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 Welcome to my website...here's a little about me!  

 

My curiosity in human behaviour and emotion began when I was young, so much so that when I was in my late teens, I worked as a mental health nurse in a South London psychiatric hospital, hoping to learn more about people.

 

Inspired by that experience, I trained as both an occupational psychologist and a clinical psychologist, subsequently working in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Along the way, I completed a Doctor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Sydney and a Ph.D in Personality Psychology at King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. 

As well as my more academic studies, I've also taken part in other learning activities. For example, I was personally trained by Professor Paul Ekman in his lab at the University of California San Francisco to read micro-expressions in the face to detect 'emotional leakage'. I have also completed a course in parapsychology (think: ESP, precognition, paranormal beliefs, etc.) at the University of Edinburgh's Koestler Parapsychology Unit. I am currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing at the University of York.

Over the last twenty-five years (while working as a clinician, coach, management consultant and business school professor) I have written numerous academic and practitioner articles/chapters on matters relating to psychology. Under a pseudonym, I am now exploring people's emotions through more 'creative writing' in the form of fiction.