Dr Rachel Hayes

Dr Rachel Hayes

Senior Research Fellow

  • Child Health & Maternity group member


Children and young people’s mental health


I am leading PenARC’s Mental Health Research Programme and am a Senior Research Fellow in the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Research Collaboration (ChYMe) at Exeter. I am interested in finding ways to support the emotional and social development of children and young adults. My focus has been evaluating complex interventions with families, schools and health services.

I am a professional author with the organisation MindEd who provide free educational resources on children and young people’s mental health for any adult who works with them, for example, parents, teachers, therapists. I regularly work with the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) who are an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement. I am also a research advisor for Place2Be and was delighted to be invited to be a judge on the Place2Be annual Wellbeing in Schools Awards.