Cath Quinn

Academic profile

Dr Cath Quinn

Senior Research Fellow
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Cath's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 03: SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingGoal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 10: SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

About Cath

Cath Quinn (Weyer Brown) is a qualitative researcher who has developed in interest in mixed methods working, particularly within realistic evaluation frameworks. Cath's research has focused on the mental health of socially marginalised groups, particularly offenders. She co-leads the Offender Health work stream with Professor Richard Byng. Cath has become increasingly interested in promoting mental and emotional wellbeing, rather than 'treating' mental illness, particularly how this might be enacted for socially deprived populations.

Cath joined the Primary Care department in 2008, having previously worked in research positions in Exeter and Plymouth Universities and the NHS, and she began her career in the history of psychiatry.


PhD Supervisor, Alexandors Georgiadis, (2nd with Professor Richard Byng and Professor Ross Coomber. 'Offenders with common mental health problems: a multidimensional and multi-perspective study'. PenCLAHRC studentship. 2012–15.

PUPSMD: Research in Action SSU on Health Inequalities.

I am happy to discuss supervising:

  • Qualitative research
  • Offender Health research
  • Mental Health and/or Wellbeing research
  • Social Inequalities research

Contact Cath

N6, Tamar Science Park, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 583241