I am a Clinical Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a Clinical Psychologist, working with Professor Cathy Creswell in the University of Reading. My research interests include anxiety disorders in children and adolescents as well as Cognitive and Behavioural approaches to understanding and treating emotional problems. My current research is focused on investigating social anxiety disorder in children. The work aims to examine how this common emotional problem functions and is maintained in this population. It is our hope that this work will inform how we currently treat children who suffer from social anxiety.