Merlyn Holkar

Senior Research Officer

Merlyn Holkar is a Senior Research Officer at the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute. Much of Merlyn’s research focuses on essential services – including financial services, energy and telecoms – and how well these sectors work for people with mental health problems. Merlyn also manages our Research Community, a group of over 5,000 people with experience of mental health problems who are at the heart of everything we do. Outside of work, Merlyn enjoys playing football and hiking. (he/him) @ItsMerlyn


Policy notes and publications

  • Safety Net March 17, 2021 -
  • Convenience at a cost November 10, 2020 - Exploring the aspects of online shopping that are putting those experiencing mental health problems at risk of financial harm.
  • Help Along the Way July 21, 2020 - Exploring the challenges that people with mental health problems face when accessing free debt advice.
  • Data protecting October 22, 2019 - Using financial data to support customers


Recent blogs