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 Hayley Reed B.Sc. (Hons), M.A.

Hayley Reed

B.Sc. (Hons), M.A.

Research Associate, DECIPHer

School of Social Sciences

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Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I have worked at Cardiff University since 2011 and was originally employed for my expertise in involving children and young people in health research projects.  Since this time, I have undertaken a PhD developing intervention theory for the co-production of school-based health interventions.  The intervention development study had two phases including a systematic review of co-produced intervention studies and thematic synthesis of stakeholder experiences to articulate theory as well as case study research with two secondary schools to refine it.

I have developed as a health researcher and lecturer with a substantive focus on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.  My methodological focuses are on developing and evaluating school and family-based health interventions, and the design, conduct and reporting of systematic reviews.

I am currently a Research Associate at the School of Social Sciences within the Centre for Development, Evaluation, Complexity and Implementation in Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer). I undertake the daily management of a National Institute of Health Research project, via the Public Health Responsive Studies Team based between Bristol and Cardiff University.  The project is evaluating the impact and implementation of a school-based intervention about ‘Mindset Teams’ in Scotland.

Biography

Education and Qualifications:

  • 2017-present  Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) project entitled Development of Methodological Guidance for the Co-production of Health and Social Care Interventions
  • 2016- 2017 MSc. Social Science Research Methods, Distinction, Cardiff University
  • 2009-2012 MA. Childhood Studies, Distinction, Swansea University
  • 2003-2007 BSc. (Hons.) Psychology, Swansea University

Career overview:

  • 2021-present  - Research Associate, DECIPHer, Cardiff University
  • 2016-2021 - 1+3 ESRC PhD Studentship
  • 2011-2017 - Involving Young People Research Officer, DECIPHer, Cardiff University

Academic positions

I have previously been a Trial Steering Group member for:

  • Feasibility study to evaluate the effectiveness of the Breakthrough Mentoring Scheme from 2013 - 2015.
  • Preventing Substance Misuse: Randomised Controlled Trial of the Strengthening Families 10-14 UK Programme from 2011 - 2016.
  • Preventing alcohol misuse in young people: An exploratory trial of the Kids, Adults Together (KAT) Programme from 2012 - 2014.

Publications

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2012

Teaching

I have Associate Fellowship status with the Higher Education Academy.   My current and recent teaching experience includes:

Developmental Psychology (Level 5) - I convened an on-line module for LEARN at Cardiff University for undergraduate students and those on the Pathway to a degree in Healthcare.

Research Methods and Policy (Level 6) – I have been a seminar tutor for four years running seminars face-to-face and on-line in the disciplines of Research Methods and Educational Policy.

Developing and Evaluating Interventions in Complex Social Systems (Level 7) – I have been a contributing lecturer to this module within the DECIPHer Research Centre since 2019.

Recently I have been working on projects evaluating the use of Restorative Approaches in families.  Most recently, I have conducted a pragmatic formative evaluation of a Veteran mental health intervention which includes an individual-level component based on trauma-focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in conjunction with a family support component focused on a restorative approach.

I am currently undertaking the daily management of a National Institute of Health Research project, via the Public Health Responsive Studies Team based between Bristol and Cardiff University.  The project is evaluating the impact and implementation of a school-based intervention about ‘Mindset Teams’ in Scotland.

Previous grants

  • £51,000 from Forces in Mind Trust for a Pragmatic Formative Evaluation of a Restorative Approaches Veteran and Families Service Project (12/17 - 12/20)
  • 1+3 ESRC Masters & PhD Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) for project entitled Development of Methodological Guidance for the Co-production of Health and Social Care Interventions (10/16 – 09/20)
  • £20,000 from TGP Cymru to evaluate The Restorative Approaches Family Engagement Project (04/15-06/18)
  • £18,555 from Wellcome Trust (Institutional Strategic Support Fund Public Health Award) for Research literacy for the Welsh Baccalaureate: a scoping study. (02/16 – 10/16).
  • £500 ESRC engagement fund for a Mental Health Film Engaging Event for young people during the Festival of Social Science (11/15).

Supervision

I am a supervisor and co-supervisor for undergraduate dissertation students in the School of Social Sciences.

I am interested in supervising masters and undergraduate students in the areas of:

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Co-production
  • Restorative Approaches
  • Family-based and School-based Interventions