About the Author
Peter is Professor of Citizen Participation at the University of Essex and Co-Chair of Shaping Our Lives, the user led organisation and network. He has authored and edited more than 20 books and many journal articles as well as writing regular columns for the Guardian and the professional press. He has a longstanding track record of work in the field of participation and citizen involvement as academic, service user, researcher, educator and activist.Sarah is Associate Professor of Mental Health Research at Middlesex University and Vice-chair of the National Survivor User Network. She holds Honorary Social Policy and Social Care posts at the universities of Birmingham and York, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Sarah has written on her own experiences a long-term user of mental health services as well as general mental health and social care practice and policy.