Core member

Workstream 2:

Community Independence

Postdoctoral research associate, faculty of life sciences and medicine, KCL. Ursula has expertise in ethnography, culture and mental health and severe mental illness in Ghana, West Africa. She will conduct research within Work Stream 2.

MHJ publications

Read UM 2019. Rights as relationships: collaborating with faith healers in community mental health in Ghana. Culture Medicine and Psychiatry 43(4): 613–635 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11013-019-09648-3
Lovell AM, Read UM and Lang C. 2019. Genealogies and the new anthropologies of global mental health. Culture Medicine and Psychiatry (introduction to special issue) 43(4): 519- 547 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11013-019-09660-7
Read UM and Nyame S. 2019. ‘It is left to me and my God’: Precarity, responsibility and social change in family care for severe mental illness in Ghana. Africa Today 65(3): 3-28 https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/africatoday.65.3.02?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Read UM and van der Geest S. 2019. Introduction to special issue on Intimacy, morality and precarity: Transformations in family care in Africa – insights from Ghana Africa Today 65(3): vii-xxi https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/africatoday.65.3.01?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Read UM (accepted) ‘Clearing the streets’: Enacting human rights in mental health care in Ghana. In Beaudevin, C et al eds From International to Global: Knowledge, Disease and the Government of Health, Manchester University Press