I am a British Psychological Society chartered social psychologist. My primary area of expertise is the personality characteristic of perfectionism, how it develops, and how it impacts on mental health. My most notable work is the theory of cultural influences on perfectionism, which rose to especial prominence following a 2017 publication of the first systems-level cohort study to show that perfectionism is on the rise in American, Canadian, and British college students. I am the author of over 30 published papers and book chapters on related topics and I have received numerous awards for my scholarship and research.
Informed by my research and expertise in data analysis, I have previously lectured to undergraduates in the UK and Australia. I now teach research method and statistics units in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science.
2018 Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology Reviewer of the Year
2015 American Psychological Association Division 47 Dissertation Award
2014 University of Leeds Research Excellence Award