Research into Recovery and Wellbeing

A website about the work of the recovery research team at the Institute of Mental Health

The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers


Steven Allen

Steven Allen is Campaigns Director of the Validity Foundation, formerly the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre (MDAC), headquartered in Budapest. He leads the organisation's advocacy initiatives before regional and itnernational bodies including the United Nations, Council of Europe, European Union and African Commission, and also served as interim Executive Director between 2017-18. He is an MPhil/PhD candidate at the University of London pursuing research on legal institutions which restrict or deny legal agency and holds and LLB (Hons) from the same. 


Peter Bartlett

Peter Bartlett is Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Professor of Mental Health Law in the School of Law at the University of Nottingham and the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham. He has advised menta health law reform in Bosnia and Herzogovina, Armenia, Serbia, Georgia and Lesotho, and in 2013-15 was the expert advisor for the House of Lords Committee on the implentation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. He has published extensively on human rights law and mental health/capacity/disability. His open access publications may be found here

Alison Faulkner

Michelle Funk

Coordinator, Mental Health Policy and Service Development (MHP), Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization.

Dr Michelle Funk is responsbile for the work in mental health policy, planning, service development, human rights and legislation at the World Health Organization, Geneva. She leads the WHO QualityRights Initiative which builds capacity of stakeholders to understand and promote human rights and recovery approaches in mental health and supports countries to develop services and laws in line with the CRPD and other international human rights standards.

Joseph Leong

Dr Joseph Leong Jern-Yi has been working at the Institute of Mental Health (Singapore) since 2000. After obtaining his Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practioner
(CPRP) in 2004, he also did his clinical fellowship at UCLA with Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry Robert Paul Liberman in 2009.

He was Deputy Chief of Community Psychiatry at the Institute of Mental Health working with Community Partners to build connections, capacity and capability. He shares his expertise in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery as an Expert Advisor to start up several Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) such Club HEAL, Caregiver Alliance,  Hougang Care Center and St Andrew’s Nursing Home. He also serves on the Board of the Singapore Association for Mental Health. He is the current President for the Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (Singapore).

For his contributions, he was given the Healthcare Humanity Award 2011 by the President of Singapore and the Distinguished Public Service Star Award in 2013 by the Singapore government.  

 

Pesach Lichtenberg

 

Soumitra Pathare

Dr Soumitra Pathare MD MRCPSych PhD is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy at the Indian Law Society, Pune, India. His primary interests are in the areas of mental health policy, scaling up mental health services, rights-based care and legislation.

He is Project Director of SPIRIT Hub (2017-2022) a collaborative initiative scaling up and evaluating 3 universal suicide prevention interventions in a cluster randomised controlled trial. He is currently involved in scaling up Atmiyata across Mehsana district, Gujarat (2013-2019) with a population of 1 million. Atmiyata is a project to improve access to mental health services in rural areas, by training and mentoring women leaders of micro-credit self-help groups to provide basic psychological interventions and access to social benefits for a defined rural population. He was the Principal Investigator of QualityRights Gujarat project (2014-2016) which implemented the WHO QualityRights program in 6 public mental health facilities in Gujarat. he has served as a WHO consultant in many low and middle-income countries assisting in developing mental health policy and drafting and implementing mental health legislation. He has provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in drafting India's new Mental Health Care Act 2017, which takes a rights-based approach to mental health care and provides for publicly funded universal mental health care.


  Michael Rowe

 

Michael Rowe, Ph.D., is a medical sociologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. His main areas of study, research and writing are citizenship, an applied framework for full social inclusion and participation, mental health outreach and homelessness, peer studies, and medical humanities. He is the author of many peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and other publications, and of six books, including Citizenship and Mental Health, Crossing the Border: Encounters Between Homeless People and Outreach Workers, Classics of Community Psychiatry and The Book of Jesse: A Story of Youth, Illness and Medicine.

 

  Mike Slade

Mike is Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion at University of Nottingham and Chair of the European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation (ENMESH). His main research interests are recovery-focused and outcome-focused mental health services, including Recovery Colleges, lived experience narratives, peer work, identity, citizenship, wellbeing, needs assessment and developing measures, e.g. INSPIRE, Camberwell Assessment of Need, Threshold Assessment Grid. He has written over 250 academic articles and published 11 books, including Personal Recovery and Mental Illness (2009), Partnering for Recovery in Mental Health (2014), Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis (2017) and Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health (2017). His free booklets include Making Recovery a Reality (2008), REFOCUS: Promoting recovery in community mental health services, 2nd edition (2011), 100 Ways to Support Recovery, 2nd edition (2013), The empirical evidence about recovery (2015) and The Business Case for Recovery (2017), all downloadable at researchintorecovery.com

 

Vicky Stergiopolous

Vicky Stergiopolous is a Clinician Scientist, the Physician-in-Chief at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical and Innovation, in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Her clinical and research activities focus on the development and evaluation of interventions to address the needs of people who are homless and those who make frequent use of mental health services. She has a great interest in the redesign of our health system for the purpose of system improvement, in partnership with service users.

 

 

Samson Tse

Professor Samson Tse is Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education) of Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor of Mental  Health in Department of Social Work and Social Administration at The University of Hong Kong.  He has expertise in examining the complex mechanisms of recovery from severe and persistent mental illness like bipolar disorder and gambling disorder. He has served in government, and non-government organization advisory committees in New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong. Samson has presented to groups around the globe about issues he is passionate about: Living beyond disability and improving service users' experience. He was also the Co-Chairperson of the Programme Committee of the International Conference on Recovery-oriented Services and Policy Planning in Mental Health in 2018.

Mike iMike is Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion at University of Nottingham and Chair of the European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation (ENMESH). His main research interests are recovery-focused and outcome-focused mental health services, including Recovery Colleges, lived experience narratives, peer work, identity, citizenship, wellbeing, needs assessment and developing measures, e.g. INSPIRE, Camberwell Assessment of Need, Threshold Assessment Grid. He has written over 250 academic articles and published 11 books, including Personal Recovery and Mental Illness (2009), Partnering for Recovery in Mental Health (2014), Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis (2017) and Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health (2017). His free booklets include Making Recovery a Reality (2008), REFOCUS: Promoting recovery in community mental health services, 2nd edition (2011), 100 Ways to Support Recovery, 2nd edition (2013), The empirical evidence about recovery (2015) and The Business Case for Recovery (2017), all downloadable at researchintorecovery.com.

 

Mike is Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion at University of Nottingham and Chair of the European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation (ENMESH). His main research interests are recovery-focused and outcome-focused mental health services, including Recovery Colleges, lived experience narratives, peer work, identity, citizenship, wellbeing, needs assessment and developing measures, e.g. INSPIRE, Camberwell Assessment of Need, Threshold Assessment Grid. He has written over 250 academic articles and published 11 books, including Personal Recovery and Mental Illness (2009), Partnering for Recovery in Mental Health (2014), Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis (2017) and Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health (2017). His free booklets include Making Recovery a Reality (2008), REFOCUS: Promoting recovery in community mental health services, 2nd edition (2011), 100 Ways to Support Recovery, 2nd edition (2013), The empirical evidence about recovery (2015) and The Business Case for Recovery (2017), all downloadable at researchintorecovery.com.

 

Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion at University of Nottingham and Chair of the European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation (ENMESH). His main research interests are recovery-focused and outcome-focused mental health services, including Recovery Colleges, lived experience narratives, peer work, identity, citizenship, wellbeing, needs assessment and developing measures, e.g. INSPIRE, Camberwell Assessment of Need, Threshold Assessment Grid. He has written over 250 academic articles and published 11 books, including Personal Recovery and Mental Illness (2009), Partnering for Recovery in Mental Health (2014), Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis (2017) and Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health (2017). His free booklets include Making Recovery a Reality (2008), REFOCUS: Promoting recovery in community mental health services, 2nd edition (2011), 100 Ways to Support Recovery, 2nd edition (2013), The empirical evidence about recovery (2015) and The Business Case for Recovery (2017), all downloadable at researchintorecovery.com.