Grants awarded

Hearing the voice 2

Grantholder:

Prof Charles Fernyhough

Durham University

United Kingdom

Grantholder:

Dr Angela Woods

Durham University

United Kingdom

Grantholder:

Dr Ben Alderson-Day

Durham University

United Kingdom

Grantholder:

Prof Christopher Cook

Durham University

United Kingdom

Grantholder:

Prof Corinne Saunders

Durham University

United Kingdom

Grantholder:

Prof Patricia Waugh

Durham University

United Kingdom

Building on an earlier Wellcome Strategic Award, this project explores voice-hearing in the context of seven new research domains. It focuses on: the relationships between voice-hearing and everyday processes of sense perception, memory, language and creativity; why some voices (and not others) are experienced as distressing; how voices can change across the life course; the ways in which voices can act as important social, cultural and political forces.

Work will involve developing a comprehensive online resource for voice-hearers and mental health professionals, and an arts-led programme of public engagement.