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Call For ESRC GUDTP PhD Applications is Open!

The Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (GUDTP) for October 2022 is now open The Grand Union DTP is based around ‘pathways’ to which prospective students apply. The DTP has a two-stage application process. Prospective students apply to the OU in the first instance. Successful applicants will be affiliated with The Open Psychology Research Centre (OPRC)… Continue reading Call For ESRC GUDTP PhD Applications is Open!

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The Politics of Mental Health: Taking Experiential Knowledge Seriously

PHeW Strand Lead, Dr David Kaposi introduces Professor Helen Spandler (University of Central Lancashire), followed by commentaries from Dr Simon Clarke and Dr Laura McGrath (The OU) and Q&A session. Current mental health discourse often refers to the value of ‘lived experience’ and ‘experts by experience’. But what does it really mean to take experience… Continue reading The Politics of Mental Health: Taking Experiential Knowledge Seriously

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Madhouse and the Whole Thing There: A PhD Story

School academic Dr Simon Clarke, Lecturer in Critical Mental Health, has just successfully completed his second PhD. This is unusual (should we now call him 'Doctor Doctor'?) and the PhD is additionally unusual because it utilises the method of autoethnography. Here Simon demonstrates an autoethnographic approach in a series of short extracts. It’s the usual… Continue reading Madhouse and the Whole Thing There: A PhD Story

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Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Simon Clarke

This week we meet another of the new academics in the School of Counselling and Psychology, Dr Simon Clarke. Tell us about your interests and the area of psychology that you work in.   I am a critical clinical psychologist with personal experience of madness and using mental health services. My main research interests are in… Continue reading Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Simon Clarke