Emptiness. What is that feeling? Elusive and unstudied, Shona Herron talkas about her new research.
Emptiness is a feeling we may have all experienced. Some are afflicted deeply and chronically, particularly those who are in prisons and hospitals. Yet it has been little studied so in this conversation Shona talks about her research of the phenomenon of emptiness.
Shona qualified as a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology in Scotland before moving to London to undertake her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London. She is currently in her final 6 months of her Doctorate, completing her thesis and working with men who are detained in the High Security Estate, and men in forensic hospital across North London. She adores her ability to combine clinical and research work, and is particularly passionate about tackling oppressive systems, non-diagnostic approaches to mental health challenges and attempting to use the principles of community psychology and narrative approaches in everything she does.