My research is focussed in the area of Social Psychology. More specifically, I am investigating the perceptions and opinions held by the wider public regarding academics, their purpose and their positioning within wider society. Previous research has suggested that the once-popular notion of academia being a closed and gate-kept community has begun to shift, and my current research investigates this proposed shift and how it differs between different professional groups.

Primary affiliationCentre for Applied Behavioural Sciences,
Department of Psychology,
School of Social Sciences,
Heriot-Watt University
Research profile
SupervisorsDr Louise Delicato, Heriot-Watt University
Dr Mioara Cristea, Heriot-Watt University
Dr Lauren Potter, Heriot-Watt University
FundingSchool of Social Sciences (Heriot-Watt University) PhD Scholarship