Prof Dawn Edge PhD, MRes, BSc Hons

Professor Mental Health & Inclusivity

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Research interests

My research is focused on improving outcomes and reducing inequalities by influencing policy, practice, and service delivery. I am also interested in researching the intersections between physical and mental health. Accordingly, the scope of my research has broadened beyond my doctoral work (perinatal mental health of Black Caribbean women in primary care) into wider areas of health and social care. My particular focus is on the health and experiences of health services of under-served populations, which can be sub-divided into the following areas:

  • Interventions for schizophrenia and psychoses
  • Digital Health interventions
  • Perinatal mental health and child health
  • Inequalities in health and mental health
  • Intersectionality: Mental health, deprivation, ethnicity & gender
  • Offender health
  • Resilience and recovery in mental health
  • Spirituality/Faith/Religion and mental health

Current and previous research includes a number of studies funded by the Department of Health/National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) such as:

Methodological knowledge

Methodological & Related Expertise:

  • Qualitative methods and analysis
  • Mixed/multi- methods research
  • Cultural competence & cultural-adaptation
  • Survey methods
  • Health Services Research
  • Process evaluation
  • Service delivery and evaluation


Research and projects