I come to Mad Studies from a background of lived experience, survivor activism, independent advocacy and community education.
I graduated with a MSc in Community Education at the University of Edinburgh in 2007
I am currently doing my PhD “Learning to Challenge Epistemic Injustice: Collective Advocacy in Scotland” at the University of Edinburgh.
My teaching and my research are both based on linking the personal and the public.
Active research interests:
Mad Studies; Community Education; Community Development; Mental health survivor/service user activism; Independent Collective Advocacy; Epistemic Injustice; Social Movement Learning
Qualitative; Autoethnography; Bricolage; Arts-based methods
I teach on the Mad Studies MSc programme and am a module co-ordinator on:
- Interrogating Mad Studies
- Mad People's History and Identity