2022 Virtual OCD-UK Conference - Welcome to Hotel OCD-UK, flying the flag for recovery!

Dr Katie Cross
Dr Katie Cross
Paula Duncan
Paula Duncan
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Supporting Students with OCD at University

 Saturday 19th November 2022
 12:45pm - 1:45pm

Paula Duncan, Dr. Katie Cross
Facilitated by Laura Hickman

Presentation subject

A panel discussion between PhD student Paula Duncan, academic and Paula’s PhD supervisor Dr Katie Cross and OCD-UK facilitator Laura Hickman about how to support students with OCD at university, focusing on:

  • How OCD can impact learning and common symptoms/themes
  • Accommodations that universities can make to support students
  • How universities can provide excellent support for students with OCD
  • Supporting staff who are working with students with OCD
  • Keeping well as a researcher with lived experience researching OCD – Paula’s journey
About the speakers

Paula Duncan is a second-year PhD student at the University of Aberdeen. Her research, supervised by Dr. Katie Cross, considers OCD and faith. She is using her experience with OCD to shape her work and hopes to encourage open and honest conversations about the condition. She was diagnosed during her undergraduate degree but has lived with OCD since childhood. She hopes promoting awareness about OCD will help others access support more quickly.

Katie Cross is Christ's College Lecturer in Practical Theology at the University of Aberdeen. Her research and teaching centres around issues of suffering and trauma. She is passionate about inclusion in teaching and in academia. Her work: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sdhp/people/profiles/k.cross

Laura Hickman is OCD-UK's online support groups lead, click here to read more about Laura.

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