Hello! I’m Michelle Jamieson, a working-class community psychologist, and PhD Candidate in Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow.

My PhD is currently looking into the relationships between Severe Mental Illness (SMI) and employment outcomes across the lifespan in Scotland. I also have interests in social and health inequalities, welfare systems, ‘invisible’ conditions such as acquired brain injury (ABI) and chronic pain, and complex mental health conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and psychosis experiences. My previous work has looked into self-care during benefit sanctions in those living with serious mental health difficulties, caregiver recidivism after child maltreatment interventions, and mental health befrienders’ experience of burn-out and support systems. In 2014 I received the UWS Court Medal for Academic Excellence and the Carnegie-Cameron Achievement Award. In 2017 I was awarded funding via the ESRC Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) pathway to undertake my PhD.

I have personal experience of living with complex mental health difficulties (voice hearing), as well as caring for others as well, and this has driven and informed my work for a long time. I am active in my local community, and in my spare time, I like to think of myself as an amateur artist, true crime sleuth and semi-outdoor person. If I can make even a tiny improvement in the community, then that’s a start.

My up-to-date, full-length academic CV can be viewed HERE