Chapter 10. Service Users as Paid Researchers

  1. Jan Wallcraft PhD consultant Manager3,
  2. Beate Schrank psychiatrist research worker4 and
  3. Michaela Amering Professor secretary4
  1. Jonathan Delman Executive Director1 and
  2. Alisa Lincoln Associate Professor2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743157.ch10

Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research

Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research

How to Cite

Delman, J. and Lincoln, A. (2009) Service Users as Paid Researchers, in Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research (eds J. Wallcraft, B. Schrank and M. Amering), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470743157.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Hertfordshire, UK

  2. 4

    Medical University of Vienna, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Austria

Author Information

  1. 1

    Consumer Quality Initiatives, Inc., Boston, MA, USA

  2. 2

    Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470997956

Online ISBN: 9780470743157



  • service users working in academic and other institutional settings - major asset to team and research itself;
  • service users as paid research workers;
  • active service user involvement benefits;
  • quality and relevance of research;
  • dissemination, translation to policy and practice;
  • self-stigmatizing views of SURs;
  • service user skill development;
  • unsteady feelings - service users have working in academia;
  • senior researchers and SURs - committed to active SUR involvement and learning about other's perspective


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • References