Professor Brendan Stone

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School of English, The University of Sheffield

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Brendan’s academic interests are various, but one important strand centres on the development of initiatives which have genuine social impact.

His PhD (2004) focused on the relationship between narrative and human identity, with a specific focus on experiences of distress and trauma as described in first-person autobiographical writing.

A lot of his subsequent work has involved him working with people who live with severe and enduring mental distress (or mental illness), and with statutory and third-sector organisations which provide support.

Brendan also works with neighbourhoods and communities to help build understandings of cohesion and wellbeing through the study of residents’ stories, and he frequently participates in partnerships and collaborations with a wide range of organisations.