Dr Roz Austin

MSc (King's College London) PhD (Durham)

  • Research Associate (Social Policy and Social Work)

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Areas of expertise

  • Voice-hearing
  • Mental health and trauma
  • Narrative therapies for mental health issues
  • Illness narratives

Academic biography

I have a background in researching and tutoring English Literature. I then completed an MSc in Medical Humanities at King’s College London. This led to my interest in researching people’s stories of recovery from illness. I recently completed a PhD with Durham University’s ‘Hearing the Voice’ research team, investigating the emotional aspects of adults’ experiences of hearing voices. I conducted qualitative interviews and focus groups with service-users, and ran training for mental health professionals. I am a Collaborator with Durham University’s ‘Hearing the Voice’ research project, as well as an Individual Partner in the Collaborating Centre of Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care, St Catherine’s College, Oxford University, and the Network Lead of the Educational Voice-hearing Network.

For blog posts about focus groups sharing my interim findings with study participants please see:

23 June 2015. ‘Coping Strategies for Living with Voices’

9 June 2015. ‘Voice-hearing and trauma: considering the impact of stigma’


Current research interests and projects

Contact details

Dr Roz Austin
Research Associate (Social Policy and Social Work)

Tel: 01904 32 1986