Professional background

I am a clinical psychologist within the paediatric and adolescent service at UCLH. In 2018, I completed my doctorate from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. Prior to this, I completed an MSc in transcultural mental healthcare (cultural and global perspectives) at Barts Hospital and Queen Mary University of London. My BSc in psychology was completed at Goldsmiths University of London.

Research interests

Sleep related difficulties, cultural issues in neuropsychology, working with ethnic minorities to address stigma and socio-cultural inequalities to improve outcomes.

Languages spoken

Italian, Sinhalese


Payne, L., Flannery, H., Kambakara Gedara, C., Daniilidi, X., Hitchcock, M., Lambert, D., Christie, D. (2020). Business as usual? Psychological support at a distance. Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry, 25(3), 672-686. doi:10.1177/1359104520937378