I am very interested in mental health and the high incidence of mental health problems in Deaf populations. I am a student on the Advanced Certificate in Mental Health and Deafness here at the University of Birmingham and I also work part-time on a psychiatric ward for deaf people, where I am researching linguistic indicators of deteriorating/improving mental health.
I have been co-organising the Psycholinguistics Lab meetings within the School of Psychology for over a year. I am a member of the Sign Language Linguistics Society, the International Society for Gesture Studies and the British Society for Mental Health and Deafness.
I am also interested in gender studies and was on the organising committee for the 6th Roles Gender and Sexuality conference at the University of Birmingham.