Skip to main content
Yvonne Moriarty

Yvonne Moriarty

Research Fellow - Senior Trial Manager

School of Medicine


My expertise lies in developing and evaluating complex public health and mental health interventions, particularly those aimed at vulnerable and marginalised groups. I joined CTR (Centre for Trials Research), formally SEWTU (South East Wales Trials Unit), in July 2013. During my time here I have supported and led the delivery of a number of studies and trials.

Before joining CTR I was based in the Public Health team at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol and worked on the Musical Pathways study which was evaluating the health, well-being and social inclusion of young offenders involved in a music intervention.

My research interests include:

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Process evaluation methods
  • Mental Health
  • Health inequalities
  • Vulnerable groups
  • Self-harm
  • Prison health
  • Young offenders
  • Behaviour change
  • Complex health interventions
  • Arts & Health

















Research Awards:

2022 - 2024     NIHR PHR - PHaCT:  Preventing Homelessness, improving health for people leaving prison: a pilot randomised controlled trial of a Critical Time intervention (co-applicant, trial managment methods) £744,144

2022 - 2023     Welcome Trust - ASSISTANT: Accessible software to accelerate non-commercial trials for rapid patient impact. (co-applicant, Qualitative lead) £24,317

2018 - 2022     HCRW RfPPB - TAPERS: Treating Anxiety to prevent Relaps in pSychosis - a feasability trial (Co-applicant, Qualitative lead) £229,865

2014 - 2015     Wales Dementias - COPER-HD: Co-producing resiliance in huntingtons disease (HD), intervention development (co-investigator/qualitative methods) £5,752

2011 - 2011     Youth Music - Evidence Review: Music making with young offenders and young people at risk of offending (co-applicant) £15,000

Current Studies:

  • Homlessness and mortality systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Preventing Homelessness, improving health for people leaving prison: a pilot randomised controlled trial of a Critical Time intervention (PHaCT) - Senior Trial Manager
  • ASSISTANT - Qualitative lead

Completed studies:

  • Cancer Attitudes and Behaviours Study during COVID-19 (CABS) - Study manager -
  • Treating Anxiety to Prevent Relaps in Psychosis: a feasability trial (TAPERS) - Qualitative lead
  • Awarness and Beliefs About Cancer (ABACus) 3 - Trial Manager
  • Paediatric early warning sysyem - Utilisation and Mortality Avoidance (PUMA) - Qualitative
  • Groups for Alcohol-misusing Short-term Prisoners (GASP) - Process evaulation
  • Painting Art Therapy to promote Child Health (PATCH) - Study manager/Qualitative
  • Healthy Eating and Lifestyle in Pregnancy (HELP) - Qualitative
  • WeIght Loss Maintenance in Adults (WILMA) - Qualitative/Data manager
  • Music making with young offenders: Evidence review
  • Musical Pathways - Study manager



I am currently teaching on the BSc Intercalated Epidemiology Research Methods module and also supervise dissertation students.

In the past I have taught on the following programmes:

  • MSc Public Health
  • BSc Criminology
  • BSc Social Work
  • BSc Psychology



MSc Forensic Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University, 2010

BSc (Hons) Psychology 2.1, University of Stirling, 2008

Career Overview:

2022 - Current: Research Fellow, Centre for Trials Research (Senior Trial Managment), Cardiff University

2017 - 2022: Research Associate, Center for Trials Research (Trial Management), Cardiff University

2013 - 2017: Research Assistant, Center for Trials Research (Qualitative), Cardiff University

2010 - 2013: Research Associate, Department of Health and Social Science (Public Health Team), University of the West of England, Bristol

Honours and awards

  • Cardiff University MEDIC Star EDI award 2021 to CTR Wellbeing Group
  • Alcohol Research UK Conference Grant, £300, March 2017 to attend International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference in Split, Croatia on 13 – 15 June 2017
  • Royal Society for Public Health: Arts & Health Award 2013 for 'Musical Pathways' in recognition of original and excellent contributions to research and knowledge exchange in the field of Arts and Health in Criminal Justice.

Professional memberships

  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • UK Society of Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM)
  • Offender Health Research Network (OHRN)

Committees and reviewing

Panel member:

2023: Centre for Homlessness Impact Panel of Evaluators

Journal review editor:

2023 - Current       Frontiers in Public Health, IF 5.2

Journal reviewer:

2023 - Current       Journal of Prevention, IF 2.529

2019 - Current       Youth Justice, IF 1.3

2018 - Current       Journal of Public Health 5.058


  • Public health
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Health Inequalities
  • clinical trials