Professor Gail Hornstein
Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts
Gail Hornstein is Professor of Psychology and Education. She specialises in the history of twentieth-century psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis. In addition, she has contributed substantially to understanding narratives of madness.
Her works include: Bibliography of First-Person Narratives of Madness, To Redeem One Person Is to Redeem the World: The Life of Frieda Fromm-Reichmann (Free Press, 2000) and Agnes's Jacket: A Psychologist's Search for the Meanings of Madness (Rodale, 2009).
Professor Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford School of Medicine
Professor Murphy-Shigematsu is a psychologist who specialises in the use of art and humanities to promote patient-centered health care. His work has focussed on cross-cultural perspectives and applying film and narrative to advance empathy and compassion.
In addition to numerous research papers, Professor Murphy-Shigematsu has written several key books: Multicultural Encounters: Case Narratives from a Counseling Practice (2002), Japan's Diversity Dilemmas (2006), Synergy, Healing, and Empowerment (2012), Transcultural Japan: At the Borderlands of Race, Gender, and Identity (2008) and When Half is Whole (2012).
Dr Javier Saavedra
University of Seville
Dr Saavedra is Associate Professor at the Department of Experimental Psychology in the University of Seville and a member of the Laboratory of Human Activity Research Group. He is also research fellow in the Andalusian Foundation for the Social Integration of Persons with Schizophrenia where he coordinates a research project about prevalence of psychological disorder in the prison population in Andalusia. He participates in different research projects about violence abuse in the domestic context and gender culture.
Dr Saavedra wrote his doctoral thesis about changes in life narratives of patients diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia that live in supported houses. He has written several key papers in this field, not least concerning narratives and incomprehensibility.