I am a social anthropologist specializing in health and social policy. For the past 15 years I have been teaching postgraduate programmes focusing on Open Dialogue as a value-based approach to mental health care and am currently co-investigator on the ODDESSI trial at UCL and a member of the Advisory Board for the HOPEnDialogue project coordinated by the Italian National Research Council. I am a member of the Relational Welfare research group at NTNU where I also teach mindfulness.Together with Dr Roz Austin, I am co-editor of the ‘Practical Handbooks for Mental Health’ series (PCCS Books).
Key Words: Mental Health, Open Dialogue, Reflective Processes, Mindfulness, Relational Welfare, Green Care, Recovery, Psychosocial Support in Prisons
Education,Management, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar),Mental Health Policy,Publications/CUP series, Research/philosophy,Services/person-centered,Services/teamwork
Communication and relational skills,Evidence-based practice,Ethics, Mentalhealth philosophy, Medical humanities, Peer support
Mental health/psychosocial interventions,Well-being