Simon Newstead

  • Senior Research Assistant (Wales School for Social Prescribing Research)
  • Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
  • Uwch Gynorthwyydd Ymchwil (Ysgol Ymchwil Rhagnodi Cymdeithasol Cymru)
  • Cyfadran y Gwyddorau Bywyd ac Addysg
Simon Newstead

About Me

Dr Simon Newstead is a Senior Research Assistant within the Faculty of Life Science and Education. He is an experienced mixed-methods researcher, with research interests spanning neuropsychology, health, and social care.

Prior to commencing his research training, Simon was employed as a project worker, providing holistic support to individuals who were experiencing drug and alcohol related issues. Simon began his research journey at Sheffield Hallam University, gaining a distinction for his MSc in Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience before completing a PhD at Swansea University. His doctoral research incorporated neuroimaging and quantitative analysis to explore neuromodulation in the context of mood enhancement, with a view for real world application in individuals suffering from mood disorders.

As a Senior Research Assistant, Simon has previously worked for the Addictions Research Group within the School of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies and is currently employed on two projects within the School of Care Sciences: 1) Identifying and mapping the language associated with social prescribing within the relevant literature; 2) Generating an international consensus on primary health care response to family violence.

Skills And Qualifications

  • Mixed Method Research
  • Neuromodulation
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Systematic and Scoping Reviews



  • cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology

Publications And Past Projects