Dr Elianna Fetterolf

Project Partner: Dr Elianna Fetterolf
Dr Elianna Fetterolf
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy working on the collaborative research project ‘Therapeutic Conflicts: Co-Producing Meaning in Mental Health’ (Principal Investigator: Edward Harcourt), Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford; Research Associate, Keble College, Oxford

Words like service-user empowerment and co-production imply an aspiration to symmetry in the relationship between clinicians and service-users in UK mental health policy. Why has this aspiration amounted to little in practice? Drawing on the work of feminist philosophers examining how features of real-life contexts, e.g., power relations, can impair or enhance the production of shared meanings and knowledge, I am theorizing the difference between symmetric and asymmetric conditions for the production of meaning and knowledge between clinicians and service-users. The aim is to assess the scope and limits of the aspiration to relational symmetry in the delivery of mental health services.


Based in

United Kingdom

Working in

United Kingdom

Areas of interest in VBP

Research/philosophy, Services/person-centered, Services/teamwork

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