Workstream 4 Insight Final year PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Essex. Margot works with Wayne Martin on issues related to the research initiative, including the notions of choice and autonomy. Attends the monthly MHJ Research Network Meetings.
Core member Workstream 6: Contested Assessment Senior investigator, Department of Bioethics, National Institute of Health, USA. Scott has interests in decision-making capacity and methodological issues in empirical bioethics research. He will conduct research within Work Stream 6 and contribute widely across the research network.
Principal Investigator Workstream 2: Community Independence Lecturer in the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at KCL. Hanna has expertise in ethnography and social and cultural aspects of community mental health including development contexts and regions affected by armed conflict. She has conducted long-term anthropological fieldwork in Palestine. Hanna will lead on Work Stream
Core member Workstream 3 & 6 Advance Directives (WS3) & Contested Assessment (WS6) Barrister at 39 Essex Street Chambers and visiting research fellow at the Dickson Poon School of Law, KCL. Alex has expertise in mental health and capacity law, policy and guidelines. He will work as a senior legal researcher on WS6. He will
Core member Workstream 6: Contested Assessment Nuala is a CT3 Psychiatry on the Maudsley Training Programme and a Clinical Research Associate with the Mental Health and Justice project. She has a background in philosophy of psychiatry and clinical interests in liaison and older adult psychiatry. She is a Mental Health Research UK MD(res) scholar and
Research Network Lead, Public Involvement in Research (PIiR) programme, the McPin Foundation. Thomas has expertise in patient and public involvement in research. He will chair the service user research advisory group for the collaboration and lead on dissemination of the project for service user and carer groups. He will contribute widely across the research network
Research Network Chief executive Bipolar UK. Susan runs the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with Bipolar. She will help with research within WS3 particularly service user communications and guidelines for service users and carers.
Research Network Professor of cognitive neuroscience, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Francesca has expertise in Autism and Asperger’s syndrome, social cognition and experimental neuroscience. She will be part of an advisory group for Work Stream 1.
Work stream 4: Insight: Evidence & Objectivity Postdoctoral Research Assistant Senior research officer, University of Essex. Sándor has interests in human rights and disability studies. He will conduct research within Work Stream 4.