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Dawn joined the University in 2009, having previously worked at the University of the Highlands and Islands in Inverness and the University of Northampton. Earlier in her career she was a clinical psychologist in the NHS, working with older adults in a community mental health team in Leicestershire. She obtained her BA (Hons) in Psychology from Nottingham University in 1985, her Diploma in Clinical Psychology in 1991 and her PhD in 2008 from the University of East London where she was investigating the management and repair of shame. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  She is interested in supervising postgraduate researchers in the areas indicated below.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Health and well-being 
  • Transition to motherhood, in particular women's experiences of breastfeeding and moral discourse in relation to these
  • Case formulation within psychological therapy 
  • Managment and repair of shame
  • Impact of mental health stigma on users of mental health services  

Research Degree Supervision

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Transition to motherhood; self-conscious emotion; making sense of mental health difficulties

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Counselling
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Shame
  • Self-conscious emotion
  • Breastfeeding
  • Mental health stigma
  • Transition to motherhood


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