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Professor Shula Ramon is a social worker and clinical psychologist by her professional background. She has researched and published extensively on key themes in mental health and social work, in the UH and internationally.

Current mental health themes include critical analysis of mental health policies in the UK and Europe, service users' involvement in research, the new meaning of recovery and related organisational change, domestic violence and mental health, shared decision making in the management of psychiatric medication.

Current  social work themes include service users' involvement in education and research, the impact of political conflict on social work.

Professor Ramon is the author of 12 books and more than 100 peer reviewed articles, the latest of which is: Ryan, P., Ramon, S., Greacen, T. (ed) (2012) Empowerment, Lifelong Learning and Recovery in Mental Health: Towards a new paradigm. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Acting as the mental health lead of the department of Child health, mental health and social work, she is the principal investigator of two EU funded research projects and co-supervisor of give PhD students.


Research interests

- Engaging service users as co-researchers and co-educators
- Action research in five European countries on domestic violence and mental health
- Evaluating a user led project on turning the Care Programme Approach to a Recovery Tool
- Longitudinal research on mental health and social inclusion in Europe
- Introducting an evaluated pilot intervention on shared decison making in psychiatric medication management
- The impact of armed conflict on social work clients and social workers
- Supervision of five Ph.D. students on mental health and social work issues

Teaching specialisms

- Recovery research
- Comparative methodology
- How to involve service users in education and research


Commercial and public engagement

- Creating an online European MsC on mental health recovery and social inclusion with four European partners, with academic and practice agencies (EU grant)
- Engaging people who use mental health or social work services in education and research
- Invited to train practitioners in the UK and internationally on key mental health issues
- Introducing innovative new ways of working in mental health with practitioners and service uers (RfPB NIHR grant, EU Daphne grant)
- Enhancing international awareness of highly sensitive issues (e.g. living and working in an armed conflict context)


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