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Randomised controlled trials: the straitjacket of mental health research?




This seminar is jointly presented by the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research and the Centre for Mental Health Research.

This seminar is based on a paper of the same name written for the McPin Foundation.

Location: C103, Tait Building.

Speaker: Alison Faulkner, Independent Service User Consultant.

In the seminar, Alison will explore some of the limitations of Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for mental health research, and will look at some of the ways forward from a service user/survivor perspective. In doing so, she will touch on the relatively new academic discipline of Mad Studies, which foregrounds the knowledge and views of psychiatric survivors.

Alison Faulkner is a survivor researcher and trainer in mental health with over 25 years experience of working in mental health research and consultancy. She has worked for most of the major mental health charities, including the Mental Health Foundation, the Centre for Mental Health, NSUN (the National Survivor User Network), Mind, Rethink and Together for Mental Wellbeing.

Alison has personal experience of using mental health services, including inpatient care, medication, psychotherapy and crisis services. She has written and presented extensively on the subject. She is currently studying for her PhD at City University London on the role and value of experiential knowledge in mental health research.

Lunch available from 12:45pm.

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When and where

1.00pm - 2.00pmMonday 7th December 2015

Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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Craig Hill

School of Health Sciences

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