Mental Health and Reflexivity: Presentations and Plenaries

Agenda, Mental Health and Reflexivity 7th June 2016

Final list of speakers and titles for our upcoming event on Mental Health and Reflexivity in (mostly) medical sociological research. Really pleased to have contributions from colleagues at different stages in their career, speaking from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including: sociology, user-led research,  medical humanities and history of psychiatry.

It promises to be an interesting day with lots of opportunities to reflect critically on the uses and challenges of reflexivity in this area of research; as well as the contributions, and blurred boundaries between different disciplinary perspectives, positions and identities.

Keynote speaker 1: Diana Rose (King’s College London) ‘On personal epiphanies and collective knowledge’

Anaïs Duong-Pedica (University of York) ‘Can the (academic) “suicidal” speak? Personal reflections on depression, suicide and research’

Ali Hutchinson (University of Chester) ‘On being insane in sane places: Researching, writing and experiencing ‘madness’’

Sarah Chaney (Queen Mary, University of London) ‘A Personal History of Self-Harm: Countering the Myth of Objectivity’

Brigit McWade (Lancaster University) ‘Was it autoethnography? The classificatory, confessional and mad politics of lived experience in sociological research’

Chris Millard (Queen Mary, University of London) ‘Catharsis, community or asbestos gloves? Reflexivity and the history of psychiatry’

Keynote speaker 2: David Pilgrim (University of Liverpool/University of Southampton)
‘Between neuro-reductionism and radical social constructionism: a critical realist perspective on subjectivity and mental health’

Funded by the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness

Hosted by the University of Edinburgh, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships

Organised by Tineke Broer, Martyn Pickersgill (University of Edinburgh), and Amy Chandler (University of Lincoln)

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