Intervoice is an international network for training, education and research that works across the world to spread positive and hopeful messages about voice hearing. Contrary to conventional messages of pessimism and pathology, we believe voice hearing is a normal human variation which needs acknowledgment. Intervoice therefore aims to support the emancipation of voice hearers, promote acceptance, tolerance and understanding towards voice hearing experiences and stimulate the dissemination of networks for voice hearers and their allies.
One of the aims of Intervoice is to provide positive information about voice hearing. In light of this, we want to ask researchers to take part in an international committee for gathering information and initiating research into voice hearing. Crucially, this work will be informed by the needs of voice hearers themselves; issues which are relevant for their daily lives. Via the Intervoice website and Facebook group, plus several national network websites, we will ask voice hearers to identify research questions which are relevant and valuable for them.
We will then ask the committee to select themes and issues from this data and transform them to operational research questions. Members of the committee will be required to either put these questions onto their own research agendas, or stimulate collaborators to address them (e.g., PhD students).
In this way we will create a database for further investigation that is open to researchers, who are selected by the members of the research committee.
- Eleanor Longden – Coordinator (Psychologist & Expert by Experience; University of Leeds, UK)
- Michaela Amering (Professor of Social Psychiatry; University of Vienna, AUS)
- Anita Brewin (Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Bradford Early Intervention Service, UK)
- Patrick Le Cardinal (Psychiatrist; EPSM Lille Metropole; WHO Collaborating Centre, FR)
- Gail Hornstein (Professor of Psychology; Mount Holyoke College, USA)
- Ruth Lambley (Psychologist & Expert by Experience; York Primary Care Trust, UK)
- Lyn Mahboub (BAPsych/CCS & Expert by Experience, A)
- Simon McCarthy-Jones (Psychologist; University of Durham, UK)
- Andrew Moskowitz (Professor of Psychology; University of Aarhus, DK)
- John Read (Professor of Psychology; University of Auckland, NZ)
- Marius Romme (Emeritus Professor of Social Psychiatry; University of Maastricht, NL)
- Colin Ross (Clinician & Researcher; Ross Institute of Psychological Trauma, USA)
- Bertel Rudinger (Pharmacologist & Expert by Experience; Slotsvaenget, DK)
- Alain Topor (Psychologist and Assistant Professor, dept. Social Work; University of Stockholm, S)
- Harrie van Haaster (Researcher, Institute for Users’ Participation and Policy, NL)
- Jim van Os (Professor of Psychiatry; University of Maastricht, NL; London Institute of Psychiatry, UK)
- Rachel Waddingham (researcher & expert by experience; Mind in Camden, UK)