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Dr Diana S Rose  MA, (Hons) MSc, PhD
Senior Lecturer in User-Led Research
Co-director Service User Research Enterprise (SURE)

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Institute of Psychiatry
Box  P034
De Crespigny Park
United Kingdom, SE5 8AF

location H2.16
David Goldberg Centre
departmentsHealth Service and Population Research
alsoCentre for Innovation and Evaluation in Mental Health


Diana Rose is a social scientist and also a mental health service user. She undertakes research from the service user’s perspective. She came to the Institute 9 years ago after pioneering user-focused research for 7 years in a London-bsed charity. She has developed new methodologies in order that the user ’voice’ can be more clearly heard in research. She co-directs SURE whose staff are mainly users or ex-users of mental health services as well as being scientists. She isi currently working both on epistemological issues and developing ways of finding out exaclty what difference user involvementin research makes to both process and outcomes as well as policy.

activities and interests


teaching activities

Teaching in: qualitative methods; user involvement in research, user involvement in policy developments

MSc Mental Health Studies
MSc Social Work
MSc Health Services Research
MRC Psych



Rose, D. (2001) Users’ Voices: The perspective of mental health service users on community and hospital care. London: The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health.

Tew J, Gould N, Abankwa D, Barnes H, Beresford P, Carr S, Copperman J, Ramon S, Rose D, Sweeney A, Woodward L (2006) Values and methodologies for social
research in mental health. London: Social Perspectives Network.

Sweeney, A, Beresford, P, Faulkner, A, Nettle, M, Rose, D (eds) (2009) This is Survivor Research. Ross-on-Wye: PPCS Books. ISBN 978 1 906254 14 8

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Rose, D. (1998) Television, madness and community care. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 8, 3, 213-228.

Thornicroft, G., Rose, D., Huxley, P., Dale, G. & Wykes, T. (2002) What are the research priorities of mental health service users? Journal of Mental Health, 11, 1, 1-5.

Rose, D. (2003) Partnership, co-ordination of care and the place of user involvement. Journal of Mental Health, 12, 1, 59-70.

Rose, D. (2003) Having a diagnosis is a qualification for the job. BMJ, 326, 1331.

Rose D., Wykes T., Leese M., Bindman J. & Fleischmann P. (2003) Patients’ perspectives on electroconvulsive therapy: systematic review. BMJ; 326: 1363-6.

Rose, D. (2003) Collaborative research between users and professionals: peaks and pitfalls. Psychiatric Bulletin, 27: 404-406

Rose, D., Fleischmann, P. and Wykes, T. (2004) Consumers’ Perspectives on ECT: A Qualitative Analysis. Journal of Mental Health, 13, 3, 285-294.

Rose, D. (2004) Telling different stories: user involvement in research. Research, Policy and Planning, 22, 2, 23-30.

Rose, D., Wykes, T., Bindman, J. and Fleischmann, P. (2005) Information, consent and perceived coercion: Consumers’ views on ECT. British Journal of Psychiatry, 186, 54-59.

Rose, D., Thornicroft, G. and Slade, M. (2006) Who decides what evidence is? Developing a multiple perspectives paradigm in mental health. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia. 113 (Suppl 429): 109-114

Thornicroft, G., Rose, D., Kasssam, A. and Sartorious, N.(2007) Stigma, Prejudice or Discrimination? British Journal of Psychiatry,192, 192-193

Thornicroft, G., Rose, D. and Kassam, A. (2007) Discrimination in health care against people with mental illness. International review of Psychiatry, 19, 2, 113-122.

Rose, D, Thornicroft, G and Kassam, A (2007) 250 labels used to stigmatise people with mental illness BMC Health Services Research 7:97 (highly accessed)

Rose, D, Wykes, T, Farrier, D, Dolan A-M, Sporle, T, Bogner, D (2008) What Do Clients Think of Cognitive Remediation Therapy?: A Consumer-Led Investigation of Satisfaction and Side Effects. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 11 (2): 181 - 204

Gilburt H, Rose D, Slade M (2008) The importance of relationships in mental health care: a qualitative study of service users experiences of psychiatric hospital admission in the UK BMC Health Services Research 2008, 8:92 (highly accessed)

Barr, M and Rose, D (2008) The great ambivalence: factors likely to affect service user and public acceptability of the pharmacogenomics of antidepressant medication. Sociology of Health & Illness, 30(6). 944–958

Rose, D. Fleischmann, P and Wykes, P. (2008) What are mental health service users’ priorities for research in the UK? Journal of Mental Health, 17 (3): 520-530

Rose, D. (2008) Service user produced knowledge (editorial). Journal of Mental Health. 17 (3): 447-451.:

Rose, D. (2008) Madness strikes back. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 18: 638-644

Priebe S, Katsakou C, Amos T, Leese M, Morriss R, Rose D, Wykes T, Yeeles K. Patients’ views and readmissions one year after involuntary hospitalisation. (2009) British Journal of Psychiatry 194:49-54

Burns T, Catty J, White,S, Clement S, Ellis G, Jones IR, Lissouba P, McLaren S, Rose D, Wykes T, for the ECHO Group.(2009) Continuity of care in mental health: understanding and measuring a complex phenomenon. Psychological Medicine., 39:313-323.

Rose, D., Sweeney, A., Leese, M., Clement, S, Burns, T, Catty, J & Wykes, T. (2009) Developing a user-generated measure of continuity of care: Brief report. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.: 119: 320–324.

Fortune Z , Rose D, Crawford M, Slade M, Spence R, Mudd D, Barrett B, Coid J, Tyrer P, Moran P (2010) An Evaluation of New Services for Personality-Disordered Offenders: Staff and Service User Perspectives. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 56 (2) 186-195

last updated: Thursday, June 17, 2010