My research focuses on perceived and actual threats to health. Understanding how people make sense of, respond and adapt to these threats is important not only to advance our theoretical understanding of how, and under what conditions, individuals are able to successfully adapt but also to provide evidence that can be utilized to support coping and behavioural responses.
More specifically my research seeks to answer three questions:
-How do individuals make meaning of symptoms and bodily changes?
-What social & cognitive processes prompt help-seeking?
-Following illness or treatment how do individuals adapt?