Charis Bontoft is a Senior Research Assistant at PHIRST Connect. She has an Undergraduate degree in Psychology. Previously, Charis has been employed as a Research Assistant with Northumbria University and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, conducting investigating remote management during COVID-19, and scholarly activity respectively. She has also worked as a support worker at a forensic mental health hospital. Her key areas of interest include: public health, chronic health conditions, physical and mental wellbeing.