Affiliated Groups

The Hidden Persuaders Project Visions of brainwashed minds permeated Cold War culture, politics and science. The Hidden Persuaders project maps this history and ask how it influenced and was shaped by the ‘psy’ professions. Based at Birkbeck and funded by the Wellcome Trust.

The Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Research Group (IPARG) is a group of academics, researchers and doctoral students at Birkbeck who employ interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) to explore a wide range of topics in lived experience.

Sexual Harms and Medical Encounters (SHaME) is a research project exploring the role of medicine and psychiatry in sexual violence. We aim to move beyond shame to address this global health crisis. Based at Birkbeck and funded by the Wellcome Trust.

The Waiting Times Project is based across Birkbeck and the University of Exeter, and opens up what it means to wait in and for healthcare by examining lived experiences, representations and histories of delayed and impeded time. Funded by the Wellcome Trust.