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Charlotte Kitchen
Research Fellow



Dr Charlotte Kitchen is a Research Fellow with the Diabetes and Mental Illness Improving Services and Outcomes (DIAMONDS) team in the Mental Health and Addiction Group (MHARG) at the University of York's Department of Health Sciences.

Charlotte's background is in Psychology and her PhD focused upon evaluating an intervention called Behavioural Activation for young people with depression in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. During her PhD she was awarded the British Psychological Society Postgraduate Award which enabled her to undertake a three month placement in the Houses of Parliament, where she was based in the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

Charlotte joined MHARG in 2017 as a Trial Support Officer on the CASPER (collaborative care for older adults with major depressive disorder) and CHEMIST (community pharmacies mood intervention) research projects.

Charlotte’s methodological interests include qualitative research and the application of mixed methods within a trials context.


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, Newcastle University, 2009
  • PGCert Health Research Methods, Durham University, 2013
  • PhD Health Studies, Durham University, 2018



Charlotte’s research interests focus upon interventions to improve adolescent mental health, specifically Behavioural Activation. Her methodological interests include the application of mixed methods within a trials context.


  • DIAMONDS (Diabetes and Mental Illness Improving Services and Outcomes)

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Charlotte Kitchen

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Dr Charlotte Kitchen
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Tel: 01904 32(6530)


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