Olivia majored in Psychology for her BSc and MSc and is a currently a doctoral Researcher in Psychology at the University of Birmingham. Using quantitative and qualitative design, her research aims to identify psychological factors in academic achievement and investigate the relationship between factors such as mental health and various individual differences with academic outcomes. Olivia’s research focuses on students at international branch campuses. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a PGCHE from the University of Birmingham.
Olivia joined the University of Birmingham in 2019, with significant experience in Higher Education in the Middle East. Prior to joining the University, Olivia established the foundation programme at another highly ranked University in the United Arab Emirates.
Olivia leads and teaches introductory psychology modules for students on the 4-year BSc Psychology programme in Dubai and teaches modules in social psychology and developing skills on the undergraduate programmes