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Charlotte Featherstone

PhD Student

Kath Maguire

I joined Plymouth University and PenARC in 2019 to undertake a PhD investigating social prescribing and horticulture therapy for autistic adults, having completed a master’s degree in Health Psychology in 2018.

I have previous experience working as a research assistant and assistant psychologist in respiratory health and pain management services at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. I also worked previously as a research assistant for a trial in Surrey exploring assistive technology for dementia, and in administrative roles for community mental health services.

PhD Project:

Social prescribing and horticulture therapy for higher functioning autistic adults

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Contact by phone
01752 764258

Employed by
University of Plymouth

Areas of expertise
Health Psychology

Upcoming Events


Searching and Review Clinic

Online appointments via Microsoft Teams

COVID-19 update: As a result of the pandemic, all PenARC staff are currently working remotely. While...
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Making Sense of Care Homes...


This workshop is aimed at researchers from across PenARC and Exeter University who are (or who are interested...
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Operational Research to help improve patients’ experience of mental health services in the South West

22 September 2020

Computer modelling is helping to develop a tool that supports decision-making for patients and clinicians...
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NIHR ARCs awarded £13.125 million to fund key national research priorities

08 September 2020

The National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaborations (NIHR ARCs) have secured £13.125 million...
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Shoulder replacements benefit most patients for more than ten years, study shows

27 August 2020

More than 90 per cent of shoulder replacement implants last more than ten years, according...
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Research Projects

Modelling demand and capacity for NHS Trusts in the South West

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

A tool has been developed to support forecasting resource demand and staffing capacity in NHS...
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Research Projects