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Dr Dawn Edge

Dawn Edge is a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in the Centre for New Treatments & Understanding in Mental Health (CeNTrUM) at The University of Manchester. Her research emanates from a passion to reduce inequalities in access, care and treatment for mental health problems - especially as experienced by underserved communities. In addition to her academic post, she is a Non-Executive Director of an NHS Mental Health & Social Care Trust, a Winston Churchill Fellow, and Governor of an inner-city Free School, which is committed to fostering pupils and parents' well-being and resilience. Her research interests focus on: Intersections between determinants of health and illness such as ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status and mental health
  • Interrelationships between mental and physical health and wellbeing
  • Factors that influence individuals' abilities to access appropriate support, care and treatment
  • Individual- and community-level strategies for building resilience and managing psychological distress

Past and present Confer events
Distress or Disease?
Traumatic roots and treatment implications for black people within the UK mental health system

Saturday 3 October 2015

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

Did you know?
The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...