I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BA in European Politics and an MA in Politics and Social Policy. After completing a Masters in Social Research at Loughborough University, I decided to move into social psychology to complete my ESRC funded PhD, which used conversation analysis to examine interaction on Facebook instant messenger. I completed my PhD in 2013 and the following year started at the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in Psychology. In 2015 I moved to the University of Salford, where I taught predominantly research methods, media psychology and social psychology. In 2016 I took on the role of co-programme leader for the BSc Psychology programme.
I started as a lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton in December 2018, and am a member of the Cyberpsychology Research Unit (CRUW).