School of Health Sciences and Social Work
- Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Role Title: PhD Researcher
- Address: James Watson West 2 King Richard 1st Road Portsmouth PO1 2FR
- Telephone: 023 9284 4440
- Email: email@example.com
- Department: SHSSW
- Faculty: Faculty of Science
After graduating with a BSc (Hons) Psychology at the University of Portsmouth in 2013, I have joined the School of Health Sciences and Social Work as Full Time PhD Research student. Before joining the department I have undertaken a work placement in Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in Adult Mental Health Services, volunteered in pensioner care homes in Lithuania that together helped me to gain professional knowledge and experience. Currently, I am a volunteer be-friender/ visitor with the Independent Age in UK that aims to help older people to have fulfilling lives on a daily basis. The range of work and volunteering experiences that I have had leaded me to pursue an interest in health psychology and associated social experiences.
My research project focuses on asthma experiences in older adults and is under the supervision of Dr Ann Dewey and Dr Sally Kilburn. It is a three year programme during which I will investigate the range of psychological, health and social experiences, views, preferences that appear in older adults (65+) as a result of their asthma. The project will be a mixed design, entailing qualitative phase and quantitative.