Please briefly describe your clinical/medical experience to date?
My background is in Psychology, where I first developed an interest in child development and how physical and psychological health are closely related. I am now completing my PhD, where I am researching the relationship between neurobehaviour and the hormone oxytocin in children with conditions affecting the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, in hope to improve the quality of life for children and their families.
What motivated you to enter paediatric care in the first place?
The period from childhood to adulthood is a very complex (but interesting!) journey. I have always had an interest in supporting children through this journey and I am especially motivated to help those who are faced with additional challenges along the way.
How will the funding from The Evie Dove Foundation help you to advance your career and your impact/services to children?
The opportunity to present my research at the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology conference will help spread awareness of the behavioural difficulties some children face alongside medical conditions and hopefully inspire more research in this area.
How did you find out about The Evie Dove Foundation?
I first found out about The Evie Dove Foundation after seeing a poster on one of the paediatric day wards and my supervisor encouraged me to get in touch!
Tell us about yourself!
I live in London with one of my lovely friends, but love going back to my hometown to enjoy the countryside and the beach – especially with my family dog Max! I am also a member of a wonderful Netball team called Unicorns which is a much-appreciated way to de-stress and keep active!
Anything else you would like to tell us about your experience, future aspirations and motivations?
I hope to continue working within clinical paediatric research with a focus on investigating behavioural problems and potential therapeutic avenues for children with medical conditions.