I attended Blue Coat C of E Secondary School and Sixth Form in Coventry. I then went to University of Westminster to study Psychology, and completed an MSc in Educational Neuroscience at Birkbeck/UCL in August last year.
I have worked in a range of voluntary roles since I was a teenager, from mentoring at playschemes for autistic children, to volunteering at local centres for young people, to research assistant at Kings College. After my degree and before applying for the studentship, I also worked as a Support Worker and Care Coordinator at a home case services for people with brain injuries and neurological conditions.
I am supervised by Prof Emily Farran and Dr Marie Smith. I’m based UCL Institute of Education, funded by Economic and Social Research Council.