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 Melissa Meindl

Melissa Meindl

Research Assistant, CASCADE

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

My educational background is in psychology and neuroscience, and 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 sector, providing Enhanced Case Management and specialist support to children and youth with a background of homelessness, trauma, family violence, substance misuse and poor mental health. 

I am experienced in working across multiple disciplines and have a wide range of research interests. I'm currently interested in understanding what individual and social work practice characteristics can break the cyclical nature of families and young people involved in Children's Social Care. I also have a research interest in the relationship between therapeutic techniques (yoga, mindfulness) and wider individual/family outcomes. 

Academic Positions

  • 2018-Present: Research Assistant, Cardiff University 

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. 


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