Chapter 2. Principles and Motives

  1. Jan Wallcraft PhD consultant Manager2,
  2. Beate Schrank psychiatrist research worker3 and
  3. Michaela Amering Professor secretary3
  1. Alison Faulkner Mental Health Researcher Trainer Consultant

Published Online: 16 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743157.ch2

Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research

Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research

How to Cite

Faulkner, A. (2009) Principles and Motives, 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.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Hertfordshire, UK

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. 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



  • service user involvement in research - principles and motives;
  • motives and incentives;
  • policy guidelines - encouraged involvement of service users (and carers) as active participants;
  • greater satisfaction and enjoyment from research with service users in forensic mental health field;
  • service users - in service delivery and planning, training, policy or research motivated by desire to improve services;
  • meeting people - valued for the opportunity of meeting people and making new friends or colleagues;
  • benefits and challenges;
  • contributing to design and methods;
  • user involvement in research process - leading to generation of new and more in-depth knowledge;
  • negotiating difference - interpersonal issues creating greatest barriers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Underlying Principles

  • Motives and Incentives

  • Benefits and Challenges

  • Negotiating Difference

  • Laying the Foundations

  • References