Aesthetics in Mental Health Network (AiMH) Members

NamePosition/Role and Perspective
Mark Agius Clare College, University of Cambridge
Sal AndersonUniversity of the Arts London, Department of Film and Television
Doris BachInstitute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Vienna
Thomas BallhausenInstitute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Literaturhaus Wien
Lazare BenaroyoUniversity of Lausanne, Switzerland
Michael BennettHead of Player Welfare in the PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association)and former professional footballer; qualified UEFA B coach and counsellor; PhD student.
Guenda BerneggerTeaches Ethics and Medical Humanities, Department of Health Sciences, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). Editor-in-chief of the Rivista per le Medical Humanities. Founded member and Vice-President of the European Society of Aesthetics and Medicine. 
Arnold BerleantLong Island University, New York, USA
Charlie BlowersUKCP registered Arts Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. Founder and Director of Moving Pieces, an integrative arts based action method for mental health combining arts psychotherapy with physical theatre and storytelling.
Klaus Buchleitner Institute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Vienna
Callender JohnConsultant psychiatrist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Aberdeen University. Former Chair of the Philosophy Special Interest Group in the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Simon ClarkeSpecialist teacher working 1-1 with students with additional learning needs in an inner London F.E. College;  also Creative Writing Teacher for students with mental health issues.
Elena CagnolifiecconiDoctoral student in Ancient Philosophy at St. Catherine's College, Oxford, working on Aristotle's moral psychology and Ethics,
Ariel DempseyAriel Dempsey, MD (DPhil Candidate) University of Oxford
Mirjana DelicUniversity Psychiatric Hospital Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Helena Fox
Consultant Psychiatrist, and PhD student in the Social Sculpture Research Unit, Oxford Brookes University.
Bill FulfordFellow of St Catherine’s College and Member of the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health in the Medical School, University of Warwick. Director, VBP Collaborating Centre
Kathleen GalvinProfessor of Nursing in the School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton, UK; editor of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Well-being.
Naomi GoodChelsea and Westminster Hospital Charity, London
Rex HaighConsultant Medical Psychotherapist in the NHS, specialising in personality disorder; founder and Director of Growing Better Lives CI, a national lottery-funded social enterprise to enable work on the arts and nature.
Ashok HandaFellow and Tutor for Graduates, St Catherine’s College, Oxford; Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Clinical Tutor in Surgery, University of Oxford Medical School, Co-Director, VBP Collaborating Centre
Charlotte Holloway (Green)Senior Assistant Commissioning Editor in the Psychology and Social Work Department of the Academic Division, Oxford University Press; responsibilities include the series International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry.
Eva HöltlInstitute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Vienna
Julian C HughesRICE Professor of Old Age Psychiatry’
University of Bristol; formerly Honorary Professor of Philosophy of Ageing, Newcastle University, UK
Naomi JamesRegional Development & Research Manager for NSUN (National Survivor User Network). Doctoral student working on the practice of Participatory Video for Mental Health. Background includes BA in Fine Art and MA in glass making and video production
Colin KingAuthor of 'Play the Whiteman' and articles on race and mental health has over thirty year experiences as survivor, practitioner and activist. Founder of the Black and Asian Coaches Association.
Ida-Maria KislerInstitute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Vienna
Stephan Kriwanek Institute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Vienna
Christine LeroyAssociate member of the Institut ACTE/Panthéon-Sorbonne and of the Gender Studies Department at University Paris 8
Wolfgang Maierhofer Institute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Vienna
Arnold Mettnitzer Institute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Vienna
Musalek Michael
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vienna
Head of the Institute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Sigmund Freud University, Vienna
General medical Director, Anton Proksch Institute, Vienna
Emma PerryResearch Project Co-ordinator NSUN (National Survivor User Network); interests include the commissioning process, ethnodrama (working with Warwick University Medical School and Theatre Studies Department); also help to run a drama group at Crisis Skylight in Birmingham.
Martin Poltrum (Convenor)Professor of Psychotherapy Science at the Sigmund Freud University, Vienna
Deputy Head of the Institute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Sigmund Freud University, Vienna
Vice President of the European Society of Aesthetics and Medicine
Vitor PordeusMedical Doctor, Immunology, Psychiatry Researcher and Actor. Founding Director of the Centre for Culture, Science and Health of the Public Health Office of Rio de Janeiro. Creator of the DyoNises Theatre, Madness Hotel and Spa, Nise da Silveira Mental Health Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Hans PuchingerInstitute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Vienna
Lubomira RadoilskaLecturer in Philosophy at the University of Kent and Affiliated Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge; working on norms of belief and norms of action
Matthew RatcliffeUniversity of Vienna, Department of Philosophy
Charlie RobinsonMasters student in Philosophy of Mental Disorder at King’s College, London. Doctorate in molecular physiology; qualified teacher of secondary science; interested in the philosophical bases of music as therapy for anxiety and depression.
Gervase RosserLecturer in the Department of Art History, and a Fellow of St Catherine’s College, Oxford); interests include medieval and Renaissance material,
Oliver ScheibenbogenInstitute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Vienna
Mario Schiavon Institute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Vienna
Harald Schreiber Institute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Vienna
Jacinta Tan Clinical Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Swansea University, Wales; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Adult Eating Disorder Team, Swansea; also a medical ethicist and qualitative researcher.
Martin Tauss Institute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Vienna
Stephen TyremanDean of Osteopathic Education Development and Course Leader for the Professional Doctorate in Osteopathy, British School of Osteopathy, London; Professor of Osteopathy and Philosophy, University of Bedfordshire, UK; Associate Professor, Institute of Osteopathy, Norwegian University College of Health Sciences, Oslo.
Li Jing ZhuInstitute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, University Beijing

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