Renewing Phenomenological Psychopathology

A talk at the Renewing Phenomenological Psychopathology launch event.

Renewing Phenomenological Psychopathology is a project that aims to apply interdisciplinary approaches to phenomenological psychopathology and diversify the field more broadly. It is an International Exchange Award funded by the Wellcome Trust that will run from April 2022 to April 2024. The leaders of the project are Matthew Broome and Giovanni Stanghellini. The post-doctoral researcher is Lucienne Spencer, and the Research Fellow/Network Convenor is Roxana Baiasu.

The Renewing Phenomenological Psychopathology project was formally launched at the University of Birmingham and via Zoom on the 14th of October 2022. This was a one-day hybrid event, with online and in-person panels running simultaneously. Through this launch event, we invited critical reflection on new directions for the field of phenomenological psychopathology. In total, we had fifteen excellent speakers from multiple backgrounds and of all career stages. We had around fifty in-person attendees and over 100 online attendees.  

In 2022 we released two funding calls.

The first was the ‘International Exchange Fellowship’, which offers an individual a £3000 stipend to travel to sites across our network to undertake a placement for up to 2 months. The second was the ‘Interdisciplinary Expansion Sandpit Award’, which provides a £1500 stipend for researchers in phenomenological psychopathology, or other allied disciplines, to spark new ideas in the field by organising a sandpit event. We are currently reviewing submissions for these awards, and successful applicants will be notified in January 2023.  

In 2023 we will be offering up to £10,000 of seed corn funding for ‘Small grants and Writing Retreats’, which allows a diverse team of scholars to form around a particular research topic and to develop new work in renewing phenomenological psychopathology. We will also be offering up to £3000 of funding for the ‘Workshop and Knowledge Exchange Event Award’. 

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