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.
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.