I strongly believe that science (particularly health science) should be accessible to everyone and am skilled in making complex or emotive topics engaging and fun! I'm keen to provide support that works for you, so, prefer to start off with a chat to get to know each other and find out a bit about what you need help with or what your interests are. I will then tailor our sessions to meet your needs; breaking down those overwhelming topics into manageable chunks with lots of mixed media to keep it interesting! I can also provide support with essay writing, research skills and exam revision! A-Level and BSc Psychology preferred. Just send me a message if you have any questions!
I graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BSc in Psychology in 2013 and worked as an Assistant Psychologist in the NHS for 5 years. This has given me lots of practical experience and additional training in the field of clinical psychology. I recently completed my MSc in Global Mental Health from the University of Glasgow and am due to start a PhD at University of Bath in the new year. I have been working freelance as a health writer and tutor for the past year with excellent reviews!
Travel costs to be added if traveling outside of Bristol. Cancellation is free as long as you give me at least 24 hours notice please.
Oct 18’ – Present
- Private tutoring x 2 clients (ongoing)
- Training packages, policy documents and support with NHS contract bid for Surrey Physio
- Lifestyle article writing for Lumminary (Genetics testing company)
- Copy-writing and blog posts for Midland Health (private GP practise)
- Ognio (social enterprise start-up): Research assistant including transcription and analysis of data (4 weeks).
- Personal tutoring and proof-reading for student completing Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (1 week).
- Promotional support for Marie Curie’s ‘The Great Daffodil’ campaign; this involved recruiting, discussing and encouraging the sharing of people’s stories in relation to terminal illness (2 weeks).
- Admin support for Pricecorp (1 week).
- Editor for specialist boating blog; (concealed information) (ongoing).
- Social media marketing for local drama-therapist (event specific).
Oct 18’ – Jan 19’ – Volunteer with Portland Rehabilitation Management; homeless and mental health centre in Port Antonio, Jamaica.
Sept 16’- Oct 18’ – Assistant Psychologist for the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway in Bristol (Avon and Wiltshire NHS Trust).
- Consultation with probation staff
- Training and workforce development e.g. facilitating reflective practice for probation staff and writing/ delivering training.
- Facilitation of therapeutic groups in bail hostels
- Up to 6 sessions of joint work with probation officers and service users which could include low intensity CBT or psycho-education
- Screening and management of OPD caseload
- Development of service audit and standard operation procedure
- Attendance and presentation in conferences
- Administration, analysis and presentation of psychological assessment e.g. WAIS
Oct 15’ – Sept 16’ – Assistant Psychologist at The Hellingly Centre (split between women’s medium secure ward and low secure men’s ward). Sussex Partnership NHS Trust.
- 1:1 counselling and therapeutic interventions including low-intensity CBT
- Planning and facilitation of therapeutic groups
- Psychological assessment for short-term admission and administration of psycho-metrics
- Service audit and evaluation
- Use of standardized risk assessment tools and risk planning meetings
- Contribution to Care Planning Action (CPA) meetings, ward rounds and other ward planning
July 14’ – Oct 15’ – Project Worker at Brighton Star Project (Sanctuary Supported Living); dual diagnosis supported housing in Hove.
- Day to day running of the houses
- Facilitation of community meetings
- Supporting activities of daily living; doctors appointments etc.
- Liaison with local services to support recovery
- Key-working 4-5 clients using recovery star
Apr 14’ – Jul 15’ – Honorary Assistant Psychologist at Lighthouse Recovery Support (Sussex Partnership NHS Trust); a community personality disorder service in Hove.
- Supporting key-working sessions and crisis meetings
- Planning and facilitation of therapeutic groups
- Delivery of training
- Administration and scoring of psycho-metrics
- Service audit and monthly report writing
Jun 13’ – Apr’ 14 – Rehabilitation Primary Coach at the ABI unit (TRU Ltd); an Acquired Brain Injury secure unit in Newton-Le-Willows.
- Supporting activities of daily living
- Supporting excursions and other social events
- Allocation of 3 key clients which meant management of care planning, supporting physiotherapy/ speech and language therapy programs and application of rehabilitative practice
- Administration of cognitive psycho-metrics e.g. GOAT, WAIS-IV, WMS-IV
2019 - Systematic review (qualitative meta-synthesis) of research relating to mental health stigma in Jamaica
2018 - McCusker, L., Turner, ML, Pike, G. & Startup, H. (2018). Meaningful Ways of Understanding and Measuring Change for People with Borderline Personality Disorder: A Thematic Analysis. Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy. 46(5):528-540.
2017 – Development and lead on dissemination of audit tool which compares central data reports with local database to pick up discrepancies.
2016 – Local Collaborator at The Hellingly Centre for Fire Setting research conducted by PhD researcher at University of Kent. This role involves identifying participants, distributing information and providing other information relevant to the project.
2016 – Data collection for RETHINK survey; administration of DREEM outcome measure with service users, distribution and collection of staff survey’s and data entry.
2015 – 16 – Qualitative service audit aimed at determining meaningful outcomes for service users with diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. This project is intended as a starting point for the development of an outcome measure which is transferable across treatments and addresses meaningful recovery for service users. I was involved in the facilitation and transcription of two focus groups run at two community PD service sites. I also took an active role in thematic analysis of the data, and have written the introduction for the journal publication. The study can be found at; (concealed information)
2013 - Availability and effectiveness of information support: an evaluation of psycho-education provided for carers of Mersey Care service users; my third year dissertation piece. For this project I independently conducted focus groups across three Mersey Care sites and used grounded theory to analyse the data. This project was given a mark of 65. Recommendations as an outcome of this project were disseminated by Mersey Care’s Research and Development department. Many of these were implemented across Mersey Care sites.
9.5 GCSE’s (Grades A* to C)
Psychology A2 – A
Philosophy A2 – A
General Studies A2 – A
Biology – B
Psychology Bsc (Hons) 2:1
University of Liverpool 2013
Dissertation: Availability and effectiveness of information support: an evaluation of psycho-education provided for carers of Mersey Care service users. For this project I conducted focus groups across three Mersey Care sites and used grounded theory to analyse the data. This project was given a grade of 2:1.
MSc Global Mental Health
University of Glasgow (Distance Learning) – to graduate September 2019
Dissertation: Systematic review (qualitative meta-synthesis) of research relating to mental health stigma in Jamaica (submit).
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