I am a Chartered Psychologist based in Glasgow, Scotland, and this website acts as a central portal to explore my research and associated activity. I am a Research Scientist, working my way towards being a Lecturer, aspiring to develop expertise in both Music Psychology and Cyberpsychology – both of which intersect with Social Psychology, my principal area of expertise.
In my current role, collaborating with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, I look at the quality of life of individuals with cancer. I am also continuing an independent body of research following on from my Doctoral research into the cultural and commercial impact of the digital revolution on music listening – I am especially interested in the implications of music in everyday contexts, impacting on health and wellbeing. My expertise lies in the psychology of music piracy, and this multidisciplinary topic has inspired mixed-methods research which has appeared in several peer-reviewed academic journals. I also write for a variety of online publications, and appear frequently in the media, including radio, newspapers, and podcasts.
I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and its Social Psychology and Qualitative sections, plus many other organisations, such as the European Music Business Research Association (EMBRA) and Scottish Pop Academic Network (SPAN). I am also a member of ‘Project Steve‘, and am involved in various widening participation programs.
I welcome multidisciplinary research opportunities, consultancy work, media interviews, and expertise requests. I am also available for public speaking engagements.
My research interests include: Health and Wellbeing, Quality of Life, Music Preferences, Music Engagement, Identity, Youth Culture, Digital Revolution, Digital Economy, Internet, Judgment and Decision Making, Social Cognition, Beliefs, Attitudes, Morality, Misinformation, and Conspiratorial Thinking.