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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

CHARLES FERNYHOUGH (PI & DIRECTOR)


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


 

Angela Woods

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

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

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

CORINNE SAUNDERS (CO-INVESTIGATOR)


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


 

Patricia Waugh

PATRICIA WAUGH (CO-INVESTIGATOR)


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


 

Roz Austin

ROZ AUSTIN


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


 

Marco Bernini

MARCO BERNINI


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


 

Felicity Deamer

FELICITY DEAMER


I’m a linguist, and my work explores how insights from our theories of communication might shed light on voice hearing


 

Guy Dodgson

GUY DODGSON


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


 

REBECCA DOGGWILER


I am the Communications, Impact and Engagement Assistant.


 

David Dupuis

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

AMANDA ELLISON


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


 

John Foxwell

JOHN FOXWELL


I am a Post-doctoral Research and Engagement Fellow with Hearing the Voice.


 

Mary Robson

GUIDO FURCI


I am a Junior Research Fellow. I am interested in ‘indirect witnessing’, and the experiential and conceptual meaning of voices in the  work of Primo Levi.


 

Peter Garratt

PETER GARRATT


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


 

PAULINE HARRISON


I am the Project Assistant and support the Project Coordinators.


 

Rachel Middleton

ÅSA JANSSON


My research focuses on the nature of reality, and how false beliefs and unreal experiences become constituted as such by modern medicine.


 

Rachel Middleton

RACHEL MIDDLETON


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


 

Simon McCarthy-Jones

SIMON McCARTHY-JONES


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


 

KAJA MITRENGA


I am a Research Assistant with an interest in the relationship between motor cognition and source memory errors.


 

JAMIE MOFFATT


I am a Research Assistant with an interest in the impact of bilingualism on attentional control.


 

Peter Moseley

PETER MOSELEY


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


 

Victoria Patton

TEHSEEN NOORANI


I am interested in the resurgence of scientific research into psychedelic drugs and its implications for how we engage with psychosis.


 

Victoria Patton

VICTORIA PATTON


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


 

Adam Powell

ADAM POWELL


I am interested in representations of voice-hearing in early Mormonism.


 

Hilary Powell

HILARY POWELL


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


 

Mary Robson

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

ANDRE ALEMAN


University of Groningen


 

Paul Allen

PAUL ALLEN


University of Roehamptom


 

Jo Atkinson

JOANNA ATKINSON


University College London


 

Vaughan Bell

VAUGHAN BELL


Kings’ College Institute of Psychiatry


 

Richard Bentall

RICHARD BENTALL


University of Liverpool


 

Lisa Blackman

LISA BLACKMAN


Goldsmiths, University of London


 

Alison Brabban

ALISON BRABBAN


Tees, Esk and Wear NHS Foundation Trust


 

Matthew Broome

MATTHEW BROOME


University of Oxford


 

Felicity Callard

FELICITY CALLARD


Director of the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research


 

Jacqui Dillon

JACQUI DILLON


National Chair, Hearing Voices Network England


 

Judith Ford

JUDITH FORD


University of California, San Franscisco


 

Russell Hurlburt

JANE GARRISON


University of Cambridge


 

Russell Hurlburt

RUSSELL HURLBURT


University of Nevada


 

Renaud Jardri

RENAUD JARDRI


University of Lille


 

Nev Jones

NEV JONES


Felton Institute, USA


 

Kristiina Kompus

KRISTIINA KOMPUS


University of Bergen


 

Simon Kuhn

SIMONE KUHN


Max Planck Institute


 

Frank Laroi

FRANK LAROI


University of Bergen


 

Eleanor Longden

ELEANOR LONGDEN


Manchester University


 

Jane Macnaughton

JANE MACNAUGHTON


Durham University


 

Matthew Ratcliffe

MATTHEW RATCLIFFE


University of Vienna


 

Sophie Scott

SOPHIE SCOTT


University College London


 

Jon Simons

JON SIMONS


Cambridge University


 

Neil Thomas

NEIL THOMAS


Swinburne University


 

Rachel Upthegrove

RACHEL UPTHEGROVE


University of Birmingham


 

Rachel Waddingham

RACHEL WADDINGHAM


Chair of Intervoice


 

Flavie Waters

FLAVIE WATERS


University of Western Australia


 

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