Sunday, 31 December 2017

"I state an opinion and I resist bullying, that's not being disruptive. Scotland is a free country."

Email sent to Dr Jack Aitken, Director of the Senate Office, University of Glasgow:

"Re: Letter in response to my Stage 2 Complaint against Dr Hamish McLeod for his bullying headed letter 

Dear Mr Aitken

It's Hogmanay.  I decided to read your response to my Stage 2 complaint against Dr now Prof Hamish McLeod and I'm very unhappy with your labelling of me as "disruptive".  In fact you have called me this at least 4 times in your letter.  I find this intimidating and upsetting, as well as untrue.  I state an opinion and I resist bullying, that's not being disruptive.  Scotland is a free country. 

I will be considering taking my complaint to the Ombudsman.  Neither you nor Prof Jill Pell nor McLeod have met with me to talk over, to listen to, my concerns.  I'm a psychiatric abuse survivor and Mother of 3 sons who have also survived abusive, coercive psychiatric drug treatment for experiencing psychosis.  I deserve respect and to be heard.  My voice matters.

Please see attached my response on Wonky to your blog post about the new Quality Code for HE: 

I really don't appreciate being marginalised by highly paid academics for speaking out as an unwaged Caring Mother.  That's very unfair.

Regards, Chrys"

cc various Others for their interest

Chrys Muirhead
BA Admin Management (Best Student) 1996 Fife College/Abertay University
Postgrad Dip Community Education, 1998 Northern College Dundee
Postgrad Cert TQFE Care subjects, 2008 University of Stirling

Safe Houses for Psychosis
writer, researcher, activist; cyclist, photographer, gardener, swimmer 


Letter from Dr Jack Aitken, Director of Senate Office, sent by Email on 5 December 2017 in response to my Stage 2 Complaint about Dr/Prof Hamish McLeod:


My response on 24 October 2017 to Dr McLeod's bullying headed letter:


Dr McLeod's bullying headed letter which arrived in response to my asking to meet with Professor Jill Pell to discuss my involvement with the DClinPsy CUSP group:

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