New publication on Netflix’s Stranger Things

Two exciting things happening today: Stranger Things season 4 part II is out on Netflix, and our paper on the psychology of Stranger Things has been published in Journal of Popular Culture! I’ve had the chance to collaborate with two awesome academics, Dr Kevin Lu (from my alma matter, Uni of Essex – Kevin was […]

I’ve completed my post-doc! Key findings from the school culture and mental health project

In March 2021, I had the absolute pleasure of joining University of Cambridge, Department of Psychiatry, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. I worked with the excellent ChARM team (Child and Adolescent Resilience and Mental Health), and, in particular, Prof Tamsin Ford and Dr Anne-Marie Burn, who supported me in my postdoctoral research journey. I also joined […]

Presentation at the Carl Jung Institute (Switzerland)

My first time visiting Switzerland, first time at the Carl Jung Institute, and first time delivering a workshop as long as three hours to clinicians face-to-face, after a long time of pandemic Zoom workshops! Many thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Brodersen for inviting me, and to the CG Jung Institute administration and IT team for setting up the […]

New book chapter

My first book contribution is out! 📖🌱 I collaborated with cross-cultural psychology researchers from University of Derby on a book titled “Ikigai: Towards a psychological understanding of a life worth living” (Yasu Kotera and Dean Fido, Eds.). Ikigai (生き甲斐) is a Japanese word often translated as “purpose in life” or “life worth living” in English […]

New post – Assistant Professor of Psychology at Vilnius University

I am very pleased to announce that I will be joining Psychology Institute (Faculty of Philosophy) at Vilnius University as an Assistant Professor for the upcoming year. Below you will find information about the courses that I am currently teaching. If you find yourself in Vilnius in the upcoming months, please do not hesitate to […]

Study participation

We are currently conducting a research study about how CBT and psychodynamic therapists perceive and approach integration of different therapeutic modalities in private practice. If you are a qualified and BABCP accredited CBT or qualitied and BCP accredited psychodynamic therapist, we would like to invite you to complete our survey: The participation in this […]

Reflections: what does it feel to “do a PhD”?

I thought it would be useful to, both for myself and any potential readers, to reflect on what it feels to do a PhD. For brief background, I am a fresh PhD graduate, having defended my work in May 2021 at University of Essex, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies. My thesis (PhD by publications) […]

Recent presentations

Over the last two weeks, I presented my doctoral research at several institutions and conferences: April 12th: Lecture presentation at Vilnius University, Institute of Psychology, Lithuania on “Evidence and practice-based psychotherapy: the case study method” via Zoom. The lecture was attended by 110 participants, many of whom were UG and MA psychology students as well as academic staff […]

Lecture on the case study method at Vilnius University

I have been invited to deliver a lecture at Vilnius University, Psychology Institute on my doctoral research, Knowledge generation processes and the role of the case study method in the field of psychotherapy, on April 12th, 1-2pm EEST (Eastern European Summer Time). The lecture is titled “Evidence and practice-based psychotherapy: the case study method”. Please […]


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