Personal profile


I am a senior lecturer with a strong drive towards qualitative research. I developed specialist knowledge in several areas of Social Psychology, such as group dynamics, social dominance and coercive control in a gated religious environment. During my PhD, I explored the lived experiences of people shunned from the Jehovah's Witnesses community with particular reference to the impact on the individual's life and the strategies employed to cope with such an event. I am particularly interested in how mandated shunning threatens the fundamental human rights of the individual and the possible implications of this within the UK justice system.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, A Qualitative Exploration of the Social Dynamics of Religious Shunning in the Jehovah's Witness Community, University of West London

8 May 20198 Jun 2022

Award Date: 8 Jun 2022

Psychology, MSc, An Insightful Journey into Religious Shunning. The Social, Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Impact on the Individual's Well-being, University of Roehampton

24 Sept 20155 Jan 2018

Award Date: 18 Jan 2019


  • H Social Sciences (General)