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I joined King’s as a staff member in 2017 after completing my PhD within the Department of Psychological Medicine. During my PhD I researched the placebo’s ‘evil twin’, the nocebo effect, and tested an intervention to reduce nocebo effects which occur in the context of medicine side-effects. 

I continue to work at King’s as a postdoctoral researcher within the Health Protection Research Unit, where I am further developing myI  research on nocebo effects into clinical practice. Alongside this, I assist with research under the wider remit of our unit concerning emergency response, and contribute to teaching Psychology both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

Research Interests

  • Nocebo/placebo effects 
  • Risk communication 
  • Medication adherence 
  • Presenteeism 
  • Disaster response 

Research Groups

Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response 

Expertise and Public Engagement

I have been interviewed by Dr Sarb Johal about my PhD research for his podcast ‘Who cares? What’s the point?’ 


I am the co-module leader for the Disaster Response module for the MSc in Mental Health Studies and also guest lecture on many undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including the MSc in Health Psychology and iBSc Psychology course, where I teach on the following modules: 

  • Health-Related Behaviours, Cognitions and Emotions 
  • Psychology and Health Care Delivery 
  • Health and Illness across the Lifespan 
  • Research Methods and Statistics 

I also supervise both MSc and BSc Psychology students’ dissertations.