Tag Archives: service user perspectives

Health Research Should Be Crowd-Funded Through Kickstarter

This is the text of my *humble cough* winning Dangerous Ideas Soapbox presentation at yesterday’s SAPC conference. Not entirely sure how much of this I got in during the 2 minute (and strictly adhered to) time slot, but this is … Continue reading

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Open eyes, open mind? How open access could support recognition of patient views

There’s a great post over at the LSE Impact Blog today by Jonathan Gray which makes both a practical and a philosophical argument for open access publishing in academia. Open access refers to making research papers actually publicly accessible, as … Continue reading

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4 Things I’ve Learned on Twitter

In no particular order, here’s a few things that being a mental health academic on twitter has taught me: 1. Resist the urge to say “we’re not all like that…” My own experience of this relates specifically to mental health, … Continue reading

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Zombies and Unicorns in Patient & Public Involvement

I won a prize! I never win a prize! Last week I won the prize for best PPI paper at the #hsrn14 conference in Nottingham (1). It’s given me a nudge to publish this post, which I’ve had loitering around … Continue reading

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Veja Du and “routine” data collection in mental health services

When giving out questionnaires in trials, there’s a sadly common comment that often gets made – the participant, having completed the lengthy and deeply personal checklists of symptoms, will say “well, if you weren’t depressed before you did them, you … Continue reading

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