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Professor David Harper

Programme Director (Academic), Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Mental Health and Social Change, Psychology

David Harper is a clinical psychologist who worked in mental health services in the North West for nearly a decade before moving to UEL in 2000.  Since 2014 he has been one of the two Directors of UEL's clinical psychology programme.  His co-authored and co-edited book Psychology Mental Health & Distress won one of the two 2014 BPS book prizes.

    Professor David Harper is co-Director of UEL’s Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.  He moved to UEL in 2000 after working for a decade as a clinical psychologist in NHS mental health services in the North West of the UK. 

    He has been Programme Director (Academic) of the DClinPsych programme since 2014.  His co-authored and co-edited book Psychology Mental Health & Distress was awarded the 2014 BPS book prize.  He was a co-author of the BPS (2018) Power Threat Meaning Framework and is interested in developing a more progressive approach to mental distress and public mental health.  He supervises PhD and Professional Doctorate trainees on topics related to his research interests. 



    Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
    Registered practitioner psychologist -- clinical psychologist (HCPC no:  PYL05889)
    Full member of BPS Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP)


    PhD (Manchester Metropolitan University, 1999)
    M Clin Psychol (University of Liverpool, 1991)
    BA (Hons) Psychology (University of Liverpool, 1987)


    Overview

    David’s research interests are in critical psychology and social constructionist approaches in mental health, particularly in relation to psychosis, and also in discourses of surveillance in contemporary culture.

    He is a member of the Editorial boards of Psychology & Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice, Subjectivity, the Annual Review of Critical Psychology and the Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology.

    David is a member of UEL’s Psychology and Social Change Research Group, Centre for Narrative Research and the Centre for Systemic Therapy Research. He is also a member of Psychology, Politics, Resistance, the Manchester Discourse Unit, the Soteria Network and Scientists for Global Responsibility and is part of the Advisory Group of the London Hearing Voices Project.

    Interests and expertise:

    • Critical qualitative research (e.g. Discourse Analysis) in mental health, particularly concerning professional discourse about concepts (e.g. psychosis and paranoid delusions) and interventions (e.g., medication, ECT and mental health legislation).
    • Social inequality – both how it is explained and its influence on mental health.
    • Discrimination against those experiencing mental distress – both exploring its effects and examining interventions which aim to challenge it.
    • Psychological therapies which try to avoid pathologising users of mental health services.
    • Critiquing the use of psychological knowledge in national security-related interrogation.
    • Examining public perceptions of surveillance and dataveillance technologies.


    Most Recent Research Areas

    - Attachment and paranoia
    - Cannabis and psychosis:  Service users’ views and experiences
    - Conspiratorial beliefs
    - Constructing concern about surveillance
    - History of CBT for psychosis
    - Narratives of psychiatric survivor activism
    - The Power Threat Meaning Framework
    - Psychedelic crisis support
    - Reviewing qualitative research on delusions
    - Staff and service user perspectives on ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’

    Collaborators

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    Research

    Selected publications
    Publically available research outputs are available to download from UEL’s Research Open Access Repository (ROAR).

    Peer-reviewed journal articles

    Harper, D.J., O’Donnell, E. & Platts, S. (in press).  A ‘trigger’, a cause or obscured?  How trauma and adversity are constructed in psychiatric stress-vulnerability accounts of ‘psychosis’.  To appear in Feminism & Psychology Special Issue:  The Politics of Psychological Suffering.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353520954313

    Harper, D.J. & Cromby, J. (2020).  From ‘what’s wrong with you?’ to ‘what’s happened to you?’:  An introduction to the special issue on the Power Threat Meaning Framework.  Journal of Constructivist Psychology. 
    https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2020.1773362

    Harper, D.J. (2020).  Framing, filtering and hermeneutical injustice in the public conversation about mental health.  Journal of Constructivist Psychology (Special issue on the Power Threat Meaning Framework). 
    https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2020.1773360

    Read, J. & Harper, D.J. (2020).  The Power Threat Meaning Framework: Addressing adversity, challenging prejudice and stigma and transforming services.  Journal of Constructivist Psychology (Special issue on the Power Threat Meaning Framework). 
    https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2020.1773356

    Harper, D.J. & Timmons, C. (2019).  How is paranoia experienced in a student population?  A qualitative study of students scoring highly on a paranoia measure. Psychology & Psychotherapy:  Theory Research and Practice.  https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12250

    Read, J., Harper, D., Tucker, I., Kennedy, A.  (2018).  How do mental health services respond when child abuse or neglect become known? A literature review.  International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(6), 1606-1617
    https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12498

    Read, J., Harper, D., Tucker, I., Kennedy, A.  (2017).  Do mental health services find out about child abuse and neglect? A systematic review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(1), 7-19.  https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12369

    Harper, D.  (2016).  Communities, psychotherapeutic innovation and the diversity of international qualitative research in mental health.  Invited commentary.  European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, 18(4), 401-414.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13642537.2016.1260622

    Ellis, D., Harper, D., & Tucker, I. (2013). The affective atmospheres of surveillance. Theory & Psychology, 23(6), 716–731. doi:10.1177/0959354313496604
    Ellis, D., Harper, D., & Tucker, I. (2013). The dynamics of impersonal trust and distrust in surveillance systems. Sociological Research Online, 18(3), 8. doi:10.5153/sro.3091
    Harper, D.J. (2013). On the persistence of psychiatric diagnosis: moving beyond a zombie classification system. Feminism & Psychology, 23(1), 78–85. doi:10.1177/0959353512467970
    Harper, D.J., & Speed, E. (2012). Uncovering recovery: the resistible rise of recovery and resilience. Studies in Social Justice, 6(1), 9–25.  https://doi.org/10.26522/ssj.v6i1.1066
    Tucker, I., Ellis, D., & Harper, D. (2012). Transformative processes of agency: information technologies and the production of digitally mediated selves. Culture and Society: Journal of Social Research, 3(1), 9–24.
    Brown, S.D., Cromby, J., Harper, D., Johnson, K., & Reavey, P. (2011). Researching “experience”: embodiment, methodology, process. Theory & Psychology, 21(4), 493–515. doi:10.1177/0959354310377543
    Harper, D. (2011). Social inequality and the diagnosis of paranoia. Health Sociology Review, 20(4), 420–433. doi:10.5172/hesr.2011.20.4.423
    McKechnie, V., & Harper, D.J. (2011). Belief in a just world and attitudes towards mental illness. Psychosis, 3(2), 145–147. doi:10.1080/17522439.2010.484504
    Harper, D. (2010). Clinical psychology in context: a commentary on David Pilgrim’s ‘British clinical psychology and society’. Psychology, Learning & Teaching, 9(2), 13–14. doi:10.2304/plat.2010.9.2.13
    Cromby, J., & Harper, D. (2009). Paranoia: A social account. Theory & Psychology, 19(3), 335–361. doi:10.1177/0959354309104158
    Cromby, J., Harper, D., & Reavey, P. (2008). Mental health teaching to UK psychology undergraduates: report of a survey. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 18(1), 83–90. doi:10.1002/casp.913
    Harper, D. (2008). The politics of paranoia: Paranoid positioning and conspiratorial narratives in the surveillance society. Surveillance & Society, 5(1), 1–32.
    Harper, D., O’Connor, J., Self, P., & Stevens, P. (2008). Learning to do discourse analysis: Accounts of supervisees and a supervisor. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 5(3), 192–213. doi:10.1080/14780880802314320
    Stevens, P. & Harper, D. (2007). Professional accounts of electroconvulsive therapy: A discourse analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 64(7), 1475-1486. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.11.015
    Harper, D. (2005). The critical professional and social policy: Negotiating dilemmas in the UK Mental Health Act campaign. International Journal of Critical Psychology, 13, 55-75.
    Harper, D.J. (2004). Delusions and discourse: Moving beyond the constraints of the modernist paradigm. Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, 11(1), 55-64. doi:10.1353/ppp.2004.0041
    Harper, D.J. (2000). Some effects of conspiracy thinking and paranoid labelling. Clio's Psyche [Special issue: The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories], 7, 112-113.
    Spellman, D. & Harper, D.J. (1996). Failure, mistakes, regret and other subjugated stories in family therapy. Journal of Family Therapy, 18(2), 204-214.doi:10.1111/j.1467-6427.1996.tb00044.x
    Harper, D.J. (1996). Accounting for poverty: From attribution to discourse. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 6(4), 249-265.
    Harper, D.J. (1996). Deconstructing 'paranoia': Towards a discursive understanding of apparently unwarranted suspicion. Theory & Psychology, 6(3), 423-448. doi:10.1177/0959354396063005
    Harper, D.J. & Smith, G. (1995). The 'non-present' client, the flecting team and even more dialogues: towards third order cybernetics. Journal of Family Therapy, 17(3), 345–352.
    Translated as:
    Harper, D.J. & Smith, G. (1997/2). Le client 'non présent', l'équipe fléchissante, et plus de dialogues: vers les cybernétiques du troisième ordre. Dans Constructivisme et constructionisme social: Aux limites de la systémique? Cahiers critiques de thérapie familiale et de pratiques de réseaux, 19, 251–259.
    Harper, D.J. (1995). Discourse analysis and 'mental health'. Journal of Mental Health, 4(4), 347-357. doi:10.1080/09638239550037406
    Harper, D.J. & Spellman, D. (1994). Consultation to a professional network: Reflections of a would be consultant. Journal of Family Therapy, 16(4), 383–399.
    Harper, D.J. (1994). Histories of suspicion in a time of conspiracy: A reflection on Aubrey Lewis's history of paranoia. History of the Human Sciences, 7(3), 89–109.
    Harper, D.J. (1994). Celebrating a diversity of voices in the arena of discourse: Response to Garety and Walkup. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 67(2), 151–153.
    Harper, D.J. (1994). The professional construction of 'paranoia' and the discursive use of diagnostic criteria. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 67(2), 131–143.
    Harper, D.J. (1994). Absent mindedness and shoplifting: A case study. Medicine Science & the Law, 34(1), 74–77.
    Harper, D.J. (1994). Evaluating a training package for staff working with people with learning disabilities. British Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 40(78), 45–53.
    Harper, D.J. (1993). Remembered work importance, satisfaction, reminiscence and adjustment in retirement: A case study. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 6(2), 155–164.
    Harper, D.J., Manasse, P.R., James, O., & Newton, J.T. (1993). Intervening to reduce distress in carers of impaired elderly people: A preliminary evaluation. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 8(2), 139–145.
    Harper, D.J., & Manasse, P.R. (1992). The just world and the third world: British explanations for poverty abroad. Journal of Social Psychology, 132(6), 783–785.
    Harper, D.J. (1992). Defining delusion and the serving of professional interests: The case of 'paranoia'. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 65(4), 357–369.
    Harper, D.J., Manasse, P.R., & Newton, J.T. (1992). Nurse attitudes and satisfaction in two psychogeriatric wards: Their structure and correlates. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 17(6), 676–681.
    Harper, D. (1991). The role of psychology in the analysis of poverty: Some suggestions. Psychology and Developing Societies, 3(2), 193–201.
    Harper, D.J., Wagstaff, G.F., Newton, J.T., & Harrison, K.J. (1990). Lay causal perceptions of third world poverty and the just world theory. Social Behaviour & Personality, 18(2), 235–238.
    Harper, D.J. (1990). Motivation and drug dependency: a preliminary evaluation of an assessment tool. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 15(2), 176–179.
    Books
    Parker, I., Georgaca, E., Harper, D.J., McLaughlin, T. & Stowell‑Smith, M. (2016). 病的制造与解放/社会治疗书系 [Deconstructing Psychopathology (simple Chinese edition)].  Beijing:  北京师范大学出版社 [Beijing Normal University Press (Group) Co]. 

    Cromby, J., Harper, D., & Reavey, P. (2013). Psychology, mental health and distress. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
    Parker, I., Γεωργάκα, Ε., Harper, D., McLaughlin, T., & Stowell-Smith, M. (2007). Αποδομώντας την ψυχοπαθολογία. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. [Greek translation of Deconstructing Psychopathology].
    Parker, I., Georgaca, E., Harper, D.J., McLaughlin, T. & Stowell Smith, M. (1995). Deconstructing Psychopathology. London: Sage.

    Edited Books

    Harper, D., & Thompson, A. (Eds.). (2012). Qualitative research methods in mental health and psychotherapy: an introduction for students and practitioners. Chichester: Wiley.
    Book chapters
    Harper, D.J. & Vakili, K. (in press).  Mental health prejudice, discrimination and epistemic injustice:  Moving beyond stigma and biomedical dominance.  For M. Augoustinos, K. Durrheim & C. Tileaga (eds), Routledge International Handbook of Discrimination, Prejudice, and Stereotyping.  London:  Routledge.

    Harper, D.   (2020).  Diagnosis, Classification and the expansion of the therapeutic realm.  In N. Moller, A. Vossler, D. Jones & D. Kaposi (eds), Understanding mental health and counselling.  Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
    McDermott, M., Harper, D., Radford, J., Rose, D. & Tunariu, A.  (2020).  Sixty years of innovating in applied psychology.  In G. Poynter & M. Rustin (eds) Building a radical university: The history of the University of East London.  London:  Lawrence & Wishart.  https://www.lwbooks.co.uk/book/building-a-radical-university
    Harper, D.  (2018).  Communities, psychotherapeutic innovation and the diversity of international qualitative research in mental health.  In  D. Loewenthal & E. Avdi (eds), Developments in Qualitative Psychotherapy Research (pp.199 -212).  London:  Routledge. 

    Harper, D. & Spellman, D.  (2017).  La formulación y la terapia narrativa: contar una historia diferente. In L. Johnstone y R. Dallos (eds), La Formulación En La Psicología Y La Psicoterapia: Dando sentido a los problemas de la gente (pp.163-200).  Biblioteca De Psicología/Desclée De Brouwer. 
    [Spanish translation of Harper & Spellman, 2013].

    Harper, D. (2017).  Chapter 28:  Clinical Psychology.  In C. Willig & W. Stainton Rogers, (eds).  Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology.  Second edition (pp.473-495).  London:  Sage. 
    Cromby, J., & Harper, D. (2014). Psychosis. In T. Teo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of critical psychology (pp. 1583–1585). New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-5583-7_251
    Harper, D., & Speed, E. (2014). Uncovering recovery: the resistible rise of recovery and resilience. In J. Moncrieff, M. Rapley & E. Speed (Eds.), De-medicalizing misery II: society, politics and the mental health industry (pp. 40–57). Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan
    Harper, D. (2014). Psychiatric diagnosis and its dilemmas. In K. Partridge & S. McNab (Eds.), Inside out/outside in: creative positions in adult mental health (pp. 5–23). London: Karnac.
    Harper, D.J., Ellis, D., & Tucker, I. (2014). Surveillance. In T. Teo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of critical psychology (pp. 1887–1892). New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-5583-7_305
    Harper, D.J., & Cromby, J. (2014). Paranoia. In T. Teo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of critical psychology (pp. 1320–1323). New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-5583-7_209
    Harper, D., & Spellman, D. (2013). Telling a different story: formulation and narrative therapy. In L. Johnstone & R. Dallos (Eds.), Formulation in psychology and psychotherapy: making sense of people’s problems (2nd ed.). London: Brunner-Routledge.
    Harper, D., Tucker, I., & Ellis, D. (2013). Surveillance and subjectivity: everyday experiences of surveillance practices. In K.S. Ball & L. Snider (Eds.), Surveillance industrial complex. London: Routledge.
    Cromby, J., & Harper, D. (2013). Paranoia: contested and contextualised. In B. Diamond, S. Coles & S. Keenan (Eds.), Madness contested: power and practice. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS.
    Harper, D., Gannon, K.N., & Robinson, M. (2013). Beyond evidence-based practice: rethinking the relationship between research, theory and practice. In R. Bayne & G. Jinks (Eds.), Applied psychology: practice, training and new directions (2nd ed.). London: Sage.
    Harper, D. (2011). The complicity of psychology in the security state. (reproduction of chapter from Just War) in I. Parker (ed), Critical Psychology, Volume III: Psychologization and psychological culture, Part 7: Surveillance, pp. 26–64. Hove: Psychology Press.
    Cromby, J. & Harper, D. (2011). Paranoia: a social account (reproduction of Theory & Psychology paper) in I. Parker (ed), Critical Psychology, Volume III: Psychologization and psychological culture, Part 9: Psychologization, pp. 265–292. Hove: Psychology Press.
    Harper, D. (2009). Preface: Learning from our work. In J. Stedmon & R. Dallos (eds) (in press). Reflective practice in psychotherapy and counselling. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
    Brown, S.D., Reavey, P., Cromby, J., Harper, D. & Johnson, K. (2009). On psychology and embodiment: some methodological experiments. In J. Latimer & M. Schillmeier (eds.), Un/Knowing Bodies. Sociological Review Monograph Series (pp. 199–215). Oxford: Blackwell.
    Harper, D. (2008). Chapter 24: Clinical Psychology. In C. Willig & W. Stainton Rogers, (eds). Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology (pp. 430–454). London: Sage. doi:10.4135/9781848607927.n24
    Harper, D. (2007). The complicity of psychology in the security state. In R. Roberts (ed). Just War: Psychology, Terrorism and Iraq (pp.15–45). Ross-on-Wye: PCCS books.
    Sloboda, J., Roberts, R & Harper, D. (2007). A Psychology for Peace? In R. Roberts (ed). Just War: Psychology, Terrorism and Iraq (pp. 213–234). Ross-on-Wye: PCCS books.
    Harper, D.J. (2006). Discourse analysis. In M. Slade & S. Priebe (eds) Choosing Methods in Mental Health Research (pp. 47–67). Hove: Routledge.
    Harper, D. (2006). Psychology. In S. Parkinson & V. Spedding (eds) Critical Paths: 12 inspiring cases of ethical careers in science and technology (pp. 10–11). London: Scientists for Global Responsibility.
    Harper, D. & Spellman, D. (2006). Telling a different story: Social constructionism and formulation. In L. Johnstone & R. Dallos (eds), Formulation in Psychology and Psychotherapy: Making Sense of People's Problems (pp. 98–125). London: Brunner-Routledge.
    Harper, D. J. (2004). Storying policy: Constructions of risk in proposals to reform UK mental health legislation. In B. Hurwitz, T. Greenhalgh & V. Skultans (eds) Narrative Research in Health and Illness (pp. 397–413). London: BMJ Books/Blackwell Publishing. doi:10.1002/9780470755167.ch23
    Harper, D.J. (2004). Introducing social constructionist and critical psychology into clinical psychology training. In D.A. Paré & G. Larner (eds) Collaborative Practice in Psychology and Therapy (pp. 157–170). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.
    Harper, D.J. (2003). Poverty and discourse. In S.C. Carr, & T.S. Sloan (eds) Poverty & Psychology: From Global Perspective to Local Practice (pp. 185–203). New York: Kluwer-Plenum doi:10.1007/978-1-4615-0029-2_10
    Harper, D. (2003). Developing a critically reflexive position using discourse analysis. In L. Finlay & B. Gough (eds) Reflexivity: A Practical Guide for Researchers in Health and Social Sciences (pp. 78–92). Oxford: Blackwell Science.
    Harper, D., Mulvey, R.M. & Robinson, M. (2003). Beyond evidence-based practice: Rethinking the relationship between research, theory and practice. In R. Bayne & I. Horton (eds), Applied Psychology: Current Issues and New Directions (pp. 78–92). London: Sage. doi:10.4135/9781446279151.n11
    Harper, D. & Mason, T. (1999). Use and misuse of prescribed medication. In Mercer, D., Mason, T., McKeown, M., & McCann, G. (eds). Forensic Mental Health Care: A Case Study Approach (pp. 199–204). London: Churchill Livingstone.
    Harper, D. (1999). Tablet talk and depot discourse: Discourse analysis and psychiatric medication. In C. Willig (Ed) Applied Discourse Analysis: Social and Psychological Interventions (pp. 125–144). Buckingham: Open University Press.

    Professional publications and reports

    Johnstone, L. & Boyle, M. with Cromby, J., Dillon, J., Harper, D., Kinderman, P., Longden, E., Pilgrim, D. & Read, J. (2018a). The Power Threat Meaning Framework: Towards the identification of patterns in emotional distress, unusual experiences and troubled or troubling behaviour, as an alternative to functional psychiatric diagnosis. Leicester: British Psychological Society. http://www.bps.org.uk/PTM-Main

    Johnstone, L. & Boyle, M. with Cromby, J., Dillon, J., Harper, D., Kinderman, P., Longden, E., Pilgrim, D. & Read, J. (2018b). The Power Threat Meaning Framework: Overview. Leicester: British Psychological Society. http://www.bps.org.uk/PTM-Overview

    El Marco de Poder, Amenaza y Significado:  Publicación abreviada.  [Spanish translation of The Power Threat Meaning Framework: Overview].  http://aen.es/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/El-Marco-de-Poder-Amenaza-y-Significado-1.pdf

    Cooke, A. (editor) & Basset, T., Bentall, R., Boyle, M., Cupitt, C., Dillon, J., Freeman, D., Garety, P., Harper, D., Johnstone, L., Kinderman, P., Kuipers, E., Lavender, T, Lea, L., Longden, E., May, R., Morrison, T., Meddings, S., Onyett, S., Peters, E., Pilgrim, D., Read, J., Slade, M., Weaver, Y. & Wykes, T. (2017).  Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia:  Why people sometimes hear voices, believe things that others find strange, or appear out of touch with reality, and what can help.  Revised version.  Leicester:  British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology. 
    http://www.bps.org.uk/networks-and-communities/member-microsite/division-clinical-psychology/understanding-psychosis-and-schizophrenia


    Peacock-Brennan, S. & Harper, D. (2016).  Improving public discussion about inequality:  A briefing paper.  London:  Psychologists Against Austerity:  https://psychagainstausterity.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/talking-about-inequality.pdf

    Cooke, A. (editor) & Basset, T., Bentall, R., Boyle, M., Cupitt, C., Dillon, J., Freeman, D., Garety, P., Harper, D., Johnstone, L., Kinderman, P., Kuipers, E., Lavender, T, Lea, L., Longden, E., May, R., Morrison, T., Meddings, S., Onyett, S., Peters, E., Pilgrim, D., Read, J., Slade, M., Weaver, Y. & Wykes, T. (2014).  Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia:  Why people sometimes hear voices, believe things that others find strange, or appear out of touch with reality, and what can help.  Leicester:  British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology.  ISBN:  978-1-85433-728-3:
    http://www.bps.org.uk/networks-and-communities/member-microsite/division-clinical-psychology/understanding-psychosis-and-schizophrenia
    Japanese translation: 精神病と統合失調症の新しい理解 地域ケアとリカバリーを支える心理学  https://www.hanmoto.com/bd/isbn/9784762829345
    Swedish translation:  Att förstå psykos och schizofreni.  http://libris.kb.se/bib/18541660

    Spanish translation:  Comprender la psicosis y la esquizofrenia¿Por qué a veces las personas oyen voces, creen cosas que a otros les parecen extrañas, o parecen estar fuera de la realidad,  y qué es lo que puede ayudarles?  https://www.scribd.com/document/287357171/Comprender-La-Psicosis-y-La-Esquizofrenia-a-Cooke-Et-Al-2015-2014

    Non-peer reviewed journal articles:  Articles in professional and other wider circulation journals

    Berg, K., Castro Romero, M., Harper, D., Patel, N., Patel, T., Rees, N. & Smith, R. (2019).  Why we are still talking about race.  Clinical Psychology Forum, 323, 8-12.

    Johnstone, L, Boyle, B, Cromby, J, Dillon, J, Harper, D, Kinderman, P, Longden, E, Pilgrim, D & Read, J (2019). Reflections on responses to the Power Threat meaning Framework one year on. Clinical Psychology Forum, 313 (January), Special Issue: The Power Threat Meaning Framework, 47-54.

    Harper, D. & Hunter, C. (2018).  View from the top:  ‘The story of clinical psychology is one of change in response to changing situations and I think there’s a need for change now’.  QMiP Bulletin, 25 (Spring), 7-14. 

    Peacock-Brennan, S., Harper, D (2018).  A survey of clinical psychology training courses’ approach to classification and diagnosis. Clinical Psychology Forum, 302 (February),14-18. 

    Peacock-Brennan, S., Harper, D. & Patel, N. (2018).  Developing policy-relevant skills in clinical psychology training.  Clinical Psychology Forum, 301 (January), 9-14.

    Harper, D. (2017).  The promise (and potential pitfalls) of a public health approach in clinical psychology. Clinical Psychology Forum, 297 (September), 23-32.  [Special issue:  Power, Interest and Psychology: Developing David Smail’s ideas].

    Harper, D. (2017).  Clinical psychology and the public’s mental health:  How did we get here and where should we go?  Journal of Critical Psychology Counselling & Psychotherapy. 17(1), 27-35. 

    Harper, D. & Peacock-Brennan, S. (2016).  How to avoid an argument about inequality over the Christmas turkey. The Conversation, 22 December: 
    https://theconversation.com/how-to-avoid-an-argument-about-inequality-over-the-christmas-turkey-69543

    Harper, D. & Peacock-Brennan, S. (2016).  How to avoid a punch-up with the in-laws.  i Newspaper, 23 December, 24-25. 

    Harper, D. (2016).  'If I were you I wouldn't start from here':  Working for real change in societal responses to distress.  Context:  A Magazine for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, 147 (October), 7-11. 
    http://www.aft.org.uk/SpringboardWebApp/userfiles/aft/file/Context/Context147-Harper(1).pdf .

    Ellis, D., Harper, D. & Tucker, I.  (2016).  The psychology of surveillance: Experiencing the ‘Surveillance Society’.  The Psychologist.  29 (September), 682-685. 
    https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-29/september/experiencing-surveillance-society

    Harper, D.  (2016).  Beyond individual therapy: Towards a psychosocial approach to public mental health.  The Psychologist, 29 (June), 440-444.
    https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-29/june/beyond-individual-therapy

    Speed, E & Harper, D.  (2015).  Foreword for special issue on recovery, Clinical Psychology Forum, 268 (April), 1-2. 

    Jenner, A., House, R. & Harper, D. (2014).  A dialogue arising from the book Deconstructing Psychopathology.  Self & Society:  An International Journal for Humanistic Psychology, 42 (3-4), 75-80. 
    Speed, E., & Harper, D. (2015). Foreword for special issue on recovery. Clinical Psychology Forum, 268 (April), 1–2.
    Harper, D. (2014). Continuing the conversation: a response to Anne and friends. Clinical Psychology Forum, 256 (April), 26–29.
    Harper, D. (2013). Reflections on qualitative research in clinical psychology training. Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy, 13(1), 42–46.
    Harper, D. (2013). Reflections on qualitative research in clinical psychology training. Clinical Psychology Forum, 243, 20–23.
    Harper, D. (2010). Tensions and dilemmas in clinical psychology’s relationship with the service user movement. Clinical Psychology Forum, 209, 35–38.
    Sholl, C., Korkie, J., & Harper, D. (2010). Challenging teenagers’ ideas about people with mental health problems. The Psychologist, 23(1), 2–3.
    Harper, D. (2009). Narrative therapy, family therapy and history. Context: A Magazine for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, 102 (April), 17–18.
    Sholl, C., Korkie, J., & Harper, D. (2009). Working with young people to challenge discrimination against mental health service users: A psychosocial pilot study. Clinical Psychology Forum, 196, 45–49.
    Harper, D. (2008). Psychology and the ‘war on terror’. Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy, 8, 156–165. (Reprint of Harper [2004] in Special Issue ‘The Great and the Good, Volume 1, Celebrating Changes’ and JCPCP.)
    Harper, D. (2008). An unsung hero of mental health campaigning. Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 8, 84–85.
    Davidson, S., Harper, D., Patel, N. & Byrne, A. (2007). Drawing back the curtain on clinical psychology training: Maintaining a critical approach. Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy, 7, 201–210.
    Cromby, J., Harper, D. & Reavey, P. (2007). Editorial for special issue. Moving beyond diagnosis: Practicing what we preach. The Psychologist, 20(5), 289.
    Harper, D., Cromby, J., Reavey, P., Cooke, A. & Anderson, J. (2007). Don't jump ship! New approaches in mental health teaching to undergraduates. The Psychologist, 20(5), 302–304.
    Harper, D. (2007). Mental Health Bill update. The Psychologist, 20(1), 5.
    Harper, D. (2006). Some problems with the case for psychologists becoming clinical supervisors: A response to Pilgrim and others. Clinical Psychology Forum, 168, 7–12.
    Cromby, J. & Harper, D. (2005). Paranoia and social inequality. Clinical Psychology Forum, 153, 17–21.
    Harper, D. (2004). Psychology and the 'War on Terror' I: Surveillance and Interrogation. Asylum: The Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry, 14, 22–24.
    Harper, D. (2004). Psychology and the ‘war on terror’. Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy, 4, 1-10. (Reprinted as Harper, 2008 – see above)
    Harper, D. & Moss, D. (2003). A different kind of chemistry? Reformulating ‘formulation’. Clinical Psychology, 25, 6-10.
    Harper, D., Goodbody, L. & Steen, L. (2003). Involving users of services in clinical psychology training. Clinical Psychology, 21, 14–19.
    Harper, D. (2003). Interview with Rufus May. Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 3, 32–44.
    Harper, D. & Spellman, D. (2002). Under the influence: The story of two clinical psychologists’ interest in narrative approaches. Clinical Psychology, 17, 8–11.
    Harper, D. (2002). A Summer of protests against the Mental Health Bill. Asylum: The Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry, 13(3), 4–6.
    Harper, D. (2002). Choice not compulsion. Dave Harper explains the reasons for yesterday's London protest against the government's draft Mental Health Bill. Morning Star, 13 August, 7.
    Cooke, A., Harper, D. & Kinderman, P. (2002). Do clinical psychologists care about the Mental Health Act reforms? Clinical Psychology, 15, 40–46.
    Cooke, A., Harper, D. & Kinderman, P. (2002). British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology: Survey of clinical psychologists' opinions about proposed reforms to the 1983 Mental Health Act. Asylum: The Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry, 13(2), 31.
    Harper, D. (2002). Moving beyond the tyranny of experts. Open Mind, 115, 20–21.
    Cooke, A., Kinderman, P. & Harper, D. (2002). DCP Update: Criticisms and concerns. [Results of a survey of DCP members’ opinions about proposed reforms to the 1983 Mental Health Act] Clinical Psychology, 13, 43–47.
    Harper, D. (2002). When the drugs don't work. Open Mind, 114, 8.
    Cooke, A., Harper, D. & Kinderman, P. (2002). Reform of mental health legislation. Forensic Update, 68(January), 6–16.
    Harper, D. (2002). Cutting through mystification: Dave Harper interviews Mary Boyle. Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2, 75–85.
    Harper, D. (2002). The tyranny of expert language. Open Mind, 113, 8–9.
    Harper, D. (2001). Dave’s demo. Asylum: The Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry. 13, 8–9.
    Harper, D. (2001). Psychiatric and psychological concepts in understanding psychotic experience. Clinical Psychology, 7, 21–27.
    Cooke, A., Harper, D. & Kinderman, P. (2001). DCP update. Reform of the Mental Health Act: Implications for Clinical Psychologists. Clinical Psychology, 1, 48–52.
    Harper, D. (2000). News round up. Asylum: The Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry, 12(2), 6.
    Harper, D. (2000). Spirituality and therapy as spaces within which to question. Context: A Magazine for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, 48, 9–11.
    Harper, D. (1998). Discourse analysis and psychiatric medication. Clinical Psychology Forum, 114, 19–21.
    Harper, D. (1996). Paranoia: Tributes and tributaries of resistance. Changes: An International Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, 14, 25–30.
    Harper, D. & Spellman, D. (1996). Talking about failure. Clinical Psychology Forum, 98, 16–18.
    Harmsworth, P., Harper, D., Marks, H. & Spellman, D. (1996). Nurturing a narrative approach. Context: A News Magazine of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, 26, 22–25.
    Harper, D.J. (1995). Abusive psychology: Secret histories. Changes: An International Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, 13(2), 95–101.
    Harper, D. (1995). On workshopping social knowledge. Manifold, 2(2) Summer, 61–62.
    Harper, D.J. (1995). Meta paranoia: Diagnosing paranoia in paranoia researchers. The Psychologist: Bulletin of the British Psychological Society, 8(4), 192.
    Harper, D.J., & Warner, S.J. (1993). Discourse, social constructionism and clinical psychology. Changes: An International Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, 11(1), 72–79.
    Harper, D. (1993). The personal and the political: a rant against fragmentation. Clinical Psychology Forum, 62, 23.
    Harper, D. (1993). Surveying qualitative research teaching on clinical psychology training schemes. Clinical Psychology Forum, 58, 16–19.
    Harper, D., & Farrell, A. (1990). Advice for Assistant Psychologists. National Graduate Psychologists Group. [Revised edition 1994]
    Harper, D. (1990). Assistant psychologists and supervision. Clinical Psychology Forum, 26, 33–36.
    Harper, D. (1989). Are we selling psychological skills or just selling psychology away? Clinical Psychology Forum, 20, 23–25.
    Harper, D., & Newton, T. (1988). Psychology technicians: their use and abuse. Clinical Psychology Forum, 17, 5–10.
    Invited conference papers
    Harper, D. (2020).  Clinical psychology, social inequality and improving the public’s mental health.  DCP Annual conference, Voco St John’s, Solihull, 22-23 January.

    Harper, D.  (2019).  Psychology, psychologists and social inequality:  Some questions & implications.  Presentation at panel discussion ‘Responding to the psychological impact of inequality:  A challenge for our discipline’.  BPS Annual Conference, Harrogate Conference Centre, 1 May.

    Harper, D. (2019).  In search of meaning:  Narratives in mental health.  Paper presented at Mad Hearts:  The Arts and Mental Health.  Queen Mary University of London, 17 May.

    Moving beyond functional psychiatric diagnosis: The Power-Threat-Meaning framework as an alternative approach to understanding distress, inaugural launch of laboratory at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 18 May 2018.

    Harper, D. (2017).  Responding to the challenges of austerity, recovery and neoliberalism.  Paper presented at Critical Psychiatry Network Conference ‘Recovery in a Time of Austerity’, University of Nottingham, 25 April.
    Harper, D. (2017).  Rethinking approaches towards mental health stigma. Paper presented at ‘How can we improve mental health in children & young people?’ day conference:  University of Portsmouth, 8 May. 

    Harper, D. (2017).  Rethinking stigma.  Paper presented at Psychology in Inpatient Adult Mental Health Care conference, Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 9 May.  BPS/SLaM.

    Harper, D. (2017).  The possibilities (and perils) of a psychosocial approach to public mental health.  Invited keynote, International Society of Critical Health Psychology Bi-annual Conference, University of Loughborough, 12 July.

    Harper, D. (2016).  Developing a new agenda in psychosis research: The contribution of a critical qualitative approach.  Paper presented at Research seminar: The contested concept of psychosis.  University of Roskilde, Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 December:  http://events.ruc.dk/psykosebegreb/program.html

    Harper, D. (2016).  Moving beyond diagnosis:  Towards new explanatory narratives of distress.  Paper presented at Diagnosing Diagnosis symposium, the Wellcome Collection, London, 10 December:  https://wellcomecollection.org/events/symposium-diagnosing-diagnosis 

    Harper, D. (2015).  Some proposals for how might we move beyond diagnosis.  Paper presented at DCP Annual conference, Radisson Blu Hotel, London, 2-4 December.

    Harper, D. (2015).  From the individual to the social: The promise (and problems) of a public health approach to distress.  Paper presented at ‘Power, Interest and Psychology: Developing David Smail’s Ideas’, 12-13 November, Novotel Birmingham Centre.

    Harper, D. (2015). Moving from an individualised to a social vision for clinical psychology? Paper presented at 'Clinical Psychology beyond the therapy room', Resource for London, 12 June.
    Cromby, J., Harper, D. & Reavey, P. (2015). From disorder to experience: Changing the way we teach about mental health. BPS 2014 book award invited lecture, Wednesday 6 May, ACC Liverpool.
    p>Harper, D. (2015). Rethinking how we understand paranoia. St Helens Recovery Team, second annual conference, St Helens RFC ground, Langtree Park, St Helens, 14 May.
    Harper, D. (2015). Discussant at ‘Articulating and communicating a consistently psychological perspective on psychological health’ symposium, BPS Annual conference, ACC Liverpool, 7 May.
    Harper, D. (2015). Campaigning for change:  Ideas from the work of Gene Sharp. Paper presented at Time for Real Change? Hearing Voices Network AGM conference, Amnesty International Human Rights Centre, 20 April.
    Harper, D. (2015). The social context of distress: Moving beyond individualism. Paper presented at ‘Rethinking clinical perspectives: Becoming the questioning Psychologist for changing times’, 27 March, The Buszy, Milton Keynes.
    Harper, D. (2015). Moving beyond individualism and inequality: A social perspective on public mental health. Paper presented at The Public’s Mental Health, Senate House, UCL, 19 February.
    Harper, D. (2014). Social Context and Formulation: Politics and Strategy. Paper presented at DCP Executive invitational symposium ‘Beyond Diagnosis: Formulation and Social Context’ at DCP annual conference, Glasgow, 4 December.
    Harper, D. (2014). Analysing the campaign to move beyond psychiatric diagnosis: Insights from political theorist Gene Sharp. Paper presented at ‘Critical Perspectives On And Beyond Psychiatric Diagnoses’ 12 November, University College Cork, Ireland.
    Harper, D. (2014). Invited participant to keynote debate: Moving beyond the vocabulary of recovery? Qualitative Research in Mental Health conference 5, Chania, Crete, Greece 2-4 September.
    Harper, D. (2014). Beyond ‘delusion’: Researching the social context of unusual beliefs. Paper presented at National Paranoia Network 10th Anniversary Conference, The Mechanics Centre, Manchester, 7 June.
    Harper, D. (2014). Moving beyond the dominance of diagnosis: Campaigning insights from Gene Sharp. Annual conference of London Hearing Voices Project, 20 May.
    Harper, D. (2014). Discussant for Panel 3 ‘Everyday lives and the cuts’ at the ‘Living with the Cuts’ conference, British Library, St Pancras, London, 28 May.
    Harper, D. (2012). Discussant at ‘Postmodern approaches to researching psychotherapy: Reflections and innovations’, symposium at Qualitative Research & Mental Health, University of Nottingham, 4 July.
    Harper, D. (2012). Distress, diagnosis and qualitative research. Invited keynote at Qualitative Research & Mental Health, University of Nottingham, 3 July.
    Harper, D. (2012). Rethinking recovery. Paper presented at ‘Recovery in psychological practice’, Psychology & Psychotherapy Professional Network, Indigo Trust Headquarters, Maghull, Liverpool, 20 April.
    Harper, D. (2012). Doing clinical research. Paper presented at ‘Qualitative research methods in clinical settings’ The Hub, Keele University, 23 February.
    Harper, D. (2012). Happy now? The happiness agenda and the limitations of individualistic approaches. Paper presented at The South East Coast DCP Conference on: ‘Well-Being: Professional, Political and Clinical Implications’ with Lord Layard & Peter Kinderman, BPS London office, February 10.
    Harper, D. (2011). Psychology and adult mental health: The good, the bad and the ugly. Paper presented at DCP event ‘the Health & Social Care Bill in a Time of Necessity’, 6 June, London BPS Offices.
    Harper, D. (2009). Whither or wither clinical psychology? Paper presented at What next for the profession after IAPT? DCP Annual conference, Congress House, London 11 December.
    Harper, D. (2009). Social inequalities and psychiatric diagnosis. Paper presented at the European Federation of Psychology Students’ Associations (EPFSA) European Summer School (2009 topic was ‘social inequalities’), Arcalia, Romania 19-26 July.
    Discussant at ‘Narrative and Social Justice’ (discussing papers by Michael Murray and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela), BPS London office, 26 March 2009.
    Harper, D. (2009). The implications of different approaches to paranoia. Paper presented at ‘A Route to Recovery’, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge,19-20 February.
    Cromby, J. & Harper, D. (2008). Social causation of paranoia. Paper presented at Psychosis in Context conference. Nottingham, 25 November.
    Panel discussant in Qualitative Methods Research Symposium ‘How do qualitative research methods relate to family therapy, systemic practice and relational ideas?’. Other panel members (Charlotte Burck, Rudi Dallos, Michael Murray, Jonathan Smith). Association of Family Therapy Annual Conference, Midland Hotel, Manchester, 12-13 September 2008.
    Chair of ‘Working together in the critical mental health field’ symposium at the Annual DCP Conference, Congress Hall, London, 14 December, 2006.
    Harper, D. (2006). Psychology's past and present complicity in interrogation and torture. Paper presented at ‘White Terror/Post Empire’, London School of Economics, 20 May. Parallel session.
    Harper, D. (2006). Analysing accounts of ‘delusions’. Paper presented at ‘Researching Narratives and Mental Health’, Tavistock Centre, 30 March. Plenary session.
    Harper, D. (2005). Countering fear, stigma and discrimination about mental health distress. Paper presented at 'Fear Psychiatry & the State', Queen's College, Cambridge, 12-13 September. Parallel session.
    Harper, D. (2005). Mental health legislation and human rights. Paper presented at 'Psychology & Human Rights' inaugural meeting, British Psychological Society. University of Manchester, 30 March. Plenary session.
    Harper, D. (2005). Psychology and the War on Terror. Paper presented at Psychology of Peace & Conflict seminar. Goldsmiths College, University of London, 26 February. Plenary session.
    Harper, D. (2004). The psychologists I have wanted to be, am now and want to be in the future. Paper presented at 'What kind of clinical psychologist do I want to be?', DCP Affiliates Conference, Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham, 3 September. Plenary session.
    Harper, D. (2004). Rethinking paranoia. Paper presented at 'Visions & Voices' conference. Hearing Voices Network, Dundee, 15 June. Plenary session.
    Harper, D. (2003). Poverty and discourse. Video presentation as part of ‘Poverty and psychology: International perspectives’ video presentation with Carola Eyber, Adrian Furnham, Bill Ivory, Tony Marsella, Tony Lemieux, Felicia Pratto, Isaac Prilleltensky, & Peter Spink. 29th Interamerican Congress of Psychology, Lima, 13-18 July.
    Harper, D. (2002). Risky talk: Constructing narratives of danger in mental health. Narrative & Health: Centre for Narrative Research Narrative Workshop IV, King’s College, Cambridge, 14 November. Plenary session.
    Harper, D. (2002). Social constructionism and formulation. Paper presented at Theoretical Perspectives on Case Formulation: Is the Emperor Clothed? University of West of England, 26 July. Plenary session.
    Harper, D. (2001). Discourse analysis and psychiatric medication. Paper presented at Discourse Analysis: Real World Applications. BPS West Midlands Branch. Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, 8 December. Plenary session.
    Harper, D. (2000). Moving beyond the tyranny of psychiatric language. Paper presented at 'Moving Beyond Maintenance: Making Recovery a Reality in Mental Health Services' conference. Birmingham, 20-21 September. Plenary session.
    Harper, D. (2000). Doing discourse analysis. Paper presented at 'Discursive Practice: Qualitative Inquiry and Action Research' course. Bolton Institute, 3-5 May. Plenary session.
    Harper, D. (1999). Social constructionist approaches to psychosis. Paper presented at Merseyside Psychotherapy Institute 'Psychotherapy of Psychosis' Study day. Liverpool, The Western rooms, Anglican Cathedral, 7 May. Plenary session.
    Harper, D. (1997). The discursive construction of neuroleptic medication in paranoia. Paper presented at 'Qualitative Research and Clinical Psychology: Promoting the Interchange'. Bangor, 4-6 September. Parallel session.
    Harper, D. (1995). Diagnostic classification as an example of social representation. Annual conference of the Royal College of Psychiatry's Philosophy Special Interest Group, Stakis Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent, 17 February. Plenary session.
    Discussant at 'Management of abnormality' symposium. Understanding the Social World conference, University of Huddersfield, July 17, 1995. Parallel session.

    Other conference presentations
    Harper, D. (2019).  How might clinical psychology contribute to public mental health challenges through movements for social change?  Paper presented at First official European Congress on Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment of EACLIPT, Technische Universität, Dresden, Germany, 2 November.

    Harper, D. (2019).  Developing new explanatory narratives of psychological distress.  Paper presented at Research & Knowledge Exchange Conference, University House, University of East London, 27 June.

    Harper, D.  (2019).  How best to understand distress?  Recent developments in psychological approaches.  Paper presented at BCBN Muslim Mental Health Conference, University of East London, 29 April.

    Georgaca, E. & Harper, D. (2017).  Deconstructing Psychopathology.  Paper presented at Asylum:  Action and Reaction conference, Manchester, 28 June.

    Harper, D. (2017).  Narrative:  Offering a common language for different perspectives on psychological distress.  UEL Research day on interdisciplinarity, 6 July.

    Harper, D. (2017).  Swimming in the mainstream but against the tide?
    Dilemmas encountered in trying to change mental health discourse.  Paper presented at Discourse Unit, 29 June.

    Georgaca, E., Harper, D. & Parker, I. (2015).  Revisiting Deconstructing Psychopathology. Festival of Community Psychology: Creativity, Collaboration and Community, Bridge 5 Mill, Manchester, 20-21 November 2015.
    Harper, D. & Speed, E. (2015). Exploring the differential trajectories of innovative approaches in mental health: A Sedgwickian approach. Presented at: PsychoPolitics in the Twenty First Century: Peter Sedgwick and radical movements in mental health. Liverpool Hope University, Wed 10 June.
    Harper, D., Coleman, N. & McCusker, L. (2014). Qualitative studies of unusual beliefs or delusions: Recent developments and future directions. Paper presented at Qualitative Research in Mental Health conference 5, Chania, Crete, Greece 2-4 September.
    Harper, D. (2013). Is it in my head? A more questioning approach to qualitative research in clinical psychology training. Paper presented at ‘I can see for Miles – the future of Psy: A celebratory conference in memory of Professor Mark Rapley’, UEL, 14 April. Harper, D. (2012). From the individual to the social: The need for a new heading in clinical psychology. DCP annual conference, University of Oxford, 6 December [part of ‘clinical psychology in an age of austerity’ symposium]
    Harper, D. (2012). Conspiracy or confusion: Public understandings of the use of personal information. Presented at The State of Surveillance, Living in Surveillance Societies, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, 29 May-1 June.
    Harper, D. (2011). Paranoia and public responses to cyber-surveillance. Paper presented at Cyber-Surveillance in Everyday Life: An International Workshop, 12-15 May 2011, University of Toronto.
    Ellis, D., Harper, D., Tucker, I. (2010). The organisation of life: Everyday experiences of surveillance and dataveillance technologies. Paper presented Political Economy of Surveillance workshop, Hilton hotel, Milton Keynes, 9-11 September.
    Temple, J. & Harper, D. (2009). Clairaudience in the Spiritualist Church: When hearing spirits is a culturally sanctioned experience. Paper presented at the First International Congress on Hearing Voices, MECC, Maastricht, 17th-18 September.
    Harper, D. (2008). Constructing (im)plausibility: Health professionals’ accounts of the diagnosis of delusion. First annual conference of BPS Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section, University of Leeds, 1-4 September.
    Harper, D. (2008). Constructing the implausible in talk about ‘delusions’. Paper in thematic session ‘Analysing psychiatric discourse’ and presented at Second Qualitative Research in Mental Health conference, Tampere, Finland, 9-11 June.
    Harper, D. (2008). Mental health politics then and now. Paper presented at ‘Psychotherapy and Liberation: May '68 Anniversary Conference’, 2-4 May, Institute of Group Analysis, London.
    Cromby, J. Harper, D. (2008). The importance of feeling. Paper presented at Beyond Belief: Resisting Cognitivism in Psychological Work conference. Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham, 29 February – 1 March.
    Harper, D. & Sholl, C. (2007). Working with young people to challenge discrimination against mental health service users: A psychosocial approach. Paper presented at Social Inclusion Seminar, BPS London Office, 5 October 2007.
    Harper, D. (2007). Moving beyond individualistic approaches: The case of stigma and discrimination. Paper presented at ‘Critical Approaches to Psychology and Psychotherapy’, Department of Clinical Psychology & Psychological Therapies, Barnet Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust.
    Harper, D. & Vakili, K. (2007). From stigma to discrimination. Paper presented at International Society. Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, Endicott College, Boston North Shore, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 18-21 July.
    Cromby, J., Harper, D. & Reavey, P. (2006). Mental Health Teaching in UK Psychology: results of a survey. Paper presented at PLAT2006: Psychology, Learning & Teaching conference, York St John University College, York, 27-29 June. Parallel session.
    Cromby, J., Harper, D. & Sutton, N. (2006). Marginalisation and paranoia. Paper presented at ‘Qualitative research and marginalisation’, Leicester University, 3-5 May. Parallel session.
    Harper, D. (2005). Reconceptualising delusions and paranoia. Paper presented at International conference of Critical Psychology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 28 June - 1 July. Parallel session.
    Cromby, J., Harper, D. & Reavey, P. (2005). Mental Health Teaching to UK Psychology Undergraduates: summary of survey results. Paper presented at Psychology and mental health: New directions for undergraduate teaching, Higher Education Academy Psychology day conference. BPS office, London, 4 April 2005. Plenary session.
    Cromby, J. & Harper, D. (2004). Paranoia and social inequality. Paper presented at 'Challenging inequalities: what can community psychologists do?' conference, Exeter, 14-15 October. Parallel session.
    Harper, D. (2004). Rethinking paranoia. Paper presented at Paranoia Network conference, 'Paranoia: What can we know about it and how?' conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, 24 July. Plenary session.
    Harper, D. (2003). Compromise or collusion, contradictory or critical? Reflections of one critical clinical psychologists’ involvement in UK Mental Health Act campaigns. International Conference of Critical Psychology, University of Bath, 27-31 August. Parallel session.
    Harper, D. (2003). Deconstructing paranoia. Paper presented at International Conference of Narrative Therapy & Community Work. University of Liverpool, July 9-11. Parallel session.
    Harper, D. (2001). Psychiatric and psychological concepts in understanding psychotic experiences: Some challenges and dilemmas. Paper presented at DCP symposium 'Recent advances in psychological understanding of mental illness and psychotic experiences: The report of the Division of Clinical Psychology' at British Psychological Society Centenary Conference, Glasgow, 28-31 March. Parallel session.
    Harper, D. (2001). Deconstructing Paranoia. Narrative Therapy & Community Work Conference, Adelaide. [Successfully applied for £800 grant from British Academy but had to cancel attendance due to serious family illness]
    Harper, D. (1999). Reconceptualising 'delusions' as a breakdown in the discursive accomplishment of plausibility. Paper presented at 'Qualitative Research: Unity and Diversity' The 18th International Human Science Research Conference. Sheffield, 26-29 July. Parallel session.

    Blog postings
    Harper, D. (2016, 21 June).  Taking power seriously:
    http://www.bps.org.uk/networks-and-communities/member-microsite/social-psychology-section/blog/taking-power-seriously

    Speed, E & Harper, D. (2013, 25 January).  Inequality as a test of strength…?:
    http://www.cost-ofliving.net/inequality-as-a-test-of-strength/

    Harper, D. (2013, 17 June). Debating diagnosis and rethinking the way we teach about mental health.
    Cooke, A., & Harper, D. (2013, 31 May). When the ads don’t work.
    Harper, D. (2013, 31 January). Poverty: who is to blame?

    Publications

    Media work

    Dave has written for the Guardian and been interviewed by BBC Newsnight Scotland, BBC Radio 4, BBC News online, the Guardian, Q magazine and Community Care magazine and the Norwegian Psychological Association.
    Magazine articles:

    Harper, D. (2011). No, we’re not ‘all in this together’. Asylum: The Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry, 18(1), 4.
    Harper, D. (2010). Psychology and the ‘war on terror’ II: Psychological warfare and paranoia. Asylum: The Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry, 17(1), 28–30.
    Harper, D. (2010). Rethinking ‘paranoia’. Asylum: The Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry, 17(1), 18–21.

    Newspaper articles:


    Harper, D. (2012, 22 February). The sad truth about the Action for Happiness movement, The Guardian, p. 35. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/feb/21/sad-truth-action-for-happiness-movement
    Parker, I., & Harper, D. (2008, January 25). Other lives: Terence McLaughlin [Obituary]. The Guardian, p. 42.

     

    Other interests include:

    - Transforming how mental distress is conceptualised, understood and taught
    - Developing more progressive approaches to public mental health
    - Advancing knowledge of the impact of social inequalities on mental health and other social problems
    - Changing how unusual beliefs and experiences (including those attracting psychosis diagnoses) are conceptualised and understood
    - Qualitative mental health research methods from a more critical perspective
    - Discourse of paranoia and surveillance in contemporary culture
    - Critiquing the use of psychological knowledge in national security-related interrogation



    Interests

    BSc Psychology: Careers in clinical psychology; Psychology, individuals & Society
    Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
    Personal & Professional Development Tutor
    PY8201:  Convening C1 (Ethics & epistemology:  foundations) and teaches sessions on discrimination, the history of clinical psychology and mental health, diagnosis, medicalisation, the Power Threat Meaning Framework.  Teaching a C2 session on community psychology.  Convening C6 (Psychosis and severe and enduring presentations) teaching sessions on the Mental Health Act and on unusual beliefs.
    PY8203:  Teaching sessions on transtheoretical approaches, discourse analysis and on poverty and social class.
    PY8205:  Teaching sessions on working with the media and on prevention and promotion.




    Teaching