Danielle Beaton

University of Sheffield, WHC

Department of Psychology, 3rd Year PhD student

Thesis title: Well-being in people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): The role of the self.

I am a second year PhD student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield. I am 1+3 funded and completed the MA in Social Research last year. Prior to that I completed a MSc in Mental Health Research at the University of Nottingham and a BSc in Psychology with International Studies at the University of Nottingham and University of Adelaide. I have also worked as a research assistant in both experimental and social settings, and as an Independent Mental Health Advocate across South Yorkshire.

My key areas of interest include the relationship between mental illness and well-being, and methods in which to improve these factors. Although my research does encompass qualitative components, I primarily use quantitative methods of analysis and am more experienced in experimental design. With this in mind, I am happy for any students to contact me with any suggestions for training necessary in these areas, which I can then put forward on your behalf.

When not working on my PhD, I like to spend time with my small yappy dog, laughing with family and friends over food and crafts, and failing miserably at pub quizzes. I like to think I am friendly and approachable and would really like to do the best I can at representing the current White Rose Cohort, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any suggestions or feedback.