I’m an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Exeter, where I research and teach about women’s mental health, reproductive health, and early life influences on health.

I was born in Bristol and grew up a few miles south in Nailsea. I did my undergraduate BSc in Biology at Cardiff University, then my MSc in Reproduction and Development at the University of Bristol, and my PhD in Reproductive Health at the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to working in Exeter, I worked for nine years as a postdoc, lecturer and senior lecturer at the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol.