• Report on symposium Recovery in the Global South 4th September 2019

    Ursula Read, together with Sumeet Jain, University of Edinburgh, convened a symposium entitled ‘Recovery in the Global South’ at the Refocus on Recovery conference at the University of Nottingham on 4th September 2019. This conference brings together persons involved in recovery research and practice in mental health. The symposium featured ‘lightning talks’ from scholars conducting

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  • Emma Wynne Bannister presents her PhD research at the Human Development and Capability Association
    Emma Wynne Bannister

    Emma Wynne Bannister presented her PhD research on “Mental health justice and the capability to live in the community as an equal member” at the HDCA (Human Development and Capability Association) conference on 11 September 2019. Her poster aimed to make a philosophical argument for a human/moral right to ‘the capability to live in the

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  • “Support and Independence in the Community” present a poster at the 2018 KCL Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON) Conference
    Emma and Meryem presenting Workstream 2’s preliminary findings at the 2018 HERON conference.

    Support and Independence in the Community, presented a poster on “Community inclusion for people with psychosocial disabilities in Ghana and Palestine” at the ‘Health Inequalities Research Network’ (HERON) conference on 31st October 2018. Our PhD student, Emma Wynne-Bannister, and Research Assistant, Meryem Cicek, presented initial project findings related to Article 19 of the UN Convention

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  • Dr Ursula Read on Colourful Radio
    Dr Ursula Read with Sonia Peleon, radio host at Colourful Radio. 20 June 2018.

    Dr Ursula Read with Sonia Poleon, radio host at Colourful Radio. 20 June 2018. On 20 June 2018, Dr Ursula Read, research associate with Work Stream 2, was interviewed by Sonia Poleon on Colourful Radio, which targets Black Caribbean and African audiences. Listen to the broadcast recording below: Ursula spoke about her research into mental health

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  • King’s Experience Research Award
    Meryem Cicek receiving award

    Mental Health & Justice congratulates King’s College London student Meryem Cicek for her success winning the Prize for the Best Overall Submission for the King’s Experience Research Award! Meryem provided research assistance for the project “Support and Independence within the Community” led by Hanna Kienzler. During the time of her fellowship, Meryem worked in partnership with the

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  • Sridhar Venkatapuram

    Core member Workstream 2: Community Independence Lecturer in global health and philosophy, Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine, KCL. Sridhar has expertise in global health and policy and the capabilities approach. He will conduct research within Work Stream 2. Activity: Integration and beyond

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  • Genevra Richardson

    Core member Workstream 2: Community Independence Professor of law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, KCL. Genevra has expertise in mental health law and policy. She will conduct research within Work Stream 2 and contribute widely across the research network.

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  • Ursula Read

    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

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  • Oliver Lewis

    Research Network Director Mental Disabilities Advocacy Center (MDAC) and Chair of Law and Social Justice, University of Leeds. Oliver has expertise in international human rights law. He will join the Work Stream 2 advisory group and will provide support with the work-stream’s legal analysis.

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  • Hanna Kienzler

    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

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  • 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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