Who made this psychosis (young people) resource?

​Fauzia Knight

Fauzia Knight (PhD) is Senior qualitative researcher at the Health Experiences Research Group. She currently researchers in the area of health experiences alongside running a private therapy practice. In the past she has lectured, researched and published in the areas of legal anthropology and qualitative fieldwork as well as working in various government departments as a researcher and advisor on human rights related issues.

​Susan Kirkpatrick

Susan Kirkpatrick joined the Health Experiences Research Group as a Senior Researcher in January 2010. She has a background in Sociology, and has worked for the past 12 years on family and health related research. Susan was the ‘research buddy’ and conducted peer review of the research findings for the project.

​Krysia Canvin

Krysia Canvin (PhD) interviewed 2 participants for the module ‘Ethnic minority experiences of mental health’ who are included in this module. Her main research interests are vulnerable and marginalised groups’ experiences of health, illness and public services.

​Suman Prinjha

Suman Prinjha (PhD) interviewed 1 participant for the module ‘Advice and tips for young people on seeing a GP’ who is included in this module. Suman joined the Health Experiences Research Group in 2001 and has conducted over 400 qualitative interviews and completed 11 Healthtalk studies. Her research interests include breast cancer, intensive care, and BME health.

​Laura Griffith

Laura Griffith (PhD) interviewed 1 participant as part for the module ‘Experiences of psychosis’ who is included in this module. Laura has an anthropological background and her main research interests are mental health, ethnicity and social inequalities in health.

The participants on this project were some of the most inspirational people I have met and I would like to thank them for their courage and honesty in sharing their stories for the project. I share their belief in the power of peer support and I hope that these pages will bring some comfort to those looking for answers.

I received invaluable support from Belinda Lennox, John Powell, Sara Ryan, and my buddy Susan Kirkpatrick throughout the project, for which I am grateful. I would also like to thank Sue Ziebland, Ruth Sanders, Elizabeth Woolliams, Angela Martin, and Gavin Hubbard for their generous advice and support. I am especially grateful to those people who helped with recruitment, in particular Clare Grant and her colleagues at Solent Mind, and Matt Williams and Sandra Evans at the Academic Health Services Network.

Project Advisory panel 

Belinda Lennox, Prof., Principal Investigator and Lead Applicant, Deputy Director NIHR CLAHRC Oxford, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

Chair: Sara Ryan, Dr, Principal Investigator, Senior Research Lead, HERG, Nuffield department of primary care health sciences, University of Oxford

John Powell, Assoc. Prof., Digital Health Lead, HERG, Consultant Adviser NICE, Visiting Professor, Kings College London.

Susan Kirkpatrick, Research Supervisor, Senior Researcher, HERG, Nuffield department of primary care health sciences, University of Oxford

Dr Helen Salisbury, GP and Medical Advisor, Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford

Nicola Mattocks, Young person Advisory, Champion for StepUp: Transitions

Nina Khan, Young person Advisory, Champion for StepUp: Transitions

Sarah Way, Project Manager, StepUp: transitions, Rethink Mental Illness

Damien Ridge, Professor and Head of Psychology, University of Westminster

Matt Williams, Early Intervention in Psychosis Network Manager, Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford

Paula Lavis, Strategic Lead, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition

Sean O’Mahony, Social worker and Quality Champion, Deputy Team Manager, Quality lead, Oxfordshire Early Intervention Services

Matthew Taylor, Dr, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Bipolar Disorder, Department of Psychosis studies, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London, and Associate Clinical Director, Early Intervention Pathway and Hon Consultant Psychiatrist, Early Intervention inpatient unit, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Rachel Upthegrove, Dr, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Psychiatrist, Early Intervention, Institute for Mental Health, University of Birmingham, NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands Specialty Lead

Tsitsi Mlilo, Senior Practitioner in Medicine/CPN and Nurse prescriber, Early Intervention in Psychosis, Milton Keynes

Max Birchwood, Prof., Professor (Emiritus), University of Warwick

Ruth Sanders, Research Delivery Project Manager, HERG, Nuffield department of primary care health sciences, University of Oxford

Vanessa Eade, Research Operations Assistant, HERG, Nuffield department of primary care health sciences, University of Oxford

This research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Oxford at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

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