Victoria is a chartered psychologist whose research focusses on ageing, creativity and mental health.
Victoria has worked in higher education for more than 20 years in a variety of research and teaching roles. She has worked outside academia in arts and mental health charities where she developed expertise in curation and commissioning of artwork with a focus on untrained creators (sometimes referred to as outsider artists).
Her research is interdisciplinary, usually involving collaboration with arts and humanities scholars, creative practitioners and clinicians. She uses mixed methodologies and is interested in novel methods, particularly those that are artistically driven. She has expertise in working with people who live with dementia. She is a member of INTERDEM– a European network of dementia researchers.