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Charlotte Hall

Principal Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Dr. Charlotte Hall is a Principal Research Fellow working within the NIHR MindTech-MedTech Cooperative HRC and Biomedical Research Centre at the University of Nottingham. She co-leads the methodology theme within MindTech.

Charlotte has a keen interest in exploring how digital interventions can be used to improve the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders in children and young people, with a particular focus on neurodevelopmental disorders. Charlotte is interested in online trial delivery and exploring methodological developments in this area. She is also interested in how interventions with established clinical and cost-effectiveness may be adopted and evaluated into routine practice. Charlotte is currently supervising PhD students exploring various projects, including, developing a psychoeducation toolkit for tics aimed at GPs, improving clinical trial capacity in CAMHS for digital mental health and exploring technology for monitoring ADHD.

Charlotte is currently joint-lead on an NIHR i4i Product Development Award (PDA) exploring how an online behavioral therapy for tic disorders (ORBIT) can be implemented within the NHS. She is also lead applicant on an NIHR RfPB study "EXPAND" exploring ethnic minority groups experience of accessing care for neurodevelopmental disorders.

Other on-going projects in which Charlotte is working on as Principal or Co-Investigator are as follows:

NIHR HRC: MindTech - co-theme lead for the methodology theme with Dr Mike Craven (HRC led by Prof Chris Hollis).

NIHR RfPB: Improving Tic Services: A mixed-methods study to co-design a service model for children and young people with tic disorders (led by Dr Maddie Groom).

UoN Management Innovation Network (MIN): to enhance ADHD awareness in schools (co-led with Dr Blandine French)

MRC Adolecent Mental Health and Development in the Digial World (co-investigator on the "SPARX-UK" work package which is exploring the adaption of "SPARX", a serious game for low mood, to the UK

NIHR HTA: SATURN Trial (ADHD+tic medication trial led by Prof Chris Hollis)

NIHR PGfAR: OPTIMA Trial (investigating delivery of online parent programme led by Prof Edmund Sonuga-Barke, KCL):

Recently completed projects include:

NIHR ARC : Development of a guideline of the use in identification and categorisation of adverse events in trials of digital and online psychological interventions.

NHS England AHSN: National evaluation of ADHD FOCUS implementation project (lead)

NIHR HTA: ORBIT Trial (evaluating the remote digital intervention for tics led by Prof Chris Hollis)

NIHR CTU infrastructure: RE-MIND study exploring recruitment and inclusivity in online and offline trials (co-led with Kirsty Sprange)

NIHR RfPB: FACT Trial (assessing the use of the QbTest for young people in prison (led by Dr Chitsabesan at the University of Manchester)

NIHR RfPB QUOTA Trial (QbTest medication management led by Dr Maddie Groom)

ESRC EMERGING MINDS: WAIT Study (waiting list interventions for CAMHS; lead)

Expertise Summary


Neurodevelopmental disorders


Online interventions

Randomised controlled trials

Online trial delivery

Selected Publications

Past Research

Dr. Charlotte Hall completed her PhD in Forensic and Cognitive Psychology at the University of Lincoln in 2011. Her PhD investigated the potential use of gaze patterns as a measure of detecting sexual preference in forensic populations. Prior to this Charlotte worked as a research assistant on a number of projects, investigating diverse topics including psycholinguistics, child development, emotion, comparative cognition and forensic mental health. Charlotte joined the University of Nottingham through the NIHR- Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) in November 2011.

During her time in CLAHRC, Charlotte was trial manager on the AQUA Trial which investigated the clinical and cost-effectiveness of the QbTest, the findings of which are being implemented in routine practice. Charlotte also lead on an NIHR CLAHRC systematic review investigating the clinical use of technology for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Charlotte then continued her work in clinical trials of digital methods under the NIHR MindTech MedTech umbrella.

Charlotte's main areas of interest include the implementation of technology to support the assessment, monitoring and treatment of mental health disorders within children and young people, particularly in neurodevelopmental disorders. Charlotte has specific expertise of the design, conduct and management of clinical trials in community child mental health services and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and is interested in the nuances in online trail delivery.

Charlotte has a keen interest in how technology may be used to improve access to services and streamline current pathways and has experience in supporting adoption of technology in routine practice.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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