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Professional ​
info​​
  • Graduate member of British Psychological Society

  • Member of Post-graduate Committee at Queen’s University Belfast (2013)

  • Member of Organisation Committee for European Conference Domestic Violence, Queen’s University Belfast (September 2015)

  • Paper accepted to ‘Violence: children, family and society’ conference (June 2015)

  • Paper accepted to Northern Ireland Division of British Psychological Society ‘Every Voice Counts: Domestic Violence in Northern Ireland’ (August 2015)

  • Paper accepted to European Conference Domestic Violence (September 2015)

  • Paper accepted to Northern Ireland Division of British Psychological Society: ‘We are trained to look at things differently’: Emotional Intelligence and the Relevance for Police officers (March 2017)

  • Southern Trust Child Protection Conference ‘Neglect under the microscope’: conducted a workshop ‘Please Listen Please Help: Don’t neglect children’s voices’ (April 2017)

  • Paper accepted to ResilienceCon, Nashville USA: Strength-based approaches to understanding, preventing, and responding to violence - ‘We are trained to look at things differently’: Emotional Intelligence and the Relevance for Police officers (April 2017)

Work​
experience​
Teaching Assistant – Queen’s University Belfast

​February 2016 – Present

Undergraduate Criminology 

  • Preparation and delivery of tutorial session

  • Marking module coursework and exam scripts

  • Student pastoral care

Learning Support - Braidside Integrated Primary School

​September 2011 – June 2013

  • Full-time learning support assistant

  • Supporting a student with social-emotional & developmental needs

  • Planning support plan in line with Student’s Individual Education Plan

‘Ready To Learn’ – Barnardo's Northern Ireland

​2011 - 2013

​Three year longitudinal Randomised Control Trial after schools intervention to raise school achievement, working in primary schools in disadvantaged areas within Northern Ireland. I was employed as a research assistant to conduct psychometric testing with children within the programme.

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Training

Systematic Review Methods and Meta-Analysis Training - Campbell UK & Ireland 2017

An Integrated Systemic Approach to Trauma – Association for Family Therapy. Dr Jeremy Woodcock – November 2016

 

Video Interaction Guidance; NSPCC – Manchester, March 2016

 

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (Level 1) (Dr. Daniel Hughes) – January 2014

 

‘Working in the Right Brain’ – Master Class with Dr. Allan Schore UCLA – September 2014

 

Keeping Children Safe – Belfast Health and Social Care Trust – September 2014

 

Children’s Rights Based Approach to Research – Dr. Lesley Emerson, Queen’s University – December 2013

Education

Queen’s University Belfast

September 2013- present

School of Social Sciences, Education & Social Work

Doctor of Philosophy: Title of Research ‘Police Response and Understanding of Incidents of Domestic Abuse Involving Children and Young People’

 

Queen’s University Belfast

September 2011 - September 2013

School of Psychology

MSc Atypical Child Development, Commendation

Queen’s University Belfast

September 2007 – June 2011

School of Psychology

BSc Psychology, Second Class Honours (First Division)

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