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Biography

Lois joined King’s College London in January 2022 as a Research Assistant working in the Service User Research Enterprise division at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and the Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. Her expertise includes qualitative methods, digital/remote treatment and mental health populations.

She is currently working on the CIRCuiTS project, investigating remote CRT as a treatment for severe mental health and psychosis. She creates treatment resources and conducts interviews to analyse through qualitative methods. She is also working on a further project studying the use of the Goal Attainment Scale to measure treatment success. She contributes with literature scopes, thematic analysis and formulating research ideas. Lois also contributes on other projects during the write up and publishing stages.

Lois gained both her First Class grade BSc Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology and Distinction grade MSc Clinical and Health Psychology degrees at Bangor University. Here she gained various skills and her passion for academia and research. She also has varied prior working experiences, including public speaking mentor, research assistant, research consultant and media producer.

Research Interests

  • Clinical Populations; specifically severe mental health, mood and anxiety disorders.
  • Intervention Development
  • Digital and Remote Treatments
  • Qualitative Research

Expertise and Public Engagement

Lois prioritises public engagement and raising awareness of mental health. She has written articles for local newspapers and a student support website. Last year she presented her MSc project findings at a conference on the therapeutic alliance during teletherapy. She has also spoken on issues regarding anxiety, phobia and mental health services accessibility on national television and radio. Lastly, she volunteers with anxiety helpline ‘No Panic’, charity ‘Mind’ and is a qualified Mental Health First Aider.