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CORE TEAM

Our Durham based team includes academics from cognitive neuroscience, cultural studies, English literature, medical humanities, philosophy, linguistics, psychiatry, psychology and theology.

CHARLES FERNYHOUGH (PI & DIRECTOR)


I am a research psychologist and writer of fiction and non-fiction.


 

ANGELA WOODS (CO-DIRECTOR)


I am an interdisciplinary medical humanities researcher at the cross section of literary studies, philosophy and cultural theory.


 

BEN ALDERSON-DAY (CO-INVESTIGATOR)


I am a psychologist with an interest in voice-hearing, inner speech and the role of language in how people think.


 

CHRISTOPHER COOK (CO-INVESTIGATOR)


I am a psychiatrist and theologian with an interest in the spiritual and religious ways in which people interpret their experiences of voice-hearing.


 

CORINNE SAUNDERS (CO-INVESTIGATOR)


My research focuses on voices and visions in the medieval period.


 

PATRICIA WAUGH (CO-INVESTIGATOR)


My research focuses on the relations between literature,  medicine and science and the interdisciplinary negotiations between them.


 

ROZ AUSTIN


I am a PhD student in Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities and Department of Geography.


 

MARCO BERNINI


I am a narratologist interested in literature and cognition, currently working on a book on Samuel Beckett.


 

FELICITY DEAMER


My research specialism is linguistic pragmatism.


 

GUY DODGSON


I am the clinical lead for Early Intervention in Psychosis Services at the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.


 

DAVID DUPUIS


I am a postdoctoral researcher in Durham’s Department of Anthropology. My research focuses on what I call the socialization of auditory verbal hallucinations.


 

AMANDA ELLISON


I am a research psychologist with an interest in the neuroscientific basis of the senses.


 

JOHN FOXWELL


I am a doctoral researcher in Durham’s Department of English Studies.


 

PETER GARRATT


My research interests include Victorian fiction and the complex interplay between literature and science.


 

RACHEL MIDDLETON


I am the Project Coordinator, and manage the day-to-day running of the project.


 

SIMON McCARTHY-JONES


My research focuses on two related areas: hearing voices and child sexual abuse.


 

PETER MOSELEY


My research focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying auditory verbal hallucinations.


 

VICTORIA PATTON


I am the Communications, Impact and Engagement Lead for the project.


 

AMI PLANT


I’m the Project Coordinator and am responsible for the day-to-day management of the project.


 

ADAM POWELL


I’m interested in representations of voice-hearing in early Mormonism.


 

HILARY POWELL


I am a medievalist with an interest in divine and demonic voices and visions.


 

MARY ROBSON


I am a creative facilitator and social pedagogue – I work with people to make things.


 

OUR COLLABORATORS

We work closely with academics from national and international partner institutions, clinicians, voice-hearers and experts by experience.

ANDRE ALEMAN


University of Groningen


 

PAUL ALLEN


University of Roehamptom


 

JOANNA ATKINSON


University College London


 

VAUGHAN BELL


Kings’ College Institute of Psychiatry


 

RICHARD BENTALL


University of Liverpool


 

LISA BLACKMAN


Goldsmiths, University of London


 

ALISON BRABBAN


Tees, Esk and Wear NHS Foundation Trust


 

MATTHEW BROOME


University of Oxford


 

FELICITY CALLARD


Durham University


 

JACQUI DILLON


National Chair, Hearing Voices Network England


 

JUDITH FORD


University of California, San Franscisco


 

RUSSELL HURLBURT


University of Nevada


 

RENAUD JARDRI


University of Lille


 

NEV JONES


Felton Institute, USA


 

KRISTIINA KOMPUS


University of Bergen


 

SIMONE KUHN


Max Planck Institute


 

FRANK LAROI


University of Bergen


 

ELEANOR LONGDEN


Manchester University


 

JANE MACNAUGHTON


Durham University


 

MATTHEW RATCLIFFE


University of Vienna


 

SOPHIE SCOTT


University College London


 

JON SIMONS


Cambridge University


 

NEIL THOMAS


Swinburne University


 

RACHEL UPTHEGROVE


University of Birmingham


 

RACHEL WADDINGHAM


Chair of Intervoice


 

FLAVIE WATERS


University of Western Australia


 

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