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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.

Humanities Subjects

  • Literature
  • Narrative
  • Storytelling

Charley's Blog Entries

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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