My association with St Padarn’s dates to 2009 when I enrolled on the master’s. I value how the programme brings together chaplains working in diverse contexts and helps them discover the essence of chaplaincy. I really like the way the tutorial team combines academic expertise with informed insight as chaplaincy practitioners.
My working life has mainly been split between serving as a mental health chaplain and parish ministry. As Research Chaplain, I used grounded theory to explore mental service user and carer perceptions of treatment and care.
My DThM (Durham) explored coproduction in mental health services. Coproduction is an approach where people who use services and their carers are understood as having vital contribution in considering, planning, researching, designing, delivering, and evaluating services alongside professionals.
In my spare time, I enjoy the company of friends and hillwalking. My more solitary hobbies include photography, DIY, and computer programming.