I’m a bit of a “Jill of all trades”, currently I’m a researcher, data analysis, disability support worker, web designer, programmer, mother and provisional PhD candidate.
While my own research is within the field of Psychology I have worked alongside others in a variety of research projects, principally in a statistical analysis role. You can find out more about my current projects and roles to the right.
This site is more than just an academic blog. It is a collection of my musings and online repository of those things that motivate and inspire me bot at work and in my own life. From collections of information of Fibromyalgia (which I have) through to the adventures of training an assistance/therapy dog from scratch – there really is a bit of everything.
Building on my previous research I am extending the findings related to Compassion, Mindfulness, and Parenting. Through understanding how underlying parental attributes play a role in help seeking behaviour and wellbeing, this research aims to explore the validity and effectiveness of parent centered interventions for special needs families.
As part of a longitudinal study into the wellbeing of college students I am assisting in the analysis of data as collected. Tracking several facets of wellbeing alongside engagement in college activities this study is providing interesting insights into what contributes to wellbeing for young adults.
Transitions Research Institute
Student Life Research focuses on research directly related to the understanding and wellbeing of emerging adults. The highly connected and globally conscious world faced by today’s youth presents unique challenges to those trying to engage them in tertiary studies or the workplace.
Paxton Super Pup in Training
With several family members with diagnosis that incorporate elements of social anxiety and sensory overwhelm there is a significant need for a well-trained and much loved psychiatric assistance dog/therapy dog. Due to the extensive wait lists and costs involved we have decided to embark on the DIY version. Follow Paxton’s journey as he goes from simply adorable puppy to irreplaceable family member.