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I am a Departmental Lecturer on the Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation (EBSIPE) course. A member of St. Catherine’s College, I am also a Clarendon Scholar in my final year of a DPhil (PhD) in Social Intervention. Before coming to Oxford, I worked as a special education teacher for pupils ages 8-14 identified with emotional/behavioural and cognitive disabilities. In this capacity, I collaborated with school psychologists, social workers, foster care workers, crisis management teams, and other clinicians to support my pupils’ social, emotional, behavioural, and academic development. In addition to my teaching certification, I hold an MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention from the University of Oxford, an MA in Urban Special Education from Cardinal Stritch University, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame.
My research spans the disciplines of psychology and education. My current research focuses on the effects of training primary school teachers in positive classroom behaviour management strategies as a way to support children's social, emotional, and behavioural development. My DPhil (PhD) project is two-fold and includes a mixed methods systematic review of the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Programme as well as qualitative interviews with educators in the UK. I am collaborating with the Supporting Teachers And childRen in Schools (STARS) Study from the University of Exeter's Medical School to conduct my qualitative interviews.
As a research assistant, I have experience on numerous randomised controlled trials administered both in community settings (e.g., primary schools and juvenile detention centres) and in university psychology laboratories. I have also collaborated on systematic reviews in public health and conducted case study research with a primary school pupil identified with special educational needs.