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Biography

I joined King’s College London in 2017 where I work within the Centre for Implementation Science, Health Service and Population Research Department. Here my role and responsibilities are focused on the design and delivery of hybrid studies which evaluate effectiveness as well as implementation of interventions in healthcare settings. I work in collaboration with the NIHR ARC Diabetes Research Team and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.  

In addition, I work on quality improvements in cancer multidisciplinary teams in collaboration with a range of stakeholders outside of King’s College London, such as Cancer Alliance Network, NHS England and NHS Improvement, Public Health England, Roche Diagnostics, and East Carolina University School of Medicine. 

Prior to joining King’s College, I worked as an academic researcher at University College London, Kingston University, and Imperial College London, and as an assistant clinical psychologist at Royal Free London NHS Trust and in a private therapy clinic. 

I completed my PhD in Clinical Medicine Research in 2017 at Imperial College London, Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, funded by the National Institute for Health Research. My doctoral research focused on decision-making and communication in cancer multidisciplinary teams by utilising methods and approaches from cognitive, communication and team sciences. I have also completed an MSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology at Birkbeck and University College London, and a BSc (Hons) Psychology at Middlesex University.  

My expertise is in research design, mixed research methodology (quant and quali) and applied healthcare research that includes various stakeholders and spans a range of conditions, including cancer, diabetes, mental health, speech impediments, and neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., Williams syndrome, Down syndrome, but also, dementia and stroke). 

Research Interests 

  • Implementation and improvement science  
  • Communication and decision-making 
  • Team science

Teaching

  • Evidence for healthcare practice – audit and feedback  
  • Quality improvement 
  • Qualitative research methods   
  • Design and evaluation of complex interventions   
  • Qualitative methods for scale up 
  • Implementation science outcomes and quantitative approaches 
  • Theories, models and frameworks in implementation science 
  • Psychology of choice, personal decisions and influences on choice 
  • Decision-making and communication in multidisciplinary teams 
  • Getting funded and published 

Expertise and Public Engagement

Involvement in organisations outside of KCL, such as Cancer Alliance Network, Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement, Public Health England, Roche Diagnostics, National Cancer Institute (USA), Imperial College London, East Carolina University School of Medicine.