Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Melissa Girling

NIHR Research Fellow


My research interests are mental health and addictions. I have been involved in research and evaluation that is concerned with providing timely and on-going responses to mental health and addiction issues through monitoring and outcome measures; assessing the psychological and social impact of these issues on individuals and groups; investigating the efficiency and effectiveness of programmes and interventions to address such issues and providing appropriate recommendations for positive outcomes. I also have a strong interest and experience in developing research tools and outcome measures (both qualitative and quantitative); working with vulnerable population groups and methodological approaches for conducting culturally informed research. I have worked both in the UK and New Zealand.

Areas of expertise

·         Qualitative and co-design research methods

·         Young people and young justice

·         Mental health