China Mills

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

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.


Based in

United Kingdom

Working in

United KingdomIndia

Areas of interest in VBP

Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Policy/Commissioning, Policy, Publications/CUP series, Publications/Other, Research/philosophy

Related areas of interest

Ethics, Health economics, Sociology of mental health

Areas of healthcare expertise:

Global Mental Health


Decolonizing Global Mental Health

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: