Ana DaSilva

Hi, I’m Ana!

After graduating in 2014, I have worked in a variety of mental health settings as an HCA and Assistant Psychologist, including Acute, Community and Forensic settings. In September of 2019, I began my Doctorate in Forensic Psychology at the University of Nottingham, where I am also a student rep for the DForenPsy cohort.

 

I have a passion to help people get in the field, as I recognised the lack of personal knowledge and support that I experienced before getting on the doctorate. I have set up BAME in Forensic Psychology, a peer-led support group for individuals of a BAME background who are looking to work in Forensic Psychology as well as for those who are currently on the field. I have also had the honour to partake in events where I have shared my journey and tips to aid those who are looking to get on the Doctorate.

 

As DFP rep, I hope to connect with other trainees as well as qualified FPs. The field is still growing, and connections may seem scares however, with adequate networking we can find out about each other and gain support from one another! I find this to be especially important for those who are looking to find out more about Forensic Psychology as well as how to gain relevant experience towards the professional qualification.

 

Feel free to reach out, I am more than happy to help/receive suggestions!

 

Let’s connect!

 

Twitter: @BAME_ForenPsych

Email: ana.dasilva2@nottingham.ac.uk

 

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