How Can We Make Progress in Mental Healthcare Research?

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his talk in the 2023 London Lecture series Madness and Mental Health is presented by Neil Armstrong and Nicola Byrom.

At present, psychiatry and psychology research in mental healthcare is focussed on interventions. In contrast, social science and humanities research pursues its own, sometimes rather theoretically-driven agenda. In this lecture, Dr Armstrong and Dr Byrom, bring together these disparate fields of research with the aim of promoting more productive interdisciplinary interaction. We will discuss Dr Armstrong’s recently published investigation of mental healthcare that includes conventional ethnography, autoethnography, coproduced ethnography. We argue that how care is organised has a large and under-appreciated impact. The lecture takes the form of a dialogue, in which we consider what form social science and humanities research needs to take if it is to be of benefit to clinical research.
Period1 Jan 2024
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map