Mark Hopfenbeck

Project Partner: Mark Hopfenbeck
Mark Hopfenbeck
Assistant Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Visiting Fellow, London South Bank University

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

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NorwayUnited Kingdom

Areas of interest in VBP

Education,Management, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar),Mental Health Policy,Publications/CUP series, Research/philosophy,Services/person-centered,Services/teamwork

Related areas of interest

Communication and relational skills,Evidence-based practice,Ethics, Mentalhealth philosophy, Medical humanities, Peer support


Areas of healthcare expertise:

Mental health/psychosocial interventions,Well-being


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For information on Open Dialogue training:

For details of ODDESSI – a programme of research into crisis and continuing mental health care within the NHS:

For an NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) programme on Relational Welfare:

For a programme on dialogue in a time of crisis: