Chapter 13. Control

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

Published Online: 16 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743157.ch13

Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research

Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research

How to Cite

Beresford, P. (2009) Control, 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.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Hertfordshire, UK

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. Centre for Citizen Participation at Brunel University, Middlesex, 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



  • user-controlled research;
  • emergence of emancipatory disability research;
  • ways forward for user-controlled research;
  • defining user-controlled research;
  • user-controlled research - linked with emancipatory disability research and ‘survivor research’;
  • Involve's 2005 review of user-controlled research - concerned with identifying components for good practice;
  • realities of user control in discriminatory society;
  • user-controlled research, emancipatory disability research and survivor research;
  • mental health service user/survivor research


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Emergence of Emancipatory Disability Research

  • Different Approaches to Involvement in Research

  • Defining User-Controlled Research

  • Realities of User Control in a Discriminatory Society

  • User-Controlled Research, Emancipatory Disability Research and Survivor Research

  • Mental Health Service User/Survivor Research

  • Ideologies of Involvement and User-Controlled Research

  • Impact

  • Strengths of User-Controlled Research

  • The International Setting

  • Some Common Barriers

  • Traditional Research Values

  • Hierarchy of Research Methodology

  • Methodological Questioning

  • Ways Forward for User-Controlled Research

  • References