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Research on Neurodiversity, Wellbeing and Counselling (RNWC)

This is a cross-disciplinary research group based at York St John University.

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Research on Neurodiversity, Wellbeing and Counselling (RNWC) combines expertise in knowledge, research and practice related to building more enabling psychological environments in a number of contexts.

Areas of interest include:

  • Absorption and flow experienced in neurodivergent populations
  • Future thinking and mental wellbeing
  • Therapeutic relationships
  • Understanding the lived experience of marginalised groups
  • Understanding traumatic events
  • Identity, stigma, and mindfulness

We have regular monthly meetings where we discuss and present our research. Our network includes a number of external organisations and also links in with the Psychology@York St John seminar series.

Group members

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Brett Heasman

Senior Lecturer

YSJ lecturer

Lorna Hamilton

Associate Professor and Associate Head of School: Psychology

Stephanie Petty, Psychology lecturer

Stephanie Petty

Senior Lecturer

Sue Mesa

Sue Mesa

Senior Lecturer

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Scott Cole

Senior Lecturer

Professor Divine Charura

Divine Charura

Professor of Counselling Psychology

Dr Jennifer Boland

Jenny Boland


Cristiana Duarte


Melanie Douglass

Senior Lecturer

Lewis McQueen

PhD student

Michele Deakin

PhD student

Jess Duffy

PhD student

Kathryn Lewis

PhD student

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