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Adult mental health, Mental health and society, Mental health nursing

The Story of the Storytelling Conference – Jodie Gornall

Posted on 19 September 2019 by Alison Tobin

The International Storytelling for Health Conference at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. Once upon a time, there was a conference, unlike any other conference that had been before. The business suits and ties were transformed into floral prints, casual dress and funky outfits. When night was nigh, I walked in to hear a metaphorical story
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Dr Ben Hannigan

Mental health and society, Mental health nursing

Meet the researcher – Professor Ben Hannigan

Posted on 6 August 2019 by Ben Hannigan

Why did you choose to do research into mental health? Working in the mental health field came first for me, with research following. I studied for a social sciences degree when I left school, and after a short period teaching English as a second language gravitated to mental health work as a full-time volunteer in
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Adult mental health, genetics, schizophrenia

Meet the Researcher – Professor Sir Michael Owen

Posted on 5 July 2019 by Professor Michael Owen

Why did you choose to do research into mental health? Three things happened to me when I was a medical student that influenced my choice of career.  First, I discovered during my intercalated BSc that I liked doing research; I enjoyed doing experiments and interpreting the results.  Second, I became interested in neuroscience and undertook
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Professor Jeremy Hall

autism spectrum conditions, genetics, neuropschiatry, schizophrenia

Meet the Researcher – Professor Jeremy Hall

Posted on 10 June 2019 by Professor Jeremy Hall

Why did you choose to do research into mental health? I was influenced by two things. The first was a fascination with the brain. The second was the obvious need to improve treatments for people with mental health problems. I was also convinced that this was the area of medicine that was going to see
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