Ms Charley Hobson-Merrett
Research Fellow - Mental Health Evaluation
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
Research Assistant on Partners II
Charley is currently a research assistant on the Partners II project, which aims to provide collaborate coaching-style care to those with bipolar and/or schizophrenia diagnoses. She recently completed her research masters which focused on effect of attending group exercise classes on the mental health and wellbeing of both the general population and those with anxiety and/or depression symptoms. Charley is one of three founding trustee of Free Your Instinct (FYI http://www.freeyourinstinct.org/), a charity which provides parkour (freerunning classes) to those with a mental health diagnosis. She is particularly interested in how exercise in a group setting can benefit those with a mental health diagnosis, both due to the physical activity and the building of relationships inherent in the group setting. Working part-time in research Charley entertains herself the rest of the week teaching group fitness classes.
Previous to her work in mental health research Charley was a lecturer in an further education college for a number of years, and also spent some time as an NHS accountant.
Masters of Research: Health and Wellbeing
Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting
Postgraduate Legal Practice Certificate
Group Fitness Instructor
Roles on external bodies
Trustee and Treasurer for Free Your Instinct.