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CICSI is a network of academics, independent scholars, and practitioners in various disciplines. As our work progresses, we will invite and affiliate members with expertise in a range of social concerns.

Advisory Board

Activist and Trainer

Hearing Voices Network

Expert-by-experience; author; activist; speaker and trainer; and former National chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England. Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the UEL. Editor of several books, including Demedicalising Misery and Models of Madness.

Klinikum Bremen-Ost, Germany

& Subcommittee on Torture

Psychiatrist and psychotherapist; heads a mental health service in Bremen, Germany. Coeditor-in-chief of "Recht & Psychiatrie", the journal of law and psychiatry for the German speaking countries. He publishes mainly on human rights in mental health care. Member of the OHCHR's Subcommittee on Torture.

Sociologist and anthropologist, expert on welfare and civic law as well as participatory action research. Scientific lead of a program of citizen research on the exercise of the human rights of people made vulnerable by old age, illness, disability.

Former UN Special Rapporteur on Health (2014 - 2020), focusing on mental health; Professor of child psychiatry and public mental health; human rights advocate, director of Human Rights Monitoring Institute, an NGO based in Lithuania.

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