I completed my undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology and Sociology at the University of Surrey in 2012, and I was awarded my MSc in Health Psychology from the university in 2013.
As part of my undergraduate degree I spent a year in industry, working within the South Thames Cleft Service at Guys’ and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, and it was here that I developed an interest in the interaction between psychology, health, and illness. I have also undertaken voluntary work with various client groups, and found working with people with dementia particularly rewarding.
My PhD research is supervised by Professor Jane Ogden and Professor Mark Whiteley, and sponsored by The Leg Ulcer Charity. I aim to explore the impact of caring for a patient with venous leg ulcers, to investigate relationships between patients and their caregivers, and to evaluate the impact of venous surgery for leg ulcers on the quality of life of patients and carers. In my spare time I am training to be a First Aider with St Johns Ambulance, and I enjoy baking and watching rugby.
Postgraduate Psychology Research Conference 2014, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, University of Surrey – April 2014
Caregiver-recipient relationships in chronic leg ulceration, and the influence of surgical management: A research protocol
Tollow, P, J Ogden, MS Whiteley