Charley Hobson-Merrett

Charley Hobson-Merrett

Research Fellow


Mental health, service evaluation, Realist evaluation.


Charley is a mental health researcher with a passion for generating knowledge that can be used to improve people’s wellbeing and lives. She has methodological expertise in Realist evaluation, IPA, systematic reviewing, and researcher in residence models. She has evaluated mental health research initiatives involving mental health trusts, GP practices, social enterprises, and the voluntary sector across Cornwall, Plymouth, and Somerset. Where relevant Charley brings her own lived experience of mental health problems to her research.
Charley lives in Wiltshire with her four cats (Peeka, Donna, Odin, and The Nightingale), her housemate, and her partner. She supervises Dentistry masters students undertaking systematic reviews at the University of Plymouth.