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Key themes: Psychosis, Stigma, Hospitalisation, Restraint, Recovery, Qualitative methods, User voice

Group Lead: Matthew Knight

Dr Matthew Knight is Academic Tutor at the Oxford Institute, and a Clinical Psychologist working with people with lived experience of psychosis within the Berkshire area.



This research group aims to explore the lived experience of people with mental ill health, particularly psychosis. This incorporates personal beliefs about 'ill health', individual definitions and understandings of recovery, the processes of hospitalisation and restraint, and the role of protective relationships at these critical time-points. Underpinning the research is the aim to act as advocates for those typically not given a voice, highlight the benefits of qualitative methodologies as part of this process, and work towards overcoming issues of stigma, prejudice and discrimination.


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