Profession:

  • Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Research Consultant

Relevant organisations/institutions:

Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust

Research areas of interest/specialisms:

  • Psychological impact of living with a condition which affects appearance
  • Peer support for people living with a visible difference
  • Development of interventions to support people with alopecia and their families
  • Training and volunteer management

What is your working/academic background?

Kerry's research and charitable work has focused on psychological support and interventions for people living with conditions which affect appearance. She has a particular interest in peer support as she feels this is really valuable.  Kerry has been involved in developing and facilitating peer support programmes with national charities. Kerry currently provides advice and consultancy to charities to assist them in the development and delivery of support services. She works within the NHS as a Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner supporting people with anxiety and depression as a result of a long term health condition.