Dr Charlotte Silke

B.A, M.Sc, Ph.D



Charlotte recently completed her PhD from the School of Psychology in NUI, Galway. Her dissertation topic focused on investigating the factors that predict public mental health stigma and assessing the effectiveness of a normative anti-stigma intervention among adolescents. After completing her PhD, Charlotte worked as a post-doctoral researcher on an IRC funded project; SMART Consent. The SMART Consent program was involved in developing interactive sexual consent workshops for university students and evaluating the effectiveness of these workshops through a mixed-methods study design. Charlotte currently works as a post-doctoral researcher with the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre, on the Youth Empathy and Social Values (YES) project. The YES project is part of a new, collaborative initiative exploring the development of empathy and social values among young people in Ireland.

Charlotte also contributes to teaching on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including developmental psychology and research methods, and has supervised a number of undergraduate research dissertations. Her general research areas include child development, stigma, empathy, social norms and consent.