Chapter 12. Collaboration

  1. Jan Wallcraft PhD consultant Manager2,
  2. Beate Schrank psychiatrist research worker3 and
  3. Michaela Amering Professor secretary3
  1. Diana Rose

Published Online: 16 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743157.ch12

Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research

Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research

How to Cite

Rose, D. (2009) Collaboration, 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.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Hertfordshire, UK

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. Service User Research Enterprise (SURE), Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

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



  • collaboration between traditional researchers and service users - across range of levels and variety of settings;
  • leading up to collaborative research;
  • Two user-research projects - Strategies for Living (S4L; Faulkner and Layzell, 2000) and User-Focused Monitoring (UFM; Rose, 2001);
  • beginnings of collaborative research;
  • collaborative research in service user enterprise (SURE);
  • Service User-research Enterprise (SURE);
  • SURE - developing new methodologies for research;
  • patient-centred systematic reviews differing from traditional methods;
  • participatory research in mental health context;
  • question of power - central to relationships existing between user-researchers and mainstream colleagues


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Beginnings of Collaborative Research

  • Collaborative Research in the Service User Enterprise (Sure)

  • Two Models of Collaborative Research

  • Being a Service User and Collaborative Researcher: Peaks and Pitfalls

  • Is Collaboration Possible?

  • Conclusion

  • References