I started my career in psychology by studying an undergraduate degree in the beautiful city of Chester, England and a postgraduate certificate in counselling and psychotherapy in London. I taught psychology at university, completed research for the UK National Health Service (NHS), and worked with families in the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for several years prior to pursuing a PhD.
For my PhD, I researched the concept of sexual violence from multiple perspectives. I produced a wide ranging, interdisciplinary, and intersectional analysis. I found the topic fascinating and was excited to meet others who had dedicated their careers to the prevention of violence.
My PhD in psychology was conferred by Manchester Metropolitan University, UK in 2013. I then moved back to Chester for a brief period to work as a lecturer, before relocating to Vancouver in 2014. I began work at Simon Fraser University as a Research Manager, examining the connections between environment, health and gender. I also work at the University of British Columbia, working towards the completion of my second book, ‘Psychology and Gender Dysphoria: Feminist and Transgender Perspectives’.