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Ms Zoe Haslam

Research Assistant, DECIPHer

School of Social Sciences

+44 29225 14114
sbarc|spark, Room 03.14, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ


I am a Research Assistant based at DECIPHer in the School of Social Sciences. My research interest is primarily in child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing, in particular from a health promotion and early intervention perspective. I previously worked as a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology, and am interested in identifying ways to reduce the number of children and young people requiring specialist mental health support. Currently, I am involved in research projects exploring approaches to supporting wellbeing in mainstream and non-mainstream school settings.





Current Research

At the moment, I am involved in projects exploring wellbeing in schools. Specifically, my current projects are an evaluation of a whole school approach to emotional and mental wellbeing in mainstream schools, as well as exploring how to adapt the School Health Research Network (SHRN) survey to be relevant and accessible to pupils and staff in non-mainstream schools.


Previous Research

Prior to my work in DECIPHer, my research has centred around topics related to child and adolescent development and mental health. Through my education I have carried out research on adolescent understandings of mental wellbeing, trauma-informed practice, secondary traumatic stress among child welfare workers, and the relationship between childhood neglect and adolescent peer relationships.



I qualified as a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology in 2021, and continued to work for a further 18 months delivering short-term psychological therapies for children, young people and their parents. I moved to DECIPHer in September 2022, and have since been supporting research on a Whole School Approach to Emotional and Mental Wellbeing.



2021 - MSc Applied Psychology with Children and Young People - University of Edinburgh

2019 - MSc Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) - University of Edinburgh

2017 - BSc Childood Studies - University of Bristol