Katie Melvin

PhD StudentKatie Melvin

Contact details

  • Email: km410@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 016, Fielding Johnson Building
  • Office hours: Available for meetings, please email to request

Personal details

I studied a BSc in Psychology at Loughborough University, before training as a Psychology Practitioner in the NHS through the University of Exeter. I worked in NHS neuropsychology and mental health services before being awarded the University of Leicester’s first fully funded interdisciplinary Cross-College PhD studentship. I am also a published children’s author and illustrator, a multi-disciplinary artist, and former vintage clothing entrepreneur.



  • Feelings, Bodies, and Embodiment
  • Material and Social Circumstances
  • Hallucinations and Mental Health
  • Innovations in Methods
  • Psychopharmacology and Experiences of Drug Use
  • Early Intervention in Psychosis Services


LEAP Academic Tutor: Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Biological Psychology, and Cognitive Psychology.

Published and presented papers

Melvin, K. (2019). Embodiment in qualitative research, Qualitative Research in Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/14780887.2019.1579464

Melvin, K. (2018) The body and hallucinations with reflections from Kyoto, Early Career Hallucinations Research Group.

Melvin, K. (2018). Feelings, the body and hallucinations: Preliminary results from a novel empirical study, International Consortium on Hallucination Research and Related Symptons.

Melvin, K. (2018). Mapping the feeling and circumstances of hallucinations: Preliminary results from a novel empirical study, Meeting in the Middle: Interdisciplinary Health Research in the Midlands.

Melvin, K. (2018). Feeling-In-The-World, Exploring Culture and Experience: Choosing Methodologies in Qualitative Research.

Melvin, K. (2018). The art of hallucinations and how we can study them, Royal Society of Biology.

Melvin, K. (2018). Feeling-In-The-World, Self-published Zine.

Melvin, K. (2018). Feeling Feminine and Feminist: Everyday Blessings and Struggles, Fem*inist Organising or Organising Fem*inists?

Cromby, J., Crossley, J. & Melvin, K. (2017). Feeling traps and psychosis, International Society of Critical Health Psychology.



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