Beth joined the team in 2020 working on the PATHWAY trial, a study focused on improving access to psychological therapy for people with heart conditions. During 2020 Beth also worked on the Life On and Off the Ward project, interviewing NHS staff to understand their experiences of working during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of the pandemic on their mental health. Beth then joined the Youth Metacognitive Therapy (YoMeta) project, assessing Group Metacognitive Therapy for young people within CAMHS, which began in 2021.
Beth earned her BSc in Psychology from Bangor University and this was followed by her MSc in Clinical Neurology from The University of Sheffield. During her undergraduate studies, she was involved in research that examined the influence of exercise on cognitive functioning and mental health in university students. Beth has also been involved in postgraduate research measuring specific cognitive deficits in Alzheimer’s disease using electroencephalography (EEG) along with the impact of the disease on mental health outcomes.
In addition to her research work, Beth has gained valuable clinical experience working with children who have acquired brain injuries and inherited neurological disorders and has worked supporting hydrotherapy for adults with life limiting and neurological conditions.
Beth has an interest in understanding the complex relationship between physical illness, neurological disorders, and mental health in both adults and children.