Education

  • PhD, Behavioural Sciences (without corrections) Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University (2011-2014)
  • MSc, Evolutionary Psychology (Distinction) Brunel University (2008-2011)
  • BSc, Zoology with Evolutionary Psychology (2:1) University of Liverpool (2002-2005)

Additional technical training/proficiency:

  • Programming with Python & R
  • Analyses and data wrangling in R, Excel & SPSS
  • Qualtrics
  • Crowsourcing & online surveys with Amazon MTurk, Crowdflower, SocialSci
  • HTML, CSS & web page design
  • Geocoding and GIS
  • BMS and MEDS software (Department of Health)
  • NHS Comms Link (Department of Health)
  • MS Project
  • IBM Quickr & Lotus Notes

Additional management and leadership training:

  • Event management training (Government Communications Network)
  • Knowledge and Information management development (Department of Health)
  • Leadership development training (Olivier Mythodrama)
  • Project Management (Department of Health)
  • Strategic communications planning development (NHS Communications Forum)

Additional biological training:

  • Evolutionary Biology Workshop in the Alps (Conference Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale – 3 ECTS credits)
  • Field Skills in Biology
  • Quantitative Biology

Other training:

  • Parliamentary Outreach Training
  • Science Policy training (Newton’s Apple)
  • Actors Workshop for Science Communication (Actors Workshop)
  • First Aid at work training (North East Ambulance Service)
  • Introduction to the news media (Science Media Centre)
  • Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (ITLHE) Part A
  • IT Demonstrator Training (Newcastle University, School of Medical Sciences Education Development)
  • Public engagement in science training (British Science Association)
  • Science, policy, risk and uncertainty (Foundation for Science and Technology)