Meaningful Voices: Fostering Epistemic Justice in Public Mental Health

Meaningful Voices: Fostering Epistemic Justice in Public Mental Health

Call for Participation: Experts by Experience

The focus of this pilot research co-creation is identifying and overcoming epistemic injustice, a complex set of harms and wrongs that may affect vulnerable groups and individuals. In tandem with Values-Based Practice and through innovative philosophical approaches, we will aim to develop, test and document, new collaborative strategies for identifying and overcoming epistemic injustices in mental health and social care where these can be especially pernicious.

In particular, we are looking for Experts by Experience in the context of Hearing Voices. The objective is to form a focus group that will co-create research, public and policy papers, including a co-authored chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Public Mental Health edited by Anna Bergqvist, Kamaldeep Bhui and David Crepaz-Keay. The co-creation will be conducted by means of three one-day in-person collaborative workshops to be held on 9, 16 and 23 March 2023 in central London and Oxford. Focus groups participants will be compensated for their time and travel expenses.

For further details and to get involved, please contact Lubomira Radoilskaat by 17 February 2023.

The pilot brings together several ongoing collaborations supported by the VBP Collaborating Centre at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, including Identifying and Overcoming Epistemic Injustice in Health and Social Care.

Steering committee:

Dr Anna Bergqvist, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr David Corfield, University of Kent

Dr David Crepaz-Keay, Mental Health Foundation

Prof. Lubomira Radoilska, University of Kent


The pilot is supported by Research England and The University of Kent’s Arts & Humanities and Future Human Signature Theme Funds.