Elinor Parrott

PhD Student
Email: elinor.parrott.20@ucl.ac.uk


Elinor is in her first year of doctoral research under the supervision of Professor Helene Joffe. Her PhD will focus on fostering the resilient psychosocial recovery of marginalised communities displaced by the 2018 earthquake/tsunami in Palu, Indonesia. Elinor's research is part of a wider UKRI-ESRC funded project which aims to develop an intervention to integrate psycho-social disaster support, hygiene and the physical environment, while using schools as hubs for community engagement and empowerment.  

Elinor graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2015, where she studied papers from both the Geography and Education triposes. Following this, she qualified as a secondary school teacher by obtaining a PGCE from UCL through the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. Later, she returned to the University of Cambridge to pursue an MPhil in Psychology and Education, alongside a British Psychological Society accredited graduate conversion course. Elinor’s previous research experiences range from conducting ethnographic research in rural India on perceptions of inclusion and exclusion in a Jesuit missionary school, to undertaking laboratory-based research on the association between affective empathy and school readiness in pre-school children.