Suzy Crowson is in the second year of a psychology conversion course specialising in mental health at the University of Edinburgh, and hopes to work in the field of clinical psychology.
She has an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Exeter, and feels that psychology can enhance one’s understanding of a person, much like a work of literature.
Suzy has pursued the link between narrative, emotions and psychological wellbeing in her studies, and applied this to an understanding of mental disorders in her work as a mental health support worker.
Having reviewed literature within neuropsychology and developmental psychology, she is interested in projects that reach across traditional professional and disciplinary boundaries.
Suzy is excited to showcase student work in PsychTalk in order to produce an inspiring publication that is engaged with life and psychology in a changing world. Within the role, she hopes to encourage and facilitate student input.
Rachel Verity is a final-year undergraduate psychology student at the University of Liverpool. Alongside her studies, she works as a home carer and volunteers weekly at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital on the elderly patients’ ward.
Inspired by her background in elderly care, Rachel is hoping to become a clinical psychologist after graduating. Subsequently, she will be studying the self-identity of experts by experience in clinical psychology trainees as part of her final year project.
Upon joining the Psych-Talk editorial team, she is looking forward to reading through different perspectives conveyed in articles, aiming to promote diversity within the magazine.