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.
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.
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.
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