School of Social and Political Science

Charlene Chalmers

Job Title

PhD Student

Research interests


Charlene is currently undertaking her PhD in Social Work. Her doctoral research explores Social Work Education and Training with a focus on partnering with fathers who perpetuate abusive behaviours.

Prior to commencing her studies at the University of Edinburgh, Charlene obtained a Masters in Social Work at Robert Gordon University, a Masters in Research and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology at Queen Margaret University. Alongside her studies, she is also a Children and Families Social Worker. 

Charlene is a passionate advocate on all issues surrounding Domestic Abuse, having worked with victims, perpetrators and children during her 15 years within the third sector, in amongst which, she was a Director and Strategic Lead at Women's Aid East and Midlothian. 

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