Where to start?
I have a deep passion for Clinical Psychology. Initially, I wanted to become a psychologist, but life got in the way. Instead, a met my wonderful husband and we embarked on an amazing journey through life and a number of different countries. That meant I put my clinical aspirations to the side; for the time being. Instead, I've worked hard to build up Clinically Psyched to be an informative resource for the latest clinical psychology news and research.
I majored in Theology for my first degree, with my specialization being religion and bio-ethics. It's a common misconception that, in order to study theology, you have to be religious. Well, I'm certainly an exception to that rule. My dissertation centred around nature/nurture theories in relation to psycho and sociopaths. That's not only where my cross-over of field started its long journey, it's also the driving factor in how I met my husband. From there, I became interested in neurotheology.
I have always had an intense interest in Genocide and Holocaust Studies. I'm usually to be found somewhere, reading one of my collection of Holocaust books. Currently, I'm researching the psychology of genocide and medical experimentation in concentration camps. Kind of strange, but that's what I do for fun. My interest in Holocaust Studies was spawned because my dear uncle assisted in the liberation of Belsen. I miss him dearly. He was my hero.
I also have a massive interest in the social history of the 'home front' in WW2. Again, that's due to family. I spent a lot of time with my darling auntie growing up, and she would sit with me for hours, telling me stories of what life was like in our little corner of the world, and for our family, during WW2.
One of my main passions is cooking, actually baking, to be more precise. Don't be shocked if I share some awesome links to recipies from time to time. I love cooking, and I'm pretty nifty at it too. (starry eyed dream of one day owning my own bakery...oh well).
I fully support and believe in both the open science and open education movements. If both can fully be achieved, both can change the world. I want to help that come to fruition in any way that I can. Us citizens are the future for science, and it's time we got the recognition we deserve for our part in the effort.
I guess my mum would say that, even at my age, I'm still a bit of a rebel. I love punk rock. I always have. Thanks dad for that!
I still write occasionally, though wish I could get back into it more. I've been working on a novel for at least 4 years now, but have kind of left it in the swing for the time being. I will get back to it. Motivation, please!
Other than that, I'm married to +Erik Driscoll
, the founder of Neuroscience News; mother to a 13 year old genius (still my baby) boy, and I'm the human mommy to a beautiful little ferret, Jezebaal.
My favorite book of all time: 1984.
Favorite movie: "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind".
That's all folks!