With my colleagues Professor Valeria Ugazio at the University of Bergamo and Lisa Felin at the University of East London, and in conjunction with the Institute of Family Therapy, London, I am currently involved in a research project exploring semantic cohesion in intercultural couples.




My research interests are in the field of intercultural relationships and migration as well as innovative approaches to conducting qualitative research.

UK research

I was involved with the “Enduring Love? Couple Relationships in the 21st Century” ESRC funded project and wrote a foreword for the paperback edition of  ' Couple Relationships in the 21st Century  (https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319596976) based on the research project.

I was responsible for co-ordinating the North London arm of SHIFT (Self Harm Intervention Family Therapy) a national randomised control trial investigating the efficacy of family therapy for adolescent self harm. 

International research

I have carried out research in India, Africa, Singapore and the U.K and have been invited to teach and join research projectin a number of different countries including India, South Africa and Ireland. 

UK and overseas Research Supervision

I supervise Masters and Doctoral level students and offer supervision to overseas students via Skype.

Evidence based research

I have been involved with developing a series of podcasts about 'SCORE 15' an innovative research outcome measure for family therapy.

Research centres

I am the co-director of the Tavistock and Portman Family Therapy and Systemic Research Centre which provides online research resources to a growing community of practitioner-researchers.

Read my research doctorate

My research doctorate, “The process of family talk across culture”, is available free online, in word document format, or, if you prefer, it can be purchased from Amazon as a hardback book.