Research student, School of Psychology
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My research involves developing a mindfulness-based online support resource to support children and their families affected by skin conditions. My aim is to create a sustainable resource drawing upon mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches to make a useful contribution.
2016 - 2019: BA Counselling Studies and Psychology – University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea (First Class Honours).
2019 - 2020: MSc Clinical Psychology and Mental Health – Swansea University (Distinction).
2020 - Present: PhD Studentship, Cardiff University School of Psychology.
2019: British Psychological Society Best Undergraduate Dissertation.
2019: British Psychological Society – Welsh Branch Annual Student Conference, Poster Presentation Prize.
2019: Swansea University Taught Masters Excellence Scholarship (awarded for attaining first class undergraduate degree).
2018 - Present: Trustee to Skin Care Cymru.
2019: PsoWell Training Programme for Motivational Interview in Psoriasis, Cardiff.
February 2020 - December 2020: Honorary Assistant Psychologist – The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea.
Olivia was interviewed and featured in an article exploring skin conditions by the BBC, which can be found here
Graduate Member of The British Psychological Society (MBPsS).
I am interested in researching the psychological impact of living with visible skin conditions. My undergraduate research involved using mixed methods to investigate the ways in which males and females cope with skin conditions. For my postgraduate studies, I conducted a qualitative investigation into the experiences of anger in psoriasis, exploring how negative emotions impact on skin severity and maintenance of the skin condition.
My PhD research involves developing a mindfulness-based online support resource to support children and their families affected by skin conditions. My aim is to create a sustainable resource drawing upon mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches to make a useful contribution.