Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
My PhD project is a Collaborative Doctoral Award between the Open University and Beyond Words. Using narrative methodologies, I aim to explore the health and wellbeing benefits of (wordless) book clubs for people with learning disabilities.
Previously, I completed a BA (English) and an MA (Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice) at The University of Nottingham. My research interests include collaborative and restorative storytelling, multimodal narratives, reading for pleasure, the discourse of therapy and improving accessibility in health services.
Outside of my studies, I volunteer with young adults as a person-centred counsellor and read as many science fiction novels as I can squeeze in.