Jenny Young

Jenny Young

Jenny Young

Research Fellow


Jenny is Research Fellow in the School of Health and Social Care and a part-time PhD student. With a background in psychology Jenny has previously worked as a researcher on various projects in the fields of forensic mental health and criminal justice for both the NHS and The Scottish Government. Jenny joined Edinburgh Napier in 2015 and is currently working on two projects funded by the charity Macmillan Cancer Support. Both explore the impact of holistic needs assessment on people affected by cancer in a community and outpatient setting. Jenny's PhD using narrative interviews seeks to understand more about male identity in non-professional carers of someone with cancer.


Research Areas


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • PhD representative on RCN Scientific Committee
  • Student Representative for Scotland sitting on British Psychological Society Student Committee



  • Organising REF symposium for Edinburgh Napier PhD students and early career researchers


Current Post Grad projects