Dr Charles Marley

Teaching Fellow


I completed my undergraduate and master degrees in Glasgow before completing clinical training in Birmingham in 2007.  I joined the department in 2010 after secondment from Forth Valley NHS CAMH Service.  I am in the final year of PhD which was awarded an International Postrgraduate Research Scholarship and Centennial Scholarship by the University of Queensland.

Postgraduate teaching

Programme Coordination:

ODL MSc in Children and Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice.

Course Coordination:

Applied Developemental Psychopathology

Social Inequality and Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Critical Psychology and Child Mental Health

Course Contribution:

Trauma and Resilience in a Developmental Context

Past PhD students supervised

MSc Projects

Beatus Mauki - Resilience and protective factors among refugee children and young people post migration to high-income countries: A systematic review

Ania O'Leary - Broken brains or flawed studies: A systematic review of ADHD neuroimaging studies

Aliki Vasiliki - ADHD twin sudies and the Equal Environments Assumption: A systematic review


Research summary

I am interested in research projects and ideas that fall into the following categories:

Community psychology

Discourse analysis

Critical perspectives on ADHD

Social inequalities and mental health

Developmental psychopathology

Current research interests

Foucauldian Apparatus/Discourse Analysis

Project activity

My current project is a Foucauldian inspired ethnoghraphic investigation of transformation of the family into a psychiatric outpost.  The project is interested in how the family come to accept the 'truth' of ADHD and, thus, perform the various functions expected of a family with a child with a mental health diagnosis.  The project is a joint collaboration between the University of Queensland, the University of Edinburgh and NHS Forth Valley.