To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

ESRC Seminar Series


Re-imagining professionalism in mental health: towards co-production

Re-imagining professionalism in mental health: towards co-production is a seven part multidisciplinary ESRC seminar series which focuses on imagining new democratic approaches to professionalism in mental health. The seminars interrogate how changes to practice, policy and education in mental health could be implemented to develop a new form of professionalism based on co-production.

Democratic professionalism

The starting point for the seminar series was with the concept of ‘democratic professionalism’ (DP) which is based on the idea that it is important that the voices of 'lay' people, particularly marginalised people, should be regarded as highly relevant when it comes to shaping professional practice and values. 

Power

Another principle of DP is that professionals should be assessed according to the extent to which they support the involvement and enablement of people they work with, such as service users. They should share power with others, not exercise power over them.

We believe that our seminar series will contribute to the development of professional practice and values which are suited to the 21st century. For more information see our co-production blog.

To register your interest in attending seminars please email hssresearchoffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Researchers and Partners

Principal Investigator:
Dr Pamela Fisher, Principal Lecturer, School of Health & Community Studies, Leeds Beckett University 
http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/dr-pamela-fisher/ 

Professor Martin Webber, University of York 
https://www.york.ac.uk/spsw/staff/martin-webber/ 
https://www.york.ac.uk/spsw/research/icmhsr/

Professor Bill Fulford, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford http://www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk/node/378
http://valuesbasedpractice.org/who-are-we-2/list-of-project-partners/list-of-individuals/

Dr Christine Rhodes, University of Huddersfield https://www.hud.ac.uk/ourstaff/profile/index.php?staffid=350

Professor Albert Dzur, Bowling Green State University 
http://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/political-science/faculty-and-staff-directory/Albert-Dzur.html

Hannah Howe, Volition
http://www.volition.org.uk/

Karen Fenton, Involvement Lead, Patient Experience Team, Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust                                                                                                www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk 

Forthcoming seminars

Seminar 5: Reconfiguring narratives

3 March 2017, University of York

Co-production is a term which could easily be absorbed into technocratic patterns of mainstream organizations and co-opted by professionals.  The focus of this seminar is therefore to re-imagine new stories that reconfigure relationships and social relations within mental health in ways that emphasise authentic power-sharing.

Register your interest by email: hssresearchoffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Seminar 6: Power-sharing within coercive environments 

6 July 2017, University of Huddersfield

This seminar will focus on the tensions between coercion and care, and consider whether, to what extent, and how co-production informed by democratic professionalism may be enacted whilst attending to risk.

Register your interest by email: hssresearchoffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Seminar 7: Education, training and supervision for co-production

27 October 2017, University of Huddersfield

This seminar will explore conceptual frameworks for a redefinition of professionalism based on co-production and power-sharing, and how this might be fostered through educational experiences.

Register your interest by email: hssresearchoffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Previous seminars

For seminar reports and notes please visit our blog.

ESRC Seminar Series dates & locations

Seminar 1: Applying the concept of democratic professionalism in mental health.
University of Leeds, 5 January 2016.

Seminar 2: Enacting co-production.
St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, 17 February 2016.

Seminar 3: Contemporary developments in mental health practice: a help and/or a hindrance to co-production and power-sharing.
University of Leeds, 19 July 2016.

Seminar 4: Contemporary developments in mental health policy and commissioning: a help/and or hindrance to power-sharing
University of York, 27 October 2016.


ESRC
Back to Top Button
Back to Top Button