Welcome to my website...here's a little about me!
Early in my life, I developed a fascination with trying to 'understand' people's behaviour, so when I was in my late teens I went to work as a mental health nurse in a South London psychiatric hospital hoping to learn more about the 'human condition'.
Inspired by that experience, I went on to train as both an occupational psychologist and a clinical psychologist, subsequently working as a psychologist in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Along the way, I completed a Doctor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Sydney and also a PhD in Personality Psychology with the Psychosis Research Group at King's College London's prestigious Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.
As well as my more academic studies, I've also taken part in other fascinating learning activities. 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'. I have also completed course in parapsychology (think: ESP, precognition, paranormal beliefs, etc.) at the University of Edinburgh's Koestler Parapsychology Unit.
After twenty-five years working as a clinician, coach, consultant, and business school associate professor, I am now exploring people's behaviour and emotions through literature and creative writing, while completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing at the University of York.