Research, writing and conferences
I speak frequently at international conferences, on a variety of therapy, university, mental health, diversity, leadership, research and wellbeing topics.
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
You can follow this link to a list of some of my publications (full list on request): https://tinyurl.com/wz9m7cnv
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 working with 2 research groups:
Mindfulness Skills for Students
Selected Conferences (full list on request)
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
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
This article first appeared in the May 2021 issue of University & College Counselling, published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. https://www.bacp.co.uk/bacp-journals/university-and-college-counselling/ BACP 2021©