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18th-19th June 2018 at University of Birmingham

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Mind Reading 2018 - Mental Health and the Written Word


Mind Reading 2018 - Mental Health & The Written Word

Mind Reading 2018 – Mental Health and the Written Word takes place from 18th-19th June 2018 at the University of Birmingham.


Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Professor Dame Sue Bailey (Central Lancashire)
  • Professor Sally Shuttleworth (Oxford)
  • Professor Femi Oyebode (King’s College London)
  • Dr Neil Vickers (King’s College London)
  • Dr Clare Hayes-Brady (UCD)
  • Dr Katherine Furman (UCC)

The second conference in this medical humanities series asks a series of questions

  • Do doctors and patients speak the same language?
  • How might we bridge gaps in communication?
  • Can we use literature to foster clinical relationships?

This two-day programme of talks and workshops is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, UCD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Diseases of Modern Life Project at St Anne’s College, Oxford.

Together we seek to explore productive interactions between literature and mental health both historically and in the present day. Bringing together psychologists, psychiatrists, interdisciplinary professionals, GPs, service users, and historians of literature and medicine, we will investigate the patient experience through the prism of literature and personal narrative to inform patient-centred care and practice.

Conference Organisers: Assoc. Prof. Elizabeth Barrett (UCD), Professor Femi Oyebode (Birmingham), Dr Melissa Dickson (Birmingham)

180618 - Mind Reading 2018 Organising Groups

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