Sapphire graduated from Royal Holloway University in 2012 with a degree in Psychology. She then continued her academic career completing a MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology at the University of York and a Doctorate in Forensic Psychology with the University of Nottingham.
Sapphire has an extensive history working in a variety of differing forensic settings (prisons, medium and low secure hospitals, probation and community), with diverse populations (females, males, learning disabilities, autism, mental illness, personality disorder). Sapphire has specific experience of working with women in forensic psychiatric settings conducting a wide variety of risk assessments and therapeutic interventions, including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Sapphire is currently working in a medium secure setting for admissions, assessment and treatment.
Sapphire has a keen interest in research and has completed, and supervised, published articles specifically on the violence risk assessment with women.
Sapphire is also a member of the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS).