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 Melissa Meindl

Melissa Meindl

Research Assistant, CASCADE

+44 (0)29 2251 0953
1-3 Museum Place

I am currently working within the Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE) as a Research Assistant on a programme of work for the What Works Centre for Children's Social Care

I previously worked in Australia as a practitioner in the homelessness industry, providing Enhanced Case Management and specialist support to children and youth with a background of homelessness, trauma, family violence, substance abuse, poor mental health and residential/foster care. I have particular expertise in the use of Trauma Informed Care and holistic, strengths-based practice.

My main research interest is understanding what individual and social work practice characteristics can break the cyclical nature of families and young people involved in Children's Social Care. In particular, I am interested in the relationship between therapeutic techniques and wider family outcomes. 

Education and Qualifications

2013: B.Sc. Psychological Science (Minor in Behavioural Neuroscience), LaTrobe University, Australia.

Honours and awards

2011, 2012 & 2013: Deans Honours List- Outstanding Academic Performance in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering. Latrobe University, Australia.