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Caroline Frostick

Research Fellow

Institute for Health and Human Development

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  • University House, UH250, Stratford Campus
    Institute for Health and Human Development
    University of East London
    Stratford Campus
    E12 4LZ
  • +442082234045

    Caroline has been at the Institute for Health and Human Development (IHHD) since 2014 where her main focus of work is currently the development and evaluation of social prescribing initiatives. She is a steering group member of the National Social Prescribing Network (SPN) and has contributed to national guidelines on social prescribing. Previous to this she spent several years in the Psychology department at UEL (at the former Institute for Research in Child Development) working with infants, mothers and adolescents on research ranging from the effects of recreational drug use in pregnancy; to the evaluation of an innovative community development approach to health and wellbeing on the Well London Adolescent Survey. She is also a BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist and her research interests include the evaluation of treatment pathways for improving mental wellbeing and the promotion of mental health recovery. In a previous life, she spent almost a decade working as a freelancer in the television industry. 


    Recently completed:

    Assessing the impact of dynamic populations (Churn) on primary care services in Newham.

    The evaluation of a large-scale social prescribing evaluations in the London Boroughs of City and Hackney and Waltham Forest.

    The enduring concept of the Nervous Breakdown and its implications for client recovery (MA).


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    Frostick, C., Tong, J., Moore, D., Renton, A. and Netuveli, G. (2017). The impact of academies on school connectedness, future aspirations and mental health in adolescents from areas of deprivation in London. British Journal of Educational Psychology, (in review).

    Bertotti, M, Frostick, C., Hutt, P, Sohanpal, R. and Carnes, D (2017) ’A Realist Evaluation of social prescribing: an exploration into the context and mechanisms underpinning a pathway linking primary care with the voluntary sector’. Journal of Primary Healthcare Research and Development.


    Carnes, D., Sohanpal, R., Frostick, C., Hull, S., Rohini, M., Netuveli, G., Tong, J., Hutt, P., Bertotti, M. (2017) ‘The impact of a social prescribing service on patients in primary care: an evaluation’, BMC health services research.

    Frostick, C., Watts, P., Netuveli, G., Renton, A., Moore, D. (2016). Well London Phase-1:  Results among adolescents of a cluster-randomised trial of a community engagement approach to improving health behaviours and mental well-being in deprived inner-city neighbourhoods. Journal of Community Practice.

    Phillips, G., Renton, A., Moore, D.G., Bottomley, C., Schmidt, E., Lais, S., Yu, G., Wall, M., Tobi, P., Frostick, C. and Clow, A., (2012). The Well London program—a cluster randomized trial of community engagement for improving health behaviors and mental wellbeing: baseline survey results. Trials, 13(1), p.105. 

    Frostick, C., Phillips, G., Renton, A. and Moore, D., (2016). The Educational and Employment Aspirations of Adolescents from Areas of High Deprivation in London. Journal of youth and adolescence, pp.1-15.

    Kushnerenko, E., Tomalski, P., Ballieux, H., Potton, A., Birtles, D., Frostick, C., & Moore, D. G. (2013). Brain responses and looking behavior during audiovisual speech integration in infants predict auditory speech comprehension in the second year of life. Frontiers in psychology, 4.

    Watts, P., Phillips, G., Petticrew, M., Hayes, R., Bottomley, C., Yu, G., Schmidt, E., Moore, D., Frostick, C., Lock, K. and Renton, A., (2011). Determinants of physical activity in deprived communities in London: Examining the effects of individual and neighbourhood characteristics. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65(Suppl 2), pp.A37-A37.

    Phillips, G., Watts, P., Petticrew, M., Lock, K., Hayes, R., Bottomley, C., Yu, G., Schmidt, E., Moore, D., Frostick, C. and Clow, A., (2011). Determinants of mental health and wellbeing in low income communities: A multilevel approach examining individual and neighbourhood characteristics. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65(Suppl 2), pp.A6-A6.

    Moore, D.G., Turner, J.D., Parrott, A.C., Goodwin, J.E., Fulton, S.E., Min, M.O., Fox, H.C., Braddick, F.M., Axelsson, E.L., Lynch, S., Ribeiro, H. and Frostick, C. J. (2010). During pregnancy, recreational drug-using women stop taking ecstasy (3, 4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) and reduce alcohol consumption, but continue to smoke tobacco and cannabis: initial findings from the Development and Infancy Study. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 24(9), pp.1403-1410.





    Teaching and supervision of Masters level students in Counselling & Psychotherapy and Integrated Counselling and Coaching courses.

    Delivering a ‘Psychology in Action’ seminar to second-year psychology undergraduates.