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Research, writing and conferences

I speak frequently at international conferences, on a variety of therapy, university, mental health, diversity, leadership, research and wellbeing topics.

Research, writing, conference

I have extensive experience of chairing conferences, panels, and delivering talks and keynote sessions to a variety of professionals groups and audiences both in the UK and internationally.

I am the Vice-Chair of the MWBHE expert group at Advance HE, a past Chair of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Universities & Colleges Division as well as the national group for Heads of University Counselling Services (HUCS), and the Chair of the Academic Committee of China-UK University Counselling Association.

I contribute regularly to professional, counselling and research journals.

Editor of the Best Practice Guidelines for University Counselling Services - BACP UC 2017

Contributor and reviewer for BACP The Competences Required To Deliver Effective Counselling In Further And Higher Education (2016).

Assessment in Short-term Counselling in Higher Education (2015)
You can follow this link to a list of some of my publications (full list on request):


The article Two heads are better than one, displayed on this page, first appeared in the July 2023 issue of Coaching Today published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Reproduced with permission in the November 2023 issue of University & College Counselling published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. ©BACP 2023

My practice and expertise are underpinned by a strong commitment to using theory and practice that are evidence-based. As a result, I have made my own contributions to research in my field by being a founding member of two national research groups in student mental health:
Mindfulness Skills for Students

Selected Conferences (full list on request)


  • Keynote The future of the mental health, counselling and wellbeing workforce in HE, MHWBHE conference – Advance HE and national meeting Heads of University Counselling Service Group (HUCS)

  • Panel member spotlight session : Equity, diversity and inclusion & presenter: Is it just stigma? Why students do not seek mental health support and what to do about it – EAIE Conference (Barcelona)

  • Boosting your resilience workshop (Antonine University, Lebanon)

  •  Keynote Student Mental Wellbeing: Challenges and Guidance Open Forum Events



  • Chairing online panel for MHWBHE – Advance HE Nailing Jelly to a Wall: Providing Wellbeing Support in a Time of Uncertainty


  • Counselling in the Shadow of Coronavirus / AUCCCD (USA – online) with R. Millar

  • Providing Culturally Competent Support Services / Westminster in Higher Education Forum


  • Keynote – Models and Experiences of Psychological Crisis Prevention and Intervention

      Conferences at Tongji, Xian, and Jilin Universities and Chinese Association for Mental Health (Bejing)

  • Counselling in UK Universities and Colleges: Gathering Outcome Measures for the Sector:

      Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR)


  • Chairing BACP UC – Working with Research, Universities and Colleges Conference

  • Chairing BACP UC – Working with Suicide, Universities and Colleges Conference

  • Special Keynote –   Exploring the Role and Importance of Counselling in Effectively Supporting Students' Wellbeing New Gov


  • Next steps for Improving Mental Health Provision at University

      Westminster Higher Education Forum Seminar

  • Combatting Violence Against Women & Harassment on Campus

      Westminster Briefing


  • Effectiveness of Providing a Mindfulness-Based Intervention to Increase Resilience to Stress in University Students: Results from a Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial 

      BACP research conference with J Galante

On application

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