What bothered me most was the exploitation of vulnerable people. I witnessed this on Wednesday. Spoke out, got silenced. By Mrs Syrett.
Tweets written this morning:
"The Collective champions and promotes co-production, inclusivity, collaboration and consensus in the way it works with both the Foundation and other research partners."https://t.co/WSK4eH2QiK pic.twitter.com/d3kRyKgB6e— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) June 17, 2018
No.— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) June 17, 2018
The Research Collective promotes their own voices through the work they do #MentalHealthFoundation #VOXScotland @seemescotland
I also think they exploit vulnerable people. That's what I find really annoying. I witnessed it 13Jun18 Insight Institute @UniStrathclyde https://t.co/vGlezCJSqT
"Michel Syrett has combined a career as a writer on business and management in the Times, the Sunday Times, Management Today, Director, Asian Business, and the South china Morning Post with academic research for business schools such as Cranfield and Roffey Park. He is author of 20 books and reports, including three published by The Economist, the most recent of which is Managing Uncertainty" from Amazon
[My opinion: Mr Syrett is apparently an experienced academic researcher and writer on business management. However he's not up to the mark when doing mental health action research. The Untapped Potential research was poor, only 20 people in 6 focus groups, no one-to-one interviews or indepth recording of people's views. Rather it was the Research Collective voices which were heard, the loudest of those his. And peddling his books via the Research Collective .org website is a step too far, shameful self promotion.]
Scotland deserves much better mental health user/survivor led research so that we can hear a wide range of voices reflected in reports not just the researchers.
14 June 2018: FOI request: Untapped Potential research, report, funding; "The Foundation"
16 June 2018: VOX Scotland "peer research": ever decreasing circles; out of kilter