beckyI am an ESRC-funded PhD student at the University of Leicester, based primarily within the department of Health Sciences but also with links to the department of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Behaviour.  My doctoral research focuses on the impact that perfectionism and self-compassion have on individuals living with long-term health conditions (in particular, Type 2 diabetes), both in terms of their overall health and wellbeing and in terms of their ability to self-manage their condition(s).

I am passionate about inclusion and equality within academia, and since 2016 have been working as an editor and social media contributor for Chronically Academic, a network for academics with disabilities and chronic conditions.  I was also involved in abstract-reviewing for the highly-successful Ableism in Academia conference, which was held in collaboration with Chronically Academic at University College London in March 2018.

Transcription and research consultancy
Since 2013, I have provided research support and consultancy to a number of research projects across several universities.  I am also an experienced transcriber and regularly take on work from universities as well as allied academic organisations and individuals.  Please contact me if you would like a quote for transcription work or other research support.  I am proficient in SPSS, Mplus, Camtasia and Qualtrics.

Educational background
I completed my BSc in Psychology at the University of Northampton in 2016, and the following year attained my MRes in Psychological Research Methods from Nottingham Trent University.  I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and their Division of Health Psychology, and am working towards Chartered Psychologist status.