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Researcher in Health Psychology, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Mike Wells is a researcher in Health psychology at the Department of Applied Psychology, School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University. Before joining the post graduate research programme at Cardiff Met, Mike worked with Charities that provide assistance to asylum-seekers and refugees in West Africa, and in the United Kingdom. In Cardiff, South Wales (UK), Mike provided mentoring services for refugees and asylum-seekers under the Refugee Employment and Integration Service (REIS) project of SOVA Cymru.
At Cardiff Met Mike’s research explores the impact of forced migration on the health and wellbeing of unaccompanied/separated asylum-seeking and refugee children and young people in the United Kingdom. His research interest includes: The lived experiences of children and young people seeking asylum alone in the UK; Psychosocial interventions that promote the health and wellbeing of adolescent asylum-seekers and refugees; Push and pull factors of forced migration of children and young people from the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa to Europe.


  • –present
    Researcher and Academic Associate in Psychology, Cardiff Metropolitan University


  • 2017 
    Cardiff Metropolitan University, PhD Psychology
  • 2012 
    Cardiff Met, MSc Health Psychology

Professional Memberships

  • MBPsS British Psychological Society