Individual Partner: China Mills, Lecturer in Critical Educational Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK; Fellow of the Sheffield Institute for International Development; and a member of the academic network ‘Popular Psychology, Self-Help Culture and the Happiness Industry’; and an Associate Fellow of the Critical Institute (see websites below).
Preferred contact: [email protected]
Brief Description of Work: My research focus includes Global Mental Health, psychopharmaceutical and therapeutic cultures, and the quantification of mental health, and I have published widely on global mental health advocacy, the psychopolitics of austerity suicide, the psy-complex and international development, and much more – see Key Publication below. I am the Principal Investigator on a British Academy funded project looking at psy-expertise, technology and quantification in three sites (in India, South Africa and Australia). I am a member of the Editorial Board for the journals Critical Social Policy, and Disability and the Global South, and a member of the Editorial Collective for Asylum magazine.
Key Words: Resident in: UK, Working in: UK, India; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Policy/Commissioning, Policy, Publications/CUP series, Publications/Other, Research/philosophy, Related Area(s) of Interest: Ethics, Health economics, Sociology of mental health Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Global Mental Health
C Mills ‘Decolonizing Global Mental Health’ (2014, Routledge)
Staff profile: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/education/staff/academic/millsc
Sheffield Institute for International Development: http://siid.group.shef.ac.uk/about/
The academic network ‘Popular Psychology, Self-Help Culture and the Happiness Industry’: http://selfhelpculture.weebly.com/
The Critical Institute: www.criticalinstitute.org