Prof Mervyn Morris
Professor of Community Mental Health and Director, Centre for Community Mental Health
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- Mental Health Lead for the Faculty of Health
- Module Co-ordinator for the BSc Health and Well Being course
- Member of the Ethics Committee and Research Strategy Action Group
- Supervisor to MPhil/ PhD students
- Member of the Editorial Board for British Journal of Nursing Mental Health and British Journal of Nursing.
Professor Morris undertakes consultancy work with the World Health Organisation in the development of international community mental health/de-institutionalisation programmes, and professional training and service development. He is an advisor to Health and Social Care Ministry, Norway, and advisor to Ministry of Health, Belgium.
- Kate Broom, Lecturer, Art Therapy, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design.
- Jim Chapman, Lecturer, Clinical Skills Division.
- Jane Farrow, Research Innovation and Enterprise Services.
- Dr Maxine Lintern, Associate Dean (Learning, Teaching Research and Scholarship).
- Professor Paula McGee, Senior Research Fellow (Nursing).
- Mental Health Division, School of Social Care.
- Ethan Rhemahn, Education Facilitator, Personal Development.
- Louise Toner, Associate Dean (Business, Innovation, Marketing & Admissions).
- Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.
- Matt Brayshaw - expert by experience.
- Buskerud University College, Oslo, Norway.
- Tim Calton, Soteria Network, Honorary Research Fellow.
- Centre for International Mental Health.
- Ron Coleman, Working to Recovery Ltd, Honorary Research Fellow.
- Department of Health.
- Dr Sandra Escher, Intervoice, Honorary Research Fellow.
- Kevin Heffernan, Dual Diagnosis Lead, WMRDC, Honorary Research Fellow.
- Stewart Hendry - expert by experience.
- Leonardo, European Union.
- John Mahoney, World Health Organisation.
- Ministry for Health, Belgium.
- Ministry for Health, Norway.
- Moss Kommune, Norway.
- National Forum for Assertive Outreach.
- NHS West Midlands Research Development Centre (formerly National Institute for Mental Health England).
- PCCS Books.
- Mike Radford, Bangladeshi Mental Health Association.
- Professor Marius Romme, Intervoice, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Maastricht - Visiting Professor.
- Alan Rowland - expert by experience.
- Mike Smith, Crazy Diamond, Honorary Research Fellow.
- Professor Marcellino Smyth, Consultant Psychiatrist, Cork Health Board, Ireland, Visiting Professor.
- Soteria Network.
- Jörg Utschakowski, Initiative Social Rehabilitation, Germany
- West Midlands Strategic Health Authority.
Professor Morris's research interests predominantly focus on the field of mental health, including service provision and delivery (local, national and international), community-based mental health services, social inclusion, crisis resolution/home treatment, assertive outreach, voice hearing, recovery, and well-being.
Of major importance in his work and interest is service user inclusion and empowerment, including engaging service users as experts by experience to improve service delivery and provision. This also includes engaging and empowering service user-led organisations.
Professor Morris also places major emphasis on alternatives to hospitalisation and medication, challenging stigma, ‘labels' and the ‘schizophrenia' ‘label'.
Current research projects
- International Development Programme, funded by World Health Organisation.
- Community Mental Health Service Evaluation project, funded by NHS WMRDC (formerly National Institute for Mental Health, England).
- Dementia Care Strategy Project, funded by Birmingham Locality Board.
- Norwegian Assertive Outreach Project (seconded position), funded by Norwegian Ministry for Health.
- Small Projects Support and Development Project, various funding streams.
- Romme, M. and Morris, M. (2013) The recovery process with hearing voices: accepting as well as exploring their emotional background through a supported process. Psychosis, 5 (3). pp. 259-269. ISSN 1752-2439
- Chapman, J. and Morris, M. (2011) Post‐qualifying students' experiences of implementing skills acquired from a “hearing voices” module into routine clinical practice. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 6 (2). pp. 85-92. ISSN 1755-6228
- Morris, M., Smith, M. (2009) Assertive Outreach, in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring, 2nd edition. Ed. Prof. Phil barker. London: Hodder Arnold.
- Romme, M., Escher, S., Dillon, J., Corstens, D. and Morris, M. (2009) Living with Voices: 50 stories of recovery. PCCS Books. ISBN 1906254222
- Morris, M., Brayshaw, M. (2007) Change: A user-led mental health service. World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation Bulletin 20, 14-16.
- Morris, M (2007) Progress, Opportunity, and Unintended Consequences. British Journal of Nursing. 16, 9, 509.
- McLeod, T., Morris, M., Birchwood, M., Dovey, A. (2007) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based group work with voice hearers (I). British Journal of Nursing. 16, 4, 248-252.
- McLeod, T., Morris, M., Birchwood, M., Dovey, A. (2007) A. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based group work with voice hearers (II). British Journal of Nursing. 16, 5, 292-295.
- Romme, M., Morris, M. (2007) The harmful concept of schizophrenia. Mental Health Nursing. 27, 2, 7-11.
- Utschakowski, J., Morris, M., (2007) Involvement of Experienced People in Mental Health. World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation Bulletin 19, 14-16.
- Morris, M (2005) Review of mental health nursing. British Journal of Nursing, 14, 761-3.
- Morris, M (2004) Modelle und Theorien de Pflege. In In der Germeinde. Mit der Gemeinde: Ein praktisch-theoretisches Handbuch. Bremen: WAP.
- Escher, S., Morris, M., Delespaul, J., Romme, M. (2004) Effective and less effective care for children hearing voices. International Journal of Social Welfare 13, 208-222.
- Morris, M., Smith, M. (2003) Assertive Outreach, in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring, ed. Prof. Phil Barker. London: Hodder Arnold.
- Smith, M. Morris, M. (2002) Recovery Teams. Open Mind. 119, 22-3.
- Morris, M (2002) New Mental Health Act: where is the evidence for it? British Journal of Nursing 11, 854.
- Morris, M., Tew, J. (2000) Beware the power to coerce. Nursing Times 96, 29, 39-40.