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Professor Rhiannon Corcoran is an applied social scientist and has been a Professor of Psychology and Public Mental Health at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Psychology Health and Society since 2012, where she plays a lead role supporting mental health and wellbeing research and practice. She has previously held academic appointments at the University of Nottingham, the University of Manchester and UCL. Her research focuses on psychological, social and environmental mechanisms and determinants of mental distress and wellbeing, in particular social cognition and on how our living environment affects our ability to feel good and function well. In her capacity as a co-director of Prosocial Place, a social enterprise that specialises in putting wellbeing and mental health at the heart of place-making and regeneration, she has worked on several national programmes such as the NHS Healthy New Towns Initiative and with DLUHC, DCMS and Design Council.

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