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Daryl Sweet

Daryl is a Senior Researcher at the McPin Foundation and has been with the team since April 2013. He currently works one day a week leading McPin’s research communications strategy as well as working on peer-reviewed papers, toolkits and other dissemination work for the Community Health Networks study. Previously he worked as a researcher for Rethink Mental Illness from 2011 to 2013 on the NIHR funded Community Health Networks study, which used an extended social network analysis technique to map the connections people with mental health problems have to people, places and meaningful activities and how this helps us understand wellbeing and access to social resources. Before this Daryl conducted the first published study in Northern Ireland on the needs of and attitudes towards male victims of domestic violence and abuse. He has a first class degree in Psychology, a Masters (Mres) in Social Research Methods and is in his final year of a full-time Ph.D at the University of Manchester, an ESRC CASE Studentship partnering with the McPin Foundation . His thesis is based on data from the Community Health Networks study and examines how network connections support or restrict recovery from mental illness using a Qualitative Comparative Analysis approach,  mixed-methods egocentric social network analysis and systematic reviews.