• Rita Giacaman

    Research Network Professor at the Institute for Community and Public Health at Birzeit University, Palestine. Rita has expertise in psycho-social/mental health system building in war-like conditions, social epidemiology and mixed-methods studies on mental health, and disability rights. She will oversee the research conducted by Work Stream 2 in Palestine as detailed in her letter.

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  • Tania Gergel

    Core member Workstream 3: Advance Directives Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychological Medicine, KCL. Tania has expertise in mental health, ethics and law, with areas of interest including: advance decision-making and decision making-capacity; the ethics of coercion and leverage within psychiatry; personhood and mental disorder; and stigma. She will work as co-lead on

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  • Michelle Funk

    Research Network Coordinator of Mental Health Policy and Service Development, Human Rights and Legislation at the WHO and leads the WHO MIND project. She will join the advisory group for Work Stream 2 and assist with guideline development and dissemination.

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  • Steve Fleming

    Core member Workstream 5: Decision-making & Metacognition Principal Research Associate, Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, University College London. Steve has interests in experimental neuroscience, metacognition and neuroscience and law. He will provide PhD supervision in WS5 and contribute to all aspects of that work-stream.

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  • Natalie Drew

    Research Network Coordinator, mental health, human rights and legislation at WHO. Natalie also oversees the WHO QualityRights Project, which aims to assist countries to assess quality and human rights in mental health facilities. Natalie will join the advisory group of Work Stream 2 assisting with development of guidelines, training tools and dissemination.  

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  • Anthony David

    Principal Investigator Workstream 5: Decision-making & Metacognition Professor Anthony David, Director, Institute of Mental Health, University College London. Anthony has interests in experimental neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry, insight and decision-making capacity. He will lead on WS5 and contribute widely across the research network.

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  • Polona Curk

    Research Affiliate. Executive research fellow, University of Essex. With a background in psychoanalytic theory, Polona is interested in relational autonomy. She will conduct research within WS4, on the concept of insight in psychoanalysis and comparisons with psychiatry.

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  • Jillian Craigie

    Work stream 1 Enabling Legal Capacity Through Decision-Making Support. Lecturer in medical ethics, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Dickson Poon School of Law, KCL. Jill has expertise in mental health ethics, neuroethics and philosophical psychology. She will lead on WS1 and contribute widely across the research network.  

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  • Winston Chiong

    Core Member Workstream 5: Decision-making & Metacognition Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of California San Francisco. Winston has expertise in the neuroscience of dementia and decision-making as well as ethics. He will collaborate on experimental design in WS5 particularly neuroeconomic experiments.

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  • Isabel Clare

    Core member Workstream 1: Supporting Legal Capacity Consultant clinical psychologist at the Cambridge Intellectual Disabilities Group and affiliated lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge. Isabel has expertise in intellectual disabilities and autism, mixed methods research and mental health law. She will give PhD supervision in WS1 and be part of an advisory group for

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