The Co-production Scheme of the Renewing Phenomenological Psychopathology

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Call for Participation from the project funded by the Wellcome Trust jointly led by Professors Matthew Broome & Giovanni Stanghellini.

Call for Participation: The Co-production Scheme of the Renewing Phenomenological Psychopathology

The Renewing Phenomenological Psychopathology Project funded by the Wellcome Trust and jointly led by Professors Matthew Broome and Giovanni Stanghellini is delighted to announce its new Co-production Scheme, and call for collaborations.

‘Co-production’ in mental health research acknowledges the valuable knowledge and expertise of people with lived experience of psychiatric illness or neurodiversity. It champions the production of joint research between experts by experience and academics/clinicians, who will contribute their insights equally (we recognise, however, that clinicians and academics themselves may have lived experience of mental ill health, and those with lived experience may have existing clinical/academic skills).

Through the co-production scheme, experts by experience will be linked with one or more researchers from our international network, with the aim of co-producing a piece of work on the theme of renewing phenomenological psychopathology. This work may involve, for instance, a renewing of the methodology used in phenomenological psychopathology, or drawing out aspects of the lived experience of psychiatric illness that have previously been obscured.

Beyond the co-production of research, this scheme facilitates a mutual, two-way mentorship. All members of a collaborative team equally contribute with their knowledge and skillset (whether from perspective of their expertise from experience or academic expertise) towards the production of research. Researchers and clinicians will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight from experts by experience, and experts by experience will learn about, or develop their knowledge, of research methodology, philosophy, phenomenology and academic practices.

Through this scheme, the organisers hope to encourage co-production in research, and to amplify the voices of people with lived experience in the field of phenomenological psychopathology.

If you would like to participate in the Co-production Scheme, to be a potential co-author, mentor (in your capacity as an expert by experience, researcher, mental health professional or academic) or if you wish to be involved in some other way in the Scheme activities please get in touch by contacting the organisers ([email protected]) or our Scheme Partners mentioned below.

Co-production Scheme Partners and Topics

  1. Professor Giovanni Stanghellini (University of Florence, Italy): anomalies of embodiment in psychopathology; meetings with experts by experience as speakers and researchers/academics as discussants.
  2. Dr Roxana Baiasu (University of Birmingham and University of Oxford, U.K.): sense-making in mental illness; existential wellbeing; mental health ethics and politics; youth mental health.
  3. Dr Elodie Boublil (Université Paris Est Créteil, France): trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder; depression and burn-out; secondary PTSD among caregivers or health practitioners; psychological effects of psychological abuses including bullying, harrassment, gaslighting, mobbing and narcissistic abuse.
  4. Dr Francesca Brencio (the PhenoLab and the University of Seville, Spain): phenomenologically informed interviews with mental health users; phenomenology and mental health; attention disorders; depression; care and ethics.
  5. Dr Roy Dings (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany): 1. Self-illness ambiguity: identity issues in the context of psychopathology, difficulties in differentiating oneself from one’s illness; 2. experiential knowledge and expertise.
  6. Dr Robert Dudas (University of Cambridge, U.K.): autism
  7. Dr Susi Ferrarello (California State University, U.S.A.): young adults’ suicidal attempts and ideations; mental health generally
  8. Dr Jasper Feyaerts (Ghent University, Belgium): the phenomenology of psychosis and/or autism
  9. Professor Bill Fulford (Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice, the University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.): shared clinical decision-making and diagnostic assessment; recovery in mental health.
  10. Dr Nashwa Ibrahim (Mansoura University, Egypt): the lived experiences of women with bipolar disorder and, in particular, their roles as parents and their identity as women.
  11. Dr Sofia Jeppsson (Umeå University, Sweden): meta-fear of madness; meetings with experts by experience.
  12. Dr Wouter Kusters (The Foundation for Psychiatry and Philosophy, Netherlands): psychosis/schizophrenia, mania, schizoaffectivity; investigations into how to connect philosophical analyses, psychotic thoughts and experiences with issues of care, and from a psychiatric or psychological perspective.
  13. Professor Paul Lodge (University of Oxford, U.K.): mania and the therapeutic possibilities of ‘philosophical’ thinking.
  14. Dr Anke Maatz (University of Zurich, Switzerland): language and communication in psychopathology, addiction; design and implementation of institutional structures to support co-production in psychiatric research; mental health generally.
  15. Professor Guilherme Messas (Santa Casa de São Paulo School of Medical Sciences, Brazil): from psychopathology to clinical care: how the lived experience can guide psychiatric treatment.
  16. Professor Marcin Moskalewicz, Anna Sterna and Maciek Wodzinski (Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland): the lived experience of time in autism and borderline personality disorder
  17. Dr Janko Nešić (Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia): ecological-enactive approach to autism spectrum disorder.
  18. Dr Danielle Petherbridge (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland): mental health generally
  19. Professor Matthew Ratcliffe (University of York, U.K.): the phenomenology of grief, loss, trauma, and loneliness.
  20. Dr Zümrüt Duygu Sen (Jena University Hospital, Germany): moods, cognitive states and vegetative changes.
  21. Mr Kevin Martens Wong (Merlionsman Coaching & Consulting, Singapore): non-Western approaches to psychology, accessible /ground-up psychology, the Osura Pesuasang / Individuation Theory, and/or creole/indigenous approaches to psychology and psychopathology.

More information about the project can be found here: Renewing Phenomenological Psychopathology. If you would you like to be on the mailing list, please sign up here.