Research at Leeds Beckett
About Rowan Sandle
Rowan received a BSc in Psychology from Leeds Trinity University and an MSc in Philosophy of Mental Health from King’s College London. Alongside her academic activity, Rowan has a background providing mental health support working in both NHS and community settings.
- Introducing Psychology
- Advanced Research Methods
Rowan’s current research considers the mental health impact of austerity after concerns that policies resulting from economic austerity are having a negative effect on mental health. The research focuses on the impact for lone mothers. Her work is informed by critical feminist psychology, community psychology and action research methodology. As Rowan's research is social justice orientated, she views involvement with community activist groups that push for social change as important and is an active member of Psychologists Against Austerity.