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Research Profile

Ms Rhiannon Evans 

Rhiannon Evans
Position:PhD Student
School:Social Sciences

Telephone:+ 44 (0)29 208 79609
contact info:

Address:DECIPHer, 1-3 Museum Place


  • PhD Welsh Assembly Government Social Care Studentship
    Cardiff University
  • MSc Social Science Research Methods
    Cardiff University
  • MSc Public Policy
    University of Bristol
  • BA Hons Philosophy, Politics and Economics
    Jesus College, University of Oxford

Research Interests

  • The Evaluation of Complex Interventions
  • Process Evaluations
  • School Based Interventions
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Mental Health and Suicide
  • Masculinity

Teaching Profile

PhD Area / Topic 

This PhD study uses a mixed method approach in order to conduct a process evaluation of a school based Social and Emotional Learning Intervention (SEL). The study aims to postulate the intervention’s causal mechanisms for behavioural change, and examine how these mechanisms are facilitated or inhibited in a school setting. Subsequently, the study will explore how the intervention is integrated, implemented and sustained within various school contexts. Furthermore, this study aims to draw on broader sociological concepts, and considers how adolescents’ construction of gender, notably masculinity, can mediate the lived experience of participating in a SEL intervention.


Dr Simon Murphy

Prof Jonathan Scourfield