REACH is being led by a team of researchers and academics from the Social Epidemiology Research Group at King's College London. We do research to improve knowledge and understanding of mental health.
Dr. Gemma Knowles
Gemma is the REACH study coordinator. Gemma's role is to make sure all the different areas of the project are progressing well on a day-to-day basis. Gemma has been working on school-based research projects for about 6 years and her main research interests are in the roles of sport, exercise, and physical activity on young people’s physical and mental health.
Dr. Charlotte Gayer-Anderson
Charlotte is a postdoctoral research fellow on the REACH project. Her main interest is understanding how various resilience factors (e.g. social support from family and friends) can be protective in mitigating the impact of various stressors and adversities on mental health.
Aisha is a research assistant on the REACH study.
Her research interests include ethnicity, young people’s mental health, and human trafficking. She is also interested in how data visualisation and graphic design can be used to increase public engagement in research. Aisha takes the lead on updating the REACH website and newsletters. She also contributes to developing mental health and wellbeing materials and delivering research and exam stress workshops as part of the engagement programme.