Before commencing my first degree in Drama and Psychology I worked in Community Theatre. After completing my postgraduate diploma in dramatherapy in 1992 I worked in mental health charities and Adult Education with Adults with learning disabilities in London and then with a touring theratre company in Hertfordshire. When working in a mental health charity in Manchester I then completed my Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy. Following this I went to work in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services as a specialist therapist for 15 years where I completed my postgraduate diploma in CBT and postgraduate certificae in Clinical Supervision. I then worked for 3 years in Adult Psychological Therapies (IAPT) before starting at Edge HIll University in 2020. My research interests are in Dramatherapy and Arts therapies for Trauma, Complex PTSD and longterm health conditions. I lead the Mental Health and Wellbeing Practioner Programme at Edge Hill University.