Leanne Rimmer

Job Title and Responsibilities

PHD student, Centre for Practice and Service Improvement, Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University

About Me

I graduated from the University of Liverpool where I completed my BSc (Hons) Psychology degree. My main bulk of work experience involved shadowing the Consultant Psychiatrist and other staff at Shelton Hospital (Shrewsbury). I am a volunteer at the mental health charity MIND where I have completed various Shropshire County Training Courses such as ‘Mental Capacity Act Awareness’ and ‘Understanding Mood (Bi-Polar) Disorder’.


2010 - BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Liverpool, 2:1

Professional Memberships and Activites

• Member of The Centre for Practice and Service Improvement
• Member of The Centre for Health Psychology

Research Interests

I have interests in mental health; health, clinical and forensic psychology; service improvement; personality and social interactions within an environment; qualitative methods; group dynamics in multi-disciplinary teams; and human behaviour.

My undergraduate dissertation was ‘A Qualitative Exploration of Depression in Older Adults: Patient Attitudes to Informal Care, Mood and Features of Depression’. (University of Liverpool, grade 1:1).

My thesis will concern supported housing in mental health.


Leanne Rimmer
Faculty of Health Sciences
Staffordshire University
Blackheath Lane
ST18 0AD
t: +44 (0)1785 353908
e: l.rimmer@staffs.ac.uk