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Dr Charlotte Garrett - personal details

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Dr Charlotte Garrett

Role: Research Assistant in the Parenting & Families Research Group


Dr. Charlotte Garrett

Parenting and Families Research Group

School of Psychological Sciences

Department of Clinical Psychology,

2nd Flr., Zachonis Building

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road


M13 9PL




Charlotte Garrett completed her undergraduate degree (Psychology-Sociology) and MSc (Psychological Research Methods) at the University of Sheffield between 2001 and 2005. She then moved to Manchester to complete her PhD in which she developed a new model of negative and disorganised symptoms in schizophrenia based on a model of self-regulation from the health and social psychology literature as a basis for a novel psychological intervention for these symptoms which she then piloted. Charlotte was awarded her PhD in 2010.

Charlotte took up a Research Associate post in the Centre for Primary Care at the University of Manchester in 2008, working on the Practitioner Theme of the Greater Manchester CLAHRC (Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care). This five-year, NIHR-funded programme of research focused on developing and testing of an innovative model for delivering psychological care for people with depression and a long-term condition (diabetes and/or heart disease). In this role Charlotte was mainly involved in the development and delivery of training to healthcare professionals, as well as leading a review on barriers to access for British South Asians with depression and a heart disease/diabetes. Charlotte's next post was also in the Primary Care department where she managed a project developing and testing a psychological intervention to improve adherence to medication in patients with multiple long-term conditions (the MINIMA Project). In the course of this project she built up experience in user-involvement in intervention design.

From June 2015, Charlotte has worked part-time as a research assistant in the Parenting and Families Research Group of the School of Psychological Sciences.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

  • Centre for Health Psychology
  • Parenting and Families Research Group
  • British Psychological Society (Postgraduate Member)
  • North West Health Psychology Research Network


  • BA Psychology-Sociology
  • MSc Psychological Research Methods
  • PhD Psychology


I currently work as a research assistant on the THRIVE trial (Trial of Healthy Relationship Initiatives for the Very Early years). This is a NIHR-funded randomised controlled trial testing the cost-effectiveness of two interventions in improving mother-child interaction and maternal mental health: Enhanced Triple P for Baby (ETPB) and Mellow Bumps (MB). The trial is being run in Glasgow by staff based at Glasgow University. My role, alongside fellow RA Catherine Shone, and supervised by Dr. Anja Wittkowski, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, is to blind-rate the pre and post-intervention videos for the quality of the parent-infant relationship. We are also conducting a number of literature reviews on subjects related to the project.


Previous experience supervising undergraduate Psychology students in third year dissertation projects.

Experience leading the delivery of the computer-based part of the Statistics components of the level 2 and level 3 undergraduate Psychology Programme.

Supervision of students on the Personal Excellence Pathway (PEP) module of the 1st year undergraduate course in medicine.