Voices On Identity, Childhood, Ethics and Stimulants: Children join the debate (VOICES study final report & animated film)

Voices On Identity, Childhood, Ethics and Stimulants: Children join the debate is a Wellcome Trust-funded research project that sheds fresh light on children’s experiences with ADHD diagnosis and stimulant drug treatments. It is led by Dr Ilina Singh, Reader in Bioethics & Society at the Department of Social Science, Health & Read more…

‘Recovery’ in mental health: who judges, on what grounds, with what evidence, and which arguments?

The medical humanities have contributed greatly to research that addresses – conceptually, historically and empirically – whose perspective(s) are (and should be) privileged when judging the contours of illness and health. One research arena in which these questions currently have particular salience and urgency is that of research on ‘recovery’ Read more…

Ethnographic perspectives on ‘global mental health’, World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), University of Manchester (CfP, Conference, 5-10 August 2013))

Deadline extended to August 3rd, 2012 Paper submissions are invited for a panel titled: Ethnographic perspectives on ‘global mental health’ at The 17th World Congress of the International Union  of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), University of Manchester, UK, 5-10 August 2013. Deadline: August 3rd, 2012 Panel LD36: Ethnographic perspectives Read more…

Clinical Psychology: Past Present and Future – Dr Joel Yoeli, Newcastle, Monday Dec 5 2011

Clinical Psychology: Past, Present and Future The discipline of clinical psychology has traditionally allied itself with prevailing power structures:  it emerged from within psychiatric institutions offering a scientific mantle to substantiate autocratic and  arbitrary psychiatry; it opted for pre-defined research and knowledge methodologies in order to obtain academic legitimacy; it Read more…

On the 50th anniversary of Erving Goffman’s Asylums: “What would Goffman have made of today’s PFI asylums?” Seminar 27 April

On the 50th anniversary of Erving Goffman’s Asylums:  “What would Goffman have made of today’s PFI asylums?” A Durham Qualitative Health Research Group Seminar by Dr Ian Spencer Wednesday 27th April, 12—2pm The Pennington Room, Grey College, Durham. A light buffet lunch will be provided at 12pm: please reply to Read more…