And a bit more background:

  • First degree from the University of Edinburgh and qualified teacher (Institute of Education, London).
  • I spent 10 years working as a Research Psychologist and then as an Associate Professor at the Bethlem and Maudsley in London (UK), Institute of Psychiatry (University of London) and Curtin University in Perth, (Western Australia).
  • I  was awarded my Doctorate in 2001 by the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.
  • Published academic author in peer-reviewed journals.
  • I have practised yoga since my early 20s, love to travel, climb up tall things and spend time in nature.