China Mills


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).
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Brief Description of WorkMy 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

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Key publication

C Mills ‘Decolonizing Global Mental Health’ (2014, Routledge)


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Sheffield Institute for International Development:

The academic network ‘Popular Psychology, Self-Help Culture and the Happiness Industry’:

The Critical Institute: