member of the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors. I adhere to the code of ethics of these organisations. I am also a registered Data Controller and adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998.
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