I originally trained as a dancer before specialising in dance science and later dance psychology. After completing my Master’s and PhD degrees, I worked as a Senior Dance Lecturer in Higher Education for over 15 years. I have been involved in everything from course leadership and curriculum design to mentoring and PhD supervision to lecturing and research. Although I have a variety of research areas, wellbeing has become of particular interest since having children and trying to find a way of balancing a career I love with being there for the small people in my life. This led me to consider how my knowledge of psychological research and theory can be more directly applied to people’s lives, to help them flourish not flounder under the weight of 21st century living.
In the last two years I have undertaken additional training in mental health awareness, counselling skills, research mentorship and life coaching. I am also a mental health first aider and was recently invited to sit on the mental health working group of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS).
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