Start date:October 2019
Research Topic:Adolescent Mental Health Care Leavers Mental Health and Transistions
Research pathway:Social Work and Social Care
Research Supervisor:Donald Forrester
Supervising school:School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
Research keywords:Adolescent; Care Leavers; Mental health; Transitions
My background is in Youth Work practice. I hold an MA in CAMHS. Professional values such as promoting participation and developing social capitol are fundamental to my approach in practice and research.
I am currently undertaking an ESRC funded PhD, a Realist Evaluation looking at ‘What works to support care leavers mental health, wellbeing and transitions’.
I plan to work closely with stakeholders in both the statutory and charity sector, as well as working alongside young people with care experience, as the experts in this field.