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10:00 - 17:00 16 February 2018

Public Launch: The UCL Unit for Stigma Research (UCLUS)


Darwin Lecture Theatre | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: £40 full day/ £25 half-day (student concessions available)
Ticketing: Ticketed

Speaker information

Professor Patrick Corrigan, Illinois Institute of Technology First & US National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment
Dr Clare Gerada, Medical Director, NHS Practitioner Health Programme
Sue Baker, OBE, Director, Time to Change
Oonagh Smyth, Director of Strategy and Influence, Royal Mencap Society Tackling Institutional Stigma
Prof. Jamie Hacker Hughes, Closing Words and Chair of Q&A
Dr Ahmed Hankir & Sal Anderson, Screening of 'The Wounded Healer' followed by Q & A, UAL
Dr Sophie FitzGerald, Changing Attitudes within Schools: The All In Award, UCL
Kate Oldroyd, Changing Attitudes within Schools: The All In Award, Royal Mencap Society
Dr Deborah Odukoya & Dr Winfred Chege,, A Film-based Digital Intervention to Challenge Stigma in Nigeria and Kenya, UCL
Lisa Richardson, Self-Advocate Adviser, UCL, The Standing Up For Myself (STORM) Programme

The UCL Unit for Stigma Research (UCLUS) seeks to advance our understanding of stigma and of what works in challenging it through research. At this event innovative work will be presented relating to the UCLUS two core areas of research: (1) the impact of stigma on openness / secrecy around experiences of mental health problems; (2) evidence based interventions at multiple levels to challenge stigma faced by people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Morning Session (10.00 – 12:30)

Evidence Based Ways of Tackling Intellectual Disability Stigma

Afternoon Session (13:30 – 17:00)

Lived Experience and Stigma among Mental Health Professionals – Time for Greater Openness?


Laurie Poole
+44 (0)20 7679 4466 | laurie.poole@ucl.ac.uk