Charley Baker

Charley Baker

Charley Baker is a Lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Nottingham. She has a BA and MA in literature and a PhD on psychosis and postmodernism from Royal Holloway, University of London. During her studies, Charley worked in both community adult and inpatient adolescent mental health for the NHS. Charley is Associate Editor of Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, has been awarded the title of Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health, and serves on the Editorial Board for Journal of Medical Humanities. She has spoken internationally on issues of representations of mental illness in literature, and has interests around self-harm, suicide, ‘personality disorders’ and the therapeutic use of reading. She is lead author on the co-authored monograph, Madness in Post-1945 British and American Fiction (Palgrave, 2010) and was invited contributor and literary advisor for the psychiatry textbook, Psychiatry PRN (Oxford University Press 2009). She has also written on rape in Angela Carter's fiction, and has published a range of peer reviewed journal articles. Charley is co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded international Madness and Literature Network (www.madnessandliterature.org) and International Health Humanities Network (www.healthhumanities.org).

Books by Charley Baker

Our Encounters with Self-Harm

Our Encounters with Self-Harm

ISBN 978 1 906254 63 6 (2013)

The ‘Our Encounters with…’ series collect together unmediated, unsanitised narratives by service-users, past service-users and carers. These stories of direct experience will be of great benefit to those interested in narrative enquiry, and to those studying and practising in the field of mental…