People

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.


Gillian Allnutt
GILLIAN ALLNUTT


I am a poet interested in voices physical, metaphysical and metaphorical.


Marco Bernini
MARCO BERNINI


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


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.


Peter Moseley
PETER MOSELEY


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


David Napthine
DAVID NAPTHINE


I am exploring with writers and Writer’s Groups their understanding of Inner Voices and their role in the creative process.


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.


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.
Roz Austin
ROZ AUSTIN


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


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


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


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


JAMIE MOFFATT


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


Hilary Powell
HILARY POWELL


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


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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