Margaret graduated from the University of Buckingham as a mature student in 2003, with a 1st class BSc in Psychology. Since then she has worked as an assistant psychologist in a number of roles within the NHS, primarily in mental health teams providing cognitive behavioural based therapy. Margaret returned to the university as a part-time visiting lecturer between 2007 and 2009 before returning once again to work for the NHS in adult mental health. She returned to join the psychology department in 2012 as a teaching assistant and is now a Lecturer in Psychology and Coordinator of Preliminary Studies. She is also module lead for the Introduction to Psychology 1 and Biological Psychology module, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Margaret is part of the Centre for Health and Relationships at the university, whose research falls under the umbrella of Health Psychology. Margaret’s research focuses on spinal cord injury and in particular the factors that contribute to the experience of pain for people with such an injury.