Rhiannon Corcoran

Rhiannon Corcoran is a Professor of Psychology and Public Mental Health at the University of Liverpool. Rhiannon studies the psychological, social and environmental mechanisms that underpin mental distress and wellbeing. Seeing prosociality as the essential ingredient of community and culture, Rhiannon uses diverse methods to explore the benefits of interventions aimed at its improvement. As a founding member of the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health, Rhiannon is particularly interested in the role that our places have in determining mental health and wellbeing. With her husband and urban design practice partner, Graham Marshall, she directs the research arm of the Prosocial Place Research and Practice Programme. Rhiannon also leads the Communities of Place Evidence Programme of the UK’s What Works Centre for Wellbeing and sits on the Publications Steering board of NHS Healthy New Towns programme.