Coming up...


I'm looking forward to participating in a workshop on empathy and truth at SOAS in June


I'll be supervising a project on digital vs. non-digital fiction effects on empathy, through EFPSA, kicking off with a Summer School in Greece in July. 


With the British Psychological Society London & Home Counties Branch I'm running quarterly postgraduate psychologist networking events where postgrads can present work in a supportive environment. I also chair the monthly online Psychology research paper club. Follow @psychpaperclub and join in using the hastag #PsychPaperClub.

For more info on the branch and our initiatives, see the branch website. 



I study the cognitive processes involved in engaging with fictional worlds, particularly processes related to empathy. Interests include arts-engagement, empathy, agency and research methods. 


Selected outputs

New paper, "Relationships between Fiction Media, Genre, and Empathic Abilities" (2019), out in Scientific Study of Literature


I had a fantastic time talking about the science of fiction, followed by an improvised show based on my talk by the Free Radicals in October 2018 in Reading. Great fun and a packed house. View HERE (warning: the improv contains some rude[ish] bits!)



I was delighted to present my research at the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature biennial conference in Stavanger (July 2018), and to receive the Outstanding Student Paper Award. Huge thanks to the hard-working organisers. And Stavanger treated us to the Tall Ships race and a rather magical view of the lunar eclipse!

I was awarded a Qualtrics Academic Bursary at Qualtrics X4 Europe for my experimental research examining fiction effects on styles of empathy. Presentation of award



In the media

Research has featured in: Science DailyPsych CentralHealth Medicine Network

Vita (Greece), Newsbeast (Greece), Kapa News (Greece)

Niestatystyczny (Poland)IFL ScienceEuropolitisWorld NewsIDN Times (India)New Zealand HeraldThe IndependentThe Daily MailThe MetroThe TelegraphRadio JackieMiskin Radio, YourTango, and US News channels CV 33 (Dallas), CBS 13 News (Sacramento), PHL17 (Philadelphia)



My professional portfolio includes psychology in occupational settings, acting, writing, filmmaking, and applied arts and consultancy in dementia care, mental health, education and criminal justice settings. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate quantitative and qualitative research methods, and lecture in personality, social cognition & psychometrics.



I'm an Associate Editor of the Journal of European Psychology Students (find JEPS on Twitter @efpsa_jeps) and I'm standing PsyPAG Alumni Chair (follow or DM @PsyPAGalumni) and BPS London & Home Counties branch PsyPAG rep (find @BPS_LHC on Twitter). If you're a PsyPAG alumnus or a postgraduate psychologist near London, do get in touch!

Please contact me for a copy of my CV

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