Dr Fiona Mercer

Research Fellow

Faculty of Social Sciences Stirling

Dr Fiona Mercer

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About me

I'm a Research Fellow in the Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research (SACASR).

My research interests include, social psychology; health psychology; the lived experience; and qualitative methodologies.

I completed my PhD at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2018. My research explored parents' lived experiences of family centre attendance on social networks and social capital

I completed my MSc at the University of Strathclyde in 2015. My research explored looked-after-at-home young people's perceptions of physical health.

Recent publication: Mercer, F., Darbyshire, C., Finlayson, J., Kettle, M., & Dickson, A. (2020). The role of family centres in reducing social isolation in deprived communities. Child and Family Social Work, 25(3), 674-692.


Social psychology; health psychology; qualitative research; lived experience.

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