Astrid has a first class degree in MSc Health Psychology from the University of Surrey, and also holds a degree in BA (Hons) Philosophy from the University of London (Heythrop College). She is currently in the first year of her PhD with the Norwich Medical School, funded by the University of East Anglia. Her research is linked to the PERFECTED project at UEA, an NIHR funded research programme to design an Enhanced Recovery Pathway for hip fracture patients with dementia. Astrid will be exploring the implementation process of the feasibility phase of this programme, with a special focus on the roles of Service Improvement Leads in improving the transfer of training.
Astrid's other activities at UEA including leading seminars for the Mental Health module in BSc Psychology, and collaborative research projects exploring self-efficacy and student stress.
Astrid is an active graduate member of the British Psychological Society, including the Division of Health Psychology (previously acted as Public Engagement officer) and the Qualitative Methods in Psychology section. She has also previously worked in community cancer care and in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.