International Health Humanities Network Membership

Sarah Badcock

I completed my joint honours Bachelor of Arts in History and Roman Civilisation at the University of Leeds in 1995. I was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) to complete my Masters and PhD theses at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Durham. I was awarded a Leverhulme Study Abroad Studentship in 2000, and spent 2001 living in the cities of Kazan, NIzhnii Novogorod, Kazan and St. Petersburg. I was appointed to my post here at Nottingham in January 2002, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007.

I am co-editor of the journal Revolutionary Russia

My research focuses on Russia in the late Imperial and revolutionary periods. I am interested in comparative perspectives on questions of punishment, free and unfree labour, and penal cultures.

I spent several years working on ordinary people's experiences of the Russian revolution. This research culminated in a book published by Cambridge University Press in 2007, Politics and the People; A provincial history.

I am currently working on a book contracted by Oxford University Press entitled Siberia as place of punishment in late Imperial Russia. This work includes a chapter on sickness and health. 

I am involved in collaborations with the National Trust property The Workhouse at Southwell, the Galleries of Justice museum, and with Tania McIntosh, from Midwifery at University of Nottingham. We hope to develop a project working with the NCT. 

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Charley Baker

Charley Baker

Charley Baker is a Lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Nottingham where she teaches mental health nursing students at both Diploma/BSc level and on the Graduate Entry Nursing programme.

Charley is lead author on the co-authored monograph, Madness in Post-1945 British and American Fiction (Palgrave, 2010).She was invited contributor and literary advisor for a psychiatry textbook, Psychiatry PRN (Oxford University Press 2009), has had a chapter on rape in Angela Carter's fiction published by Rodopi in Ethics and Trauma in Contemporary British Fiction, and contributes regularly for journals such as Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. She is currently working on a collection of narratives on self harm.

Charley is co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded international Madness and Literature Network and International Health Humanities Network

She has a BA and MA in literature and is working on her PhD on psychosis and postmodernism at Royal Holloway, University of London. During her studies, Charley worked in both community adult and inpatient adolescent mental health for the NHS.

Charley is Associate Editor of Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Charley has been awarded Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health. She also serves on the Editorial Board for Journal of Medical Humanities.

She has spoken at an international level on issues of representations of mental illness in literature, and also has research interests in self harm, suicide, 'personality disorders' and the therapeutic use of reading.

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Mohan Raj Balasundaram

Name: Mohan Raj

Education: MBA

Job: Working in Alcon India(Novartis Company)


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Claudia Bang

PhD in Psychology (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), Master of International Public Health (National School of Public Health, Madrid, Spain) and Psychologist.

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My professional experience is focused on the research of practices and devices that articulate mental health and Comprehensive Primary Health Care, from a perspective grounded in Human Rights Final del formulario. Many of these experiences use art and play as collective creative practices in community work, reflecting a close relationship between art, health and wellbeing.

I have participated in the development and implementation of participatory practices of art, creativity and play in the field of community mental health promotion. On this tour we have developed conceptual and technical tools for the implementation of creative devices based on community participation, working for the development of mental health networks in Argentina.

I have participated in numerous action-research projects, focused on technical cooperation in health services and transfer of knowledge in different academic areas, training professionals for the inclusion of artistic and creative strategies as tools for health care humanization. Numerous publications in scientific international journals and participation in international congresses.

Currently I am teacher and researcher in the Department of Public and Mental Health, School of Psychology, University of Buenos Aires, and in the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Carolyn Barber

Founder of the Good Mental Health Cooperative

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sarah Barber

I am a Nurse Specialist in HIV currently studying for a Masters in professional practice. I have an interest in creative writing as a way to reflect and promote compassion in practice. I am keen to network with those with similar interests and discusss how we can increase the awareness and understanding of the value of creative wiriting outsied the academic setting for those already working in clinical practice. My particular interest is to see this expanded much more within nursing.

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Josephine Bardi

Josephine Bardi is a UK registered Mental Health Nursr with an MSc in Public Health. She is a recipient of the 2015 ESRC DTC studentship in Mental Health and Wellbeing at the University of Nottingham. Josephine is keen on qualitative research, mixed method research methods, systematic review, health promotion and community development.

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Rogers Bariyo

I have recently gained much interest of healthcare research. I want to like healthcare research with traditional humanities.

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Penelope Barrett

Teaching fellow and researcher, UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity, University College London.

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Heike Bartel

Heike Bartel is Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of Nottingham (since 2000) with a strong interest in representation of mental health issues in literature and culture. Her work has a strong comparative and interdisciplinary angle.

She has published widely on the mythical figure of Medea, the infamous infanticidal mother, and on representations of 'mad' ('black') mothers in literature and culture.

She is currently working on a project entitled 'Hungry for Words' researching the interrelationship between food, culture, power and language. She is coordinator of an interdisciplinary working group that engages with male anorexia and is looking to establish a wider network on this theme. Her contact details and list of publication can be found on the website of the University of Nottingham (go to Department of German > staff > Bartel).  

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  • Arts & Humanities Research Council
  • The  institue of mental health nottingham
  • National Institute of Health
  • Centre for Advanced Studies
  • The University of Nottingham United Kingdom China Malaysia
  • De Montfort University Leicester
  • OPPNET Basic Behaviour & Social Science Opportunity Network