Sandra has two decades experience as a Psychologist. She graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with a degree in Psychology and whilst working with the University of Leicester as a Fellow in the Academic department of Psychiatry, was awarded her PhD becoming a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society in 1999 and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 2013.
After more than a decade working as an Academic, researching issues such as pregnancy, depression, inter-generational relationships and quality of life (publishing a number of books, journal articles, and self-help leaflets on these subjects including the book ‘Nine women, Nine months, Nine lives’ (Potent); Sandra began a career as an Independent Consultant.
Subsequently she has authored two more publications, ‘Coping with Postnatal Depression’ which is now available in three languages (Sheldon Press) and ‘Helping new mothers to help themselves’, both offering straightforward advice and reassurance for parents-to-be. She has contributed to Johanna Payton’s ‘Abortion: The Essential Guide’ (Need2Know) and been commissioned to develop a series of educational DVD’s for women and their families about the emotions they may experience after having a baby ‘Be Gone Baby Blues’ (Orlando Media).
For the past 15 years she has conducted and commented on research for several marketing campaigns for various product launches and re-branding for organisations such as Honda, B&Q, Natwest Bank, Sheila’s Wheels through top ranked PR Consultancies such as Markettiers4DC, Ketchum Pleon, and Hill & Knowlton. Most recently she has completed a Global Social Report with Fleishman-Hillard.
She currently contributes to various UK media outputs including “Woman’s Hour” on BBC4, the “My View” column in The Sun, is the “go-to” Psychologist for comment on daily news items for the Daily Express and has been the resident Psychology Expert on the panel for Bauer Media group’s parenting magazines (Pregnancy & Birth and Mother & Baby) and the parenting website askamum.co.uk. Over the years she has contributed to several television series such as “Titchmarsh” for ITV1, “Young Mums Mansion” for BBC3, “Baby House” for ITV1, “Tonight with Trevor Macdonald” for ITV1 and “Big Brother’s Little Brother” for C4.
She is a British Social Psychologist whose home is in Andorra with her partner and children; regularly working and travelling between there and the UK. In her spare time she writes story books for young children and has just begun her first attempt at one for teenagers. And every year for the last five years she has been happily writing, producing and directing the Christmas Pantomime as part of a voluntary community project, the first of its kind in Andorra.