Welcome to my website..here's a little about me!
Having developed an early interest in trying to understand people, when I was in my late teens I went to work as a mental health nurse in a South London psychiatric institution to learn more about the 'human condition' and, indeed, my own neuroses!
Inspired by that experience, I went on to train and work as both an occupational psychologist and a clinical psychologist across the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Along the way, I also completed a PhD at King's College London's prestigious Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, for my research into the personality of creative people.
As well as my academic studies, I've also completed numerous other curious learning activities over the years. For example, I was personally trained by Professor Paul Ekman, in his lab at the University of California San Francisco, in the technique of reading micro-expressions in the face to detect 'emotional leakage'. While more recently, I completed a course in parapsychology (think: 'ESP', 'poltergeist experiences' and 'paranormal beliefs', etc.) at the University of Edinburgh's Koestler Parapsychology Unit.
Having worked as a psychologist and business school associate professor for a number of years, I have written numerous academic and clinical articles relating to psychology. However, I am now exploring people's emotions through 'creative' writing.