Meet the team
Dr Ellen Townsend (Lead Investigator, The University of Nottingham)
Ellen is an experienced researcher on self-harm and she has published widely on this topic. She is an associate professor in the School of Psychology.
Dr Ruth Wadman (Research Fellow, The University of Nottingham)
Ruth is part of the 'Listen-up!' team for study one based in Nottingham and Leicester, which involves a face-to-face interview.
Ruth has done a lot of research through interviewing young people about their experiences. Her research focuses on social and emotional wellbeing in young people.
Miss Alex Berry (Research Assistant, The University of Nottingham)
Alex is part of the 'Listen-up!' team for study two based in Nottingham, which involves two computer-based interviews across 6 months.
Alex’s interests include health and wellbeing and she has experience of working in hospital settings.
Miss Chelsea Sawyer (Research Assistant, The University of Nottingham)
Chelsea is part of the 'Listen-up!' team for study two based in Leicester. The study involves two computer-based interviews across 6 months.
Chelsea's interests include health psychology, specifically harmful behaviours.
Miss Amy Jessica Williams (Intern, The University of Nottingham)
Jess is an undergraduate doing Psychology honours BSc and going into her third year. She has previously interned with an addiction researcher and hopes for a career with clinical or forensic flares.
Mrs Caroline Harroe (Co-Investigator, Harmless)
Caroline is the director, trainer and specialist psychotherapist for the national voluntary organisation Harmless. She chairs the project advisory group.
Listen-up! Advisory group
Our advisory group is made up of young people, aged 21 or younger, who have first-hand experience of self-harm.
The group are helping us design and evaluate the project, giving their views on self-harm and advising us on the issues that are relevant to them.
Some of the young people in the group also have experience of the care system. Their help with the ‘Listen-up!’ project is extremely valuable, making sure that our research prioritises the issues that are important to young people who self-harm.