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Biography

Kevin joined King’s in 2018 as a PhD student.

Kevin works as part of the Wellcome-funded Mental Health and Justice Project, where his research focuses on the interfaces between cognitive psychology and mental health law.

Kevin is interested in how concepts like metacognition and insight might relate to decision making capacity, and therefore to decisional autonomy. He is particularly interested in how interpersonal factors may adversely affect decision making abilities for vulnerable adults, such as people with dementia. His research will explore this using surveys, interviews, case law reviews and experimental studies.

Kevin received a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Clinical Psychology, both from the University of Sussex. Prior to joining King’s, he worked as a research assistant in mental health policy.

He is currently supervised by Dr. Gareth Owen (IoPPN), Prof. Anthony David (UCL) and Dr. Stephen Fleming (UCL).

Research interests

  • Mental health law
  • Awareness, metacognition and insight
  • Decision making
  • Mental health inequalities 

Teaching

Kevin currently manages the Volunteer Electronic Helpdesk on Research Methods and Statistics, which is an online teaching and peer-learning module for students and staff. 

Expertise and public engagement

Kevin was involved in the 2018 Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, as a contributor to the Mental Health Act Review African and Caribbean (MHARAC) Group.

Kevin is currently a steering group member for the new Maudsley Cultural Psychiatry group. Check the Twitter feed for future engagement events @MaudsleyCPG.