I am a Senior lecturer in psychology at York St John University. My background is in linguistics and psychology. My research focusses on the psychology of interactions, how we build shared understanding, imagine other perspectives, negotiate identity and overcome social barriers – all through creative means. I have worked on a number of creative projects, including the Open Minds Exhibition in 2017 and ‘Sensory Street’, a Wellcome Trust-funded project based at the University of Oxford. I am also a trustee of Matthew’s Hub, which supports young adults on the spectrum, and have created participatory autism-awareness that are being used by charities and local government in the US, UK and Australia. In 2018 I was the recipient of the ESRC’s national 2018 prize for Future Career Promise and the Finalist for Outstanding Early Career Impact.